5th Avenue (Avenida 5), Playa del Carmen

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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  • Great variety of shops, restaurants,bars, coffee shops. Even a Starbucks Shop people were friendly & not pushy. Felt very safe & comfortable. Day & night. Some of bars have live music outside. A nice ...  more »
  • Have been to 5th Avenue three times now. Great variety of merchandise to buy. Vendors are willing to barter with you. Love that some of the stores have pharmacy’s in them, just in case you need someth...  more »
  • It has a variety of businesses, from department stores to small local businesses, very cute to traverse to the nochesita.
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