June 2012 – #52

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Up & Down the Coast

Summertime is approaching and it is hurricane season. Our U.S. office has already experienced the warning signs of two tropical storms, Alberto and Beryl, but felt nothing but gentle breezes. May that be the case for all of us this year!

It is also turtle season and according to Centro Ecologico Akumal(CEA) we can expect hatchlings any day now! If you have never gone on one of their turtle walks, this is the perfect time of year to do one! (photo courtesy of CEA)

What's New

Reflected in this schedule is a week-by-week look at what Yoga en Akumal is planning. The Web site 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.

If you live in, or are vacationing near, Playa Del Carmen, check out BuyPlaya's new Events Calendar.

Sac-Be.com and mawacos.com are pleased to share the newest in our video series, Bacalar.

To learn what is new in the Costa Maya, south of the Riviera Maya, check out our sponsor, Costa Maya Living's, latest newsletter. This month check out the latest video, Web cam, and find out what is going on in and around Mahahual!

taste_2010_1.jpg 4th Annual Taste of Playa

November 18, 2012 in Playa Del Carmen

Summer Camp Summer Camps and Activities for Kids on the Riviera Maya 2012

Check out all the great options for this summer.

New Articles

Sac-Be.com is so unique thanks to the diversity of our contributing writers!

library_pa_2.jpg Biblioteca Puerto Aventuras Reopens After Expansion

Betsy Amy-Vogt describes the changes.

Grilled Chicatanas or Flying Ants Chicatanas or Grilled Flying Ants

A southern Mexico snack, by Jon Look.

Creative Financing

More than one way to ... sell a property, by Henry Saldana

Mari Pintkowski How Long Is Long Enough?

Part One - Mexico City, by Mari Pintkowski

Marti Johnston - Photo by Scott Brown Living with Intention - Meet Marti Johnston

by Kim Zanti

Sharkey Meet Sharkey, Artist and Author

Lisa Juliot writes about one of Playa del Carmen's most colorful personalities.

Balamku from the water My Birthday Trip to the Yucatan – Days 5 & 6, South of Mahahual

Mike Pontius' trip continues in Mahahual at Balamku Inn on the Beach.


Sac-Be.com's mission is Promoting and Protecting this piece of Paradise, as we educate people about sustainability.

sos-sylvie.jpg ExPat Dreams of Dogs Helping People

SOS el Arca Pet Rescue in Playa del Carmen, by Lisa Juliot

hearts-barb06.jpg Hearts Without Borders

Mahahual couple distributes children's clothing, by Barb Eller

lost_dog_logo.jpg Lost Dog Foundation

A new U.S. charity to assist local street animals

Montessori students Otoch Paal Montessori

Montessori School in Akumal needs your help

Change TdA Tierra de Animales Needs On-Site Clinic

Read about the goal to build a new vet clinic.


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.

maya_luna1.jpg Maya Luna Hotel and Restaurant

A small, quiet, ecological resort on the Costa Maya near Mahahual

Hotel Akumal Caribe


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 e-mailing your event dates, location and a brief description to info@justimagine.net.

Costa Maya Living

Pets of the Month

Save a life

These two kittens have feline AIDS that they caught from their mother. They are healthy right now and can live a long life, but at some point they may get sick. AIDS is caught through mating and fighting, so these kittens MUST be inside cats. Coco's Cat Rescue is looking for someone responsible to adopt them both; in return we will offer ongoing follow-up care to make sure they are healthy.

New Contributors

Betsy Amy-Vogt

Betsy Amy-Vogt - Born and raised on the small island of Jersey in the British Channel Islands, Betsy and her husband spent three years traveling through the U.S. and Mexico in an RV before settling down on the Mexican Caribbean coast.

Lisa Juliot

Lisa Juliot - Lisa walked across the San Diego/Mexico border 8 years ago, with a backpack and the dream to travel Mexico and Central America.

New Advertisers

Sol Maya Rentals

Sol Maya Rentals - specializes in connecting travelers with Playa Del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal condominium and villa vacation rentals.

Videos of the Month

Sian Kaan intro video

Good Morning from San Cristóbal de las Casas, by Jonathon Look.

100% Agave in Mahahual

100% Agave in Mahahual has live music every Saturday night, thanks to Enzo Masiello from Brindisi, Italy.

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