Shopping in Yucatan, Mexico: Handcrafts, Souvenirs & Malls
Yucatan is rich in history and tradition. Many traditions have remained embedded in the hearts and minds of the people regardless of the passing of time. The handicrafts from Yucatan are colorful, varied and gorgeous and when visiting the state it is easy to find from belts, hair pins and nicely carved wooden figures, to hats, complex "ternos" (typical dresses used only for important events), and handmade hammocks.
Each town, city and village in Yucatan, has their own traditional handicrafts, made using ancient techniques that have been passed down the generations. If you have the opportunity to tour around the state, you will have the chance to buy a whole host of beautiful handcrafted souvenirs to take home with you.
This small town, located close to the capital city of Merida, is where beautiful traditional blouses and dresses are knitted. Hand-woven hammocks and beautiful wooden trunks are made here as well.
Tizimin is a quaint city located in the northeast of the Yucatan and it is where jewelry, pottery, creative woodwork and pyrography are made. When touring around town, it is easy to find a variety of colorful designs and unique handcrafted pieces to take home as souvenirs.
OxkutzcabThis little town is located in the south of Yucatan and is famous for its cattle farming industry. However it is also a popular place to visit because of the pottery, stone and exquisite jewelry created here.
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