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“great shopping”(127 reviews)
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The Five AvenueThe most Important street in Mexico, you can find Shopping, Souvenirs, Jewelry stores,Bars, etc.
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Eccentric group of shops.... High end jewelry and fashion mixed in with homemade souvenirs, as well as restaurants with the same rang of options. Have to avoid the constants calls of salesman peddling their wares, but if you don't engage they pretty much leave you...More

Thank JandD93
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all, I understand everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, in this current 'snow flake' phase everyone is apparently experiencing I feel I must have my say. 1) Yes, the shop keepers recognise your wrist band and try and 'trick' you into...More

1  Thank Lottie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must when you are in Playa Del Carmen ! The shopping is great ! Amazing restaurants ! And beautiful show on the beach with aborigine people !

Thank MarcD1169
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I walked up the beach from our resort to have a look along 5th Av, having worked in India I’m used to getting hassled by shop keepers and tour sellers but this was a little too much. Unless your in a global...More

Thank Lee_Andrews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All been said in the reviews previous, cheap souvenirs, cheap tat, and even more worrying....cheap drugs, hated this place......along with the hassle from the shop keepers. We stayed in Riveria Maya and so pleased we didn't stay in this area of Mexico.

1  Thank Warhol40
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the place to go to grab your souvenirs. The prices were reasonable. The selection was good. There’s not many street vendors to bargain with, because there are so many stores with set prices, but a few stores will give you deals if you...More

Thank pamelacD2059PA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to be hassled constantly this is the place to go! Getting asked if you want Charlie or Weed by so called shop keepers, this is the place to go! It may be fine for some but not us, it's not a place...More

Thank linda_reed
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quinta Avenida is the main street in Playa and you will find a lot of shops there (from high end stores to tourist souvenir places) and many places to eat and drink with free tequila offers from early in the day. You will also find...More

1  Thank top_mango
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are not average tourists as we actually live in Mexico so have travelled throughout the country. On first sight it looks awesome with restaurants, shopping, bars and beaches but the number of aggressive people trying to sell tours, trinkets and narcotics is beyond belief...More

1  Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot tell you about the place at night since we were only there during daytime, maybe it is good for partying for what I was told. If you are interested in shopping particularly handicraft, then you would probably be disappointed since you won't find...More

2  Thank Pete325
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cecilsilver
13 June 2018|
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Response from LVworldTraveler | Reviewed this property |
They accept US dollars and MX pesos. You’ll get a lower exchange rate in the shops so change your money before arrival. If you wait until in Mex, don’t use exchange services that are everywhere. Find a CiBanco for the... More
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Tracy F
6 May 2018|
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Response from cgalow | Reviewed this property |
The Roof at the Palm ( on 8th Ave?) is quite nice and has a great view. I not sure what u call inexpensive? The food is good n the view spectacular. Don’t eat at the restaurants on 5Ave. The sides street restaurants have... More
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BROWNIESLondon
27 February 2018|
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Response from Footprints94872 | Reviewed this property |
I believe yes as I walked past there store
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