Nobody could have foreseen the astronomic rise of Playa del Carmen from a small fishing village to its current status as one of the most famous resort towns in Mexico. Playa del Carmen used to be the place you passed by on your way to the island of Cozumel, but now it is somewhere not to be missed out on during your Mexican Caribbean vacation. Peace, quiet, and a bohemian atmosphere combine to make it an ideal place for people looking for fun and relaxation by the beach. Although very popular nowadays, "Playa", as it's affectionately known, has managed to preserve the charm of a small village, making it easy for visitors to get around.
Fifth Avenue is synonymous with glamour, fashion, shopping, and haute couture in New York. Who would have imagined that this label would also apply to the most famous thoroughfare in Playa del Carmen? The magic of this avenue is found in the wide variety of services provided here, along with the advantage of being able to walk down the street without having the fear of getting run over by traffic. Another interesting aspect of "Quinta Avenida" (Fifth Avenue) is that, in addition to being the heart of Playa del Carmen, it also offers something for everyone.
If you're with your family, you can start your day by heading to the beach, using any of the conveniently located access points. Your little ones will have a blast making castles in the fine white sand and playing in the surf. Meanwhile, you can enjoy relaxing on a sun lounger, working on your tan sun and indulging your taste buds with a refreshing drink, safe in the knowledge that your kids are all right. When night falls, you can tour Quinta Avenida and admire the handicrafts, typical clothing, and the fantastic atmosphere created by a wonderful combination of Mayan, Mexican, Caribbean, and international elements.
If you're here with your partner, a day on the beach enjoying the beautiful turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea is a great way to spend a romantic vacation. Later on, you can try out one of the wonderful restaurants in Playa del Carmen, especially those located on Quinta Avenida, where you can enjoy an unforgettably romantic meal, thanks to the lovely lighting and the friendliness of the locals. Don't forget to buy each other thoughtful gifts, which can be purchased in any of the numerous stores on Quinta Avenida.
If you're looking to have the time of your life with your friends, Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to do so. If you're traveling on a tight budget, you'll find affordable restaurants on Quinta Avenida, allowing you more money to enjoy the diverse array of bars and nightclubs in Playa del Carmen.
Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida is fun, family-friendly, and romantic. There aren't many destinations in the world that offer so much in just one place, as well as a stunning location, just steps away from the Caribbean Sea. It really does have it all!
Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida
- José Miguel Almeyda Pulido