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Greetings TAO Family and Friends!

In Mexico, the month of November starts off with Day of the Dead celebrations in full swing; November 2nd is a public holiday. This is also the month in which the Mexican Revolution is commemorated. The official holiday for the revolution is always held on the third Monday in November (this year, November 17); banks, post offices and government offices will be closed that day. Also for all of you golf lovers don’t miss out on going to see the OHL Golf Tournament at Mayakoba.

Almost like turning off a tap, the rainy season in Mexico slows to a relative trickle in November, while temperatures remain high. Unfortunately this does not mean that the threat of tropical storms – particularly on the Caribbean coast of Mexico – is totally eradicated, but the likelihood of such unpleasant weather is much reduced. The hurricane season officially ends on the 30th November.

Generally November is a great month to be living in Mexico, with hot, sunny days and cool, balmy evenings on the coast, and mild to cool conditions in the interior.

My thought of the month: Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale

Have a great month everyone

Isaac Henares
Operations Director

Community Calendar - November 2014
Upcoming Events - Mayan Riviera & Mexico

Día de Muertos / Days of the Dead
Celebrated throughout Mexico, October 31st, November 1st and 2nd.

Día de Muertos / Days of the Dead

Celebrated throughout Mexico from October 31st to November 2nd. Deceased relatives are remembered and honored in this unique cultural celebration. Festivities take place throughout the country, but are most colorful in Patzcuaro, Oaxaca, Chiapas and San Andres Mixquic (D.F.).

Read more here: Xcaret Day of the Dead.


Mayakoba Golf Classic
Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, November 13 to 16

Mayakoba Golf Classic

The only PGA tournament in Mexico features a one-day Pro-Am competition followed by a four-round professional tournament contested on the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón golf course at Mayakoba.

Read more here: Mayakoba Golf Classic.


Día de la Revolución - Revolution Day
Celebrated throughout Mexico, November 20th.

Día de la Revolución - Revolution Day

This day marks the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Parades and celebrations take place throughout the country. (Note: the official holiday is observed on the 3rd Monday of the month, but some civic ceremonies may be held on the 20th.)


Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Playa del Carmen, November 27 to 29

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

Playa del Carmen will host major national and international jazz musicians who will perform under the stars, at the Mamitas Beach Club. This year's lineup includes Colin Hunter, Take 6, Hiram Gomez, and the Pat Metheny Unity Group.

Read more here: Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2014.


The Cenotes Route
News in the Riviera Maya

The Cenotes Route

Yucatan Peninsula is known for its cenotes, natural crystalline water pools which are connected by underwater rivers. The Ruta de los Cenotes (Cenotes Route) is located halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen on the old road from Puerto Morelos to Valladolid, referred to today as the Puerto Morelos-Leona Vicario Freeway.

Read more here.


Cirque du Soleil Opening
November 2014

Cirque du Soleil Opening

JOYÀ follows the adventures of a rebellious teenage girl whisked away to a mysterious jungle in her grandfather’s fantastical world. Surrounded by a strange band of half-human, half-animal assistants, the extravagant naturalist is on a relentless quest for the meaning of life.

Read more here.

Upcoming Events at TAO Inspired Living

Expanding the Heart of Humanity

Expanding the Heart of Humanity

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.


Day of the Dead Celebrations at Xcaret Park
From October 30th to November 2nd

Day of the Dead Celebrations at Xcaret Park

From October 30th to November 2nd, 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.


Meet Claudia,
our TAO Foundation Director

Meet Claudia, our TAO Foundation Director

When I came to visit Akumal for the first time in 1970 there was not an aspirin available for the workers in town, they would take care of their pains with natural medicine from Maleno an old Xaman that used to live in back of las casitas. He was very knowledgeable of herbs and beverages he would make for us. When I came to live in Akumal in 1989 there was nothing even though 19 years later the workers were using cloves to take care of their tooth aches because Maleno had passed to a better life. I was determined to help the people that were here from the Yucatan that could only go home every 25 days for work and if they were to live here to try to do it in a way that it was not so harmful for them and the environment. I started with the making of letrins for each palapa and thought them how to wash their pots and pans correctly so that if the rats urinated on them it would not hurt them. I wanted to make a change in teaching the women about family planning and I assisted workshops in Juárez, Chihuahua, my home town and attended midwife courses the previous summer. From then on I had the first farmacia from Playa to Tulum. I asked a Dr from Cancun to teach me and to come and see the people from Akumal because we needed help. She came once a week and we worked in exchange for a stay on the beach. I treated and medicated about 1000 patients until the people from Akumal were given the opportunity to purchase property in Chemuyil where the IMSS clinic was and is still there, I donated everything to it and moved on thinking that no one would live in the surrounding areas of Akumal and thinking I did the right thing by not squatting on land that was not mine. I continued helping the people with family planning and individual health care from my home. I delivered 2 girls and one boy who are now parents. I sew up a lot of lips, ears and knees. I love to learn from the people and share what I have with them. Kids are my weak spot, I love to see them smile and learn.


Don’t forget… Visit to Yaxché
Thursday the 20th of November

Visit to Yaxché

Thursday the 20th of November we will be visiting the Mayan Community of Yaxché, located 45 minutes from the Mayan ruins of Cobá. The children are always delighted to see us, if you are interested in joining, please meet us at the lobby at 8 AM.

For more infomation please contact Claudia directly at


TAO Rentals

TAO Rentals

Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting Paola Carrero Althaus, our fabulous Concierge. She is a natural at this position and we have gotten rave reviews back from every single guest so far. As you know, this is the foundation for repeat clientele and referral business.

We have also recently hired our own dedicated cleaning person. Her name is Aisa and she lives in Puerto Adventuras. She comes highly recommended and is extremely picky about details.

Christmas Season Booking up Fast: We have had an enormous amount of inquiries and are now almost fully booked for the Christmas Season and beyond. We are now taking bookings into July and expect the 2015 Season to book quickly. We are looking forward to having more inventory to offer, so if you have not yet signed up contact us at


Deliveries of the Month

Robert & Heather
Robert & Heather
Brian Symes
Greg, Krista, Janice, Michael, Ryan and Judy
Greg, Krista, Janice, Michael, Ryan and Judy
HIRA G1 and PH5
Thomas & Brenda
Thomas & Brenda
Ocean A6
James & Beverley
James & Beverley
Ocean A3
Steve & Kathy Rosson
Steve & Kathy
Ocean A2

First Ocean Residences have been delievered!
Congratulations to Thomas & Brenda, James & Beverly and Steve & Kathy


HOA Newsletter

HOA Newsletter

Within this issue we begin with new exclusive information for our TAO owners where we will inform you of what has happened within new development and the many improvements that we have done.

Read more here: HOA Newsletter.


Construction site progress

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 November 2014 Photo Gallery.


Birthdays of the month!

Happy birthday! We hope that you have an amazing day!
*Please send us your birthday info to complete our database.

Ronald Paul Kubicki 1st
John Wesley Powell 2nd
Agnes Annie Ashworth 5th
Lisa Sinniger 7th
Margaret Lardizabal 7th
Kathleen Rosson 9th
Deborah Kay Alton-Matthews 10th
Beverley Closson 10th
Elizabeth Mclean 11th
Charles G. Casaburi 14th
Peggy Lee Franklin 14th
Karla Braun Mclaughlin 15th
Timothy O'leary 16th
Mark Steven Soberman 17th
Patricia Peebles 18th
Loh Cher Zoong 18th
Jerry Buechler 19th
Subhas Kumar Mukhopadkyay 19th
Barbara Radcliff 19th
Tanya Lavender 20th
Edna Daniels 26th
Ray Schaeffner 26th
Pedro Hernández Téllez 26th
Linda Ann Simpson 26th
Janet Robinson 28th
Kate Kenfield Mccombs 29th
John Cornelius 30th
Maureen Mcmillan 30th

Happy Birthday



Carlos - HOA Manager
Ext. 28994


Darren - Customer Service / Social Media
Ext. 28995

Yatziri - Property Manager
Ext. 28996


María Fernanda - Events Coordinator
Ext. 28995



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