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El Parque de las Palapas, Cancun

4.1
#6 of 17 in Sightseeing in Cancun
Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Ideal to eat without spending. It is a urban structure of frequented by ordinary people of the Cancun of the real life, not the paradise that sells marketing. It is surrounded by green areas, avenues, popular shopping areas and a Catholic parish. It has a setting for events, and is accessible to public transportation and economic urban fun.
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  • This is a lovely and local park in El Centro. You will find food carts and food trucks and lots of kids playing. Their are local handicrafts and the prices are designed for locals who work here - read...  more »
  • I'm not sure when I went during the day and at night, very peaceful and secluded location. Call the person to listen to music on the show singing food court sat in the same place and enjoying the outdoor space is a fun people-watching Mexico.
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  • Amazing little square in the middle of the old cancun with music, activities for kids,food stands , crafts stands. All at an amazing prices. A must see if you want to get out of the tourist zone and see where the residents hang out. Completely safe btw. Enjoy!
  • Great food, cheap prices, fun atmosphere and activities for kids.
  • What a great locals hangout for family and community to come together. They have many food carts with churros and fried bananas etc. lining the outskirts of this park like plaza. They have at least 14 different food restaurants they open from 6-12am during the week. They have little battery operated and remote control operated sports cars for the little ones to drive around in while mom and dad enjoy some socializing. While visiting downtown Cancun we stopped by here a couple times to eat, buy from vendors and just enjoy the community atmosphere.
  • Cancun Mexico Parke las Palapas, was the best experience music food and drinks karaoke En vivo toro electronico helotes con queso mayonesa y chiles de diferentes, y paleteria y nieveria Mmmmmmmmmm.... I have so much fun with my wonderful husband and kid's, this is a family place. If you planning to visit Cancun don't miss this place you will love it.
  • What a great place to get some REAL Mexico while in a city known to be so commercialised. Here you might be the only gringo! If you enjoy seeing the authentic Mexican culture then this is your place. Sunday night's after 8 pm are the best. That is when the locals have time to take the family out. Try some elote with chile and a churro.

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