The 28 Market in Cancun was one of the places in the city transformed by the large amount of tourism that arrives. What was once a traditional market is now the place par excellence to buy the memories of the trip.
Preserving the structure of the old market, the first one built in the city of Cancun, the Mercado 28 It became a place where meat stalls, polleries, fruit shops, confectionery, became souvenir shops, an ideal place to buy your souvenir from Mexico.
The enclosure is full of business with everything typical and traditional of the area and other places in the country.
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What to buy in Mercado 28?
Sure you find where to choose between the eternal and tacky shirts (t-shirts in Mexican) and all those accessories such as cups, fridge magnets, figurines ... all with the name of Cancun or Riviera Maya stamped, to look good 😉
Other souvenirs and gifts are traditional dresses (Mayan hipiles), blessed hammocks (what a great invention), leather shoes (typical of the area), silver products (considered cheap in this area) of obsidian jade or imitations of these materials. There is some more elaborate craft store. Many of the products are «Made in China«, The globalization of trade, we already know.
Restaurants in the 28 Market
In addition to making your purchases you find restaurants, banks, pharmacy, internet cafe, supermarkets. It is a good option to choose one of the restaurants to try Mexican flavors. Many are cheap, of running food, where many locals go to eat.
Here you can pay in dollars and euros, money is money. Many foreign tourists arrive from the Zona Hotelera to find cheaper products.
By the way, the official name is Article 115, but nobody knows it with this name. In the 28 Market you can find even what is not sold in stores.
Cancun 28 MarketLOCATION:Mercado 28 is located in the super block 28 of Cancun.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? The Zona Hotelera from Cancun you must take the 2 route, it stops at the mere Mercado 28.
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