What to do on Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen is located in the Riviera Maya and is considered the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. Just 45 minutes away from Cancun International Airport, if you travel by any Playa del Carmen Private Transportation, you will find this unique beach destination full of hotels, stores, attractions, and lots of fun.

Very close to the beach is Fifth Avenue, a symbolic site of this destination. It is is a pedestrian street where you can find small hotels, stores, art galleries, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Fifth Avenue is the most vibrant and full-of-life place in Playa del Carmen.

To get to Fifth Avenue from your hotel, you only need to take a Taxi or use a Playa del Carmen Car Rental. There are several parking lots where you can leave your vehicle and walk to Fith Avenue from.

If you plan your next visit to Playa del Carmen and are excited to visit Fifth Avenue, we have compiled a series of activities and things you can’t miss there.

Walk around Fifth Avenue

Just walking around Fifth Avenue is an activity that will amaze you since on every corner. You can find many locals, including small stalls of handmade crafts, jewellery, clothing, and many other things. As you walk around the site, you can breathe the fresh air with sea breeze and Caribbean smell and enjoy the lively atmosphere around you.

Visit Fundadores Park

Fundadores Park is located on one of the corners of Fifth Avenue. It hosts various civic events and musical and folkloric shows during festive seasons.

Take a look at Mexican handicrafts

Mexican handicrafts are rich and striking, an art of different peoples and pre-Columbian cultures passed down from generation to generation. On Fifth Avenue, you can find beautiful handcrafted items made with different materials, such as stone, vegetable fibers, wood, ceramics, bone, and more. 

Some of the most popular establishments in the area are Ambarte, Sol Jaguar, and Guelaguetza Gallery. Don’t forget to buy at least one of these beautiful pieces as a souvenir of your trip.

Go shopping

On Fifth Avenue, you will find many establishments selling different types of international and national food; enjoy the best dishes in Italian, Spanish, Argentinean, Mexican, and even Asian restaurants. You can also find restaurants of popular worldwide chains.

Let the party begin

On 12th Avenue, at its intersection with Fifth Avenue, you will find a great scene of fun in the city. You will find the main bars, discos, and nightclubs for all tastes in this area. Enjoy drinks and good music, a party atmosphere where a long night awaits you, ideal for night souls!

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