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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
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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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Nightlife, Shopping, Dining, Drinking
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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Greenfield, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Lots to see, buy and eat! Sellers are very aggressive and will do and say just about ANYTHING to get you into their shop and sell you some of their merchandise.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Certainly worth dragging yourself away from the beach for a few hours of retail therapy. Lots of international brand shops and prices (for the Brits anyway) weren't too bad. Yes, you will get pestered by traders but they are harmless - just walk on with a smile. Most hotels run shuttles a few times a day. Good choice of restaurants... More 

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Becker, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen is a fun little adventure for souvenir shopping. There are plenty of shops so do a good walk through before buying. We spent about an hour here after walking the beach and eating lunch at a beachside restaurant. It was fun.

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High Point, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent a few hours wandering among the shops and restaurants on our last night in Playa de Carmen. Took a cab from our hotel and the cabdriver gave us a cellphone and told us to call him when we were ready and he would pick us up. As previously described, a lot of shops, some very... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I spent a few hours here during a trip to Mexico. My tour operator, Air Transat, had a "free" shuttle to take people here from Akumal, after stopping at a high pressure jewellery store for around an hour. Still nice to get a free ride after wasting some time at the jewellery store. Its mainly restaurants and souvenier shops. Also... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

spent an afternoon down 5th ave and it was ok, we bought a few soveniers from the abundance of shops, the hassle wasnt too bad a quick no was all it took and you were ok, would probably go back again as it was lively and packed with people,

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Hi, wondering if anyone can tell me if the rumours iv heard are true. Are animals kept captive as I love animals and think this will ruin mine and my boyfriends whole holiday? We are big big animal lovers. We are staying 20 minutes out of playa del Carmen in playacar. If anyone could review back their experiences of this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very overpriced with vendors bothering walking people all the time. Coffee mugs for 10-15USD? what a joke! I got much better prices next to one of the pyramids. So I would advice waiting with the shopping for the "touristy things" ( ceramics, blankets, masks, silver etc) until you go to the pyramids where you can haggle and get exactly this... More 

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Lancs
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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Every imaginable souvenir available, if you like tequila it's a paradise, keep your wrist band covered as the shop touts tell you they are waiter at your hotel to get you into their friends shop, you must barter, the shop keepers mother you to distraction, if you want MAC makeup it's two thirds of the UK price. If you want... More 

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Surrey
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45 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Everything about this shopping street creeps me out. I have been to a lot of shopping streets and bazaars all over the world and have never seen people being harassed and black mailed like on this street. Starting with the taxi. Our taxi brought us here for a reasonable fare, however going back was a different story. We were asked... More 

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