Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen

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 your Quinta Avenida visit and explore what else you can see and do in Playa del Carmen using our Playa del Carmen trip planning website .
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  • Nice and very typical, the people very friendly, clean and at each corner a distributor of tickets. Everything is very safe and controlled
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  • Every day, at the end of the afternoon we walked through the entire length of 5th Avenue. Despite the stocking and the buzz at the beginning of the same walking direction Coco Reef you will find bars and restaurants good, cheap and super nice climate. Point for staff selling local products in your extension, and the art fair from Thursday and Friday night.
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  • always a hustle and bustle with many nice shops, very touristy, you will be constantly addressed.
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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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