Akumal Villas

May 2016 – #93

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Happy Memorial Day, may we all take a moment to remember and respect those who have given the ultimate sacrifice!

I woke this morning and went on-line to see what was new in our beloved part of the world.  I have no words to express how I felt upon learning that a protest in Akumal turned into dangerous and violent riot. In no way am I pointing fingers, because when anger and hatred turn to violence there is no one side to blame; everyone is hurt. And in the wake of violence the place and people are never the same. I am saddened for the loss of what was. I hold tight to my memories of the love, beauty and  camaraderie that was once Akumal! Akumal to me was like a beating heart, so beautiful and vibrant and now it is a broken heart! Be safe and please find it in your heart to be kind!  My greatest fear is that Akumal is a microcosm of a much larger problem, the fueling of anger and hatred that is spreading and knows no borders.

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This section is devoted to the thousands of things there are to do when visiting the Yucatan Peninsula.

whale shark

Whale Shark season opens June 1. This is Whale Shark Daddy's 13th year and he looks forward to helping more adventure-seekers. So, cross this amazing experience off your bucket list!

Mayakoba Masters of Food, Wine & Golf comes to Playa del Carmen.

The Mayakoba resort complex will be hosting their first Masters of Food, Wine & Golf event June 2–5, 2016, giving guests and locals the chance to savor incredible cuisine and wines while playing on one of Mexico’s best golf courses

Mayakoba Food festival

ek_balam4_5-16.jpg Exploring Yucatan with Alltournative: Mayan Ruins and Cenote Rappelling

A tour to Ek Balam and Cenote Maya


The lodging possibilities on the Yucatan Peninsula are nearly infinite. Combine the sheer number of hotels, villas, condos and resorts with the variety of locales, and the job of a reviewer is a lifetime gig. Below are just a few examples. And here are all of our lodging reviews; just remember that some may be outdated.

We welcome others to share their reviews and experiences with us.

View the coupon below for a very special summer deal from Hotel Akumal Caribe.

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akuaml_bay_5-16.jpg Why to Buy in Akumal

This tiny beach community in the southern Riviera Maya sits on some of the clearest water and whitest sands in the Caribbean.


If you have a favorite restaurant you'd like to review, please drop us a line. Here are all of our restaurant reviews; just remember that some may be outdated.


We are always encouraging our readers to help local causes through support, donations and volunteerism. We also like to use this section to share good news about those who have helped. If you have news about local causes, please share them with us.

Benson was born about November 1, 2013, and arrived at the shelter August 24, 2015. He weighs about 22 kg and is neutered and current on vaccinations and preventatives. Benson was found along the highway in Playa del Carmen. He arrived very fearful but has since relaxed a lot and made some human and dog friends at PAR.

Benson loves to go out for walks to enjoy the new sights and smells.

While awaiting his perfect home, he continues to work on his people skills. He's usually quite comfortable but is still somewhat nervous about new people approaching him. He is already available for adoption, to an experienced handler.

If you would like information about Benson, or any of the dogs of Playa Animal Rescue, please email info@playaanimalrescue.org

In addition to saving the environment and animals, it is also important and worth acknowledging those who are helping to save the beachgoers. Keep up the good work, here are the latest water security stats from CEA.

Coco's Animal Welfare (CAW) is a non-profit that has been helping since 2009. They are currently raising money to finish their Spay and Neuter Clinic. We hope you will help; click here to learn more.

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Casa Zama

A wonderful 6-bedroom option in North Akumal, just 5 minutes away from La Buena Vida. Originally built as a 2 three-bedroom duplex, Casa Zama is the perfect accommodation for a small or large family group. The 2 units are identical in that they both have 2 lock-off guest suites and a master suite off the kitchen/living room area.

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