Commercial activity is a large part of Chetumals history, it is a key part of the present and a promising future, shopping in the city is guaranteed to be immensely satisfying. The city has a commercial center that can be found on Heroes Ave where shoe stores, clothing stores and food establishments can be found.
A few decades ago this avenue was witness to a splendid commercial flurry and with the passing of the years has become the stage to one of the most important remodel projects of the decade in which 110 million pesos will be invested and which includes a series of programs and strategies that will make this spot the heart of the new commercial center of the city
It is undeniable that the city capital receives buyers during vacation periods that come in search of products from the Belizes’ free zone, which is about 15 minutes from the city, passports are not required to enter and you gain access to up to 300 stores with all kinds of products at very accesible prices. You may choose between shopping at a traditional market or one of the supermarkets that have opened in the last few years.
There are three markets in Chetumal “Lazaro Cardenas del Rio”, “Manuel Altamirano” and “Andres Quintana Roo” where you can find unprocessed products like flowers, fruits, vegetables and meats. You can also enjoy a delicious meal at one of the numerous stands. On the other hand, for those who enjoy visiting large shopping malls there is “Plaza Comercial Las Americas” with many well known stores such as Liverpool, Coppel, restaurants and a movie theatre that attract hundreds of people daily.
Chetumal also has many department stores such as Sams Club, Wal Mart and Home Depot, which show the continuos investments that keep arriving in the city.