The Best Jazz Festival in Mexico in the Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen may not offer the traditional cultural attractions of museums and historical buildings, but it more than compensates with an array of vibrant events and festivals. One such remarkable event is the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, which draws in an impressive crowd of over 10,000 attendees every night. Undoubtedly, it ranks among the most sought-after and cherished gatherings in the region.

The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is an absolute tradition in the Mexican Caribbean, known for featuring world-class artists on its impressive lineup. The best part is that the entrance is free, and the atmosphere is unbeatable, whether you’re going with your partner for a romantic evening or with the whole family. Held in Playa del Carmen, the festival has rightfully earned its place as one of the top ten jazz festivals in the world.

Since its inception in 2003, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival has welcomed extraordinary international artists who grace this Mexican Caribbean paradise with their invigorating performances. Their presence fills the air with joy, promising an unforgettable experience for every attendee.

As a unique spectacle, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is the only one of its kind worldwide to offer free access to all concerts. Year after year, this important festival comes alive in Playa del Carmen, filling the air with enchanting melodies. The genuine excitement felt by the locals is palpable as they witness the grand stage taking shape on Mamitas Beach.

This idyllic oceanfront setting provides an impeccable backdrop for the festival, boasting abundant space, a refreshing breeze, and easy access to a multitude of bars and restaurants.

While entry to the festival is free for all, you have the option to enhance your experience by paying a small fee of approximately $20 pesos, granting you access to the coveted “VIP” area near the stage. However, many choose to simply bring their towels or sheets, settling down on the soft sand to bask in the harmonious tunes by renowned artists.

This festival is set to be an inclusive and delightful affair, allowing you to bring along your own snacks, refreshments, and even alcohol to immerse yourself in the experience. So, gather your loved ones, embrace the magic of live music caressing the waves, and let the festival spirit sweep you away.

We eagerly await your presence on the 24th and 25th of November as we joyously celebrate two decades of pure jazz. Don´t miss out on experiencing unforgettable moments amidst one of the world’s most heavenly destinations. The stage will radiate with top-notch performers, such as:

Noviembre 24 Noviembre 25
Spanish Harlem Orchestra Ft.
Miguel Zenón & Giovanny Hidalgo
Chris Botti
Arturo Sandoval 10-time Grammy
Award Winner
Snarky Puppy
Pedrito Martínez Group Antonio Sanchez and Bad Hombre
with Thana Alexa, Bigyuki & Lex
Iraida Noriega Aguamala

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