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Hekab Be Biblioteca de Akumal

Address: Akumal Main Road | Towards the beach on the left/north side, Akumal, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 130 0920
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Akumal
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: Hekab Be Biblioteca is a community library that operates solely on donations. We receive no government funding and do not charge for our services. In addition to a fully functioning library system, we have an afterschool program for local children ages 3-12 that provides activities/classes in English, music, art, yoga, environmental education, sports, and more!
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SLC, UT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't know exactly where to find it but asked around. As you're driving toward Akumal center (toward the arch) it is on the left side across from parking lots. The actual bldg is a bit hidden in the trees but look for a big blue mural painting and a small white sign that says Hekab Be near the road.... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We foreigners who travel here are blessed so why not look on their web site for their wish list of art and school supplies and bring from your country or make a donation . These kids are not given much and education is a step up . We brought art supplies from the states and made a $50 cash donation... More

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Charleston SC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Was able to volunteer for a short time today and we took 9 kids from the pueblo to the playa for FREE swim lessons. Such a well run organization. Perfect morning.

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Montreal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Sweet little library, doing lots of great things with local children to increase environmental awareness and sense of community. I go to Akumal often and have seen this library flourishing more and more in recent months. Give them a visit!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We called in here to find out what it was and there was no-one to talk to! As we were about to leave, the principal called after us and then gave us a detailed guided tour. There is a tourist library with a range of books to borrow, but mainly it's an educational establishment for local children. They run activities... More

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New Brunswick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely little library that provides education to local children. A worthwhile cause! Donate funds or check their website and see what they need and bring it when you visit.

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Saint Clair, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stop by and see what great work is being down with the children...it will be a special visit for you....be careful, they will streal your heat away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On a recent business event to the this area, I got to experience first hand how our Company donation gives opportunities to children & adults of Akumal. Anne, one of the driving forces to open the world of possibilities to a community of children in many different programs, excepted my visit with openness. The children taking part in the afternoon... More

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Nova Scotia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Over the last 7 years I have had the pleasure of helping to raise $ with my fellow Loco Gringos for this library and the children who use it. I would highly recommend you stop by for a visit to see what they are all about and make a donation if you can. You can also visit them on their... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

From an access point of view this is so easy to find. Just come off the highway (collectivos will drop you off) and walk towards Akumal Beach where you can swim with turtles after your visit. You will walk past the library on your way in - it's to the right and fantastically vibrant! Most people travelling in this area... More

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