5th Avenue (Avenida 5), Playa del Carmen

(2.5/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Playa del Carmen vacation route planner to add 5th Avenue (Avenida 5) and other attractions to your Playa del Carmen vacation plans.
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  • Good mix of everything here especially the local Mexican restaurants, shopping, etc. Good day trip away from the Resort, and the beach itself is the most popular in Mexico.  more »
  • The pedestrian mall on 5th Avenue is like Wildwood, NJ. Crowded, noisy & full of cheap tourist shops, restaurants & bars. Store staff is very pushy, hawkers trying to lure you into the bars. If you st...  more »
  • A lot of shops and restaurants. We are still 1 h 45 and it was enough because it had not stop in a restaurant. A lot of people, very good atmosphere
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