Explore Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida
Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida is its most famous street and likely the busiest, as everyone visiting this destination enjoys strolling down the street.
A landmark for travelers from all corners of the globe, Playa del Carmen‘s Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) is ideal for daytime and nighttime strolls. Here, you’ll find restaurants serving both traditional fare and gourmet cuisine, cafes, and the best boutiques in the Riviera Maya.
Playa del Carmen‘s Quinta Avenida is its most famous street and likely the busiest, as everyone visiting this destination enjoys strolling down the street.
This pedestrian avenue is lined with souvenir and handicraft shops, boutiques offering high-quality silver jewelry, and exclusive, luxury brand stores. Excellent cafés and restaurants serving both Mexican and international cuisine are also scattered along the avenue, along with the hottest spots for a night out.
Stroll leisurely down this popular street to find the perfect souvenir and gifts to take home with you. Browse to see what catches your eye, and get ready to discover the ideal memento of your visit.
What You’ll Find on Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida
Quinta Avenida features malls with international clothing brands, perfume, makeup, and jewelry, among other products. This pedestrian avenue, just steps from the coast, is also home to restaurants, bars, boutiques, art galleries, and craft stalls.
As night falls, seek out the alleyway filled with trees adorned with lights—Calle Corazón, the most romantic and boho spot between Quinta and Avenida 10. Here, you’ll find cafes, restaurants, ice cream parlors, and the famous Corazón Gallery.
The gastronomic options are diverse, ranging from Mayan cuisine to seafood and fish dishes. Grilled fish fillets marinated in adobo sauce and guajillo chili or citrusy al pastor sauce; thin slices of fish doused in corn and served with jalapeño; octopus sautéed with pork rinds, and other dishes, add flavor to Playa del Carmen.
Enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or take a leisurely stroll to appreciate the lights and the storefronts. Good eats, galleries, bars, fashion, and gift shops—you’ll find plenty of options for browsing and shopping on Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen.
Quinta Avenida, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., MéxicoSee map