Shopping in Cancun
The centros comerciales (malls) in Cancun are fully air-conditioned and reminiscent of similar ones in USA and Canada. Like those malls, the ones in Cancun also sell a variety of (tourist-friendly) merchandise: designer clothing, beachwear (including raunchy T-shirts aimed at the spring break crowd), sportswear, jewelry, music, video games, household items, shoes, and books. Some even have the same mall food that’s standard north of the border. Prices are fixed in shops. They’re also generally—but not always—higher than in the markets, where bargaining is a given. Perfumes in Cancun are considerably less pricey than at home, and even the duty-free prices at the airport. No doubt, tequila is a bargain here as well, but make sure you buy at the supermarket rather than at a souvenir shop.