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We Are TAO Newsletter / January 2015 / TAO Inspired Living

Greetings TAO Family and Friends!

Here we are in 2015 and it looks like a year full of great potential and positive change. Of course the New Year is a natural time to make new plans, new intentions, and new promises to ourselves and others. Remember these tips as you consider your New Year’s resolutions: make your goals as specific and behavioral as possible (instead of, “I will lose ten pounds,” try, “I will eat smaller portions and will exercise four times a week for forty minutes”); write your intention and plan down and keep it somewhere visible; share your intentions with a coach or encouraging friend; and create some way to monitor your steps to help you stay on track (use a calendar, an app, a coach, a checklist etc.).

This is high season in Mexico as folks from colder climes seek the warm weather and sunshine Mexico offers, but those looking for hot weather should keep in mind that Mexico's weather is not uniformly hot, and this is also one of the coldest months of the year south of the border.

Our team is excited about 2015 and we have lots of great plans for making the community the best it can be. Expect to see some great speakers at TAO this year, wonderful weather and developments in the Riviera Maya and countless reasons to visit. 2015 is the year to concrete our commitments, not only in our personal lives but also in our professional live too.

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.

All of us here at TAO are wishing you a wonderful new year, filled with the very best of health and happiness.

Isaac Henares
Operations Director

TAO Community Calendar / January 2015
Christmas Party
Christmas Time in Yaxché
New Year's Day

New Year's Day

January 1st

This is a national holiday and all-around quiet day. Most stores and businesses are closed as folks recuperate from the revelry of New Year's Eve. Museums, archaeological sites, and most tourist attractions are open on their regular schedule.


Riviera Maya’s Largest Rosca de Reyes

January 5th

On January 5th at 7pm, visitors and residents of the Rivera Maya are invited to gather on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen to watch the assembly of the largest "Rosca de Reyes" ever made on the Riviera Maya. The cake will be assembled and displayed between 34th and 36th streets. If you would like to try a slice, bring a new unwrapped toy as a donation. The toys will be gathered and distributed to underprivileged children in the poorest colonies in the region so that they too may enjoy a gift from the Three Kings. Don’t forget to come by and say hello to us in the TAO stand!!

Riviera Maya's Largest Rosca de Reyes
Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

January 6th

January 6th is Three Kings Day in Mexico, known as the Día de Reyes. This is Epiphany on the church calendar, the 12th day after Christmas, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus. In Mexico children receive gifts on this day, brought by the three kings, los Reyes Magos, Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar. Some children receive gifts from both Santa Claus and the Kings, but Santa is seen as an imported custom, and the traditional day for Mexican children to receive gifts is January 6.


Playa to Merida in Two and Half Hours

Previously, the route from Merida to Playa del Carmen took just over three hours and 30 minutes and you had to first pass through Cancun. The new highway has reduced travel time to just two and a half hours.

More here: Playa to Merida in Two and Half Hours →

Playa to Merida in Two and Half Hours
Mexico adds a new time zone in Quintana Roo

Mexico adds a new time zone in Quintana Roo

On December 4, the Congress of the Union passed the law of the Time System, with 258 votes in favor and 1 against, putting the eastern area of Quintana Roo in the same timezone as the East Coast of the United States, both located on meridian 75° west Greenwich. This measure will come into force from its publication on the Federal Official Journal around April 2015.


Akumal Ambulance APPROVED!

As of Thursday Dec 11, 2014, Akumal will have its own Red Cross Ambulance stationed 24 hours a day!!!! The ambulance will service Akumal and the surrounding areas and will assist locals and tourists alike.

The emergency number to call for the Red Cross ambulance is (984) 802 5521.

More here: Akumal Ambulance APPROVED! →

Akumal Ambulance APPROVED!
Jungle Maya Tulum

New OXXO in Akumal!


TAO Foundation

On Thursday the 8th of January 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 TAO Wellness Center lobby at 8am.

More for infomation please contact Claudia directly at

TAO Foundation

Deliveries of the Month

KIN G1: Virginia & Robert
First of KIN Building!
KIN G1: Virginia & Robert
RAM M8: Pablo & Mindie
First of RAM Building!
RAM M8: Pablo y Mindie
HIRA G8: Glenda & Edward
HIRA G8: Glenda & Edward
OCEAN A1: Arlene & Pierre
OCEAN A1: Arlene & Pierre
Spa Discounts at the TAO Wellness Center

Spa Discounts at the TAO Wellness Center

Now in TAO Wellness Center, we have an excellent promotion for all owners of our Residential Community, enjoy a 40% discount on spa services and 30% in the Temazcal. We invite you to know our news treatments will soon be offering.

For more information please contact us at:


Birthdays of the Month!

Birthdays of the Month!
Happy birthday! We hope that you have an amazing day!

*Please send us your birthday info to complete our database.

Franki Kamsing Ip 1st
Camie Lawrence 1st
John G Yates 1st
Randy Yeager 2nd
Harold Hano 3rd
Steve García 4th
Clare Morkan 5th
Bonnie Schroeder 6th
José Galarza 10th
Deirdre Von Fuchs 11th
Rick Greer 12th
Nancy Weiss 12th
Jorge Vallines 12th
Jennifer Kelly 14th
Terence Haverd 14th
Gregory Leishman 16th
Marina Posner 16th
Rhonda Kelley 17th
Steven G. Greenhough 18th
Daniela Quiñonez 18th
Cindy Burchett 20th
John Raymond Mclaughlin 20th
Michael Beiser 23rd
Wilbert De Bose 23rd
Virginia Dykes 25th
Lucian Kirk Vandoren 25th
Jeff A. Taylor 25th
Lynn Sullivan 26th
Marilia Prinz 26th
Laszlo Horvath 28th
John Canavera 29th
Greg Noyes 29th
Timothy Edward Mahaney 30th
Linda Hadfield 30th


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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