Photo by Paulina Figueroa
Playa del Carmen’s winning charm emerges all along this wide pedestrian avenue, which runs parallel to the beach. Eateries here include everything from cheap fast food like Pizza Piazza to upscale restaurants such as Frida or La Casa del Agua; the best people-watching is from outdoor seating as at Tequila Barrel sports bar or Chez Céline bakery. The shopping scene offers international luxury brands side-by-side with souvenir shops, but the most interesting Mexican handicrafts await at boutiques like Sin Pecado and Sol de Jaguar. Since this part of town has little shade, it’s best to avoid the midday sun; instead, try an early morning run, or streetside coffee, then revisit at sunset to kick off an evening of dining, shopping, and bar-hopping.
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Calle Quinta Avenida 141, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
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