Riviera Maya Jazz Festival has new dates for 2016 Mexico Riviera Maya Events 

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival has new dates for 2016

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The fourteenth edition of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival has been changed from its usual end of November dates. The new dates for the annual event are December 1 to 3. The reason for the date change, according to Darío Flota Ocampo, director of Fideicomiso de Promoción Turística de Riviera Maya, are to reduce production costs. The annual budget for the event is a round 15 million peso, however, the cost of musical productions and travel expenses cost more during high travel times such as American…

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Riviera Maya Film Festival geared up for 2016

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – The fifth edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival (RMFF) will be held from June 24 to 30 in Playa de Carmen. The festival, which was originally scheduled to run April 21 to 27 has been moved due to upcoming elections. The event has been rescheduled for the month of June. Festival director, Paula Chaurand said that “The organization had to reschedule due to the electoral process, however, this change was positive because it allows us to polish our work.” After showings in Playa del Carmen…

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sacred mayan journey set for tenth year Mexico Riviera Maya Riviera Maya Events 

Sacred Mayan Journey set for tenth year

Cancun, Q.R. – This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Sacred Mayan Journey, an annual event that sees over 300 oarsmen cross the water from Xcaret to Cozumel. The sacred event dates back to the Late Post Classic Period (900-1550 AD), where in the Mayan community, it was common practice of villagers to make an annual canoe trek from what is today called Xcaret, to the island of Cozumel to visit the Oracle of the Goddess Ixchel. The annual event attracts thousands of onlookers as more than 300 oarsman…

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Cancun, Riviera Maya food and wine festival Mexico Riviera Maya Events 

Cancun, Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

Cancun, Q.R. — The fifth annual Cancun, Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival is set to take place in April. The event will run from April 27 until April 30, 2016 and include conferences, beer, mezcal and rioja wine tasting as well as a tribute dinner to Chef Alejandro Ruiz. The large event includes a gathering of top chefs and foodies from around the world as they share their skills through various conferences and workshops. The Cancun, Riviera Maya Wine and Food Fest will kick off with a cocktail party on…

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Mayan Madness Electronic Music Event

Tulum, Q.R. – Mayan Madness electronic music event is scheduled for March 26 in Tulum and promises to be the best year yet. The show, which will be held at Caleta Tankah in Tulum, has a lengthy lineup of electronic music artists that include Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Bsno Lovesounds and Arturo Maia, the violinist and producer of DJ Mariana BO, W&W, Jorge Nava and Holand’s Sander van Doom. Tickets for the upcoming event can be purchased through Ticketmaster and varying outlets around Merida and Playa del Carmen. VIP tickets as well as…

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2016 World Amateur Team Championships in Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – The 2016 World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) will be held in Mexico’s Riviera Maya from September 8 to 24. It will be the first time the country has hosted the event since 1966. “We cannot tell you how touched and emotional we are,” said past Mexican Golf Federation president Fernando Ysita, who was part of the bid presentation. “It’s a great opportunity to show the world and the golfers what kind of courses we have, what kind of people we are and what kind of…

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Riviera Maya Film Festival announces 2016 dates

Cancun, Q.R. — The fifth edition of the Riviera Maya Film Festival will be held from April 21 to 27, 2016 in different venues around the city of Playa de Carmen. On May 3, 2016 the RMFF continue its series of screenings in the cities of Puerto Morelos, Tulum, Isla Mujeres and Cancun. “We are preparing our fifth edition with great dedication and enthusiasm to offer the public a festival of quality and inclusive for all. We want to have the most outstanding film festival in this special space known as the Riviera…

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve on Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. – New Year’s celebrations on the tiny island of Isla Mujeres are as popular as ever this year as locals and tourists get set to ring in the New Year Caribbean island style. Each year the popular destination puts on their Great New Year’s Eve Party where hundreds of locals and island visitors gather in the town’s main square to celebrate. During the final day of planning, dozens of tables will be set up to accommodate the hundreds of people who are expected to begin arriving in…

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