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.