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Old 04-02-2003   #1 (permalink)
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Who has toured Pueblo Sacbe

Hi,

I just wrote Joanne about a tour while we are in Playa. Wonder if anyone reading this has toured and if they would want to take the time to report on it.

The project does sound exciting and Kathy and I look forward to seeing it and further investigation.

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Old 04-12-2003   #2 (permalink)
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Don't give up heart Ron waiting for input. But, it appears most of the visitors to the jungle don't subscribe to this website. Take the tour and enjoy it - and you will.

Obviously we are trying to sell property - and not just give cenote tours. We are looking for buyers who are in line with our goals and vision. It is not complicated, but it is not a condo on the beach. There are many positives but the village is not for everybody. We have many visitors and buyers and many people who are excited about what we are doing.

If you want some specific info please contact me (clubyebo@yahoo.com)or Joanne (info@pueblosacbe.com) directly . The weather is very dry now so the leaves are falling in the forest. You can see into the bush a lot better now. A good time to tour the woods.

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Old 05-12-2003   #3 (permalink)
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We have now toured PuebloSacbe

And it impressed us. Tom gave us the tour. I am almost at a loss for words, but it seems like the Real Deal. As Tom said, do your own due dilligence in terms of investigating and researching it, but it seemed to us to be a wonderful piece of land, a sound philosophical, scientific and moral basis for the development of that land, and likely a neat place to live someday.

I must explain what I mean by having a sound moral basis. This gets a bit more spiritual than I am outwardly, so bear with me and if it is not your way of viewing the world, feel free to ignore it. If we view the planet as a living organism, then our relationship with her has a moral component. One way of saying this that makes sense to me, even though I am not a very religious person, is to view the planet, metaphorically anyway, as the body of the (or a) deity. Viewing the planet as such can change our thoughts and our whole mental/psychological framework for thinking about our relationship to the ground on which we walk and live.

It was my impression that the framework of the folks involved in starting this project--whether approached from a spiritual, artistic, rational scientific, or a combination of those and other frameworks--feel a reverence for the earth. This does not mean they are not business people who also want to make some money (though I don't really have a basis for making a judgement on that). I hope they are and that they do want to make money.

There were several houses built or in the process of being built, ranging from 'treetop' houses to a fairly standard 2 story home. I think about 50 some of close to 250 lots in the first phase have been spoken for or bought--but i will rely on one of the PuebloSacbe folks to correct me if I am wrong on that.. The lot sizes ranges from fairly small (I think around 6,000 sq. ft.) to pretty large. There were gardners and people working on the land and living on the land. There are greenbelts and park lands set aside.

We also were taken to the Beach Club at Punta Bente. A nice walk through a grove of trees led us to the sea.

I thought enough of it to report to a friend who plans to retire in Mexico on it. He will be in touch with the Sacbe folks and said he plans to go down in August to take a look.

If it were not for the penalty and taxes involved in withdrawing money from US retirement accounts, I am pretty sure we would be writing a check for the downpayment on one of the smaller lots. In the meantime, we have been given a lot to think about. If anyone has any questions they want to ask me, feel free to ask them here or in a private message.

Also know that these words do not adequately express my experience of being there, of going on the tour, and of learning a bit about the project.

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Old 05-14-2003   #4 (permalink)
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Punta Bente?

I've never heard this location mentioned before and it hardly shows up in the Search Engines.

Where is it, say compared to Playa Paraiso?

I still need to see an area map showing me where Pueblo Sacbe is, in comparison to PdC, etc. Is there one available online anyway that shows these locations?

We'll be over there in a few weeks time, scouting for locations to live. It's going to be hard to locate these places without maps! :^)
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Old 05-14-2003   #5 (permalink)
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Good morning Drewbert! 8) Maybe I can answer a couple of your questions. You see, I bought a piece of the Pueblo Sacbe paradise last December! I was planning my Xmas vacation in PdC and happened upon the Pueblo Sacbe site and emailed them asking for a tour. The rest is history!! Since then, I've been back numerous times and taken no less than four or five tours with friends who, by the way, have also bought their own piece of paradise!

The site is almost exactly across the highway from the Punta Bete (Xcalacoco) exit about 8 kilometers north of PdC. You have to pay attention but there is a rustic "Sacbe" sign at the entrance to the jungle. Follow the dirt road two kilometers into the jungle and you'll know when you've reached paradise!! I think you can get there without a map!!

If you're coming to Mexico for a visit just contact Tom and Joanne (who are the greatest!) and Tom or one of his assistants will take you for the most memorable tour of your life! Ted Rhodes, the visionary of this project and one of the nicest guys I know, is at the site almost every day.

What else can I say? Unless you're a five star traveller and can't live without the unnecessary luxuries in life, you're gonna fall real hard for this place!!

I hope this helped a little and maybe we'll be neighbors some day...who knows?!

Hasta la proxima!
auntieninny 8)

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Old 05-14-2003   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks

Thanks Ninny.

Yes, once you search for "Punta Bete" things become clearer. And I found that "Sacbe" is marked on the Guia Roji map. :^)

One more question. Where is Punta Bete in comparison to Palaya Paraiso? Paraiso would be the next beach to the North?

I've figured that it'll be too hectic to visit all the places we're interested in living on our 4 day jaunt in a couple of weeks time, so we'll just locate a home to rent temporarily. THe main thing is to decide on the area and find a school for the boy.

Then once we move over in July, we'll start looking around for a permanent project. :^)

Thanks again,
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Old 05-15-2003   #7 (permalink)
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Mornin' Cappy!

I found a map...somewhat Mickey Mouse, but it may serve your purpose.

Go to:
http://www.worldtravel-reservations.com/granadagarden/rivmap.htm

I remembered seeing a Playa Paraiso sign but couldn't remember exactly where it's situated. This map shows Playa Paraiso not far north of Punta Bete.

Hope this helps. Good luck in your search and have a great vacation!

Vaya con dios!

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Old 05-20-2003   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks!

Thanks, ninny!

That map helps quite a bit at understanding the order of the beaches.

Cheers!
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Old 02-13-2004   #9 (permalink)
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Take the Tour

My friend Lisa and I took the tour from Tom and Joanne in August 2002 and fell completely in love with the place, the people and the vision. After a couple of months of sober second and third thoughts, we took the leap and bought our little plot in paradise.

There's no doubt the cenote swimming is nice...but nothing gives me more pleasure sitting here in the midst of a brutally cold Canadian winter than dreaming about the house we'll eventually build in Sacbe.

I agree it may not be for everybody, but for some of us it's the perfect antidote to our Northern lives. I encourage you to take a look...you may fall in love the place.

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