The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2012 is coming in November!

We know you have been waiting impatiently, but the wait is coming to an end. One of the most expected Playa del Carmen events of the year in the Mexican Caribbean, is the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival and this year it will take place from November 22nd to 24th in Playa Mamitas, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Considered as one of the best jazz festivals of the world, this event combines good jazz, a magnificent fine sandy beach and the accompaniment brought by the waves of the sea at the Riviera Maya. To continue with its traditional success, this year’s Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will have the presence of the great international musicians of Joe D’etienne and his Big Band, the percussionist Pete Escovedo and his latin-jazz beat, Nortec Collective, the group Aguamala, Victor Wooten, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Poncho Sánchez, John Scofield, and Level 42.

Ecotourism in Cancun invites you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this incredible event to be held in one of the most beautiful spots of the Caribbean, the charming Riviera Maya. We recommend you to be there early in order to get the best seats for the show of your choice.

Learn more about Riviera Maya tours to make the most of your Caribbean vacations!


jazz festival riviera maya 2012
jazz festival riviera maya 2012

2012, Festival of Life and Death in Xcaret is here again!

Colorful as it is, the Festival of Life and Death in Xcaret ecopark is about to take place from October 30th to November 2nd.

This is the 7th edition of this beautiful festival full of Mexico ‘s art and culture that will offer plenty of activities for the big and the little ones; from workshops, visual art exhibitions, children theater, the traditional offerings to the faithful departed, a journey to the underworld and to the Mexican Cemetery through the “Bridge to Paradise”, the famous Ball Game, the  play “Forest of Kings” of Dzul Dance Company and the gala concerts with invited personalities such as Jaramar and the legendary mexican singer Lila Downs presenting the show “K’eebanoób y milagros” to decorate even more the splendor  of this wonderful festival evoking “The Day of the Dead”.

Besides, Playa del Carmen will join us in this year’s celebration on the 3rd and 4th of November at Parque La Ceiba and on 4th also at Centro Cultural Caracol Marino. Definitively this is a spectacle that renews itself every year, and in Ecoturismo Cancun we recommend it widely. We are sure you will enjoy it and come back for more every year.


Xcaret festival 2012
Xcaret festival 2012

Best restaurants in Cancun for locals and visitors

When you are starving and don’t feel like cooking, definitely one of the first things that comes to your mind is “I want something delicious to eat, but where can I go?” The solution is a good restaurant in Cancun, a place where you can simply sit and order the dish you like, but it is not so easy to choose because we will always find various options ranging from food corners in the Cancun shopping malls, to specialty Cancun restaurants or “branded restaurants” to call them in some way.

Here are some good and not so expensive options that you can take, it doesn’t matter if you live in Cancun or if you’re visiting us, with these recommendations your stomach and palate will be more than pleased.

Mexican food is always a feast for the senses and in restaurants such as “La Cantinita”, “La Casa de los Abuelos” and “Café Nader” you can enjoy its chameleon flavors, colors and aromas. But if what you crave are delicious seafood and fish, why not try the dishes offered in “Los Aguachiles” or “El Muellecito”; famous local Cancun restaurants you’ll really love these two places where delicacies from the sea are prepared with the freshest ingredients and served in a relaxed atmosphere. And when talking about cuts of meat we cannot miss a dinner at “La Tranquita”, a place with great atmosphere that you’ll love.

But wait, there’s more!  For pasta and pizzas “Cheester’s” and “Capriccio Pizza and Pasta” are the best; while at “Marakamé” restaurant you will enjoy gourmet meals such as fondues, pizzas, salads and more, it is not so cheap but it is worth it. Although if you are looking for a very healthy, tasty and affordable food, “Super Salads” is the place you must visit, its soups, salads, and flavor water are a delight.

Also remember some of the gourmet fast food Cancun restaurants you will find in places like “Plaza Las Americas“, “Plazas Outlet“, “La Isla” and “La Gran Plaza” going from sushi at “Sushi Itto” and “Sushi Roll”; Waffle “Waffle House” (yes, waffles for lunch… they are a delight!); burgers in “McDonald’s” and “Burger King”; tacos, salads, pasta… well, everything for all tastes.

We hope you enjoy our recommendations, the beach, the sea, the magnificent climate of the Caribbean and ecotourism in Cancun, a must you cannot miss.

Bon Appetit!