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5th Avenue (Avenida 5)

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We decided to break free from our hotel for a while and took the collectivo to playa Del Carmen. Great shops, although as soon as they see you're wristband they know what hotel you are from and advise that they are a waiter in you're hotel - our Thomson rep advised us of this before going. I lost count of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

First few days we were put of from going shopping, because of the people "you wanna buy this? I know what you need" But you get that everywhere now days so if you can walk around with selective hearing we'd definitely recommend this Avenue full of hidden gems, Maya-Xel in particular which sells all sorts of shells, shark teeth necklaces,... More

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New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Lots of places to shop and eat. There is a new mall with nice shops. Starbucks, Bari Bathing Suits, The Body Shop just to name a few. Found some good deals on T-Shirts and Linen Dresses. A must see! We always felt very safe.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visted PDC (playa del carmen) in august 14, just a quick note on out title Beware the mexican guy that runs out of a shop saying hi im a waiter at your hotel in the restaurant im on my day off helping my grandfather out have you got time to come and see his shop. Of course he doesnt... More

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Hudson, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I read that 5th avenue was about a mile long so I was ready for the walk, but I was amazed at how many shops there were along the way! We didn't eat while on 5th avenue, but we did stop into many shops and brought home a whole bag of souvenirs!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are searching for some fun, you can find a few options here, there´s bars, discos, restaurants, art galleries and souvenirs stores, it is also near to the beach.

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Lancashire, England
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218 reviews 218 reviews
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210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was a big mistake to visit 5th Avenue, even during the afternoon. Four of us travelled by Taxi from our hotel about 40 minutes away. The driver told us he would take us to the start of 5th Avenue and had a place to park where we could meet him when we ready to go back 3 hours later.... More

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Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A fun place to hang out in restaurants, bars and shops and watch the crowd go by. We have been coming to Playa for eight years now and have enjoyed each visit here. We have lovely friends that we visit and we enjoy walking on 5th Ave at night when it is cooler. It is fun to meet up with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Neat little experience. There are a large variety of stores including a strip mall and high end stores. The little shops sell mainly the same things but you may get a better deal in one than the other. There are many cool little things to look at. You may still find the odd unique thing here and there. Just like... More

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Selma, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

the shuttle from the hotel was an easy ride. 15minutes the most. great restaurants. great time shopping. plenty of shops

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