Costco Playa del Carmen

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Is there a Costco near Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum?

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What is Costco?

Costco is a big-box retail chain that requires a membership to shop at their warehouse stores. They are headquartered in the United States and are the world’s largest retailer for choice and prime beef, organic foods, rotisserie chicken, and wine. They ranked #11 on the Fortune 500 list for total revenue and are the fifth largest retailer in the world as of 2022. 

The detailed Playa del Carmen Shopping Guide has everything you need to know about the shops in Playa del Carmen.


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Is there a Costco available in the Riviera Maya?

If you are an American or Canadian residing in the Mexican Caribbean, you can easily purchase your regular household items there. In fact, Cancun, which has a high number of American and Canadian retirees, has a well-known retail store that is quite popular.

What kind of products can you find in this Costco?

Home Goods

This Costco location offers a wide variety of home goods and hardware that you may be familiar with from your home country. 

Food and Wine

Additionally, they have a selection of wines and American beef that you’d typically find in the US. 


You can also find home electronics and computer supplies. 

Is it the same products you will find in the US?

While the products available may differ slightly from American or Canadian Costco stores, this location is a source for goods that may not be found elsewhere in Mexico.

Where is the Costco in the Riviera Maya located?

The Costco store in the Riviera Maya area is in Cancun, which is only 10 minutes from “Plaza Las Americas” and 25 minutes from the airport. However, if you’re not in Cancun, it will take longer to get there.

It will take 35 minutes from Puerto Morelos, around 50 minutes from Playa del Carmen and almost 2 hours from Tulum. Even though it’s quite far from Tulum, going there once a week to get a taste of home doesn’t sound too bad.

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