Los Cabos Area Shopping - Information Database
Whether you’re visiting Cabo San Lucas, the Tourist Corridor, or San José del Cabo, you’ll find irresistible Mexican arts and crafts, clothing, fine art, unique jewelry and gifts, and many special keepsakes for your friends and family back home.
Cabo San Lucas, Tourist Corridor and San Jose del Cabo
If you love to shop, be sure to make time for a day of browsing in Cabo San Lucas, the main tourist and commercial area of Los Cabos. On the marina, the upscale Puerto Paraiso Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment Plaza has three floors of the latest trendy styles and designs, plenty of restaurants, free parking, and open plazas to take a break and relax or meet up with friends. Major designer chains, high-end art galleries and jewelers, resort fashions for the entire family, plus one-of-a-kind shops unique to Cabo all fill this air-conditioned, marina-view mall.
Around downtown Cabo, the main shopping area is along Boulevard Marina and the narrow streets of “Old Town,” an easily walked route covering about five square blocks. The streets are crowded with arts and crafts, jewelry stores, clothing, t-shirt, and souvenir shops, and home furnishings and art galleries. Talavera pottery, one of México’s most famous exports, and colorful Huichol Indian crafts make unusual collectibles. There are bargains to be had, but save your haggling for the market stalls and vendors.
In the Tourist Corridor, most resorts have boutiques with logo wear, beach and casual fashions, jewelry, and arts and crafts, which vary from hotel to hotel.
For an upscale experience, visit Las Tiendas de Palmilla, a new and innovative shopping trend in Los Cabosthe “lifestyle” center. Developer John Pentz envisioned Las Tiendas de Palmilla as having a sense of excitement for the community. Attention to detail shows in every aspect of this unique destination within the exclusive Palmilla Resort near San José del Cabo, with 40,000 square-feet of retail and 10,000 square-feet of full-service executive suites in Phase I. Las Tiendas de Palmilla opened in November 2005 and has become the gathering place in the Tourist Corridor for unique high-end shopping, precious gems and jewelry, fine art, and dining, entertainment and cultural events.
There are several popular arts and crafts shops in the Tourist Corridor just outside Cabo San Lucas; and an arts and craft center with a glass blowing factory at Kilometer 17, near Cabo Real.
San José del Cabo is known for fine dining, and its diverse art galleries in the historic “Art District” behind the church. Boulevard Mijares, the main street, features many jewelry and silver stores, along with a wide selection of popular crafts and souvenirs. If you’re staying in Cabo or in the Tourist Corridor, San José makes a great daytripbrowse the colonial streets of this picturesque and easygoing town, and then enjoy a leisurely lunch near Plaza Mijares, the main square. Ask your concierge about shopping tours to San José, or use Terramar Destinations’ Hop on Hop Off service.