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Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-984-179-1879
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Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
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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Shop til you drop

Fancy expensive shops or typical pushy peddlers. Just ignore the pesky ones and enjoy your walk through the shops. If you need sun tan lotion by on 5th Ave shop not the resort... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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mansfield, ma
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

5th Avenue is full of shops, bars, restaurants and massage shops. There are especially lots of silver jewellery shops and they are all very keen for you go into their shop. What we didn't like is that you are constantly being called into the shops and some of them are really quite pushy, apart from that, we loved 5th Avenue.... More 

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mansfield, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fancy expensive shops or typical pushy peddlers. Just ignore the pesky ones and enjoy your walk through the shops. If you need sun tan lotion by on 5th Ave shop not the resort shops. Favorite shop is "Deli & Drugs". Thought that was ironic.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Spend an evening or two downtown shopping and dining downtown. There are lots of great boutiques, fun souvenir shops as well as great restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I love 5th Ave but one stretch the vendors are pushy ,to the right of LA Quinta mall vendors get pushy I go around and out the back of the mall the get back of Fifth a block or so down . Also in back of mall is Legends sports bar great for games

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Lots to see. Lots of bargaining. It is a very long street. Have to be smart and street savy as in any big tourist town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited here several times whilst on our recent holiday and we still didn't manage to see it all. There is such a vast amount of shops from the top designer stores to the local independent market shops. Lots of varied bars too. You couldn't go hungry either with every single type of cuisine I could imagine. We ate at... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We really enjoyed the bar hopping. Food was great. Shops are fun, many American shops but also big outlets for buying authentic pieces. Note bring bubble wrap, our ceramics broke even with their so called "professional packing." Beware of the swing bar guy that takes your picture and then puts it on a bottle of tequila and sells it to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Strolling down the 5th avenue after supper is the main activity for tourists visiting Playa del Carmen. So, you must like to be in the middle of a lot of people, to see ton of vendors who are trying to make a living in a context of high competition, and to be awared that there are no bargain to do... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

5th Avenue has lost its charm from a decade ago. It is now full of Starbuck's and stores found in the US at big malls. It also is kind of trashy on parts of it. It was a real disappointment to see in comparison to the mom and pop shops that used to be there. There are still some, although... More 

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North Richland Hills, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went here twice while in PDC. Once during the day to take the ferry to Cozumel and once at night. During the day near the ferry the vendors are at you non stop making it not to enjoyable. I would recommend avoiding that shopping area if possible. The remaining area was very nice and the vendors would still ask you... More 

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