The Fifth Avenue is a pedestrian street that runs parallel and very close to the beach in which a huge number of restaurants, spas, shops, cafes, boutiques, jewelers, ice cream parlors, art galleries, handicrafts and various souvenirs are concentrated, for everyone tastes and budgets. In short, a shopping paradise.
Some stores located on Fifth Avenue are the following:
This craft store is one of the most established in Playa del Carmen. It bases its success on careful attention and the high quality of its products, made by the best local artisans. They have a large sample of authentic Mexican art: rebozos, overcoats, trees of life, ceramics, skulls and dead, wood carvings, cushions, hand embroidery, majolica earthenware, silver, etc.
Located in the 5th. Avenue, Hacienda Tequila is spectacular. Its façade reproduces one of those old haciendas of colonial Mexico and the interior is a varied shopping center that offers almost everything. Here you will find crafts, t-shirts, mugs, earthenware, clothing, jewelry, skulls, hats, postcards, paintings, overcoats, among others.
Chocolate and the history of the Mayans is more than linked. At Ah Cocoa, a chain of stores and cafes in the Riviera Maya, you can taste fantastic preparations made from 100% Mexican cocoa, made in a traditional and handcrafted way.
Maya Rosalia Textiles
This is, without a doubt, one of the most authentic shops in Playa del Carmen. It is about 'Rosalia', a textile and clothing workshop made by authentic indigenous craftsmen from Chiapas.
Ambarte is another of the great bets for local commerce and Mexican handicraft products and another of the obligatory stops when you go shopping on the 5th. Avenue. This small establishment boasts one of the best collections of Mexican folk art and amber jewelry.