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Fifth Avenue

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By Haydé Escalante

Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen is one of the most important places to visit when in the Riviera Maya. It is an exciting avenue of over 20 blocks, in which you will find great options for spending your afternoon and enjoying your holiday.
If you are looking for a great alternative to soaking up the sun all day, Fifth Avenue couldn’t be a better choice. Thanks to its location near the beautiful Mexican coast it’s a good way to take a rest from the sunshine while going on a Mexican shopping spree. The large number of establishments it offers, such as cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries, makes this avenue a hotspot in the destination.
The Fifth Avenue is composed of a large number of shops where tourists will find designer clothes, souvenirs, original artwork and so much more. If you are looking to buy interesting things for all your loved ones, you will find options for every taste and budget.
But, if you are looking for a place to eat and have a great time, I recommend starting your gastronomical journey at the plaza on Paseo del Carmen. From here you can begin to search for what will satisfy your cravings; it could be a gourmet dinner or a delicious afternoon coffee. Now, if you are searching for a great time with the family go to Fundadores Park and the chapel of Our Lady of Carmen – these tranquil spaces are right next to the beach.
If you want to party and have great drinks with your friends, the nightlife of Playa del Carmen is found on 12th Avenue. This street is full of bars, night clubs, restaurants and lounges. You’ll discover an endless list of options for reviving your partying spirit – Coco-Maya, Señor Frog’s, el Básico, Maya-Mi and el Cielo are some examples.
Do you enjoy a more relaxing and bohemian atmosphere? Visit Corazón Street. On this route you will find a passage filled with lights with coffee shops, restaurants and galleries; ideal for going with your partner to have a nice chat and enjoy the breeze.

Now you’ll have no excuse for missing out on Fifth Avenue and Playa del Carmen!

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