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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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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?

Checkin 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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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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