September 2011 - #43

Up & Down The Coast

Again we apologize for missing our last newsletter and being so late on this one. Our newly designed Web site took us a lot longer that we anticipated. We do hope you will take some time to visit it and let us know what you think. We are especially proud of the new use of videos and the simpler navigation. Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement like this from, as they put it, a Faithful Reader:

"Looks to me all the hard work you doing is paying off, good job! I will be looking forward to the 'new & improved' Sac-Be when it's finished.Thank-you."

It really helps to have the support and contributions of all you. We hope you enjoy the new site. And please let us know if you find a mistake–we should offer a contest!!

What's New

The Akumal road has been completed. For most of you that is great news; for a few it will be the bittersweet end of a bumpy road though, alas, there are still topes! Check out the photos Sherwood Anders shared on facebook.

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.

Book announcement: Where the Sky is Born: Living in the Land of the Maya, by Jeanine Kitchel, is now available on Kindle for $9.99.

Think Organik Puerto Aventuras Ahhh! Think Organik

A day spa in Puerta Aventuras

Shifting Gears Shifting Gears: A Journey of Reinvention
by Mari Pintkowski

New book, released in 2011, about a journey of self-discovery.

New Articles

Macaws at Xcaret First Guinness World Record to a Reproduction of Endangered Species Program (September 2011)

Xcaret has the most important macaw reproduction center in Mexico and internationally, thanks to an ambitious program.

football1.jpg Football is Back! Is It So for Mexico Real Estate? (September 2011)

by Enrique (Henry) Saldana

Peaceful Retreats Global Wellness Travel Company, Peaceful Retreats, Has Deep Roots in Tulum
(September 2011)

The people who live and visit Tulum share a commitment to protecting the planet - by Carol Brunelli

mortgage_icon.jpg Seller Financing: What Is It?
(September 2011)

by Enrique (Henry) Saldana

barb-kidscollege2.jpg Summer School (September 2011)

How the oceans, the fish, and coral reefs affect our life on land. - by Barb Eller

The storm by Eva Estes The Storm (September 2011)

The intense energy of a tropical storm - by Eva Estes

Dive With Natalie and Ivan They're Not Hugrays (September 2011)

Akumal doesn't feed animals on their dives - by Natalie Novak

xamach dos Things to Do on a Cloudy Day (September 2011)

Things to do when you can't go beaching - by Mari Pintkowski


We are asking people to please support the movement for no lion and jaguar cubs on 5th Avenue in Playa. Let's not allow the exploitation of these animals for our own amusement. File a complaint (it's in Spanish), download the flyer kindly created by Leasa, and visit Gente por la Defensa Animal (nonprofit organization in Mexico City).

CEA's most recent turtle numbers are:
Green Turtle Nests: 226 / Hatchlings: 4,250
Loggerhead Turtle Nests: 110 / Hatchlings: 5,249

Why should we care about the plastic we use? Check out this video. Can you believe that 40% of our oceans are covered by trash vortices? Visit No Mas Plastiks (Facebook group).

Coco's Clinics have moved. To find the new location in Playa del Carmen: Drive west on Constituyentes past Av. 115. Keep going and you will pass an OXXO on the right. After the OXXO you will pass the show houses Casas ARA and then you will pass a green school. It's the first street after the school to the right. Go all the way to the end house, #52. Cel 984 120 0572


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 Caralinde Casa Caralinde

Private home in Chan Chemuyil

Hotel Akumal Caribe


We are sorry to announce that the Yoga Retreat scheduled for November in Akumal has been canceled.

Turtle Walks at CEA have stopped, as nesting season is almost over. However hatchlings are being released almost daily on Akumal Beach, Monday–Friday at 7 PM. Check at CEA beforehand as releases don't happen every night. Donations appreciated!

September 15–November 15 Extreme Control is offering a Kiteboarding trip to Brazil. to learn more.

September 24 International Beach Cleanup, Akumal Bays - Let's keep our beaches clean; let's keep our homes and streets clean. Even if you are not in Akumal or on another beach, please take action. Meet: CEA Center, 7:30 AM. Led by: Centro Ecológico Akumal and the Ocean Conservancy.

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

November 3 & 4 9-3 WaterART Instructor Certification Program - During these 3 days WaterART Instructors can also take classes for their Continuing Education Requirements.

November 4 9-3 Shape Up and Water Train Certification

November 5 9-3 Sports conditioning Specialist Certification

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.

March 15–18, 2012 Cancun-Riviera Maya first annual food and wine festival.

Costa Maya Living

Pet of the Month

Linus, a sweet 3-month-old male kitten, is available for adoption through Coco's Cat Rescue. Linus was found in a park meowing loudly. His rescuer followed the sound, picked him up, and he started purring instantly! Linus loves to play, snuggle, eat, and is a purring machine. Can you give him a forever home? Adoptions to the U.S. and Canada are easily arranged! Contact

Isha is the little dog that likes to paddleboard. Please check her out on Facebook. We are a bit partial because she looks so much like our Lola and Maya Alux.

Speaking of pets, for those traveling back and forth with your pet here is a great site that Sherwood found for us

New Contributors

Carol Brunelli is a co-founder of Peaceful Retreats, a global wellness travel company guided by the vision, "be adventurous, be inspired, be well." Peaceful Retreats provides travel for groups and individuals that enhances personal wellness and facilitates cultural exchange.

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