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El Parque de las Palapas, Cancun

(4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
See how locals and tourists alike gather at El Parque de las Palapas for music, food, leisure, and entertainment. The park serves as a hub of outdoor activity in the downtown area, where artisans sell their handicrafts, food vendors offer a variety of well-priced snacks and local dishes, while trees and cool drinks keep the heat at bay. When you reach the large stage in the middle of the park, check the schedule of shows for both children and adults. Sundays in particular are very crowded and lively. Make El Parque de las Palapas a part of your Cancun vacation plans using our Cancun tour planner.
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  • If you are looking for is a place typical of the city of cancun hotel zone outside, this is the ideal place. Here you will find the famous marquesitas, corn, pork rinds and many Mexican appetizers priced really very cheap. They also sell souvenirs, t-shirts, bracelets, necklaces of local artisans. If you go with children many rides, bounce houses, games type there is fair, electric cart rental, etc. In the palapa on occasions there are presentations of dance groups, contests, singers and more. There are several good hotels and cheap around the Central magnificent and close to this square. It is close to the bus stop and can be reached easily from the hotel zone. Recommend it widely since it is a place where people living in cancun and is a very Mexican place go.
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  • The Parque de las Palapas is the point where the families will spend an evening chat; where the children play safely; where you can eat typical Mexican purchased at a number of stalls at a low price, as then you can bring to a table and enjoy dining at family. Stalls where to buy trinkets and, also on weekends there are performances in the open air. It is always very crowded.
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  • You will find a great variety of Mexican desserts, much folklore, music and street stalls. A place where you can buy crafts at best price and have a good time.
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  • Checked out the place Saturday night. It's a great place to interact with locals, enjoy cheap greasy street food (tacos el pastor 5 pesos and 1/2 dozen churros for 30 pesos) and watch excellent "free" performance on the main stage. You can easily spend 1-2 hours.
  • Local's central kiosk of sorts, I'd recomend it on weekend afternoons for traditional snaks and souvenirs
  • We walked through this area while in our way from the bus station to our Airbnb apartment. Lots of street vendors, both food and crafty things, a carousel and other rides for the kids, music and more. The surrounding area has some excellent restaurants--we had a fabulous meal at Piknik nearby. There's also lots of street art in the area that adds to the ambience.
  • Its a nice place to visit with the family, you can find marquesitas, crafts and music.
  • It's a good place to eat some traditional Mexican food or just to walk around in the park