First edition


The best worldwide dance and symphonic music in the Mexican Caribbean.

PAAX GNP is an annual international music and performing arts festival located in the Mexican Caribbean paradise. Beyond being a unique festival, it is a complete experience that during five days will bring together at the seashore extraordinary international artists, renowned in concerts of symphonic music, new choreographies and world premieres. In this first edition, for the first time in history, The Impossible Orchestra will gather and the new symphony by Arturo Márquez, composed especially for this orchestra, will be premiered. In addition, the Festival commissioned several new works, including a ballet, a symphonic work and the violin arrangements of Abbey Road. It will also be the premiere of The Silence of Sound, a clown show of symphonic music created by Alondra de la Parra and Gabriela Muñoz, Chula the Clown.

From Alondra de la Parra to Nemanja Radulović. From The Impossible Orchestra to Abbey Road. From Chula the Clown in The Silence of Sound to the principal dancers of the Royal Ballet in Romeo and Juliet and a pas de deux from Like Water for Chocolate by Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer in residence, inspired by the novel by Mexican Laura Esquivel.

For 5 days, your eyes will see the most beautiful sea in the world. Your ears will hear the best music on the planet. Your mouth will taste the best food in Mexico. Nowhere else in the world can it all come together in such an extraordinary and unique way. This is the PAAX GNP FESTIVAL, and this is limitless music.


What does PAAX mean?

Paax means music in Maya, but also peace in Latin. The festival is music and movement, but music is also understood as peace of the human being with the world, with society, and with themselves. Music unites us with what is different, it makes us diverse, plural, better.


The Paax GNP Festival is an experience in which creativity and talent take us on a journey that spreads the excitement of life through the performing arts seen in a revolutionary way: exceptional talent, masterpieces, artistic richness and variety, and creative innovation in one of the most spectacular places in the world: Xcaret, Mexico. 

This Festival is the seed of a new community of music and dance lovers, a space where you can live a limitless experience. This is #limitlessmusic.


2022 marks the birth of the Paax GNP Festival. The best of the performing arts in the Mexican Caribbean, organized by ELEKIN ARTS, with the vision of Alondra de la Parra as artistic director and the support of GNP, making this festival one of the most important classical music events in the world.

GNP Seguros

GNP Seguros is the Mexican multi-branch insurance company with 120 years of experience in the insurance sector. It is part of one of the most important business conglomerates in Mexico, GRUPO BAL, which is made up of prestigious institutions that stand out in each of their sectors: insurance, pensions, financial, commercial, industrial and educational.