Shopping malls across the globe see an influx of foot traffic when a storm hits. There’s certainly something comforting about being in the protected gallerias of a shopping mall during a rainstorm, and there could not be a better shopping zone to be stuck in than Cancún.
With stores that range in goods from swap-meet duds to high fashion pieces, there really is a shopping center for every budget. Kukulcan Plaza and the attached Luxury Avenue are at the higher end, brimming with luxury stores and steakhouses. Plaza Americas, adjoined with Malecon Americas, is located in downtown Cancún, offering more souvenir shops and mid-range retailers.
For parched travelers keen to train their palate to deduce the difference between Tequila Añejo or a Resposado, a tequila tasting is the perfect stop on a rainy day. Throwing back a shot of tequila while in Mexico is borderline shameful. This liquor is meant to be appreciated and savored. Learning the true Mexican way of soaking up the rich tequila essence is a must. Tourists often venture to the Restaurante La Destileria which is not only a tasting room, but also a tequila museum.
Restaurante la Destileria Kukulkán Kilómetro 12.65, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R
Most spas offer the same simple services; manis, pedis, Swedish massages and facials. Though these spa treatments can be relaxing, Cancún knows just how to give these healing therapies an unforgettable twist. Many of the Mayan-inspired spa treatments include cleanses with Mayan medicinal herbs. Particular attention is placed on the mind and body, with special emphasis on the spirit. A spa treatment on a rainy day could result in ultimate rejuvenation!
A region rich in heritage and history surely could not be short on museums and cultural sites. Whether it be traditional Mexican folk art or ancient Mayan ruins, Cancún has an interesting mix of museums for the inquisitive traveler. If the beach isn’t an option, time inside Museum Maya de Cancun could be the next best thing. With captivating exhibits showcasing artifacts from millenniums past, you’ll find no shortage of information and inspiration.
Museum Maya de Cancun Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R.