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Destination Highlights – Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2016

Any jazz music fan will tell you that you haven’t experienced the power of this creative music style until you have heard it performed live.  What better way to do just that than to attend the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2016, held in the stunningly gorgeous Mexican beach destination of Playa del Carmen!  Introduced in 2003, this annual music festival has become one of the most sought-after events to see and be seen in Playa del Carmen due to its dynamic performances set amidst phenomenal natural surroundings.  This year’s Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will take place from Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 3, 2016, which is a change from its usual dates that tend to tie in with Thanksgiving.

Lively Free Jazz Event

Lively Free Jazz Event

Treat yourself to this lively event, which brings together jazz devotees and live music enthusiasts to enjoy the spectacular performances each featured artist or group delivers.  With a roster of high profile performers revered in the jazz industry scheduled to hit the stage, you will get a flavor of jazz from all over the world as the artists will be visiting from several countries.  Sway to the sultry music underneath the shining stars as your toes embrace the sand.

Mamitas Beach

Mamita's Beach Club

The vibrant Mamitas Beach Club will host the festival right in the heart of the downtown area of Playa del Carmen on beautiful Mamitas Beach.  Mamitas Beach Club has a fantastic restaurant renowned for its high-caliber menu featuring international cuisine as well as a fully stocked bar and lounge where you can relax and perhaps try some of the favorite local liquors such as mezcal and tequila.  Playa Tukan, which is situated next door to Mamitas Beach, has another fabulous beach club perfect for some pre-festival fun and lounging to get in the mood for jazz.

Why Visit Cancun

Why Visit Cancun

While the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is a splendid reason to Cancun and the surrounding areas, don’t let the excitement of your trip end there.  The area is filled with endless activities that allow you to explore everything the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer.  Explore some of the preserved sites of Mayan ruins in the region and learn about their fascinating history and culture.  If outdoor adventures are more your style, you can spend a day fishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, golfing, touring on ATVs, horseback riding and so much more!  Of course, the breathtaking beaches that feature soft white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters provide an ideal place to relax in paradise, too.  

There could not be a better reason to visit the Riviera Maya than to attend the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, which only gets better with each year!