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Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 179 1879
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a cab from Ocean Riviera to fifth ave ($20.00 US) and it was well worth the trip. A nice experience just walking the strip and excellent restaurants. In face, I had a duck and pasta dish that was the best. Already looking forward...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pasquale L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the Mayan Riviera 6 times and have gone to 5th Avenue each time. I have used the shuttle through the hotel which is minimal in cost and have cabbed it back to the hotel if I go past the pick up time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kay7762017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playa Del Carmen has grown too fast in the last ten years to the point that 5th ave is a long and loud Gauntlet to walk. You are pestered every step you take , to purchase extremely high priced souvenirs, day trips , restaurant food,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Go813869
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a tourust trap for sure, so let me start off with a couple tips to help you navigate the area. 1) There are scammers that try and "lead you" to stores, The approach you with a story about woking at the resort you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we have been her a few time and alway had fun until this time. Of course lots of shops and places to eat and drink. Shops were good the food was great and so were the drinks. Lots of big shops miss all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hannonbunch5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have traveled to Mexico many times and when staying in the Riviera Maya we always go into Playa Del Carmen. I haven't been there in 2 years and I found many of the little shops aren't there. Too many big bran name stores have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nanci J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place has gone downhill fast! Playa Del Carmen is so dirty and smelly now. It isnt at all what it used to be. We came here in 2011 and now back in 2019, we left within 15 min. Not recommended Beaches are dirty, cigarette...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Monctonhabitant
Reviewed January 18, 2019

There were plenty of shops in the area - knowing at least some Spanish is a definite plus with a lot of the vendors, but even for those who don't speak any, the people are pleasant and eager to sell you their merchandise. Lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vapoogababy
Reviewed January 15, 2019

wow how this area has changed over the years.... Note to self... know your prices/exchange rate... there is deals to be found but basically every store carries the same MEXICAN JUNK as they call it. WE tried to find vendors with stories /authentic if possible...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank krahnfamily
Reviewed January 15, 2019

It is, first of all, a shopping area, but not only. You can find here a lot of restaurants and bars, tipical Mexicans or international. What I liked most, it was the atmosphere, maby because it was during the New Year's Eve period. Safe and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 5, 2018|
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Response from donc128 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t see one but they do have most of the things other areas do
Faylea A
May 12, 2018|
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Response from 690ahmede | Reviewed this property |
Duty is the way to go. Three cartons for $80
March 29, 2018|
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Response from jkjr2015 | Reviewed this property |
Best place is: CIGAR FACTORY. Corner of 5th and 16th (crossroad). They offer hand made cigars (thet roll them right there in the shop), as well as a variety of Cuban and Dominican cigars.