Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen

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Walk along Quinta Avenida for a chance to browse hundreds of restaurants, bars, and shops. The town's main thoroughfare, this pedestrianized "Fifth Avenue" runs parallel to the ocean and serves as the hub of dining, shopping, and entertainment in the area. Most of the neighborhood's upscale restaurants serve Italian and Mexican cuisine, while the shops sell everything from authentic Cuban cigars to designer clothes imported from Europe. The avenue's vibrant atmosphere draws throngs of tourists, exploring the area on foot until the wee hours of the night. Nearby amenities include grocery stores, gas stations, and banks. Plan to visit Quinta Avenida and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Playa del Carmen attractions using our Playa del Carmen tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Large, with many shops and places to eat and dine Avenue. It seems you have to consume drugs, because they do not stop offering them as Spanish... Highly recommended visit.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If you want anything in Playa, you will find it here. It is a cacophony of sound and sight. I got a nice local Tequila bottle here from a Tequila store. I am sure it was overpriced but whatever, every...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    to go walking every evening after the beach, make purchases and have a few drinks. Beautiful tour.
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Where to stay in Playa del Carmen

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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