Señor Froggs, also with outlets in both terminals, is a very different proposition. Aimed at the young ‘Spring Break’ American holiday-makers, who head to Cancún each year, this US bar chain uses the tagline, “where anything can happen”, and has become popular enough to boasts its own merchandise stores. If that hasn’t scared you off, you will find all sorts of branded nick-nacks in Señor Froggs such as glassware, clothes, magnets, photo-frames and playing cards.
Moving quickly upmarket, Pineda Covalin (both terminals) is a Mexican fashion retailer set up by two young designers, who like to integrate traditional Mexican patterns and images into their designs (www.pinedacovalinaz.com). These stores sell a colourful range of silk ties, scarves, handbags, shoes and jewellery, which really stand out from the international fashion brands often found at other airports around the world.
Mexican leather is considered as some of the best in the world and Rogers Boots (Terminal 3 only) has a reasonable reputation for selling a broad selection of authentic quality leather goods such as belts, wallets, briefcases and of course boots of all shapes and sizes. It is worth mentioning that Rogers Boots has a downtown store too.
If you managed to lose your shades while on holiday or feel the need to buy a more fashionable pair, Sunglass Island (sunglassisland.com) is well worth paying a visit. With stores in both terminals, Sunglass Island stocks a wide range of brands including DKNY, Diesel, Ray-Ban, Prada, Coach, Tom Ford, Ferrari and Burberry to name but a few.
Other shops at Cancún International worth mentioning include Watch my Watch (www.wmw.com.mx), which as the name suggests sells a great range of men’s and women’s watches; and two stores as American as apple pie: iconic motorcycle brand Harley Davidson and rock ‘n’ roll institution, Hard Rock.
If you need to de-stress or just relax before your flight, head to Xpress Spa, which has outlets in both terminals (www.xpressspa.com). This fast-growing US airport spa chain has outlets all over the US and is now expanding into Europe. As well as offering a range of reasonably priced 15-30-minute treatments such as neck and back massages, pedicures and facials, Xpress Spa also sell spa products such as soap and candles, as well as travel pillows, eye masks, and both wooden and electric massagers.
Cancun International airport’s shopping guide