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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: June 14, 2017 - Just put in new signs. And added a couple. One right at the bridge says "Ahead 8KM" and there is one on the beach road that says ahead 700M. Seems like people feel like they have gone too far when they...

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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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Wood

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 am....

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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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