La Isla Cancun Shopping Village (Plaza la Isla): Everything You Need to Know in 2023

Would you like to visit La Isla Cancun Shopping Village? In this post, I will tell you all about it.

La Isla Cancun Shopping Village is a great place to visit when you need a break from the beach.

Whether you are a shopping enthusiast or just want to spend some time strolling around, you are sure to find great stores, food, and things to do.

La Isla is one of the most popular shopping centers with both tourists and locals.

If you are planning a visit to Cancun soon, keep reading to learn all about La Isla Cancun Shopping Village and why you should make sure to make time to go there. 

Plaza La Isla shopping mall at night.
Plaza La Isla

La Isla shopping village Cancun: At a glance 

La Isla Shopping Village is located in the hotel zone at a kilometer of 12.5.

It is actually made up of two shopping centers, La Isla and Plaza La Isla II, and is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm.

La Isla shopping village is an open-air shopping center that is beautifully designed with water channels that you walk around. Here are some of the highlights of what you can find at La Isla shopping village:

1. Wide variety of stores

Despite offering food and entertainment, for many people, the main draw to visiting La Isla is the shopping.

La Isla offers guests a huge variety of stores. You can find clothes, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses and so much more.

In addition to the stores, there is a pharmacy, tour operators, and banks in case you need any of these services. 

2. International and local brands

La Isla has a great mix of well-known international brands, as well as local and regional stores.

The international brands range from mid-priced to high-end, luxury.

La Isla is home to Zara, Adidas, Zingara, and Berksha, as well as Rolex, Louis Vuitton, and Cartier.

Mixed in with the well-known name brands you will find Mexican brands and small boutiques. 

3. Cheap finds 

It is possible to find some great deals at La Isla.

Compared to some other countries, you will be able to find cheaper prices. To get the best deals, make sure to take your time shopping around and have a good idea of what the exchange rate is. 

Canal in Plaza La Isla under a clear sky.

4. Amazing foods and restaurants

You should either go to La Isla hungry or shop long enough that you work up an appetite because there are lots of restaurants and snacks to choose from.

If you are in a hurry or want something casual you can find fast food, coffee, ice creams, and tacos. Or, you choose to sit at high-end restaurants that serve a variety of international and Mexican food. 

5. Local souvenirs

La Isla can be your one-stop shopping destination for all your vacation needs- including souvenirs. Tucked between the large, international stores you will find souvenir shops. 

6. Entertainment & Attractions

There are plenty of fun things to do at La Isla even if you do not want to shop.

The entire shopping center is beautiful- make sure to take your camera with you to snap pictures while you stroll.

Make sure to walk by the large water fountain!

The Sky Wheel is a large Ferris Wheel that will take you up in the air, giving you amazing views of the turquoise water and hotel zone below.

La Isla also has a Ripley’s Mirror Maze, Kid’s Paradise, movie theatre, and tequila museum.

There is also an Interactive Aquarium Museum and the Cancun Wax Museum to check out.

Tip: La Isla is a great spot to spend a rainy day in Cancun if you have any bad weather days! 

Where is La Isla shopping village located in Cancun? 

La Isla shopping village is conveniently located in the heart of the Cancun hotel zone. It is at kilometer 12.5, sitting along the Nichupte Lagoon

📍 Plaza la Isla Cancun shopping map

How to get to La Isla Cancún shopping village?

It is easy to get to La Isla Cancun shopping village from all over the hotel zone or downtown Cancun. Here are the different ways to get there:

✔️ Walking

La Isla shopping center is in the middle of the Cancun hotel zone, so you might be able to walk there.

Depending on where your hotel is, or if you are doing an excursion before going there, you might be within a short walk of the shopping center.

The entire hotel zone uses kilometer markings as part of the address, so you can easily see how long your walk will be. 

✔️ Take a Bus/Taxi

If you are too far away from the shopping center to walk, you can use the public buses or a taxi to get to La Isla.

The R1 and R2 buses run the length of the hotel zone.

Since the hotel zone is just one long boulevard, it is easy to hop on and off the public bus without worrying about getting lost!

The public buses are affordable and run constantly all day long. They start in downtown Cancun, so if you are staying there, it is still easy to get to the shopping center. 

If you do not want to use a public bus, you can take a taxi. It is easy to flag a taxi from anywhere in the hotel zone.

Taxis in Cancun do not have meters, there are set rates depending on the distance you travel.

Always make sure to agree on the price with the taxi driver before getting into the taxi. This prevents corrupt taxi drivers from trying to overcharge you after giving you a ride. 

The canal in La Isla.

✔️ Rent a car/drive

If you already have a rental car in Cancun, it is easy to drive to La Isla Cancun shopping village. There is a parking lot, with plenty of parking available too.

With so many affordable ways to get to the shopping center, it is not worth renting a car just to go there. But, if you already have one, it is easy to drive there. 

✔️ Book a tour

👉🏻 Cancun City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 ⭐️ 20 Reviews

Let a local show you around Cancun on this tour. This 5-hour tour will take you down Kukulkan, to the Palacio Municipal government offices, and to Playa Delfines to take a picture with the colorful Cancun sign.

You will go to Mercado 28 in downtown Cancun to haggle for the best price on souvenirs and handicrafts.

You will have an optional tequila and chocolate tasting and the chance to visit the popular La Isla shopping center. 

I really enjoyed the history of the Cancun. Also, meeting others and having tequila tasting and shopping was great as well.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Viktoriya_T, Mar 2022
Playa Delfines shore with white sand and turquoise water and huts.
Visit Playa Delfines on this tour.

👉🏻 Cancun Shopping Guided Tour & City Sightseeing

5 ⭐️ 2 Reviews

Enjoy a hassle-free day of shopping and sightseeing with this tour. You will start your day with a tequila tasting.

You will then go to Mercado 28, a market that is famous for having tons of colorful souvenirs and Mexican handicrafts.

You will visit Playa Delfines for amazing views of the water and the chance to take your picture with the colorful Cancun sign. You will also visit the luxurious La Isla shopping center. 

The guide was very friendly and communicated well. We explored local market and tried some interesting tequila before deciding to change plans and see some Mayan ruins, El Rey. Would recommend.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Simon_S, Mar 2023
View of Playa Delfines.
Playa Delfines

👉🏻 Cancun City Tour + Tourbus Round Transportation  

4.5 ⭐️ 12 Reviews

See a side of Cancun that many visitors miss.

This tour will teach you more about the history and culture of Cancun than a typical sightseeing tour.

You will visit the Palacio Municipal, take a ride down Avenida Kukulkan, and visit Playa Delfines to take a picture with the colorful Cancun sign.

You will stop at two shopping centers: Mercado 28, where you can find Mexican handicrafts and souvenirs, and the popular, modern Plaza La Isla shopping center. 

I received confirmations the day before each pickup. They were prompt, professional, and friendly. I’d definitely use them again.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Tripadvisor Reviewer, Mar 2023
Huts in Playa Delfines near the beach.
Explore Cancun on this tour.

Shopping at Plaza la Isla Cancun tips

If you have any bad weather while in Cancun, Plaza La Isla Cancun is a great spot to spend the day.

In addition to the great variety of shops, there are lots of fun activities for everyone in the family. 

If you love to shop and are planning to spend part of your Cancun vacation checking out the different shopping centers, make sure to leave some space in your suitcase for your purchases! 

Most shops will take American dollars, pesos, or debit and credit cards.

Prices will be displayed in pesos in shops. Stores that accept dollars can set their own exchange rate.

Usually, the exchange rate will not be quite as good as at the bank or an exchange booth. To get the most out of your money, carry pesos or see if it is beneficial to exchange. Luckily, there are places to exchange money in the shopping center.

Shopping at Plaza la Isla Cancun tips

📌 What brands are in the La Isla shopping village?

There are over 100 different stores in La Isla shopping village.

You can find Zara, Berksha, H&M, Vans, Adidas, and Quicksilver, as well as high-end stores such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Marc Jacobs.

📌 Where is La Isla Cancun located?

La Isla Cancun is located in the Cancun hotel zone at kilometer 12.5. 

📌 How can I get to La Isla shopping village in Cancun?

It is easy to get to the La Isla shopping center. If you are close by you can walk.

Otherwise, you can take a public bus or taxi. If you have a rental car, there is plenty of parking at the shopping center. 

📌 Is there a parking lot available in La Isla Cancun?

Yes, there is parking available.

Entrance of La Isla Cancun Shopping Village.

Final Thoughts: La Isla Cancún shopping village

If you are in the mood for some shopping, Cancun has lots of great shopping centers to visit.

One of the most popular is the modern and luxurious La Isla shopping village.

There you will find a great variety of stores, delicious food options, and plenty of entertainment.

Even if you are not a big shopper, on your next visit to Cancun plan some time to walk around and enjoy the fun and entertainment there. 

About the Author

Hey there! This is Isabella, the owner, and writer of this site. I have been living in Cancun for the past 12 years and although I have been roaming around Mexico, Cancun’s spectacular turquoise waters and pristine beach draw me back to this popular Mexican beach destination. That is why I decided to start this blog, to show you all the beauty you can find in Cancun and share helpful travel tips to help you plan a fabulous vacation in Cancun!

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