Vecinos and the Municipality of Tulum have completed and signed an agreement whereby Vecinos de Akumal Norte, A.C. is formally recognized as the legal entity that represents the community of Akumal Norte.

Vecinos is the civil association of North Akumal. The organization was established to give North Akumal a legally recognized authority to interact with government agencies and representatives. It seeks to build firm working relationships with the government at the Municipal, State, and Federal levels. Our goal to ensure that government agencies are aware of community needs and to work with government agencies to see that those needs are met.

Although we are a membership organization, we feel the importance of ensuring the broadest possible representation of the entire community. This is why Vecinos works in tandem with other North Akumal organizations such as ADMAK, with business owners, and with community members. Together we are working to become more regularized, to establish permanent community services, and to set enforceable policies on behalf of the community. Because of the strength offered in numbers, we encourage all owners within North Akumal to join Vecinos.


Our Board of Directors and Committee workers are all volunteers who donate their time in support of the North Akumal community.

2018 Board
President                                    Dan Freeman
Vice President                           Beryl Van Lierop
Secretary General                Dr. Richard Pargot
Treasurer                        Tandy Muir-Warden

Henning Bartsch        Jamie Cost        Terry Richardson        Carly Flores


  • Park & Mangrove – Diana Harris (Chair), Enrique Alcaraz
  • Municipalization – Gonzalo Arcila (Chair), Henning Bartsch, Jamie Cost
  • Road – Jamie Cost (Chair), Russ Motley
  • Bypass – Gonzalo Arcila, Terry Richardson
  • Security – Terry Richardson (Chair), Jamie Cost, Mónica Estrada
  • Communication – Dan Freeman(Chair), Carly Flores