One of my favorite spots to visit when I’m vacationing in the Riviera Maya is 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Most hotels offer a complimentary shuttle, or you can take a taxi or local bus. On my most recent visit to Riviera Maya, I stayed at the Iberostar Tucan and the taxi ride only set me back $5. 5th Avenue is a great place to visit for shopping or a few drinks during the day, and it is even better at night when many of the nightclubs come alive.
I enjoy having a few drinks and people watching. My favorite spot for daytime fun is a corner bar called Pez Vela. Pez Vela is located just a short stroll from the main shopping plaza on 5th Avenue and Calle 2. But I have to say, my favorite feature at Pez Vela are the bar stools. Well, they’re not exactly stools…they’re swings. You can swing at the bar, have a few drinks, watch sports on the big screen TV or, if you’re not too dizzy from the swings, you can play a game of pool. The drinks are reasonably priced and the food is good.
Pez Vela is a fun casual place to enjoy your day or to take a break from shopping. It opens early in the morning and is usually busy until around midnight. So next time you’re in Playa, be sure to stop by and go for a swing. Who knows… I just might be right next to you.