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Mexican Wines at the Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

Mexican Wines at the Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival

A gala celebrating Mexican cuisine, held Thursday night at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Cancún, kicked off the first Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival. While many of the chefs and sommeliers who attended the event were from around the world, each dish offered was cooked in honor and in celebration of Mexican cuisine. Attendees tasted ceviche, empanadas, and braised pork while sampling wine from all regions of the globe, but most were clamoring to taste the unique and rarely displayed wines from Mexico.

Sommelier Juan Carlos Flores, the executive sommelier for Pueblo Bonito Hotels Resorts & Spas in Cabo San Lucas, named "Mexico’s Best Sommelier of 2004," lead presentations for CRWFF attendees on various chardonnay, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon blends from Casa Madero (the Western Hemisphere's oldest winery, in Parras, in the state of Coahuila) and Monte Xanic (from Mexico's premier wine country, the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California).

"When talking about better cuisine and wines from Mexico, I think all the chefs here are trying to show richness of the good food that you have in the South of Mexico," Flores explained.

"Mexican food is considered by the professional chefs in the world one of the best cuisines, so in terms of going in hand with the food, of course the wine is going to be better." Flores, who was passionate about educating both people from Mexico and from around the world about Mexico's wines, told us, "Every year in Mexico the consumption of Mexican wines grows. So Mexican people are drinking more wine [that is] produced here and they are prouder of their products."

So what does he think about the future of Cancún, when it comes to drawing a crowd focused on culinary expertise? "We are so proud of all the things that are happening here," said Flores. "We’ve been talking to the chefs and everyone involved in the festival, and we all truly believe the culinary future of Cancún is going to be big."


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival

The #MayanRiviera, known for its world-class beaches and picturesque Caribbean coastline, is also host to a vibrant array of festivals. The surreal beauty of the region makes for the optimal setting for magical events including those held under a night sky glowing with millions of twinkling stars. The intriguing mix of cultural communities has resulted in an exuberant city with a progressive mindset and an ever-growing fascination for the arts.

Whether a resident of #playadelcarmen or a future visitor, here are the 10 most celebrated festivals in and around this paradisiacal city by the sea that you do not want to miss!

1) The #AkumalComedyFestival, April 14-18 2015

The 4th annual comedy fest showcases the best stand up professional comedians from across the United States. Headliners will send you into raging fits of laughter at venues in #playadelcarmen, #akumal and #tulum with all profits going to the Red Cross of Mexico.

2) The #RumTradeFestival, March 6-7, Papaya Playa Project, Tulum

This events is for those who appreciate rum as well as for those who seek an original and highly entertaining weekend experience. Selected brands gather to introduce rum and cigar parings, professional mixologists compete to invent the RTF PERFECT COCKTAIL, and attendees may take in seminars and nightly parties with live music.

3) The #RivieraMayaFilmFestival, April 23-29

The international film industry aims to join a love for the people of Quinatana Roo and its culture with universal art through contemporary film. Mexican and foreign movies are featured during this 6 day event which takes place at venues in and around the enrapturing, natural settings of Playa del Carmen.

To see the showing schedule, visit http://rmff.mx/?lang=en

4) #WhaleSharkFestival, Isla Mujeres, July 2015

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, this memorable event offers spectators the opportunity to learn about these magnificent creatures and their eco-system through conferences and seminars. Daily activities such as volunteer beach cleaning promote environmental awareness while others including sand sculpture contests and gourmet seafood samplings fill the rest of the schedule.

5) #CancunRivieraMayaWineAndFoodFestival, March 12-15 2015

Some of the best chefs from around the world convene in Cancun for the the 4th edition wine and food festival. Sample the country’s most superior wines and pay tribute to the culinary arts.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit http://dev.crmfest.com

6) #SeaTurtleFestival, October 2015

If you or your children have never had the chance to watch a turtle being released back to their natural habitat, it is certainly an engaging event. The free festival aims to raise awareness for the conservation of the sea turtle through a variety of interesting activities for children and adults alike, who learn about and are encouraged to actively participate in wildlife conservation.

7) #LifeAndDeathTraditionsFestival, October 30 – November 2, 2015

A cultural experience like no other, this alluring festival celebrates life and death in signature Mexican style – vibrant theatre and dance shows, exquisitely decorated altars and offerings of traditional regional cuisine. The riveting event takes place amidst the gorgeous setting of the famous eco-park, Xcaret.

8) The #RivieraMayaJazzFestival, November 2015

Smooth jazz music at venues which allow spectators to listen under a star-filled sky has enticed fans from around the globe. Every year in November, residents and visitors alike can be seen making their way to the white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen with picnic baskets and beach chairs in hand, to hear the cool sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz artists.

9) The #BPMFestival, Mid January

Each year, tens of thousands of dance music aficionados come to Playa del Carmen to enjoy concerts performed by over 300 renowned DJ’s at this world-class, electronic music event. Fans flock to the breathtaking Mayan Riviera coastline to hear the best underground music talent in the world throughout the 10 day festival.

To see photos or to inquire about tickets and featured artists, please visit http://www.thebpmfestival.com

10) The #ArenaInternationalFestival, end of January

This is the biggest gay and lesbian music festival in Mexico. Held over 6 days along the palm-fringed beaches of Playa del Carmen, this event brings together the gay community to celebrate some of the top DJ’s on the dance music circuit.


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