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El Parque de las Palapas, Cancun
(4.1/5 based on 320+ 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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  • We have been going here for 5 years now. Jan 2016 will be our 6th year. There is a great market place just up the street (several blocks) on the same side of the street. It is not a market so much for...  more »
  • I asked one of the guys at the resort we stayed at where to get the best "local/authentic" food. He recommended El Parque de las Palapas. At first, it looked like a fair with all the games, activities...  more »
  • A beautiful park full of restaurants, cafes, kiosks, and thousands of very typical attractions of mexico, where the Sunday family meets with children who enjoy a lot of mad caddies and other treats that are sold. A place to enjoy some typical Mexican tacos or empanadas.
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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