In Isla Mujeres, creativity and Mexican handcrafts abound, so you can find unique and interesting gifts on the island to surprise your family and friends or take a little bit of the colors, aromas and textures you experienced in Isla Mujeres during your vacation. And best of all, most of them are affordable for tourists.
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If you are here, it’s because you are probably looking for original ideas to buy souvenirs that will remind you of your vacations in Isla Mujeres, something more than the typical key chains, magnets, etc. That’s why here are 5 souvenir ideas to remind you how much fun you had in Isla Mujeres.
Isla Mujeres is part of the Riviera Maya, home of the Mayan civilization, so when you return from your vacation, you can’t miss a piece of handmade Mayan decoration to give your home a unique and different style.
Nowadays, more and more people are including Mayan-inspired items in their decorations, making handicrafts the perfect gift option.
On the island, you can find a great variety of Mayan crafts, such as: Mayan calendars, statues of Mayan warriors, codices, animals carved in wood, etc.
An item that you can only find during your stay in the Yucatan Peninsula! Hammocks are part of the culture of Isla Mujeres, as they are often used as beds to sleep or rest, since they are usually cooler and take up very little space.
On the island, you can find a variety of them, of many designs, colors and sizes, which are handmade by artisan families of the island. This is why they represent an ideal souvenir option.
In the markets of Isla Mujeres, you can find a variety of Mexican sweets, which are purchased by hundreds of tourists to take home.
What makes these Mexican sweets special is the authenticity of their flavors, since they are made with local ingredients, which makes them a great option to take home and share with your family and friends a little bit of Isla Mujeres’ gastronomy.
Some of the traditional sweets you can find in Isla Mujeres are: cocadas, meringues, wafers, sweet potato paste, tamarinds, alegrías, dulce de leche, marzipan, guava paste and much more. The list of sweets to try is endless!
During your stay in Isla Mujeres, you will have noticed that the island is characterized by being cheerful and colorful, characteristics that are also reflected in the clothes, making them the ideal souvenir to remember your vacations in Isla Mujeres.
Also, most of these clothes are usually made by local artisans, so buying them contributes to the local economy, while guaranteeing their quality.
You can choose from a wide variety of options: Hipiles, Embroidered Blouses, Guayaberas, as well as sandals, hats, belts and more. Unique pieces for your closet!
A taste of Isla Mujeres to share with your friends! There’s nothing better than bringing home a local drink to remember your vacation on the island.
On Isla Mujeres, you can buy authentic Mexican tequila, a type of liquor from the region made from agave. You can buy a bottle or two to give as a gift to your family or friends, so they can enjoy the taste of Isla Mujeres.
All these souvenirs are characteristic of Isla Mujeres, so they can be easily found in the island’s markets or in stalls along the main avenues.
Also, if you want to find some other options, there are specialized stores, such as Señor Frog’s, Mundo de Piel, El Negrito Boutique and more.
Don’t forget to book a room at Hotel Belo All Inclusive, the ideal option for an unforgettable vacation in Isla Mujeres.
Hotel Belo Isla Mujeres
Carretera Sac Bajo No. 046 Lt. 5 Mz. 072 SM 07 Isla Mujeres, Q.Roo C.P. 77400