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Address: Avenida Tulum Oriente, entre Alfa y Osiris Centro | Manzana 1 Lote 04, Local 4, Municipio Solidaridad, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 984 875 9115
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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MexicArte offers a wide variety of truly Mexican souvenirs made by...

MexicArte offers a wide variety of truly Mexican souvenirs made by individual artisans from throughout Mexico. Items range from tiny, finely made model animals to large, unique original paintings. Everything is hand made and painted and can be chosen in-store and delivered by mail. There is a second MexicArte shop down the road in Akumal Bay and on Tulum Beach road too!

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I have an apartment in Tulum and have been there 6 times this year, but it was my first visit to MexicArte, just yesterday. I am a very nice and humble, but picky;) New Yorker who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have an apartment in Tulum and have been there 6 times this year, but it was my first visit to MexicArte, just yesterday. I am a very nice and humble, but picky;) New Yorker who has scoured most shops in Playa del Carmen and Tulum in search of unique findings. During my trips, I fell in love with the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We visited the Akumal location of this shop. Great selection of different items and most are locally made, as opposed to the stuff in the airports that is made in China.

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1 Thank fortpierce1847
Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This store has some great items, and offers different choices than most of the "flea market" shops (which are not to be written-off at all; there are plenty of very cool handcrafts at these as well). I loved the handbags made from recycled bottle caps....but couldn't spend $80.00 to own one. They have an extensive selection of the little skeleton... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I was a little disappointed in the shopping in Tulum. Everyplace seemed to sell the same touristy crap as the other. This place at least seemed to have a higher quality of crafts with no one trying to push touristy junk on you. It was defiantly Worth a look around. Even if was just to see some real crafts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Throughout Mexico there are many many craft shops but the majority sell the same items that are interchangeable. However, you occasionally come upon a shop that sells more unique and better crafted items. MexicArte is one of those shops. With a location in Akumal and one in Tulum Pueblo, you will find many interesting objects and crafts from various parts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

The stuff here is unlike anything you will find at your typical souvenir shop. Prices are reasonable as these are not your run of the mill items. Service was friendly, they take credit cards if you wish to use them.

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1 Thank Courtney K
Akumal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

MexicArte is a lovely gift shop located just inside the Akumal arch next door to Budha Gardens Spa. The owner, Nayeli has created a beautiful shopping experience as a result of her travels to different regions of Mexico sourcing merchandise directly from the artists. She has created a very unique shopping experience for visitors to enjoy. MexicArte is unique with... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Mexican craft shops seem to be divided into two types. The most common sells mass produced tourist trinkets and the shops that are numerous - are almost interchangeable. The second type (this shop is a great example) has more interesting and one-of-a-kind items and the quality is much better. This shop has many interesting and unique items for the Mexican... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Im so glad we stumbled upon this store. She sells authentic artisan souvenirs/gifts instead of the typical tourist stores around the area. Great selection of quality items I was excited to bring home with me.

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2 Thank Stephanie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

this place does have better quality merchandise than the average but they are expensive. Leather bags go for almost $200us which I have a hard time justifying while on vacation. Do buy the shopping bags for $85pesos which make great gifts and are useful. I have some that have lasted over 10 years

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