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El Parque de las Palapas, Cancun

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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See how locals and tourists alike gather at El Parque de las Palapas for music, food, leisure, and entertainment. The park serves as a hub of outdoor activity in the downtown area, where artisans sell their handicrafts, food vendors offer a variety of well-priced snacks and local dishes, while trees and cool drinks keep the heat at bay. When you reach the large stage in the middle of the park, check the schedule of shows for both children and adults. Sundays in particular are very crowded and lively. Plan to see El Parque de las Palapas and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cancun trip maker app.
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El Parque de las Palapas reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
587 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • An outstanding area to go for dinner. Many street vendors and small restaurants. The area is safe and busy. Family friendly 
    An outstanding area to go for dinner. Many street vendors and small restaurants. The area is safe and busy. Family friendly  more »
  • It's exactly what you want. Cheap food, with the pricing clearly spelled out. Great pictures on most menus to clearly identify what you're getting. If you want to eat how Mexicans eat then come... 
    It's exactly what you want. Cheap food, with the pricing clearly spelled out. Great pictures on most menus to clearly identify what you're getting. If you want to eat how Mexicans eat then come...  more »
  • This was by far the WORST place I visited in Cancun. After seeing all the raving reviews on TripAdvisor and Google I thought I would find some decent taco trucks stands and have a nice authentic... 
    This was by far the WORST place I visited in Cancun. After seeing all the raving reviews on TripAdvisor and Google I thought I would find some decent taco trucks stands and have a nice authentic...  more »
Google
  • As a tourist most people sick to the resorts and hotel zone. This local gem was one of the best things about my truck. Located in downtown Cancun away from the hustle and into the heart of Cancun. The people were there every night just having a good time. Singing dancing and just socializing. The food was amazing and cheap. I actually went there everyday I was there. Definitely recommend if ever in Cancun.
  • Definitely worth visiting to try the local cuisine. You will find everything you can think of to eat, some live music, and very nice vibe. Days to come would def be the weekend. As an added bonus food is cheap.
  • We had a wonderful time, and I wish we had more time to stay. So many happy people here. The vibes were unforgettable along with the music and fantastic foods. I'll be back again! 😍💖
  • Probably My Favorite Place In Cancun To Get The Authentic Street Food, Music & Vibes!! I Highly Recommend This Spot. I Been Paying Double, Triple & 4x The Prices Every Where Else! Parking Is Crazy So Good Luck! But Don’t Miss Out On The Night Life & Vibes Here At Las Palapas!!
  • Great place to buy Mexican Corn, Marquesitas, ice cream, and other local snacks. Can purchase souvenirs here as well. A supermarket (OXXO) also around the corner in case you need necessities. Sometimes local music is being played at this park. Great Mexican vibes. Love Mexican people 🤍

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