April 2013 – #61

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Spring is here and so is Turtle Season. As always, we want to remind everyone to protect the mothers and their nests, and the hatchlings.

It is also almost time for the airlines to start their embargo regulations. In May, when it gets too hot, animals are not allowed to travel in cargo. If you are flying to the U.S. or Canada in the next week, please consider escorting an animal to its forever home.

Just In: from Michele Kinnon - "Over the past few days, I have been helping to solicit online signatures for a campaign to reform the current animal welfare laws in Quintana Roo. As many of our readers are English speakers, we have had the document translated so that everyone can keep up to date with these initiatives and, hopefully, lend their support to this movement. The petition is somewhat lengthy but worth reading through in its entirety." Read more about reforming animal welfare laws in Quintana Roo and sign the petition.

What's New

Reflected in this schedule is a week-by-week look at what Yoga en Akumal is planning. The website will stay current, so please check there for the most accurate class schedules

A reminder, for those of you who love Akumal, is that The Akumalian is the best way to keep up on comings, goings, and lots of information about happenings.

beach_front_4-13.jpg New Reform on Property Ownership in Mexican Tourist Areas by Foreigners

Initiative to reform Article 27 of the Mexican Constitution

Polo in Puerto Morelos Puerto Morelos Prepares for 7th Annual Copa del Rey Polo Tournament

at El Rey Polo Country Club, just 20 minutes south of Cancun

Rotary Club Rubber Ducky Regatta in Cancun MOVED to May 12

Rotary Playa del Carmen Seaside

whaleshark1.jpg Whale Sharks Are Returning to Cancún

Ocean's largest fish will arrive mid-May

Michele Kinnon Turtle Season Is Here - Tips to Help

by Michele Kinnon

New Articles

Sac-Be.com is so proud of our contributing writers! We welcome articles on all sorts of topics.

Baseball season is here. Meet the players of the Delfine team. And learn more about how people are going to bat for them.

taj1_4-13.jpg A Tour of Taj-Kumal in Akumal

The only rental villa located on Akumal Bay

Do Your Research

Find reputable companies to contact before your trip.

sian2_4-13.jpg Sian Ka'an at Sunset

Into the biosphere with a Maya community tour group


Sac-Be.com's mission is Promoting and Protecting this piece of Paradise, as we educate people about sustainability. To show we support your willingness to help area organizations, we are continuing to offer 10% of all advertising sales to the organization of your choice on the Yucatan Peninsula!

Who will join me to commit a monthly donation of $50 to fund the salary for the new vet at Tierra de Animales?? We need a committed group of "Angels" to sign up to donate this amount (or more!) per month via my foundation, Lost Dog Foundation. This is vital; we need to be able to have the money steadily for a MODEST salary (not very much at all compared to a vet in the U.S. or Canada). Please sign up; it will make all the difference in the world to have a full-time vet and make huge differences in the lives and health of the current dogs and many, many generations to come. (Here is the link to sign up monthly. Please note TDA ANGELS in the comment box in PayPal.) THANKS!!!!


Sac-Be offers free listings for properties along the Riviera Maya and Costa 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.

Hotel Akumal Caribe

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If you have an event coming up and would like us to post it on our Events Page or promote it in our newsletter, please let us know.

Michele Kinnon of BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors maintains an events calendar for the Riviera Maya. In addition, we will gladly post your events if you give us notice by emailing your event dates, location and a brief description to info@justimagine.net.

WaterART Fitness International, Inc. will be holding certifications workshops and classes Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2013.

Costa Maya Living Tulum Beach house

Pets of the Month


Frida was found near Playa Animal Rescue, with injuries to her hind leg and hip. She was taken for examination and x-rays, and we are fairly certain that she will heal without casting or surgery. She is about 4 months old and a very sweet girl who would fit into any home perfectly.


Hi, I am Paulina, a yellow Lab, and I would love to find a forever home. I have been at the sanctuary for over a year now, and I like to play very much with my friends. But I really want a family of my own. I would be okay as an only dog. I am about 3 years old so I don't need constant entertainment or anything, just a nice bed and some humans to love me. Will you adopt me? Contact TdA if you would like to adopt Paulina.

Need help transporting dogs

There is limited time because of weather to transport these animals.

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