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5th Avenue (Avenida 5)

Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Nightlife, Shopping, Dining, Drinking
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Owner description: Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Don't let a rainy day spoil your trip, 5th avenue is an activity you'll remember. You'll find everything you could ever want. Great deals on souvenirs and liquor (better then at the duty free at the airport.) Everyone should go and experience what it is like to haggle with a shop keeper. Never pay the first price they give you.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely pedestrian street with shops, restaurants and street performers. Great deals to be had here if you are looking for jewelry. However, it is annoying to constantly be harassed for a "Mexican Minute" while enjoying the stroll.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

In regards to other reviews complaining about the street vendors.. If you have been shopping anywhere else in Mexico, you will know that there will always be vendors trying to push sales on you. That is how they make a living and feed their families.. So I don't blame them. It's annoying but I can get over it. The shopping... More

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Canal Fulton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Fifth Avenue is a pedestrian strip that runs for about a mile or so, parallel to the beach. It's the resorts main center of activity both day and night. The avenue is full of restaurants and shops catering to the visitors needs. As you walk along it vendors will constantly try to entice you in to their shop or restaurant.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Plenty of shops, bars, restaurants etc. We was told that we may get hassled to go into shops, but we didnt find it that bad at all, we said no thank you and they seemed to accept that. Street/beach entertainment Señor frogs was great If you are a Party of more than 4 and you are in 1 taxi then... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The strip is long with tons of flirty and sext bars. You could find a live band, a salsa joint, a pub, a nightclub, restuarants. It reminded be of Lincoln Road in Miami without the highend shops. Very cute!

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Cohoes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The vendors are a little pushy, just keep walking. Stop at a restaurant and try the local fare. My husband bought some beautiful Mexican Shoes - $100 US Dollars.

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great place to do some shopping! We found great prices on Vanilla and Tequila! We ate at a local Mexican restaurant and experienced a fish spa! We recommend going to 5th avenue!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The best little city I have visited to walk all around, shop til ya drop, (major fine stores & small bargain stores), then walk a mile on the beautiful sandy beaches, get an hour massage, fancy restaurants, great little hole in the wall places to eat, and take the ferry and enjoy a small quaint island with smaller versions of... More

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Far Rockaway, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice little shopping area. Just wish I had more than 2 hours to look around more. Nice restaurants and the people really aren't too pushy when trying to seek their wares. Ate some great Mexican food at Tequila Barrel. Almost a little like Front Street in Phillipsburg St. Martin.

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