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Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA) has had government authorization to run a program for protection, conservation, research and management of sea turtles on four local beaches since 1993. (SEMARNAT. S.G.P.A./ D.G.V.S. 02652 07). During turtle season, CEA staff and volunteers patrol the beaches nightly to identify and protect nesting females, nests, and hatchlings. Read More...
It's turtle nesting season again on the Riviera Maya! Every year, adult female Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles make their way to the beaches of the Riviera Maya, build nests and lay up to 150 soft-shelled eggs twice each season. Read More...
Mark you calendars for March 9th from 5:30 -7:00 pm for a SILENT AUCTION to support Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal.Held at the Lol Ha Beach Bar during Happy Hour, the auction will feature the paintings of well-known muralist Oscar Romero and other artists, hand crafts from Bali, Indonesia and Panama. Read More...
What follows is an important message from the Centro Ecologico in Akumal. It has been posted in its entirety. For more information, important updates and to find out how you can help marine conservation efforts in Akumal and all along the Riviera Maya, visit the CEA website or follow CEA on Facebook. Read More...
Applications are now being accepted at ONDARTE Artist Residency Program in Akumal, Mexico. ONDARTE was born from the desire to support international artists and promote cultural exchange between creators from all walks of life. Alec Von Bargen, the founder of ONDARTE, is an artist. Maribel Bianchi, the residency director is an artist at heart who has been surrounded by art and artists her entire life. Read More...
One of our favorite local not for profits, Hekab Be Library in Akumal, has published their annual "Back to School" Wishlist and we would like to help by sharing this with our "Life's a Beach" readers. We so often receive inquiries from customers and friends traveling to the Riviera Maya wondering what they can bring for the local school children in the region and how it will reach the intended recipients. The staff and volunteers at Hekab Be Library have been working with local children in this area for over 12 years and we were pleased to include them as a featured charity in our "12 Days/12 Ways" series which debuted last year. Read More...
"On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...." This beloved traditional holiday song is the inspiration for a seasonal blog series, "12 Days/12 Ways", an effort to draw attention to 12 worthy not for profit groups in Playa Read More...
If you haven't signed up yet for the 2nd Annual Women in Wellness retreat, there's still time! The week-long series of events runs from November 1 - 8, 2010. The schedule (subject to change) is posted below. As a registered participant you may take part in as many or as few activities as you like. The registration fee for the retreat is $50 usd. *The prices listed below are listed in US dollars and are for registered attendees. Non- registered guests who wish to participate in the various workshops and activities may do so. Associated costs and fees will vary. Please contact event organizer, Lydia Pontius [ lydia@justimagine.net ] for more information and to reserve your place. Read More...
February 25 and 26 the Centro Ecologico Akumal will hold its 4th annual festival at the CEA center in Akumal. The theme this year is Reduce - Reuse - Restore with events and exhibits related to reducing consumption, recycling waste and working to restore Read More...