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A Visitor's Guide to Mexico's Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Beyond


This section is devoted to the thousands of things there are to do when visiting the Yucatán.

Ziggy's Beach Club Tulum 2015: Beach Clubs of Tulum

Updated by Mari Pintkowski

rio_lagartos3.jpg A Nostalgic Look at Pueblos in the Yucatán Peninsula

by Mari Pintkowski

Lionfish Lionfish Hunting in Akumal, Ongoing Stats and Information

A dedicated group of divers has made it their mission to control the number of lionfish in the area.

paa_mul_camp2.jpg Top 5 Places to Camp on the Riviera Maya

by Lisa Love Juliot


Not always known for the quality of its restaurants, the Yucatán, from Cancún south to Xcalak and inland to Izamal, has improved dramatically over the years. If you have a favorite restaurant you'd like to review, please drop us a line.

Barb Eller's Cucina Cucina Classica on Cozumel

A Taste of Italy by Barbara Eller

xoximilco.jpg Xoximilco Cancún

The newest attraction from the group that brought you Xcaret and Xel-Ha

Ziggy's Beach Club Tulum Ziggy's Restaurant Review

Ziggy's Restaurant and Beach Club is located on Tulum Beach.


We are always encouraging our readers to help local causes through support, donations and volunteerism. We also like to use this section to share good news about those who have helped. If you have news about local causes, please share them with us.

The Mexican conservation authorities have announced a 50% reduction in capacity for the Whale Shark season. Due to the large number of participants in 2013–2014, they felt it necessary to reduce the boat/people pressure on the feeding Whale Sharks.


Kokoro was born about August 2014 and came to the shelter in October 2014. He was rescued by a volunteer and came to PAR when space became available. Although slightly shy at first, Kokoro warms up very quickly and is a very sweet boy who loves everyone. Kokoro is neutered and current on all vaccinations. For more information about Kokoro, or any of the dogs of Playa Animal Rescue, please email Pat at pat@playaanimalrescue.org.

hekabbe_6-15.jpg Hekab Be Library Summer Program

2015 Fundraiser for the Akumal program

save_children_6-15.jpg News from Save the Children, Tulum

by Aline Libassi


The lodging possibilities in the Yucatán are nearly infinite. Combine the sheer number of hotels, villas, condos and resorts with the variety of locales, and the job of a reviewer is a lifetime gig. Here are just a few examples.

Azul Riviera Azul Riviera 2014 Review

Incredible villa located on Yal-Ku Lagoon, Akumal

Cabanas tulum sign Cabañas Tulum and Ziggy's Beach Club

2014 Review

casacaribea.jpg Casa Caribe 2014 Review

Small boutique B&B in Puerto Morelos

yebo tree Club Yebo

A great location in Playa and very reasonable

hotel laguna bacalar Hotel Laguna Bacalar

by Lydia Linton Pontius

macancheext.jpg Hotel Macan ché – A Tropical Retreat in a City

Izamal's urban B&B oasis

Sponsor Picks of the Month

Villa Morelos II

Buy Playa

Yes! You can own your own home on the Riviera Maya for just $59,900 USD!! These affordable duplex style homes in Puerto Morelos have a kitchen, dining room/living room, 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom on one level. The homes also have a back patio/service area for laundry and a small garden space which could be easily enclosed to accommodate family pets. Each home is designed to accommodate a 2nd story, affording space for up to 4 bedrooms. The homes are offered UNFURNISHED but otherwise are ready to move in. Affordable furniture packages are available upon request.

fireworks display

Hotel Akumal Caribe

Every day in July is the 4th.
Get 10% off rack rates, for stays between July 1st and 31st. Just mention Sac-Be's 4th of July Special.

spider monkey in punta laguna Mexico

Akumal Villas

This area was begun by two "chicleros" brothers in the 1950s and gained national recognition in 2002 as a National Protected Area with the official name of Otoch Ma'ax Yetel Kooh (the home of the spider monkey and the puma). The Punta Laguna Spider Monkey Preserve needs your help. This wonderful place full of animals, just north of Cobá, is under development pressure. Please visit the monkeys and offer your support.

Tulum Beach at La Zebra

Tulum Beach at La Zebra

Explore the Yucatan:
Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and Beyond

Taking its name from the ancient Maya meaning "white road," Sac-Be.com hopes to set you off on your own unique path to experiencing the Riviera Maya, Costa Maya and the jungle world of the ancient Maya. You'll find articles on everything from beaches of the Yucatan to environmental concerns, from a host of contributors - professional writers and amateurs alike. We'll tell you about the major destinations of the Mayan Riviera, with articles for the first-time visitor. You'll also find stories about some of the interesting people who call the area home.

Rescue of Matancero video
Akumal 50 years ago: Rescue of Matanceros
Selva Maya Ziplining
Selva Maya Ziplining
azul riviera video
Azul Riviera in Akumal
Taj-Kumal video
Taj-Kumal in Akumal
Reserva El Triunfo, Chiapas
Reserva El Triunfo, Chiapas

Book an All-Inclusive Riviera Maya vacation for your family to enjoy and get some much needed time for relaxing.

Akumal Villas


Cabanas Tulum

La Selva Mariposa