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Seasonal Events
2008 Turtle Season is Here

CEA is posting Weekly Turtle Numbers. 2008 Turtle Season is Here Ė be sure to keep track of the number of nests by check in with CEA. And do your part to help protect the turtles

Local News
Reported by The Akumalian

Akumal Council Meeting - Akumal property owners should make every effort to attend (or send a personal representative) to the General Assembly of the Akumal Council on Friday, June 27th. While the Agenda has not been released yet, one can only expect that the new Tulum Municipality will be very high on said Agenda.

Things To Do
A Place for Spider Monkeys

(courtesy of Yucatan Living) - I donít think itís any secret that my husband loves monkeys. I mean really, really loves them. For some kids, the wish every year at Christmas is for a puppy. Others, like me, become obsessed with horses. For Rob, it was all about the monkeys and itís an interest he has held onto even into adulthood...

Of Special Interest
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. This month's recipe is for Coctel de Camarones.

Group Travel Part 3 - We have found that people rave about their group travel experiences, especially those who were hesitant to even consider traveling with others.

Lessons in Nature Along the Mariposa Trail

My husband, Lou, and I have had a lifetime of learning from nature during the four years we have lived in the village of Macario Gomez in the Yucatan. We moved to our jungle hidaway, La Selva Mariposa, from Vail, Colorado, in June 2005 to resettle near Tulum on the fashionable Mayan Riviera.


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 South Akumal

Casa Playa del Caribe - a fabulous 4 bedroom 4 bath home just outside of Akumal. It is located right on the beach and has a spectacular view of the ocean. There is a natural reef about 400 yards out that makes the conditions perfect for snorkeling and splashing around.

in Xcalak

Casa Carolina - Sunrise over the'll revel in its splendor from your balcony at Casa Carolina. If the other end of the day is more to your liking, the star-filled sky will dazzle you. Enjoy both while swinging in the hammock on your balcony at Casa Carolina.

June 2008  

Community News

Summer School Begins in Akumal

Starting July 14, Hekab Be Library will begin its summer program for local children ages 5 and up. We anticipate having as many as 70 children in three age groups: 5-7 year olds (beginning readers); 8-11 year olds (intermediate readers); and ages 12 and up (advanced readers).

What is Montessori Preschool? Part 3

"The objects that surround children should be attractive and concrete for the child. The childrenís house [preschool classroom] should be pleasant and well cared for in all respects. Itís almost possible to say that there is a mathematical relationship between the beauty of what surrounds a child and the childís activity..."
- Maria Montessori

Telesecundaria "JOS… VASCONCELOS" and Biblioteca FRIDA KHALO

Biblioteca Frida Khalo has its official Grand Opening in May 2008

Playa del Carmen

VIDAS ( Veterinarios Internacionales Dedicados a Animales Sanos) will be holding two free Spay and Nuetering clinics. Playa del Carmen August 9-12 and Puerto Morelos August 14 & 15.

Did You Know?

Hurricane Season began on June 1 - Those of us who live near the coast can't escape the beginning of storm season. But for those of you who live inland and who follow weather events as they relate to the Riviera Maya, here's a list of names for this year's storms.

Spanish is easier than you think - Just give it a try.

Summers are Spectacular but nothing beats the Sac-Be September Super Savers!!!

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