Riviera Maya Gets Jazzy Again

The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is celebrated by both locals and visitors alike, who gather in Mamitas Beach in late November every year since 2003 to enjoy great jazz players like George Benson, Tower of Power, Sergio Mendez, Spyro Gira, Herbie Hancock, Celso Pina, Earth, Wind, and Fire and many more. The event marks the beginning of the high season in Playa del Carmen, producing a spike in business for three days.

The coming one is special. On its 15th anniversary, the festival will open with a tribute to former producer Fernando Toussaint, who past away on February 25th of this year. As he had proposed, this anniversary will bring together many stars from former editions along with the new participants.

If you decide to go, just follow 28th St. to the beach and follow the music! If you really like it, you should get there early to save a place, and maybe bring some blankets, beach chairs, snacks and drinks too, since alcohol is tolerated. But remember this is a free event lasting 4 to 5 hours, and it will get crowded (the average attendance is well above 10,000 people each night). After that, only the early birds will remain seated. Of course, if you’re absolutely into it, you could try to get into the much less crowded VIP area.


November 30

  • Señor Vitalis Plays Aguamala Groove and Funk band featuring Bernardo Ron on guitar, Luis Ernesto Lopez on bass, and Zoar Miranda on drums.
  • A special tribute to Fernando Toussaint led by Cecilia Toussaint and special guests.
  • Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, a Latin Grammy Award-winning musical duo from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

December 1

  • Mexican-Cuban singer and songwriter Steffie Beltt,
  • Co-headlining guitar legends John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring “The Meeting of the Spirits” with the 4th Dimension Band and special surprise guests.

December 2

  • Memo Ruíz Bolero Jazz Big Band.
  • American jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney.
  • Grammy Award-winning piano and banjo duo Chick Corea & Béla Fleck.
  • American jazz vocalist and ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin.

The festival continues to grow bigger every year, so why not watch it next year from the balcony of your new downtown Playa del Carmen condo?

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Condo For Sale in Coco Beach, Beachfront

– New to the market Sept 2016 is a beautiful Playa del Carmen beachfront corner condo for sale.

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Bright Corner Condo Facing Beach

•  1,270 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom single story “2nd floor” – $449,000. Ocean views on 2 sides
MLS® #PDC465

With a nonstop ocean view on 2 sides, and just a five-minute walk to Playa´s glamorous Fifth Avenue, with its endless options of boutiques, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars, this condo makes a great investment property and a wonderful lifestyle .

This unique residential complex, Casa del Mar overlooks the turquoise, crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. It will provide its privileged owners the very best that Playa del Carmen real estate has to offer.

Casa del Mar condo for sale is targeted to investors in pursuit of a solid investment in the top niche of the real estate market in an area that has had a sustained increase in property value for the past 7 years but is yet to mature fully. Growth potential still in the property.

This fully equipped condo for sale includes the best quality marble floors, air conditioners, fully fitted kitchen with refrigerator, stove, fans, washer/drier and even a reverse osmosis water purifier for drinking and cooking. All this while assuring a luxurious ambiance throughout the complex that includes elevators, roof top swimming pool and a lush interior jungle garden, and parking. Fully complete offering in the great condo Playa del Carmen for sale.

Notably, the building design ensures very low condo fees while delivering a luxury experience and maintaining building preservation, all the while protecting your long-term investment. The owners have furnished this unit with high-quality custom made furniture built to last and have used this unit for personal use only, but is fully setup for rental.

The building has undergone substantial improvements in the last year ensuring that your costs remain low in a well-maintained building.
The ool has been resurfaced, there is new Trek decking ( looks like wood but does not need maintenance), new poolside furniture for comfortable lounging, and water softener throughout the building which means your appliances last longer and ladies, your hair will always be great.

The key features of this property are:

* Panoramic balcony views of the Caribbean and just steps to the beach
* Large terrace for sunbathing, barbecuing and dining
* 9-foot ceilings with plaster walls and marble floors throughout
* Fully furnished with custom furniture throughout
* Custom made roller blinds on all windows
* Individually controlled AC in all rooms
* 2 king bedrooms, 2 baths (convertible king to twin in 2nd bedroom)
* Washer/dryer closet
* Exterior door key safe and master room laptop safe for safety & convenience
* Hurricane shutters and curtains for windows and full balcony
* Weber 3000 series bbq, Margarita Machine, Nespresso Coffee maker, Osmosis purifier
* Rooftop pool with ALL day sun and panoramic view of the Caribbean
* Reserved parking space
* Controlled access with intercom and 24/7 security guard
* Elevator access
* Satellite Cable and Internet ready
* Very low Condo fees (monthly average for 2014 $141.00US)

This condo is ready to move in or rent!

Call us now for this stunning 2 bedroom condo for sale.

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An Insider’s Guide to the Top 10 Beaches in the Riviera Maya

Map of Riviera Maya

Map of the Riviera Maya from sac-be.com

No trip to the Riviera Maya is complete without a visit to one or more of the idyllic beaches in this tropical paradise. But where to go? Surely most beaches in this popular destination are filled to capacity with resorts, sunbathers, and tourists.

Not so. The Riviera Maya still has a few undiscovered gems that have yet to be claimed by developers. Believe it or not, you can still find uncrowded and unsullied beaches in the Riviera Maya.

Whether it’s seclusion you seek or a rocking beach party, these top 10 beaches are worth checking out during your stay:

  1. Maroma Beach. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Maroma Beach is just 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. If you want a luxury resort or hotel vacation where you can enjoy stunning views of the Caribbean, Maroma Beach may just be what you’re looking for. Many of the resorts and hotels on this beach make respecting the natural environment of the area a priority.   


    From @whitjeeee on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ0oOmFhY9o/?tagged=maromabeach

  2. Akumal. Translated to mean, “the land of the turtle”, sea turtles love to lay their eggs in this small Mexican village. Located 60 miles south of Cancun, the clear water and reefs of Akumal beach make for a perfect day of snorkeling and diving.


    From @flannerybloom on Instagram

  3. Mamitas Beach. If it’s a party you want, look no further than Mamitas Beach. It boasts the best nightlife in the area and hosts a number of concerts including the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival and the BPM Festival. Enjoy great music and company overlooking a stunning beach backdrop.


    From @moritarules on Instagram

  1. WahWah Beach. For the older crowd, check out WahWah Beach Bar. A sort of gringo bar located on the beach, they play a lot of 70’s and 80’s rock.


    From @melcokersc on Instagram

  2. Canibal Royal (aka The Reef Coco Beach). A little harder to get to, but worth checking out if you want a gorgeous, less crowded beach in Playa del Carmen. But bring your own amenities- you won’t find too many shops or restaurants nearby. Located around 48th Street.

    From @canibalroyal on Instagram

    From @canibalroyal on Instagram

  3. Playacar Phase 1. If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen, be sure to check out the beach at the Playacar Phase 1 residential development. You’ll find a wide, expansive and relatively quiet beach with fine white sand.


    From @mamiontour on Instagram

  4. Paradiso Beach. Located in the bohemian town of Tulum is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. On a trip to Tulum’s Mayan ruins, be sure to stop by Paradiso Beach to enjoy its brilliant turquoise water, soft white sand and tranquil waves.

    From @stellabombella on Instagram

    From @stellabombella on Instagram

  5. Xpu-Ha. If it’s solitude you seek, be sure to visit the Xpu-Ha beach in the Riviera Maya. Located just 15 or 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, this beach typifies the ultimate remote, tropical paradise. Its calm, shallow waters are perfect for a day spent kayaking, swimming or just lying under the sun.

    From @mlleperrier on Instagram

    From @mlleperrier on Instagram

  6. Puerto Morelos. Halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, you’ll find the small fishing and residential village of Puerto Morelos. The town’s quiet white sand beaches are set inside an offshore reef, creating calm waves for swimmers and snorkelers to enjoy.

    From @camspal on Instagram, Puerto-Morelos

    From @camspal on Instagram, Puerto-Morelos

  7. Punto Bete/ Xcalacoco. Travel just north of Playa del Carmen for yet another isolated beach. Its white sand, swaying palm trees, rustic beachfront housing, and breathtaking views are definitively worth the visit.

    From @ jhonagtz on Instagram

    From @jhonagtz on Instagram


Beachfront Condo For Sale in Playa del Carmen

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Awesome Ocean view

•  2 bath, 2 bdrm single story condo for sale – $600,000. Premier location

– Premier location beachfront condo for sale Playa del Carmen.

Awesome broad ocean views, large spacious luxury American standards condo right in the heart of Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya.

This beautifully furnished Playa del Carmen condo is a successful income producing property with a long rental history giving you high return on investment. Enjoy for family vacations or as a perfect location to retire in Riviera Maya.
Currently, this is the lowest priced condo in this highly sought after building on the beach in Playa del Carmen

This condo has the best views! Premier location- these resort condos are set between Playa del Carmen’s fabulous beach and animated world famous international sidewalk scene.Within a block find Playa’s urbane Fifth Avenue pedestrian walkway with it’s tempting relaxed cafés and gourmet restaurants, exclusive lounges, hip night clubs, and al fresco bars, intriguing boutiques and local purveyors of all types and variety.

You can’t go wrong because this dreamy condo offers:
-large spacious floor plan with views to ocean from kitchen living room and master bedroom
-large bedrooms, built in walk in closets,
-gourmet kitchen with double stainless steel fridge, gourmet counter tops
-tropical hardwood cupboards
-all electrical equipment such as flat screen TV ,
-marble counter tops in bathrooms,
-a beautiful infinity pool looking out over crystal clear Caribbean sea
-prime beach front location
-beach club location,
-close to 5th ave and downtown
-underground parking
-24-hour security
-fully furnished and ready to go with rental weeks already booked for you to begin earning money on your Playa del Carmen beachfront condo.

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Price dropped on Beach side in Playacar Phase 1, Playa del Carmen

Luxury home on Gorgeous Corner Lot

– Announcing a price drop on Beach side Playacar, a 5,400 sq. ft., 7 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story “Gorgeous Ocean view”. Now $1,650,000. Location + Ocean View
MLS® #PCR1.6

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Lot For Sale in Playacar Phase 1, Playa del Carmen

Luxury home on Gorgeous Corner Lot

– This gorgeous beach home for sale in Playacar Phase 1, sits on a corner lot, 5 steps to the Playacar beach, which is the best beach in all Playa del Carmen.
Playacar gated residential community of Playa del Carmen is the most exclusive and private residential community for discerning buyers.

This Playacar home for sale with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms has so much to offer.
Besides an outstanding design and style that makes it unique amongst homes in Playacar for sale, it has been built to a level of quality and finishes not seen before in Playacar. The home was developed by a luxury home builder that has built and bought numerous multi-million dollar homes in Mexico, The Caribbean and the United States. You can be assured of attention to high end American standards of design and construction.

Buying this Playacar home will be a fantastic family vacation home, or as a full time residence.
A large and luxury home in Playacar is also an excellent investment in Riviera Maya as a rental property.
Other homes in the area compare with a high high rate of return in rental income.

As you enter this home for sale in Playa del Carmen on the main level, the welcoming double green iron front doors lead into the main living areas with open floor plan, delivering a gourmet kitchen complete custom wood cabinets, large slab polished natural dark marble counter tops, and a large breakfast bar, complete with Wolf and Subzero brand appliances.
Other extra inclusions are a wine fridge, garburator, fans.

The kitchen flows naturally into the dining area that comfortably seats 10.
Your living room comfortably is furnished, and it opens to large terrace and the heated swimming pool !
This is another unique feature in the home of details.

Walking around you will notice the house has marble floors throughout as well.

Also on the main level you will find:
-a generous office space with large mahogany desk
-a bedroom with queen bed and beautiful ensuite bath, decorated with stone and glass
-and finally, the entrance also to the garage, which is a very unique and practical feature not usually offered in homes for sale in Riviera Maya.

Going up one level, where there are 3 more bedrooms, you will notice beautiful slab marble stairs.
From the master bedroom you will see ocean views and also from the Jacuzzi of the master bath.
Each bedroom has ensuite bathroom, with high ceilings for lots of natural light.

On the lower level we have a very large space that offers polished cement floors, a separate, curtained media room and here is where we will find the 5th bedroom.
For wine afficianados the wine cellar is sure to be a plus. Inside that can also double as a 6th sleeping spot

Throughout the home there is extensive air conditioning, electronics for the sound enthusiast

Some advantages are: corner lot, two car garage, pool outdoor seating area, and so much more.

Playacar community is secure, easy access to Playa del Carmen, the Cozumel ferry, 24/7 beach breeze and views.

What you will love about this area: the Beach, family activities, historical sightseeing, security, Caribbean blue waters and white fine sandy beaches.
Enjoy snorkelling, diving, kitesurfing, world-class shopping and dining or quiet family times on the beach.

Owners say to you “Enjoy this wonderful home, great location, and friendly Playacar”. This is the perfect home for large families or as an investment property for vacation rentals.

See the pictures and you are sure to fall in love with this gorgeous 5 + bedroom beachfront home.

You will find it all here in Playacar phase one, in the Riviera Maya Mexico.
Call us today to see this fantastic home.

Let me remind you by way of this summary why you want to call us and see this home in Playacar for sale:

Marble Floors Throughout
Travantine Accents
Conchella Flooring for Terraces/Pool Areas
Extensive Water Features/Fountains
Custom Hardwood Cabinetry
Mediterranean Styling
Custom Built Double Payne Windows
Central Air Conditioning
Oversized Doors
Imported Sinks
Custom Fixtures
Hunter Douglas Window Coverings
Two 42 Inch Plasma Televisions
LCD Flat Screen Televisions in Bedrooms
Bose Home Theater System and Speakers Throughout
Satellite Television
High Speed Wireless Internet Connection
Sub-Zero Refrigerator and Wine Coolers
Top quality garbage disposal
Water purification system
Wolf Oven
Wolf Stove Top
Temperature Controlled Wine Cellar
Outdoor fountains and water features
Art Cool LG-Air Conditioners with Remote Controls OR Central A/C
Jacuzzis Outside
1 Jacuzzi Bathtubs
Indoor/Outdoor Shower
High Quality Linens-550 plus thread count

•  5,400 sq. ft., 7 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story “Gorgeous Ocean view” – $1,650,000. Location + Ocean View
MLS® #PCR1.6

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Duplex For Sale in Downtown, Playa del Carmen

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Most attractive high-end property

– Most attractive high-end property in Playa del Carmen. This one-of-a-kind penthouse for sale boasts beautiful ocean views as well as a spacious terrace for outdoor entertaining, sunbathing and stargazing. In an elegant building off the beach, this complex offers gym facilities with ocean views as well as an impressive pool. Over 43560 square feet of outdoor common spaces.

Located between 1st and the beach, dining, nightlife and shopping abound in the area. Everything is within minutes of walking distance from this turn-key condo for sale.
Elegantly appointed, with fine finishings and exquisitely decorated. Located on the 3rd floor

This home is located on the top floor, providing beautiful views of the magnificent grounds of Magia Playa and the Caribbean Ocean. Professionally decorated and tastefully furnished.

– fully appointed kitchen and dining area
-king size bed in each bedroom
– all bedrooms feature in-suite, private bathrooms
– 3 bedroom 4 bath
– 2 levels
– Beautiful view of Caribbean ocean.
– clean bright minimalistic style.
– another version of penthouse in same complex

Close to Mamitas & Kool Beach clubs as well as Ferry to Cozumel.

2 pools large common areas
underground parking

HOA per month is approx 475 usd. Includes part of Electricty and water and gas.

This is a perfect investment property showing Earnings 65,000.00 per year +
Call us to see this property !

•  4,333 sq. ft., 4 bath, 3 bdrm duplex – $995,000. Ocean views
MLS® #PDC995

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Lot For Sale in Puerto Aventuras

Super beautiful PH with water view

– Lovely Puerto Aventuras waterfront condo for sale, 2 bedrooms, 2 and half baths with large terraces overlooking the largest pool in Puerto Aventuras pool and marina where the dolphin swim.
Pictures show furnished however condo is sold unfurnished.
Low low price of 375,000.00
Owners just really want to get this sold as they have moved to a different country.

This penthouse condo for sale is ideally situated in the gated community of Puerto Aventuras, a marina and beach and golf residential community, in the Riviera Maya, just south of Playa del Carmen, one hour from airport.

A special opportunity exists for an investor looking to double their investment by buying a second furnished (2,279.5 sq.ft. or 211 sq.m.) adjacent condo. The two can easily be converted into one super large unit, or used as separate long or short term rentals.

As an extra incentive, the purchase of a two condo package will entitle the buyer to the owners bonus that includes a beautiful, sporty Peugeot 207cc hardtop convertible in excellent condition.

Owner says about this outstanding property:
Why you bought the property? Retired and fell in love with Riviera Maya, we were business owners in Playa. We moved to Puerto for space and tranquility. The private rooftop is like a whole other apartments
What was your primary purpose of purchase? To live there year round
What you love best about the condo or home? The lovely ocean breeze that we get most of the time hardly ever ran the A/C
What do you love about the area? The family atmosphere, peace and quiet and close proximity to all amenities

Bring your bathing suits, the water is gorgeous!!

Call us to see this outstanding property.
Unfurnished condo rented long term and brings in 2000$ a month. Pictures show furnished but is sold unfurnished.

•  2,289 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story “Penthouse withmarina & ocean views” – $375,000. Serious about selling
MLS® #PAV469

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Lot For Sale in Puerto Aventuras

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Beautifully detailed and furnished




Special opportunity exists for an investor looking to double their investment by buying a second unfurnished (2,279.5 sq.ft. or 211 sq.m.) adjacent condo. The two can easily be converted into one super large unit, or used as separate long or short term rentals.


As an extra incentive, the purchase of a two condo package will entitle the buyer to the owners bonus that includes a beautiful, sporty Peugeot 207cc hardtop convertible in excellent condition.

Owner says about this outstanding property:
Why you bought the property? Retired and fell in love with Riviera Maya, we were business owners in Playa. We moved to Puerto for the space and tranquility. The private roof top is like a whole other apartments
What was your primary purpose of purchase ? To live there year round
What you love best about the condo or home? The lovely ocean breeze that we get most of the time, hardly ever ran the A/C
What do you love about the area? The family atmosphere, peace and quiet and close proximity of all amenities

Bring your bathing suits, the water is gorgeous!!

•  2,287 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story “Waterfront end unit, one block to beach ” – $429,000. Penthouse with water view
MLS® #PAV489

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House For Sale in Beachfront, Playa del Carmen

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– TRUE BEACHFRONT Playa del Carmen condo for sale !! Deluxe Luna Encantada end condo for sale. Everyone covets the opportunity to own a beachfront condo such as this and only the most discerning buyer of real estate in Mexico will be able to buy this Playa condo.

One of the greatest locations in Playa del Carmen; right on the beach & steps to lively 5th Ave! We are situated on the first floor, mere steps to the infinity pool & the beach where your private loungers & umbrellas await you. Full-length wide wrap around balcony gives you the “I own the world feeling”, with a completely unobstructed view of the Caribbean and the quiet parade of beach life. Spectacular views of Cozumel Island and of the boats, cruise ships, parasailers etc. that go by!

C1 is a gorgeous 1600 square foot, three bedrooms, two-bath condominium with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to the balcony so you enjoy beautiful views from both inside & outside the condo. The balcony is equipped with table and chairs, and cozy loungers to relax while dining al fresco or simply reading a book while sipping a margarita! And you are mere steps to the infinity pool and beach with private loungers.

Our custom decorated beachfront home includes a luxurious master suite, two granite, and travertine tiled bathrooms and enjoys the finest quality furnishings. Each bedroom is appointed with superior quality mattresses & linens. The master features a king-sized bed with en-suite bath, the second bedroom has two comfy queen beds, and the cozy guest room has one queen. This allows us to comfortably accommodate up to eight people.

Luna Encantada is one of the most elegant privately owned condos on the Riviera Maya. Beachfront living right on the incomparably blue Caribbean with 180-degree views of paradise in a quiet serene setting, yet just a block off 5th Avenue (walk to everything!).

-Large kitchen island, large master bedroom with shower. Washer/dryer unit. Underground parking.
-Main floor condo sits right on the beach.
-Close to 5th Avenue for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Ferry to Cozumel just blocks away.

We are within easy walking distance of dive boats, shopping, spa treatments, and world-class dining. Take a two-minute walk to beachside bistros with dining choices ranging from regional Mexican fare to five-star dining. Play golf, snorkel, scuba dive, windsurf, parasail, deep sea fish, bike, boat, walk and explore the beauty and history of the Mayan Riviera from your home away from home.

Playa del Carmen is a popular vacation destination for people all over the world seeking warmth, water and a wealth of recreation and relaxation in a setting that does not include high-rises and mega-resorts. Playa offers world-class everything: charm, cuisine, sightseeing,spas and shopping. A lively daytime beach scene with water activities and sports for everyone becomes a laid-back night scene with live bands, fires-hows, & candlelight beachside dining. (We will provide you with a comprehensive restaurant and activity guide as part of our services!)

Playa del Carmen and Luna Encantada are easy to get to: fly into Cancun and either take a 40-minute cab to Calle Sixth and the beach or a luxury bus to the Playa terminal just two blocks from your vacation home. (Alternately, you can fly into Cozumel and take the ferry across the Caribbean and land just a few blocks from your vacation home.)

Seller will consider owner financing. Reasonable rate and terms. Best way to buy luxury beachfront Playa del Carmen

Come explore Playa del Carmen and bask in luxurious living at Luna Encantada!

•  1,617 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story – $1,250,000. WOW CONDO
MLS® #PDC1.25

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