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Acocote Wellness

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 31, 2015

Wellness services here at Acocote Eco Inn was always part of the plan but a few other details needed to be shored up before implementing this. First, we had to update our solar, fix the palapa roof, build a cistern, freshen up...

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Spooky Garbage During the Days of the Dead, by Leisa Mukai

Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 02, 2015

It's a spooky time of year. Up north, Halloween just passed. Yesterday and today are the Days of the Dead here in Mexico. This season of the dead is spooky but not for the traditional reasons, which was well illustrated at...

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Getting Here - Through Xcalak

Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 26, 2015

Update: Sept 22, 2023 - New signs up.

UPDATE: July 15, 2019 - Put up new signs again. Replaced some posts etc. that were falling apart.

UPDATE: June 14, 2017 - Just put in new signs. And added a couple. One right at the...

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Top 10 things to bring to Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 29, 2015

A question that often comes up when people are coming down to Xcalak for the first time is “what should I bring?” I’ll try to answer that question here.

  1. ID
    • Passport (of course) but also bring your driver’s...
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2015 at Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 30, 2015

Since we purchased Sandwood Villas and renamed it, Acocote Eco Inn, we have been very busy upgrading and renovating this Xcalak hotel to make it a cozy sanctuary on the beach for our guests. Here is a list in no particular...

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What is Wellness?

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 03, 2016

Wellness is often confused with health, for good reason. The dictionary considers the words “well” and “healthy” synonymous. My 1976 American Heritage Dictionary doesn't even include an entry or sub entry for this word that is...

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10 Things to bring for fly fishing in Xcalak, Mexico

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 04, 2016

You are finally making that salt water fly fishing "Trip of a lifetime" to Xcalak, Mexico. You have your flights and your hotel accommodations set. The last thing you want to do is forget something important while you are...

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The Repentance of a Water Glutton

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 26, 2016
                              “Water, water every where,
                               And all the boards shall shrink,
                               Water, water every where,
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Reel Recovery

Written by Leisa Mukai on Apr. 17, 2016

For nearly a decade Rob and I have been attending the Reel Recovery Spring Bash, the primary fundraiser for Reel Recovery's Utah Chapter, an...

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Accidental Garden

Written by Leisa Mukai on Apr. 17, 2016

How did this tomato and pepper plant come to grow, here in Xcalak, in Mexico's Costa Maya? For those who know me, I can't grow anything that isn't a large acreage crop grown in rows. Even then, it's been 40 years since I was...

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A Cautionary Message

Written by Leisa Mukai on May. 28, 2016

All kinds of things wash up on the beach of our hotel in Xcalak, shoes, toys, kitchen utensils. plastic bottles, plastic bottles. Oh, and plastic bottles. At long last. a glass bottle washed up with a message in it. I've been...

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Our Pet Permit

Written by Rob Mukai on May. 31, 2016

So when we bought Sandwood Villas last year, we knew that it came with 2 dogs, Maya and Blanca. What we didn't know is that it came with 3 pet permit and a school of bonefish. These guys have been hanging around our place just...

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Baby Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Written by Leisa Mukai on Jun. 06, 2016

Baby anything is cute. A baby Ferruginous Pygmy Owl is really, really, cute. Six hardworking adults on a Monday morning were briefly overcome by the cuteness of this little bird. I was inspecting the flower garden when I...

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How to pronounce Xcalak

Written by Leisa Mukai on Jun. 17, 2016

So this is always a difficulty for people new to the Yucatan. Driving down from Cancun to Xcalak and our hotel, one sees numerous places with names that include multiple X’s. Places like Xel-ha, Xcaret, and Xahuayxol are...

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Written by Leisa Mukai on Jun. 27, 2016

Update July 6, 2016 So we had the door installed on the new battery enclosure. The chakte viga is as pretty as advertised. The trim around both the door and the vent to the right are Tzalam. The vent vanes are made of...

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What groceries to buy when coming to Xcalak

Written by Rob Mukai on Jul. 07, 2016

Because our Xcalak hotel has full kitchens in each suite, many of our guests like to cook their own meals for at least some of their stay. One issue we have is that there are no grocery stores here in Xcalak. We have a few...

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Where to stay on the way to Xcalak

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 02, 2016

If your flight into Cancun arrives much after 12:00 pm, you may be better off spending the night in either Cancun or Tulum. So assume you have an hour to hour and a half to get through immigration and customs at the...

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Frequently Asked Questions Coming to Xcalak, Mexico

Written by Rob Mukai on Oct. 07, 2016

What is your check-in/checkout time?

Check-in time is anytime after 2:00 pm. Although we do request that you don’t arrive too late. And if you are planning to, please let us know in advance. Checkout time is 11:00...

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New Doors at the Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 29, 2016

One of the updates we have been waiting to do is upgrade the exterior doors of the Inn. The old doors were hollow and used the weird Mexican locks that are really hard to use. There were also the aluminum screen doors that...

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2016 Updates and upgrades at Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 29, 2017

So in year two we did a lot more improvements to the place. Hope you can come see them. Here is a list that is in no particular order.

  1. New Entry doors.

  2. Added 1500 watts of solar panel capacity

  3. Doubled...

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Recycling comes to the Costa Maya

Written by Rob Mukai on Jun. 16, 2017

One of the challenges of running an off-grid Inn is what to do with your garbage, especially your recyclables. There really are no government services here. Our garbage is collected once a week by one of our neighbors...

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2017 at Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 01, 2018

Here are some of the improvements we did in year 3. Hope you can some see them. Here is a list in no particular order.

1. DIY Solar Battery Room Fan
2. Two new beach loungers
3. Two new...
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2018 Improvements to the Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 02, 2019

Here are some of the new things we have added or improved at the Inn in 2018. In no particular order.

1. New Acocote Eco Inn Fishing Shirts
2. 2 new refrigerators
3. 1 new stove
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Rental Cars

Written by Rob Mukai on Feb. 18, 2019

Although it is possible to get to Xcalak via bus, the preferred method to get to Acocote Eco Inn from the airport is renting a car and driving down. This has a number of advantages. You can get to our [restaurants in...

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Day Trip to Mayan Ruins and Bacalar from Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Apr. 01, 2019

This is a day-trip that you can make from the Inn. If you need a break from standing in the front of a boat, or to get out of the sun for a bit, this is a great way to spend a day. This is a full day excursion. A couple of...

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A Christmas Gift

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 30, 2019

Dr. Ryan Mickelson is a Pediatric Dentist from Durango, CO who came to Xcalak for a week of fly fishing over the holidays. On Christmas Eve 2019, Ryan held a free pediatric dental clinic for the kids of Xcalak. Although...

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2019 Improvements to the Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 01, 2020

Here are the improvements we did for the Inn this year! In no particular order:

1. New hoodie fishing shirts with artwork by Elias at Tailers Art
2. New Battery bank
3. New cushions...
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Acocote Eco Inn - COVID-19 Safety Measures

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 26, 2020

As we welcome you back to our little corner of paradise, we are committed to providing a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols to eliminate COVID-19. Here are some of the additional measures we are taking to...

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New COVID-19 Restrictions for International Travel from the United States to Xcalak

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 17, 2021

LAST UPDATED Jan 13, 2022 UPDATE: As of Dec 6, 2021, the CDC announced that all travelers from outside the US returning will require a negative antigen test 1 day before getting on their flights. This is for vaccinated and...

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