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Mercado 28, Cancun

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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Peruse the shops at Mercado 28, a traditional-type Mexican market that visitors use to hunt for souvenirs and knick-knacks. Take advantage of the area's outdoor restaurants and coffee shops to participate in the bustling local atmosphere. If you find something you like, don't be afraid to barter for a price you are comfortable with. Keep in mind that most of the shops do not accept credit or debit card transactions, however, there are many banks and ATMs in the surrounding area. Make Mercado 28 a centerpiece of your Cancun vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cancun itinerary maker.
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  • This market is very well stocked, only which must be careful when it comes to shopping, since they charge 3 times the real value, is so you have to get out and buy on the premises from outside they give best price, is outrageous what asked to one by an article then in the regateadera down the more they liked they are candies with tequila, they are very delicious, gets them there. 50 pesos Mexican, regatenado is clear.
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  • This is the place where your can find souvenirs as well as for different kind of goods. There is jewelry store ant the plaza - this is a bargain place. 
  • Without a doubt the best place to buy countless memories and things typical of the region! In addition the around Central magnificent food (seafood) and very close to the may options are the best place to eat Yucatecan snacks... (emara)... feel free to haggle the price... and if they are looking for guayaberas "paisano" are the best and precip fair!
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  • Everyone BEWARE! The bus will drop you of at PLAZA 28 not El Mercado 28! In that area taxis should charge only 30 pesos to take you to the mercado 28, it's only 5 blocks away. Like many of us have experienced, men from the PLAZA 28 will corral you into the shop and the colors will attract you into the store. DON'T BE LURED IN!!!!! I beg you! You will find the exact same souvenirs for atleast half to triple the price off. For your way back you can ask around for a bus stop or you can take a taxi, but don't forget to negotiate your price back because obviously they will try to scam you. Don't listen to what the bus drivers have to say, they get commission off of how many tourist get off the bus, that's why it seems so glorious when they pay for your bus ticket back. El Mercado 28 is a beautiful, traditional market where you can find artisanal goods, shirts, keychains, shot glasses, and many many souvenirs. My favorite place was a stand that was selling personalized mugs, shot glasses, and beer glasses. They had different designs and they engrave whatever you want on them. 2 mugs for 100 pesos! That's about 6$. Now you can't beat that.
  • Great place to get out and explore while staying in Cancun. Plan to spend some time here and be prepared to haggle. Worth visiting all the shops to get the best price. Go with a group and see who can get the cheapest price. Top tip make sure you are in the Mercado 28 a few stores nearby will attempt to hijack you on your way.
  • go INSIDE mercado for best prices. loves the experience & bought lots of nice inexpensive souveneirs
  • This is the place to visit if you want to buy gifts when in Cancun, they have a lot of stores that offer a lot of the same so don't buy at the first store where the bus stops, that's the most expensive one, instead keep walking down and you'll see the prices drop, bargain and again bargain. Tip: the bus stops at Plaza 28 not Mercado 28, keep walking down the block until you get to Mercado 28, they have local food and stores left and right, it's pretty safe there, no issues at all.
  • Mercado 28 is a typical flea market where you can find a lot of local products and tourist-oriented stuff. It has more than 1,000 shops inside, although most of them offer identical products. Don't get scammed by accepting 'special offers' or magical promises from the peripheral shops at the market: they will charge up to 10 times the actual price. If you dig inside you will find same products per much less money.
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