Playa del Carmen’s pedestrian-only 5th Avenue is the region’s premier shopping district. This ultra-chic shopping destination runs parallel to the Caribbean Sea is best known by it´s Spanish name, ¨La Quinta Avenida¨. It´s right in the heart of Playa del Carmen´s downtown neighborhood and is filled with a wide assortment of restaurants, hotels, condos, shops and lounges.
When you take a stroll down 5th Avenue you´ll discover that there is something for everyone, with a wide variety of popular brands such as Señor Frogs, Starbucks, Nike, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Sunglass Hut, Nine West, and Stradivarius. There is an array of street vendors, artists, locally-owned shops and inventive restaurants and the Cozumel ferry is also located right off of Quinta Avenida as well, along with the ADO bus station, so you are never far from
Let´s take a look at some of the major shopping destinations that you will find on La Quinta Avenida:
Paseo del Carmen
This is located at the end of 5th Avenue by Playacar, an exclusive gated community with million dollar mansions, luxury condos and exclusive resorts. Paseo del Carmen is a great place to enjoy a meal in one of their many restaurants or take a stroll under the trees surrounded by fountains. Some of the shops that can be found here include Zara, Pull and Bear, Oakley, Starbucks and others. It´s a nice place to sit down for a while and do some people watching.
This new mall can be found on 5th Avenue between 12th and 14th Street. It´s a modern four-story building that is also home to Thor Urbana’s new 92-room Thompson Playa del Carmen Hotel. Shoppers can enjoy prestigious shops such as H & M, Hollister, Bath & Body Works, and many others. There are also restaurants, bars and cafes like Neve Gelato, Nunnys, Starbucks, and many more.
Located on 5th Avenue corner on Constituyentes Avenue, this mall is very popular due to its central location. It´s beautifully designed with easy access and an open design that allows for a break from the heat with cool breezes blowing throughout the entire structure. In this mall you will find prestigious stores such as Nike, Levi, Bebe or Forever 21. Many people come here to relax and enjoy a coffee at Starbucks or a meal on the patio of Sanborns department store on the 2nd level.
Whether you are a visitor or a resident of Playa del Carmen 5th Avenue is likely to be the street that you find yourself on the most given its´prime location and proximity to the beach. Once you are here you will see why Quinta Avenida is so famous worldwide.
If you are interested in property here in Playa del Carmen why not join one of Top Mexico’s Live it Tours? It’s a great way to get to know the various properties and neighborhoods down in Playa and enjoy a nice vacation at the same time. To book yourself in for the next tour and see the Top Mexico Real Estate representatives, they will be happy to assist you and help you find your very own piece of paradise.
Thomas, from Indiana, is a graduate from the prestigious Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where he obtained a degree in Administration with the Financial Management option.
He has been working professionally in Mexico since 1995, and in 2011 he was the first person to ever attain a new nationally regulated Real Estate degree and professional identification number for the Country of Mexico.
In 2009 he was voted Realtor of the year, because of his professionalism, attention to customers and knowledge of procedures and the market. Also, he has been active in the real estate community serving on the real estate association’s Honor and Justice Committee.
Thomas founded TOP Mexico Real Estate to help non-Mexicans have an enjoyable and safe experience as they purchase and invest in real estate in Mexico.
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