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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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Charlotte, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Go stroll the Avenue for a taste of authentic Mexico and feel totally safe doing so. Great Mexican Restaurants and see a and barder with the locals in their street shops.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Over the past few years, Quinta Avenida has transformed from a destination of mostly family-owned Mexican businesses to a commercial shopping mecca with large glass American storefronts. People-watching is still good but if you want a more authentic Mexican experience, go west one block to 10th Avenue. It's still well-traveled but does not feel like such a tourist trap.

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I like the night life, music and shopping. Dining is more expensive there then other places in town.

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Playa del carmen
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13 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

You cannot stay in Playa or in any hotel on the Riviera Maya, without taking some time to stroll down the fifth avenue. The beauty of Playa is that this Main Street exclusively for pedestrians , is at a stones throw from the Caribbean sea. Restaurants, bars, shops, everything can be found there. You must at least spend a day/night... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you are going to be in the Playa del Carmen area, take some time out from the beach to hit Fifth Avenue. It is colourful and entertaining, to say the least. There are some real characters trying to entice you into their stores and restaurants. A word of advice would be to hide your resort bracelet under your watchband... More 

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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
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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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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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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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