Plaza Playacar, Playa del Carmen

Find the Mexican spirit within a wide range of services, crafts, and goods at Plaza Playacar--a small, tourist-friendly shopping center. You can browse for crafts, clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs here, as well as arrange other activities. Book a local excursion through the tour agency (with half-day options available), or stop by the rent-a-car center to explore the area yourself. From the mall, you can also book a diving trip in the Riviera Maya. Enjoy a coffee in the center's cafeteria or stop by the pharmacy for any necessary essentials. Use our Playa del Carmen road trip planner to arrange your visit to Plaza Playacar and other attractions in Playa del Carmen.
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  • If they did not buy souvenirs in the Center or need something, this square has it all, mini market, pharmacy, and obviously regalerias and clothing business. The prices are similar to the 5th Avenue, in some cases cheaper.
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  • It is a small square to go walking and eating with friends and family. Very nice evening where you will have fun. Purchases will leave you a little expensive, but there are many things that worth acquiring them as you will not find them anywhere else.
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  • Find what you need, go but par meters further in the nexten there it is also usually cheaper.
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  • Visited on an evening because it was cooler than daytime. Lots of nice Mexican gifts but you do get a little plagued by stall holders trying to sell their goods. Prices weren't too bad and also there are a few shops to go inside which have A/C
  • Great little centre for shopping if you don't want to go far and just get out the hotel for an hour or so. The prices are very competitive with 5th avenue, some actually cheaper so you can compare if you want to make the effort to do so. You can get great deals on jewellery, we got a mixed silver bangle down from 1200 pesos to 600 and a ring we saw in 5th avenue which best price we got was 2000pesos, we saw here and he said 3200 and we got it for same as 5th avenue. They also fit it to size bigger or smaller. The shops are great, lots of variety. We found Mexican hats were cheaper here 100pesos difference. Lots of stalls selling the trips which are much better value than the tour operators, at least 1000 pesos difference. And there's a Starbucks for change of scenery.
  • Nice little tourist mall... nick nacks, excursions (of course) and some resort wear. Some hard sell hawkers... just say no... maybe a couple times and keep walking
  • Great stores and excellent real estate agency (AWA) with incredible pre-sale prices for apartments and homes in Playa del Carmen
  • Combo of resorts and private residences.. plaza with shopping and various excursions pick up... Several entrances we discovered the hard way after missing pick up. Gated community is the best description.. security gates, etc... Very safe, tourist zone.
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