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Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-984-179-1879
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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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5th and the rest

This really covers all of Playa and not just 5th. I'll start with some tips: 1. Check in at the Taxi desk just after you exit customs. You can get a return trip for about 1300... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I walked up and down 5th avenue almost every night of our vacation. Some store owners were better than others, but they all haggled us to a certain degree. A few even harassed us (just walk away and don't engage). I recommend going in the early afternoon. Mostly souvenir shops, but there are a handful of cute... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This really covers all of Playa and not just 5th. I'll start with some tips: 1. Check in at the Taxi desk just after you exit customs. You can get a return trip for about 1300 pesos (85 US or so). The trip back to the airport is pre-arranged. You call the day before to confirm and the taxi will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our day walking Avenida 5 was unremarkable and really zapped us of energy. While many stores have air conditioners blowing, the heat is a lot to bear to just see sunglasses stores and the same stuff you can find anywhere. I would suggest doing this at night before/after dinner, not in the day as something to do, but not a... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It's a lot of fun sightseeing down 5th Avenue but beware of being hounded and lied to all the way down the street. They recognize your bracelet color and tell you they were your waiter or anything to lure you into their store. Also, beware booking tours. We booked with a company at 20th and 5th with a guy named... More 

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Limerick Pa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We preface this review that we went in the late morning/afternoon. Very bad!!! We were raw meat in the afternoon for the hungry storekeepers. Targets with Iberostar bracelets and Americans. We got hounded all the way down the entire shopping district. We have heard that the evening is better with more people to dilute tourists. Every store was "Grand Opening"... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We did not make it all the was through 5th Ave. Its best explored early morning. Be sure to make a trip back in the evening. Several small beach and street bars. Pretty cool.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I so enjoyed 5th Avenue. If you need gifts for family & friends this is the place to visit in Playa Del Carmen. Also if you forgot to pack something they will have it, there are so many restaraunts, boutiques & bars. We also felt safe because there are so many people. The streets were also clean. Highly reccomend.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed walking up and down 5th avenue while in Playa del Carmen. It can get a bit redundant telling people that you don't want their services, so we started to act like we didn't hear them! There are some pretty cool shops and restaurants that can fit any budget. We also got fish pedicures which was... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was my third time to Mexico. While there, my husband and I took two trips to 5th Avenue. We had two great days of shopping, had a few cervezas, and did some sightseeing. If you want to get a few unique souvenirs, consider something from Senior Frogs. You can find great clothing, key chains, etc. There are also some... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Shopping, eats, running. My family and I walked down 5th avenue shopping twice; once at night and once during the day (and I ran the street mornings). The night time was cooler and very busy. My 13 year old daughter thought it was a little creepy however the rest of us felt comfortable. The day time was more subdued and... More 

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Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-984-179-1879
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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