Akumal Celebrates 50 Years May 29 - May 31, 2009


On May 29th Akumal will host a 3 day Festival
 to commemorate 50 years since Pablo Bush Romero
first arrived in Akumal on an expedition to the
Matanceros Shipwreck.
We invite all of you that care for Akumal and want to be a part of this memorable event to make your reservations soon!
For those that have not visited, this is a great opportunity to experience the history of the first tourist destination on the coastline! A truly special destination!

May 29th – Friday 5:00pm – 8:00 pm
 AKUMAL THROUGH THE YEARS
 Location: CEA info center
Presentation of audio visual – “Akumal : Hace Medio Siglo”
Digital Photographic displays from guests, residents, and friends
Bar sponsored by: Lolha (wine and cheese)
Musical entertainment – Jorge Palma and his “Caribbean Soul” duet

8:15 - midnight “Plaza Ukana Party and Bazaar ”
Location: Plaza Ukana stage area
Live music, entertainment and food

 8:15 Salsa Performance
  9:15 Bandikoro Live Band

For sale:
Cochinita Pibil Turkey Yucatecan style
Lucy's Homemade Ice Cream
Beer, Margaritas, Wine, Water 

*May 30th Saturday -
9:00 AM - 2 PM Coordinated by dive shops on Main Bay.
Go to either dive shop to sign up - Dive Festival (click to read details)

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Bazaar at Ukana Plaza
Selling items used and new, food, art, 50th Anniversary memorabilia and more. Stop by and browse and support
      the local businesses and craftsmen.

10:00am to 11:00  Ixchel Boutique Fashion Show ,  Swimwear ,  Sportwear  &  Dresses
 
   11:30am to 12:00    Dance performance  from Cultural Center of Tulum .


2:00 PM Puppet Show at the Stage.

5:30 - Midnight
“Matanceros Expedition“ night
Location: Lolha Beach and Snack Bar
5:30 - 6:30
Happy Hour at Lolha and presentation of the PBR museum Artifacts in game room.
Sale of “Under the Waters of Mexico” by Pablo Bush Romero
Sale of limited edition replica of the Matanceros Cross.

6:30pm Presentation of the PBR Museum Artifacts in Game room.
Pre-Sale of “Under the Waters of Mexico” by Pablo Bush Romero
Sale of Limited Edition Replica of Matanceros Cross and other memorabilia.
7pm - 8:30pm Mexican Parillada-Tickets include picnic style dinner on the beach with live Salsa Band ; beer, margaritas, or wine. Catered by: Tacolote Price: $350 pesos.
Tickets for sale at Hotel Villas Maya Reception
Concert to follow at the Snack bar –Cash bar. Jurassic Band – 70’s music

May 31 Sunday
Fishing Tournament  coordinated by CEA and dive shops on Main Bay.. Register at either dive shop.
Live music on the beach. First prize : Motorcycle .
   9:00am  to 11am  Conference “Mayan Calendar”  by Carlos Meade

11:00 AM - 12:30 Treasure Hunt for children.  Meet at 10:00 at Kid's Club, ends on beach in front of LolHa. Children will be lead on a treasure hunt in and around Akumal beach – activities begins with becoming Pirates and end with finding the buried treasure along the way clues will teach them about Akumal.

12:00 PM – 6 PM: Volleyball, children of all ages are welcome to join in and play volleyball on the beach in front of Hotel Akumal Caribe.

4:00 - 6:00 PM: Sand Sculpturing and Kite Flying, children of all ages are encouraged to participate in making sand sculptures and flying kites on the beach in front of Lol-Ha

 8:00pm to 11pm-  Live   Music  at  “La Buena Vida”.


We are also working on collecting as many interviews and stories about what Akumal was like over the past 50 years.  If you have photos or stories you would like to contribute please let us know. 

For more information contact us.

Here is a video to help get you in the mood, Akumal - Half  Century Ago: The Rescue of Matancero.


akumal 50th


Hotel Akumal Caribe