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There are only a few days left before the 2nd annual Eco Reto 2011, a unique eco challenge where families are invited to build the greenest and most original toy or game. Ak Lu'um International School is preparing its jungle campus to receive environmentalists, government representatives and families from the Riviera Maya who will present their original creations to a select panel of judges. The contest and Eco-Fair will be held on December 11 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Ak Lu'um International School in Playa del Carmen. Read More...
The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos, voted TripAdvisor best attraction in the Yucatan Peninsula, has relocated to a larger, more interactive space this month for the first time since its opening in 2009. Read More...
On the Riviera Maya, summer is now upon us and summer vacation is just around the corner. For many families, the school break means travel! Many will take this time to travel to see their families scattered across Mexico. Others will depart for cooler climates in the US, Europe and Canada. For those staying put, the challenge is always "What to do with the children?". When school is out and most of the extracurricular activities have been suspended for the summer months there is a huge gap to be filled in the daily lives of our young ones. Many families, especially those with two working parents, will be looking for fun summer programs to fill the time for their restless nin@s. Read More...
****DUE to incliment weather, the Tulum Food Festival has been postponed until Thursday July 7th!!**** An exciting food festival and fundraising event is being planned to to support the Tulum Living School Project and this year’s recipient school “Huricanes Kinder”. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00pm at Charlie’s Restaurant and Bar in the Tulum Pueblo. Read More...
This week I learned that the ambitious Direct Abundance San Mateo Sanitation Project planned for the school had ground to a halt. The letter below from Founder and Board Member Heather Zwicker details the foundation's immediate need for a specialist in wastewater garden systems. Laurie and I are hoping that within our significant network, we can set "six degrees of separation" into high gear and find someone to assist with this exciting project. Read More...
On the morning of March 20, Riviera Maya athletes and families gathered in Playa del Carmen’s Parque Leona Vicario to take their marks for the “Run for Ak Lu’um”, a 5K race sponsored annually by BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors , Read More...
With just a few days remaining before the BuyPlaya 5K Spring Race, organizers, parents and local business owners are kicking into high gear for this exciting annual fundraising event. On March 20 at 7:45am, participants will run, walk or stroll the 5 kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making a loop through the hotel zone in Playacar and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Caribbean. Read More...
Ak Lu'um International School, Mexico’s first ecological school, invites all Riviera Maya athletes and families to participate in the second annual ‘BuyPlaya 5K Run for Ak Lu’um’. Sponsored by Playa del Carmen’s leading real estate company, BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, the race will take place on March 20, 2011 at 8:00am sharp. Read More...
'Friends of Ak Lu’um' is an organization that is working towards 501c3 status in the United States that will be offering educational scholarships to Mexican Nationals who otherwise would not have an opportunity for a quality education. Promoting holistic education, 'Friends of Ak Lu’um' is working in cooperation with the Ak Lu'um International School, the first ecological school in Mexico, that follows a humanistic, integrative approach to education. Please come out and support the effort to offer quality education to the children of our community. You will not only be supporting a worthy cause, but you will be able to enjoy an evening of fun, food, and friendship! Read More...
The Riviera Maya is abuzz with activity and excitement this week as Cancun welcomes the delegates of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. As the host country, Mexico is conduction an inclusive conference with the aim of building understanding among the Parties to ensure that COP16/CMP6 deliver concrete and effective results to tackle the global challenge of climate change. Mexico has encouraged broad participation in the conference as well as extensive dialogue in the collective search for common solutions. Read More...
Ak Lu'um International School , the first ecological school in Mexico invites you to take part in the 1st Annual Eco-Challenge on Sunday December 5th 2010! The Contest: As a family, design and build a unique toy or game that does not harm the environment Read More...
Easter is WHEN this year? If you are like me you may be surprised to learn that Easter falls on April 24 in 2011. That is considerably later in the month than we have grown accustomed to. Those of you with school age children in Mexico who generally plan a major family vacation around this holiday will want to take that into consideration. Likewise, those of you in the tourism industry will want to prepare for a later high season than usual and make the appropriate adjustments in your budget and staffing needs. The official school break for semana santa, according to the government, will be April 21 - 30 2011. This will apply to students in both public and private institutions. Read More...
In Puerto Morelos, the little colonial gem midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, activities are afoot to prepare for the beginning of tourist season. Like many other businesses, The Little Mexican Cooking School, a fairly new feature on the Riviera Maya landscape, is no exception. Re-opening it’s doors in October after summer hiatus, launches their second season of “Food Adventures for Curious Travelers” on October 5th. Read More...
POSITION AVAILABLE - TEACHING CHEF Personable, charismatic Teaching Chef needed for Tourist Cooking School on Riviera Maya, conducting classes in Authentic Mexican cuisine to curious travelers. Classes conducted in English but Spanish spoken to our 2 Read More...
As a non-profit school, Ak Lu'um International School is always in need of donations. We asked the school to compile a Wish List in case any of us would like to give a little something. Attached is the list we received. Some of these items may already Read More...