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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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Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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

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Pearl River, NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Its impossible to walk on 5th Ave without getting harrassed. Many of the hawkers were downright nasty if you ignored them. We looked at merchandise in a couple of stores but gave up when they kept following us through the store badgering us incessantly. We turned around and walked back to our hotel, through the same gauntlet all the way.... More

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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

From the moment we got out of the taxi, we were being approached, talked to, harassed and basically pulled on to look at "their stores". I found it unpleasant, and I've been to Cozumel and Bahamas several times were you bartar, etc. Most of the stores seem to all have the same things. We spoke to another American couple there... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We love visiting 5th Ave. The Mexican people are amazing. Yes they can be pushy but if you keep walking they will leave you alone. We found all kinds of deals on 5th Ave. If you are tired of the food in your all inclusive resort this is the best place to visit. We tried out a couple restaurants and... More

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Paris, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

20 years ago, this was a quaint area with tons of local shops. Today it is much more chain stores and restaurants. This is not like a Mexican market. For cheap souvenirs, there are some good places. While strolling, we were greeted by 8 or 10 people claiming to be waiters from our resort working at the family shop that... More

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Bedfordshire, Uk
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went 3 years ago & it's changed a lot. They have new high end shops at the beginning of the strip but once you get to the tourist shops you will constantly be hassled to come int the shops. Every 2nd shop owner asked if we wanted drugs which surprised us as we were with our daughters. One couple... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Large variety of stores including a Mall with high end stores. Stores with beautiful local artifacts.

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Staten Island, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful mile-long shopping area filled with shops,restaurants,and street vendors. Short walk to the beach. Able to negotiate prices in some cases.~ Disliked the heat and humidity as it got to mid-day.

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