Quinta Avenida
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The Five AvenueThe most Important street in Mexico, you can find Shopping, Souvenirs, Jewelry stores,Bars, etc.
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paulcK3781ZS
Portsmouth, UK14 contributions
About 1 mile of cheap tacky holiday crap, loads of restaurants begging you to come in and wide boys who are “your waiter at the hotel, don’t you recognise me?”
2 hours of my life I won’t get back. Don’t bother.
Written 21 September 2022
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JanLinksGroningen
Groningen, The Netherlands1,274 contributions
Couples
We have mixed feelings here. To manny tourist, souvenirs, etc. But nice restaurants, friendly Mexicans. Beautiful activities
Written 30 August 2022
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Mayelly C
Washington DC, DC22 contributions
Too crowded and crazy, but we love the cuban restaurant La Bodeguita del Medio, delicious food and the best ambiance
Written 27 August 2022
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KateInTrainers
York, UK2 contributions
Family
Our in hotel rep (a local) highly recommended we visit 5th Ave in Playa Del Carmen. We were told it was full of life, that prices were much cheaper than in the hotel and it was a taste of real Mexico.

Errr… that wasn’t our experience.

We are a family of four with one teen and one under 10. We went from about 11am to 2pm.

We got a taxi and as soon as we got out we were swarmed. “Hey Family!” “Do you want…!!!” “Hey lady!!!” Awful. I hate that so much. I said “No gracias” firmly and kept walking. My husband is a friendlier person than me which meant we were suckered straight into a shop. None of us had any intention of buying anything in it. I didn’t dare so much as give anything a lingering look in the shop because immediately the hard sell would begin. The line that had got my husband into the shop was that he was told that the guy was the waiter at our hotel and this was his family shop. BEWARE! If you’re wearing a hotel wristband then anyone can see what hotel you’re staying in and give you this line. After my husband managed to extricate himself from the forceful tequila salesman in the shop, we escaped.

We continued to wander down 5th Ave. It’s basically souvenir shops and pharmacies. That’s it. There are bars and restaurants too and almost everywhere is trying to pull you inside. No gracias. This made it hard to wander because as soon as we slowed, boom! Someone was there. My young daughter was like a beacon “For the princess!!!”. NO GRACIAS. I felt quite protective of her.

We investigated quite a few of the souvenirs shops and they were all pretty much the same. As for the prices? It was expensive. We bought nothing. Felt it was far too dear.

We wandered to the beach. It was nice and we stopped for a drink. I had a pretty average piña colada and it cost about £10 (exc tip!) for that one drink.

We wandered some more but really felt we’d seen and done all that was there for us. I bought some necessities from a pharmacy and we rang our taxi to come back (lovely guy called Mario Alfaro. He was the highlight of the trip tbh. My daughter and I are learning Spanish so he gave us some lessons).

We found the experience really disappointing. I totally expected some of the hard sell stuff, it’s part of it. I get that. Unfortunately, there was little else. If that is the real Mexico then that’s a real shame and, frankly, I don’t believe that. I think there is far more to Mexico than hard sell souvenirs. I understand that tourists provide income and that people are struggling. However, our experience really wasn’t enjoyable. It wasn’t for us.

I think if you’re going on a bar crawl then you’d likely have a great time but, as a family, wanting a nose and a wander it wasn’t suitable.

One day we went to Chichen Itzá. The souvenirs were better there. Allegedly mainly made by the local Mayans. Who knows?! Expensive but bartering is expected and better value than 5th Ave. I plan to write a full Chichen Itzá review later.
Written 19 August 2022
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Ernestsworld
Brooklyn, NY541 contributions
Quinta Avenida or 5th Ave in Playa del Carmen
is a must visit shopping, restaurant and entertainment hub.
It's fun, very hot so bring water, and wear walking shoes, not flip flops.
Enjoy!
EW
Written 13 August 2022
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Jim D
2 contributions
"5th Avenue is a pedestrian only shopping and dining venue with something for everyone. Great for just walking and looking.
Written 11 August 2022
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Mariela C
Weston, FL22 contributions
Couples
The whole ambiance is great! People are very nice and I felt safe at all times with the police presence In Every corner
Written 10 August 2022
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N D
Lincolnshire, UK984 contributions
Friends
This is a shopping street cum market with a lot of souvenir type stalls and shops. Some vendors are quite pushy but never unpleasant. If you don’t want to barter, there are a few fixed price shops.
We spent an hour there and it was plenty long enough!
Written 4 August 2022
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enjoyit
South Brunswick, NJ88 contributions
Amazing atmosphere. The overwhelming presence of cops takes away some awesomeness, but it is necessary not to have the area overrun by drug-related violence. As far as someone stays away from an entertaining unsolicited invitation to go on the "roof," you should be fine.
Written 28 July 2022
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185 benicia a
Buenos Aires, Argentina12 contributions
i miss the 5th Avenue a lot. the most intresting times with many beautiful optios there and all the beauty with mexicans working ! gracias amigos volvere pronto!
Written 21 July 2022
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