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Buying Groceries


The easiest way to buy groceries is online, and have them delivered to your Akumal lodging upon arrival, so that you can spend important time enjoying your Akumal vacation.  Please contact Gessi at for this service.

Had a long day of traveling and don't want to cook or go sit in a restaurant? Order an arrival night dinner.  Some villas offer this, or you can order directly from Turtle Bay Bakery who deliver free of charge to the Akumal Area. 


Playa del Carmen, which is right on the way to Akumal from the airport, offers a great selection of imported and national products at reasonable prices. Sam’s, Wal-mart and many of Mexico's major grocery retailers have locations in Playa del Carmen. Our favorite place to shop and also one of the most accessible is Soriana. This is a large retailer with a strong selection of fresh produce, imported meats and cheeses, beer, wine, spirits and staples. They also have a large pharmacy department, clothing, and many other items you might commonly find at a Super Wal-mart in the US.

Soriana is a recent addition to Playa del Carmen and is located on the western side of the highway opposite Sam's Club. It is located within a very large mall area called CENTRO MAYA on the south end of Playa del Carmen on your right, coming from Cancun, on your left coming from Akumal. . The mall is easy to spot, with access via the frontage road that runs parallel to the highway.  Just look for your first "retorno" or frontage access.

Chedraui also has an easily accessible location just off of highway 307 towards the southern end of Playa Del Carmen on the east side of the highway just at the southern end of the flyover.. Walmart and Mega Comerical are located close to Avenida Consituyentes in downtown Playa Del Carmen.  Each of these offers a substantial selection and variety of products making it easier than ever to eat well for cheap during your visit. Fresh produce, imported meats, beer, wine, and other spirits, beach toys, snorkel equipment and clothing are all available. For a quicker trip consider the Super San Francisco or Chedraui in Tulum or the new Super Chedraui at Puerto Aventuras. This is an easy option for staples, fruits and vegetables.


Soriana Large super store with extensive selection of produce, food items, household goods and pharmacy. Open Daily 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Wal-Mart Located in Playa del Carmen on 30th Ave, Between 8th and 10th Street. Open Daily 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Mega Comerical MexicanaVery large super store complete with food items, produce, electronics and pharmacy. Located in Playa del Carmen on 30th Ave, Between 16th St. and Constituyentes. Open Daily 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

DAC Excellent Fresh Produce and some speciality Cheese and Dairy Items. Many items are not on display. Fresh greens, mushrooms and many other items are stored in large coolers. Just ask for assistance. Try the Juice Bar and small lunch counter located in front. Located in Playa del Carmen, 30th Ave, between Avenida Constituyentes and 20th St.   Open 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Daily and 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Sundays.

Oceana Fresh seafood is available every day. Ocean will also fry whole fish on site to eat there or take away. As with all fresh seafood, the quality can vary so we encourage to shop carefully. Located in Playa del Carmen, 34th St, between 35th and 40th. Open 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Saturday. Cash only.

SAM'S Club Especially great for USDA meats, wines and spirits also available. Located just off Highway 307. Prior to the Playa Car entrance. Open Daily 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.


The new Super Chedraui is now open!  It's located right on the west side of the highway 307 accessed from the south bound lane at the Puerto Maya turn off.  The store is well stocked with a good range of groceries and beverages, electronics, gardening supplies, kids and baby supplies, beach products, and much more.  There is also a cafeteria selling well priced meals and snacks.  Chedraui Puerto Aventuras is a smaller version of the large Chedraui stores found in Playa del Carmen.


San Francisco Mid Sized Grocery Store offering fresh produce and national products. Located in Tulum at the intersection of Highway 307 & Coba Road. Open Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Super Chedraui Brand new, and well stocked grocery store located on the north side of the road which leads from the Highway 307 to Tulum beach. This is the largest store in Tulum and includes a bakery and deli selection. Open Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Bodega Aurera  Part of the Sam's Club chain although membership not required.  Located on the left hand side of the road leading from Tulum to Coba.  Good selection.  Warehouse style store. Open Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

OXXO Convenience store, yes, but with a great selection of wine, spirits and imported products. Located in Tulum on the Coba Road, just west of the intersection with Highway 307 (Across from the San Francisco) Open Daily 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM.