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. Plan to see El Parque de las Palapas and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cancun trip maker app .
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  • Stopped by here on our city tour for a short walk around.A lot of concrete and some picnic areas covered by small palapas. There were just a few folks there around noon time due to the rainy condition...  more »
  • Parque de Las Palapas, located in downtown Cancun near the ADO bus station, is an absolute must visit. A friendly and festive nightly gathering spot for neighborhood families, its warm atmosphere invi...  more »
  • I love the place, sold everything, very rich esquites, marquesitas, a very good kekas and clowns among other things show, it is a very fun place!
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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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