I must say I love to people watch. It's such an entertaining way to spend a sunny afternoon. It's funny - when we're down at our condo in Playa with our friends - she loves to go for long power walks so my husband goes with her - that's cool it's their thing. Then I go with her husband for a leisurely stroll along 5th Avenue in Playa. This is a pedestrian street with shops and restaurants and many places to sit and watch the world go by. I think the locals start to recognize us because they never seem to try to get us into their shops they just smile and say buenos dias.
I must share with you our favorite coffee shop in Playa. We have always been the people who support local enterprises so you won't find us in a Starbucks. Our choice is to enjoy an afternoon or evening coffee at Ah Cacao - a local company which was started in 2003 and now has 3 locations along 5th Avenue.
As well as having coffee you must try their Mayan Hot Chocolate - fresh chocolate with Mayan spices in it - a real treat! They also have a "store" section where you can buy chocolate treats and specialty items such as chocolate soaps and body oils.