Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Shopping!
Register Forgot Password?

Shopping! Recommendations for the best places to shop.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 23rd, 2004, 10:15 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 36
Default Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

Hi-
What are the best things to buy in these ports? We are going in November to Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. Jewelry, alcohol, souveniers?

__________________
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2004, 02:44 AM
bravemom
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

I got a nice 2 pc. outfit that I used onboard and is now a summer favorite.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2004, 09:43 AM
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 870
Default Re: Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

I found good deals in Silver in Cozumel. The last shop on the right past the open air restaurant. (can't remember the name.) Sterling was going for around 45-80 cents a gram. Stateside its around 1.50 -2.70 per. Got a nice big mens link bracelet (47 gr.) for $22.00. Can't go swimming with it on...it pulls me under...;-) JK.
You'll save on just about every thing. We even bought some lace tablecloths from a man in the street (working out of his car trunk).. LOW overhead. They were $15.00 ea. to start but after we walked away a few times he blessed us with 3 for $11.00. Still useing them now even after 4 years. Have a good trip and happy shopping.
SSaFWs..ED
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 1st, 2004, 01:47 PM
jamiegunter
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

In Cozumel you want to by Pure Vanilla. I got a liter bottle of it for like $8, I found it in the big shop right off were ship docks with the liquor. Sterling silver and pearls are cheap in Cozumel. Tequilla of course also
Havent been to Playa Del Carmen, so dont know.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old June 4th, 2004, 10:41 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default Re: Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

i agree , pure vanillia from Mexico is the best. You use less in cooking, the flavor is very intense.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old June 15th, 2004, 08:30 AM
Duke-r
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

HI
GOLD 1O KT ( TO CHEAP LOOKING....YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN)
14 KT YOU WILL NEED TO DO SOME WALK -A-WAYS BUT THEY HAVE SOME NICE PIECES FOR THE LADIES!!!
18 -24 KT YOU NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO PAY OUT
I WENT TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN FOUND ( AFTER 4 WALK- A- WAYS) A 22INCH MEN (THICK TOO!!) NECKLACE FOR 20.00 DOLLARS STAMPED .925 STERLING (57GR).

WHEN I GOT BACK TO THE STATES I TOOK IT TO A JEWELER IN MY HOME TOWN AND HE APPARISED IT AT 110.OO BUCKS

GOT A CASE 16OZ PURE VANILLA TOO ( FOR GIFTS) IT TOOK ME A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR FOR THAT DEAL 3.75 A BOTTLE

BUY YOUR LIQUOR IN COZUMEL ( IT'S CHEAP EVERYWHERE) LEATHER GOODS, CHESS SETS GOOD DEALS.

HAPPY SHOPPING MY FRIENDS
DUKE
PS. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old June 24th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Merri
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

If you buy the chess sets in Cozumel, wrap them ever so carefully. Don' t just rely on your clothes in your suitcase to preserve them. I bought a coaster set out of the same materials as the chess sets....the holder broke. Wish I'd been prepared with bubble wrap.

Cozumel does have some cool clothing stores. There is also a place (can't recall the name but it is in the vicinity of the town square) that has awesome home decor items and furniture.


Definitely the vanilla is cheap, as is tequila.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old June 29th, 2004, 11:23 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 85
Default Re: Cozumel and Playa del Carmen best things to buy?

Tequila, kahlua and those mexican woven blankets. They are so warm in the winter time!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
buy, buys, carmen, chess, cozumel, cruise, del, favorite, items, playa, set, shopping, thing, things, vanilla

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to buy in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen abbyndrewmom Shopping! 4 September 2nd, 2005 02:41 PM
What to do Playa del Carmen / Cozumel JSolis Carnival Cruise Lines 15 July 14th, 2003 06:13 PM
in Cozumel, how do I get to Playa del Carmen? Vivi Ask CruiseMates Staff 2 July 12th, 2003 06:34 PM
cozumel or playa del carmen? Mary P Caribbean & Panama Canal 5 February 19th, 2002 05:41 PM
Playa del Carmen/Cozumel Dawn Stefano Mexico 10 July 18th, 2001 11:08 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:45 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1