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Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Activities: Nightlife, Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Description: Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries...
Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.
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Nice markets

Pretty cool market street with lots of shops and restaurants. Taxi ride can be pricey depending on the location of your hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Betty L
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Holmdel, New Jersey
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St. John's, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

5th Avenue is a must when visiting Mexico. There is so much to see and do. The restaurants and bars are great! Also you can do all your shopping there! Be sure to check out the beach while your there too!

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool market street with lots of shops and restaurants. Taxi ride can be pricey depending on the location of your hotel.

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Columbia, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to 5th av and I was pretty disappointed. After going into multiple shops, which are mostly all the same, we ended up going to the big retail places on the strip because they offered everything and all at much cheaper prices. We were offered weed a couple of times which was uncomfortable but simply ignore... More 

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Smooth Rock Falls, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We shopped in the evening and liked the ambiance and the lights and the street entertainers. Had a problem with one shop owner getting a little angry that we would not purchase the item in his shop as his price was still to high..

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a high tourist zone and the shop vendor's know this. There are deals to be had if you know how to negotiate. Many of the vendors along the entire length can be very aggressive with their sales pitch, especially excursion vendors. If you're not interested, tell them you're "leaving tomorrow". Plan for a lot of walking if you... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great place to go to get souvenirs and authentic Mexican food. The locals are very nice and easy to talk to they will try to high ball you on items but stand your ground and they will surrender but also remember they have to make a living on what they sell also

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

How about that....give me one Mexican minute to rip you off. That is how we were spoken to whilst walking the 5th Ave strip. I mean seriously, if I wanted to purchase something I don't need the persuasion. The need for tipping because someone got you to go into a shop was pretty shallow. And what about the guys that... More 

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Britannia Beach, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

So many shops not enough time!! Had a lot of fun there. Stopping at the Tequila Barrell for a margarita & a cervaza! And keep walking, lots of people, lots of deals!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Quinta avenida is a little crazy. We enjoyed people watching and we picked up a few small things but was really hoping to find authentic Mexican items. Most of the stuff is the same in every store, made in China and not really that cheap. We enjoyed the experience of live music one night at one of the stylish lounges-there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

very entertaining...nice restaurant, pubs, nightlife....a lot of stores...Mexican and north-american. They even have forever 21

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