Up & Down the Coast

Welcome to the new monthly newsletter from Sac-Be.com, your source for news, maps and travel information for the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya. After some turbulence, we're looking forward to getting back to our regular monthly email schedule. If have a news item, an event you'd like to promote, an article of interest or a comment to make please email us at info@sac-be.com. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events

April 22nd - Earth Day will be celebrated in Akumal with a series of special events, such as: beach cleaning, kite flying, games and a sandcastle competition, all planned by CEA and Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal.

April 24th - Maggie McKown says, "We are planning on celebrating Children's Day at the library by having an essay contest and then a good match of futbol (soccer) over at the campo. Then we will have refreshments and pinatas!"  Drop in at the Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal and see what the children are doing. You can also Check out Maggie’s blogs or e-mail Maggie for additional information.

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Local News
Courtesy of The Akumalian

Akumal Area, Aktun-Chen - Bahia Principe has moved the highway entrance to Aktun-Chen to the very southern edge of its developing property across the highway, so the entrance to Aktun-Chen is no longer by the bridge or across the highway from the entrance to DIF.  It’s now further down towards Chemuyil, and it is very well marked.  The older entrance was running right through the middle of the new Bahia Principe development and had to be relocated.

Tulum Area, Hardware Store - There is a fantabulous Truber hardware store in Tulum.  Years ago this was just a store front like in Akumal, but now it is a large, air conditioned, well lighted, and well stocked store that is the place to go for hardware.  As you enter the town of Tulum, turn right at the first rotary and go down about three blocks; it's on the right hand side of the road and is hard to miss.  They are expanding and opening another section right beside it with more tools, a la' Black & Decker.

Liqour Store - There now is a small Covi Liquors store on the left side of the highway as you enter Tulum.  It’s about half way between the entrance to the ruins and the first round-about.  There’s no sign yet, but it is right beside a small rustic furniture store.

Of Special Interest
The Secret is Clay

Clay therapy, one of the oldest forms of healing known to man, can be likened to an “energy pill.” The clay absorbs toxins and minerals like lead, mercury, preservatives, alcohol, and cigarette smoke. Just ask Maria Hurley, present-day beauty therapist and physiatrist, who has opened up a spa on Tulum Beach specializing in this ancient substance.

Local Recipes from Steve O

We came upon these wonderful recipes on Bill-in-Tulsa's Message board. We will be adding one a month. We hope you enjoy these as much as others have. The first is a different way to prepare a pork roast

Try A Little Español - While you're in Mexico, it might be fun to try a little Spanish. The people you speak with will be really appreciative of your effort and it might even enhance your Mexican experience!

The Impact of Human Sewage on Tropical Oceans: What You Can Do - Not a pretty title, perhaps. But this article by Rebecca V. Ferrell, PhD, professor of Biology at Metropolitan State College of Denver and researcher at CEA, is of critical importance to those of us who love the Riviera and Costa Maya.

Meet Armando Lorences

Armando is coordinator of the Turtle Protection Program at CEA, and, given the seriousness of the plight of the sea turtles, the recent phenomena that has attacked the young turtles and with the beginning of turtle season just around the corner (May- November) we thought the timing right to make him the first in our profile series.

April 2008  

Community News

What is Montessori Preschool?

The first in a multi-part series about the history, philosophy and teaching of Montessori education.

Tennis Lessons in Akumal

Saturdays and Sundsays starting April 5, 2008. The instructor is Héctor Lugo, at Las Casitas Tennis Courts. Guest, clients, locals - everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

Latin Dancing at Lolha

Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Cumbia, Bachata - with a free basic lesson. Most Saturday Nights at Lolha. Check the board for more information. No cover.

Super Saver September Celebration in Akumal

Our supporters and advertisers tell us that September on the Riviera Maya is slow. To counter this fact, many plan to offer special pricing and other inducements for you to consider visiting in September. Better yet, they're going to advertise these special savings in Sac-Be.com. So now you can create your own Super Saver September Get-Away.

Playa del Carmen

"Playa" is just too large and diverse for Sac-Be.com to provide adequate news and updates at this time. BUT, we do have a recommendation. If you want a website that can fill your need for up to date information about traveling to Playa del Carmen, try www.Playa.info. It has great bulletin boards and people willing to answer all your questions.

Costa Maya

From our own very busy correspondent in Mahahual: "The first part of the board walk is nearly ready... beaches have been extended in town and look more beautiful than ever... She adds, "Will try to update website one of these days...but have been very busy (which is good)."


Sac-be offers free listing of properties along the Riviera Maya. If you would like to have your rental property listed please complete the form on our owner's page. Or, if you are interested in learning more about other advertising opportunities please contact us. The following vacation rental properties were recently listed:

in Akumal

Casa Romero - villa
Casa Blue Tang - townhome
Casa French Angel - townhome
Casa Delfin - villa
Casa De Colores - villa

in Puerto Morelos

Villas Playasol - condo
The Casbah at Casa del Mar - condo

in Tankah

Casa Caribbean Soul - villa
Casa del Perro Feliz - villa
Tankah Inn - small hotel

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