News

The Presidenta Comes to Akumal

September 30, 2017 1
      Romi Dzul Caamal, President of the Municipality of Tulum, visited North Akumal on Tuesday evening, 26 September, to see the fifty-three solar street lights newly installed by the Vecinos of Akumal Norte. She then joined Dan Freeman, President of Vecinos, Irán Beltrán Chan, Delegado of Akumal Pueblo, and [……]
Events

Mexican Independence Day at La Palapa

September 30, 2017 0
Throughout Mexico on the evening of 15 September celebrations were going strong, gearing up for el grito at midnight.  El grito ushers in Independence Day, the 16th of September, when Mexico fought to become independent from Spain.  AkumalNow caught up with one celebration at La Palapa in Chemuyil.  The restaurant [……]
Nature and Critters

Mayan Garden Club, October 2017

September 30, 2017 0
      This month we are privileged to share from the notes of Dr. Kirk, N.D. on the naturopathic use of herbs for healing and for wonderful healing teas as she presented to our garden club. Herbal Waters and Sun Teas These are the easiest to make and the [……]
News

Those Scary Travel Warnings

September 30, 2017 1
The U.S. State Department is constantly vigilant (as constantly vigilant as the three people still working there can be . . .) to protect citizens from violence abroad.  This looks pretty scary! — But why not hear from actual citizens who actually visit Los Cabos and Cancún. Counterpoint: ♦ As [……]
Akumal Foodie

Akumal Foodie: Maya Pickled Red Onions

September 30, 2017 0
You know the red onions that are on top of panuchos, salbutes, and cochinita pibil . . . anything deliciously Mayan!  They are quite quick and easy to prepare.                     And if you don’t have access to sour oranges —  
News

What’s New in Akumal, October 2017

September 30, 2017 0
New entrance treatment at Lunita — gorgeous!   And one of the new interior seating areas.     Well, that’s new!  Guests staying at Casa Zama discovered the “bambú”, a serious shot-stick left by a kind tourist visiting La Buena Vida.  
Nature and Critters

Mayan Garden Club, October 2017

September 30, 2017 0
The Sapote   This wonderful tree is found from the Yucatan to Costa Rica. Its fruit is sometimes known as the Mexican apple.  Its scientific name is Casimiroa edulis , named for Casimiro from Hidalgo, Mexico, who fought and died in the Mexican War of Independence. The fruit of the Sapote [……]
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Nature and Critters

The Conscious Crocodile

September 20, 2017 0
The following essay is a guest contribution from Randy Fry of Randy’s Planet. My wife, Susan, claims to be afraid of  crocodiles. I find this charming, because it brings to exactly three the number of things I can name that Susan is afraid of.  The other two are bears, because she’s [……]