October 2013 – #67

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Up & Down the Coast

What a fun time of year! Comedy shows, Fundraising Raffles, Halloween Parties, Day of the Dead Celebrations ... the list goes on. We hope that all of you are enjoying the fall weather and gearing up for the holidays ahead.

A reminder: Lydia will be in Akumal working on the documentary Gynna: Lionfish Huntress from October 28–November 7. In addition, she and Alex Bradley will be taking several day trips in their never-ending quest to find new places to report, review, promote and protect along the Riviera Maya. If you would like us to do a review or article, or are interested in advertising with Sac-Be, please contact us now to set up a meeting with Lydia and/or Alex.

What's New

Reflected in this schedule is a week-by-week look at what Yoga en Akumal is planning. The website will stay current, so please check there for the most accurate class schedules. And don't forget to read The Akumalian to keep up with the latest goings-on in Akumal.

mobile website

Mike Pontius of Just Imagine, Sac-Be's website manager, would like to announce that Just Imagine is now creating mobile websites and converting existing websites to mobile. The process is quick and inexpensive and doesn't alter your existing site. Once your mobile site is up anyone accessing your site from a smart phone will get the mobile, "thumb friendly" version. This is particularly beneficial for anyone in travel and tourism related fields. Please let Mike know if you'd like a quote.

comedy_festival_2013.jpg Akumal Comedy Show

Stand-up comedy at La Buena Vida on Nov 1

akumal_artist_residency.jpg Akumal International Artist Residency

Akumal is reopening the program, starting in February 2014.

Cristo Rey, Michele Kinnon What's Going on in Cristo Rey?

An exclusive by Michele Kinnon

zumba_10-13.jpg Zumba in Playa del Carmen

Several places offer classes

New Articles

Sac-Be.com is so proud of our contributing writers! We welcome articles on all sorts of topics.

Ron and Catherine Burdine Come to Mexico; It's Actually Good for You!

Written exclusively for Sac-Be by Catherine Burdine

education_mexico2.jpg Educating Your Children in Mexico: Part 2 - How to Find the Right School

How do you choose the right school for your family?

wedding6_10-13.jpg Thinking About Getting Married in the Beautiful Mexican Caribbean?

A little insight into weddings in the area

canibal_bc.jpg Top 7 Beach Clubs in Playa del Carmen

Numerous clubs range from trendy and chic to upscale luxury.


Congratulations to Tierra de Animales for their recent, well-deserved winnings and a thank-you to all who voted for them. The $2,000 will go a long way to help their cause!

kkis_10-13.jpg Keeping Kids in School – 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.

carib_condo1.jpg Carib Condo

Long term rental in North Akumal.

Sponsor Picks of the Month

condo for sale in Akumal

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Hotel Akumal Caribe

Meet Bartolo who works the front desk at Hotel Akumal Caribe. Bart is from Mérida which is about 3 hours from Akumal. He is the youngest of 5 children; he has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. They all still live in Mérida. Learn more.

Casa Alma

Akumal Villas

Set your sights on a perfect Caribbean holiday at Casa Alma de la Vida(Soul of Life). This magnificent adobe-style villa combines the rustic charm of a classic Hacienda with all the touches of first-class luxury. Situated in Punta Sur (South Point) Akumal, the Riviera Maya's newest beachfront community, Alma de la Vida has the most stunning views of the bay at South Akumal north to Puerto Aventuras. View a video of Casa Alma.

Hotel Akumal Caribe

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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 emailing your event dates, location and a brief description to info@sac-be.com.

Nov. 3–8, 2013 – SUP Yoga Retreat in Mahahual

Jan. 25–31, 2014 – Enlivened Women's Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Akumal International Artist Residency – Residency dates for 2014 are February 2–April 13.

Costa Maya Living Tulum Beach house

Pets of the Month


Sarni is a very sweet and docile girl, about 3˝ or 4 years old. She was adopted a few years ago, but sadly was returned to us by the adopter because she was having a child and wanted to give up Sarni :(. Since Sarni got used to being in a home and now is back with TDA, we'd like to try and find another home for her as soon as possible. She plays well with other dogs, is quiet and submissive, and loves attention. Visit Tierra de Animales.


Many times when families are looking for a pet, the adult animals get overlooked. Cleo is waiting patiently for just the right family to come along and see what a wonderful addition she would make. Maybe you are reluctant to adopt an adult dog because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be shorter, bringing that painful time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving an older dog makes every single day special, as you and your companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this fine, older dog a second chance at life. Visit Playa Animal Rescue.


Sweety is a 10-month-old female cat who is the sweetest cat in the world. She was found emaciated on the street weighing less than 4 lbs. and is now recovering at Coco's. Visit Coco's Cat Rescue to learn more.

New Contributors

Catherine Burdine

Catherine Burdine is originally from Colorado but now settled, with her husband, in Tulum.

Lucy Gallagher

Lucy Gallagher is a French and British national but has been living in the Mexican Caribbean since 1997. She is the owner of Think Organik Boutique and Spa in Puerto Aventuras.

Videos of the Month

sunrises on the Riviera Maya

Sunrises on the Riviera Maya

Wildlife of the Yucatan

Wildlife of the Yucatan

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