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5th Avenue (Avenida 5)

Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Type: Flea & street markets, Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
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 & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
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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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Myself and husband shared a taxi here with a couple we met at our hotel the cost was around four pound sterling from the hotel riu tequila and took about fifteen minutes . There are so many shops to see with everything you could want from cheap bargains to designer goods , with plenty of bars and restaurants including a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Pretty typical touristy stuff, get really tired of locals catcalling to look at their wares, if you say no they ask whey, etc. if you ignore them they talk about you badly, nothing I wanted to see, I wanted local art and antiques but not here! just your sombreros and t shirts mainly and the few restaurants and bars we... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best area in Playa De Carmen. The 5th Avenue is 8km long. So where on 5th avenue you are makes a difference. We stayed in a 2bedroom apartment in Casa Del Mar which was couple of blocks from 5th ave.So we would walk to 5th avenue main shopping and dining area anytime. Took around 10 min to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice local shops meet upscale mall area. I was able to shop at stores I know from back home, while also being able to purchase from local vendors as well! Very fun, very sheik.

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Rea MO
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you like that sort of thing...you can shop till you drop in the mile long markets...the vendors are a bit pushy but thought it was fun

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

5th avenue was great. We felt very safe and enjoyed the shopping and the restaurants! Sitting right on the street having margaritas and shrimp tacos was a fun experience.

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Ottawa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you don't like the high pressure badgering just about every where else, check out Mary's, no pressure and just really nice and helpul staff, My wife has made purchases there last year and again this year and been happy on both occasions.

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Coaldale, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you want to buy some awesome authentic mexican souvenirs this is your place! You can barter with local shops. The thing i didn't like was how american like it is. Lots of shops and stores you can find in Canada or USA. ex-Forever21, guess, etc… It didn't feel like i was somewhere different and unique. Lots of cool places... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Took a taxi to Playa Del Carman & spent the day walking on the long 5th Ave. The vendors are funny, the usual scams, I'm you waiter from the resort come with me & I'll get you the best deal. The guys just went from bench to bench as the gals were in & out of stores & shops. Bought... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is called 5th Avenue but it is just a small mall with a handful of designer shops, a little run down in places

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