Ciudad del Carmen Shopping

  • Yv and Leny after a day shopping in Playa
    Yv and Leny after a day shopping in...
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  • T-shirt shop in Playa del Carmen
    T-shirt shop in Playa del Carmen
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  • Silver shop in Playa del Carmen
    Silver shop in Playa del Carmen
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    Somewhere down town: Silvershop in Playa del Carmen

    by Umfufu Written Oct 22, 2003
    Silver shop Playa del Carmen

    An other silver shop at 5th Avenue. Like i told you before there are several of these shops so you better be carefull where you buy what. Cause it can be the neighbour next door has a better prize for you in mind.

    What to buy: Juwelery for your wife, girlfriend or friend, kid or family. There is plenty to choose from. Very expensive and just a nice prize.

    What to pay: What your purse can spend

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    Hammocks in Mexican colours: These you have to bring home with you

    by Umfufu Written Oct 22, 2003
    Hammock shop at Playa del Carmen

    Beside the fact that hammocks are on the beach and in some bars, you can buy them to bring home.
    Hammocks are the beds of the Mayan people and dont forget to sleep in it the Mayan way, cause that spares your neck and back. (that means that you dont lay in the lenght of the hammock).

    What to buy: We have seen several prizes of those hammocks. It depends if you want a sitt-hammock or a bed-hammock.

    What to pay: Never pay to much but if you bet to low you will miss the bargain !

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    Just a lady down the street: New hairdoo ?

    by Umfufu Written Oct 22, 2003
    Plaitlady at 5th Avenue

    I had it once when i was in the Dominican Republic, plaits in my hair.
    Its great cause you dont have to worry about the way you look for about 10 - 14 days.
    There are more ladies who wanna please you with this hairstyle so if you are together there is no need you have to wait for one an other.

    What to buy: I didnt ask this time, cause my hair was to short. And for a change they didnt came over to me to ask if i wanted my hair in plaits too.
    That was a real releave.

    What to pay: Aks the lady a prize, and just say something lower (about 50%) and see what happens

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    Just some of the shops: Shop till you drop

    by Umfufu Written Oct 22, 2003
    Shoppingstreet Playa del Carmen

    If you like shopping compared with a nice day out or on the beach, you have to visite Playa del Carmen.
    Its just a great day out and if you like to buy some great things (Mexican or not) to bring home, you can eat your heart out at 5th Avenue (or Boulevard).

    What to buy: There are all kind of things, just have a look at one of my travelogues in one of my other Mexican pages.

    What to pay: Make sure you cant buy the same item in the shop next door for a cheaper prize.

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    Silver juwelery: Put sunglasses on !

    by Umfufu Written Oct 22, 2003
    Silver shop in Playa del Carmen

    This is one of the many silver shops you can find on the 5th Boulevard. Its amazing that so many can sell the same kind of silver juwelery and still have a meal.

    What to buy: I bought a great ring and a neckless for Bianca. It wasnt cheap but I had a good caus for that. Bianca had been to the vets with Umfufu to let her go to cat heaven. And thats a hard job to do.

    What to pay: You pay what you think is a good prize, but make sure the neighbour shop hasnt the same item for a cheaper prize.

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    El Mariachi: T-shirt-mania in Playa del Carmen

    by Umfufu Written Oct 22, 2003
    T-shirt shop in Playa del Carmen

    You understand that this isnt only a mens clothes shop. You can buy a t-shirt for the whole family here. You have to be carefull where you buy the shirt, cause there is a difference in quality and in prize.
    So if you see one you like just walk all of 5th Boulevard and make sure you dont pay too much.

    What to buy: Never too much !

    What to pay: Some shops are having a "shopprize" like in the USA or Europ, at others you can make your own prize.

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    All of them !: 5th boulevard north in Playa del Carmen

    by Umfufu Written Oct 22, 2003
    Yv and Leny after a day shopping in Playa

    If you like to have a good shopping day in Playa del Carmen just go with your friend (woman!) and dont take men with you. They are alright to pay for you but if you have their money / credit card that will do just fine.
    On the picture you can see me and Leny just ended a day at the boulevard....HAPPY FACES !

    What to buy: You can buy from local craft work, wooden pieces, silver and gold juwelery, Mexican drinks and food, Mexican clothes and dont forget the sombrero. And now i forget more then half of the things, but i think the 2047 charaters wouldnt be enough to tell you all.

    What to pay: Make sure if you buy on the street markets you start bedding at 1/3 rd of the prize they are telling you, that you have to pay in the first place.

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    Same leather shop: Cowgirls WATCH OUT !

    by Umfufu Written Oct 13, 2003
    Yv the cowgirl

    This is wow ! I always wanted a cowboyhad. But then again (read the other shopping tip about this store) i made up my mind.

    What to buy: You can buy here all kind of leather things, even made specially for you. But remember you pay the prize !

    What to pay: If you dont have a big heavy wallet just go past this shop, or dribble for the windows.

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    Cowboy boots: Texas in Playa del Carmen

    by Umfufu Written Oct 13, 2003
    Cowboy boots in Playa

    I saw this shop and was planning of buying some boots, cause here in Holland we only have simmular ones (all like one an other)
    But when i turned to see the prizes of these boots, bellts and other things...i didnt want to bring any boot back to Holland LOL

    What to buy: They have the most wonderful boots you can imagine, so if you wanna pay a lot of money for them......and you really, really like them you should buy a pair of boots.

    What to pay: The prize i had to pay for the boots i liked was $ 400, so........and they didnt bring the prize down !!

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    On your way to 5th Avenue: Enjoy the streets

    by Umfufu Written Oct 13, 2003
    Shopping street

    There are some markets on the streets of Playa del Carmen. There was a silver seller on this end of 5th Avenue. As you can see you can enjoy the view while you are walking on the streets.

    What to buy: I bought a silver ring with the guy on the little market, cause he is much more cheaper then the shop on 5th Avenue.

    What to pay: If they tell you they want to have $ 30 for somthing start with your bed of $ 10 cause then you end up on a reasonable prize.

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    Side street of 5th Avenue: Not just 5th Avenue

    by Umfufu Written Oct 12, 2003
    Sidestreet of 5th Avenue

    The most shops are souvenirs but if you leave 5th Avenue just for two steps you can find some other ones too.
    Like the local backery or butcher.

    What to buy: You shouldnt buy any thing to eat from the butcher if you stay in a hotel, or wanna take it home with you, cause you are not allowed to take any meat with you into the plane.
    But you can always buy something at the backery and eat it before you leave the country.

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    Playacar beach properties: Wanna buy a house?

    by Umfufu Written Oct 1, 2003
    Playacar beach properties

    We came across this building, but looked very empty. But i have found them on the internet too, and they seem to do good business. So if you like what you have seen walking true Playa del Carmen you could always hop in to buy you a (holiday)house.

    What to buy: Near the beach with no neighbours.....with swimmingpool on a little platform so when there is a little wind you catch it. Painted in white with a orange tiled roof...and tell me when you did so i could go there again .....as being you friend !

    What to pay: Well i think you have to stick to the way you buy all your other things in Playa... only pay half the prize they tell you in the beginning

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