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18 Dec 2021
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Planning a shopping trip to Akumal during your is well worth your while visiting Riviera Maya. This small beach town is mostly known for its spectacular luxury villas and affordable vacation rentals alike. Guests staying in any of Akumal's beaches can enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the area as well as explore ancient ruins and nature parks nearby. Nowadays travelers day-trip to Akumal for more than its gorgeous beaches.

This small beach town is one of the best spots on the coast to find authentic handmade Mexican artwork, jewelry, and classic souvenirs. Lamanai Art Gallery and Mexicarte are recognized as the best shops to find well-curated collections of art featuring earthenware, textiles, leather goods, and semi-precious stones from all over Mexico. Vida-Zen offers the latest trends in resort wear and fun gifts with a holistic twist.  Oshun handcrafts and the Yaxche Coop in Plaza Ukana are the best spots to find traditional gifts made by local artisans and if you find yourself at the Turtle Bay Cafe & Bakery you'll find a wide selection of colorful blown glass from Oaxaca. 

Each shop is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind pieces to take home and remind you of your trip to Mexico. Here's a quick glimpse of the beautiful and original gifts you can find in Akumal's gift shops. See something you like? Contact our concierge and plan a shopping expedition to Akumal.