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El Parque de las Palapas, Cancun

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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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  • It is very traditional weekend evenings to hang out in the central square. Cancun's central square is near the center of town. You can try some local treats. Try the marquecitas, sort of a crisp crepe...  more »
  • Ok for cheap street food (presumably best quasadillas in town). Check the Trova restaurant / bar for live music on evenings.  more »
  • The Park is filled with various food stands and seating. We have Churros ate the real suuuuper were tasty and cheap. The only point of criticism is that the Park out to much concrete and little green.
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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