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Laura Winfree laurawinfree 24 October 2016 0

See the Lineup! Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2016

Clearly FREE jazz concerts on one of the top beaches in Playa del Carmen are a big hit! The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will take place once again in 2016, now in its 14th year. We hope you’ll be in town on December 1, 2 and 3, 2016, because this edition of the festival is looking pretty good. Onc…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 12 October 2016 0

Next Big Event: Celebrating Mexico through Craft Beers & Street Foods!

Calling all Playa del Carmen foodies and beer-lovers… Mayakoba is hosting the first Riviera Maya Beer & Street Food Fest this month! On Saturday, October 22 from 5 pm to midnight, the beautiful El Pueblito area will be the venue for this event that has gotten us all excited. First of all, th…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 11 October 2016 1

The Mayakoba Cooking School: Where Famous Chefs Share Their Secrets

Over the past year, El Pueblito at Mayakoba has earned a reputation as the best location for cultural events in Playa del Carmen. With monthly Farmers Markets, free outdoor movie nights, yoga classes, food festivals and much more, this Mexico-styled square provides a truly lovely setting. This month…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 11 October 2016 0

A Mole Quest Through The Streets of Playa del Carmen

Born and raised in Montreal, I was introduced to Mexican cuisine at a very young age by my Mexican mother. Even though all my family members were all huge fans of any possible traditional Mexican dish, I was at that time "the picky one". However, there was this one dish that I would without hesitati…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 7 October 2016 0

The Riviera Maya's Surprisingly Sensual New Show: Rauxa!

The Riviera Maya is internationally known for its culture and history, for its breathtaking white sand beaches and turquoise water, for its mysterious jungle and cenotes, for its delightful and rich cuisine, and also for its incredible music and entertainment scene. However, it is only recently that…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 28 September 2016 0

2 Cities, 2 Food Trucks: Too Delicious to Miss!!

The culinary scene here in the Riviera Maya is becoming a scene where world-known chefs open their restaurants on popular and trendy spots coveded by so many. The traditional and authentic Mexican eateries are also of course part of the Caribbean scene: lovely restaurants on the beach of Akumal, typ…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 27 September 2016 0

One Riviera Maya Vacation Condo, Three Furniture Styles

After you buy your vacation home in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, your next step is to furnish and decorate your space! Most vacation homebuyers will visit 15 – 20 retail stores, service providers and vendors in their efforts to furnish and decorate their new investment, a process which can take two, …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 19 September 2016 0

Why We Need More English Speakers in Playa del Carmen

For my honeymoon back in 2011, we went to Rio de Janeiro, staying at a lovely ocean view apartment right in Copacabana. The vacation rental company that owned the apartment advertised their ability to cater to vacationers from the United States; since my husband and I don’t speak Portuguese (only …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 7 September 2016 0

The Mayakoba PlayaFest Challenge: Yoga + 5k + SUP Race

The morning of Saturday, September 3 started off bright, with the sun shining down on the Caribbean Sea. The sound of small but strong waves hitting the shore mingled with the chit-chat of athletes and casual participants gathering for a day of challenges on the beach at the Fairmont Mayakoba resort…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 3 September 2016 0

The Gallery Condos Coming to Playa del Carmen

A new kind of condo concept is coming soon to Playa del Carmen, and here at BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors we are pretty excited about it! On August 12, 2016, we were invited to the official presentation of the new The Gallery Condos in Downtown Playa del Carmen, with the placing of the first stone …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 2 September 2016 0

Wild Playa del Carmen Animals and Where to Find Them

When you walk down 5th Avenue in the heart of Downtown Playa del Carmen, you might spot a few vendors with a beautiful animal on their shoulder, selling pictures to passersby. The animal might be a colorful macaw, a spider monkey, or even a baby jaguar. However, before you stop to admire these cute …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 28 August 2016 0

4 Playa del Carmen Condos for Sale near 5th Avenue

From lush and serene side streets to exciting areas near the best beach clubs, the neighborhoods lining 5th Avenue are home to some amazing real estate. Whether you’re searching for a permanent home, a winter hideaway or a vacation rental investment, the 5th Avenue area of Playa del Carmen has an …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 19 August 2016 1

Calling All Volunteers and Donors! K'iin Beh School Needs Our Help

K’iin Beh school is a beautiful little school designed for low-income children in the Playa del Carmen area. Located near Cristo Rey, the school is in the process of growing and expanding thanks to generous donations from local Riviera Maya organizations and businesses. However, right now K’iin …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 11 August 2016 0

When and Where to Shop at Playa del Carmen Markets

Playa del Carmen boasts a thriving community filled with artists, artisans and health-conscious cuisine, all reflected in the small city’s extensive local markets. Riviera Maya clothing designers, artists, organic companies and small businesses flock to these regular events to sell their homemade …
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 11 August 2016 0

Mayakoba Playa Fest: Stand Up Paddle Meets Haute Cuisine and Patron Tequila

A 4-day weekend of health, sports and cuisine, Playa-style! From September 1 – 4, 2016, Mayakoba resort will be hosting a huge event designed for guests and Riviera Maya locals alike. Playa Fest will feature yoga, stand up paddle boarding, culinary classes and races… and it’s all to honor the…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 4 August 2016 0

Wine, Dine and Sunset with Casa Madero

It is no secret that BuyPlaya foodies are big fans of wine pairing dinners. We love to explore and discover wines from around the globe, even more when we get to savor them with the perfect pairing. When discovering a wine, we also unveil its secrets, its roots, its past and origins. Personally, thi…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 28 July 2016 0

Get Ready to Run: The Bravest Race Volcano

The coolest race in the Riviera Maya is BACK! Each year, Xplor park hosts a thrilling 5k mud-run-style race through its gorgeous grounds: The Bravest Race. On September 18, 2016, you’ll get to run through the jungle, swim through caves, traverse daring obstacles and overcome many other challenges…
Laura Winfree laurawinfree 27 July 2016 0

These Downtown Playa del Carmen Condos Cost Less Than $150k

AND they all have a rooftop pool! Sleek modern design, hotel-style amenities and a location in the heart of a vibrant Caribbean beach city – Whether you’re planning to buy a permanent home or a vacation condo here in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, it’s now easier than ever to find all the perks yo…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 19 July 2016 0

Playa del Carmen's First Vinyl Record Store!

This week in the heart of Playa del Carmen, we got our very first vinyl record store! This shop is the first of its kind not only in Playa, but in the entire state of Quintana Roo; here, you can find a variety of vinyl from a wide range of musical genres as well as accessories, turntables, needles, …