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Isla Cozumel Shopping – Shops, Stores, Best Buys & Inside Tips

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Isla Cozumel Shopping

Going to the beautiful sandy paradise of Cozumel in Mexico is an experience of a lifetime, but it also gives you the opportunity to bring back a souvenir of a lifetime. You can shop till you drop when you visit Cozumel — or at least shop until it’s time for margaritas.

Mexican Flea Market

The largest open-air market on the island of Cozumel takes its name from the American practice of flea markets. Here you can find all the best homemade crafts as well as mass-produced tourist souvenirs — visitors can buy anything from Mayan art worth thousands of dollars to a shot glass to remember the good times. Be careful purchasing jewelry, however, as many sellers will try to convince you that a silver trinket is really white gold, and charge you far more than it’s worth.

Cariloha

One of the first shops you see when you depart from a cruise ship is Cariloha, famous for selling home goods out of the local bamboo. It’s so popular that some cruise ships have shopping seminars on the goods they sell, including towels made out of bamboo that many buyers say are softer than cotton towels.

Bargain Shopping

If you’re not the type who wants to pay $25 for a t-shirt in one of the big tourist shops, there’s plenty of diamonds in the rough throughout the island. Shops and market stalls on side streets away from the hotels and the docks are famous for offering cheaper price tags, with merchants willing to haggle prices down to half or even a third of the listed prices.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Isla Cozumel shopping.

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