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TAOlife Newsletter / January 2016 / TAO Mexico

Dear TAO Family and Friends,

I can't believe it's already February!

February, the month of Valentine's Day, is a good time to think of all the things you are grateful for: to focus on what you have, not what you don't and to focus on what you can do, and not on what you cannot. Let us build that loving feeling in our lives through a sense of gratitude.

In Mexico, Valentine's Day is referred to as "Dia de San Valentin". It is more popularly known as "El Día del Amor y la Amistad", meaning the “Day of Love and Friendship". The date of celebration is the same as the U.S date of observance, 14th February.

Mexicans attach a lot of importance to love and friendship. Hence, the day is an important occasion for them. It is traditionally a day when Mexicans profess love to their sweethearts. Those involved in a romantic relationship promise an everlasting love to their special ones. It is a time of celebration for unmarried lovers and married couples. As “El Día del Amor y la Amistad” is also about friendship, Mexicans use this day to express their gratitude and appreciation to their friends

This month a large group of owners will be visiting Havana in Cuba, I would like to thank all of the people that are going! You will have a great time. We will all look forward to seeing the photos and videos of your adventures.

Looking ahead to March we have some big events coming up including;

  • 4th-8th March- Yoga, Dance and Intuitive Healing with Dr. Jennifer Kelly, a therapeutic and innovative blend of yoga, music, dance and intuitive healing
  • 19th March 11am-5pm. Up close & personal photography by Cindy Skeie , a photo expo at the TAO Wellness Center
  • 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th March Tarot and Astrology Readings with Tegan, Practice opening you subconscious mind and interpreting patterns, symbols and elemental sequences of the tarot deck.
  • 21st Equinox at Chichen Itza.

My quote of the month: The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever - Nicholas Sparks

Isaac Henares

Operations Director

Discovery Weekend


Come and join us for our next Discovery Weekend and find out for yourself why everyone is talking about the Riviera Maya and the new way of life at TAO Inspired Living.

Read more here

TAO Townhomes

Residential Area


TAO Ocean Residences offer an unparalleled Real Estate opportunity in the Riviera Maya. Just steps away from the pristine Caribbean Sea, this is a residential jewel you can call home. If you are looking for location and high living at the best price, it doesn’t get better than this.

TAO Ocean Residences are not only situated close to the beach but also just a short ride from Akumal, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen, the most cosmopolitan and beautiful cities of the Mexican Caribbean that provide endless local options for discovery, communion with nature, recreation, culture, excellent dining and the arts.

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Tulum Museum

Plans for a new center for Maya culture and prehistoric and pre-Colombian artifacts are scheduled for the Municipality. The city government of Tulum and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) are planning to build a museum in Tulum.

Read more here

Forget about Star Wars, check out the “Jaguar from the Stars”
Four reasons why foreigners should retire in Mexico


Award honors Xcaret as among the best theme parks in the world

Xcaret in Cancun and the Riviera Maya was recently recognized as the best international theme park and the best water park. The popular eco park won the 2016 Travvy Award held in New York City.

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Mot Mot.... who’s there?

The Yucatan Peninsula is an amazing place for birds. Here are a few places where bird lovers can observe a huge variety of species, including those which are endemic or endangered.

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New Year's Day



Purify your body, mind and soul in our Temezcal, an ancient Aztec/Mayan ceremony of healing, renewal and purification. Much like a Native American sweat lodge, the Temazcal is a deep process of reflection, prayer and meditation in a powerful sacred space, merging the elements of steam, heat, darkness and ritual to help you to awaken to a new place in yourself.

Read more here


Upcoming events In February

World Cancer Day

February 4th

Each year on 4 February, WHO and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) supports Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer.

Merida International Arts Festival
Día de Reyes - Kings Day

Upcoming events In February

TAO Cuba Trip

4th-7th February

Rousing rhythms, luscious landscapes and loquacious locals make charismatic Cuba a top travel destination for lovers of music, food, culture and life! Offering so much more than antiquated cars and coveted cigars, Cuba has a bounty of beaches, villages, farms and forests for travelers to explore


Upcoming events In February

Constitution Day in Mexico

5th February

Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) is an official holiday that celebrates the anniversary of Mexico’s current constitution, which was promulgated on February 5, 1917. Festivals, picnics, music concerts, and street celebrations are part of the festivities that occur throughout Mexico on Constitution Day.

Fiesta de San Antonio de Abad - Feast Day of Saint Anthony
TAO Cuba Trip

Upcoming events In February

Ash Wednesday in Mexico

10th Febraury

Ash Wednesday (Miércoles de Ceniza) marks the end of the Carnival season and the start of Lent in Catholic churches across Mexico.Ash Wednesday is a religious observance and not a national public holiday in Mexico. During the days leading up to this day, access to streets in some cities and towns may be difficult for vehicles due to Carnival related festivities.


Upcoming events In February

Valentine's Day - Día del Amor y la Amistad


In Mexico this day is to celebrate friendship, as well as love. Friends and lovers exchange cards, gifts or flowers.

Valentine's Day - Día del Amor y la Amistad
Three Kings Bread: Rosca de Reyes

Upcoming events In February

Flag Day in Mexico

February 24th

Mexico’s Flag Day (Día de la Bandera) is annually observed on February 24 to honor the country’s flag. Mexican flags are seen hoisted high in front of offices, government buildings, and some homes on February 24. Thousands of people attend events held across Mexico to honor the flag.


Upcoming in March

Cancun Half Marathon

6th March 2016

The Cancun half marathon will commemorate on 6 March, the International Women's Day Más Acción Sport events organisation, the municipality of Benito Juarez, with the support of the Convention and Visitors Bureau and with the coordination of the Municipal Sports Institute, invite you to enjoy Cancun and celebrate the International Women's Day by participating in:

Read more here

Visit Mexico’s largest Island
TAO Foundation

Upcoming in March

Up close & personal photography by Cindy Skeie

19th March 2016
TAO Wellness Center
11am - 5pm

Cindy will be visiting the TAO Wellness Center on the 19th of March to show her photographs. All of her photos will be for sale. Enjoy a afternoon of wine tasting with friends.

Full details on Cindy’s website:, contact her at

Check the official Facebook Page


Upcoming in March

Tarot and Astrology Readings with Tegan

Monday 21th, Wednesday 23rd,
Friday 25th, Sunday 27th,
MARCH 2016 // 11AM-5PM
Salon Balam, TAO Wellness Center

One hour reading: $100USD. Recommended for all clients interested in energy movement, problem solving, in depth clarifications, manifesting higher consciousness and finding personal empowerment.

Half hour reading: $60 USD. Recommended for returning clients that are looking for an update with something they are working on.

Deepen your trust and learn to follow your intuition. Practice opening you subconscious mind and interpreting patterns, symbols and elemental sequences of the tarot deck.

Contact her at or via Facebook

See full details here

Visit Mexico’s largest Island
TAO Foundation


15 Must-Have Mexican Salsa Recipes

Want to give your dishes a flavor boost? Bring on the salsa! Whether you use them as a dip for chips or as a topping for grilled meats, these easy salsa recipes will delight your taste buds all year round. Interested in more south-of-the-border flavors? Try these traditional Mexican recipes or some of our favorite healthy Mexican dishes.

Read more here


TAOs Top Tip:

Xoximilco, the magic of folklore and a true Mexican fiesta

Xoximilco Cancun is a perfect destination for young lovers and enchanted travelers seeking a romantic afternoon, or a Mexican-style party, eating, drinking and dancing to the mariachi music all along the way. The trajineras are a spectacle themselves; brightly painted and have names eluding the States of the Mexican Republic.

Read more here

Visit Mexico’s largest Island
TAO Foundation

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