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Quinta Avenida

Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Five AvenueThe most Important street in Mexico, you can find...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Five AvenueThe most Important street in Mexico, you can find Shopping, Souvenirs, Jewelry stores,Bars, etc.
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It is was a tough decision to take some time away from our wonderful resort, the Iberostar Grand Paraiso, to visit the Quinta Avenida. It is an opportunity to do a little shopping and see a bit of the area around all of the resorts. One suggestion - buy some "pure" Mexican vanilla to take home to your friends if... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

So this place is a well-developed area with lots of nightlife, tons of restaurants, and plenty of places to spend your money. What it isn't is Mexico. This is where people who are afraid to leave a resort go to, not anyone who has any interest whatsoever in seeing how real people live. It's a sad, extravagant strip of commercialism... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It is the typical tourist street in any beach destination. Many local stores everywhere selling souvenirs. You will also find plenty of restaurants and bars. I would recommend to eat octopus chips at la fisheria as an appetizer.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fifth Ave is a pedestrian only stretch. It has fantastic restaurants, shops and night clubs. If you know where to eat you can do so reasonable. Some of the restaurants are over priced but we have not really had a bad meal in any of them. Wrote reviews on quite a few. The tourist shops are like those in any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Too many OVERPRICED Mexican handicrafts and too many American stores. the only advantage I found was 3 Starbucks. Mexican coffee is not worth drinking.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I liked Quinta Avenida since this street is enjoyable at nights because there are very good bars, restaurants and cafes

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

1995 - 5 STARS 2005 - 5 STARS 2015 - 2 STARS When did Playa turn into Cancun Jr? "Show me the money" "Money Money Money" Very sad and very disappointing

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just get comfortable dancing shoes and make sure you eat before going out, tequila takes you away! If you are a woman, you probably will get in to places for free!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

too busy, too many people trying to sell their stuff! It is sometimes annoying to avoid the sales people.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very clean for Mexico. Great shops w big N. American prices. Lovely for a stroll if u don't mind being hasselled by locals to come spend ur $ on their overpriced ummm stuff.

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