Shopping Centers and Malls
Facing the plaza and next to the Palacio de Gobierno, the Pasaje Picheta (Calle 61 between Calles 60 and 62, 8 a.m.–midnight daily) is a small shopping center with a few boutiques selling trendy items, a couple of overpriced Internet cafés, and a handful of fast-food eateries. The food court in the center is a good place to rest if it’s raining outdoors and the small art gallery on the mezzanine has interesting and changing expositions. There is also a public bathroom on the 2nd floor (US$0.25).
Gran Plaza (Calle 50 Diagonal 460, tel. 999/944-7658, 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m. daily) is the city’s largest and fanciest mall with dozens of upper-end stores and two movie theaters mostly showing recent American films.
Plaza America (Calle 56-A at Av. Colón, tel. 999/920-2196, 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m. daily) is a standard mall with a J. C. Penney, lots of ATMs, and a Cinepolis movie theater.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition