Over 200 people – family members and friends – gathered for a memorial ceremony to celebrate and honor the life of Gonzalo Arcila. Gonzalo passed away on 23 October 2016, and the ceremony was held at The Akumal Dive Shop on Wednesday, October 26th at 3:00 pm. Acting as hostess for this event was [……]
Mexico celebrates Día de los Muertos each year from 31 October to 2 November. It’s a family celebration – a small, personal moment of remembrance that links one to the larger family and cultural community. Because of its integral importance to the Mexican culture, in 2003 UNESCO named Day of the Dead a “Human Treasure”. As part of [……]
Ready for the Great Halloween Fiesta low-down? And to those who made it happen — — ¡Muchas gracias! ∗ Tell us who you are so we can caption your foto………………….
The Foodie has the recipe – sort of – for the red salsa served with chips at La Buena Vida in North Akumal. The ingredients are tomatoes, onions, chile serrano, cilantro, and salt. How much of each you use will depend on your personal preference. What makes this salsa different and special [……]
Although the season comes to an end, the work continues for the tortuga team. Many nests hatching on the beaches means many nests to be cleaned in preparation for the 14th Annual Festival de la Tortuga Marina and the XVI Taller Regional, a 3-day workshop and educational seminar for the Tortugueros [……]
The 14th Festival de la Tortuga Marina was held Oct 21-23, with the opening ceremony at Xcacel, then Saturday all day in the domo of Akumal pueblo. The closing ceremony took place on Sunday in Tulum at Concha Maya. The event was opened by newly elected officials of Tulum and other special [……]
Reminder to Gardeners: See you at the Day of the Dead Exploration meeting on Tuesday at 3pm. We will explore the Tulum Cemetery, then celebrate at the home of Muriel and Lea. Come join us to see the customs and celebrations. The preparations for the holiday are in full swing. [……]
Lots of us who spend time in the greater Akumal community are of a certain age . . . which begs the question – What do I do if the unthinkable happens! Our pal Shirley faced just that dreadful circumstance last season when her husband died here at Sirenis. We [……]