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Marcia Bales


Marcia lives in the tiny predio of Placer, which is north of Mahahual in the heart of the Costa Maya. She runs Mayan Beach Garden Inn with lots of love.

Her passion is nature, snorkeling, the environment and improving her Spanish, so she can talk to her staff without hurting their feelings! When the Costa Maya gets crowded like Playa del Carmen, who knows where she will go? In a previous life, Marcia lived in Seattle, Washington, designing computer games and websites. She likes it better in Mexico—who wouldn't?

A Turtle Rescue April 2009 - Marcia saves a small turtle at Mayan Beach Garden
Caribbean cushion starfish (Oreaster reticulatus) - f you snorkel anywhere in the Mexican Caribbean from Cozumel to Mahahual you have probably seen it.
Culture Shock - A look at the adjustments expats must make, by Marcia at Mayan Beach Garden
Learning to Love the Mini-super and Live Like a Local - by Marcia at Mayan Beach Garden Inn

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