What To Buy In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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The coastal town of Playa Del Carmen is located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is best known for its amazing coral reefs and the captivating palm beaches. Some of the best places to visit while in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico include the Playaca, home to upscale villas, Mayan ruins and posh beaches; Fifth Avenue, which is home to a number of amazing shopping venues and amazing nightlife; Parque Fundadoes and the D Museum of Wonders, which exhibits breathtaking visual illusions and interactive photos. You can also visit the local restaurants to sample the amazing cuisines or the laid-back bars and dance clubs to enjoy a fantastic time. Come and explore this list of things to buy in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

1. Mexican blown glass

Buy yourself a beautiful piece or set of glassware and take back home memories from an amazing vacation in Playa Del Carmen. Whatever you buy can either be displayed as a souvenir and artwork from Playa Del Carmen in your home, or you can use it as part of your glassware at home. The glassware comes in different shapes, colors and sizes for you to choose from. You can choose from a variety of amazing glass types depending on your preference and the features you are looking for.

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2. Xtabentun liquor

Are you or someone you know back home a fanatic of sampling liquor from different places? Then this is the perfect drink to buy. This amazing drink is made from anise seed and fermented honey and rum is added to make the perfect drink. This special type of Mexican traditional liquor has a very distinctive and inviting taste and aroma; when you take the first sip, you will be surprised how fast you finished your bottle.

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3. Mexican chocolate

You might ask yourself what the difference is between the normal chocolate and the Mexican chocolate. Well, the Mexican chocolate is made from a blend of cinnamon, sugar ground and roasted cocoa nibs. There are other flavors where other ingredients such as chilies allspice and nutmeg may be added to give you an amazing robust flavor. This unique type of chocolate is loved by the locals and is the perfect gift to give your family and friends back home.

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4. Mayan tapestry

Grab a number of amazing Mayan tapestries coming in a range of different designs color and sizes. These colorful pieces of art can practically blend with anything colorful. You can grab an amazing duffle bag and gift it to your wife, sister, mother or just a colleague. You can find them in most popular shops selling souvenirs in Playa Del Carmen but there are a number of shops that specialize in selling Mayan tapestry.

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5. Local art

You can find a number of amazing local art as you walk and explore Playa Del Carmen. You can choose from a variety of exquisite colorful artwork or find a talented artist who is willing to make the perfect portrait of you, your friends and family by just showing them a picture of what or who you want and watch as they go crazy with the paintwork as they create an amazing art that you can take back home. This can be a perfect and memorable souvenir to take back home.

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6. Caribbean puzzles

Caribbean puzzles come in different shapes, designs, and sizes which you can pick from. This can be the perfect gift or souvenir you can have at home, which will always remind you of the amazing experience in Playa Del Carmen. The puzzles are handmade from eco-friendly recycled wood which are individually cut and painted. The Caribbean puzzle can be used to decorate your car, meaning you will have a piece of Playa Del Carmen anywhere you drive to.

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7. Hallmark candles

Buy yourself a set of amazing Hallmark candles that come in different sizes, colors and fragrances. When lit, the candles will make your room or house smell heavenly, depending on the candle you decided to buy. These candles can be used to give your bathroom to neutralize the odor and leaving a nice aroma or you can use them as tealight candles. You can buy a couple of these amazing candles and gift your friend or family so that they can also have a piece of Mexico with them.

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8. Ah Cacao Coffee

Buy yourself this amazing blend of natural cocoa and coffee products to enjoy while you are back home. Enjoy the rich taste of chocolate made from a robust flavor of Mexican cocoa. There, they come in four different flavors, which are the chocolate 72% cocoa, chocolate con leche, 100% cacao puro and chocolate Maya which you can buy and sample at the comfort of your home. The cocoa and coffee are carefully picked straight from the plantation before being processed and converted into amazing final products.

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9. Pop culture goodies

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With pop culture goodies, you can never go wrong; there are a number of exciting goodies you can pick from. The most popular goodies that almost anyone prefers are the amazing Lucha Libre masks or the mariachi hats that are popular in all parts of Mexico. For the ladies, the Mexican faldas would be an amazing choice to either buy as a souvenir gift or add to your favorite wardrobe collection. There are so many goodies to choose from; once you see what you want, it will be hard for you to resist buying.

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10. Local clothing

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As you walk down the streets of Playa Del Carmen, each turn you make, you will not fail to bump into a shop that sells fashionable local clothing. You can buy yourself amazing clothes designs made from strong and durable materials. The clothes range from different designs and colors that match your mood and perfectly complement your skin tone. Explore the various clothing stores and see which clothes will catch your eye; you can also buy one or two to take back home to remind you of the good times spent in Mexico.

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Souvenirs to take home

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When you travel to an amazing place that you have never been to before, it is always nice to take back home a memorable souvenir to remember the good times spent. This list has amazing options to pick from or better yet, you can grab one or two of each option given.

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