Caribbean Real Estate – November Events

We hope you have returned to your piece of paradise, whether condos in Playa del Carmen or real estate Tulum, welcome home!  November is a great month to be here in the Riviera Maya, there are a lot of fun activities for everyone to enjoy this month; for lovers of golf, jazz music and so much more! [Read more…]

Real estate Riviera Maya – Halloween & Day of the Dead

We hope you have returned to your piece of paradise this month, whether its condos in Playa del Carmen or Tulum real estate, because this is one weekend you don’t want to miss in the Riviera Maya. A holiday not traditionally celebrated in Mexico, Halloween is big here in Playa del Carmen, with parties all weekend long on 5th Avenue and the beach. For those wanting a more traditional experience, there are also great “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebrations that you do not want to miss out on!


Playa del Carmen real estate, Zombie Walk, Moskito

Fun for kids and adults, this free event is being held at the Paseo del Carmen shopping mall. Kids’ party starts at 3:30, with the mini-zombies walking at 6:30. Adults join in on the fun at 5:30, with their walk at 8:30 pm.


Costumes, music and more on 5th Ave!

Real estate in Playa del Carmen, Bar Ranita, Moskito

One of best parties in Playa del Carmen, enjoy live music at Bar Ranita!

Condos in Playa del Carmen, Halloween Clubs, Moskito

Three hot spots in Playa del Carmen for those looking to dance; Diabolio Cha Cha Cha, Palazzo, and La Santenera!

Beach Parties!

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Incredible prizes at The Blue Parrot, party starts at 10 pm!

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A scary fun night on the beach at Zenzi!

Dia de Muertos celebrations

For those living here for part of the year or full time and enjoying their Playa del Carmen real estate or real estate in Tulum, great events that celebrate the more traditional holiday of Dia de Muertos. Dia de Muertos or “Day of the dead” is the Mexican holiday where families gather to remember and celebrate loved ones that have passed away.


Tulum real estate, Xcaret Day of the Dead, Moskito

Xcaret’s incredible Dia de Muertos festival offers discounts for locals, visit their website for more details!

Real estate Riviera Maya, 28 de Julio, Moskito

Dance, live music, face painting and more! Saturday and Sunday at the 28 de Julio park!

Even if you have no plans to dress up for Halloween, venture to 5th Avenue on the night of the 31st to people watch and see some incredible creative and fun costumes. The Dia de Muertos celebrations also offer a chance to partake in traditional celebrations of life. A fun weekend ahead of us here in the Riviera Maya!

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Caribbean Real Estate – Greenway Landscaping

Condos in Playa del Carmen, Greenway Landscaping, Moskito

A great local business, providing incredible maintenance for your outdoor spaces!

The local business of the month for October is Greenway Landscaping, a company here in Playa del Carmen, founded by Rachel and Jorge, from Canada and Mexico. I spent a couple hours discussing the business with Rachel and Jorge and taking a look at some of the incredible projects they have in the works.

Greenway Landscaping began operations in April 2014, after the owners decided to take what they know about landscape and design and bring it to the Caribbean, leaving behind the cold temps of Canada. Working in various neighborhoods across Playa del Carmen, like downtown and Playacar, as well as different parts of the Riviera Maya, Greenway Landscaping offers a multitude of services for owners of real estate Riviera Maya.

Empty space that needs work?

Houses for sale in Playa del Carmen, Before & After, Moskito

Before & After

Perfect for the job, Greenway Landscaping will come in to take a look at the space and discuss your ideas. Whether it’s a private rooftop that needs a little love or a backyard that you want to completely overhaul, Greenway Landscaping can take your outdoor spaces and make them beautiful. Add a pergola or a palapa, maybe even a pool, Rachel and Jorge have established an incredible network of local workers in the area that you can trust to do the job.

Maintenance and upkeep

Real estate Playa del Carmen, Before and after, Moskito

Before & After; the difference that proper pruning can make for your plants

If you are not living full time in your real estate in Playa del Carmen, Greenway Landscaping is available to hire for gardening services as well.  Just like having Moskito Property Management to take care of your indoor spaces, Greenway Landscaping can provide that peace of mind that knowing your property is maintained and cared for when you are not there is invaluable.

Wanting to sell your property?


Real Estate Riviera Maya, curb appeal before, Moskito

Plants that are allowed to overgrow can make a house look uninviting.

And finally, if you’ve found a new property in Playa del Carmen real estate and want to sell your previous home, consider looking to Greenway Landscaping for ideas on how to increase the curb appeal of your property.


Playa del Carmen real state, Curb Appeal After, Moskito

Trimmed plants look healthier and the home looks more welcoming!

Working together with Moskito Real Estate and Property Management, the three of us can help make your indoor and outdoor spaces welcoming and appealing to those who are considering purchasing the property.

Talking with Jorge and Rachel, the passion they have about their work is easy to see. They strive for incredible service, combining the best of both countries – Canada and Mexico. “Like” Greenway Landscaping on Facebook and reach out to Jorge and Rachel directly for more information on their services.


Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate


Playa del Carmen real estate – 2nd annual Mini Fun Run

Moskito playa del carmen real estate crowd mini run

Crowd mini run

The 2nd Annual Playa Times Mini Fun Run, sponsored by Moskito Playa del Carmen Real Estate and The Gym, was held on Sunday October 11th at the Mario Villanueva Stadium in downtown Playa del Carmen. There was an incredible turnout this year, with 500 kids participating in the race, ranging in ages 3-11 years old.  A great opportunity to come out and enjoy an activity filled Sunday morning, parents and friends gathered to cheer on the young racers on a beautiful Sunday morning in Playa del Carmen.

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High Fives

Moskito playa del carmen real estate warming up

Warming Up

Registration started bright and early at 7:30 am, participation was free and it was great to see all the kids come out, ready to race in their running shoes and sporting their new Mini Fun Run t-shirts. At 8:00 am The Gym organized a fun warm up for the kids and the parents to enjoy together, getting everyone loosened up before the start of the race.

Moskito playa del carmen real estate ready to race

Ready to race

Moskito Playa del Carmen real estate, Ready set go!

Ready set Go!


The race was completed in categories by age group, with a fun lap filled with different obstacles, a tire run, foam obstacles and bouncy slides. All the kids that participated were winners on Sunday morning, everyone taking home a medal for their efforts.

Moskito playa del carmen real estate foam smile

Foam Smile

Moskito playa del carmen real estate fun in foam

Fun in Foam

Moskito Real Estate Playa del Carmen was excited to be a part of the day; we will proudly continue to sponsor fun family gatherings in the Riviera Maya and supporting the children in Playa del Carmen. Whether living full time in the Riviera Maya or if you have a lovely piece of Caribbean Real estate to call your own for part of the year this event was a great way for the kids to get out and move and enjoy time with others their age. If you weren’t able to attend this year, we hope you can join us next year!

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Real estate in Playa del Carmen – Dinner and a show

Condos in Playa del Carmen, new theater, Moskito

Amazing new theater in Playa del Carmen!

In July of this year the ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new theater, an exciting addition to the area, not only for those who live in Playa del Carmen, but for visitors who love music and performance art. The city of Playa del Carmen is always growing and changing, and this amazing theater adds to the value of the incredible Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen real estate.

Last month I had the opportunity to attend a private performance at the Teatro de la Ciudad de Playa del Carmen. A beautiful building, architecturally the design really is stunning, as your approach you can’t help but marvel at the floor to ceiling windows that welcome visitors.  Before the performance I had the chance to take a look at some artwork that was on display in the lobby. The theater is large with seating for 780 people, but there isn’t a bad seat in the house, you have great views of the stage from anywhere in the theater.

This month, there are musical performances to enjoy as well as ballet, visit the Facebook page for Teatro de la Ciudad de Playa del Carmen to find an event to attend this month or in the coming months. If you want to make an evening of it, you’ll find a small commercial area just down the street from the theater, with restaurants to enjoy a meal with family, friends or your special someone. Enjoy sushi at Sensei, Italian cuisine at Chianti, or a sandwich and a coffee at Hot Casual.

Houses for sale in Playa del Carmen, October Theater Schedule, Moskito

This month’s schedule at the Teatro de la Ciudad


An incredible theater that we at Moskito are excited to enjoy, for real estate Playa del Carmen owners and visitors alike, I highly recommend finding a performance to see this month, stay tuned to Moskito’s blog for performance announcements in the future!


Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Real estate Riviera Maya – October Events

Fall has arrived in the Riviera Maya, we hope you’ve returned to your Playa del Carmen real estate or your real estate Tulum to enjoy the cooler temps, the heat and humidity of the summer has ended and we are enjoying all that the area has to offer. Many fun events to take part of this month, Oktoberfest celebrations, special deals at local hot spots and the Day of the Dead festival at Xcaret, this is an amazing time to return to your piece of Caribbean real estate.


Oktoberfest Zenzi, real estate Caribbean, Moskito

Enjoy German beers and food at Zenzi on the 3rd and 4th!

Enjoy German food and beer in two different locations, on the beach or at a great German bar in downtown Playa del Carmen. On October 3rd head to Manne’s Biergarten, a local German bar and restaurant, located on 4th street between 10th and 15th Avenue. A charming spot, with a great outdoor seating area, you’ll love the music and the atmosphere at Manne’s. If you prefer to celebrate Oktoberfest on the beach, Zenzi is hosting its first ever Oktoberfest party on October 3rd and 4th. Zenzi is located on 10th street and the beach.


Trendy Feria

Houses for sale in Playa del Carmen Mexico, Feria Trendy

Great local handmade clothes, jewelry and more at the Blue Parrot!

Visit the Blue Parrot on Sunday October 4th from 5-9 pm for the Trendy Feria, an event for the entire family, with music, two for one drinks and a display of incredible handmade and local goods, jewelry, clothing and more.  For those wanting to help out the local furry friends of Playa del Carmen, bring dog food to donate to Mi Amigo de la Calle.

Mini Fun Run

Real estate Playa del Carmen, Mini Fun Run, Moskito

A fun and free event for the kids on October 11th.

Get the kiddos out to enjoy a fun Sunday morning, filled with exercise and activity! On October 11th, the second annual Mini Fun Run, sponsored by Moskito Riviera Maya, is being held at the stadium on 10th Avenue, between 30th and 34th street. Participation is free for kids ages 3-12, a 420 meter run with obstacle courses starts at 7:30 AM. Free t-shirt and medal for all participants! Register here.

Wah-Wah’s Beach Bar, October special

Real estate in the Caribbean, Wah Wah October special

Special prices at Wah-Wahs for the entire month of October!

Wah-Wah’s Beach Bar, a local hot spot on the beach and 2nd street, is offering an incredible deal for the month of October, the entire drink menu is 2 x 1, all day and night!  Enjoy live music on the beach, Thursday through Sunday from 1-4 pm, and Thursday through Saturday nightly from 8 -11pm.

October dive workshops

Puerto Aventuras real estate, October dive workshops, Moskito

Great dives and snorkeling Cozumel and Playa del Carmen!

For those with the urge to submerge, Spotted Drum Expeditions, a local dive organization dedicated to the conservation of the Caribbean reefs, is offering some great local dives for the month of October. Reef monitoring, snorkeling scavenger hunts, and underwater trash pickups, in both Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, this is a great opportunity to meet other local divers.


Festival de Vida y Muerte @ Xcaret 

Mexico real estate for sale, Xcaret Day of the Dead, Moskito

Amazing Xcaret Day of the Dead Festival, don’t miss it!

The 10th Annual celebration at Xcaret Eco-park, enjoy traditional food and ceremonies, learning how the Mayan’s honor death. With exhibits, handicrafts and shows to enjoy, special prices are available to residents of Quintana Roo.  Visit Xcaret’s website for more details!

And of course there will be many Halloween and Day of the Dead parties on 5th Avenue, check back with Moskito’s blog mid-October for more information!


Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Real estate Playa del Carmen Mexico – Carcamo Galería Playa

Carcamo Galería Playa - Moskito

Carcamo Galería Playa

Starting this month Moskito brings you a new blog series in which we will be spotlighting a local business, whether it is a restaurant, boutique or art store, Moskito wants to share with you some of the amazing local gems in the area, hoping that we’ll introduce you to a new place to enjoy and frequent during your time in the Riviera Maya.

Mayan Riviera Real Estate, artwork by Carlos Bazan

The owners of Carcamo Galería Playa with the artist

Located in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, on 30th street between 5th and 1st Avenue, you’ll find Carcamo Galería Playa, September’s local business of the month.  If you own Mayan Riviera real estate and are looking to add your own personal touch to your condo or home, there is no better way to do it than with artwork.  And this beautiful gallery has just what you need to fill your walls with color.

This month I attended the opening of a new exhibit at Carcamo Galería Playa, showcasing the work of Carlos Bazan, a 21 year old artist originally from San Cristobal Suchixtlahuaca, in the state of Oaxaca.

Caribbean real estate, Beautiful and vibrant colors - Moskito

Beautiful and vibrant colors!

The gallery and the art both were fantastic, the artist using amazing colors in what he likes to call “magical realism”.  The paintings are filled with beautiful colors that can brighten up any room in your condo or house, artwork featuring trees and animals.

Stop in and visit Carcamo Galería Playa anytime to discover beautiful contemporary art by international artists and to find some beautiful artwork for your real estate in Playa del Carmen or Tulum real estate. “Like” Carcamo Galería Playa on Facebook to keep up to date with the featured artists and their work.


Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Playa del Carmen Real Estate – Great deals under $200K!

Hot deals for the month of September, you can own real estate Playa del Carmen for less than $200K! Great options for sale, whether you are looking to call Playa del Carmen your full time home, wanting to buy a condo or house for a vacation home, or in search of a smart investment with rental potential, here are 3 amazing deals for less than $200K!


Sacpakal houses for sale in Playa del Carmen Mexico, Moskito

Quaint and cozy house in downtown Playa del Carmen!

For those in search of houses for sale in Playa del Carmen, this recently remodeled home is located downtown on a quiet cul-de-sac, a rare find in Riviera Maya real estate, a downtown house. Within walking distance to the beach, 5th Avenue and local restaurants, shops and supermarkets, the price has recently been reduced from $195,000 to $165,000 USD.


Condos in Playa del Carmen, Penthouse in Playacar, Moskito

Penthouse condo in Playacar, lovely pool and gardens, quiet and peaceful complex!

A penthouse condo in one of the most exclusive areas for condos in Playa del Carmen, Lirios is nestled within the gated community of Playacar Phase II. Owners enjoy discounts at the golf course and free use of the Reef Resort’s beach and pool.  Lovely two bedroom penthouse, with private rooftop, for $160,000 USD!

Condo Rioja

Real estate Mexico, furnished three bedroom in Playacar, Moskito

Spacious three bedroom condo, beautiful common areas to enjoy!

A three bedroom condo for less than $200K is unheard of, especially one in such an exclusive area of Playa del Carmen. Condo Rioja is a ground floor unit, being sold fully furnished in Playacar Phase II.  Enjoy the perks of living in this gated community and the meticulously maintained common areas of Rioja.  This three bedroom condo is being sold for $198,000 USD.

These three pieces of real estate Riviera Maya are all priced to sell, for less less than $200,000 USD!!  Your dream home can become a reality with the help of Moskito!

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Caribbean real estate : Islands in the Riviera Maya

Living in paradise, we never tire of exploring different areas of the Riviera Maya. There is always something to do, whether it’s relaxing on the beach right outside of the condos in Playa del Carmen, enjoying the pool at your Tulum real estate, or perhaps taking a small “staycation”, enjoying a weekend away from your Playa del Carmen real estate on a beautiful tropical island. Three gorgeous islands are all just a short drive and ferry ride away, Holbox, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres!


Playa del Carmen Real Estate, Holbox, Moskito

Playa del Carmen real estate, Explore the quaint island of Holbox for a weekend!

Thanks to the new toll road that was just completed last year, the drive to Holbox has been cut from 2.5 hours to only 1! The ferries at Chilaquila start running daily at 5 am and the cost is less than $10 USD. Spend the entire weekend exploring the island, the water is amazing, the village is quaint, and the wildlife is fantastic; whale sharks in the summer, dolphins, turtles and flamingos all year round!



Real estate Riviera Maya, Cozumel,  Moskito

Cozumel; a short 45 minute ferry ride from downtown Playa del Carmen real estate!

From downtown Playa del Carmen, jump on the ferry and head to Cozumel, just a short 45 minutes on the boat and you’ve arrived. Rent a jeep for the day or scooters to explore the island. For scuba divers the protected reef is an incredible place to spend the day, one of the most beautiful and largest reefs in the Western hemisphere.

Isla Mujeres

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Island of Women, a stunning place to take a “stay-cation”

Head north to Cancun to catch the ferry to Isla Mujeres, the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend away.  Enjoy the amazing clear waters in the bay, rent a golf cart and explore the island, make sure to visit Punta Sur (the southern point of the island), there you’ll find a sculpture garden, lighthouse and remains of a temple dedicated to the Mayan goddess of fertility, Ixchel. Bring your camera to get some great pictures!

Three incredible locations for a staycation in paradise, you’ll return to your real estate in Playa del Carmen feeling relaxed and refreshed!

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Real Estate Riviera Maya – September Events

School is back in session, the month of September is a great time of year to return to your piece of Playa del Carmen real estate or Tulum real estate, as the fall season in Canada or the United States brings cooler temperatures, in the Riviera Maya we enjoy beautiful weather all year round.  Here are some great events to enjoy for the month of September.


Houses for sale in Playa del Carmen, Local markets, Moskito

Local markets offering handmade goods and delicious food items, Tuesdays and Fridays!

If you own real estate Playa del Carmen you can enjoy organic markets every Tuesday and Friday, buy local and support your neighbors. Kava Kasa, located on 22nd street between 5th and 10thAvenue, hosts an organic market Tuesday from 11 – 1pm, the Coco Beach market is Friday from 9 am – 12, at Condo Alizes, located on 46thstreet, between 5th Avenue and the beach.


Laughs on 5th Avenue

Real estate Mexico, Stand Up Comedy on 5th Avenue, Moskito

Have a good laugh at Lucky Luciano’s in September!

Spend the night out laughing with friends and family, Lucky Luciano hosts Comedy below sea level every Wednesday and Sunday at 8pm.

Date night

Condos  in Playa del Carmen, date night at El Jardin, Moskito

A romantic evening of beautiful music, Fridays at El Jardin!

Noche de divas, Fridays 6 pm at El Jardin Community Center, located on 20th street between 10th and 15th Avenue, offers beautiful music in a great setting, opera, bolero and jazz. This lovely garden setting is the perfect place for a romantic evening out.

September 19th at Casa del Agua enjoy Mexican Wine Festival, starting at 7pm. Space is limited, call ahead to reserve tickets, prices are $400 pesos for a basic ticket, $700 pesos for the premium.

Tulum Mexico, Wine Festival on 5th Avenue, Moskito

Festival of Mexican Wines at Casa del Agua!

And finally, the month of September Mexico celebrates its independence, watch for celebrations occurring the 15th and 16th of the month! Read more about Mexico’s independence here.

A great month to return to paradise and your real estate in the Caribbean!

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Real estate Playa del Carmen – Two amazing condos at The Fives!

Real estate Playa del Carmen, The Fives Amenities, Moskito

Beautiful amenities to enjoy at The Fives!

Just north of Playa del Carmen, less than 10 minutes from downtown and 5th Avenue, you’ll find The Fives, an incredible property offering condos for sale with resort style living, a great choice for those looking to invest in real estate in the Caribbean. If you love the convenience and amenities of a resort while enjoying your condo in Playa del Carmen, this is the place for you.  The Fives features 7 gourmet restaurants, pool and snack bars, kids’ and teens’ club, spa, gym, an amazing beach to enjoy and more.

Moskito brings you two great options in Caribbean real estate for sale within The Fives; the lease agreement term has been reached and there are no restrictions on the amount of time you can spend in paradise! New units purchase at The Fives are under an 8 year lease, in which owners can use the unit for 8 weeks a year and the rest of the time the unit is part of the rental pool. These two condos in Playa del Carmen can be used as much as you want or you can renew the lease if you are looking for an investment property.

Caribbean real estate, 3 bedroom at the Fives, Moskito

Gorgeous 3 bedroom condo, walk out directly to the pool!

A lovely 3 bedroom condo with an amazing reduced price, originally $449,000 and now for $399,000 USD; this is the last unit of this type available for sale at The Fives. This ground floor unit has the availability to lock-off two of the bedrooms, giving you many different ways to use the condo for rentals. Walk out directly to the pool, from the living space or master bedroom, you can enjoy all the amazing amenities offered by The Fives and use the condo all year round if you prefer.


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Spacious penthouse with private rooftop!

A second option, new to the market, a gorgeous 2 bedroom penthouse, larger than the new units being offered at The Fives and priced to sell.  A second bedroom with separate entrance is great to rent if you don’t need the full space; enjoy the private rooftop, a HUGE area with dining table, outdoor couches, lounge chairs and a daybed, as well as a cold water Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and restroom. Being sold for $449,000 USD!!

Two incredible options in Playa del Carmen real estate, located at The Fives, use as much as you want or renew the rental lease and enjoy the income produced by one of these condos. The Fives is a great choice for investment and a vacation home; you will feel spoiled every single day during your stay!

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate

Caribbean Real Estate – August Events

Great events happening this August in the Riviera Maya, golf, music, movies, and more, stay cool while enjoying your Playa del Carmen real estate or Tulum real estate. Here are some great events that you won’t want to miss!

Great music at Unico Beach Club in Puerto Morelos!

Playa del Carmen real estate, August music in Puerto Morelos, Moskito

Great music at Unico Beach Club in Puerto Morelos!

Venture north to Puerto Morelos and enjoy live music from Jenny and the Mexicats at Unico Beach Club on August 15th. Their only performance in the Riviera Maya, doors open at 4:30, with two opening acts and the main event starting at 9pm.  Tickets can be purchased online or at multiple locations in the Riviera Maya, including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Puerto Morelos. Check Unico’s website for more information.



Houses for sale in Playa del Carmen, Golf Para Todos, Moskito

Golf Para Todos, a great event for everyone at Mayakoba!

The El Camaleón Golf Club at  Mayakoba, one of the premiere golf courses in the Riviera Maya is offering free golf on August 23rd from 2- 4 pm. Golf Para Todos (Golf for everyone) is a monthly program with the goal to teach attendees about golf and the great aspects of a game that can be enjoyed by all ages, for years.


Real estate Riviera Maya, August movies, Moskito

Movies at The Blue Parrot or Parque La Ceiba!

Enjoy outdoor screenings of movies all month offered by El Cine Club. A new venue, just started this past May, enjoy movies in front of the Caribbean on Wednesday nights at the Blue Parrot, located on the beach and 12th street. Movies start at 7:30.  Or head to Parque La Ceiba for the Friday screenings at 8 pm.


Looking to get involved in the community? A great option for local owners of Playa del Carmen real estate, the English speaking Seaside Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch, 12:30 at La Fragata, located on 1st Ave and 26th street. A good way to meet new people and give back to the community, the Playa del Carmen Seaside Rotary’s goal is to help improve the lives and futures of Playa del Carmen’s needy children and families.  Email for more information about this great organization.

Great ways to enjoy August and get involved in the community!

Sarah Benz – Moskito Real Estate