5th Avenue (Avenida 5), Playa del Carmen

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The bustling and vibrant pedestrianized street 5th Avenue (Avenida 5), encompasses a 5 km (3.1 miles) strip replete with restaurants, shops, bars, and cafes. Peruse vendors offering knick-knacks, souvenirs, and artisan goods at flea market-style shops in which the proprietors will be happy to barter with you, or shop for the bigger brand names, which are also found here. After shopping, consider escaping the heat and sitting down in the shade outside a cafe or restaurant and watching the world go by. Make 5th Avenue (Avenida 5) a centerpiece of your Playa del Carmen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Playa del Carmen road trip planning tool .
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  • A nice shopping street where you can find a pub as a restaurant and souvenir shops. The shopkeepers speak everyone to their shop to visit.
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  • While it’s fun to walk along this shopping district it’s not so fun to be harassed by the street vendors. They can be downright rude. Put in earphones and wear sunglasses. You can find some good stuff...  more »
  • If you are looking for name brand recognizable stores, this is great place to shop! For myself I would have preferred something more authentic to Mexico. The vendors are very aggressive and hound you ...  more »
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  • Blues parrot was a crazy place to party. It was a club in the heart of the night life district overlooking the beach. The always had great parties, great acts and a great vibe. Its a shame it has been closed since January 2017 after the last BPM festival.
  • It's right in the center of things, but it's also next to 2 night clubs a large bar which are open until 5am and on the main street that traverses Playa Del Carmen. Noise is an issue if your trying to sleep. Rooms were OK. AC was killer. There are a lot of options for places this isn't bad if you want to be in the thick of things
  • Best Place Ever!!!! The place, the music, the service, the shows in the mini pool, the foam party...
  • Great loction for party seekers, noisy at night but decent rooms...
  • Blue parrot 5th Avenue, is a small do Step away from 12 Street and all of the night clubs in playa del Carmen. The rooms are updated and clean, service is satifactory.

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