Seaweed Invasion still a challenge

There has been a lot of news about the seaweed invasion in the Caribbean Sea coming from the Saragossa Sea off South America. For almost a year now beach resorts all over the Caribbean have been struggling with how to manage the huge mounds of seaweed that flow in every day. The Mexican government is finally stepping up to try and find a solution for the Cancun area. For now our normally beautiful beaches aren’t so beautiful. We want everyone who stays with us to know we are working with our town officials to try and get better beach cleaning efforts accomplished. Last high season we helped fund a beach cleaning service that the neighborhood got together to hire. Hopefully the town officials will step in and do their part soon as it is very expensive to keep it up on our own. Certainly not feasible in the off season, unfortunately.

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Towel Art at Abbey del Sol

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Upgrades at Casa Anita

After a wonderful winter season it is now that time of year again…. construction and upgrades!  First on the list is new windows for Casa Anita. THESE ARE BEFORE THE PAINTING AND FINISHING HAS BEEN DONE TO THE WALLS.  For any of you who have stayed there you know the charm of the traditional wood slat windows but probably experienced also the inefficiency and other challenges.  The windows have been replaced with dark brown aluminum frame sliding glass windows.  The bathroom window which was a special challenge because of the open panes that let in bugs now has a screen.  The clear glass crescent will soon have privacy glass so no one can see in.  Since Casa Anita is now fully air

2nd Bedroom window from the outside

2nd Bedroom window from the outside

Bathroom window

Bathroom window

2nd Bedroom from the inside

2nd Bedroom from the inside

Great room  with 2 new windows

Great room with 2 new windows

conditioned this will also help with energy bills.

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Quintana Roo going to Eastern Time beginning Feb 1, 2015

The state of Quintana Roo where Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, etc, are located is going to switch from the Central Time Zone to the Eastern Time Zone on Feb 1, 2015.  This means we will jump ahead an hour and be one hour later than Minnesota, Chicago, and other Central time zone places.  There is a rumor that there will be no daylight savings after the switch but I can’t confirm that.  So be prepared.

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Check out the Town Calendar

If you want t know what is going on in town just go to our Plan Your Trip page and click on Calendar. http://www.abbeydelsol.com/calendar.html.

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Caribbean Seaweed Invasion – YIKES!

If you have been following the news about the tourist industry in the whole Caribbean you would have seen info about the massive seaweed invasion that is clogging beaches and resorts.  We have not missed out, unfortunately.  The poor little tractor that rakes up the seaweed every morning broke beyond repair back in September and we are trying to find ways to deal with the seaweed ever since.  Many of us in town have chipped in to hire a private company but the cost is getting too much to keep up.  The town will be having a meeting with the state and federal officials on Friday.  Hopefully we will get some money from them to help out.  But, for now, please be patient and understand that we can’t fight Mother Nature, we can only try working with her bad moods.

Check out this article from September 2014.  Resorts in other parts of the Caribbean had to actually shut down so I guess we are lucky, at least we are all in business and having a great year here in dear little Puerto Morelos….despite the darn seaweed!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/travel/caribbean-beaches-dig-out-from-massive-seaweed-invasion.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

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YOGA ON THE ROOF WITH MELISSA

This year we have a new instructor doing yoga on the roof of the Abbey del Sol front building above the office.  Melissa is a very talented body worker and yoga instructor.  She does Thai massage as well as table massage.  Her yoga teaching style is suitable to everyone, beginners or advance. We are experimenting with times and days.  We have mats.  For the winter season:

9:00 a.m. – 1 hour class

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

$10us or $120p per person

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Happy Holidays Everyone

Just a fun photo from our photographer, Michael Maurus, who was taking new photos of the Villa at La Buena Vida Suites and added a Santa hat to our little towel fish (thanks to Photo Shop.) The new photos will be on our website after Dec 22. We can thank our new housekeeping manager, Yadira, for the towel art, one of the passions she has. She and Vicky, our other new housekeeper, are doing a great job.  I included one of my favorites, the little Munchkin girl.Towel art santaTowel art fish towel art girl

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FIRST PLACE IN HER CLASS – CONGRATULATIONS NANCY!!

Bacalar -SunWe are so proud of our office manager, Nancy Bermudez, for her two first place wins in the competitions at the swimming marathon in Bacalar.

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Updated apartments #10 and #11 at Abbey Two

 

Apartments #10 and #11, the second and third floor units in the back building at Abbey del Sol Two now have L shaped kitchen cabinets with a granite counter top.  The walls have been repainted and the sofas recovered.  #10 now has the smaller balcony and #11 the larger one.  Here are photos of #10.  Photos of #11 will be available later.

 

#10 7 patio #10 6 patio table #10 5 loungers #10 4 BR #10 3 kit #10 2 Kit #10 1 LR

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