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Greetings TAO Family and Friends!

October is an excellent month to enjoy living in Mexico. The sea turtle festival is held annually in Tulum, the Sea Turtle Festival is a free event which encourages participants to learn about sea turtles and familiarize themselves with the various organizations that are trying to protect them. Artistic, environmental and cultural activities are also a part of the festival.

Also during this month we celebrate the Day of the Dead kicks off at the end of the month. Xcaret Park honors this great event, declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, by celebrating the Festival of Life and Death Traditions every year on October 30th and 31st and on November 1st and 2nd. During this festivity you will be able to experience the Hanal Pixan ritual (food for the souls), cuisine of the region, workshops, crafts, gifts and altars, visual arts exhibitions, theater, dance and gala concerts.

During the last month we had several events that celebrated the month of Mexico including, our cooking class with Misael where we learnt how to make Chile en Nogada, our Mexican food and Mexican lottery at our lunch at the Wellness Center and of course the Mexican Indepence day at Bahia Principe.

Also we enjoyed visiting Chichen Itza for the stunning and magical equinox, our monthly trip to the Mayan Community of Yaxche and our Move night “Zapata”

Weather-wise it's a great time to visit: it's the end of the rainy season and temperatures are milder than other times of the year.

My thought of the week: Use the beauty and relaxed attitude of autumn as a time to plan a little window of peace and pause everyday - however and whenever it works.

Isaac Henares
Operations Director


Merida, Yucatan October 17th & 24th.

This annual festival celebrates Mayan culture through a wide variety of cultural events including concerts, dance performances, exhibits, conferences and workshops. The purpose of the festival is not just to entertain but also to educate visitors about the Maya, offering the opportunity to explore the grandeur of what was and remains of this great culture. Events will take place in Merida and in a few other locations in the state of Yucatan. The theme for the 2014 festival is architecture.

Click here for more information.


Tulum, Quintana Roo, October 16th to 18th.

Held annually in Tulum, the Sea Turtle Festival is a free event which encourages participants to learn about sea turtles and familiarize themselves with the various organizations that are trying to protect them. Artistic, environmental and cultural activities are also a part of the festival.

Click here for more information.


Celebrated throughout Mexico, October 31st, November 1st and 2nd.

Celebrated throughout Mexico, October 31st, November 1st and 2nd Deceased relatives are remembered and honored in cemeteries and family homes in this unique cultural celebration. Festivities take place throughout the country, but celebrations are most colorful in Patzcuaro, Oaxaca, Chiapas and San Andres Mixquic (DF).


New Activity! Boot Camp with Chris Walker
Prepare yourself to embark on a unique journey and learning experience, where you will learn tools that connect us with the heart of who we truly are for living healthier, fulfilling lives and building a brighter future. The annual gathering Expanding the Heart of Humanity: The Science and Practice of Heart-Connected Living is from Dec. 3-7 at the TAO Wellness Center, a fantastic and uplifting venue in the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

Click here for more information and booking details.

October 30th to November 2nd.

Learning from the generative power of nature and living in times of transition
Take part of this celebration at the 9th Festival of Life and Death Traditions in Xcaret, which presents the masterly presentations of renowned actor Ignacio Lopez Tarso and tenor Fernando de la Mora. This year, Michoacán is our guest state, land of monarch butterfly and world-renowned Noche de Muertos (Night of the Dead) for maintain the original Purépecha (local indigenous) rituals. In Xcaret Park admire its folkloric performances, indulge yourself with the copal scent of the altars, feel every note of traditional Pirekuas songs and taste it delicious gastronomy, both Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The Festival of Life and Death Traditions aims to ensure the active participation of society, Mayan communities and artists to incorporate the diversity and cultural richness into the Day of the Dead celebration, by recapturing ethnic, traditional and contemporary practices around this millennial and beautiful Mexican tradition.

Read more here on Day of the Dead Celebrations at Xcaret Park.


How to make a proper Chile Nogada
On Tuesday the 25th of September we will be visiting the Mayan Community of Yaxche, located 45 minutes from the Mayan ruins of Coba.

The children are always delighted to see us, if you are interested in joining, please meet us at the lobby at 8am.

Join us on the 23rd of October where we wil be visiting the children at Yaxche again. For more information please contact Claudia at

Information Update!

Upcoming visit to Yaxché
We understand that many of you are not in TAO at the moment or were not present when the manager of Telmex came to the Wellness Center. If you would like to sign up for it please send Yatzi an email with the following details:

1. Copy of Your Passport.
2. Copy of your Official Mexican Visa.
3. Original and copy of your water or light bill.
4. Signed Power of Attorney letter.
5. Indicate the Telmex Plan that you would like.

For more information please see Yatzi at the TAO Wellness Center, by calling Ext 28995 or by email


Construction Site Progress
Our website is updated every month with the latest photos of the evolution of TAO. Here you will be able to see the latest progress of the different Condo Buildings, Residences, Town homes, Common areas and the Ocean Residences.

See the October 2014 Photo Gallery



Happy birthday! We hope that you have an amazing day!
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Timi Jaikaran 1
Sthepane Vermette 4
Astrid Gassner 6
Lisa Heiman 7
Peter Anderson 12
Rosemary Pyka 12
Pamela Jones 12
Peter Sherrod 12
Robert M. Samborski 12
Paul Davis 14
Sandra Merritt Garcia 17
Lesli O´Connel 19
Michael Farell Green 22
Thomas Robinson 27
Judith Reese 28
Richard Peebles 29
Roderick F. Ashworth 29

Happy Birthday
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Lynn Sullivan
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Carlos - HOA Manager
Ext. 28994


Darren - Customer Service / Social Media
Ext. 28995

Yatziri - Property Manager
Ext. 28996


María Fernanda - Events Coordinator
Ext. 28960



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