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We Are TAO Newsletter / March 2015 / TAO Inspired Living

Dear TAO Family and Friends,

Regardless of where you live when you are not at TAO, March is a month when we feel a change in the weather. Some will mourn the loss of ski season, others will be heading home from TAO and some are looking forward to the end of a challenging winter.

Here we are having fun. The ocean is warm and clear like the skies and the many changes we face are tempered by our love of nature and the way it sooths us.

Let nature be your source of reflection and fresh perspectives this month.

As for the weather, March in Mexico is usually dry and warm to hot. The third Monday is a holiday in commemoration of Benito Juarez' birthday, and the Spring Equinox where thousands flock to the main Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza to witness the play of light and shadow which shows a serpent descending the stairs of the temple.

My quote of the month: Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda.

Happy March everyone!

Isaac Henares
Operations Director

TAO Community Calendar / March 2015
World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day.

March 3rd

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.


Brainwave Optimization

March 6th / 9.30AM

Over 50,000 people worldwide have experienced breakthroughs utilizing Brainwave Optimization with RTB™ (Real Time Balancing). This process is effective, holistic and non-invasive method of achieving greater brain balance and harmony. Improving brain function has shown to help with injuries, disorders, stress, pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, addictive dependencies, challenges to learning and performance.

Brainwave Optimization
Visit to Xel-Há

Visit to Xel-Há

March 11th / 8AM

Regarded as one of the world's greatest natural wonders, Xel-Há provides one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Practice snorkeling and see hundreds of colorful fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit its Cove and its cenotes. At this All Inclusive Xel-Há Park you can enjoy water activities, ecological attractions, restaurants and the best scenery to admire while you relax in a hammock or walk around the corners of Xel-Há. Come and immerse yourself in one of the cenotes, lakes and caves, or enjoy the aquatic zip-lines you'll only find at Xel-Há.


Cancun-Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival.

March 12th to 15th

Celebrity chefs from eight countries will visit Cancun for the third annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival. Proceeds will go towards supporting the local charity Ciudad de la Alegria. This year's theme is "Europe Meets the Americas," and celebrity chefs Massimo Bottura from Italy and Mexican Star Chef Enrique Olvera will be honored.

Cancun-Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival
International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

March 20th

Happiness may have different meanings for different people. But we can all agree that it means working to end conflict, poverty and other unfortunate conditions in which so many of our fellow human beings live. - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


Spring Equinox

Chichen Itzá / March 21st / 8AM

Thousands flock to the main Temple of Kulkulkan at Chichen Itza to witness the play of light and shadow which shows a serpent descending the stairs of the temple.

Spring Equinox
Benito Juárez' Birthday

Benito Juárez' Birthday

Celebrated nationwide / March 21st (observed the third Monday in March)

One of Mexico's most beloved leaders, sometimes referred to as the "Mexican Abraham Lincoln," Benito Juarez went from being a poor Zapotec Indian to become Mexico's first (and only) full-blooded native president.


The Lights-Off Event

March 28th / 8.30PM Local Time.

Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. They have grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide.

The Lights-Off Event
Visit Sian Ka'an

Visit Sian Ka’an (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Sian Ka’an, Mayan for where the sky is born, was established on January 20, 1986 and became part of the program “The Man and the Biosphere” by UNESCO, with a conservation challenge was to integrate human activities without damaging the ecosystem and all life within its territory.

Sian Ka’an hosts 103 species of mammals and 336 species of birds including a large number of migratory songbirds, has more than 1,200 species of vascular plants, its beaches are important breeding areas for sea turtles: as the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), wetlands are home to manatees and two species of endangered crocodiles.

Congratulations Will & Anne!
Spring Equinox at Chichen Itzá

Spring Equinox at Chichen Itzá

Seen in different indigenous cultures throughout Mesoamerica as a feathered snake, Kukulkan, will make its descend on the luscious, tropical jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula this March 21st during the spring equinox at Chichen Itzá.

Every year, thousands of people travel to Chichen Itzá—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World—to witness the symbolic descent of the deity. This incredible example of the Mayan’s architectural intelligence is created when the sunlight bathes the western part of the pyramid’s main stairway. Seven isosceles triangles are formed and compose the body of the 37 yard-long serpent that creeps downwards until it joins the serpent’s head carved in stone at the bottom of the stairway. Kukulkan—the feathered snake—descends twice a year during the spring and autumn equinox.

Read more here: Spring Equinox at Chichen Itzá →


TAO Foundation

On Thursdays the 12th and the 26th of March 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
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, Townhomes, Common areas and the Ocean Residences.

See the February 2015 Photo Gallery →


Golf in the Riviera Maya

Golf can be good for your health and your heart. An average golf course can provide between five to seven kilometers of walking. Pulling a golf buggy or carrying clubs will also improve fitness and strength. Golf can also be a social sport and a good way to meet or stay in touch with friends.

Read more here: Golf in the Riviera Maya →

Golf in the Riviera Maya

What is New at TAO Rentals?

What is New at TAO Rentals?

A LOT! We have been very busy marketing for our owners and getting though our first full holiday season. We were pretty much booked solid through most of December and January. Things continue to be very busy and we are taking bookings into 2016!

We have been working very hard behind the scenes to fine tune all of our systems. We made it though the Holiday Rush with very few issues and almost all of our guests had an awesome time at TAO in our owner's beautiful places. Some surprise construction projects caused us some problems but we dealt with them as best we could.

As some of you may have seen we have had our third party SEO and Internet Marketing consultant hard at work every day improving our search engine rankings and putting out lots of Facebook Posts, Twitter Tweets, Pinetrest Posts and many more Social Media blurbs. We are listed in more that a dozen independent sites and are coming up on the first page of Google in many searches now.

We want to say hi to our existing clients and welcome many of our new home owners aboard. We have come a long way from when Mike Young was our only unit just over a year ago. Speaking of that unit, our very first guests, Stuart and Leslie from England, are coming back to stay with us again this week!

We have exceeded our expectations for such a rapid start and are excited for the future. We have given our full attention the last couple of months to making sure our guest were well taken care of. This has caused us to be just a bit behind in our accounting and admin but we are almost caught up. Thank you all for your patience as we get through a little growing pain. We think the attention given to our guests will benefit all of us when we get favorable reviews and return clients from satisfied tenants.

Maureen and Kevin


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.

Arnold Rutman 2nd
Kelly Adele Maher 2nd
Davia Weiner 3rd
Nadia Termanini Hinedi 6th
Robert Raines Kesner 7th
Paul Birkett 9th
Silvia Ugarte 9th
Sandra Stevens 11th
Paul Kelley 12th
John Andrew Clarke 17th
Steliana Stoyanova 20th
Oliver Marcus Peters 23rd
Dena Linn Chen 23rd
Claudii Kolesnik 24th
Phyllis Jones 25th
Christine Wimsatt 25th
Perry Keith Elliot 26th
Gustavo Arturo Alcala Rea 26th
Kweli Ya-Saleem 29th
Brendan Anthony Rodrigues 29th
Brenda Ward 29th
Youssef Ikram 30th
Bryan Gordon Symes 30th


Carlos - HOA Manager
Ext. 28994
Darren - Customer Service / Social Media
Ext. 28995
Yatziri - Property Manager
Ext. 28996


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