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“Very tourist place, but still nice and interesting to have a walk” 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.
Sveti Petar u Sumi, Croatia
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“Very tourist place, but still nice and interesting to have a walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I liked the variety of restaurants and bars, evening walks along the quinta avenida with all those people.
Didn't like the pushy shop owners or attendants.

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“Nice but too american.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The place itself is nice but be prepared to pay overpriced souvenirs, plus the shops are not quite in touch with the authentic Mexico.

The atmosphere is closer to the U.S. and far from Mexico.

Visited August 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Great shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This a great area to shop for souvenirs and enjoy the walk. Great places to eat there. The taxi drive to get there is about 50-80 dollars. Also make sure change currency the will take dollars but it easier if you change your currency.

Visited August 2013
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“Something to do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Fun to see, decent shopping of you are in the mood to haggle. If its within walking distance of your hotel, why not? Wouldn't take a cab to get there.

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“What you need to know...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

There are alot of neat things about 5th avenue - the street performers (saw a fire twirler, guys costumed as Mayans, a guy with monkeys and a guy with a lemur that you could have your picture taken with), the cobblestone streets,and the lively atmosphere. The negatives are that the prices in the shops are usually higher than on 10th avenue (the rent costs them more on 5th, I'm sure), it is somewhat of a hassle to walk down the avenue with so many merchants trying to get you to "come see my store" The other thing you need to know is this: if you're staying at an all inclusive and wearing a wrist band, some of the merchants will lie and tell you they were your waiter at the resort you were staying at (ie..."hey lady, it's me Roberto, you know - your waiter from the Gran Porto Real. Come see my store.) At first, I was confused because I didn't remember him being my waiter but I couldn't figure out how he knew where we were staying. Then I remembered the wrist band. They can identify your resort from the wrist band and I heard this phrase used repeatedly - not just on me but on several others as well so beware.

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