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Furniture Buying Guide for Playa Del Carmen

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The Playa Del Carmen Furniture Guide

If you have a condo, house or just a rental property in Playa Del Carmen you are going to have to think about buying furniture. Part of the enjoyment of owning a place is furnishing it yourself. This can be a joy to some and a chore to others.

We are bring you this guide to buying furniture in Playa Del Carmen because it is actually not as easy as you think. It is likely not going to be a one stop shopping experience and being new to an area and country presents different issues to consider. This list will be ongoing because there are lots of little places that offer some things and we want to bring you everything from high end to basic as well as services that will furnish your place for you.

If you are moving here to live then you have already had to think about what you wanted to bring and consider how much it costs to bring large items with you. (See our article on recommendations for what to bring to Playa Del Carmen for new residents)  So after some consideration we are sure you will need to do some shopping when here for furnishings.

If you are going to own a rental property here then you will most likely need to furnish it as well. If it is a vacation rental then you need basic furniture that will be used by vacation renters. If it is a long term rental it will also be good to have basics because in Mexico most apartments are semi furnished. The reason for this is because apartments are for new couples starting out that do not have money for furniture or for people moving and staying in an area for a short time so having a place that is furnished makes it much more easy.

Considerations for buying furniture in Playa Del Carmen

Here are some things you will need to consider before buying furniture.

  • Furniture made from soft wood or non tropical woods can be prone to termites. It is not like every inch of Playa Del Carmen is crawling with termites but they can affect wood products in homes.
  • Moisture is also a consideration. If you are not going to climate control your home 24/7 then the humidity and moisture can be an issue. If you rooms are on the first floor and it is a shaded area with moisture then it will be a constant battle with mildew on some types of materials.

Here are some things you should know about shopping for furniture in Playa Del Carmen.

  • Many furniture stores will only have a limited stock in the showroom. Many will have catalogs to order from. It is up to you if you want to have things delivered in 1-6 weeks. Some furniture will need to be made to order at the factory and then shipped.
  • Furniture cost are more the what you expect. There are no Ikeas or Home Goods stores where you can get a multitude of inexpensive goods. Most everything is full price with only the occasional slightly discounted sales price.
  • The look of a lot of furniture is modern with a slight European feel. Old world antiques are not to be found at all in Playa Del Carmen.
  • Since most floors are tile you are going to be mopping a lot and this means water. Having furniture with air space under them not only helps air circulate but also helps in cleaning. Legs of chairs and sofas will get wet when mopping so something that will not rust is good.

Playa Del Carmen furniture shopping

The following is a description and possibly a photo of each place that might interest you for shopping for furniture. Happy shopping!

FurnitureMex

If the idea of searching all over and looking for what you need, trying to figure out is best for your needs and trying to arrange deliveries is too much, you might consider FurnitureMex. They offer full furniture packages for your house. This reputable company has been working with expats and locals to furnish houses and condos in Playa Del Carmen.

Website: http://www.furnituremex.com/

Buying fabric in Playa

FabricIf you are working on furnishing your home and want to make curtains, pillows or reupholster a piece of furniture then check out our guide to buying fabric in Playa Del Carmen. Having things made in Playa Del Carmen can save you money and it is not as expensive as you might think.

 

Furniture Row in Playa Del Carmen

A good place to start is on the 307 Highway coming into Playa Del Carmen from the north. This stretch of highway has multiple places to look in all budgets. Here are the places in order north to south. (See map where first 12 stores are located)

buying furniture in Playa Del Carmen

Galerias El Triunfo

This store was a welcome addition to Playa Del Carmen. Look for the bright blue building on the west side of the highway. It is near where the Arco Vial Road intersects with the highway. This store has fun and sometimes over the top stuff. Chairs with British flag fabric, kitchen stools and chairs, pillows, picture frames and a lot of household decorative elements. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sundays 10am-8pm

Website: http://www.galeriaseltriunfo.com/

Casa Latina

 Playa Del Carmen furnitureCasa Latina is a large furniture store where you can furnish most rooms in your house. It is mainly furniture and not too much decorative items. They offer full packages for homes. They have a large showroom and bilingual staff. Prices are medium to high.

Website: http://www.casalatina.com.mx/

 

Kokko

muebles Kokko furniture store Playa Del Carmen

This is a relatively new store in Playa Del Carmen. For as large as the store is it does not seem to have as much stuff as you might think. It has more mirrors, lights and outdoor furniture.

 

 

Carreiro Colchones

playa del carmen furniture  If you are in the area and want to check out mattresses then this is a good place with a lot in one location. Mattresses are fairly easy to find in Playa Del Carmen, you can even get them in grocery stores like Walmart. If you need something specific you can check here.

Website: http://www.colchonescarreiro.com/

 

Unique Wood and Iron Furniture

Unique Wood and Iron Furniture Playa Del Carmen

At this store you can get custom made furniture and lighting. Most things are made with tropical hardwoods and you can have a one of a kind piece. Be sure to look at examples of their work on their website.

website: www.uniquewoodiron.com

 

Quku

Quku furniture store muebles playa del carmen

Quku is more of a home design store and furnishings. It does have good taste and different things then you will find in other locations. They have designed a lot of places in Playa including hotels and restaurants.

Website: http://www.quku.com.mx/

 

Fabrica de Muebles

Fabrica De Muebles furniture store Playa Del CarmenFabrica de Muebles is a more traditional Mexican looking furniture store with things made out of wood. If you need something custom made they can build it for you.

 

 

 

La Casa Gris

muebles La Casa Gris furniture store Playa del Carmen La Casa Gris has most rooms of furniture covered and is more low to mid priced items as far as furniture is concerned. They have a lot of items available by catalog ordering.

Website: http://lacasagris.com/

 

 

InLab Muebles

Inlab furniture store Playa Del carmen muebles

Inlab Muebles is a Mexican company that manufactures in Guadalajara and ships all over. They offer living room sets and other rooms of furniture. It is basic furniture but can look nice. Most everything has to be ordered and you can select different fabrics.

Tip: Check out the prices online before going in the store. You might find it cheaper.

Website: http://www.inlabmuebles.com/

Ambiance Muebles

Ambiance furniture store Playa Del Carmen Muebles Ambiance Muebles  has nice high end outdoor furniture, interesting mirrors and unique dinning room tables and a little bit more.

Website:  http://ambiancemuebles.com/

 

 

Maderas Del Caribe

Madera Playa del carmen wood store

Maderas Del Caribe is one of the most accessible wood stores in Playa. They do make basic bed frames and curtain rod holders for sale. We listed this places as well because if you need to build something yourself or need wood for a project this is your place.

 

 

Other locations in Playa Del Carmen for furniture

Actual Design Furniture Store

Actual is considered one of the best locations for good design and quality. It is high end and a lot of silver accents and leather.

Website: http://actualdecoracion.com/

Dettaglio

Dettaglio was located on 30th Avenue and 4th Street but is now moved to the highway, so look for them near the other furniture stores. It is a modern design store with mid priced furniture. It seems to be a good value for what you get.

Website: http://dettaglio.com.mx/

La 5ta Hacienda

La 5ta Haciennda Furniture store in Playa Del CarmenThis Mexican style store has all made in Mexico products. The style is colonial hacienda and western Mexico style. They have a small amount of furniture and a lot of home furnishings. They are located on 5th Avenue and the corner of 40th St. Open everyday from 9:00am-9:00pm

 

 

Casona

Casona Playa del Carmen, Elemento RestaurantCasona is a design store and a good place to have custom pieces made for you out of wood.

The store is located on 25th Avenue between 26th Street and 28th Street.

 

 

Juarez Avenue

hardwood furniture playa del carmen juarez avenueMuebleria San Jose  is a good place to look at locally made hardwood furniture. The shop is located a few blocks above the 307 Highway on the south side. Prices are reasonable.

 

 

Telebodega

This huge warehouse on the highway has two floors of furniture. It has a lot of living room sets, bedroom sets, appliances and even kitchen cabinets. It used to be cheaper but prices are not cheap especially considering the quality and design. It is located on the west side of the highway between Calle 7 Sur and Calle 11 Sur.

Office Depot

Don’t forget about office supply stores. Office Depot has  a good selection of office desk and chairs of course but also has some book cases and mirrors. The store is located on the 307 Highway between 2nd and 4th Streets.

Website: http://store.officedepot.com.mx/OnlineStore/

Sam’s Club

Sams Club has a small selection if furniture. Of course you need a membership here to buy. Sams is located on the 307 Highway on the south end of town.

Website: http://www.sams.com.mx/

City Club

This club like store is just like Sams Club. It is a member based store. It is less popular then Sams but might have  something you need for furniture. To give you an idea of what they have, at one time there will be one sofa, a couple of chairs, a TV stand and a dinning room set.

Website: http://www.cityclub.com.mx

Liverpool Department Store

Liverpool is the Mexican version of Bloomingdales. You can get good quality and you will pay for it as well. This department store just opened a flagship store on the south end of Playa on the 307 Highway. Search around the second floor for room ideas. They have some nice lighting ideas.

Website: http://www.liverpool.com.mx/shopping/store/

Grocery Stores

Stores like Walmart and Mega sell basic cheap furniture. It is of low quality and do not expect it to last long.

Plaza Las Americas Shopping Mall

There are a few locations in this shopping mall. There are three smaller places that sell furniture. One has modern furniture of decent quality and the other two sell cheap furniture meant for shoppers living in the housing developments.

Sears

Sears has a lot of living room furniture and household decorations. Sears also has a small section from Pier 1 Imports. It is not as good as having a whole Pier 1 store but it is something.

Website: http://www.sears.com.mx/

Coppel

Coppel is a Mexican department store that makes money off selling everything via store credit. Most things are low quality but you might find something useful here. Coppel also has a store in Centro Maya but they are identical. They also offer a lot  of online shopping with deliver.

Website: http://www.coppel.com/

Zara Home

Zara Home is in Paseo Del Carmen shopping mall. They have mainly small decorative items for your home and linens.

Buying second hand

There is a store called  Bazar De Remate on 35th Avenue between 2nd Street and 4th Street in a warehouse that sells used furniture. This place gets things from hotels that are remodeling, people moving or clearing out. They also are starting to buy from people willing to sell, so if you are remodeling and don’t want the hassle of selling online or need to move things fast, try contacting them. Open daily from 10am-7pm

Phone 803-4043

More shopping?

If you are a new resident in Playa Del Carmen and need to find things, see our Ultimate Shopping Guide to Playa Del Carmen. The first have of this guide is for tourist and the second is for residents.

Where do you like buying furniture in Playa Del Carmen? Do you have some tips for us? Let us know in the comment box below. We love hearing from our readers!

29 Comments on Furniture Buying Guide for Playa Del Carmen

  1. Thanks so much for posting this. Very helpful 🙂

  2. We went everywhere in your list – Thank you! We bought most of our furniture from Ambiance Muebles, Claudia & Jonathan have been so very helpful. We also found a shop across from Sams that had great things, (especially accessories) called Homey – Nancy is very kind, they also do special order furniture (very cool tree root tables) – things that are different from the norm, and more upscale I would say. We look forward to a point where we can finally enjoy our new vacation home. Your website is a great find. Thank you again.

  3. Please do not advise anyone to go to InLab Muebles. I went there after reading this article a few months ago and have yet to receive my sofa. I am now trying to get my money back. They do not respond unless you pester them and even then they only give excuses. Absolutely terrible, terrible company with the worst customer service. Of course they were super nice when I went in and placed my order! -_- I am not the first with this problem either. Check the reviews their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Inlab-Muebles-Riviera-Maya-156670877685641/?fref=ts Wish I had seen them prior to ordering.

    • Mr.Yucatan // May 26, 2016 at 11:40 PM // Reply

      Thank you for posting your experience here and it will become part discussion for all to read. We hope that you have a better furniture experience in Playa Del Carmen in the near future.

  4. Pratricia // June 8, 2016 at 1:39 AM // Reply

    My husband and I ordered some furniture at Actual and had nothing but bad service. They kept promising the order would come in. For such a high end store the service is not good at all. If people order from there they should know that it will take double the time they say and only half the time get back to you. I like their designs but the service ruins it. I was going to buy more there but I am looking for alternative furniture stores.

    • Mr.Yucatan // June 8, 2016 at 6:03 AM // Reply

      Thank you about your comments about Actual Furniture store. We have gotten several complaints via email about this store. Honestly we are surprised how many complaints we have heard. We are glad you put your statements public so they can see them and others. They have not been good about addressing problems with their company and we hate to see people have so much difficulty with them. They are a good high end furniture store and should have high end service.

  5. Hello! I am moving to Playa Del Carmen and need to buy everything for my new condo. I am glad to find your guide. I know when we were down last time we had a hard time finding where to go for furniture.

  6. Thanks for this guide. I have been looking for furniture in Playa Del Carmen. I moved here with not much and have to replace everything.

  7. Scott Doriety // June 23, 2016 at 2:00 AM // Reply

    Hello. I ordered from Inlab furniture store. I checked their prices in the small store in Playa Del Carmen and it was more then online. I wanted to see the actual size fo the sofas and chairs. It was good to see in the store because they are smaller then I thought. I wound up ordering from them in Guadalajara. It was a little bit of the process but in the end I got my stuff and am happy. It is decent basic furniture. I see other people have had issues with the Inlab store in Playa Del Carmen. I would recommend just ordering online. That is afterall what the store is doing for you since they don’t have things in stock.

  8. After searching around we found your furniture guide here. We love your site as a resource.

  9. I was just in Tulum last week to furnish a condo we just purchased in Puerta Zama! I pre-ordered and pre-paid for our master bedroom furniture at Actual and my dining table and buffet at Pergo. Alejandra from Actual was amazing she worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect including the delivery! Adrianna from Pergo did the same! We had 5 days to furnish this condo from top to bottom. Upon arrival to Cancun we went straight to Actual and we’re able to also purchase our couch, coffee table, and accent pieces. We furnished the second bedroom with Casa Latina. Rodrigo was amazing…we’re able to custom order two twin size beds, one night stand and dresser on Tuesday and by Thursday it was delivered! We also bought our decorative pillows and additional accent pieces!
    My favorite piece in our condo was custom made at Unique Lighting, it’s a beautiful piece that hangs above our dining table! Alan Shields provided excellent service! Our go to store for additional things like rugs, lamps, comforters, bathroom was Liverpool. We took a drive down to Cancun to purchase our TV and additional items at Costco, we bought out twin mattress at Sam’s in Playa. Note: there is NO Costco in Playa we’re misinformed at the airport. My husband and I are big fans of the Huitchol art and by accident ran into a gallery on la 5ta. There we bought 2 amazing pieces…Jana and Marten we’re amazing!!! All in all everything fell into place and we left Tulum and Casa El Sueno ready for traveler’s to enjoy🌞.
    Any recommendations for outdoor patio furniture and blinds for 3 patio doors?
    Thanks!

    • Mr.Yucatan // July 8, 2016 at 4:18 PM // Reply

      Thank you so much Juana for your review and rundown of your experiences buying furniture in Playa Del Carmen and around. What type of furniture are you looking for your patio? If you want more modern we like Casa Latina and if you like more wood and local, we like the handmade wood shops on the Tulum Coba road. There are some nice chairs and loungers that are made from tropical hardwoods and will last in this climate. The blinds, well do you need higher end one, Actual does them. Or are you just looking for something to cover the windows?

  10. I was very happy to find your website because I moved to Playa Del Carmen and have needed to furnish my new condo. I wants to say thanks for the good list of furniture stores.

    • Hello Dorris

      First let us say welcome to Playa Del Carmen. We hope you are getting settled in nicely. Thank you for your comments. If you found any other sources for furniture or design you liked let us know. We love to keep adding to all our guides.

  11. Hello, I am anticipating my trip to Puerto Morales to furnish my new home vacation spot and rental in the Puntarena Morales. Thank you for this wonderful information. I am just waiting for the go/ that its done and I am on my way. planning to spend 3/4 weeks to get everything done. any helpful hints would be appreciated Maureen

    • Hello Maureen

      We hope your new project will go smoothly and you get nice furniture for you new place. I think the best tip is, since you have 3-4 weeks to do it, is to buy what is in stock. Many places will offer delivery service but they often take longer then stated. A lot of furniture is made in Guadalajara on the other side of Mexico. This means that it might have to be made with the fabric of choice and then shipped by truck to the Rivera Maya.
      It probably is good to spend one day and visit all the stores. Most are along the highway in Playa Del Carmen. Then you can get an idea of what styles and prices at each store.
      There is at least one local furniture on the highway on the south end of Puerto Morelos. It has very local made furniture and Mexican looking furniture. The prices are lower as well. This little store might have something for you. It is on the beach side of the local access road in Puerto Morelos.

  12. Hello I am moving from Canada this year and will need to buy all new furniture for my condo. This is a great resource.

    Great blog, continue the good work!

  13. Hello, we are from Cozumel, and looking for out door dining table. Either a mesh material, or the plastic rattan. The Ambiance Muebles web site is not working. I can’t seem to find anything. What would you suggest? We were hoping to find online, and order, and ship it over, but this seems to be a problem. I appreciate your help, and input.

    • Actually if you don’t want anything super nice you could check into the online furniture of Walmart or Coppel. Liverpool does have some nice patio furniture as well but will cost about as much as indoor furniture. Most of the furniture stores are along the highway in Playa on the north end, just north of 28 De Julio Avenue. Checking out this area will also turn up what is possible here in Playa Del Carmen. We hope you find something you like.

  14. There is a new furniture store in Playa Del Carmen along the highway. It is called mi patio. You should check it out. It is just south of 28 de Julio.

    • Thanks for the tip Jana. We saw it the other day and will be stopping by there to get info. There are a few new places are going to add to the furniture guide.

  15. Stephan Schofield // September 22, 2016 at 1:22 PM // Reply

    Hi there, Thanks for the guide. I am looking for some custom made wood light fixtures. What are some places to check out?

    • Hello Stephan

      There is one wood working shop listed here that does custom pieces. We are also working with a new one that has amazing light fixtures. We will send you an email with details on it since we don’t have all the info on the site yet.
      Thanks for your question.

  16. Janet Fullford // October 16, 2016 at 9:42 PM // Reply

    We are moving to the Riviera Maya and looking to buy some furniture so we have saved your list of furniture stores for our research material. Thanks.

  17. One that I didn’t see on there was Amati, it’s right across the street from Centro Maya along the highway. They have really good quality Italian furniture and good prices for it. The style is very similar to Actual Decoracion. We ordered a few items from them the past week and will probably order more.

    • Thank you for mentioning this furniture store. We will be paying them a visit soon and adding them to the list. We hope you are finding everything you need in Playa Del Carmen. Thanks for reading our website.

  18. Hello! This guide has been very helpful to me. I have been furnishing my house and it has been an undertaking since moving to Playa. It is nice to have a list of stores to visit.

  19. hi anyone know the average price for a good quality mattress in Playa stores? looking to buy in Mar/17

    • Well that is a bot of a loaded question. Most basic mattresses start around 2000 pesos. The higher end ones can go for 5000-6000 pesos but you have to shop around when you are here so you can get what you want.

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