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Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan by Nick Rider

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Shopping Tips

1. Shop and Market Hours

Most shops open around 8:30am and close at 9pm, Monday to Saturday, with the more traditional ones closing for lunch from 1–3pm. Some local stores will always stay open for longer hours, and on Sundays, too. Sunday is a full shopping day in Valladolid and some other towns. Markets generally begin very early, before 8am, and close up by 2–3pm.

2. Bargaining and Discounts

Trying to haggle is fine in markets, especially for larger items, but should rarely be intensive or drawn-out. Many shops will offer discounts if you want to buy more than one of any article.

3. Official Handicrafts Stores

Mérida and Campeche have official handicrafts stores (Casas de Artesanías), which showcase all the traditional crafts of ...

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