Experience

Playing in the Sand

With great pleasure, we present the second installment of Dead & Company Playing in the Sand, 4- or 5-night all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico featuring three nights of Dead & Company in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Our one of a kind concert venue sits along the Caribbean, providing an incredible backdrop for this very special, and very intimate event. The weekend’s performances take place at the Barceló Maya Grand, an all-inclusive resort sitting on a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach. You can reserve a room at the Barceló, or choose to stay at one of our other hand-selected resorts. Each resort features a variety of restaurants, multiple bars and daily activities, all included in your package price. Spend your days lounging by the pool and beach, or explore the nearby town of Tulum. Partake in exciting off-site adventures or sleep off the night before while soaking up some sun. Prepare yourselves for a real good time.

Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is a famous section of coastline along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, stretching from Puerto Morales in the North, to Tulum in the South. Surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, the Riviera Maya is a place rich in history and culture, built upon breathtaking and diverse landscapes. From jungle to coast, witness magnificent barrier reefs, ancient Mayan ruins and more. There is no shortage of sites to see or adventures to embark on throughout this spectacular region of Mexico.

Built in the 13th century, the coastal city of Tulum was once a thriving trading center of the Mayan civilization. It was one of the last cities that remained inhabited by the Mayans (surviving 70 years after the Spanish occupation) and is one of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in the Yucatan. Nowadays, Tulum is famous for its sugar white sandy beaches, crystal waters plus a great restaurant and bar scene boasting authentic local cuisine. Every year, visitors flock to Tulum to explore the ruins and wander along the gorgeous beaches. Tulum is a can’t-miss destination during your Playing in the Sand trip.

The Venue

Each night, concertgoers are greeted by a line of highly-trained beverage distribution specialists: enjoy as many complimentary drinks as you can (politely) grab. From there, experience traditional and not-so-traditional entertainments as you wander to our main stage, which sits on a beautiful stretch of beach just feet from the Caribbean. Once inside the venue, we’ll munch on regional fare including tacos and nightly rotating vegetarian options mixed with some of your favorite snacks and desserts. Roaming wait staff will keep the beverages flowing all night long so you don’t even need to move to refuel! One of a kind custom event merchandise will be available for purchase so you can take a piece of the beach home with you (figuratively, not literally, leave the beach where it is please!)

The Resorts

We’ve hand selected nine of the Riviera Maya’s finest resorts for Playing in the Sand 2019. Each property is located along the Caribbean Sea and offers a variety of magnificent rooms, relaxing pools, on-site restaurants and bars, as well as plenty of activities on both land and sea. Learn more about your home away from home by visiting our packages page!

Activities

Whether you’re looking to tan on the beach or cool off by the pool, select resorts offer a selection of exciting activities for you to take part in during the day, free of charge. Our full list of daily activities will be announced in the coming months, but here’s a taste:

  • Tequila Tastings – sample and learn about Mexico’s favorite adult beverage
  • Craft Beer Tastings – learn about our local partners at Akumal Brewery while wetting your lips with their full collection of beers
  • Bowling – battle it out to become the ‘king pin’ of Playing in the Sand. There can only be one. New for 2019: Late Night Bowling!
  • Daily Yoga Sessions – early morning yoga in an open air environment
  • Beach Games – ladder ball, corn hole and more will be provided for your gaming pleasure
  • Late Night Karaoke – “oooooh, we’re living on a prayer”

Adventures

Playing in the Sand offers a wide variety of incredible off-site adventures. Explore the best of Mexico’s amazing natural treasures and ancient history. These opportunities are completely optional and transportation is included. Check out the Adventures page to get a taste of what’s available. Beware: limited space is available for all 2019 adventures!