Escape to the tropics for the ultimate vacation!

Music at Closer to the Sun

Closer to the Sun returns to the Hard Rock Riviera Maya bringing your favorite musicians to multiple stages in paradise. Grab your floatie and spend the afternoons at the Heaven beach then hit the Concert Courtyard with your crew. The Main Stage is a unique setting intimate enough for you to ride the rail but big enough to give everyone plenty of dancing room. Head to Stairway to Heaven to close out the night with a killer lineup of late night shows.

Slightly Stoopid (3 shows)

Dirty Heads (2 shows) • Stephen Marley (1 show) • Stick Figure (2 shows) • SOJA (2 shows)
Toots & The Maytals (1 show) • Tribal Seeds (1 show)
Don Carlos w/ The Soul Syndicate Band Celebrating 50 Years of Music (1 show)
Fortunate Youth (2 shows) • Chali 2na & Cut Chemist (2 shows)
Alborosie (Acoustic) (1 show) • Boogie Brothers (2 shows)


Between waking up in paradise and incredible shows every night comes a packed schedule of curated activities to bring fans and artists together. Start your day with yoga overlooking the ocean, test your poker face, or grab your crew for our annual Closer to the Rim 3-on-3 tournament. With fun programming ranging from artist-hosted contests, poolside games, and cooking challenges – there’s something for everyone.

Theme Nights

Tap into your wild side and go all out with the Closer to the Sun theme night! Show off your creativity and plan a group costume or go at it on your own. 2019 official theme nights are here – make sure to leave room in your suitcase for all those fun costume items!


Grab a snorkeling mask and head out on a Catamaran for the day or swing through the lush jungle into a local cenote. Soak in the culturally rich Riviera Maya as we spend four days & nights in Mexico close to attractions in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Check out the 2019 excursions and start booking your adventures.

Home Away From Home

Go big or go home? Challenge accepted. This free flowing resort is like two resorts in one – split down the middle by the Main Stage in our Concert Courtyard. Each side of the resort has its own vibe, the Heaven side is a bit more rock n roll, the Hacienda side for guests of all ages. Closer to the Sun will take over both sides – check out everything our winter vacation destination has to offer!