NOTABLE STORES AND SHOPS
The Cozumel Market is a fun place to visit, and you’ll find lower prices here than at the cruise ship piers or downtown malls. Goods sold range from fresh fruit, vegetables and spices to home products, dishware, pottery, clothing and shoes. Grab some breakfast, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and wander through the stalls. Heads up, English is not widely spoken and it’s best to use pesos for purchases. The market is located on Adolfo Rosado Salas, between 20 and 25th Avenues (just a few blocks from the waterfront).
This is an upscale chain of stores that showcases premium-quality goods, including jewelry, art, Mexican pottery, handcrafted wooden ornaments, unique children’s toys, beautiful garments, fine liquors and more.
DÉJÀ VU LEATHER & JEWELRY
Looking for custom-made leather sandals? Look no further! The shop owner here creates unique custom pieces from this convenient location and will deliver the finished product to your resort if needed. Also for sale are beautiful Mayan home-décor items.
This is a great place to find quality, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Staff will pour you a taste of smooth tequila will you browse, with no pressure to buy. Beautiful pearls, tanzanite, and certified silver pieces are among the treasures here.
Check out this lovely little gallery if you’re looking for beautiful artwork, blown glass ornaments, lamps, metal sculptures and more. Bring home a gorgeous vacation memento that’s sure to become a conversation piece!
ROYAL VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER
This is a new open-air shopping complex with a variety of stores, restaurants and bars (Hard Rock Café, for one). It’s conveniently located and you’ll find some well-known stores here mixed in with local vendors trying to pull you in to spend money in their shop.
With a knowledgeable staff and a stunning inventory, you’ll enjoy your shopping experience here, especially if you’re on the hunt for something specific! The prices are somewhat higher than other locations but it is worth a look.
TIP: Caution should be exercised if you are interested in purchasing black coral. The selling of endangered black coral has been illegal in the past, but as of September 2009 it is now federally regulated. A small group of black coral craftsmen have the registered trademark “Cozumel Black Coral” to distinguish their pieces as genuine and legal.