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Shopping Guide for Puerto Aventuras

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Puerto Aventuras, located on the coast in the Mexican Caribbean, is a tourist development where small boutiques showcase top fashions and new trends; a testament to Mexican talent. (Don't miss the opportunity to talk to the store owners to learn the stories behind each clothing or craft item.) In addition to fashion and handcraft boutiques, this guide will introduce you to the best places to book activities (like diving and dolphin swims), as well as refuel on trip essentials.

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • LGBT
  • Luxury Traveller

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

MexicArte

Gift & Speciality Shops

Yollotl Artesanias

Gift & Speciality Shops

Matahari

Gift & Speciality Shops

The Bzar

Art Galleries

Aquanauts Dive Shop

Scuba & Snorkeling

Zero Gravity

Gift & Speciality Shops

Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras

Swim with Dolphins

Chedraui

Gift & Speciality Shops

Fernanda C's City Tips

  • The best way to get to Puerto Aventuras is by car. It's located one hour south of Cancun, 20 minutes away from Playa del Carmen, and less than half an hour away from Tulum.
  • Carry cash with you - not all shops will accept payments by card, and cash is also king on public transport.
  • Walking along the Marina is the best way to get to know the beautiful little boutiques, where the items you discover will make you want to visit every state in Mexico!
  • MexicArte
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Fernanda C Says:

    MexicArte is the best place to find unique and original pieces crafted by authentic Mexicans artists, from souvenirs to genuine leather goods. There's lots to discover here, and by buying these pieces, you are helping to preserve Mexican cultural heritage.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This shop accepts credit cards.
    • Some items are fragile; make sure that the object you buy is intact, and watch the staff wrap it up for you carefully.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 29 Shopping in Tulum
    • Unique Gift Items 21/07/2018
    • Visual delight 13/03/2018
    • MexicArte
    Address:
    Avenida Tulum Oriente, entre Alfa y Osiris Centro
    Manzana 1 Lote 04, Local 4, Municipio Solidaridad
    Tulum 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 875 9115
  • Yollotl Artesanias
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Fernanda C Says:

    Looking for quality Mexican handcrafts? Yollotl is the place to visit. Be sure to inquire about which state of Mexico each item is from, a fun way to learn about the artistry of the various regions.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This shop accepts credit cards.
    • This is a fancy boutique, so prices are generally rather high.
    • Ask the vendor to translate the names of the products.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 4 Shopping in Puerto Aventuras
    • Beautiful, unique, handmade pieces - best in PA! 12/03/2016
    • Take home a piece of Mexico 12/06/2014
    • Yollotl Artesanias
    Address:
    Mza. 24 C/Punta Celis local 2
    Puerto Aventuras 77733
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 745 6979
  • Matahari
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Fernanda C Says:

    Matahari offers an array of original clothing, jewelry, and home decorations. An excellent place to look for that unique purchase! Check out the colorful tops, stylish pants, and funky shoes, or the more elegant line of Caribbean-style white clothing. The owner creates most of the clothes herself to ensure that they are truly one-of-a-kind.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • The prices are very reasonable.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 4 Shopping in Puerto Aventuras
    • A unique shop worthy of a visit 28/11/2018
    • Elogio 22/11/2018
    • Matahari
    Address:
    Calle Punta Celis
    Local 7
    Puerto Aventuras 77733
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 873 5412
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Mon - Tue
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Wed
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Thu - Sat
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • The Bzar
    Art Galleries
    Fernanda C Says:

    The Bzar features an eclectic array of trinkets, decorations, glassware, candles, jewelry, and art. A few of the objects even come all the way from Bali! If you are looking for something a little different from the rest, then this is the place for you.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Looking for silver ? Much of the jewelry here is made by Ballesteros in Taxco, the silver city of Mexico.
    • Check out the walls! The paintings are by local artists.
    • You are paying for something unique, so this store is not cheap.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 15 things to do in Puerto Aventuras
    Address:
    C.Com. Marina Edif C L 3
    Puerto Aventuras 77733
    Mexico
  • Aquanauts Dive Shop
    Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Aquanauts has been providing ocean, cenote, and cave diving experiences for over 14 years, making it the store for booking and buying tours!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for the ocean, cenote, and caves dives. Various tours take place at 9:00, 11:30, and 2:00pm.
    • Night dives are scheduled by request — don't miss the opportunity!
    • Ocean reef snorkeling can also be arranged through the shop.
    • You can take PADI courses here, including Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, and Rescue Diver. This place also offers PADI e-learning opportunities.
    • If you've never dived or are a beginner, there is no better place to learn or to improve your diving!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 35 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Puerto Aventuras
    • The best place to dive with 04/12/2018
    • Great Service 12/07/2018
    • Aquanauts Dive Shop
    Address:
    On the Marina
    Across the street from the Omni Hotel
    Puerto Aventuras
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 873 5041
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Zero Gravity
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Fernanda C Says:

    Zero Gravity is a great store for divers seeking the best products, support, and services for their most treasured underwater adventures! Don't be shy and ask the very nice staff for guidance.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you're looking for a place to stay on your diving trip, Zero Gravity also rent their seven comfortable onsite studios exclusively to divers.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 4 Shopping in Puerto Aventuras
    • Top scuba dive destination ! 06/08/2018
    • The best cave-diving center! 25/03/2016
    Address:
    Carretera Federal Chetumal
    Puerto Juarez, KM-269.5
    Puerto Aventuras
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 840 9030
    Other:
  • Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras
    Swim with Dolphins
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    Fernanda C Says:

    If one of your dreams is to swim with dolphins, this is the place to do it! The responsible staff here take very good care of the dolphins, and there's a great souvenir store onsite too.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The store is all about dolphins, with lots of fun items to check out.
    • The prices are a little high.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Puerto Aventuras
    • Excellent 11/12/2018
    • Wonderful interaction with very happy animals 10/12/2018
    • Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras
    Phone:
    +52 998 193 3360
    Price range:
    USD 5 - USD 5
    Other:
  • Chedraui
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Fernanda C Says:

    Chedarui is a huge local store where you can buy sunblock, bottled water, beer, liquor, souvenirs, and many other items at very reasonable prices.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you want to pay in USD, ask for the exchange rate first. Sometimes they have better rates than the change house.
    • Chedraui employs senior citizens as their checkout baggers. Dont forget to give them a tip - they do not earn salaries, and work only for tips.
    • Chedraui is open 7am to 11pm daily.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 82 Shopping in Playa del Carmen
    • Great groceries at a great price 02/10/2018
    • convenience 17/07/2018
    • Chedraui
    Address:
    Av. 45 Sur S/N, Centro
    Playa del Carmen
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 800 925 1111
    Other:
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