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Mercado 28, Cancun

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Peruse the shops at Mercado 28, a traditional-type Mexican market that visitors use to hunt for souvenirs and knick-knacks. Take advantage of the area's outdoor restaurants and coffee shops to participate in the bustling local atmosphere. If you find something you like, don't be afraid to barter for a price you are comfortable with. Keep in mind that most of the shops do not accept credit or debit card transactions, however, there are many banks and ATMs in the surrounding area. Add Mercado 28 and other attractions to your Cancun trip itinerary using our Cancun trip app.
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  • This is the real flea market of Cancun. Practice your Spanish or your haggling efforts will be washed away easily. This is the elements of Cancun, not no hunky dory sheltered BS you think of in the... 
    This is the real flea market of Cancun. Practice your Spanish or your haggling efforts will be washed away easily. This is the elements of Cancun, not no hunky dory sheltered BS you think of in the...  more »
  • We visited this market while staying on the Riveria Maya near to Playa del Carmen. We took a taxi from our hotel which was not cheap but safe and convenient as he waited for us. The market itself is.....  more
    We visited this market while staying on the Riveria Maya near to Playa del Carmen. We took a taxi from our hotel which was not cheap but safe and convenient as he waited for us. The market itself is.....  more »
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  • Nice place to check out and eat and mingle with locals. The vendors are very pushy and constantly ask you to see their stuff. They mainly have the same products. The food court in the middle is cheap and tasty and there is always live music.
  • This market has something for everyone. We shopped and ate here and were exhausted by the end of it! I’ve been to Mexico before so I knew what to expect with the vendors. They all want you to look at their stuff and you just have to be firm and also know you can just walk away if you don’t like a price. Remember, some prices are completely reasonable for what you’re buying. But, you are more than welcome to bargain! I bought a ring they originally told me was $70 and I walked out paying $20. Maybe they thought I was a crazy tourist and Way overpaid even at $20, but it was worth it to me. Be willing to walk away. 9 times out of 10 they’ll chase you and keep lowering the price ( especially for higher ticket items) Also, there are several money exchange counters located here, as well as restaurants.

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