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Local News

Akumal Bridge - There is a new traffic bridge being built that will link Akumal to the Akumal Pueblo. Laura Bush attended a meeting and wrote an article for The Akumalian. Check it out to learn more about the plans and progress.

The Akumal Council has its Website back up and working. You'll find it at

Akumal Emergency Number - The Director of the Tulum Police was at the Akumal Council meeting on September 26, 2009 where he announced a temporary emergency number to call: *112. It will be replaced later once all of the telecommunications equipment is purchased and in place. Residents will be notified when he change has been made.

Green Workshop - Don't forget the 4th annual, CEA sponsored Green Workshop, November 6-8. To make it more affordable to attend, Hotel Akumal Caribe is offering a special workshop room rate of only $50 per person per night. That's a deal! Contact Ed Blume for details on the discounted room rate.

What's New at

Sac-Be Coupons - If you're going to be in the Akumal area during the month of October, please make sure you print our coupons and take them for a little shopping excursion. They're a great way to save!

Calendar of Events - We are listening to our visitors and making improvements, as witnessed by our new and improved calendar.

Printable Maps - Now you don't need take your computer on vacation. Just print out our maps and away you go.

Of Special Interest

Amazing Offer from Hotel Akumal Caribe - Plan ahead and save at CLUB AKUMAL CARIBE. Make a reservation for a stay anytime between in September or October 2009 and get a 50% Discount off low season rates. Payment is not required until 45 days prior to arrival. Call to reserve any time before December 31, 2009 to get this incredible deal. What a great holiday gift this would make! And Please be sure to say you read about this in

Yucatan Events by Carol Scott

The Fall Culture Festival in the State of Yucatan ensures that there will be many special events throughout October and early November.

Group Travel Part 4

Many of us are well aware that travel has become a bit more of a luxury, which also means fewer people traveling this year. We have felt the impact in our own small group travel business.

Recipes - Enchiladas
That lovable Mexican staple.


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:


Ak Kun - Ak Kun is a tropical retreat with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath nestled near Xcacel beach, just 5 minutes south of Akumal

Casa Abeja - Casa Abeja is walking distance to Xcacel beach, a stunning bay with a wide white sand beach and turquoise waters.

Casa Abuela - This lovely Caribbean home backs to the jungle and has lush landscaping to enjoy from your very own yard.

October 2008  

Community News

Buena Aires Marathon Reminder - October 12th is the Marathon Date. Learn more about Sponsoring Gerardo and helping CEA get its weather station.

CEA Festival Dates - The dates for this year's CEA Festival are Feb 25 and 26, 2009. The Gala Dinner will be held February 26, 2009. The first 3 festivals included activities for all ages, silent auctions and a Gala Dinner with a live auction.

What is Montessori Preschool? Part 5 The fifth installment in a multi-part series about the history, philosophy and teaching of Montessori education.

Hekab be Biblioteca Update

The library has finally achieved non-profit status in the US by qualifying for its 501(c)(3) status.

Akumal Yoga Schedule - Located upstairs at the Arch at the Entrance to Akumal.

Lucy's - Everything at Lucy's is fresh and homemade!  Enjoy famous crispy shrimp tacos, vegetarian specialties and more, as well as the absolute yummiest gourmet ice cream on the Riviera Maya! Opens back up in November.

Q & A with CEA

CEA, Centro Ecologico Akumal, answers questions of concern. We are sharing these with our readers, and encouraging others to share their questions and concerns.

Can you identify this fish? Joel at CEA did.

Calendar of Events

State of the Yucatan Events - October and early November make up the Fall Cultural Festival.

Festival Internacional de Cine de Cancun - a Mexican Sundance - November 3-9

Green Home Workshop November 6-8

Playa del Carmen Jazz Festival November 27-29

Group Travel

Sometimes one person's misfortune can be another's good fortune. That may well be the case with our November 5-12 WaterARTS International Water Instructor and Personal Trainer Certification Trip. We had hoped to fill these classes, certifications, CEC, and re-certification with people traveling with us from the states and Canada. We did not. That is great news for anyone living in or visiting the Akumal area during this time. We are opening up these classes and making them available to anyone who is interested. If you would like more information please contact us immediately.

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