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people enjoying la quinta avenida at night
people enjoying la quinta avenida at night

Shop Playa del Carmen's "Fifth Avenue"

November 29, 2016

Whether you’re looking for a pair of new shoes or just browsing, Playa del Carmen’s colorful streets add a dose of enchantment to an afternoon of window shopping. La Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen’s fantastically popular main street, is made for strolling. Travelers and friendly residents walk shoulder to shoulder past a seemingly endless line of specialty boutiques, souvenir shops, high-end restaurants, and dance clubs waiting for the shade of nightfall.

Because La Quinta Avenida is built parallel to the ocean, it’s the perfect destination when your family needs a break from the sunshine and sand. Many of the avenue’s kiosks and vendors sell cold treats too. If what you’re looking for is a bit more domestic, then consider taking a turn down the intersecting road of Avenida Juárez. Here is where you’ll find gas stations, bank branches, and simple grocers. Be sure to bring a little cash for quick bites and small purchases when you visit.

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