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*******************Costa Maya Newsletter*******************
February / Febrero 2010

Hi Costa Maya Neighbors-


Marcia with Baracuda


Past newsletters can be found at NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES


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Message board conversation for this month:

mahahual and Costa maya news


Mahahual and the Costa Maya getting Street lights and Mayan Arch Glorieta

With the development of Costa Maya Villas on the north side of the Light house, the palapa restaurant at the base of the light house, and the turn-off to Mahahual on the south, traffic is getting to be a little congested near the light house. The glorieta will feature a traditional Mayan Arch and make it safer in that area. Leading up to the arch are new streetlights also geared to making pedestrian traffic safer. The glorieta and parking area located at the lighthouse was the vision of Mayan Paradise Properties owner Todd Story and with the help of a few local businesses will be a gift to the local community of Mahahual.

Traffic Glorietta and Mayan Arch
This concept drawing of the planned Glorieta supplied by Mayan Paradise Properties Inc. (Costa Maya Villas)

Photo tour of Mahahual new projects

North of the Light house and South are two very different experiences. If you take a look at the fun beach restaurant and Camping spot El Faro (Spanish for lighthouse) compared with the new and modern Lapis store and handicrafts shops - the difference is night and day. Is there room for both in Mahahual? ABSOLUTELY! If you click to play the YouTube video slide show below, you'll see a lot of new shots of Mahahual and maybe a few you have already seen. Most of the shots were taken on the 21st of January, 2010 early in the morning - so they are up to date!

El Faro Beach Palapas Camping and Restaurant
Lapis Jewelry and adjacent souvenier shop

Click on the YouTube symbol to view the video in a larger size.

Chetumal to get Artisan's market in 2010

Q. Government Roo
Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:43:00

The Directorate of Handicrafts of the Economic Development Secretariat (Headquarters), will create the State Museum of Folk Art, which will be located in the state capital and where local artisans can display and market their products.

This was announced by Director of Handicrafts Headquarters, Luis Villanueva Madrid, who explained that this project has been produced since last year and is a major priority for Headquarters, and the consolidation of marketing modules enabling the display and sale of craft products in Quintana Roo.

He explained that within the allocated budget of around five million pesos, the idea is this project the State Museum of Folk Art, which will provide a space for all those craftsmen and artists, as it seeks to take at least four rooms, toilets and all the infrastructure for it to function as such.

Villanueva Madrid, estimated that this year would be consolidated this project, if economic conditions permit, and although it is considered within the fiscal year 2010.

In the State Museum of Folk Art, all those craftsmen would have greater opportunity to expand their aspirations, business and sales, all that would be displayed once permanently and other publicly traded, he said.

Crafts director at Headquarters also pointed out that the idea is the installation of modules from marketing, which in the first instance be located one in Mahahual, since the arrival of cruise passengers, you must install a business of this type, and then would be opened in other parts of the body, he concluded.

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Casa Azucar

Casa Azucar kitchen

Casa Azucar sandy beach

Waves make for great boarding

rooftop ramada
Casa Azucar Rooftop ramada

Mexican s ink with talavera tile

Costa Maya Villas

If you are going to be in the area, make sure and visit the construction site of Costa Maya Villas. I've gone on other construction sites and didn't feel welcome - not so here. Todd, of Mayan Paradise Properties wants you to feel welcome to schedule a visit to Costa Maya Villas. Mayan Paradise Properties Inc. has positioned themselves as the premier developer in the Costa Maya, focusing on the high end condos and commercial properties. The project will be ready for rentals Winter 2010 and the goal is to have one of the first floor units available as a model to look at in the next couple of months. You can view plans of all the units on the Mayan Paradise Properties Inc. web site. If you click on one of the units, you can see the floor plan and price for each. The prices will be going up in mid February, but you can still get the posted prices now. You can check out the progress of the Condos on the Mayan Paradise Properties construction progress and on the YouTube video below.

If you don't know where Costa Maya Villas are located, you can reach them by turning left at the light house - driving north on the road that parallels the beach. Financing is available. Additional shots of Costa Maya Villas are included in the Mahahual Photo Tour.

Depending on your connection speed, the YouTube video of Costa Maya Villas, by Mayan Paradise Properties Inc. may perform better by clicking on the YouTube icon in the lower right hand corner


Hola everyone

 I am sure you know I have been organizing the Animal Clinic here in Xcalak, there can't have been many of you that didn't get or see my begging letters. Well,we raised approximately $1,500usd in just over a week. I was not sure you could do it with the crisis and Haiti, but you are just amazing people. The call goes out and you all rally Around. (NOTE: clinic in Xcalak to be held Jan 22-23)


Ceiba tree


Yes it's been cold here too, cold enough that my dogs really didn't want to get up and out of bed in the mornings. Especially Lulu!!




The critters are feeling it too and my garden has become a "Pemex" for butterflies and bees. The bees are using the Humming bird feeders non stop so we have small fights breaking out. The butterflies are really enjoying the Zinnias.


 I was given a wonderful present whilst I was visiting my carpenter in Limones, I hope I can keep it happy here in Xcalak. I will endeavor to find out which orchid it is.


I also bought myself this one from the market in Chetumal before Christmas, (my Christmas present to me) and it bloomed a couple of days before the holiday and the blooms are still out now.

Just a quick show off. This plant has been magnificent up to 22 flowers at a time.


The editor of this newsletter (me) makes no claims that the information here is completely true. I am not a news reporter, Spanish is not my native language, the newspapers are notorious for not verifying information and this is not my primary business, but rather a service to the neighborhood. If you find something untrue PLEASE let me know and I will print a disclaimer. I try to verify the information but even the newspaper prints up rumors, so I can only report what I read and hear.

Unless otherwise stated, all content is copyrighted by MMB Contractors Inc.

Until next month,
Best wishes from your neighbor,



Updated: 25-Jan-2010

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