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Address: , Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-984-179-1879
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Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
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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Bustling but fun!

A lovely evening stroll around 5th Avenue is a lovely way to spend an evening in Playa Del Carmen. It is expensive and in the height of summer can be humid, but nevertheless it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely evening stroll around 5th Avenue is a lovely way to spend an evening in Playa Del Carmen. It is expensive and in the height of summer can be humid, but nevertheless it's a fun place to be with Mayan musicians on the beach, street artists, nice little bars and restaurants with live bands and even high flying acrobats.... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent about 2 hours at 5th Avenue and it was enough time for us to see what we wanted and purchase some souvenirs. You definitely feel like a tourist walking up the road there. Vendors and tour groups are constantly calling for you to come in and see there shop because they have "REALLY GOOD PRICES... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We booked an afternoon trip for a bit of shopping and to see something of a local town. Disappointing! Beware the con merchants that line 5th Avenue. We stupidly found ourselves enticed into a shop by 'Hector! Remember me? I'm the waiter at your Hotel, it's my day off I'm helping in my uncle's shop!' (We can't believe we fell... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Having visited Playa del Carmen a number of times over the last ten years 5th Avenue is becoming increasing difficult to enjoy. When we first visited it was laid back, friendly a pleasant stroll with what seemed like and else selection of things to see and do and all of it hassle free. This now seems to have changed beyond... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This street is like a whole different world from the rest of playa del Carmen... A horrible horrible world where all is fake and insanely overpriced and where every non-tourist is there solely to harass/swindle/sell you drugs!? Take a peek if you need to, but do yourself a favor and take a turn off this nightmarish place as soon as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Playa del Carmen for two weeks in an all inclusive that was fabulous. However that didn't give us any chance to see the outside world. So we wanted to "explore" what else was around us nearby. 5 th Avenue was a mixture of stall malls ,shops and stores that messed with your senses , there were people... More 

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san diego, ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

TOO COMERCIALIZED NOW. When you see "Forever 21" stores, you know it's time to move on. It's OK to walk down Calle 5 once and have a cocktail but that is it!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

If you like tat to buy, people harassing you to get in their shop or people every 10 metres asking you if you want 'Charlie' it's the place for you. Such a shame.

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Bedfordshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When we first visited in 2008 this shopping avenue was a long row of nick nacky shops with a sports shop at one end and somewhere in the middle was a bus station and a McDonalds and an expensive perfumerie. 2015 - now sees air conditioned all of the above along with boutiques, restaurants, bars etc...........definitely worth a visit.!

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Crocker, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

5th Avenue is a neat experience, but not for everyone. People are constantly yelling at you to come in their store. It wore on my husband after a while. You do get a better deal if you use pesos, versus American Dollars. There is a bank just off 5th street that will give you the best rate. We were there... More 

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