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Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Activities: Nightlife, Shopping, Dining, Drinking
Description: Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries...
Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.
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Must do for anyone! Cheap souvenirs and cool Mexican experience

we got a taxi from our resort to 5th av. It was a very cool experience but you need to have the ability to ignore the harassing shopkeepers. They will leave you alone if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Norfolk, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

An amazing site to see! Overwhelmed with stores, vendors, restaurants, bars, you name it. Entertainment everywhere you look!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

we got a taxi from our resort to 5th av. It was a very cool experience but you need to have the ability to ignore the harassing shopkeepers. They will leave you alone if you ignore them. It feels very safe during the day with police around and many tourists. Anything you need is available and don't be afraid to... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We had been given initial advice that we should not leave our resort, and except for excursions, we should have taken it! I love markets (flea) an was so excited .... At first....not only were the vendors aggressive and rude, physically pulling you to their shops, they yelled out that we looked suspicious because we walked past more than once,... More 

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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every step you take someone is trying to get you to see their shop or buy from them. There is much repetition in the items being sold - jewelry, massages, excursions, sunglasses, souvenirs. You pretty much have experienced the whole strip after 200m of walking. I would recommend getting on to the side streets to see/experience something different.

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Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was our first time visiting Mexico and were told we had to go to 5th Ave. I'm glad we went. There were tons of shops, restaurants, older styled buildings, music, beach and so much more to do. There were some Americanized shops but I loved the smaller boutique style shops. There was tons of silver jewelry, you definitely need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Walking down 5th Avenues is an adventure. It's filled with fun shops and restaurants, I wouldn't do a lot of buying (it's more expensive) but fun places to visit. I saw a woman say she couldn't buy a bathing suit, you shouldn't be buying a bathing suit on 5th. There are stores on 30th Avenue including Wal Mart where you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've gone twice. At night there are clubs on some cross streets that are open to the street. There are hundreds gift shops that are great for cheap souvenirs. You can negotiate with many stores, but not all. Prices to and from the area are fixed. If you don't look for trouble you will be fine.

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Princeton, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is an overrated and expensive tourist trap. I actually needed to buy a bathing suit on this trip because the ones I ordered did not arrive on time. Can you imagine - a beach resort area where you cannot buy a bathing suit? They had a few, but the prices were outrageous even for the US (like $300/suit) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the shopping options at 5th Avenue. There was a little something for everyone. They had small little local shops and stores you would see at an American mall.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

5th Avenue is a shopping area that is filled with everything from souviner shops to high end shopping. They recently just added a big mall with a lot of American stores such as Forever 21 and The Gap. Tons of local little shops. Some store owners are a little pushy for you to look at their stuff but we politely... More 

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