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El Parque de las Palapas, Cancun
(4.1/5 based on 300+ 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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  • This Park is typical of the city of Cancun, is a tradition to visit it, it is a perfect place to eat everything. For me, it is essential to eat a delicious typical of the region, an esquite & a delicious ice cream Marquesita, while walk through the park or see the shows presented the weekend overnight. It is a family Park, for couples & friends. The only downside, is the part of tables public, since are outdoors, they get dirty very fast, mostly by birds, but otherwise it is an amazing place.
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  • In a part of the park there are shops where you can find local food at affordable prices and eat it outdoors as there are shady tables arranged for the public. It also has a stage where it makes free shows at dusk and a large square where stroll with friends or family. Very popular!
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  • It is a typical city park where Sunday local families gather to have fun. Fast food Street, a quick look at the Latin American customs.
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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