May 2012 – #51

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Turtle Season Is Here!

Please do all you can to help protect the turtles and the turtle nests! Here are some tips from CEA on what you can do to help. If you have never seen a turtle lay her eggs, we recommend you stop by the CEA Center and sign up for one of the Turtle Walks, Monday–Friday nights.

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. and are pleased to share the newest in our video series, Sian Ka'an.

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 issue includes what is happening now that it is slow season for cruise ships, new recycling drop-offs, and much more!

Akumal 5/10K Race Akumal 5/10K Run May 27, 2012

Run for the Turtles

Help Bring Tampa/Yucatán/Cuban Ferry

Information update and new questionaire

LOLHA logo 2011 Lol-Ha's Summer Schedule 2012

Lol-Ha Restaurant, Beach Bar, Pizzeria and Loquito's Tacos in Akumal

marieke brown Successful 1st Annual Akumal Comedy Festival

Congratulations to all who made it such a great success.

Mari Pintkowski Update on accident victims in Macario Gomez

And information on how you can help

New Articles is so unique thanks to the diversity of our contributing writers!

We are excited to be sharing the adventures of Redbeard with his new blog. You don't know who Redbeard is? Well, you can read our interview with him.

lionfish_hunt6-barb.jpg Lionfish Hunt Festival

Join the Mahahual lionfish hunt with Barb Eller

Jeanine Kitchel's Maya 2012 Revealed Maya 2012 Revealed, Demystifying the Prophecy

Jeanine Kitchel writes new book on 2012 debate

Mayan kids taking a break Maya Kids vs. American Kids

Jonathon Look shares his thoughts

apr26event5.jpg Regional Spelling Bee Held in Akumal

Pablo Bush Romero Scholarships also awarded, by Laura Bush Wolfe

sponge-natalie.jpg Sponges

The real ones ... underwater, by Natalie Novak

mezcal_worm-russ.jpg Tequila 104

The fourth installment of the series, by Russ Motley

The Calvo Clause: Waiving Your Rights As a Foreign Investor in Mexico

by Enrique (Henry) Saldana, Mortgage Broker in Riviera Maya

Mari Pintkowski What's Down Below

by Mari Pintkowski, a visit to a newly opened cenote

Causes's mission is Promoting and Protecting this piece of Paradise, as we educate people about sustainability.

PAR Playa Animal Rescue (PAR) Moving Day

No-kill Shelter in Playa Del Carmen


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

Costa Maya Living

Pets of the Month

Kayley has been in shelter care for over two years. She's a very friendly, active girl, and loves attention. She has been waiting far too long for a forever home. Kayley can be found at Playa Animal Rescue.

Faith is a five-month-old kitten, rescued from Tulúm, that had her tail and ears cut off. She is fine now and is loving and playful. Faith is with Coco's Cat Rescue.

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Jeanine Kitchel

Jeanine Kitchel - author of a new book examining the prophecies of the ancient Maya - Maya 2012 Revealed.


Arpason - Cuban passion, Gypsy passion, Mexican passion closely joined, fused, and rich in interpretation, with a unique seal: harp, violin and percussion.

Videos of the Month

Sian Kaan intro video

An introductory video of Sian Ka'an from

A Time to Act video

For those who've been traveling to the Caribbean coast of Mexico for a long time, this Mike Madden video, circa 1999, might conjure up some new Maya prophecy.

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