Tukulná (Calle 10 between Calles 59 and 61, tel. 981/816-9088, www.tukulna.com, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Sat.) is a state-run shop that offers top-notch items that it buys directly from local artisans. Inside, you’ll find every type of Campechano handicraft—from handmade clothing to rocking chairs. In the back, there’s also a tacky re-creation of a Maya home as well as a jipi bat cave.
Selling artsy, eclectic handicrafts from around the country, Hecho en México (Calle 59 between Calles 10 and 12, tel. 981/816-4405, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Sat.) is a great place to stop to pick up a unique gift to take home.
The Bazar Artesanal (Centro Comercial Ah Kim Pech, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. daily) is an upscale handicraft market across from the Malecón. Artisans sell their work directly to customers here; though most of the items are of high quality, many are surprisingly costly—up to three times the norm. Worth a stop, at least to window-shop.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition