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MidwestGirl 08-07-2019 01:30 PM

**Official** Dave & Tim Mexico 2020
 
Here we go!

https://daveandtimrivieramaya.com/

08.07.19
Dave And Tim Announce Destination Event In Riviera Maya, Mexico

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds have announced the dates for their fourth annual outing to Mexico. The all-inclusive concert vacation, presented in partnership with CID Presents, will take place over Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-16, 2020 at a new location, Moon Palace Cancķn. Travelers will enjoy three nights of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performing on the beach, with special guests to be announced at a later date.

For the first time, all guests will be able to stay at one resort complex located just 15 minutes away from the Cancun International Airport. Ranked amongst the best in the region on TripAdvisor, Moon Palace will provide guests with a wide range of upgraded accommodations and dining options. This oceanfront sanctuary offers magnificent rooms, all-inclusive food and drink, 24-hour concierge service, relaxing pools, on-site restaurants and bars, as well as plenty of activities on both land and sea, including the luxurious AWE Spa and signature 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course (additional fees may apply). Packages will be available at both Moon Palace as well as the newer section of the resort - The Grand at Moon Palace - for those looking for five-star accommodations.

An online presale for Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya 2020 will begin on Tuesday, August 13, at 1:00 PM ET. Click here for details about the presale.

Warehouse members will be granted early access to Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya!

Your presale password will be available via your Warehouse account on the day and time designated below. Please click here for more information about the Warehouse presale.

Tuesday, August 13th at 1pm ET – Warehouse members from inception to 12/31/09
Wednesday, August 14th at 1pm ET – Warehouse members from 1/1/10 – present
All-inclusive vacation packages will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 16th at 1pm ET.


Visit daveandtimrivieramaya.com for full event details, and start planning your Caribbean concert vacation today! See you in Mexico!

joeyray34 08-07-2019 01:34 PM

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think this might be the year i finally do this!

Prezzy 08-07-2019 01:39 PM

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Attended year one and had an absolute blast. Would love to do it again. Hopefully better food options at the Moon palace.

CDN-DMBfan 08-07-2019 02:39 PM

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Was disappointed to not go last year but other plans got in the way. Might just have to pull the trigger on it.

These prices don't include flight though do they?

BustedAdam 08-07-2019 03:26 PM

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Hope they can solve their stinky seaweed problem by then...

Fpuonpko 08-07-2019 03:41 PM

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I am really considering this. What are good flight options? And when is the best time to buy? I would assume that the weekend this is being held on will be a HUGE flight weekend due to the extended vacation many have. Anyone have a tip/guide as well people used for the last 3 years for things to bring, to do, etc.

And finally, if going solo (Trying to convince friends currently) - is anyone here open to splitting costs???

Based on what I saw...
5 night (2 people) $3,149
5 night (3 people) $2,769
5 night (4 people) $2,559


I wouldn't have a problem saving ~700 and sharing a room with 3 other people lol

BustedAdam 08-07-2019 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BustedAdam (Post 17518311)
Hope they can solve their stinky seaweed problem by then...

Oh man, ,after reading reviews of this place I really might have to reconsider. Not trying to be sold a time share every 10 minutes and the seaweed is a big issue right now. Really wish they wouldnt have switched resorts...

MidwestGirl 08-07-2019 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by CDN-DMBfan (Post 17518262)
Was disappointed to not go last year but other plans got in the way. Might just have to pull the trigger on it.

These prices don't include flight though do they?

Flight is not included

MidwestGirl 08-07-2019 03:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Fpuonpko (Post 17518325)
I am really considering this. What are good flight options? And when is the best time to buy? I would assume that the weekend this is being held on will be a HUGE flight weekend due to the extended vacation many have. Anyone have a tip/guide as well people used for the last 3 years for things to bring, to do, etc.

And finally, if going solo (Trying to convince friends currently) - is anyone here open to splitting costs???

Based on what I saw...
5 night (2 people) $3,149
5 night (3 people) $2,769
5 night (4 people) $2,559


I wouldn't have a problem saving ~700 and sharing a room with 3 other people lol

If you join the FB group there are generally a lot of people looking for roommates. Many people have had great success in previous years

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dave...icofans/about/

flames_theman 08-07-2019 04:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Fpuonpko (Post 17518325)
I am really considering this. What are good flight options? And when is the best time to buy? I would assume that the weekend this is being held on will be a HUGE flight weekend due to the extended vacation many have. Anyone have a tip/guide as well people used for the last 3 years for things to bring, to do, etc.

And finally, if going solo (Trying to convince friends currently) - is anyone here open to splitting costs???

Based on what I saw...
5 night (2 people) $3,149
5 night (3 people) $2,769
5 night (4 people) $2,559


I wouldn't have a problem saving ~700 and sharing a room with 3 other people lol


I think that price is per person, not a total for the whole group.

tubaguy1145 08-07-2019 06:04 PM

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I attended year one and three and both were an absolute blast. Anyone on the fence should pull the trigger, you won’t regret it. Glad they switched venues (just because I’d done the Barcelo twice), I hope the new place is as nice.

jenhen27 08-07-2019 09:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BustedAdam (Post 17518326)
Oh man, ,after reading reviews of this place I really might have to reconsider. Not trying to be sold a time share every 10 minutes and the seaweed is a big issue right now. Really wish they wouldnt have switched resorts...


Was actually just reading the reviews. That is really disappointing. I heard that the amphitheater from prior years is being remodeled or the area around it is being remodeled and that is why they had to pick a different location. Maybe the seaweed recedes in the winter?

MidwestGirl 08-08-2019 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jenhen27 (Post 17518459)
Was actually just reading the reviews. That is really disappointing. I heard that the amphitheater from prior years is being remodeled or the area around it is being remodeled and that is why they had to pick a different location. Maybe the seaweed recedes in the winter?



Itís hard to say if itís a seasonal/summer thing, or a climate change/nature patterns thing. I will say seaweed was bad in the Barcelo beach the second half of last years trip. While it was noticeable it didnít impact my trip.

Overall the Moon Palace has much better reviews than the Barcelo.

MidwestGirl 08-08-2019 01:01 AM

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Iím in for my 3rd trip if I can figure out vacation time and finances.....


For anyone on the fence, the past trips have been well worth it.

CAM41 08-08-2019 07:38 AM

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You called it with the Crash My Playa promoter location change, Cheryl!
Last year was an amazing trip, and I’m excited for a different hotel. I thought the hotel staff did a good job cleaning up the seaweed. Now if there was something they could’ve done about the wind that last day..that was wild and I’m from Chicago!

timmys24 08-08-2019 10:23 AM

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My wife and I did an anniversary trip to the Moon Palace in 2015 and loved it. The resort is closer to the airport and the beach there isn't one you really hang out on, it's more of a hang out at the pool kind of place. I obviously can't speak to current seaweed issues.

The time share selling wasn't bad. You just basically say no thanks when they push at check in and that was it.

Overall, we had a great experience. Food at all the restaurants was good to very good, staff was great and thought the pools were nice and very well maintained. From personal experience, I would recommend this location.

I have never been to Barcelo so I can't compare the two, but wanted to share my experience at MP.

BustedAdam 08-08-2019 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by timmys24 (Post 17518658)
My wife and I did an anniversary trip to the Moon Palace in 2015 and loved it. The resort is closer to the airport and the beach there isn't one you really hang out on, it's more of a hang out at the pool kind of place. I obviously can't speak to current seaweed issues.

The time share selling wasn't bad. You just basically say no thanks when they push at check in and that was it.

Overall, we had a great experience. Food at all the restaurants was good to very good, staff was great and thought the pools were nice and very well maintained. From personal experience, I would recommend this location.

I have never been to Barcelo so I can't compare the two, but wanted to share my experience at MP.

Thanks for posting, that makes me feel better. Any ideas on how the stage set up is there, is it still on the beach or is it in a more permanent structure?

MidwestGirl 08-08-2019 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by CAM41 (Post 17518568)
You called it with the Crash My Playa promoter location change, Cheryl!
Last year was an amazing trip, and Iím excited for a different hotel. I thought the hotel staff did a good job cleaning up the seaweed. Now if there was something they couldíve done about the wind that last day..that was wild and Iím from Chicago!

Thanks!!
I am also excited about the new location.
Almost all online reviews show that Moon Palace is a much nicer resort than Barcelo - cleaner, better accommodations, and BETTER FOOD!

The reviews of the beach are terrible, I'll miss the ocean soundcheck, but other than that we spent all day at the pool anyways.

DMB24Illini 08-08-2019 01:03 PM

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If I can't decide to go for a few months -- is it possible to find a room to join via that Facebook group? Or are name changes not possible? (i'd basically be looking to take over someone's open space probably)

CDN-DMBfan 08-08-2019 05:23 PM

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We were at the Hard Rock resort last summer for a famil vacation and they had a seaweed problem during our stay. For whatever reason, for three days the little lagoon bay beach (those who have stayed there know what I mean) was swamped with seaweed. The staff worked night and day to clear it by bagging it and lugging it off site. I think it’s just a fact of life there.

BustedAdam 08-08-2019 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by CDN-DMBfan (Post 17519172)
We were at the Hard Rock resort last summer for a famil vacation and they had a seaweed problem during our stay. For whatever reason, for three days the little lagoon bay beach (those who have stayed there know what I mean) was swamped with seaweed. The staff worked night and day to clear it by bagging it and lugging it off site. I think itís just a fact of life there.

Oh what the hell! Iím in. Just rejoined the warehouse for a 10th time. Wife and I will be there. Looking at a standard 4 night package. If anyone has any feedback on what to request for rooms (sunrise or Nizuc, not doing The Grand). Also, I will be curious to learn about stage setup, read some thing about previous shows there that werenít very kind.

Wife and I will be celebrating 10 years and mean turning 37 on 2/16. Looking forward to partying with you all.

birdsfan09 08-09-2019 08:21 AM

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I wonder if flights will be more expensive since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend.

timmys24 08-09-2019 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by BustedAdam (Post 17518695)
Thanks for posting, that makes me feel better. Any ideas on how the stage set up is there, is it still on the beach or is it in a more permanent structure?

I do not know for sure but Dead & Co. will be there in Jan, and supposedly details for their shows has been sent and the stage setup is on the beach near the Grand.

Also, I think it's good news Dead & Co. will be there a month earlier. Work out any kinks.

BustedAdam 08-09-2019 09:16 AM

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Southwest doesnt have their flights posted yet but for us (coming from Missouri) it was about $1600-$1700 round trip for 2.

YouNeverKnow25 08-09-2019 09:18 AM

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800-850 a person is the best you could do to fly to freaking cancun?!

BustedAdam 08-09-2019 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by timmys24 (Post 17519453)
I do not know for sure but Dead & Co. will be there in Jan, and supposedly details for their shows has been sent and the stage setup is on the beach near the Grand.

Also, I think it's good news Dead & Co. will be there a month earlier. Work out any kinks.

Good call. See Dead and Co a few times, that’s sure to be amazing as well.

BustedAdam 08-09-2019 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by YouNeverKnow25 (Post 17519455)
800-850 a person is the best you could do to fly to freaking cancun?!

Yep, for right now. Thatís leaving on a Thursday morning and coming back in a Monday. Unless there is some secret trick to finding better flights. Iím in no rush to book flights though.

YouNeverKnow25 08-09-2019 09:23 AM

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the secret trick is not to pay 800-850 a person the day the concerts are announced.

BustedAdam 08-09-2019 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by YouNeverKnow25 (Post 17519464)
the secret trick is not to pay 800-850 a person the day the concerts are announced.

Ha. I didnít buy. Just searched flights.

sheman10 08-09-2019 09:33 AM

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Most airlines don't book this far out, and the ones that are available will be pretty expensive. I plan on checking in a month or two


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