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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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you need a retail fix while you are on the Riviera Maya or at Playacar - this is the place to go.. One long street with bars, restaurants and shops. The end nearest to Playacar has some smart shops, Starbucks and you can get the ferry to Cozumel. At the other end there's a little shopping centre with a... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Me & my two friends have visited 5th avenue quite a few times whilst being in Mexico! The restaurants are great & the shops are great! The gift shops tend to sell nearly all the same stuff, just the odd new stuff now & again but we managed to get most our gifts from there!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This area is nice if you are looking to do something different for the day and maybe grab a few souvenirs. However, you are HOUNDED from the 1st store you walk by. And it's on both sides of the street. Non-stop guys trying to get you in their stores, telling you they were your waiter from last night. It's a... More

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Sidney
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Way too many pushy salesman trying to get you to come into their store or buy cigars. We rode bikes from our resort and had a hard time finding parking. Wanted to get my daughter a cross necklace and one store. Way too expensive, ended up buying a fake one cheaper, only to find the original necklace I wanted at... More

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Spicewood, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is my favorite place to be! Good food, fun and shopping. It is such a great and "laid back" culture in Playa. Everyone is friendly and fun to negotiate with. Never pay more than 1/2 of what your originally quoted. There's another one at the next store with a more negotiable store keeper.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We really enjoyed fifth avenue. Lots of shops with lots of touristy things as well as your more expensive shops like mac, sunglass hut etc. we got some good bargains and the beach is just down a few blocks. What more could you ask for? However we were constantly bombarded whilst walking along and not going to lie it can... More

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Burlington, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Fifth Avenue from our hotel in Akumal. We took the collectivo there, which only cost us $12 for the both of us for both ways. Fifth avenue is a street that is pretty busy, there are lots of shops, restaurants, and bars. There will be people hassling you to go in but just ignore... More

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Mississauga, Ontario
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Make sure you go in the afternoon to evening time as that's when a lot of the stores (and eating) places are open. There's also, usually some sort of activity going on at the beach which is very close by. Try to go to all the local stores. There are some brand name stores but we went to the local... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Located one street from the ocean, this paved mall offers the tourist everything they need- dozens of shops local/international brands, tour operators, tourist items by the mile full, restaurants,nightclubs and buskers ready for photographs. Marachi everywhere to really get you in the mood also! I felt very safe walking alone at night along this strip as there people everywhere

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fifth avenue in Playa Del Carmen has everything and anything you could want or need! It's a really long stretch of shops, bars and restaurants of different kinds. I went to a few restaurants that were all lovely and did a lot of shopping :). Hundreds of shops from gift shops to clothes shops, perfumes, shoes and jewellery all different... More

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