Diamonds International et al: Cruise Ship Shops
Generally I do not shop at the cruise ship shops at the dock. However my granddaughter had gotten a coupon for a free bracelet from Diamonds International, and she wanted to cash it in. So while I sat in the shade and waited for the wheelchair (and took these photos), she went to the DI store. Unfortunately they did not have a bracelet so she just got a duplicate of the charm she got in Grand Cayman.
The Port is approximately the size of a football field,
What to buy: What is available are Mexican souvenirs, perfumes, Duty Free shops
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The Shops at Costa Maya: Mexican Crafts and Souvenirs
Adjacent to the docks at Costa Maya is a collection of recently built shops where one may buy Mexican crafts and souvenirs. On the day of our visit, there were at least 5 or 6 thousand tourists pouring off three large cruise ships, and most of them headed for the shops. Actually ,there is no way to avoid the shops because passing through them is the only way off or back on to the pier.
Karen and I hurriedly walked through the shops on our way to destinations beyond in the Yucatan interior. We did not return to port until 30 minutes before our ship was to set sail, so that left us little time for shopping.
The shop owners called out to us as we passed by each time, urging us to just take a look. Haggling over prices is expected.