When you first think of Mexico, most of us don’t usually think of anything other than white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and some delicious tasting Mexican cuisine. Am I right? Well for the most part. However, Playa del Carmen offers much more than that… and that happens to be the renowned 5th Avenue we are sure you have heard about. Why worry about forgetting to pack something for your holiday? Or about finding something to eat that you will enjoy, when this amazing avenue has it all.
The 5th Avenue is a street you can go to find it all. Maybe you are looking to book an excursion to the Mayan Ruins? Maybe you want to go to Cozumel for the day? Having all this available at your fingertips makes living and vacationing in Mexico very easy and stress free. Oh did you forget to bring your hiking shoes with you? Don’t worry, you can find a variety of shoe stores located on 5th Avenue, which will have you covered. Some people compare the 5th Avenue to California. You are 1 block away from the beach, so you can enjoy the breeze while you are shopping.
The 5th Avenue is the perfect place to spend the day
The 5th Avenue is the perfect place to have a great day. This places is known by the variety of stores and cuisines. You can walk around this avenue and stop at one of the many stores, restaurants, coffee shops and souvenir shops.
Playa del Carmen offers some of the best cuisines in the world, which includes and abundance of Italian restaurants, steakhouses, authentic Mexican food and more. Amongst all the different restaurants on 5th Avenue, there is also numerous souvenir shops, local designers and the ultimate nightclub ‘Coco Bongo’. There are also other fun places to enjoy a night out filled with entertainment and live music.
At the end of 5th Avenue, you will be familiar with some stores and many other ice-cream shops and cafés. Also, the amazing ‘Parque Fundadores‘ (Fundadores Park). Here you can admire the Papantla performers –Voladores de Papantla– four performes who fly around a 30-meter pole and a fifth performer remains on top of the pole, dancing and playing instruments. This show is something you must witness.
And if you like trying different flavors of Tequila, you can stop by one of the many stores and find the flavor that you like the best. Tequila is known here in Mexico, and would make a great gift to bring home to a friend or family member.
Lets talk about staying on Fifth Avenue… Is that a good or bad idea?
There are many hotels and condos located right on the 5th Avenue. If you like everything at your fingertips, then finding a place here would be very convenient for you. Places located on this avenue tend to be a little more expensive, because of all the amenities you have outside your door. Would this location be noisy? Well, you are located right in the center of all the action. So your answer would be yes, this place would be a little louder than if you were to stay somewhere further off 5th Avenue.
Did you run out of money and that small souvenir shop only accepts cash?
No problem. Just carry along your debit or credit card, and you can withdraw money out of one of the many ATM machines located along the Fifth Avenue. We would recommend you taking money out of the ScotiaBank machines, especially if you are a Canadian or an American who deals with this bank at home. Some of the ATM machines along 5th Avenue are privately owned. Therefore, the fee’s associated with withdrawing money are quite a bit more. However each way works great.
Now book your vacation to paradise and don’t worry about a thing. You have learned all about the amazing Fifth Avenue, and you have delicious cuisine waiting here for your arrival. One small tip we recommend is coming with a half-full suitcase. We are sure once you spend a few hours walking up and down 5th Avenue, you will find a few treasures. We can’t wait to see you in paradise!
Explore the 5th Avenue through this 360° video:
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