October 2014 – #79

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Up & Down the Coast

Happy Halloween and Día de los Muertos!

We want to thank everyone who made our recent trip so memorable. We will be writing about it starting this month and for many months to come.

Don't forget, it is also the time of year to set our clocks back. In the U.S. we do it on November 2 and in Mexico they do it October 26.

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.

To help keep up on local news, The Akumalian is still available for historical info and the newest site is AkumalNow.

The Akumal International Artist Residency's VERNISSAGE was on October 19, 5–7 p.m. at La Lunita. It was the last event of their season.

mal_malecon_vid.jpg Mahahual's Malecon Phase 3 to Begin

from Kevin Graham at Costa Maya Living

New Articles

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

Acanto Acanto Boutique Hotel Review

A lovely hotel in the heart of Playa del Carmen

Chaak Tun Chaak Tun Cenote

A wonderful place to visit in Playa del Carmen

pdc_services_10-14.jpg Great Services in Playa del Carmen

A few services can help make daily life more manageable

Barbara Eller Turtle Hatchlings I Saved a Life

by Barbara Eller

timeshare_10-14.jpg Mayan Palace Timeshare Tour

A Mexican 90 minutes, promising a 45-minute breakfast and a 45-minute tour

Alux Lydia Two Nights in Playa del Carmen

First two days of our 2014 tour


We are committed to making 2014 the year that focuses on environmental issues, and we support and highlight those which are making strides to be more eco-friendly and support sustainability.

El Mundo Para Puerto Morelos - a charity for families in Quintana Roo. In this highly prosperous region of Mexico there are luxury hotels not five minutes from a lovely seaside village where a large percent of the townspeople live in abject poverty and children suffer from malnutrition and related ailments. This is a charity that seeks to help.

Mexipaws MexiPaws, New Organization in Playa

Foster program to help save puppies, one puppy at a time


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.

Sponsor Picks of the Month

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view from Hotel Akumal Caribe oceanfront room

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Christmas in Akumal

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Book your Christmas in Akumal before it's too late. New Year's is already sold out.

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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.

Halloween at La Buena Vida poster

Seaside Rotary Golf Classic

Costa Maya Living Tulum Beach house

Pets of the Month


Katja is such a beautiful girl who's been waiting over 2 years for her perfect family to find her. Katja was born about April 2012 and was left outside the shelter door in June 2012. She came to Playa Animal Rescue with her sister, Nika, who has since found her home. She weighs about 13 kg (29 pounds) and is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. Katja is a VERY friendly girl who could use some regular training to walk better on a leash. A lifetime of love waits for just the right family. If you would like more information about Katja or any of the dogs of Playa Animal Rescue, please email info@playaanimalrescue.org.


Ringo is the perfect holiday gift to yourself. Visit Coco's Cat Rescue to learn more.

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