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Shopping Finds just off 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen!

Shopping Playa Del Carmen Gifts at El Jaguar Dorado Store

Shopping in Playa Del Carmen just off 5th Avenue

For most tourist means a stroll on 5th Avenue (the main pedestrian street that goes for about 22 blocks) but just off of 5th Avenue there are some cool shops that you should consider checking out. These shops are not going to have the typical tourist crap that you find at many locations. These are quality stores and small businesses that have survived in  less prominent locations because they do offer nice things and people recognize this.  Here are eight stores worth shopping at. Some are just a 1/2 a block off 5th Avenue and one is 1 1/2 blocks of 5th. (See our video at the bottom of this article for details about some of these stores). Below is a general map to help you find them.


Ay Amor

This store gets over looked a lot because it is on a quiet street on the south end of town. It is cute enough  to go look at though. It has small crafts and wall hung art. It has a very Mexican flavor as you can tell from the photo on the right. Recently they changed the name and are focusing on handmade jewelry and other small items.

Amorcito Corazon Store

Amorcito Corazon

Location

This store is on 4th Street between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue on the north side of the street.

Hours

Open from 10:00am-10:00pm each day.

El Jaguar Dorado

This small gift shop just a block and a half off of 5th Avenue has one of a kind handmade Mexican crafts. You will not these things anywhere else. Some of the special things are woven wallets and change purses (see main photo above with handmade wallet) they also carry jewelry and clothing items.

El Jaguar Dorado Playa Del Carmen

 

Location

El Jaguar Dorado is on 8th St. Between 10th and 15th Avenues.

Hours

Closed Mondays, open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm and open in the afternoons at 5:00pm-10:00pm

O.M.G. Boutique

This small women’s clothing store is now closed as of December 2016.

 

La Catrina

This store is packed with small Mexican lithograph prints and art. The owner Ari makes some of the folk art and you can buy a one of a kind gift.

Ari speaks good English and is there most of the time.

Shopping Playa Del Carmen

Hours

The store is open from 10:00am-10:00pm

Location

Is just a half block off of 5th Avenue on 14th Street between 5th Avenue and 10th Avenue. You will be able to see if from 5th Avenue, just look for the yellow store.

Siete Detalles Store

This store has treasures from all over Mexico. The owner Alicia specializes in Mexican Pewter and Talavera pottery. The store is packed from top to bottom with beautiful things to buy. She also has catalogs of things you can order. These are all things that will make nice centerpiece in your home or great wedding gifts!

Siete Detalles is located on 1st Avenue and 14th Street. From 5th Avenue, walk down 12th Street or 16th Street toward the beach and walk to the middle of the block on 1st Avenue. If the store is closed you can ring the bell on the side of the building.

Siete Detalles, Playa del Carmen, Talavera, pewter, pottery ceramics

Siete Detalles pottery

Siete Detalles, Playa del Carmen, Talavera, pewter, pottery ceramics

Siete Detalles pewter

Casa Kuxtal

This was a store we liked but has now closed as of June 2017.

Ambarte

This Mexican craft store collects things from across Mexico and brings them to Playa to sell. Like the name suggest, they sell Mexican Amber jewelry. This store is not for low end gifts but you will get something you will treasure for a lifetime.

Location

Ambarte is just off 5th Avenue on Constituyentes Avenue between 5th Avenue and 10th Avenue. It is next to the Ah Cacao coffee shop on the north side of the street.

Hours

Open everyday from 10:00am-11:00pm

Ambarte Mexican art Playa Del Carmen

Thanks for reading out guide to shopping off 5th Avenue. For more shopping you can check out are shopping section on the website. We will be adding more stores and guide for you so you can find the best of Playa Del Carmen.  We hope you find some great gifts!

Here is our video of some of these stores to give you a few more details about them

Have you been to some of these stores? What did you like there? Tell us your comments in the box below. We would love to hear from you.

2 Comments on Shopping Finds just off 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen!

  1. I made the mistake of buying a blue diamond at Artesanias El Tio with Julio the owner on March 18, 2017. We negotiated a price of $725. $200 would be US dollars and the balance ($525) on a credit card. I was in a rush to catch the ferry and I did not double check the pesos conversion. When I returned to the ship I checked my receipt, which was in Pesos, he over charged me $270. This place is located directly across from Diamonds International on 5 avenue between 2nd and Juarez, near the pier for the ferry. Julio told me that he runs his business as he grandfather once told him, “Treat your customers right and they will tell their friends and pour success on your business!” So with this review I am letting it rain!

    • Mr.Yucatan // July 10, 2017 at 7:50 AM // Reply

      Thank you Rob for your experience. We tend to tell people to avoid jewelry buying as they tend to be very hard to discern what is a good deal. Since this is not an area where gold or silver is from, it should not be cheaper. Even most things are not made on the Peninsula so it is just from a factory somewhere. We like to recommend people buy from some of the smaller merchants that hand make the jewelry. At least that way you know you are supporting a artist and you get something unique.

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