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Costa Maya Newsletter > Archived Costa Maya Newsletters > Costa Maya-Mahahual Sept-2011 Newsletter

*********** Costa Maya-Mahahual Newsletter-Sept 2011 **********

Costa Maya Newsletter: of interest to visitors and property owners and anyone interested in the Costa Maya, Mahahual / Majahual - Rio Indio - Placer - Uvero - Punta Herrera - Xcalak and other points along Quintana Roo South

Editorial- The Mexican Caribbean - Why We Love it

Hi Costa Maya Neighbors,


Marcia with Baracuda

Your Costa Maya Neighbor,

Marcia Bales. . .writing this from Placer and Mayan Beach Garden Inn - 20 km north of Mahahual.

Past newsletters can be found at NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

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mahahual and Costa maya news

Calendar events in Mahahual

  • Beauty Contest - Miss Earth Mexico Sept 9
  • Jatsa'-ja' - 19, 29, 21 of August 2011 (Review below)
  • International Beach Clean-up day Sept 17 - in Mahahual Nov. 4-5
  • Spay and Neuter Clinic Sept 9th and 10th
  • Dentist in Mahahual on Tuesdays
  • Recycled bottle pickup on Wednesday mornings 9:00-1:00
  • Jatsa'-ja 2012 - 3rd weekend in August


Mayan Beach Garden - New at MBG

Mayan Beach Garden closing for two weeks in September.

We will be closed from Sept 13 - Sept 26th so my staff can take vacations. Unusual for us, we are letting everyone take vacations at once, leaving me, Kim and Jim Conrad to hold down the fort. If you need reservations during that time - Casa Porto Vino and Taj Majahual are taking reservations for individual rooms, so contact me and I can help you with a reservation.

Nature sessions with Jim Conrad continue only through end of October

Jim will continue to do nature walks and study the flora and fauna until the end of October when he must return to Hacienda Chichen. He will continue writing his newsletter from Placer up until his departure. An excerpts from the past couple of newsletters are included below.

A couple of people have come to Mayan Beach Garden and consulted with Jim regarding native plants and trees that they can plant on their property. He has even accompanied some of them. If you are in the area through October - you might want to take the opportunity to learn what is available. An excerpt from his newsletter on Sand Wasps is below.

Jim Conrad

Spear Fishing teams up with Mayan Beach Garden

Spear fishing Costa Maya
More Info. . .

Those of you who may have wanted to learn how to spear fish with an expert - the time is now here. Mayan Beach Garden is partnering with Costa Maya Spear-fishing and Mike

Spear Fishing is the ultimate in sport fishing. The use of tanks for Spear fishing is illegal in Mexico, but free diving and snorkeling is completely legal. Mike has all the permits needed to take you either from shore or boat snorkel. With a few tips, you'll find you can stay down longer and even maybe spear fish.

Spear fishing is highly selective, uses no bait and has no by-catch meaning no  turtles, Dolphins, Manatee, or other protected species are hurt . With education and proper regulations, spear fishing can be the most ecologically sustainable form of fishing.

Sand Wasps excerpt from www. (Authored by Jim Conrad)


Quintana Roo news



I love you Xcalak


Xcalak Cruise Ship

Earlier this month we had this cruise ship arrive in Xcalak. We have no idea how many passengers were on this voyage or what their itinerary was except, we know it came from Cuba, we know there wasn't unlimited meals and drink provided, and there was no need to dress for the Captains dinner.


Classified Adds

If you have something you want included in the classifieds, please send it to Limit text to 100 words and pictures no larger than 600 pixels wide. Include a contact email or phone number. It is a good idea to use an email address that is not your primary address to limit Junk mail coming your way. There is no charge, this is a community servicefor sale by owners.

Lot for sale in Xahuayxol
"20 x 100 meter beautiful beach front lot in Xahuayxol. Deep accreting beach, high elevation, beautiful palm trees. This lot is perfectly located half way between Mahahual and Xcalak, where you are close enough to either town to take advantage of their amenities, yet far enough removed to experience your personal piece of paradise. The coastal road is behind the lot, making the entire area build able. No mangroves. Price reduced from $169,000 to $149,000! We will consider all offers. For more information, please visit or contact or 1-512-922-9956."

House for Sale in Xcalak

This beautiful little house is perfect for someone wanting to open a restaurant as it is located in the center of town right on the beach. The home includes the federal zone a 16 x 24 meter lot and is owned by our dear Xcalak Polly.

The house comes furnished, is on the grid which means it includes water and power. Polly has always had internet via Satellite and the house includes satellite equipment.

i don't usually include this many photos when I do a free classified, but Polly has been so helpful writing her column that I couldn't help but let you all see what a beautiful home she lives in, even though all of us will be sad to see her go.










Side yard and entrance into back yard. By the way . . . the quad is SOLD.










Looking out over the bar into the large living room.









Bedroom with King size bed. Privacy wall separates dressing area and closet







Spacious front porch (large enough for outside restaurant style sitting) looks out onto the caribbean.

Email me directly for Polly's email address if you are interested.



Xcalak house

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