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December 2011  Issue 108a

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Do not let it be said that there is nothing to do in Akumal, especially when you look at this time of the year.  There is so much going on in Akumal over the next week or so, The Staff decided to do a Special Issue just to try to keep everyone abreast of what going on.  This is the case of where “You need a scorecard to know the names and numbers of all the players, or keep track of the events.”
         Where do we begin?

 And, for additional information about Akumal and Puerto Aventuras, don’t forget to check out Sac-Be and the Pelican Free Press of Puerto Aventuras
See EVENTS at the end for links to Robin's Best Shirt and the Enrique Art Show.


Hechizo Re-opened, December 13

Hechizo, in Rancho San Eric, on the Tulum Beach Road re-opened for the 2011 – 2012 season on Tuesday, December 13.  This season, Hechizo will be closed on Sundays, with the exception of December 25th and January 1st.  Visit the Hechizo web site at

Geminids Roof Party, December 14

The Staff of The Akumalian gathered on the roof of Casa Colibri to watch and experience the Geminids Meteor Shower, the year’s grand finale for meteor-watchers.  Not many meteors were seen because of the waxing gibbous moon, but a good time, albeit windy, was had by all.

Lol Ha Re-opens, December 16

Lol Ha re-opens on Friday, December 16 with some new dishes as prepared by Chef Carlos.




Flea Market, December 17

There is going to be a Flea Market on Saturday 17th at Plaza Ukana, from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Come and join the fun.  You might get something for the Christmas Holidays!!

People interested in a space, can contact Juan Antonio Huerta Illescas at 875-9091 or 984 876 2131 (cellular) to arrange it.  The cost is 100 pesos for 2 mts2, and anyone can bring their own table.

For any updates of this activity or future events you can "like" at  

Wendell Day’s Birthday, December 19

It’s (another) party time.  This time, Wendell Day’s 62nd birthday is being celebrated on the Aventuras Akumal condominium beach, from 3:00 to 6:00.  It’s a BYOB and snacks event.  Volleyball, swimming, sunning, and chatting are being provided.

La Lunita Presents New Menu, December 19

Annette reports that she is presenting a new menu on Monday, December 19.  Need to check that out.

Tequilaville Staff Christmas Party, December 19

Tequilaville is having its Staff Christmas Party on Monday, December 19, and it will be closed to the public.  Sorry.

Book Signing at Tequilaville, December 21

Mary & Ken report that they are having Svetlana Aleksandroff, the author of “PLANTS in the Mayan Culture, Traditional Remedies, Food & Art” at Tequilaville on December 21, at 8 pm.  Come out and meet her, ask questions, and purchase one of her books.  You won’t be disappointed with the book if you like learning about interesting plants, remedies, and art.

Books are on sale for only $350 peso, usually retail for $35.00 US.  $100 pesos from each sale will be going to support the Tequilaville Christmas Eve dinner for people in the pueblo, and gifts for children.

Live Nativity, December 23

Once again, Akumal will be presenting the Live Nativity on the Akumal stage over by Turtle Bay Café and La Cueva del Pescador.  The date is Friday, December 23, and the time is 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Besides the Live Nativity, the children from Montessori school will sing.


Gynn’AK 2-Year Anniversary, December 23

Gynn’AK is celebrating its 2-year anniversary on Friday, December 23, starting at 7:30pm -10pm.  This is by reservation ONLY, please RSVP to or (984) 114-2705 (984) 804-0088.  There will be a special menu that includes:

·         Thai Chipotle Guacamole & Chips

·         Chicken Fusion Pad Thai

·         Flan topped with Pineapple Ginger Orange Liqueur Sauce

·         Choice of Mint Margarita or Wine (1)

·         $200 pesos with ($100/person deposit)

 Belly dancer Sexy Snake will provide the entertainment.

Tequilaville Christmas Eve Dinner, December 24

This Christmas Eve, Ken & Mary are having Santa handing out the toys from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Tequilaville.  And, they will also be hosting the free turkey dinner to any local Mexican family, or those in need of a free dinner that night.

However, they are keeping the restaurant open this year to any of those who would like to have our Turkey dinner.  The cost for this year’s dinner is $170 pesos.  It includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.  Buns will be served on the table.  Dessert and drinks are not included.

Ken & Mary are still accepting donations - toys and money to help support our effort to help the local families in the Pueblo - and they are accepting donations of gently used clothing and shoes as well.  When they have enough clothing and shoes to distribute, they will post flyers in the local community with a date for distribution.

TBC Christmas Eve, December 24

Bart reports that Turtle Bay Café is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dinner.  On Christmas Eve, they offer a delicious menu for pick-up from 3 to 5 pm; they started this about 6 years ago, and it has gotten pretty popular.  Everything is ready to eat that night, or easy to heat and eat the next day for those who do not want to leave their homes.

On New Year’s Eve, TBC will be open with some nice specials.  This year they have a private party in the main palapa, but regular seating everywhere else.  New Year’s Day, TBC is open for Breakfast at 8:30- and go till 12:00 pm then shut down till dinner that night.

La Lunita Christmas Eve, December 24

Annette reports that La Lunita is open every day/evening, and she will have special menus for Christmas and New Years.

Christmas Eve Dinner Parties, December 24

There are just too many to mention, and since they are private – invitation only – it is best they go un-mentioned.

New Year’s Eve at Lol Ha, December 31

This is very HOT off the Lol Ha press.

Lol Ha is going to have a colossal buffet (including Prime Rib), belly dancing, and music by DJ Bijan Zade.  Price per person is $39USD; why don’t we have prices in Mexican pesos.

The first seating at 6:00pm is dinner only.

The second seating at 9:00pm has dinner, show, dancing, and midnight celebration.

A $10USD deposit is required.  See Victor at the beach bar.

Reservations can also be made at (984)-875-9013 and

New Year’s Eve Dinner Parties, December 31

There are just too many to mention, and since they are private – invitation only – it is best they go un-mentioned.



                                                         Here’s where we should be.


Looking ahead a bit . . . . . .


CEA’s Annual Festival, February 22 - 29

Waves of Change - February 22 through February 29

Speaking of change, in response to popular demand, these dates have been changed from the Feb. 29 through Mar. 7 dates announced in the last CEA Newsletter.  New dates are February 22-29, 2012.  The Silent Auction will kick it off on February 22.  The Gala Dinner will wrap it up on February 29.

The events will include: Live, Online and Silent Auctions. Kids' games. Lectures. Sustainable exhibits.  Live music.  Mystery presents.  Raffles.  Sports.  And, the Gala Dinner; tickets will be available in January: 750 pesos or 60 USD.

All proceeds will directly benefit CEA's Conservation Programs.

For further information:

Talent Show, March 17

Akumal is in the process of reviving The Akumal Talent Show; eat your heart out America’s Got Talent and X-Factor, because Akumal is where the talent is at.  And, it is reported that there is going to be at least one very critical, cynical and cantankerous judge, who once was a big fan of The Gong Show. 


Robin’s December “Best Shirt Award, was one of “Events” recorded in early December.  The other one was the Enrique Alcaraz and Eduardo Stein Art Show.


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