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We Are TAO Newsletter / April 2015 / TAO Inspired Living

Dear TAO Family and Friends,

It’s getting hot! April brings heat to the Riviera Maya, and we are loving it! To me there is nothing better than the warm promptings of a hot day to send me to the ocean, a cool clear cenote, a swimming pool or a beachside restaurant for a cool drink! The heat of summer reminds us that experiences are always a matter of perception and reaction: how do you see it, and what do you do about it? Sometimes a difficult emotion or life change can be like a day that feels too hot.

You can expect hot, dry weather through most of Mexico in the month of April, which is perfect weather for the beach, and many Mexican families take advantage of this fact during their Easter break (March 30 to April 10, 2015.)

You may have the impulse to escape or avoid the feeling, only to find that the difficult energy persists or gets worse. Another option is to be curious and experiment. When facing a difficult moment, don’t jump to conclusions, “I hate this,” or “I can’t deal with this,” instead, ask questions like, “What am I really feeling,” “is this really as bad as I think,” or “is there another way I could manage this?” Then, once you open your mind a little, you can try new things. Instead of staying inside on a hot day, go enjoy a lake, or a pool. Instead of avoiding a difficult person or situation, invite them to a conversation, or do something fun with them. You might go to friend for help, or just get some exercise and revisit the difficult feeling afterwards.

Here's a glance at some of the most important festivals and events held in Riviera Maya in April: Semana Santa, Akumal Comedy Festival, Riviera Maya Film Festival and International Children’s Day where we will be visiting the Mayan community of Yaxché.

My quote of the month: With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts - Eleanor Roose.

Happy April

Isaac Henares
Operations Director

TAO Community Calendar / April 2015
TAO March Events
Holy Week - Semana Santa

Holy Week - Semana Santa

March 30th to April 10th

In 2015 Easter falls on April 5. Festivities take place during the week leading up to Easter, but many people have the following week off as well, stretching it out to a two-week holiday. Religious processions and passion plays re-enacting Jesus' crucifixion are commonly held, but for many Mexicans this is a favorite time to hit the beach.


World Health Day

April 7th

How much do you know about your food? Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually. As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized new threats are constantly emerging. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhea to cancers. Be informed to ensure that the food on your plate is safe to eat. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day on 7 April.

World Health Day
Visit to Ek Balam and Río Lagartos

Visit to Ek Balam and Río Lagartos

April 22nd / 7.30AM

Ek Balam is a Yucatec Maya name that translates to "the black jaguar" or "bright star jaguar." Located near the colonial city of Valladolid in Yucatan, Mexico, Ek Balam's most important cultural period was during the Late Classic Period 700 - 1000 A.D It wasn't until the late 1980's when the site was mapped, and research continued into the 1990’s. This is a mesmerizing ruins site if you are looking for something a bit off the beaten path.


International Mother Earth Day

April 22nd

Mother Earth Day 2015 will focus on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve.

International Mother Earth Day
Riviera Maya Film Festival

Riviera Maya Film Festival

Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, April 23 to 29, 2015

Now in its third edition, the theme of the 2014 Riviera Maya Film Festival is "El Cine Nos Une" (Film Unites Us). The festival will include free screenings of national and international films in different venues, including on the beach, in public parks, cinemas and a drive-in.

More info →


International Jazz Day

April 30th

Jazz is so much more than music: it is a lifestyle and a tool for dialogue, even social change. The history of jazz tells of the power of music to bring together artists from different cultures and backgrounds, as a driver of integration and mutual respect. Irina Bokova.

International Jazz Day
Children's Day

Children's Day

April 30th

In Mexico, everyone has their day and children are celebrated every year on April 30th with parties and events throughout the country.


Akumal Comedy Festival

April 14th – 18th

This completely not for profit comedy festival will feature over a dozen professional comedians from the United States performing eight shows across Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Akumal over 5 days. The Festival is the brain child of Grammy Award winning president and founder of Stand Up! Records Dan Schlissel and comedian/actor Gus Lynch (Saving Silverman, North Country, I Spy), who seek to showcase the finest professional and fastest rising stars in stand up comedy, as well as the people, restaurants, and businesses of Akumal. This festival will be fundraising for the Mexican Red Cross Tulum and Playa del Carmen Chapters, who are the first responders in most accidents and medical emergencies here in the Riviera Maya, and are completely self-funded.

Read more here > Akumal Comedy Festival →

Akumal Comedy Festival
TAO Foundation

TAO Foundation

On Thursdays the 16th and 30th 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


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 March 2015 Photo Gallery →

Construction Site Progress
Organic Markets in the Riviera Maya

Organic Markets in the Riviera Maya

Organic Markets and Foods are taking over the world. In most big urban cities like NYC, San Francisco, Berlin, London, Paris, and Mexico you see health-conscious people becoming more and more aware of what they put in their mouths.

Read more here: Organic Markets in the Riviera Maya →


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.

Margaretha Van Den Bosch Furnish 1st
Martin Payne 2nd
Frances Cornelius 4th
Gregory Lee Miller 5th
Andrei Casali 8th
Karen Janice Fradette 8th
Pamela Hedstrom 9th
Frank Matheson 12th
Kenneth Henrikson 13th
James Olin Smith 15th
Dominique Levesque 20th
Paul De Grace 22nd
Edward Risling 24th
Felipe Rueda 24th
Sheila Gallagher 24th
Stephen Rosson 25th
Gerald Fiedelleck 29th
Chantal Robitaille 30th


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


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