The fifth avenue of Playa del Carmen is one of the places that most attracts the attention of the thousands of visitors that this place receives daily. An extension of more than 5 km full of stores, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and of course beaches.
But we will not really talk in depth about all this place, we will only tell you about some essential stores that you have to know in the fifth avenue. But before we start, first a little bit of cultural information.
Where is Playa del Carmen?
Playa del Carmen is located in the north of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean Coast “Riviera Maya”. The city, which is growing very fast, is located between Cancun and Tulum. In general Playa del Carmen is located 68 km from the city of Cancun.
How to get to Playa del Carmen?
There are several ways to get to Playa del Carmen, such as the ADO bus, the shared shuttle service of Playa Express, the cab and of course the private shuttle service to Playa del Carmen.
We really recommend the private shuttle service, because it is a service that being private will help you to avoid any kind of discomfort on the way and besides being a service in a spacious, comfortable and equipped with air conditioning and WIFI.
And we highly recommend Transfer Cancun Airport, an agency with more than 10 years of experience and which has been recognized many times as one of the leading companies in the transportation service in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Now, let’s go with the post!
If you are looking for the best fifth avenue stores in Playa del Carmen, even those inside some shopping malls that have recently opened their doors; or an extensive variety of small local stores that deal with all kinds of merchandise, stay with us and let’s discover the top 5.
Top 5 Best Shops on Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen
If you are looking for the best stores on Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida, you will find some in shopping malls that have recently opened their doors and have an extensive variety of small stores dedicated to all kinds of merchandise.
However, we recommend you to stay with us to discover the 5 best stores in Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida; those most visited and famous stores in this popular avenue.
Rosalía Mayan Textiles
Textiles Mayan Rosalía is one of the best and most authentic stores in Playa del Carmen; it is a workshop dedicated to making textiles and garments made by indigenous Chiapanecos.
The work of a women’s cooperative is evidenced through works of art that follow the patterns of the most ancestral traditions of this area in Mexico; with care, without haste and only with natural materials, it is undoubtedly a high quality work.
The results can be seen among all the garments they have on display, such as cushions, backpacks, wool dolls, blanket shirts, ethnic costumes, blouses, table runners, among others; all with an impressive quality. It is for this reason that they stand out among all the jumble of stores and establishments on Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida.
You can tell by looking and touching the quality of their embroidery that the prices can reach very high figures; despite all the time and effort that these incredible indigenous women dedicate, incredibly kind and hardworking, the prices are adjusted and accessible.
Hacienda Tequila and Tequila Museum
Located on Fifth Avenue, its façade and decoration reproduces one of the oldest haciendas in Mexico from the colonial era; inside it contains a varied shopping center that offers almost everything you could need, you can find: handicrafts, pottery, clothing, jewelry, hats, hats, hats, postcards and more.
It is a great place to buy some bottles of liquor that you can get on sale; ideal to share with friends or family, to enrich your palate. One of the most popular recommendations is their wonderful tequila cake, which comes in beautiful metal boxes; it can be a delicious gift and an innovative detail. You also have the possibility of tasting a liqueur from this region, called Xtabentun, of Mayan origin, which has a certain aniseed flavor.
Here they have a magnificent bronze statue, where visitors can take wonderful pictures; it is also the perfect place to taste some drinks with traditional flavors of the area.
This is a chain of stores and coffee shops, where you can taste wonderful preparations that are made in a totally traditional and artisanal way, from 100% pure cacao from Mexico; needless to say that chocolate and the history of the Maya is absolutely linked.
They offer a wonderful place, with an exclusive area dedicated only to the exhibition and sale of their products; they also offer an explanatory talk about the history of this Mayan product.
They have establishments available to the public in Cancun and it is also one of the best stores on Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen; where as soon as people take a seat, they will be surprised by the baristas who have excellent skills.
They have to show a wide and extensive catalog, from which you can choose what you want to take home, some of their options would be: chocolate, chocolates, cocoa beans, oils, shampoo and chocolate soaps; also, choco-coffee, Mexican vanilla, cocoa body creams, Mexican high altitude coffee, and much more.
Some of the most popular recommendations are the chocolate ice creams, the Chocolate Maya and the chocolate brownie, which are made with exotic spices and a mixture of cocoa; these do not contain dairy products, and because of their spectacular flavor, they are considered an incredible store.
This is a Mexican handicraft company that has several local stores distributed in Cancun and Playa del Carmen; it was created by Mayan artisans in nearby indigenous villages, who are trained until they specialize in some of the areas of the manufacture of some of the pieces offered by the store.
Visitors should keep in mind that, in these stores you can find a little bit of everything; such as: oil paintings, costume jewelry, handbags, hats, picture frames and an extensive amount of many other objects.
However, what makes this store most striking are the beautiful handmade lamps that have the ability to create very relaxing and intimate atmospheres; these are made by local artisans using different species of gourds and jícaras from Yucatán.
There is evidence of their spectacular work hanging from the ceiling of their establishment; it should also be noted that visiting these places at night is a unique spectacle.
Although their store is located in different parts of the Riviera Maya, it is also very well located on Quinta Avenida, and is one of the best stores in Playa del Carmen; they have a good selection of souvenirs, usually in wood, paintings, lamps, musical instruments and much more.
Customers are always more tempted to choose the stock in natural fabrics clothing; handbags, a wide collection of sarongs in assorted colors and hats. If you are looking for clothes for your stay at the beach, this is ideal place.
We finish our top list of the 5 must-see stores in Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue, but the reality is that this place has thousands of stores and all kinds of items, so you should definitely visit every corner of this incredible place in the Riviera Maya.