Playa del Carmen Real Estate: Shopping Guide

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Fifth Avenue - or Avenida Quinta - in Playa Del Carmen offers a hive of activity, a pedestrian zone spanning roughly twenty blocks, mostly cobbled underfoot is brimming with all the shops you need. One of the attractions of owning Playa del carmen real estate is having access to this retail dream.

From authentic tequilas, Cuban cigars, Mexican artefacts, designer shops, department stores such as Liverpool, and flea markets.  Whatever you are in search of from souvenirs, tee shirts, Mexican rugs, hammocks, designer swimwear, to exquisite silver and Mayan jewellery, hand crafts and clothing, Fifth Avenue has it all.

If you choose to visit after sunset the magic really comes alive with the cosmopolitan restaurants buzzing, mariachis playing and possibly the odd fire dancer. The versatility of Playa Del Carmen really shows, from beautiful beach clubs to a vibrant shopping and eating experience. 

With shops serving the Playa del Carmen real estate market staying open until 10pm, you are sure to have plenty of time to ‘shop til you drop’.  Stores offer branded goods at as much as 30% less than in the US, Canada or Europe. Undoubtedly you are sure to find a bargain.

Don’t forget to bring your bartering skills, many stores will start at the highest price and will expect you to haggle.  Stores that have the notice of fixed price or precio cerrado will not accept any value lower than the price shown, normally on branded clothes stores and major sports shops.

Boasting so many shopping malls from Plaza las Americas situated at the south of the town, just past Playacar, Plaza Del Pelicano, is located on 10th Avenue between Calles 6 and 8 offering a movie theatre if you need a break from shopping, and Paseo del Carmen, which is located over by the ferry pier.

Situated just south of the main Playa Del Carmen real estate area, on La Carretera 307, (any taxi can take you there) is Centro Maya. Opened in 2006, Centro Maya is host to the grocery store Soriana. If you wish to experience shops such as Telcel, Sally beauty supplies, Full Sand, Rolex, Sunglasses Hut, Zingara, McDonalds all under one roof, and more stores outside such as City Club and a cinema complex, Centro Maya is well worth paying a visit.

If you are looking for more grocery stores Playa Del Carmen has plenty to choose from:

Dac fruit and Vegetable store

Located on 30th Avenue between Constituyentes and 20th Street; selling fresh produce, local organic foods, speciality Thai sauces, spices, organic preserves and organic cleaning products.


Located on 30th Avenue between 8th and 10th Street and is open 7 days a week from 7:00 AM until Midnight. Selling all you need from fresh meats, fruit and vegetables, clothing, home goods, children’s toys; just like the Wal-Mart from home.

Sam's Club  

Located on Highway 307 and Juarez, near Chedruai Supermarket in the middle of the Playa del Carmen real estate district. You need a Sam’s club card to purchase goods from here, if you are hosting a party and need to buy in bulk Sam’s club is the place to go.


Located on Highway 307 and Juarez, Chedraui offers fresh meats, fruit and vegetables and many other things you would expect to find in a leading supermarket.

They have offers on meats and vegetables on certain days of the week so well worth paying a visit.


Located in Centro Maya, Soriana offers all you need under one roof.

City Club

Located in Centro Maya this membership only store sells automotive, electronic, and hardware goods as well as groceries in bulk packages, home and office supplies and a few items of clothing.

Mega Grocery Store 

Located on 30th Avenue between 16th street and Constituyentes, Mega is a hypermarket with food items, electronics, clothes, books, bakery, deli, household items and more. 

With such a variety of stores and shops on offer you will not be disappointed with the shopping in Playa Del Carmen.

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Thanks for the shopping guide for our next trip there!  Include pictures - they always tell the story!

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