Are you singing the seaweed blues?

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Enviroment

sargassum clean up in the Caribbean

Beach Clean up in the Riviera Maya is underway The Mexican government announced a temporary employment program to remove seaweed from beaches of Quintana Roo, including Cancun and the Riviera Maya. “This is a phenomenon we have not experienced before, neither on Mexico’s beaches nor those around the Caribbean,” he said. “It is a phenomenon that, unfortunately, affects all countries in the Caribbean.”  Preliminary research has found that in some areas, sargassum beds extend as...

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Free Event in Mexico – Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2015

Posted July 10, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2015

Riviera Maya is known for some pretty spectacular free events. The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is one of those free events marking its 12th year in 2015. Mark your calendars for November 26 - 28 and start planning your jazz vacation in the Riviera Maya. Concerts are held on the beach, the line up of musicians is always impressive (Earth Wind and Fire headlined last year) and yes, I will say it again, all concerts are free - zero dinero, nada, nothing! We are waiting for the list of 2015...

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First Reggae Fest in Playa del Carmen

Posted June 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events

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July 24, 25 and 26 mark the first reggae festival in Playa del Carmen.  Luciano Jah Messenger a popular Jamaican reggae artist from the 1990's will be there along with Pantheon Rococo of Mexico.  The weekend will be full of music across Playa, the schedule is still being finalized.  Tickets are $200 pesos.

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Local Profile – Laura Raikes Coco’s Cat Rescue

Posted May 22, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Interview with a Local

Laura Raikes - Cocos Cat Rescue

This Local Profile is a little bit different from our others. Laura Raikes has been living in Playa del Carmen for almost a decade with a very clear mission - to support local animal welfare through free spay and neuter services of feral cats and adoptions. She has worked for years supporting the ongoing care and adoption of both cats and dogs in a selfless act that is awe-inspiring. What, in your opinion, makes this part of Mexico unique and worth visiting? The amazing culture, music and...

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What’s New in the Riviera Maya?

Posted April 3, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Services

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We feel lucky that new activities and cultural events pop up throughout the year along the coast. Someone asked us the other day 'What's new in the Riviera Maya'. After sharing this information we decided to post the answer for all of our readers and visitors. I mean, who wouldn't like to know the latest and greatest things to do in the Riviera Maya? La Joya - Cirque de Soleil Show This was probably one of the most anticipated openings of the year. The soft opening was in November and the...

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Laughter for a good cause

Posted March 23, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

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This completely not for profit comedy festival will feature over a dozen professional comedians from the United States performing eight shows across Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Akumal over 5 days. The Festival is the brain child of Grammy Award winning president and founder of Stand Up! Records Dan Schlissel and comedian/actor Gus Lynch (Saving Silverman, North Country, I Spy), who seek to showcase the finest professional and fastest rising stars in stand up comedy, as well as the people,...

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Don’t miss the Puerto Morelos International Music Festival

Posted March 21, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

pto morelos music festival

Dance your way through the weekend in Puerto Morelos! Starting Thursday March 26 at 5pm and through the weekend, ending late Saturday night, in the main plaza you can hear the international from around the world.  The line up includes: Bandikoro (Tulum) Gabriel Paltchi (Argentina) Kathy Wilson + Paax&Love (USA/Puerto Morelos) Ashtar (Playa del Carmen) Operación Kangrejo (Puerto Morelos) Camilo Nu (Tulum) Dueto Om (Playa del Carmen) Javier Rojas (Cancún) PM Clan...

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The Riviera Maya Seaside Rotary Golf Classic returns

Posted March 12, 2015 by Kay Walten in Community Organizations,Riviera Maya events

Hard Rock golf Club hosts Rotary Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club Playa del Carmen Seaside is hosting their annual Seaside Rotary Golf Classic. This charity golf tournament at the Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya in Playacar is this weekend on March 15.  All tournament proceeds will support Seaside Rotary projects that benefit disadvantaged youth and families in Playa del Carmen.  Sign up today and have fun on the green!  

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March 2015 Events and Carnival Parades in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 2, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events

Riviera Maya Events for March 2015

Easter arrives earlier than usual in 2015 so March events in the Riviera Maya seem more than past years. Annual local events intertwine with carnival parades and carnival closing ceremonies on Fat Tuesday March 4. Start Planning your March 2015 Vacation March 1 - Mayatholon Triathalon in the Riviera Maya. March 4 and 5th - Fat Tuesday feasts and carnival closing ceremonies in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Isla Mujeures. March 12- 15 - Cancun Food and Wine Festival -...

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Riviera Maya Film Festival 2015 – Beachside Festival

Posted February 23, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events

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Now this is a festival you cannot miss. The Riviera Maya Film Festival - RMFF 2015 is an annual festival of international films that takes you from city to city, beach to beach, and theater to theater. This ingenious festival is a ton of fun and is structured similar to that of the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festival. This festival is only a few years old, but momentum is building as the festival becomes popular. 2015 Festival Dates for the Riviera Maya Film Festival Dates have...

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