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Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Activities: People-watching, Shopping

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el centro - normal stuff for tourists

The central part of the island and a place that the ferry docks and trips are launched from. Lots of shops selling the same old stuff T -shirts, pottery, silver ,etc the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Mineola, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Be careful of some of the vendor's. Some are very nice but some are not. I stay out of all the silver shops here they seem to be the worst and very pushy. But there are a lot of vendors we found that where real fun to deal with. Don't be afraid to tell someone your price on something. Had... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I got forced to buy a ring by being locked in a jewellery shop! not the best experience! certainly never forget this place lol!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Reminded me a little of Playa but not as fun. Good place to grab a meal, drinks or souvenirs. Prices aren't too bad and not too pushy either. Good stop when you rent a golf cart and drive around the island. Some places to stay but not enough action for me.

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Lots of fun for us tourists and pride from locals. Come in on early Ultramar or get up early if staying on Isla, have a coffee graphics a waking roll or fruit and watch el centro come to life. All shops are swept, pavement rinsed, displayed goods start coming out around 9. Enjoy some friendly haggling, no gracias is all... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The central part of the island and a place that the ferry docks and trips are launched from. Lots of shops selling the same old stuff T -shirts, pottery, silver ,etc the same as you can buy all over Mexico in any part of the tourist trap. Some restaurants , cafe and bars , We needed to wait for the... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great location from all hotels, went to Pizza Rock, Stingrays, the Ptio, Bolly Wood, Tacarria tacos , Jinks , all good food and drinks

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New Plymouth, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was great fun to go to the Centro. Be ready to bargain and be pushed to buy. It was completely safe during the daytime and the nighttime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

All kinds of great food and stores. A lot a hawking from the store owners to sell you something Commotion, noise and lots of people. What could be more fun

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Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You will be asked to visit every single store , "Hola visite mi casa" . If you are looking for a place to eat something or buy something , you found it . Otherwise just got to the beach .

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Allegan, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Reminds me of Playacar, but a lot more quaint (which is better). Lots of shops, restaurants and bars. My sisters and I walked around there in the evening and never felt unsafe.

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