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Wayan Village

5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
(984)-873-0066
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Ranked #12 of 29 shopping in Playa del Carmen
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Wayan Village is located at the core of Playa del Carmen and it is a must in the city. It includes a Wayan Natural Wear boutique, a renowned local... more » Owner description: Wayan Village is located at the core of Playa del Carmen and it is a must in the city. It includes a Wayan Natural Wear boutique, a renowned local brand, where you can get HANDCRAFTS, ARTS, clothing, sarongs, bijouterie, souvenirs and more. It incorporates a Xaman Spa named Xanaciom, a Fish Spa therapy and a delicious exotic restaurant called Health Way. It is surrounded by a wild, magical and natural ambiance. « less
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Hammonton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I'm not sure which Wayan property we went to - I think there are five on 5th Avenue - but it was awesome! The store was on multiple floors and there are surprises around every turn! Do not hesitate to experience the fish spa! The attendant is very knowledgeable and explains the process and the history of the fish while... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were walking down 5th Ave and just walking in each shop to see what we could find. This is when we found the Fish Spa. The idea was instilled in my brain while my wife walked around and shopped. As we were walking out I asked how much it was going to cost, almost jokingly because I thought the... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The fish-spa brought us in, the constant lurking of the employees drove us out. After walking around the store, I realized that one employee or another had been following us around- watching everything we picked up and looked at and it became clear why. This was extremely distasteful and definitely something I've never even experienced in the States...especially considering we... More

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Port Huron, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Shop here without the constant pressure. Fixed prices but very reasonable. Good selection of hats, clothing and arts. We bought hats. We did not do the fish spa but watched others...very interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This store caught my eye because of the two fish spas at the front and I think that is a big draw card for them. It is a big store filled with typical Mexican clothing and textiles. You can get some reasonably priced souvenirs here. You were greeted but not hassled which I liked. Nice store to pop into.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Sad for the locals trying to make a living, but I got quite annoyed by everyone wanting me to shop in their stores. I found Wayan to be different, NO PRESSURE. It had quality merchandise, reasonable prices and with a helpful staff. The atmosphere was also a plus, very cute stores.,

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Oakville, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The fish spa experience was truly once in a lifetime type of adventure-lol. An inexpensively great, safe and fun experience surrounded by an environment you would least expect to be in--an eclectic clothing and knick-knack shop in the middle of tourist ville in Playa del Carmen.. After you pay, the attendant scrubs your feet (mini foot rub of sorts) and... More

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Nova Scotia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were so excited to get back to the Wayan Village when we returned to PDC in feb 2013 It turned out to be a big disappointment.The atmosphere has changed..appears there's been a change of staff..There was no Rick!! and the staff seemed to not know who i was speaking of..very strange.since he was such a big part of the... More

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Nova Scotia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Excellent place to stop for a meal and a few Corona! Rick and staff are super friendly, very informative with perfect English.We visited on our October 2012 trip to mexico and will certainly be returning when we go back February 2013.Exceptional service!

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Vaughan, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Wayan Village is one of many small shopfronts lining the tourist area of Playa de Carmen. However, what captured our interest while walking by were the two plush fish spa seats placed right at the mouth of the store. Each aquarium was lit and swarming with garra rufa, otherwise known as 'doctor fish'. I'd heard of the fish spa before,... More

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