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El Parque de las Palapas, Cancun

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Thursdays exists in the Park area where there is a cafe called Cardoni, where Thursday there is night of Bohemia and gathering for fans from 8.30 pm. And Friday at the same time and same place is amateur contest mainly singing, accompanied by the owners of the cafe sing amazing. It usually ends in bailongo of salsa, rock, twist, etc. If you come visit in those days do not miss it.
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  • If you expect a place full of tourists as the hotel zone... you are wrong. A parquesito is where you will see locals eating and hanging out. In the morning doesn't look very full of life... but the evening lights help you see better. D' LOUIS as we ate a huarache and a... delicious quesadilla for just 37 pesos. And you can see as you prepare there the tortilla in the comal. Here you will see the working class enjoying its typical foods, putting together their panuchos, tingas, empanadas, huaraches, quesadillas, tacos... We must dare to know these places that open eyes to the reality of everyday life in Cancun, for us to get on the bus's route R2 and feel like a local...
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  • This place has an amazing atmosphere and almost always something happening. Cheap place to eat for lunch or dinner with a good variety of vendors for food and souvenirs. 
  • 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.
  • We stumbled upon the park while just walking around. We heard the music from a couple blocks away and just followed the sound. There was a dance exhibition up on the stage with hundreds of local people packed in the park. We got fresh churros and ice cream and snacked while walking around and shopping. Great place!
  • Wanna know Mexico and it's folklore this is the place to see it, very tourist friendly and good finger food and Mexican snacks.
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