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“Very touristy but a must see.”
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Owner description: The Five AvenueThe most Important street in Mexico, you can find Shopping, Souvenirs, Jewelry stores,Bars, etc.
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Any and everything in Playa is available on Quinta, for a price. Late nights have all kinds of street performers and artists.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

If you are going to be in the riviera maya you need to check this gem out! Shop after shop after shop and restaurants galore. You need to go into this with good spirits as they do tend to come off pushy but if not interested a simple no thanks and carry on. The beaches there are also so beautiful and the cozumel shuttle docks right by senor frogs which is another definite must!

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed in a hotel that was 20 yards from 5th avenue and that was PLENTY close. Its convenient to have an assortment of retailers so close to your hotel....its not that convenient when you intentionally start walking a street over to avoid it and the aggressive merchants. I mean, I get it...they're trying to sell their wares, tourism is the main industry....it can just get a little overwhelming and frankly old.

I still gave it a 4 because there ARE a great assortment of stores, its usually very well maintained, minimal trash strewn about, and security is not an issue at all. I was probably referred to as "Brown Sugar" by the vendors at least 40 times in 5 days on 5th Ave, annoying - yes....Uncomfortable - no. Having said that, prepare to be HEAVILY solicited on this strip and take your patience with you!

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a cool street to visit...lots of vendors, artists, restaurants, and stores to visit. I personally don't like the touristy feel, but we stayed right off of Quinta Avenida, so I really only walked on this street to get to somewhere else. You get hassled by people trying to sell you stuff literally every 5 seconds. And the prices are pretty ridiculous...For example, I paid $70 pesos for a pair of earrings in Chichen Itza and was offered a similar pair on Quinta Avenida for around $1,500 pesos. (Ridiculous!) Could have just been the store, but I found in general the vendors elsewhere were way cheaper. I also found you couldn't casually stroll the street and browse the different stores because of how aggressive the sales people are. We avoided this area for that reason...it just became frustrating having to constantly avoid or refuse their offers.

1  Thank 600lbsofsin
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

The main drag of Playa del Carmen is a combination of overpriced souvenir shops, restaurants/bars and pushy salespeople on an uneven, cobblestone street with no redeeming architectural charm. The highlight was the baggettes we bought at the French bakery.

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