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Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 31, 2017 0
Heard throughout Akumal this week was the phrase “we dodged the bullet” in reference to the fact that our “Harvey” passed over us as merely a tropical storm.  The TV photos of Hurricane Harvey in Texas are seemingly unreal, but we know from experience they are not.  Relief efforts are continuous [……]
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Towel Art Inspirations–The Cat

August 31, 2017 0
AkumalNow brings you a second inspiration of towel art — this time a cat.  (Last month’s issue featured a Towel Art Dog).  Over the years I have been intrigued when staying in hotels in different parts of the world by the towel art left on the bed–my first experience many [……]
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Blast from the Past #3

August 31, 2017 0
Diggin’ down and gittin’ dirty in back issues of Akumal Sun Times, we came up with this page from July 1995.  The opinion portion with names and addresses at the end of the article is blocked out, but bet there are some readers who can come up with them!  Enjoy!    
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Cancun International Airport Tips

August 31, 2017 0
When I left Mexico in April 2017, I saw the kiosks in the airport for quicker service in obtaining boarding passes and tags for checked bags.  I had not encountered this before and have a couple of tips for using the kiosks. First, have the locator number of your ticket [……]
Cannabis in Mexico
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Cannabis in Mexico

August 29, 2017 0
Cannabis, Marijuana, Pot, whatever the name. All the same. The question people often pose: Is it legal in Mexico? Officially speaking, you are allowed to carry up to 5 grams of cannabis on you, but cultivation and distribution is illegal.  The laws are, to say the least, contradictory. Unofficially, the [……]
Taverna Avocado Fried
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Akumal Foodie – Taverna’s Avocado Fried

August 23, 2017 0
Thanks to Taverna Akumal for revealing this little secret. A little prep time, but well worth it. One of our favorite appitizers at Taverna. Avocado Fried with Lemon Cilantro Aioli Sauce Ingredients: Avocado, Hass Lemon Flour, All Purpose Egg, Large Fresh Bread, Panko Salt, Kosher Spice, Pepper Black Table Ground Mayonnaise [……]
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Turtle Stats, July 2017

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                                                   ∗   Remember . . . . . . beach chairs up, lights out!
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Towel Art – Our Amazing Maids

July 31, 2017 0
Our amazing maids make every effort to please the guests who spend their vacation in Akumal–including Towel Art.  This is the act of creating animal shapes from one to two towels.  Many of us are familiar with the two swans made from beach towels that grace the beds. Lucia Angélica, [……]
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Museum of Yucatan Prehistory

July 31, 2017 0
On the grounds of Dos Ojos Park south of Akumal is a small museum that displays artifacts discovered in our area.   The Underwater Archaeology Project was founded in 1999 to research the earliest human and ecosystems on the Yucatan Peninsula.  And where did the team look?  In the rivers, caves, and [……]