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RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico - The 10th annual Riviera Maya Jazz Music Festival will feature a one-of-a-kind lineup of some of today's greatest jazz performers. Nestled between the white sand beaches and verdant jungles along the Eastern Caribbean coast of Mexico's Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya will vibrate to the rhythm of Jazz for 3 days on November 22nd 2012 through November 24th. Read More...
Taste of Playa's Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that Diamonds International® has signed up as Taste of Playa's title sponsor for the second year in a row. Diamonds International® Taste of Playa will be held on November 18, 2012 in Parque Fundadores at downtown Playa del Carmen, on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. Read More...
El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, an all-inclusive beachfront resort company in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, announced Wednesday that it has been selected as official host hotel of the Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival (CRMWFF). Recognized by the CRMWFF for its culinary commitment, El Dorado Royale will host celebrity chefs, notables and VIPs as well as the celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and a series of wine tastings during the event, taking place March 14 - 17, 2013. Read More...
Limited release all-inclusive VIP Passes and discounted Taste of Playa "Pesos" are now available for Taste of Playa 2012 through advance purchase online at http://www.tasteofplaya.com. Read More...
Great news from the Executive Committee for Taste of Playa! The first official press release for the 2012 culinary event has been distributed and we are thrilled to share the information with our readers and fellow foodies across the globe! For the fourth year running, BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors will be a corporate sponsor for this much anticipated community event. Read More...
It's turtle nesting season again on the Riviera Maya! Every year, adult female Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles make their way to the beaches of the Riviera Maya, build nests and lay up to 150 soft-shelled eggs twice each season. Read More...
After our amazing evening enjoying the Chef's Table Dining Experience at this elegant beachfront resort, we just had to pass along this offer to all our loyal "LIfe's a Beach" readers! Spend four heavenly days vacationing at the Viceroy Riviera Maya and the resort will pick up your airfare! Read More...
On March 20th, 2012, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the finalists for their 2012 Awards of Excellence. Our own Catriona Brown, owner/proprietor of The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos, was notified Read More...
I don't think there is a one of us, Playa resident and tourist alike, who has not noticed (or been approached by) the street vendors hocking photo opportunities with the animals, birds and reptiles native to the Riviera Maya. Recently, the offerings have expanded beyond parrots, iguanas and monkeys to include lion and tiger cubs, apparently sedated for the safety of the customers. While certain vendors have been detained for lack of credentials, still more come in their place with better and better documentation. Read More...
Greeting to all "Life's a Beach" readers! This blog was recently nominated for the About.com Readers Choice Award for Favorite Mexico Blog of 2012. I just found out that "Life's Beach" is now a finalist! We are in the company of some excellent blogs, so this is quite an honor. Read More...