Plaza Caracol, Cancun

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Find everything you need at Plaza Caracol, which has more than 200 stores. Those shy about haggling will be pleased to find affordable prices, but note that you can also bargain here for even better deals. Shop clothes, footwear, jewelry, souvenirs, and even groceries. Visit the coffee shops, restaurants, and local bistros on site. Use the opportunity to meet another culture and experience their lifestyle, as locals gather at the mall. Using our online itinerary creator, Cancun attractions like Plaza Caracol can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Plaza Caracol Reviews
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  • So the place is only half full, and the ATMs only provide you with $US, which doesnt convert as value for money within these local shops. So take $MEX with you. We went a few times, however, and felt ...  more »
  • Excellent location, wide variety of items type souvenirs, from jewelry, key chains, clothes, bags, accessories... good prices
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  • Empty shop after empty shop. Some open selling cheap souvenirs but really not worth visiting anymore.  more »
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  • Nice mall with mostly small jewelry, art, and souvenir shops. Very friendly shop keeps. Unfortunately a lot of things are permanently closed and it looks a bit dated inside and outside. Which is sad, because the remaining stores are all nice! I suppose the location makes it difficult to stay in business. I think if they posted a map of the mall outside it would help a lot.
  • I really liked this mall and it deserves way more customers. I wandered in after getting a drink at Starbucks and was absolutely surprised how large it was! I see many comparisons to the Flea Market in the reviews, but I vastly prefer this mall. It is much less noisy and chaotic and I didn’t find the shopkeepers here nearly as pushy and annoying. It’s a bit sad since many of the storefronts are empty, but they have turned the mostly empty second floor into an art gallery. (All affordable art (under ~$500 USD for original paintings) but I don’t really want to figure out how to ship a painting home) Some reviewers say it’s all just souvenirs, but there were a few really nice shops in there too. There was also a photographer who had a storefront with absolutely gorgeous photos of Mexico. I took his card to order something shipped to me at a later date. There was another shop with beautiful amber jewelry. A “natural” store with nice beach covers and carved hair combs. From one of the jewelry shops, I bought a pearl bracelet and earrings for $20 USD which is a price I’m perfectly happy with. Prices seemed in line with other shopping areas and I felt the staff was friendlier and would probably be happy to haggle (the man I bought the earrings from admitted that I was his first customer of the day and he came down $5 on the set when I seemed most interested in the earrings) This mall definitely deserves more customers!
  • Friendly people and fair prices at Sol y Luna in Plaza Caracol! Worth your while to stop and shop here.
  • Small and quiet mall, especially JR jewelry 💍 store has more options. Storekeeper Jamie was very honest and friendly.
  • I have been going here for many years. There are a number of unique places to shop. Including Ambarte Art and Wayan Natural Wear.
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