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Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 15 January 2018 0

A Year in Riviera Maya Festivals

The Riviera Maya is consistently named among the top destinations in Mexico and it's easy to see why. Every year, the Riviera Maya hosts dozens of festivals celebrating food, wine, music, sports, culture and community, and 2017 was no exception. Over the course of the year, we attended countless eve…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 19 December 2017 0

3 Tulum Vacation Condos for Under $125k

Powdery soft white sand beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters, and majestic clifftop Mayan ruins; these are just a few of the things that make the laid-back bohemian chic beach town of Tulum in Mexico’s Riviera Maya such a fantastic place to own real estate. Whether you’re searching for a permanen…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 13 December 2017 0

12 Days/12 Ways 2017

"On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...." This beloved traditional holiday song is the inspiration for "12 Days/12 Ways", a promotional effort of goodwill to draw attention to 12 not-for-profit groups or charitable organizations in our area. If you've been looking for a way to give…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 8 December 2017 0

Yachts, Fireworks and Jazz in Cancun

Kick off the holiday season with an evening of sailing, fireworks and live jazz music right on Cancun's Nichupte Lagoon at the Sunset Boat Parade 2017 hosted by Sunset World. Now in its 6th year, this wonderful all-ages event has become a Christmas tradition in Cancun. Each year, some of the city…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 5 December 2017 0

Turtle Bay Café to Host Akumal Ambulance Fundraiser Dinner

On Saturday, December 9th, the iconic Turtle Bay Café and Bakery will host the Akumal Ambulance Fundraiser Dinner, a wonderful charity event to raise money for the Red Cross Ambulance. Based full-time in Akumal, the Red Cross Ambulance has been saving lives and making our community safer by ensuri…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 29 November 2017 0

The Two Newest Foodies Gems in Plaza Coba

If you are a foodie in Playa del Carmen, you can’t help but have noticed that the variety of gastronomic experiences and the level of the dining options has increased significantly over the past few years. Of course, Mexican cuisine is well represented in this region. It is celebrated and honored …
Guest guest-1 29 November 2017 1

10 Reasons to Retire in Playa del Carmen

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people will reach retirement age in the United States and Canada. For those who have planned well, retirement will be a well-deserved reward and a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Many have plans to downsize or relocate to a favorite vacation de…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 27 November 2017 0

Why Locals Love the Puerto Morelos Market

This past Saturday, the Puerto Morelos Market held its first market of the 2017-2018 season and for many expats (myself included), it was a wonderful way to do a little Small Business Saturday shopping on a bright, sunshiny Thanksgiving weekend in the Riviera Maya. With a fantastic location right o…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 14 November 2017 0

Cancun Airport Adds New 4th Terminal

Earlier this month, Cancun International Airport inaugurated its new 4th terminal for domestic and international flights. Terminal 4 is expected to route approximately 9 million passengers through its 18 gates at what is now the second busiest airport in Mexico and the country's busiest airport for …
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 30 October 2017 0

See the Lineup! Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2017

If you love free concerts on the beach, then we hope you’ll be in town from November 30 to December 2, 2017, because the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is back for its special 15th anniversary edition! And this year’s festival lineup is looking pretty good. Attracting thousands of locals and touris…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 19 October 2017 0

Featured Home: Casa dos Papagayos in Puerto Aventuras

Designed in a whimsical Mexican style with inviting indoor-outdoor spaces, Casa dos Papagayos is one of the most distinctive properties currently on the market in the Riviera Maya. This colorful Caribbean villa is located just steps from the white sandy beaches in the exclusive gated residential re…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 12 October 2017 0

Find Your Flow at Sat Nam Fest Puerto Morelos

Yoga! Chant! Dance! Meditate! Elevate! Celebrate! Bliss out with 6 days of mindfulness, joy and coexistence at Sat Nam Fest taking place November 6-11, 2017 on the beautiful white sand beaches of Mexico's Riviera Maya. Sat Nam Fest is a Kundalini Yoga and music festival for yogis of all ability le…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 9 October 2017 0

Playa Fest: A Celebration of Sports, Food and Beach!

Mayakoba Playa Fest 2017: A Celebration of Sports, Food and Beach! The Mayakoba resort complex has proven that is it not only a world-class destination for international visitors to the Riviera Maya, but also a cultural resource and social meeting point for local residents who come to enjoy the man…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 5 October 2017 0

BuyPlaya Realtor Q&A with Annette Schaefer

We’re back with the second installment of our new Realtor Q&A series and this time we’re chatting with BuyPlaya Real Estate Agent Annette Schaefer. Below, Annette answers a few of our questions about her favorite places to visit in the Riviera Maya, why she likes working with BuyPlaya, and w…
Andrea Ruiz Perron andrea 29 September 2017 0

2017 Barcelo Gourmet Festival: A Tribute to Mexican Wines and Cuisine

As many of you know, I have the pleasure and honor to represent BuyPlaya as the food, wine & lifestyle blogger. Our “Playa Life” blog covers some of the most important events, festivals, restaurant openings, wine launchings, art exhibits, sports, concerts, and fashion events on the Riviera M…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 28 September 2017 0

The Met Live in HD at Unicaribe Cancun Opera Season Begins in the Riviera Maya

Enjoy an evening of classical music in paradise! It’s not every day that we get to spend a night at the opera in the Riviera Maya; that’s why we’re so excited for The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 season of The Met Live in HD, which features live satellite transmissions of 10 operas on the…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 20 September 2017 0

How to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Relief Efforts

By now you probably know that two powerful earthquakes have struck Mexico in less than two weeks. On September 8, a massive 8.1 magnitude quake hit off the coast of Southern Mexico. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century, killing at least 90 people and causing massive damage to h…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 18 September 2017 0

BuyPlaya Realtor Q&A with Marieke Brown

The Riviera Maya is a fantastic place to own real estate, just ask BuyPlaya real estate expert Marieke Brown! Below, Marieke answers a few of our questions about what it's like to live and work in the Riviera Maya, what's it's like to raise a family here, and she shares her best tips for buying a pe…
Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 11 September 2017 0

Mexican Independence Day Events 2017 in Playa del Carmen

On the night of September 15th, the entire country of Mexico will come together to celebrate their independence. Every year Mexicans gather at their local zocalos, bars and restaurants for “El Grito” (The Cry of Independence), yelling “Viva Mexico!” out of pride for this amazing country. An…