October 2011 – #44

Up & Down the Coast

Thank you ALL! We are so excited to have over 1,000 Facebook friends! Thank you for your support and for referring us to others! We also want to thank everyone for the amazing response we have had to the newly designed site; our visitors have doubled since we relaunched. It was a labor of love and we are so delighted that it is paying off and people are enjoying it. And thanks for the kind words and encouragement, such as from Jon at lifepart2.com:

"Hey Guys, Just wanted to let you know I have been reading and enjoying your site."

Happy Halloween! Remember to turn your clocks in Mexico back on October 30. In the U.S. and Canada, you'll be turning back your clocks on November 6.

What's New

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.

Don't Miss: Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya, by Jeanine Kitchel, now available on Kindle for $9.99.

sac-be eco-symbol Constructed Wetlands Eco-Corner Introduction

Clarifying what ecological terms mean and what we can do to help

mosquito Protecting Yourself from Dengue Fever

Great information shared from Yucatan Living

hekab_be_group.jpg Update from Hekab Be Library

It's back to school for the kids in Akumal

New Articles

10 key 10 Key Steps of the Mortgage Process

by Enrique (Henry) Saldana

Tierra Animales near Cancun Calling all crates!!

Tierra de Animales would love your donated crates

cattle_guard.jpg Cattle Guards and Rental Pools

Examine what is fencing us in and then think about it; we often discover that the barriers are simple by Enrique (Henry) Saldana

Mahahual Barb Eller On the Road Again

Driving from Ohio to Costa Maya – by Barb Eller


We have a few videos we want to share with you. This first wonderful one was shared on Facebook, and we think it is an important message about marine mammals in captivity: A better way to see Orcas. Remember family, friends and freedom matter to them too!

We also want to thank Mike Cadue from Chan Chemuyil who was involved in the making of these videos and allowed us to share them with you. These 3 videos are a series of interviews about environmental issues facing the Riviera Maya.

mayan-girl.jpg Akumal Toy Drive

Please help. This year they are predicting a bigger need than ever!

20_cea_1.jpg Centro Ecologico Akumal (CEA)
Press Release - October 2011

Marine Protection and the issues Akumal is working on

Tierra Animales near Cancun Tierra de Animales Sanctuary

Founded in 2011 in Leona Vicario near Cancun


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.

Casa de las Olas view from sea Casa de las Olas

Sustainable Villa on Tulum Beach

Hotel Akumal Caribe


October 13–16 Sea Turtle Festival, in Tulúm, both town and beach, and on Akumal, Xcacel and Chemuyil beaches.

October 28 7-9 Isaac Witty will be performing at La Buena Vida

October 29 La Buena Vida's Annual Halloween Party

October 30 La Buena Vida will have half-price Mimosas and Bloody Marys for those who enjoyed the weekend a bit too much!

November 3-5 9-3 WaterART Certification Programs - During these 3 days WaterART Instructors can also take classes for their Continuing Education Requirements.

November 11 Tequilaville Restaurant will be having their first year anniversary celebration!

November 12 Sac-Be International will be hosting a party at Lol-Ha Restaurant in Akumal. Advertisers and contributing writers are welcome to join us. To learn more, please contact us.

November 23 7:30PM Coco's 3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt.

March 15–18, 2012 Cancun-Riviera Maya first annual Wine and Food Festival.

March 18, 2012 Save the Date - Coco's Cat Rescue will be hosting an anniversary/cocktail party at Blue Parrot in Playa del Carmen.

Costa Maya Living

Pet of the Month

Tavo and Cacao have been at Coco's for months. They are now 4 months old and are best friends. Hopefully they can find a home together. Tavo is male and Cacao is female. Adoptions to the U.S. and Canada are easily arranged! Contact info@cocoscatrescue.org.

Teddy was rescued after being abandoned in a parking lot as a small puppy. Although he was sick and had mange when he was rescued, he recovered quickly and is now a beautiful, fluffy boy! He is approximately 10 months old, a Shepherd mix, and is neutered and vaccinated. He is a very social boy, loves to play and gets along well with other dogs; he would love a forever home!!! Contact Tierra Animales.

New Contributors

Jon Look and his wife, Vonda, took early retirement in 2011 with a goal to see the world, one country at a time, one year at a time. We look forward to reading more of his stories, like those on his Web site Lifepart2.

Our Contributing Writer Michele Kinnon now has a new online paper she is publishing; take a moment to check it out.

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