First Time Visitors

This section is geared towards the first-time visitor to the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya. It is designed to help you navigate our site more efficiently ...

Our Destination Section gives an overview of the towns along the coast that you may be interested in visiting. It is a good way to find the one that best suits what you are looking for–quiet, secluded or wild and cosmopolitan ... well, as cosmopolitan as one can get on the Caribbean Coast in Mexico.

Our Sights and Adventure Section helps you explore the wealth of natural wonders that are here.

Our Ecology and Nature Section is here to promote eco-tourism. The Yucatan Peninsula is a unique karst terrain that is fragile and feeling the brunt of massive development. This section is designed to promote responsible tourism and help educate our readers.

Our Culture and Events Section will help you better appreciate the Riviera Maya's rich mix of Maya, Mexican culture. We also have expatriates from across the globe, and a resulting culture that is unlike any other. Here we include a little bit of everything: calendar of events, recipes, educational articles, causes such as environmental organizations, scholarship funds and animal protection, weddings and special events and people.

Many of our visitors and contributors have been coming to the area for a very long time. We suggest you visit our People Section to meet some of these characters and learn more about the contributors who help with information and articles.

The Maya and History Section is full of interesting information about the ancient and modern Maya. The youngest member of Mexico, Quintana Roo was not declared a state until 1974, around the same time that Cancun, Cozumel, and Isla Mujeres began to be labeled as tourist destinations. The rich history of the entire peninsula contains stories of valor, of war, and, of course, of love. Learn more about the vibrant past of some of the world's most sought-after land.

In The News is where you will find current news from the area.

Maps and Travel Tips is an important section that can help you not only plan your vacation but be a good resource before you leave ... feel free to print our maps and take them with you.

Books and Readings – Much has been written about this area and this is a resource to help you find good reading material and excerpts.

Spas and Wellness Section is just that. Learn about how and where you can pamper yourself while on vacation, as well as tips for healthy travel to the Riviera Maya. From spiritual and physical practices like yoga to holistic treatments for the body and skin, Sac-Be can show you a way toward health and wellness.

Photography – Everyone loves photos of paradise and this is where some of our great photographs are.

Accommodations are listed by type and location. Restaurants and Shopping are by location.

Every site needs to have a Blog and ours is

Other Resources is our Links section, by advertiser and others. We offer free listings and paid advertising.

And each month we send out a newsletter; you can subscribe or tell a friend.

AND if you can't find what you are looking for OR have a suggestion, please feel free to contact us.

Welcome to Sac-Be International, Inc.'s site – stay as long as you want and please visit often. And once you are not a first time visitor anymore, we hope you will become a CONTRIBUTOR!

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by Michele Kinnon

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Costa Maya

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Updated annually by Mari Pintkowski

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Now easier than ever to get to the Costa Maya

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It's not difficult or scary driving in the Yucatan, but there are a few differences for us northerners.

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Learn Spanish on The Beach

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Mexico On My Mind did some research and here is what they found.

Hotel Akumal Caribe (March 2011)

with video

Marcia Learning to Love the Mini-super and Live Like a Local

by Marcia at Mayan Beach Garden Inn

Kevin Graham's Mahahual Property Mahahual Is HOT for Investors

We spoke to Kevin Graham with Costa Maya Living to learn more

Maya Museum Maya Museum in Cancun

Located next to the archeological site of San Miguelito

Rhett with App New App for iPhone and Smartphones by Akumal Villas

Download for free from Akumal Villas

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Where to Shop Throughout the Week

Heather Fromme Sunset Paddleboarding Sunset Paddleboarding

Heather Froeming

Mari Pintkowski SURPRISE! What's Around the Next Corner?

Permanent Resident means no more driving U.S.- plated vehicle

xamach dos Things to Do on a Cloudy Day (September 2011)

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by Mari Pintkowski

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Things to think about when planning your first trip here

Michele Kinnon Turtle Season Is Here - Tips to Help

by Michele Kinnon