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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  • This location is great for shopping without having to wrestle with the cruise hoards, and elbow-to-elbow crowds on 5th Avenue. It is also located in the gated, secure community of Playacar so you can ...  more »
  • Place with artisan shops and jewelers cafeterias, and banks, rental automobiles, pharmacy, place designed for tourists, has a small parking lot, toilets are clean every trade has its own staff.
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  • The place has grown from our first visit (2 years ago) and has done so for good... We are the main products that you can buy in the 5th, but close, highly recommended
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  • Rough start but absolutely amazing. Lots of amenities. Fabulously polite and amazing staff. Lots to do. Would absolutely recommend and I will most definitely be back. Thanks for an amazing 10 days in paradise!! ❤
  • Interesting to walk through, but everything is just overpriced with mostly shady craftsmanship. Although you may be able to find some treasures, most are your standard tourist trinkets.
  • 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.
  • A very quiet place to hangout with friends, not even realize that your in another city, you gonna totally feel like home. Some places to buy food and drinks, very clean everywhere.
  • It expanded compared to a year ago and now it is really nice with lots of shops. But expect to pay tourist prices.

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Look no farther than the shorefront if you're after a luxury hotel or resort with a swimming pool--some of the largest and most lavish options lie a few minutes from the town center, offering spacious settings and impeccable views over the water. The town center--especially the main street, Quinta Avenida--brims with smaller and more budget-friendly accommodations, a bit farther from the beach but just a stone's throw from a wide range of eateries and night spots.
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