Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy Mother’s Day!

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                In Mexico on 10 May In USA and Canada on 13 May
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Best of the Best, April 2018

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Best of the Best, April 2018 awards were once again well attended and the weather was breezy and cool….so were the libations delivered by friendly waiters of La Buena Vida Restaurant, our monthly gathering site.  We said “adios” to snow birds returning home during April, and welcomed new visitors from [……]
Nature and Critters

Turtle Season 2018: May – November

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Lights Out, Chairs Up!    Turtle season 2018 is beginning! Those who are regular visitors during turtle season along with the full-time residents of the Akumal area, know the drill and the importance of adhering to it.  Those who are first-time visitors will see below the information on appropriate behaviors and procedures [……]
Nature and Critters

CEA Campamento Tortuguero Akumal 2018

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ARE YOU READY??    CEA 2018 Campamento Tortuguero Akumal wants to know. April brought many new looks for the Turtle Project-first and most important, they had their first nest.  The mommas are early this year and on Playa Tortuga/Jade Bay, the first Loggerhead nest was laid on April 19th.   CEA [……]
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What’s New-ish Around Akumal, May 2018

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This was new to a whole bunch of us!  The US Consular Agency is doing business in a new location.  It’s in the little mall with Banco Santander across the highway a bit north of Sam’s.  Go up the stairs located at the rear of the building, and at the south end of the second [……]
Nature and Critters

A Well-Defended Tree

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The following essay is a guest contribution from Randy Fry of Randy’s Planet  at http://www.randysplanet.com On the path that runs from Dave and Nancy’s back porch to the Yal Ku Lagoon there is a small, unassuming acacia tree. I’ve brushed past it hundreds of times. It is a perfectly ordinary [……]
Akumal Foodie

Akumal Foodie: El Último Maya

April 30, 2018 0
  Reader “Catherine”  emailed the question: “Is this restaurant still recommended?”   We don’t recommend restaurants per se, but rather use the Foodie as an excuse to go out for lunch. When El Último Maya first opened, their sopa de lima was the very best in town.  The restaurant has changed hands [……]
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Mexican Talavera Ceramics

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Talavera pottery is one of the most beautiful art forms in Mexico.  Talavera Poblana, as it is now known, has set itself aside from the Talavera pottery of Spain, which began to be produced as early as the 13th century.   This Majorca pottery, a combination of Moorish, Italian, and indigenous [……]
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And the Setting Is the Art

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  The Guggenheim dynasty has touched Riviera Maya.  IK LAB, a new contemporary art gallery opened 20 April in Tulum.  The great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim and Azulik resort founder Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel created a gallery with curved walls, wavy floors, and massive, circular glass windows and doors.  According to Casey Lesser [……]
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Tortuga Escondida in the Jungle

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          “Tortuga Escondida is a center dedicated to supporting scientific studies of our unique ecosystem, offering the inspiration of paradise for artists to create in, and providing a paradigm of wellness: integrating food,  practitioners and healing arts.” Jennifer Smith of Turtle Bay Café  has fed the volunteers who [……]