September 2012 – #55

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Up & Down the Coast

Lol-Ha Restaurant and Beach Bar offered our 2,000th Facebook friend a free cocktail. Our winner was Aida Borari from Cancun. Thanks Aida and Lol-Ha! By the way, Lol-Ha's fall menu and schedule is in effect for September and October.

According to David Poor of Villas Akumal, "CAPA is putting in all new water lines and picking up the vast majority of the cost. It's making a real mess of our new road, but they promise that they will make it as good as new when done."

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. Looking ahead to October, please mark your calendars for Cultivating the Witness, WAKE UP! This one day jungle retreat that gives us the opportunity to investigate the eyes we see through.

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.

If you live in, or are vacationing near, Playa Del Carmen, check out BuyPlaya's Events Calendar.

Lol-Ha in Akumal offers the following specials for September (prices in pesos): Drinks - FROZEN POMEGRANATE MARGARITA $95 and MEXICAN CHAMOYADA $75; Main Courses - CHEESE OR CHICKEN ENCHILADAS $120 and BEEF OR CHEESE CHILE RELLENO $145; Dessert - CHURROS WITH DULCE DE LECHE ICE CREAM $55. Also, remember that during autumn, dinner is served at the Beach Bar.

Scott Brown photo

The Photography of Scott Brown, in Akumal, Mexico and around the world. Fine art prints from our partner in

Hawksbill Turtle by David Nunez David Nuñez Blog

Naturalist David Nuñez blogs about the flora and fauna of the Yucatán.

kevin_graham_9-12.jpg Good News from Costa Maya Living

Kevin Graham, owner, talks about the expansion of his real estate company.

Jeanine Kitchel's Maya 2012 Revealed Maya for the Masses: A Complete Free Glossary on the Maya

A glossary companion to Jeanine Kitchel's latest book

New Articles is so unique, thanks to the diversity of our contributing writers!

blue_moon1_9-12.jpg Blue Moon at the Pyramid of Positive Thinking

Lisa Love Juliot writes about entering the Tulum jungle by the light of a blue moon.

mx_house_icon.jpg Reason #1: Mexico, a Warm and Accepting Country

Enrique Saldana describes the first of the seven important reasons why not to invest in Mexico, unless ...

Photo courtesy of Bill Bell What Did the Equinox and Solstice Signify to the Maya? ©

by Jeanine Kitchel, author

Causes's mission is Promoting and Protecting this piece of Paradise, as we educate people about sustainability.

From Coco's Cat Rescue: "We are proud to announce that the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( is sponsoring Coco's Cat Rescue in our efforts to promote adequate guardianship of dogs and cats and to reduce the animal population of Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas with our permanent spay and neuter clinic. This enables us to help more animals in need and enables our education and outreach programs to grow and reach more people."

Coco's also wants everyone to know that the 10th Annual ViDAS Spay and Neuter clinic in Playa del Carmen was a huge success!!

Playa Animal Rescue is very excited to announce the Grand Opening of their Online Store! Please take a few minutes to look at what they have to offer, with more new items to be added soon. All proceeds from these sales, go directly to the care and well-being of all the animals that reside at the shelter, for food, vet care, and a safe place to wait for their Forever Homes! Just remember, shopping will help the homeless animals of Playa del Carmen.

montessori1_9-12.jpg Otoch Paal Montessori School Fundraiser, August 2012

Local Montessori school reports on their recent fundraising dinner in Puerto Aventuras


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.

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Sept. 22 - Sat. 7 AM - Peace & Love Clean Beaches - Centro Ecológico Akumal has been actively cleaning up Akumal's beaches for more than 18 years. They will have another cleanup starting at the CEA Center and they hope you can join them! CEA is doing this to celebrate International Beach Cleanup Day as well as International Peace Day Weekend. All the trash collected will be counted and weighed and the data sent to the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup.

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

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Pets of the Month


Moa was rescued by a local women. Her leg was hurt and she was in pain but she recovered fast and is now super friendly. She loves to cuddle and to be around people. She is now just over 5 months old. Coco's Cat Rescue is looking for someone responsible to adopt Moa.


Pemex was rescued by Tierra de Animales. He is a slightly older boy of about 6 years who used to live in a gas station parking lot (hence his name), chasing cars all day long. He was never approachable, always running after cars and away from people. He was rescued along with his pregnant "girlfriend," Magna (now happily adopted), and has been living at TdA for a while now. He has turned into one of the most lovable dogs at the sanctuary, always eager to find your hand to put his head under for a rub, or to seek out a hug. He would make a very loyal companion, and doesn't need a lot of activity ... just your sofa, love and a forever home.

Videos of the Month

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Agouti by David Nuñez

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Spotted Sea Hare by David Nuñez

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