Today we took a 20 minute shuttle bus ride which dropped us off in the heart of Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida, a very long, pedestrian-only strip of shops, restaurants, bars, flea markets and hotels. A wide variety of shopping ranging from guys selling homemade knickknacks on a folding card table to a two-story mall with major brand stores (Nike, Columbia, Levi's etc) and everything in between. If you're looking for tequila, cigars, sombreros, jewelry and every imaginable Mexican tchotchke ever created then this is the place for you. Along the way we stopped in to El Gallinero and had the best ice cream cone I've ever eaten in my life. I'm not kidding. That shit was beyond delicious.
My wife bought some RayBans from one of the 5(!) Sunglass Hut stores that we saw. I bought a water shirt, a Mexican-style Buffalo Bills backpack and this cute little skull.
The Day of the Dead every November 2nd.