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Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen

The Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen is famous for the all the tourism that arrives at this destination. This is an avenue full of hotels, restaurants, shops and street shows where you will never get bored. We give you a list of the top five activities that you can do in the Fifth Avenue at Playa del Carmen.

If you like shopping and you are looking for souvenirs and gifts from Mexico, the Fifth Avenue is the place where you will find everything! It is like a big mall full of restaurants, clothing shops, and handmade crafts shops, cafeterias, and bars. Along the Avenue, you can find a variety of local and famous shops. Undoubtedly it’s the best place for a shopping day.

Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen
Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen

Restaurants, cafeterias, and bars.

Mexican gastronomy is very wide and you can’t leave Mexico without tasting the typical food. In addition, you will find many different restaurants along the Fifth Avenue with international dishes, like Italian or French food. Every day you will find offers in bars to enjoy typical Mexican shots, drinks, and beers. If you want to taste the best cochinita pibil (typical dish from Yucatan), you have to go to Cochiloca, in Fifth with 10th Avenue.

Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen
Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen

Nightclubs:

CocoBongo, Vaquita, Mandala, among others, are famous nightclubs. If you like to enjoy the best discos at night, go to Fifth with 12th Avenue, a little street full of discos and night shows. An experience that you will never forget when you visit Riviera Maya!

Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen
Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen

Parque Fundadores is a place to relax just watching how the local people and tourists live. Probably you will find some street shows where you can learn about Mayan cultures, like the Papantla’s flightmen. Actually, this is a religious ritual in which four dancer men descend head down and circling a pole more than 20 meters high to the rhythm of a flute and a drum. Each one of them must make 13 turns, one for each of the skies of the sun god. If you multiply this by the four dancers, the result is 52 (the number of the years of the indigenous cycle calendar).

Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen
Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen

You can find many Street shows along the Fifth Avenue, like Mariachis playing music, Eagle Warriors and other representations of the Mayan culture, so you can enjoy and learn about the Mayan traditions. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a photo with some of the characterizations you will find in the amazing Fifth Avenue!

Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen
Five reasons to visit 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen