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Souvenir Stop

Forum by the Sea is multi level shopping center in middle of hotel zone. If you are looking for... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Nicholas C
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Store on second floor has best bargains

If you're looking for the best deals for souvenirs, go to the store located on the left corner on... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2018
Fresno, California
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Mar 12, 2018
“Souvenir Stop”
Jan 18, 2018
“Store on second floor has best bargains”
Shopping mall located in the heart of Cancun's nightlife, it is the only mall with beach access and club.
Paseo Kukulcan km. 9.5 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 883 4425
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

They do not offer much. There are a few food places and overpriced souvenir shops but not much else. However, Coco Bongo is in this plaza. There are several characters (The Mask, Spider-Man, etc..) who try to bait you into buying tickets to the show/club....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheyvonne M
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Tourist trap just want to get money out of tourists, wish i had listened to the other reviews n not went here, la isla mall is so much nicer and you don't get tortured!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lauri112018
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The area is quite empty until 2pm’ish. The prices are expensive and it seems the store almost sell the same things. Coco-bongo was interesting to see. We did not attend due to the $85.00 cover charge. I guess you are paying for the experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Granted, there are plenty of places to eat and souvenirs to purchase but that is it really. This area reminds me of AIYA NAPA/MALIA/ MAGALUF.......you get the picture if you have been to these areas but Forum by the SEA is just an american equivalent...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank worldwidetraveller75
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Tourist trap for sure. The mall is pretty much a ghost town with very basic and pricey souvenir shops. My wife said the women's bathroom didn't have a toilet seat or toilet paper. Wow. Outside, Vendors are aggressive and rude. I Was offered cocaine twice...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Forum by the Sea is multi level shopping center in middle of hotel zone. If you are looking for souvenirs then might be worth quick visit. Not lot of shops here, but it is pretty big mall with three floors. Clean place and right in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for the best deals for souvenirs, go to the store located on the left corner on the second floor. I wished I would've stumbled upon this store first because I spent most of my money at the other store which was much...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Fresno_Guy
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We explored the shops and stopped in the Hard Rock for a bit as well as eating at Hooter's. Safe, clean area. We were only here for a few hours as a getaway from our resort in Playa Mujeres. Food at Hooter's as expected with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Depplep
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

The mall was decent. It had some normal stores that sold cheap trinkets that are found in every store in Cancun. It was nice and clean and there were security there. As a tourist, I felt perfectly fine. Hard rock was the same as every...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ndnsn12221
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Very convenient location in the hotel zone near Coco Bongo. Most notably the Hard Rock Cafe and a few other restaurants are located here along with some shops. It was very crowded at night with people just hanging around.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank GuitarPlayer2006
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Ashleigh B
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Jorge A | Property representative |
Yes through Hard Rock and Chilis
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Hard Rock Cafe Revival~ End of March? (11 Replies)
Another popular nightspot has posted a tentative re-opening date which could also be a hint to when the shopping mall, Forum By The Sea will also reopen. The Hard Rock Cafe is now announcing a tentative re-opening date of: End of March. "Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Wilma, Hard Rock Cafe Cancun has been temporarily closed. Reconstruction and remodeling has begun and we hope to serve local fans and travelers again soon. At this time, a re-opening date has been tentatively...More
March 02, 2006|
Response fromDakotamomy|
Dangers, Thanks for the info. We have been trying to find out info on their re-opening with no luck. This is the first word heard. Hope this date is realistic or at least maybe they'll be open when we come down the first week of May. Thanks again for the update.
Andrew M
Hard Rock Cafe HOSTS Trip Advisor Visitors! (112 Replies)
Hard Rock Cafe has agreed to host any Trip Advisor members that want to get together and meet and celebrate their time in Cancun! We are so happy to have a place to meet all the great people here on this forum. Every Wednesday night at 8pm, just head over to the Hard Rock Cafe in the Forum By The Sea, and see all those people you've been chatting with! Once MY PLACE closed, the TA people were without a meeting place...BUT WE HAVE ONE NOW! TA members will get a discount on their bills when...More
July 15, 2008|
Response fromcancungoran|
sound like a good idea to me :)
Caliente Sportsbook at Forum by the Sea? (3 Replies)
I haven't been to Cancun in a couple years. Is the Caliente Sportsbook still at the Forum by the Sea near Coco Bongos? If anyone can let me know Thanks
July 06, 2011|
Response fromBVG_Steve|
No closed down like 4-6 months ago