Need a dress to wear to dinner in town? Forgot to pack a bathing suit cover up? There are a few of locally owned shops in town, you can find some clothing, beachwear, jewellery, wood carvings, , etc. as well as Mexican gifts to take back home with you.
Local brands you can find in Puerto Morelos:
Around the main square on the seaside part of town, across from the park and almost hidden among the small trinket shops there is a cute, special shop. With a nice variety of unique pieces, they offer beautiful clothing, jewellery and beach wear. Most of the brands are made by Puerto Morelo’s local designers. It’s not very big and can be easy to miss- but you won’t be sorry to stop there!
In this same area you’ll find several artisan shops with handmade items like hand-painted pottery, woven linens and garments, seashell mobiles, and natural products with Mayan chocolate and honey.
Hit the artisans market, one block south of the plaza. Puerto Morelos Artist’s Cooperative is a quaint area in which to shop for clothing, pottery, jewellery, textiles and a plethora of souvenirs. Most, if not all of the item are made by hand, not made in China or machine made. If you’re looking for a hammock, this is the place. Unlike hammocks in the larger cities that come from Mérida, these are made right in town by a local family (ask for Mauricio).
Although they say bargaining is a common activity in México is something we don’t encourage at Casa Palma, specially when dealing directly with artisans and independent vendors… Please Don’t Bargain ! Keep in mind that the people selling arts, crafts, and artefacts are generally humble artisans making a simple living and often supporting a family.
There are many shopping malls in Cancún and Playa del Carmen. As one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, the shopping options in the Riviera Maya are impressive. You will find everything from ultra-chic designer stores and famous brand names to flea markets and souvenir shops.