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Shopping in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion

Come on – let’s take a journey together south of the border, down to old Mexico!

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Can you smell the sweet scent of churros in the air and hear the lingering notes of a Mariachi band in the distance?  Then you’re ready to shop ‘til you drop in EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion!

Right this way to Mexico! Photo by Matthew Cooper.

Right this way to Mexico! Photo by Matthew Cooper.

The main feature of the pavilion is a huge Mayan temple – when climb the stairs and head inside you’ll find yourself in a peaceful outdoor marketplace just after dark!  How delightful!

Plaza de los Amigos. Photo by Eric Weber.

Plaza de los Amigos. Photo by Eric Weber.

The open-air town square market is called Plaza de los Amigos – and there you’ll be able to find all sorts of fun trinkets just like you’d find in any Mexican tourist market.  Hot sauces, tequila, glassware, piñatas, ponchos, sombreros and more hand off of bustling kiosks under the night sky!

Shopping in the open air market inside the Mayan temple. Photo by Eric Weber.

Shopping in the open air market inside the Mayan temple. Photo by Eric Weber.

To the left of the square, you’ll see doors leading into another shop – La Princesa de Cristal, where you can enter a more traditional storefront to find jewelry, ornaments, crystal figurines, and art collectibles.

Donald comes to live as a pinata! Photo by Eric Weber.

Donald comes to live as a pinata! Photo by Eric Weber.

After you’ve dined at San Angel Inn, sipped at La Cava del Tequila, or taken a ride on The Gran Fiesta Tour, head back out into the sunshine and stroll along Mexico’s World Showcase promenade where you’ll find two more outlets for a little retail therapy!

Through the Jungle and into Mexico! Photo by Matthew Cooper.

Through the Jungle and into Mexico! Photo by Matthew Cooper.

Near La Cantina de San Angel you’ll see a Ring Carvers station and a small kiosk called El Ranchito del Norte which sells plush toys, puppets, and more!

What is you favorite part about shopping in Mexico at EPCOT?

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