Shoppers, especially ‘tweens and teens, will enjoy bargaining hard at the stores in San Miguel, Cozumel’s main town. Many front the waterfront strip, El Malecon, officially the Avenida Rafael E. Melgar. Even if you’re not buying, the seaside stroll is fun, especially if you stay on the less crowded waterside, whose walkway features intermittent sculptures. The stores sell more silver jewelry than you ever thought possible, as well as pottery, papier-mache, wood carvings, hammocks and T-shirts. When we want to treat ourselves to a take-home trinket that goes way beyond “souvenir” quality, we visit one of Tanya Moss’ three area shops. The Mexican designer mixes rough-cut stones, gold and silver in unusual combinations.
Central Habana, Cozumel