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Acclaimed Riviera Maya Jazz Festival Announces Latin Salsa & Jazz Concert to be Held in Tulum Mexico on September 4th, 2010. Presented by the acclaimed Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, held annually in November, a free concert featuring a selection of renowned Latin salsa and jazz artists will be held September 4 in Tulum. Artists will include Araya-Orta Latin Jazz Quartet, Eddie Palmieri and India.

comprised of two pairs of brothers, the Araya-Orta Latin Jazz Quartet will kick off the concert. The Quartet played in Costa Rica’s acclaimed International Festival of the Arts in 1991 and earlier this year in March. Specializing in a genre that is constantly evolving, Araya-Orta boasts a repertoire of original songs that combine the rhythms of popular Latin American music with traditional jazz.

A recipient of nine Grammy Awards, Eddie Palmieri’s musical career spans more than 50 years. Palmieri is a Puerto Rican pianist, bandleader and musician, best known for combining jazz piano and instrumental solos with Latin rhythms. Currently he is the bandleader of one of the most actively touring salsa and Latin jazz orchestras to-date.

India, known as “The Princess of Salsa,” has been nominated for both Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. Born in Puerto Rico, India’s parents relocated to South Bronx in New York City when she was a child. Here she was introduced to urban street music and learned to appreciate the hip hop genre. Today, her music mixes hip hop with Latin pop, salsa and house music. India’s most recent album, “Unica,” was released June 1, 2010.

Presented by the annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, this free salsa and jazz concert will be held at Tulum Central Plaza in the Rivera Maya’s beautiful seaside town of Tulum. Located south of Playa del Carmen, Tulum is one of two municipalities that comprise the Riviera Maya.

The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is held annually in November and drew more than 50,000 visitors to the Riviera Maya last year. Renowned jazz artists such as The Manhattan Transfer, George Duke and John MacLaughlin are among a long list of musicians performing at this year’s four-day festival. Celebrating its eighth season this year, the Jazz Festival will take place November 25-28 2010. For more information about the September Latin salsa and jazz concert as well as the November Jazz Festival visit,    and



Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo. August 05, 2010.- Riviera Maya in a contest for the best tourist destination in Mexico. The Battle of Destinations of Travelocity is to determine the best place to vacation. As you know, the beaches of soft white sand lapped by turquoise ocean waves and the hundreds of natural wonders that we have from Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen, is an excellent place to spend a comfortable vacation, with friends, partner or family.

The number of attractive alternatives offer fun for the whole family from ecotourism tours through the jungle, to the nightlife in Playa del Carmen, through activities such as diving on the largest coral reef in the southern hemisphere.

So get together and make efforts to Riviera Maya wins this battle. Click on Http:// and vote as much as possible. Invite your friends to do so. They may also win a trip to this wonderful place.



Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo. July 26th, 2010.- During the past weekend, KOOL Beach Club was the place where 3 of the most recognized electronic music labels got together to make everyone dance in Playa del Carmen.

On Friday, July 23rd, the music started playing around noon, and the turntables were moved by local and national DJs, until people was ready to greet DJ Stan Kolev from GLOBAL UNDERGROUND.

On Saturday 24th, the rain scared a little, but no one wanted to miss a MINISTRY OF SOUND party, where all partygoers danced until the sun set, with the beats that DJ Voodoo had prepared.
And the cherry of the cake, was the sweetest label. People got to the beach early to enjoy the sun, and later moved to the lounge area to dance with DJ Mikey Gallagher from HEDKANDI, his pleasant mixes played until midnight.

During the last two parties, a big, bright and full moon decorated the sky, and the labels were in charge of the balloons, inflatable stuff, lollypops, and posters that were displayed around Kool Beach Club to remind people the good parties that HEDKANDI and MINISTRY OF SOUND produce.

3 days to party were enjoyed at KOOL FEST 2010; an electronic music festival that is an option for the people that live in Playa, and an incentive for tourists to come to this region full of natural and cultural beauty.


Mayakoba Golf Classic Launches 2010 Ticket Sales

17 January 2010

It's official. Tickets for México's Only PGA TOUR Event are on sale now. Again this year, fans have the opportunity to select from the three types of tickets; Grounds, El Camino and Fiesta Club.

In 2010, tournament officials are unveiling a new general admission price of only $10 USD for grounds tickets. In order to make the tournament more accessible for all golf fans, locals and tourists alike, grounds tickets have been reduced to this great, new, low price. For only $10 USD, you can walk along the fairways of the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón Golf Club as the world's best golfers compete for the MGC title.

For the fan looking for a more filling experience, the Mayakoba Golf Classic is proud to once again offer the popular El Camino hospitality ticket option. For just $75 USD, golf fans can enjoy spectacular views from private, elevated hospitality venues as well as complimentary food and beverage service. El Camino facilities will be located at the 10th green, the 15th green and the 18th tee box.

The final ticket option available to the public is the Mayakoba Golf Classic's 18th hole skybox, the Fiesta Club. Much like the name indicates, the Fiesta Club offers a fun-filled environment right on top of the action at the competition's closing hole. Complimentary food and beverage service adds to the atmosphere and ensures that guests will not leave unsatisfied. Fiesta Club ticket holders also have access to the three El Camino facilities.

For more information on all ticket options, click here.

With daily passes starting at just $10 USD and several other exciting options, the Mayakoba Golf Classic has never been so accessible! Don't miss out on the fourth edition of the Mexico's Only PGA TOUR Event, February 18-21, 2010!

Tickets for Charity -- It's a Win-Win for Everyone!

Mexico's Only PGA TOUR Event has always been devoted to supporting local, national and international charities and now in 2010, you can participate as well and help support the philanthropic efforts of the charities. The Mayakoba Golf Classic is proud to announce that selected local charities are selling general admission grounds tickets with all funds generated by their sales going directly to their foundations and charitable efforts.

With your purchase of a grounds ticket through any of these groups, the entire cost of your ticket will go directly to that group. The Mayakoba Golf Classic is proud to help direct more financial support to these organizations and invites you to help generate even more support for them!

Contribute to a great cause and support your local community by coming out to Mayakoba for Mexico's Only PGA TOUR Event.

Participating charities include: the City of Joy Foundation, Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen, Rotary Club of Cancun, Flora Fauna y Cultura de Mexico, Un Hogar con Amor, Bomberos de la Riviera Maya, Centro Integracion Juvenil, Centro de Equinoterapia de Playa del Carmen and Malix-Pek Pet Shelter.


The Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Best Destination – Travel Weekly
11 January 2010

The Riviera Maya was awarded the Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Award as the Best Destination in Mexico for the sixth year in a row. The Riviera Maya’s RIU and Karisma hotels were also recognized among the Best in Hotel Chains.

As every year, Travel Weekly’s readers -North American travel agents- nominated and voted for the best and most sought after destinations, tour operators, hotel chains, airlines, car rentals and cruise lines.

“These awards identify the industry’s finest,” said Arnie Weissmann, Travel Weekly’s vice president and editor in chief. “The professionals who read and rely on Travel Weekly have the expertise to select those businesses, destinations and hotels that provide a higher level of service to their clients. Our readers can be confident that these winners represent the best this industry has to offer.”


Riviera Maya, the Best Beach in Mexico
8 January 2010

Bon Voyage, the travel supplement from Excelsior, ranked the Riviera Maya as the best beach in Mexico. The editors highlighted its beautiful sands, the archaeological sites of Tulum and Cobá, the Sian K’aan Biosphere -one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites-, as the main reasons behind their decision.

They also took into account the Riviera Maya’s ample range of lodging options for every kind of tourist: from highly recognized international hotels, to the “Hoteles de Encanto”, charming quaint little hotels.


Extreme Control Presents The Tulum Sports Festival
25 November 2009

The Tulum Sports Festival will be a weekend of fun activities to celebrate the beauty of our beach environment and the wind! Extreme Control and BEST Kiteboarding will be bringing the new 2010 equipment for kiters to try out. If you want to learn this amazing sport we will be there to teach! Come and enjoy an amazing aerial show of kiteboarding enthusiasts, live music and sunset beach party.

There’s something for everyone! We will be offering great sports events such as kiteboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, archery,and beach volley. Everyone is invited to join in. Sign Up Now!

BeachVolley Competition Professional & Amateur
Organize your team (2 People) now! Registration Fee:
Pro- $400 mn per team; Prize $3000 mn.
Amateur – $200 mn per team; Prize $1000 mn.

Swim 500 meters – Registration – $100 mn; Prize $1000 mn
Kayak 1000 meters – Registration – $100 mn; Prize $1000 mn
Stand Up Paddleboarding – Registration – $100 mn; Prize $1000 mn

You can also register at Kite Club Playa the new shop on calle 28th between 1st and Mamitas Beach in Playa Del Carmen. Join us for the inauguracion of KITE CLUB PLAYA and the presentation of the TULUM SPORTS FESTIVAL Nov. 28 with live music and drinks!

Do It for a Good Cause
Become A Sponsor and Support the Community!!
We are looking for local sponsors for the event. It is a great opportunity to bring in the high season, promote your business and support Tulum. We are offering different sponsorship packages so please visit this link to see how you can support the event and local community groups such as the youth sports group, local recycling program and Mexicoconservación.
For more information visit


“Best of The Best” celebration
23 November 2009
Travel Impressions, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, hosted its 13th annual “Best of the Best” celebration with a three-day appreciation weekend for travel agents that took place at San Juan, Puerto Rico, from November 19th to 22nd.

Cancún, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya and the Riviera Maya Tourism Board (RMTB) joined Travel Impressions’ celebration, where more than 250 travel agency owners attended work sessions about Quintana Roo’s destinations, and received promotional brochures.

The travel agency owners attended a cocktail party where they participated in a trivia about Quintana Roo’s destinations. The winners got free hotel stays, medals and trophies.

The “Best of the Best” is awarded to the travel agencies with the highest sales volumes on travel packages via the tour operator Travel Impressions.

The event ended with a formal dinner where the most productive travel agents received the Crystal Award.

Travel Impressions is an American Express Travel Company. It has generated revenue of more than 36 million dollars on travel packages sales.


Hotel Posada Mariposa is one of the most popular Playa Del Carmen Hotels that offers excellent hospitality to guests at the most affordable prices. They have well furnished and spacious rooms.

PR Log (Press Release) – Nov 09, 2009 – Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - For those who are looking for a cozy hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Hotel Posada Mariposa will come as a great treat. This Playa Del Carmen hotel is situated on the 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen which is one of the most famous avenues of this city along the coast of the Riviera Maya. This strategic location attracts plenty of guests to this Riviera Maya hotel every year. Hotel Posada Mariposa enjoys the highest occupancy rate in Playa Del Carmen. It is not just the strategic location that attracts lot of guests to this Playa Del Carmen vacation rental, there are several other reasons why tourists flock to Hotel Posada Mariposa.

Unlike the other huge hotel establishment, Hotel Posada Mariposa is a small cozy hotel with 23 rooms altogether. The rooms are arranged neatly in three levels. There are 6 standard rooms in the ground floor. On the next level there are 12 Standard Plus Rooms. On the top level there are four 1 Bedroom Mini Suites with a small living room and a Palapa Mini Suite making an excellent vacation rental.

Hotel Posada Mariposa is one of the best places for guests that like to relax and rejuvenate themselves. As this hotel is located in the center of Playa Del Carmen, guests need not travel far to reach the other places of interest in town. This is also very close to popular nightlife attractions.

Hotel Posada Mariposa in Playa Del Carmen offers many exciting packages and promotional deals. These promotional packages bring a lot of savings to the guests. Some of their top promotional packages include:
Pure Romance package: for Honeymooners RT Airport Transfer, 1 week with Breakfast 2 massages and a romantic dinner with wine.
Hidden Treasures Package: includes RT Airport Transfer, visit to the exotic jungles filled with wildlife, flora and fauna. Learn about the Mayas, and visit their temples.
Whale Shark Package: includes RT Airport Transfer, mingle with the enormous whale shark and visit Holbox Island.

Feel Mexico Package: includes RT Airport Transfer, 7 nights accomodationm, Daily Continental breakfast, Pass to Xcaret Mexico Espectacular performance.
Other specials include current Last Minute Packages, Early Booking Bonus, Stay 7 nights Pay for 6 nights, and of course Special Holiday Packages for Christmas, Thanksgiving and many more.

Hotel Posada Mariposa has all the latest amenities to make your stay enjoyable and special. Every room comes with a mini fridge, fully equipped kitchens in Mini Suites, and a plasma TV in Palapa Mini Suite. Guests can even avail themselves in room massage on request from massage experts. Laundry and dry cleaning facility are available with 24 hour delivery. All these come at a very affordable price making it one of the best Playa Del Carmen vacation rentals for family vacations and honeymoons. Hospitality level is simply superb in this Playa Del Carmen vacation rental.


THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen Completes an Expansion in Time for the Winter Holiday Season

A New Addition with 44 Royal Suites, a New Restaurant & More Fabulous Amenities


RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico,  /PRNewswire/ — Real Resorts announces the new expansion at THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is now complete and ready to welcome guests in time for the winter travel season. The new addition to the all-suite, luxury all-inclusive resort adds an additional 44 suites in the upper and deluxe categories. In addition a new restaurant is opening, el Mediterraneo, and a new stylish coffee bar, as well as a 25 meter junior-Olympic pool.
Of the 44 new suites, four are Junior Suites, 20 are Ocean View Junior Suites, 15 are Master Suites with an Ocean View, and five are Presidential Suites with 360 degree views of both the sparkling Caribbean and city views of Playa del Carmen. In addition, each of the Presidential Suites has a roof top terrace and private plunge pool, perfect for romance!

The new restaurant, el Mediterraneo will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner offering a selection of sophisticated Mediterranean style food in a casual and chic buffet or a la carte environment. The restaurant will feature fresh fish, seafood, and meats grilled and seared to perfection. With the addition of el Mediterraneo and the new Coffee Bar, guests of THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen now have a selection of 11 casual and a la carte dining options including the exclusive Chef’s Table Restaurant, Asiana for sushi and Asian style dining, Maria Marie’s for an elegant continental style dinner, Spice, a buffet restaurant with made-to-order cooking stations, as well as several other fun and delicious options.

“We are very pleased to offer more suites, amenities and services at one of the Riviera Maya’s favorite resorts, THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen,” said Fernando Garcia, Managing Director of Real Resorts. “The new suites, which will all feature our famous Royal Service®, coupled with the fabulous new restaurant, el Mediterraneo, and an additional 25 meter pool make THE ROYAL one of the most complete, exciting and romantic all-inclusive resorts,” added Garcia.

THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen

Guests will discover an explosion of luxury around every corner at THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen. This casually elegant beachfront resort is the jewel of the Rivera Maya with breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean. Yet its beachfront location is only steps from Playa del Carmen’s famed Fifth Avenue. Discover hip night spots, trendy cafes, colorful shops and the local color of this fishing village while experiencing THE ROYAL’s flawless hospitality. The resort’s interior is as impressive as its palatial exterior, where the use of textures, fabrics and natural materials reflect sophisticated seaside grace. Each guest suite is richly appointed and most enjoy an ocean view or are oceanfront. The exquisite furniture is handcrafted by local artisans and guests will enjoy an array of unique and exceptional amenities designed to make their experience perfect



Xel-Ha Triathlon: Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at Xel-Ha Park.

Xel-Ha and 307 Sports, with the support of the Quintana Roo Triathlon Association, in cooperation with the Youth and Sports Commission of Quintana Roo, the Youth and Sports Institute of Tulum and Cozumel, the Triathlon Mexican Federation and sponsors

INVITE: all triathletes, cyclists, swimmers and all the other great athletes to join the "1st Xel-Ha Triathlon"


DATE & LOCATION: Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at Xel-Ha Park. KM 240 Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juárez CP 77780 Xel-Ha Q.Roo, México.

START TIME: 7:00 AM, at the Xel-Ha´s floating bridge. Categories per age first and then at 7:10 AM and 7:15 AM children and teenagers aged 9 to 15, respectively.


Important note:
The age will be taken based on the years old on December 31, 2009.

9-11 CF MALE. AND FEMALE. 220mts-4km-1km
12-13 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 400mts-8Km-1.25km
14-15 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 400mts-10Km-2.5Km
16-17 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 750mts-20Km-5Km
18-19 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 750mts-20Km-5Km
20-23 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 750mts-20Km-5Km
24-29 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 750mts-20Km-5Km
30-39 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 750mts-20Km-5Km
40-49 YEARS MALE. AND FEMALE. 750mts-20Km-5Km
50 AND OVER MALE. AND FEMALE. 750mts-20Km-5Km


  • From August 19th to November 5th till 4 PM

  • Bank deposit:
    Request registration form calling 998 884 71 65

  • At Paseo Cancun Shopping Center, Elite Cyclery Shop, Av. Andres Quintana Roo SM39 Mz. 10 lote 1 local 48 At Sport City Cancun, Av. Tulum Sur, Lotes 2 y 4 Manzana 2, Supermanzana 15-A.

*Registration fees are not refundable


  • Category 9 to 17 years $200.00 pesos M.N.
  • Category per age from 18 to 50 or more years of age $400.00 pesos M.N.
  • Relay category (three participants) $600.00 pesos M.N.


  • One souvenir t-shirt for every competitor.
  • Supplies.
  • Competitor number for cycling and race.
  • Swim cap.
  • Borrowed timing chip.
  • Cloakroom area.

TIMES AND RESULTS: Each participant will be provided with a borrowed timing chip along with his/her competitor´s registration kit. An automated timing and results system will provide the results at the end of the competition. Results will be posted up on our website

PRIZES: Acknowledgement for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place of each category
Prizes for the five first overall places, male and female

  • 1st place $5000.00 pesos
  • 2nd place $4000.00 pesos
  • 3rd place $3000.00 pesos
  • 4th place $2000.00 pesos
  • 5th place $1000.00 pesos

In-kind prizes for minor categories:
9 a 11 In-kind prize at Sport City and four entrance tickets to Xel-Ha Park to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; and a swim with dolphins program for the 1st place of each category.

12 a 13 In-kind prize at Sport City and four entrance tickets to Xel-Ha Park to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; and a swim with dolphins program for the 1st place of each category.

14 a 15 In-kind prize at Sport City and four entrance tickets to Xel-Ha Park to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; and a swim with dolphins program for the 1st place of each category.

All competitors go into the draw to win two Sport City memberships.

MANDATORY PRE-RACE BRIEFING: Xel-Ha Park on Saturday November 7th, at the parking lot of the Organizing Committee; two schedules to choose: at 10 AM or 5 PM

RACE KIT PICK-UP, BIKE CHECK-IN AND MARKING: Saturday November 7th, at the Organizing Committee tent located at Xel-Ha parking lot, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. (No race kits or marking will be provided on the day of the event)

JUDGES AND RULES:Judges will be appointed by the Organizing Committee and the event will observe the current regulations of the FMTRI and the rules established by the Organizing Committee.

EVENTUALITIES: Unforeseen circumstances and all aspects not included in the present announcement will be submitted to the authority of the Organizing Committee.

INFORMATION: Call 998 884 71 65


The countdown to the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, one of Mexico’ most anticipated musical events, has begun.

Mexico City’s jazz fans will get a tasty preview from the Festival on October 9th, with a wonderful performance by Héctor Infanzón and Sacbé at El Lunario del Auditorio Nacional.

Riviera Maya is quickly becoming  a must-go destination for jazz lovers from all around the world. A few months ago, the white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen were the perfect scenary for Gino Vanelli’s beats. His successful performance captivated thousands of fans of all nationalities last June.


Every year is carried out in Playa del Carmen the most important Jazz Festival of the Mexican Southeast. From November 25th to 28th will meet the most important musicians in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya. This year will present musical stars like: The Royal Band, Collin Hunter, Aguamala, Sacbé, Na’ rimbo, Mark Aanderud, Juan you Raise you, Sergio Mendes, To The Jarreau and Herbie Hancock, among others. And the best of all, the entrance is free for all jazz lovers.







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Some locals claim the town is the fasted growing community in Mexico. First time visitors are the lucky ones. They simply arrive, find themselves dazzled by the charm, and never want to leave.



¡New coolest park in the Riviera Maya!

The brand new 50-hectare complex is located two kilometers away from Xcaret Park and has a daily capacity for 1200 visitors. Xplor Park features an underground river with stalactites, water caves and cenotes for rafting, and also has the longest zip-line in Mexico with an extension of more than 500 meters, as journeys with amphibian vehicle through the jungle.

Playa del Carmen has a sub-tropical climate,


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