Los Cabos may not have a whole lot of homegrown wares, but the stores are filled with beautiful and unusual items from all over mainland Mexico. You can find hand-painted blue Talavera tiles from Puebla; blue-and-yellow pottery from Guanajuato; black pottery from San Bartolo Coyotepec (near Oaxaca); hammocks from the Yucatan; embroidered clothing from Oaxaca, Chiapas, and the Yucatan; silver jewelry from Taxco; fire opals from Queretaro; and the fine beaded crafts of the Huichol tribe from Nayarit and Jalisco.
Los Cabos manufactures good times under plenty of sunshine but very few actual products. One exception is glassware from Fabrica de Vidrio Soplado (Blown-Glass Factory). In addition, a burgeoning arts scene has national and international artists opening galleries and, in fact, a large number of galleries now abound throughout Los Cabos, with many in San Jos del Cabo's rapidly evolving city center and more dotted throughout Todos Santos's historic downtown. Dozens of shops will custom-design gold and silver jewelry for you, fashioning pieces in one to two days. Liquor shops sell a locally produced liqueur called damiana, which is touted as an aphrodisiac. A few shops will even create custom-designed bathing suits for you in a day or so.
No longer hawking only the requisite T-shirts, belt buckles, and trinkets, Cabo's improved shopping scene has reached the high standards of other Mexican resorts. Its once-vacant streets are today lined with dozens of new shops, from open-air bazaars and souvenir shops to luxury malls and designer boutiques.
|In the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas featuring restaurants and shops and cinema center.
|Avenida Lazaro Cardenas 1501, El Medano Ejidal, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
|+52 624 144 3000
|Glass has been hand blown by almost every culture since ancient times. Cabo San Lucas is home to what was for many years the only glass factory on the Baja peninsula. Watching the artesans blow glass is mesmerizing, the technique fascinating. Go before 2 p.m., while the taller (shop) is humming with activity. Most tour agencies offer escorted visits to the Glass Factory with a bilingual guide, or you can take a taxi and run on your own time. There`s a shop on-site for purchasing glassware, figurines, plates and bowls; and special orders are welcome.
|Address: Lazaro Cardenas S/N Edificio Posada Local 6-A, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
|52 624 143 0255
|The Shoppes at Palmilla is an international shopping center and dining experience appealing to the well-traveled and sophisticated clientele of Los Cabos.
We are the only property within the Palmilla Development open to the general public, offering a magnificent and secluded shopping center with the very best of culinary tourism, spa treatments, fine art galleries with some of the most splendid artists in the region, the most exclusive timepieces of jewelry and watches, unique designers clothing and accessories collections, and all of these have quickly become an overall and incomparable experience.
|Address: 27.5 Carr. Transpeninsular, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
|001 (52 + 624) 144-6999
|Think of Curios Carmela in downtown San Jose del Cabo is as a souvenir shop on steroids. Upon walking in, don’t let the sight of kitschy shot glasses, pun-y t-shirts, and oversized sombreros discourage you. Dig a little deeper and you’ll also find piles of traditional Mexican fabrics, toys, craftsman-made pottery, and so much more at super wallet-friendly prices.
|Blvd. Mijares 43, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, 23400, Mexico
The Blanket Factory - Todos Santos
|Right off Hwy. 19 about one mile before entering the artisan town of Todos Santos lies a gem filled with generations of tradition in hand crafted loom blanket artistry. From blankets, hammocks, clothing to table runners & cloths you will feel the energy of color and hand made when you enter the family owned jewel!
|Hwy. 19 Todos Santos just south of town