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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  • Super cute for touring and shopping. There are a variety of restaurants and all!
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  • We were like 3 times since we loved it, there are a variety of restaurants and shops (victories secret, calvin klein, forever 21, bershka, zara, pull and bear, apple), as well as nightlife. It is also the Museum of frida kahlo new, very nice also. Highly recommend
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  • Despite the almost 5 km long, less than half has good entertainment, among them the famous Coco Bongo. However there are several entertainment options along the track. good for relaxing after a day of intense activity.
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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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