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Jazz Under the Moonlight

The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, is back! Once again, music lovers worldwide will gather and celebrate the music; surrounded by the magnificent views of the Riviera Maya. Every year, during the thanksgiving holidays; locals and visitors enjoy the performances from great figures in jazz music.

The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is considered to be one of the best 5 jazz festivals in the world. Celebrating its 12th year, it will provide 3 nights of excellent Jazz under the moonlight, on the beach and to top it all off it is completely free!!

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The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival started back in 2002, and is held at the world famous Mamitas Beach; in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The events are completely free and many locals organize picnics on the beach, they bring chairs, blankets, snacks and some beer or wine to enjoy during the festival.

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2014: Main Events

This year’s festival, music fans will not be disappointed; there is an exciting line-up of jazz stars!

One of the main events is jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, winner of an astounding 20 Grammy awards during his distinguished career. Pat Metheny has also collaborated with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock.

Another star is saxophonist and flautist Kenny Garrett, who rose to prominence as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and jazz legend Miles Davis’s band.

The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will also be presenting drummer Virgil Donati, who has toured with Mick Jagger, Joss Stone and Steve Vai, amongst others.

Schedule:

Thursday November 27th

  • Colin Hunter
  • Pato Machete
  • Take Six
  • Jorge Vercillo

Friday November 28th

  • Hiram Gomez
  • Pat Metheny Unity Group

Saturday November 29th

  • Virgil Donati
  • Chick Corea & The Vigil
  • Kenny Garrett

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Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2014: How to get there?

The event will take place at Mamitas Beach (Calle 28 Norte mza. 10 Lote 8, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen).

Admission is free and it starts around 7 p.m., but it is a good idea to arrive early.

Web: http://www.rivieramayajazzfestival.com/2014/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RMJazzFestival

Twitter: @RivieraMayaJazz

There are plenty of exciting things happening in the Riviera Maya, if you ever dreamed of living in this paradise; stop dreaming and let us help you!

Now if you have any question about this event or about how to move to Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our TOP Mexico Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to answer any of your questions and to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE…

We make it happen!

We would like to thank Papaya 15 for sponsoring this blog. Papaya 15 is a new development in Downtown Playa del Carmen. To learn more about Papaya 15, please click here.

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Snowbirds Beware: Mexico has Perfect Year Round Golf

We all know the tropical beaches are what keep people traveling by the droves to the Riviera Maya.  The turquoise blue water, the white powdery sand and the palm trees swaying in the Caribbean breeze. But did you know that the beautiful year round weather also brings a unique bird to the area? The snowbird. They come for the pristine beaches, the fantastic food, the great culture and the tropical climate that provides perfect year round golf. The Riviera Maya is the backdrop to several breathtaking and challenging golf courses.

One of these breathtaking golf course is the Riviera Maya Golf Club.  It is located inside the exclusive gated residential community of Bahia Principe and was recently vote the 2nd best golf course in all of the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Golf Club is an impressive piece of architecture where the renowned designer Robert Trent Jones II has generated a dramatic synergy of golf with magnificent Mayan jungle, natural lakes and cenotes in a rugged geography. The Riviera Maya Golf course is as spectacular as it is challenging with an 18 hole Championship Par 72 round plus, an executive 9 hole Par 3 golf course.

If you are looking for golf right at your doorstep then Quetzal, the newest development in Bahia Principe featuring modern contemporary designed luxury one and two bedroom condos starting at $170,000 USD is a great option. Quetzal features fully equipped kitchens with beautiful granite countertops, marble floors and state-of-the-art lighting fixtures. The amenities at Quetzal include three swimming pools with spacious common areas and a concierge service. Additionally, Quetzal is located right on hole four and is only two minutes from the clubhouse.

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Another stunning course is the El Camaleón Golf Club, located inside the exclusive gated community of Mayakoba. The El Camaleón golf course, was designed by golf’s great, Greg Norman. El Camaleón offers up ever-changing challenges and boasts a spectacular layout that winds through the tropical jungle and the mangroves before boldly stretching out to the Caribbean Sea. El Camaleón is host to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, a PGA stop on the tour. El Camaleón offers a unique course, not just to Mexico but to the entire world of golf, where golf enthusiasts of all skill levels will enjoy this majestic course.

If you like the idea of customizing your own dream home in a golf community, Mayakoba city offers residential lots starting at $96,802 USD. Mayakoba City was designed to become the first fully sustainable residential community in the Riviera Maya, integrating different types of housing, commercial and public spaces. The community features Cenote Trail Park with a lake and a reading and meditation sundeck.  There are also playgrounds, fountains and a clubhouse with interactive games. All the amenities in Mayakoba City are connected by natural trails.

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One of the most prestigious courses in the Riviera Maya is the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf. It was the vision of Legendary PGA tour professional Nick Price. Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf has a unique layout that winds through the Mayan jungle and opens up on to a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea. The course at Grand Coral was designed to co-exist in harmony with the beauty of the already existing environment while creating a minimal impact on the area. This 18 hole championship golf course can be enjoyed by the avid golfer and the amateur alike.

You can live right on the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf course at the new Lorena Ochoa Residences located inside the gated community of Grand Coral. This new residence offers 88 luxury one, two and three bedroom condos staring at $369,500 USD. The Lorena Ochoa Residences feature modern designed luxury condos with large terraces and gorgeous views of the golf course. Amenities include a spectacular swimming pool and spacious sundeck great for relaxing with friends and family.

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So the next time you look out your window and wish for warmer weather think…Mexico. Think margaritas on the beach and perfect 18 hole championship golf courses. Don’t you deserve a break?

Now if you have any question about this or any of the TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE properties we have listed in Playa Del Carmen, The Riviera Maya or anywhere throughout Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our TOP MEXICO EXPERT SALES TEAM and we will be glad to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE…

We make it happen!

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Last month, Thomas Lloyd was with his team and his dog Topper filming an episode for his original new series, “MI Casa Es Tu Casa” about how to bring your pets to Mexico. They decided the best place to film the episode would be at CEBIAM, the first public dog park in Playa del Carmen

CEBIAM opened in May of this year and is one of only four nationwide dog parks. This is the first of several the city has planned for Playa del Carmen. The city created the park to give pets and their owners a safe, fun, alternative place to play, since most of the beaches in Playa del Carmen are restricted to pets. CEBIAM has tires for the dogs to jump through, tunnels for them to run through, stairs for them to climb up and slide down.

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Thomas contacted project director Dra. Leticia Mora of CEBIAM (the organization that monitors and governs animal welfare and solidarity for the state of Quintana Roo) about the park and Dra. Mora expressed that the one thing that CEBIAM was missing was trees to provide much needed shade for the pets and their owners in her “pet project” pet park initiative.

Realizing a great need in the community, Thomas Lloyd, decided to join forces once again with Roberto Rosas, the general director of Quintana Roo for Grupo R4, for the betterment of the community and continue their charity work to help make Playa del Carmen a better place for pets and pet lovers alike. With the help of Dra. Leticia Mora and Dr. Oscar Rodriguez the Director de Salud Municipal the tree donation project was then born and put into action. In keeping with the green nature of the community, the five massive trees will be transplanted from the new, exclusive real estate development Bosques de Bambu a project by Grupo R4.

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Bosques de Bambu is a new, family community, located in the Valle Bambu Neighborhood in Playa del Carmen. This development just broke ground on the first of five clusters, providing the perfect area to transplant trees from.

Bosques de Bambu features residential lots starting at $64,350 USD and will have multiple pools and many beautifully designed common areas throughout; perfect for entertaining friends and family.  Bosques de Bambu also offers in-house financing and pre-construction pricing making this a great investment.

So in the afternoon of November 11th, Thomas Lloyd, Roberto Rosas and their team meet with Dra. Leticia Mora and Dr. Oscar Rodriguez at the CEBIAM dog park to plant five new trees. With a little bit of rewarding, hard work and an afternoon of fun, the trees were planted and will forever be enjoyed by furry ones and their owners alike.

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Now if you have any question about this event or about how to move to Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our TOP Mexico Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to answer any of your questions and to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE…

We make it happen!

We would like to thank Valle Bambu for sponsoring this blog. Valle Bambu is a new, family friendly neighborhood in Playa del Carmen. To learn more about Valle Bambu, please click here.

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Day of the Dead: A Week of Festivities

The Dia de Muertos, is a Mexican holiday observed on November 1st and 2nd throughout Mexico. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The tradition is celebrated by honoring the lives of those who have passed through building alters in your home or traveling to the cemetery to visit their graves. People would decorate an altar, grave or tomb of their loved ones with sugar skulls, breads, fruits, nuts, incense and marigolds, the flowers of the dead. These are items that the spirits will enjoy when they come back to earth to visit their living families and friends.

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Top Mexico Real Estate celebrated in style with a week packed full of events, so follow us as we trace our step though this exciting holiday. It started at the beginning of October, when the Top Mexico Real Estate Marketing team and Universidad Riviera Maya, designed and created six, giant, elaborate Catrina puppets. There was a pumpkin, a skeleton and a masked wrestler just to name a few. On Halloween night we took the Catrina’s down to 5th avenue so that all the trick-or-treaters could take photos with the Catrina’s. 5th avenue was full of ghouls and goblins of all sizes celebrating Halloween. The Top Mexico Real Estate team had a great time, we passed out candy and posed for a lot of photos. If you haven’t celebrated Halloween on 5th avenue in Playa del Carmen yet I highly recommend putting it on your list. It truly is a must see, wonderful experience. To see all of the photos of this fun event visit the Top Mexico Real Estate Facebook page.

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On Saturday November 1st, Top Mexico Real Estate joined efforts with Valle Bambu, the new family friendly neighborhood in Playa del Carmen, to host a Catrina Fest-Open House. There were many fun activity’s for the kids to join in like, trick or treating through a haunted forest, two jumping castles and families also got their photos taken in a haunted grave yard with several large Catrina’s that were at the event. There was also a costume contest for children and pets. Diego Raul Zamudio, a very scary mummy and Laisha, a golden retriever/Pop Star won the contests. Diego, took home the grand prize, an IPad Mini and Laisha was awarded a gift certificate to Castillo Canino, were she can spend the day pampering herself! The honored guest judges for the event were Ing. Eduardo Morentín Ocejo General Director of Directorate General of Environmental Planning and Urban Development, Carla Toledo from Soy Playense, Leonor Rosas and Roberto Rosas the president of Valle Bambu, Thomas Lloyd the director of commercialization and Ana Martinez the community manager for La Gaceta and The Playa Times. Family’s came out to celebrated Dia de los Muertos with us. The kids played and the parents received private tours and information about the new Valle Bambu community, condos, villas, and residential lots that are for sale.

At the end of the week of festivities there was still one thing that we wanted to do, the Top Mexico Real Estate team took all of the candy, chips, cookies and juice drink that we had leftover and donated them to Colegio Centro de Atención Múltiple, a local school in Playa del Carmen.

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Now if you have any question about this event or about how to move to Mexico, please feel free to contact any of our TOP Mexico Buyer’s Representatives and we will be glad to answer any of your questions and to help you find your very own piece of paradise.

And remember, here at TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE

We make it happen!

We would like to thank Valle Bambu for sponsoring this blog. Valle Bambu is a new, family friendly neighborhood in Playa del Carmen. To learn more about Valle Bambu, please click here.

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Papaya 15: Downtown Living in Playa del Carmen

Downtown living is not for everyone: those clients that are not confirmed urbanites, might not change the tranquility of the suburbs for the bustling city center. But in our experience, the homes in the heart of the city: with all its traffic, activity and crowds; are highly coveted in the Playa del Carmen real estate market.

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You might not hear the birds singing, but living in an apartment with a strategic location has undeniable advantages: easy access to amenities, all within walking distance from home. Furthermore, the advantage of being well connected by public transport to the rest of the city and the suburbs.

Papaya 15 is one of our most popular developments, with many units already sold! Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen and only steps away from the 5th avenue and the beach and, this exclusive condominium complex offers its residents everything they wish for when looking for a downtown property.

This exclusive development only has 29 units, with spacious common areas and an on-site wellness center, B-Well. Something that makes Papaya 15 so attractive for our clients is the convenience of having an urban dwelling with comforts such as: elevator, parking spaces and storage area for each apartment.

Papaya 15 offers 1 and 2 bedroom condos that share a beautiful rooftop common area with pool and views of the Caribbean Sea, ideal to enjoy the sun and a cold drink! The condos come with tropical wood closets and kitchen units, as well as A/C units, and marble floors, everything you need to enjoy life in the Riviera Maya.

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Owning real estate in downtown Playa del Carmen’s is a solid investment, with prices always on the rise; an advantage when you decide to rent or sell your property.  Papaya 15 has onsite property management and a vacation rental program to assist owners in renting out their condo and make a profit on their property when they are not using it.

If you are looking to buy the perfect condo to enjoy Playa del Carmen and the Caribbean lifestyle, contact our Buyer’s Representatives, inquire about Papaya 15; the best option in downtown Playa del Carmen.

Top Mexico Real Estate has the credentials and the expertise to help you become a homeowner in Mexico, do not miss the opportunity to own your dream home in the Riviera Maya!

And remember, here at TOP MEXICO REAL ESTATE

We make it happen!

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