Whats happening in Playa del Carmen

Looking for fun in Playa del Carmen? Look no further, as Playa del Carmen offers fun for everyone! Check out the calendar below for an unforgettable time!

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Group of friends having fun at The Reef Resorts

1 Feb

Arena Festival

Mexico's biggest gay and lesbian dance music festival, celebrates its blow-out 2023 edition on the Riviera Maya

15 Feb

Carnival of the Island of Cozumel

Growing to be one of the most important festivites in the Mexican southeast, Carnival of the island of Cozumel is right around the corner! To attend the most important party on the island is to enjoy the typical dancing group contest, the float ride, a cheerful multicolored evening, pet contest, as masked night and a folk costume contest, just to name some of the activities. The biggest celebrations and parades will take place on the nights of Saturday, Sunday Fat Tuesday.

A man teaching dances to guests at The Reef Resorts

24 Feb

Zouk MX dance festival

It's our 8th year in Mexico! ZoukMX is now a month long zouk summer of training, excursions and more culminating into a magical festival!

We've dubbed this edition the Beach Jungle edition! Many of you loved this night so we are making it even more magical!

▄▄▄ FEATURES ▄▄▄

★ ZoukMX 100 - 100 hour training program (advanced track added)

★ Tulum Days - Training, retreat & cenote party in Tulum after festival!

★ 4 Day Teacher Training

★ New first time artists to North America!

Playa Del Carmen is home to our beach vacation dance experience. Playa is an incredible place like no other in the world. Join us and some of the best dj's and artists in the world for an incredible summer of training and epic parties! See you in Playa!

24 Feb

LIV Golf Mayakoba 2023

Join us February 24-26 at El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba, a 620-acre luxury resort and residential destination nestled among lagoons, jungle and a beautiful beachfront on Mexico's Riviera Maya. You have to be there when the 12 teams of golf legends come together, including Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Sergio Garcia, Cam Smith, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson. All of them facing off in a weekend of shotgun starts, fan village, fun and live music by great artists.

Distant view of El Castillo near The Reef playacar at sunset

21 Mar

Equinox Chichen Itza

During Equinox, people travel from around the world to see "snakes of sunlight" travel across the ancient pyramid of Chichen Itza.

View of whale shark in the deep sea near The Reef Resorts

1 May

Whale Shark Season

The season of the whale sharks in the Yucatan Peninsula begins from mid-May and ends close to the mid of September. However, the greatest concentration of whale sharks that you can find in Riviera Maya is between the months of July and August. It is during the summer season that people from all around the world come to enjoy their vacation in Riviera Maya. And you will be absolutely surprised to know that a huge number of whale sharks come to feed on plankton, in the northern Isla Mujeres and Holbox areas.

12 May

Sacred Mayan Journey

The Mayan Travesy is an ancient Mayan tradition celebrated each year at the end of May. See traditional canoers row all the way to Cozumel. 

Polé (Xcaret) has been through history, the main departure port for the ancient Mayan pilgrims heading to Kuzamil (Cozumel), and the start point to the Sacred Mayan Journey 2020, as well. The farewell ceremony of the Messengers of the Moon and their helmsmen will take place with the first rays of the sun when they depart to Cozumel to visit the sanctuary of Ixchel, the moon goddess.

Crowed in Mexico Independence Day at The Reef Resorts

15 Sep

Mexican Independence Day

Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music on September 16. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. "Viva Mexico" or "Viva la independencia” are shouted amidst the crowds on this day.

17 Sep


Xplor Bravest Race returns with vibrant emotions in a 3.4 mi (5.5 km) circuit where you will find more than 40 obstacles as you cross land, water, mud and cavern traps, conquering the terrain and surpassing your own limits. Get ready to test your strength and skills to complete the most electrifying race of 2023, Xplor Bravest Race Nomad.

Cyclers in Cycle riding event held at The Reef Resorts

24 Sep

Ironman 70.3 Cozumel 2023

Held in September 24, The Ironman Cozumel is a bike, run and swim competition for endurance athletes held in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. 

Festival of life and death traditions held at The Reef Resorts

30 Oct

Festival of Life and Death Traditions

Located in the world renowned eco park Xcaret, The event takes the prehispanic Mexican tradition of celebrating the depated souls in a fun and unique way. Inmerse in a journey that will take you through the Mexican tradition on Day fo the Death showcasing traditional dances, music, theater, exposition, exibitions and worhops of local talented aritsts. Enjoy of other state's cutlure such as Zacatecas (this year's special guest) learning not only from the Yucatan Peninsual traditon. Participate in the opportunity to leanr the unqiue dishes that make of this celebration a world wide atraction & world cultrual heritage. Finish your night by listening to famous singers in the Gala Cocert. After this experiene you will be able to teach your friends & family much more about one of Mexico's most loved celebrations

1 Nov

Day of the Death

Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. Families gather to honor loved ones who have died, to help support their spiritual journey.