Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2017

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. Playa Mamitas.

By Erik Bartzik, October 6th, 2017, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

November is coming, and with it, one of my favorite events of the year. The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. This event will be held for the 15th time in the famous beach club, Playa Mamitas.

The event occurs right on the beach under the stars. A big set up takes place and musicians from around the globe are invited to play their beats.

The festival starts on Friday and ends on Sunday. And every year they match the date with the same weekend of thanksgiving.

The lineup for this year includes Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, John McLaughlin, Jimmy Herrig, Bobby McFerrin, Wallace Roney, amongst others. Check the flyer:

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival program.

The event will start on November 30th in the evening, and will finish on Sunday December 2nd around midnight.

I want to make a recommendation if you are planning to assist to the Riviera Maya Jazz festival, and that is to arrive early to the site. As the entrance is free, mainly the locals arrive at early hours, with the intention of getting a nice place to seat down, close to the action. You can bring with you, your own beach chairs, and coolers.

Beverages and snacks are sold in the tents, but you can bring your own. We just recommend you to keep the concert area clean, do not litter, and take back with you everything you came with.

The atmosphere is very relaxed, and it is safe to bring all your family members including your kids, to enjoy this spectacular event.

So what are you waiting for, book your tickets now, and be part of this year edition of the RMJF.

Let us know if we can help you out with anything in your trip, just send us a message or email us.

Find here the website for the festival: https://rivieramayajazzfestival.com/



Playa del Carmen Real Estate

Playa del Carmen Real Estate by Erik Bartzik.

Once a small village, today one of the most attractive touristic spots in the world. While in 1996 the population of Playa del Carmen was only of 10,000 today in 2017 we achieve a population of 250,000. 

Last year airport traffic was 16,943,437 in whole year 2016 and in 2017 we have already accumulated 18,788,761. This shows how traffic is increasing drastically making Playa del Carmen one of the top places to invest in Mexico.

Playa del Carmen also offers an international and cosmopolitan population, with mainly American, Canadian, and European community of retired people, and as well and a South American people mainly from Argentina and Brasil.

Playa, as locals call this city, has many attractions to offer. From water sports like skiing, scuba diving, kite surfing, etc. As well as natural attractions such as turquoise blue waters, deep rich Jungle, beautiful weather throughout the year and not forget to mention the mitical archaeological sites, Mayan culture, amazing food and traditions the town has to offer.

Playa del Carmen, Playacar phase 2, beach.

Important events throughout the year like the Jazz Festival, food and Wine festivals, concerts and carnivals makes Playa del Carmen to have a relaxed  and modern atmosphere. 

Take a walk in our famous 5th avenue, you will learn a little bit of our culture and traditions, and you will be amazed of this place potential.

Surrounded with nature, we can also find beautiful and well planned theme parks all around the area like Xcaret, Xelha, etc. which are visited by tourists all year long.

For this and many more reasons, Playa del Carmen real estate is booming right now. Don’t waste the opportunity to own a little piece of México.

Cenotes in Riviera Maya

By Erik Bartzik, Playa del Carmen.

Even though this region has a lot to offer when we speak about nature, one of the things that capture most people when they visit for the first time the Riviera Maya are the Cenotes.

Cenotes are underground rivers, which carry the water collected from the rain. Then this water is conducted through these rivers directly to the ocean. When you snorkel or swim in Playa del Carmen beaches and other places of the Riviera Maya, you can find this water springs around the rocks and reefs with clear, cold and fresh water coming from the cenotes which are feeding the ocean. When this happens an effect like the mix of oil and water is formed called adocline effect.


There are different types of cenotes: Open Cenotes (like a pool surrounded by plants and nature), semi-open ( Mainly caverns), closed Cenotes (caves ), and deep cenotes (More than 30 meters in depth).

65 million years ago, a 10 km diameter meteorite impacted the Yucatan Peninsula. It is believed that this event at Chicxulub caused the extinction of 75% of the living species of the planet.

Diverse studies show that this meteorite impacted the earth at 72,000 KM/h, this generated temperatures up to 18,000 degrees Celsius and caused the same force equal to 100 million of megatons of TNT.

I am telling you this, as I want you to understand that the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula was once below the ocean. And when this meteorite hit in Yucatan, caused the immersion of the Yucatan Península. All our ground used to be reef barriers.

As the Yucatan Peninsula emerges from the ocean after the hit, plus the combination of the high temperatures caused that our ground came out totally flat, and without any mountains as everything was pulverised.  All our ground and floor was made of lime stone.

Riviera Maya

This is very important when I speak of cenotes, as all the water from the rain is filtered making the water crystal clear. Then it is conducted through underground rivers all the way until meets the ocean.

Beautiful formations and mystic places are found in these amazing rivers. Scuba divers also like to explore these unknown places.

We fully recommend you to go out there and swim in one of these beauties yourself.

Source: Gob/mx


Amazing beachfront Condo in the best Location, close to 5th ave.

Playa Palms is a cozy little beach hotel right on the heart of Playa del Carmen.

This one bedroom beach front condo has one of the best locations on Playa. Right on the beach and just a few blocks from the most amazing restaurants, shops, and commercial spots of the 5th avenue. Don´t be afraid as the construction is built to bring you maximum tranquillity and comfort as the glass and doors are sound proof, this will ensure your stay to be relaxed and close to everything. So sit back in you terrace hammock and get ready to enjoy the blue colours of the Caribbean.

This lovely 1 bedroom condo is one of the most private units being on the back side of the building and on the top floor of the building with no neighbours behind. The condo has in total 63 sqmt and paid only $ 255 USD in taxes in 2017.

The unit is sold completely furnished, and is outfitted with central air conditioning, multiple ceiling fans, built in closets, queen bed, sleeper sofa, dining room for 4 people and outdoor in the terrace a comfy hammock and 4 chairs and table teak set. Kitchen is equipped with the basics utensils, electric stove, fridge, blender, microwave and toaster for your maximum comfort.

Playa Palms offers WIFI throughout all the hotel installations so you can even share your selfies in the beach, drinking your Margaritas.

From 11:00 – 8:00 pm you can enjoy at the beach and order drinks and food from the waiters at the Hotel, making your stay more enjoyable.

You can also ask that your breakfast is brought up to your private terrace to enjoy it with the most amazing view and in the privacy of your own room.

Coffee maker, cribs for babies, and mini bar inside your rooms. As well the hotel offers the service of airport transfers when you need them.

Playa Palms, Bedroom

This condo is listed at $ 295,000 USD . And has a great potential for vacation rentals, as it is managed by the condo hotel, and gives you a good return of your investment that pays itself for the condo and the expenses.

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