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“5ta es donde esta!” 4 of 5 stars
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Quinta Avenida
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Owner description: The Five AvenueThe most Important street in Mexico, you can find Shopping, Souvenirs, Jewelry stores,Bars, etc.
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“5ta es donde esta!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Shops, bars, restaurants, massages, art galleries and just about anything else you can think of you can find on this avenue. This place is alive all day and night. You won't get bored walking up and down here, sit and people watch while you drink a few beers.

Visited March 2013
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“TOO Commercial now”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Before the days of the cruise ships, 5th Avenue was the most quaint, fun and inexpensive place to get your authentic, hand made Mexican goodies. NOW, there are 2 Diamonds International stores within a block from each other. The prices are sky high - no bargains to be found on 5th Avenue anymore. It's very commercial. You have to go - yes, you have to see it, but you have a greater option of getting good, authentic goods off of the strip a bit.

Visited March 2013
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“Good for people watching”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is a fun street for people watching, window shopping and buskers but the hawkers form the stores and tour agencies can get irritating. Thye are always courteous however and it does not work well to become rude. Still, After 10 weeks walking by the same places we were never recognized as anything but a gringo with money in our pockets. This is normal I guess since so much of their trade is with cruise ships or people coming to a resort for a week or two. If you really do need to buy something, like flip flops, you might prefer to check out the Mega department store first or the Mexican shops along Juarez where prices are often cheaper.

Visited February 2013
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“interesting street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

5th Ave is a great place to go for a walk and people watch. There are hundreds of little stores selling to tourists and many places to eat and drink. Prices reflect the fact that you are in the high tourist area. Go down Benito Juarez from the bus depot East and over to 20 Ave (they go up by 5s so only 3 blocks) for better prices on food and great prices on shoes.
Quinta Ave has lots to see. There are shows put on by the beach area which has a beautiful new sculpture.
We did miss the food vendors that once sold churros and tacos on the street. They were all gone.
The far south of 5th is now all very expensive stores in a mall type setting. There are getting to be more and more American stores, too bad. There is also a large clean public bathroom there. Make note of bathrooms as they are hard to find.
Lots of ice cream store but at very high prices.

Visited March 2013
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“5 avenida great place for walking , window shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

i felt like i was in Toremolinos, Spain , streets were very similar and just about every corner had interesting shops, places to snack and the best is closeness to beach.

Visited September 2012
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