Platinum Sponsors 2009


Buy Playa Real Estate Advisors is an independent Real Estate brokerage covering Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres and the Riviera Maya. Specializing in investment strategies, relocation and commercial acquisition services for foreign buyers, Buy Playa Real Estate Advisors is dedicated to matching extraordinary properties with extraordinary people. Buy Playa also maintains an extensive inventory of both long term and vacation rentals. Whether you are looking for the perfect retirement home, a family vacation retreat or an income producing Real Estate investment opportunity, trust the Real Estate professionals at Buy Playa to help you find that one special property that exceeds all your expectations. Buy Playa is delighted to support this exciting event as a Platinum Sponsor for Taste of Playa 2009

Bric International

Bric International was established in 2004 to meet the growing needs of real estate investors in two popular vacation rental destinations and has now evolved into one of the premier property management and vacation rental companies in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona. Equipped with a professional and knowledgeable staff, BRIC works in cooperation with property owners and visiting guests, offering full service property management services as well as complete vacation rental services for the properties they represent. Committed to an exceptional level of service, the professionals at Bric International carefully select certain properties which match their formula for excellence. With a full service in-house team including, maids, maintenance personnel, accountants, marketing professionals and bilingual reservation hosts and office administrators, all the Bric team members are more than happy to assist both owners and guests at anytime. Bric International is proud to be a Platinum level sponsor of Taste of Playa 2009.

Executive Sponsors 2009


LocoGringo is a long standing internet based information source for the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Cancun and is dedicated to promoting good businesses on the coast and tourism in general. They were the pioneers in internet based information for the area and continue to be a primary information source for current and future visitors to the area. The site is an interactive site that has up to date information on hotels, local events, things to do and first hand recommendations. They have been featured in the New York Times as one of the best internet tourism sites and are currently doing an upgrade on their site to make navigation and information easier. Their forum is very popular with locals and visitors and has up to the minute information on people’s views, what’s happening and trip reports.

Luna Blue Hotel

The Luna Blue Hotel is one of Playa Del Carmen’s most popular boutique hotels. American owners Tony and Cheri have created a tropical hideaway that captures the soul of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The Luna Blue Hotel has received’s prestigious Travelers’ Choice Award and an Outside Magazine Travel Award and has been recommended by NBC’s Today Program, and the New York Post. The Luna Blue Bar offers an oasis in Playa’s busy resort area where one can sip cool drinks next to a jungle waterfall or spend an evening sitting on swings beneath a palm-thatched roof listening to mellow music. As travel writer Joshua Hinsdale said, the Luna Blue has “a lost in time quality that’s not easy to find in a modern resort destination.” We at the Luna Blue are proud to be an Executive Chef Sponsor of the First Annual Taste of Playa.

One Stop Real Estate

Whether you are moving to, or investing in the Riviera Maya let One Stop Real Estate help you make it a smooth transition and welcome you to paradise. Owners, Shawn Bandick from Canada, and Jorge Penkoff have put their extensive business experience and area expertise together to serve you. They and their very professional support team are ready to provide One Stop service for you and your needs. One Stop Real Estate have been helping friends and clients find their dream homes here in the Mayan Riviera since before fifth avenue was paved, we can help you find yours too. One Stop Real Estate is delighted to support the Playa Del Carmen community by sponsoring the Caballeros American Football team and the Taste of Playa.

North American Standards

North American Standards Property Management ("NAS") specializes in Playa del Carmen vacation rentals and property management. Founded, owned and operated by Matt Weatherbee and Allan Lockhart, NAS seeks to distinguish itself by providing the quality of care clients expect from a major property management firm as well as the personal attention clients require from a dedicated manager. Unlike many larger companies, NAS focuses solely on Playa del Carmen property management and vacation rentals. Through thistype of tailored service NAS aims to cultivate long lasting client relationships.

Alter Ego

ALTER EGO is the most important upscale tourism publication in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. With an elegant, original and easy to read format, ALTER EGO has the highest number of readers in the area and offers topics of general interest, the latest trends in internationally prestigious brands, the finest services and the best in gastronomy, wines, fine watches, jewels, spas, golf, yachts, luxury cars, luxury Real Estate and important events, as well as entertainment for the most demanding traveler.

El Directorio Telefonico de Playa del Carmen

El Directorio Telefonico de Playa del Carmen is a locally owned and operated publication, concerned about the welfare of our beautiful city and the hard working citizens that keep it keep it going. The Playa del Carmen Phonebook is the only publication complete with a Restaurant Guide, Nightlife Guide, Health Care Guide and Real Estate Guide in addition to its over 4,000 business listings. We have proudly created the strongest and most effective Directory in Playa del Carmen and will continue working towards the most efficient Phonebook our users can find.

VIP Level Sponsors 2009
Wicky´s Restaurant and Beach Club

Opening in December 2009, Wicky´s Restaurant and Beach Club brings a sophisticated and elegant dining experience to the beach with a focus on fresh seafood and prime USDA steaks.

Sous Chef Level Sponsors 2009


Thermic Insulation and Pre-insulated pipes for cooling and air conditioning applications.


PromoMap@ offering mexico travel maps for the best dining, adventure, shopping and entertainment spots.

ricardo valle

Ricardo Del Valle Prieto Valencia - Helping People Make Business in Mexico - Immigration, Licenses, Permits, Companies

DJ Somos

DJ SOMOS, a World Music DJ of Puerto Rican decent raised in Chicago and now resident of Playa del Carmen, is happy to contribute his eclectic, global music experience within the cross-cultural celebration that is Taste Of Playa!

Pastry Chef Level Sponsors 2009
Abyss Dive Center
In The Roo

Puerto Aventuras Info

Acanto Condo Hotel

Hotel Rana Cansada

Cocos Cat Rescue

Carrera & Asociados

Jocks, A Men's Shop

Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an


MSM Rentals


Committee Volunteers 2009
Judy Long Photography
Raya Impresion Digital
Yoga By The Way
imix creative
Michelle Cook Design