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5th Avenue (Avenida 5)

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 179 1879
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Busy street lined with all kinds of shops, art and crafts galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“lots of shops” (41 reviews)
“no gracias” (23 reviews)
“great shopping” (38 reviews)
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 179 1879
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fifth Avenue, Playa Del Carmen is a fun adventure in shopping. Be prepared to be hassled by the merchants in a lot of the stores. They will come out of the shops trying to get you in to to shop. You will have to continue...More

2  Thank Heather T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All along 5th Ave young mexican guys are stopping couples and acting like they know you. They say, “Hey, I’m Carlos from the resort. Remember me? I was your waiter.” We fell for the scam the 1st time and the guy convinced us to come...More

Thank Linda5355
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband went here, I suggest wearing comfy shoes as the stretch of shops goes for ages. There are lots of gift shops and places to eat, there is also brand shops like H&M and Sephora. Just be careful of people trying to...More

1  Thank Stacey R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no idea how long we would be walking, but I decided to wear cute shoes instead of comfortable ones... thank goodness they sell flip flops on every corner! I felt safe, everyone is really friendly. We had an awesome day shopping, came back with...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The taxis cannot drop you off at the upper end of 5th Avenue. This means you have to walk thru the lower and men were making inappropriate comments to us and going over the top trying to get us to buy from their shops.

1  Thank L.M. D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly not the 5th Avenue shopping of NY!! I found the shops filled with totally junky souvenirs and a couple of jewelry shops that seemed legit. I recently returned from a trip to Riviera Maya and fell pry to this kind of aggressive marketing of...More

1  Thank DianaNadine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is great to stroll around but sure is not cheap. Lots of stores and bars. There are also branding stores here. I didn't buy anything here since it's so expensive compare to many other places. I would like to spend my afternoon here and I...More

1  Thank Angela_Fok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some nice shops at either end of this very long street. with some good bars and restaurants dotted about. Tatty souvenir shops selling the same stuff, good for a cheap souvenir for those back home. There are some dodgy characters down there, offering...More

2  Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to shop and strike a bargain with people then you'll probably like 5th Avenue. There are also restaurants, currency exchanges, excursion sellers and etc. I regret not trying some of the restaurants. It also appears to be very safe with police armed...More

4  Thank elizabeth v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay...if you do this shopping stroll at 5TH Avenue I can make it safer, cheaper, and more fun rather than as some have written who were deeply offended or annoyed about being hassled relentlessly during their shopping/walk for about 20 city blocks at 5TH Avenue....More

5  Thank William W
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14 January 2018|
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Response from NYCWWExplorer | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous reply. Walmart will be your best bet. 30th Avenue is only five blocks west of Fifth Avenue. You can also try Mega Store in the same area. I believe both have delivery services. Also, keep in mind... More
7 January 2018|
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Response from orkefl | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is easy to find ,however, you have to watch liquid limits on airlines. Tsa took ours.lol
28 November 2017|
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Response from Jenitalian | Reviewed this property |
we were out on 5th avenue at the bars, eating at restaurants and all that until 3 or 4 in the morning. the shops are closed but the night life is definetly great. just stay where the crowds are and don't travel alone. I... More