What is the 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen famous for?


June 24, 2020

Playa del Carmen is one of the most famous and crowded cities in the Riviera Maya.

This is because it has been favored by many important activities such as the re-stocking of restaurants in beach towns like Tulum.

In addition, Playa del Carmen is located in the center of the Riviera Maya and has become a must-visit destination for all those who wish to explore and enjoy the Mexican Caribbean. Playa del Carmen is also the access point to the island of Cozumel, one of the destinations that has gradually become popular among tourists.

There are many things to do in Playa del Carmen. Not for nothing the city is considered one of the most cosmopolitan places in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico. The fusion of businesses and cultures makes the experience on the beaches and cenotes of the Mexican Caribbean unique.

At the 5th Avenue you will find art and color through Mexican crafts and gastronomy, things that are the stars of Playa del Carmen and allow you to enjoy all that the 5th Avenue has to offer.

Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is the heart of the Riviera Maya. Here tourists can access Cozumel and re-stock and shop in the luxury stores.

What makes the 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen special?

Without a doubt, one of the most famous and important areas in the Riviera Maya is the 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen.

No one who has ever stepped on it can deny how impressive it is to walk the entire avenue. The shops that are spread out all over the place are so diverse that tourists will have different options to have fun. And thanks to the privileged climate of Playa del Carmen, you can walk for several hours without any problem.

Here are the things that make the 5th Avenue one of the most famous places in the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula.

The location

In real estate it's all about location, and the 5th Avenue is in the heart of the Riviera Maya: Playa del Carmen.

Playa del Carmen is the perfect midpoint in the Riviera Maya. Tourists and locals alike flock to the city for shopping.

The Cancun airport, one of the most important in Mexico, is only an hour away and this is an advantage for tourists who want to travel constantly or want to stay in Playa del Carmen.

And if that's not enough, the 5th Avenue is just a few steps away from the beach.

In fact it is common to see locals and tourists in swimwear walking around the area.
Those who stay at the 5th Avenue have the opportunity to explore the local culture, visit the best shops, as well as visit the beach after strolling down the avenue.

Playa del Carmen an the culture
Playa del Carmen's 5th Avenue is the perfect place to enjoy Mexican culture like never before.

Therefore, real estate developments on 5th Avenue are popular with tourists and investors. Thanks to its privileged location, they will allow you to enjoy all that Playa del Carmen has to offer.

Tourists stay on 5th Avenue because of its proximity to the beach and to vacation in the main tourist attraction in Playa del Carmen without having to walk long distances to go shopping or eat in restaurants and bars.

The shops and businesses

For some locals in the Yucatan Peninsula, going to Playa del Carmen means one thing: the opportunity to shop in exclusive stores.

Playa del Carmen is a place with many natural attractions but it is also surrounded by shops and businesses like nowhere else.

This is why 5th Avenue has the same name as emblematic Avenue in New York.

Retirees who are considering moving to Playa del Carmen see the 5th Avenue as a trendy area where there is always a new shop to explore or some new activity to do.

Restaurants, clothing, jewelry, accessories, crafts, bars, clubs, as well as experiences such as cenote tours, snorkeling or scuba diving are some of the things you will find on 5th Avenue.

Some Playa del Carmen stores are designed to reflect the bohemian, trendy vibe of the city. You can visit art galleries and craft stores where Mexican colors and design are the main motifs on every corner.

And despite the many upscale stores, local businesses offering products inspired and created in Mexico are increasingly popular and attractive to tourists.

For example Ah Cacao, one of the most famous and beloved cafes in Playa del Carmen thanks to its 100% Mexican and organic chocolate and coffee.

The shops and businesses
Fifth Avenue is full of exclusive shops and many things to enjoy the cosmopolitan life of Playa del Carmen.

The local culture

On 5th Avenue, tourists can enjoy local culture like never before.

As mentioned in 10 reasons to live in Mexico, foreigners are attracted to Mexican culture because of its incredible diversity.

The tradition and beauty that surround Mexico is present in many of its festivities, urban art, gastronomy and cultural expressions. And Playa del Carmen is no exception.

Since it is located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo is strongly influenced by the Mayan culture. Tourists are delighted to see the crafts and art inspired by Mayan stories and deities.

There are galleries and art exhibitions all along 5th Avenue. In the Art Alley, you will be able to see different artists from all over the world exhibit and sell their work.

 Handicraft stores
On 5th Avenue, tourists will find several handicraft stores, performances of traditional dances of the Mayan culture, such as the dance of fire. 

And as you may know, the Mayan culture is one of the reasons why many tourists choose this area as their vacation destination. The Mayan culture is one of the most important civilizations in the world and that is why several places, streets or even services are inspired by it.

The cenotes are one of the main tourist attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula. As mentioned in 10 cenotes that you didn't know in Tulum, the cenotes are important elements for the Mayan culture, since it was certain that they were the connection with the underworld.

Nowadays, the cenotes have increased the popularity of the Mayan Riviera and the Yucatan Peninsula because they are the perfect places to practice cavediving. Researchers and adventure enthusiasts visit Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the Riviera Maya to dive into the depths of the Mayan world.

Playa del Carmen, the heart of the Riviera Maya

Thanks to its location and the amount of services it offers, Playa del Carmen is considered the heart of the Riviera Maya.

Some tourists and foreigners are often confused when we talk about the Riviera Maya, since it is not a particular city. The Riviera Maya is a geographical area on the Mexican Caribbean coast, so you can find white beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as a large number of cenotes, and archaeological sites surrounded by the vast Mayan jungle.

Banner of real estate developments in Playa del Carmen.

Unlike other tourist destinations in Mexico, the Riviera Maya is an area to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. In the Riviera Maya you can rest and enjoy nature.

Yes, this is also something that has amazed tourists and has made many want to invest in 5th Avenue: in the Riviera Maya there are a lot of activities to do.

Swimming in the beach or in a cenote, scuba diving, snorkeling, archaeological site tours or enjoying the night life are things you can do in the Riviera Maya, however, in Playa del Carmen all this meets in one place: the 5th Avenue.

For foreigners, Playa del Carmen is one of the best cities to live in Mexico.

The relaxed lifestyle achieved is perfectly complemented by all the activities for locals and tourists, whether it's visiting another nearby beach town like Tulum or Cozumel, or spending a day at the beach or shopping. On the 5th Avenue you will never be bored.

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