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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Georgeville, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ventured off from our resort to see 5th avenue. We went during the day and had the best time. Yes, you do have hagglers on the street trying to get you into their stores or offering you drugs. We just laughed and said no thank you and kept walking. In no way did we ever feel... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Taxi will drop you at the nice end of the strip where all the decent well known shops are, this kind of un prepares you for what lies ahead. Soon as you leave the new area with normal nice shops you arrive on "the street" where you are immediately hounded by countless shop owners trying to lure you into their... More

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Hampton, Va.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went shopping on the 5th ave. and surrounding areas of Playa del Carmen and we were so disappointed. Most of the vendors are selling fake silver products. My wife and I have been selling jewelry for many years and we know that many of the things we looked at were complete fake. The majority of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I had my suspicions about their "white gold plated silver". But I'm no jewelry expert so I believed them. We bought a ring and asked them to make the band thinner. They said they would do it for free, and they did, but it was a waste of time. First they made the band thick, which is not what I... More

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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I thought the actual 5th Avenue was very cool, I'm not sure why people would want to shop at high end stores etc... on vacation but I know some people love to shop. The actual street was very cool but I didn't enjoy one minute of it. I understand everyone has to make money but the people were so pushy... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

5th Avenue was sooooooooo fun!! Mostly at night when all the clubs and night life is poppin!! Even during the day was awesome. They have great souvenir shops and almost everyone offers some type of bargain. I EVEN GOT TO HOLD A MONKEY!! That was probably the highlight of my entire trip (I just love little monkeys, hehe)!! You can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The street were busy, every young man remembered me from the hotel, he could never remember which one tho. They offer everything, even illegal stuff. Be care when shopping here.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited here today and after reading reviews I kind of didn't want to go. It isn't that bad but just be wary of the abundance of people trying to sell you coke & women / men for your pleasure! It's quiet funny but not if you know what I mean. Many will see your AI wristband and say they know... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a beautiful place! I fell in love with 5th avenue and recommend anyone going to Playa del Carmen to take trips out to 5th avenue and explore the stores and restaurants. They are so personable, but this is not a kid friendly place as people will try to sell you drugs and women. The biggest thing is to keep... More

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