Shopping, Cancún

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  • Graffiti is allowed for tourists
    Graffiti is allowed for tourists
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  • EAting at the Popular Place get fame
    EAting at the Popular Place get fame
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  • Shopping
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    Better choice for shopping

    by Robert_Hun Written Feb 20, 2005

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    It's very easy to get to the city itself (called Cancún Downtown). There is a frequent and cheap bus service from the Hotel Zone.
    Beside shopping which is definitely a better deal here than in the Hotel Zone, there are some funny colorful houses worth looking at.

    Downtown Canc��n
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    by PrincessK Written Dec 15, 2004

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    A place to shop and buy different things. They sell a lot of silver and Gold. They braid hair like wild. The sales people are also very pushy. Most marketplaces the salesman are very aggressive. If you go to the marketplaces in Downtown Cancun, the sales person will actually chase you down. Just have to tell people to take a hike.

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    Shop and Eat

    by BruceDunning Updated Jan 30, 2008

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    There are over 340 restaurants around the island and all want your business. It surely takes a while to get seated during the busy, or any other season, with so many people. I would be careful of street vendors with the fried pies. It made me ill a couple of times; I had to try twice, why?
    Shopping is all over and loclas can offer many trinkets and some valuable items. We got back with Kalua and a blanket.

    EAting at the Popular Place get fame Tourist wait in line Graffiti is allowed for tourists
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    Braiding Your Hair

    by SvetlanaL Written Jan 30, 2005

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    No matter how short your hair is, you can get it braided. Luckily I had just cut off all my hair before my trip, so it wasn't too hot, and thought I could use that as an excuse for why I won't get mine done. But of course, the local women insisted they could manage it. Tricky as it was, they did it alright, and so I got laughed at when I got home. But at least I could tell everybody "Hey look at me! I'm a tourist!"

    Braided Sisters
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    by kevintx Written Aug 26, 2002

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    It is the best 24 hour rasta pizza place, well-stocked pharmacy, supermarket, bookstore, and souvenir shop that I have ever seen. The employees here were super cool and playing Bob Marley to an empty restaurant at 4 AM on the weekend and that just isn't right! Definitely visit Escape after you are done at the clubs.

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    Shopping Haven

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 11, 2007

    Mexico is a shopping haven if you're in the market for jewellery and Cancun is a good place to start. We went with a couple of friends and we both did very well buying diamonds .Its best to buy from a reputable jeweller however and make sure you get a certificate . We felt comfortable at Diamonds International, they are all over the world.

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    Keep your Cool

    by HotRodEtte Written Jun 9, 2005

    The flea markets were great. I'm not a good bargainer, yet my friend and I managed to get away with some great deals. Just make sure you keep your patience with the merchants, as they can be VERY pushy. If you enter a shop, be prepared to buy, as we had a hard time leaving any place empty handed without being hassled. Some people even grab you by the arm and try to drag you inside.
    Jewelry, frames, name it, they have it. They also have tons of women doing braids in the shops. Ladies, if you have long hair and don't want to be bugged for braids, I suggest putting your hair up in a clip.

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    Custom Made Silver Jewlrey

    by fototravels Updated Nov 4, 2004

    When you take the bus from Cancun to Chitzan Itza there will be a stop along the way where you will be given the opportunity to purchase local art and wares. The one thing that is not negotiable is the custom made silver.
    We had a few items made for our Christmas tree and enjoyed watching them make it right in front of us. This is worth it if you are looking for that type of thing. Barter on everything else but don't bother trying to reduce this price down. 99% of us can afford it anyway.

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  • Coisas para fazer em Cancún (Topic in Portuguese)

    by lugazzano Updated Jan 16, 2015

    Sair de férias em um lugar com praias paradisíacas é sensacional, e se podemos combinar isso com um ótimo lugar para fazer umas comprinhas é melhor ainda.A verdade é que adoramos viajar. E adoramos mais ainda fazer compras no lugar em que viajamos. Por isso o assunto principal desse post é exatamente este: compras. Em um lugar específico: Cancún, México.

    Cancún é um lugar encantador por diferentes motivos: seja por suas belíssimas praias ou por excelentes opções de restaurantes e lugares agradáveis na cidade. Somando a tudo isso, Cancún tem diversos shoppings, entre eles está o shopping La Isla.

    O La Isla é o shopping mais visitado da Zona Hoteleira em Cancún. Ele é um centro comercial bastante movimentado e é todo aberto. Fica perto da lagoa Nichuptém e possui além das lojas (nacionais e internacionais), restaurantes e entretenimento.Oferece também um serviço pago de tour pelo lago. Neste shopping também tem um aquario interativo onde você pode nadar com os golfinhos ou tubarões, passeio de lancha nos seus canais, e aproveitar de um centro de entretenimento familiar.

    No shopping você pode encontrar 162 lojas com as principais marcas internacionais, nacionais ou regionais.

    Algumas das marcas mais conhecidas são: Liverpool, La Boutique Palacio, Ultrafemme, Zara,United Collors of Benetton, Thai, Massimo Dutti, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Lacoste, Dufry, Puma, Nine West, Guess, iStore, Gucci, Michael Kors, Swarovski, entre outros.
    Encontrei muitas dessas informações na página BestDay. É de uma agencia de viagens online, mas possui uma parte que disponibiliza toda a info de compras em Cancún que é bastante útil!! :)

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    Forum by the sea

    by kentishgirl Updated Nov 4, 2004

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    One of the malls in Cancun, it boasts the hard rock cafe, rainforest cafe, shops such as tommy hilfiger, diesel, levi etc etc!

    outside the hard rock cafe

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