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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  • Incredible to traverse, there all restaurants, bars, ice-cream shops, cafés, everything! You can spend hours giving back
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  • Super cute and quaint place. There is everything to see and do! Impossible to get bored. We were there for 4 days in the center of playa del carmen and went every night. Great variety and good restaurants, all prices and tastes. To buy souvenirs best small venues that you can haggle. The big stores have their deals but the price cannot be improved by number of articles. Ideal for making inquiries about tours and get good prices and packages
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  • THE street where it all happens Quality shopping Not rip off prices Superb restaurants and bars Very crowded and vibrant at night  more »

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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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