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Best Shopping Locations in Mérida, Mexico in 2024


What are the 15 Best Shopping Locations in Mérida, Mexico in 2024? Mérida is full of possibilities. This is also true for shopping.


In the city center you will find the typical souvenir stores. There are a lot of stores in downtown selling hammocks, handcrafts, jewelry, etc. You will also find authentic Yucatan clothing that the locals wear (like guayaberas). By the way, hammocks are one of the most popular handmade Yucatan Peninsula souvenirs. If you're looking for a hand-woven piece, you'll find it at Cielo Hamacas.


Casa Tho is one of the most beautiful places to buy, eat and drink in Mérida and has a prime location at Paseo de Montejo. Here you can find decoration for home and there is also a cafe and a art gallery. La Casa de las Artesanías del Estado de Yucatán is involved in promoting traditional crafts. The work of the artisans is sold in government-owned in stores. Also in Artesanaria across from Parque de Santa Lucia you can find Yucatecan handicrafts.

Art galleries

In Mérida there is a constantly growing number of art galleries. Especially in the Santa Ana neighborhood (on Calle 60) and in the Santiago neighborhood there are a large number of galleries. If you're looking for jewelry or art, one of the most beautiful places is Caracol Púrpura. 


One of the well known Art Galleries with local artists is the Nahualli Art Gallery. SOHO Galleries shows works of local artists but also international art. Also visit Fundación de Artistas - it is a place of art, a beautiful boutique store and a small cafe - all in one.

Buying groceries

For buying groceries in the city center, there are the minimarkets Oxxo and extra. By the way, there are over 21,000 Oxxo stores across Latin America!


You will also find big supermarkets like Walmart (there are no less than six Walmarts in Mérida) or the Mexican supermarket chains Súper Akí Centro, Súper Akí Bazar and Soriana. Also available are of course mid-sized supermarkets like Dunosusa and Waldo's.


A place where you can find literally everything, from food, clothing, household goods, to car tires are the many markets in Mérida, which are usually open all week from morning to night. Of course, the larger markets are also the best places to pick up a bargain and escape the tourist prices of the souvenir stores.

The largest market is Mercado Lucas de Gálvez with more than 2,000 vendors. It is sure to be one of the best shopping locations in Mérida, Mexico in 2024. The large and crazy indoor market with a variety of small stalls sell literaly everything: Fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, candys, condiments, pets, shoes, clothes, local handicrafts and so on.

Mercado de San Benito is the second most important market in Mérida and is located directly opposite from Lucas de Gálvez. In both places you are in the middle of the daily life of Mérida.


Almost every neighborhood in Mérida has its own church and plaza, as well as its own market. You can find more information on the dedicated page with the best markets in Mérida.

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