Playa del Carmen Shopping Centers & Markets

Shopping Centers

  • Paseo del Carmen
  • Paseo del Carmen
  • Paseo del Carmen
  • Paseo del Carmen

Paseo del Carmen

One of the original shopping centers of Playa del Carmen and located closest to the ferry to Cozumel, Paseo del Carmen has been getting lots of renovation work done over the last few years, giving it a fresh new look for locals and tourists alike. More shops have been added, with a variety of internationally famous brands such as Zara, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel and OndadeMar, as well as some longtime favorites, such as Pull & Bear, Bershka, Zingara, and many more. There are also lots of little kiosks dotting the walkways that sell all kinds of interesting smaller brands. Set amidst trees and fountains, Paseo del Carmen is a great place to do some shopping, grab a coffee and people watch at Starbucks, or maybe grab a snack at Krispy Kreme, Sushi Itto or Haagen Dazs. The south end of Playa’s world-famous 5th Avenue starts at one edge of this shopping center and although there is no parking offered on-site, there are several lots right across the street that offer inexpensive parking just a few meters away.

Address 10th Ave. and Calle 1era Sur
Phone (984) 803-2641
  • Quinta Alegria
  • Quinta Alegria
  • Quinta Alegria
  • Quinta Alegria
  • Quinta Alegria
  • Quinta Alegria
  • Quinta Alegria

Quinta Alegria

The newest shopping center in Playa del Carmen (until Calle Corazon opens!), Quinta Alegria has become a quick favorite that everyone seems to stop by at one time or another. Three levels high with an open air center courtyard and a location overlooking Playa’s world-famous 5th Avenue, Quinta is a great place to come and shop or just hang out. The bottom floor hosts a Starbucks, Haagen Dazs and wide variety of kiosks for amazing frozen yogurt and sushi, with plenty of tables and sofas where you can relax and hang out. The only Apple Store in the area is located here, as well as a fantastic wine (and cheese, meats and bread) shop called Europea, which features a seriously amazing selection of wine, liquor and snacks. For the beauty-conscious, there is a large Ultrafemme with all of your favorite makeup and perfume brands, as well as a Body Shop and L’Occitane. Sporting goods enthusiasts can shop at Nike, Marti or Columbia, while there is a huge two-story Forever 21 as well as Bebe, Envy, American Eagle, Levi’s, Hurley and more if clothing is on the shopping list. The top level is entirely Sanborn’s, which is partly a department store-type offering and the other part is a famous restaurant of the same name. There is also a new bar on the second level facing 5th Avenue, which serves a large selection of beers if you need to take a break from shopping! Parking is fantastically easy in their convenient underground parking lot.

Address 5th Ave in between Constituyentes and Calle 16 Norte Bis
Website quintaalegria.com.mx
Phone (984) 803-2358
Hours Mon-Sun:10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue

5th Avenue

The world famous pedestrian street of 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen is truly the real heart of the town. Steadily growing longer and longer, Quinta Avenida begins at its southernmost end next to the terminal for the ferry to Cozumel, then runs parallel to the ocean, which is just one block away, continuing all the way past 40th Avenida as of right now (and it keeps going and going!). Day or night, 5th Avenue is busy with people walking its length enjoying all the shopping, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and more that line its street (and sneak off every side street as well). You can find anything and everything here, from handcrafted authentic Mexican souvenirs, to coconut stands, swimsuit boutiques, pharmacies and everything in between. Restaurants range from quick taco shops and ice cream stands to full blown upscale establishments. It is really fantastic to take a break from the shopping and sit down in one of the bars or restaurants to watch the world go by. You could come here every single day and still have no trouble finding someplace new to check out. If you want to see it live, check out our “5th Ave in 5 minutes” video here.

Address 5th Ave all across town
  • Centro Maya
  • Centro Maya
  • Centro Maya
  • Centro Maya

Centro Maya

An indoor shopping plaza at the more southern end of Playa off the Carretera, Centro Maya is a useful place to know about. This shopping center is anchored by a huge Soriana supermarket at its center and also has a theater complex at one end and a City Club bulk store at its other end. Telcel has an office here, along with several banks. There is also a nicely stocked pet store that fronts the parking lot, as well as a baby store and a fabric store. Inside, there is a Sally’s Beauty Supply, Marti sporting goods store, Zingara swimsuit store, some various clothing and sunglass stores, a beauty salon and many others. Most times of the year, there is a play area for the kids where you can pay by the hour to let your children run around and climb the structures, go down the slide, bounce on the trampoline or get lost in the balls and toys (don’t forget to bring the required socks for them to wear!). There is usually a train you can pay to ride around the center in case your kids are dying for a diversion and there is a small food court by the theater section available with a variety of different options including a McDonalds. There is a large outdoor parking lot with plenty of free parking, as well as a Go Kart place that is really fun if you need a little adrenaline kick. Finally, a standalone Starbucks also just opened in one corner of the Centro Maya parking lot.

Address off the main carretera about 5 min south of Playa
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Phone (984) 803-9339
  • Plaza las Americas
  • Plaza las Americas
  • Plaza las Americas

Plaza las Americas

A bit further away from the beach is Plaza las Americas, which lies just off the Arco road that encircles the town of Playa del Carmen. Anchored by a big theater complex, a Sears and a huge Chedraui supermarket, this is a very large indoor shopping complex. Plaza las Americas is more frequented by locals and is also popular with the young kids just for hanging out. There is a casino here, as well as a food court and a game center for young people. There is also a large area that is set up with tons (and we mean tons) of stuff for kids to do. Think: Trampolines, toys, climbing frames, football, painting, dress up, movies, etc., where you can pay by the hour to let your kids go crazy and burn off some energy. The abundant free parking is offered both outside at street level and underground.

Address Av. Kantenha with Calle 75 Bis Norte
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool

Liverpool

Although this is not technically a shopping center, we felt we needed to add Liverpool to this list. The well known upscale Mexican department store is located just south of town and offers full sections of clothing for all ages (women’s, men’s, children and babies), along with adult and children’s shoe departments, jewelry, perfume and makeup, as well as bedding and towels, electronics, furniture, lighting, toys, a kitchen department and much more. Liverpool can fulfill many of your needs and we especially like this department store for both its toy section, which is small but mighty and expands substantially at Christmastime, as well as the kitchen department, where you can find most of your kitchen needs, including Kitchenaid mixers, Cuisinart food processors, all kinds of baking supplies and gadgets, a full range of dinnerware and a variety of glassware. As an added bonus, Santa Claus is in residence for the kids at Christmas.

Address off the main carretera about 10 min south of Playa
Website www.liverpool.com.mx/tienda/
Phone (984) 206 4400
Hours Mon-Sun:11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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