As distinctive as its accommodations and dining options, Los Cabos delivers with one shopping adventure after another, Shopping in Cabo has everything from hot sauce to couture in a tapestry of crafts shops, posh resort boutiques and designer-laden malls.
Once overlooked for its Mexican-themed knickknacks, Cabo San Lucas fashioned itself into a respectable retail destination, starting with the opening of the Puerto Paraíso Entertainment Plaza. Flanking the marina, this outsized venue features gurgling waterfalls, inlaid mosaic flooring and open areas for relaxing.
Fashionistas flock here for the impressive roster of international brands — Adolfo Domínguez, Nautica, Kenneth Cole and Lacoste — as well as the national vendors like Fiesta Mexicana, Pineda Covalín and 100% Mexico, which cater to those seeking high-quality, Mexican-made goods, artisan crafts and silver.
At the end of Puerto Paraíso, the adjacent Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall is where exclusive designers like Rolex, Cartier, Tous, CH Carolina Herrera and Salvatore Ferragamoare have set up shop for shopping in Cabo. The Malíparmi boutique there reflects the Italian brand’s new concept store: a destination where customers are welcomed with a sense of constantly-renewed creativity and originality. More than just a brand, it reflects an entire world of designers who blend style with eloquent concepts.
If you are looking to pick up a few items without picking up the tax, stop by the Liverpool Duty Free shop, which is also at the marina. It carries all kinds of items, from clothing, accessories and cosmetics to electronics.
On The Corridor, The Shoppes at Palmilla is a venue that unites sophisticated global fashions and fine dining with an upscale casual attitude. Visitors can peruse fine art galleries full of works from the region’s most renowned artists, exclusive jewelry stores and fashionable home furnishing purveyors as easily as they can pick up designer clothing from some of the world’s finest collections. A day’s shopping spree can be celebrated by indulging in executive chef and owner Angel Carbajal’s culinary artistry at Nick-San. This perennial favorite serves up a creative and innovative fusion of Japanese cuisine with traditional Mexican ingredients in a laid-back setting. Celebrity sightings often enhance the experience at this Los Cabos staple while shopping in Cabo.
Read more about shopping in Los Cabos in Visit Los Cabos 2017 digital edition.