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.
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.
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.
Ray McDonald / Snoozeman
My Personal Cruise Blog: My Cruise Blog
Future Cruises: Carnival Triumph-Caribbean-7/28/2014, Carnival Legend-South Pacific-8/30/2014, MSC Preziosa-Mediterranean-10/25/2014, MSC Fantasia-Mediterranean-11/2/2014, Navigator of the Seas-12/14/2013, Norwegian Jewel-1/3/2015, Emerald Princess-1/11/2015, Carnival Freedom-2/2/2015, Carnival Freedom-2/15/2015.
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.