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Old February 21st, 2010, 11:59 PM
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So, where are the good places to shop in the Riviera. Also, are there places to stop and rest while shopping? My cousin and I will need to be able to shop for a while and rest for a while. Guess we could stop and have a drink.
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I'm sure you'll find some shopping areas during your cruise. What are the ports you will be stopping at?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 12:08 PM
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PV, Mazatlan, Cabo.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:42 PM
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The Cabo dock has really changed over the years and it's now quite nice. It's a tendered port. After you get off the tender there is a small shopping area to your left with tourist trinkets, Tshirts and some jewelry. BUT just recently they also have a small mall selling some very very upscale clothes, purses, jewelry, etc. There's also several open air restaurants and bars. All of this along the dock where you are tendered.

But from the dock it's a fair walk to downtown Cabo. There are some benches along the way but usually the locals are sitting on them to watch the tourist.

There are also pedicabs around the dock area and they're a cheap, comfortable way to get where you want to go.

In Mazatlan after you dock everyone boards little trams to be taken to the exit area. This area is blocked off, very secured, right next to the dock and it also happens, just by chance (haha) to include a nice area for shopping. Theres benches to sit on, food and beverages are available. There's plenty to buy right at the dock if you are looking for trinkets, gifts etc. and you can bargain just like in town.

If you want to go into downtown Mazatlan to shop you will need to hire a cab OR take one of the shopping type tours offered. It's just to far to walk.

In P.V it will depend on the ship where you dock if it's going to be right next to this little shopping area or you have to walk a little. But either way the dock area is very nice with benches, security, very clean bathrooms and areas with nice shade. (Important in Mexico) BUT if you want to go to downtown P.V you will have to take a cab...because from the dock it's quite a walk.

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You must go to Xcaret. There is all of the above except scuba. Check it out on their website: xcaret.com. take a cab from your resort rather than booking a tour with transportation.
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Thanks all for the advice.
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You must go to Xcaret. There is all of the above except scuba. Check it out on their website: xcaret.com. take a cab from your resort rather than booking a tour with transportation.
That would be quite a cab ride to Xcaret from the Pacific ports.
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I was wondering if anyone else would catch that....
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Xcaret is a Maya civilization archaeological site located on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the modern-day state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. You would for sure miss the ship is you tried to make it there. :-D How many days would that take?
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One thing for sure...you're going to need luggage with wheels...
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Just got back from my first cruise. Did the 7 day Western Caribbean on the Conquest. Visited the Mayan ruins at Tulum. Beautiful. Gosh, was it hot, though. Please tell me the Riviera is not as hot!
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There is/was a very famous artist there called Sergio Bustamante...and he may have a shop nearer the tourist area..He is very imaginative and I fell in love with his work years ago.. So, much..that we flew to Guadalajara (sp) to visit his studio.
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Thank you, Parrot Mom.
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