Sunday, June 23, 2013

Colorful Whale Shark Parade & Photos Of Cute Costumes, Rebounding Reservations, Graduating Class Lost Half Their Mates Along The Way, Reception Of Military Personnel, Golf Cart Recovered, Protecting Turtles & Promoting Attractions, Restaurant Guide Features Menus & Delivery In Isla Mujeres News Sunday June 23 Articles & Events: The Final Edition

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Police mobilized for golf cart

Isla Mujeres

Carrito de golf mueve a la policía

Sábado, 22 de Junio de 2013 22:49
ISLA MUJERES, 22 de junio.- 
Police received a report of a stolen golf cart from Ciro's at 10:10 pm yesterday (Friday), and  imediately put word out among the patrols and located it near the cooperative "Social Justicia". The young couple could not show documents indicating they owned or rented the vehicle, and were taken to jail to be made available to the Ministerio Publico. Their information is given as Armando Santiago Peralta,18, who lives in la colonia Caribeña without a job and whose place of origin is Isla Mujeres;  and Yesica Beatriz Martín Chan, 18, whose place of origin is Cancún. Leer más...

 Successful festival “Noho‘ch Utz Kay”

Families open the whale shark season with a children's show

Un éxito el festival “Noho‘ch Utz Kay”

Sábado, 22 de Junio de 2013 22:49

Familias abren temporada de tiburón ballena con espectáculo infantil


Manuel VALDEZISLA MUJERES, 22 de junio.  -Leer más...
The Sixth Whale Shark Festival parade was a success on Friday, celebrating the arrival of this species to the waters of Isla Mujeres. Parents, children, local authorities, and the general population participated carrying placards referring to marine life. Attendees enjoyed the sculptures with a sea theme, made from recycled materials by high school students, as well as a photo gallery of pictures about swimming with the whale sharks.There were eight participants to the traditional children's costume contest, whose theme was marine life. (There are photos below in the 24 hours...section)  Elizabeth Gallegos Figueroa, won first place in a costume as a clam, Second place was won by the octopus, and third went to the child dressed as the fish   “Nemo”. The Senior Citizens club presented a dance of Caribbean rhythms, and they attendees enjoyed live music.

 Tvisla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres attractions promoted on Fashion Tour TV show
Promoverán atractivos de #IslaMujeres a través de Fashion Tour

Noticias de El Quintanarroense


Fewer participants
Menos par­ti­ci­pan­tes
By Ovidio Lopez. Who notes there were fewer participants than in earlier editions, and attributes that to some disorder by the organizing committee. The other information is the same as that above.
Noticias de  Quequi......

  Whale Shark Festival celebration

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Reception of Latin American & European military personnel

Reciben a militares de Latinoamérica y Europa

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  Television channel promotes the island

Promociona gobierno estatal la isla en un canal televisivo

High School: Of 140 students who began  in the school year of 2010-2011, only 66 completed their studies

Colegio de Bachilleres

De un promedio de 140 estudiantes que ingresaron en el ciclo escolar 2010-2011, sólo 66 concluyeron su preparación.

Se graduaron en las especialidades de Informática y Administración de Empresas Turísticas. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)

Municipios | Arroja buenos resultados Programa de Protección a la Tortuga Hay 127 nidos con 14 mil 773 huevos resguardados para su incubación: esperan superar la cifra este año.
En cuanto inicien los nacimientos de tortugas, también darán inicio las liberaciones de estas especies marinas. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Successful results from Turtle Protection Program   There are 127 nests with 14,773 eggs being protected and incubated: Expecting to exceed last years statistics (Already translated)

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Colorful Whale Shark Parade
Colorido desfile del tiburón ballena+] Ver mas
The festival will conclude on Sunday with cultural and recreational activities.

Reservations rebound for summer

Repuntan las reservaciones para el verano[+] Ver mas

The Director of Tourism reports that hotels have reservations for ~75% of their rooms during the summer holiday months of July and August.  This season in Isla Mujeres is enjoyed particularly by tourists from Mexico, the US, and Canada. They are attracted by the beautiful beaches, restaurants, various bars, and variety of activities on land and sea. The Office of Tourism will continue training tourism service providers. Reservations are expected to increase in early July, since many people plan their vacations at the last minute. Occupancy during summer vacation is expected to reach or exceed 80%, which is beneficial, although the highest occupancy rates occur in the winter season when they can reach nearly 100 percent.

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 Check out the new RESTAURANT GUIDE>>>Menus, Delivery, Special Deals 

Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
At sunrise, usually it's just me & The Dogs.These are The Dogs From The North...Bouser (who is chilling on the lounge) lives with the neighboring rental's owners & his little Friend belongs to the caretakers of a nearby former school.

From MVC B&B :  June Events

Fri-Sun June 21-23:  Whale Shark Festival  See below for events
Sat & Sun June 22 & 23 : Super Full Moon (6:50, 7:50, & ~hour later nightly)

Super Moon of June: The biggest brightest moon of the year
This year the Supermoon will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon is. This is a result of the Moon reaching its perigree — the closest that it gets to the Earth during the course of its orbit. During perigree on June 23 the Moon will be “only” about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles away that it is at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee). Source link  


More info: via the The Science Llama.
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By Bruce...A Frigate and the moon. (Thursday night)

Nice moon tonight.

 Live Music Today-Sunday's
The Joint: 1-4  Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Bahia Tortuga:  7p Sol Rockers   LINK
Chuuk Kay:  3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre  LINK
Fenix:  3-5 Asere que Bola!/Hula Hoop class 1p/Free Chipachole LINK
Iguanas: ~4p Duo playing dinner music, Latin/Caribbean/Mx   LINK   LINK
Brisas Grill: ?? ~dusk?   Cuban trio? LINK
Sunset Grill: Sunset vocal & keyboard  LINK


Faynes 8-10  Raul Alexis  LINK
Comono/El Patio  8:30 - 11 pm - La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes 10:30-12  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK

Poc Na ? Link

Tres Mentiras ? LINK

Cafe del mar ? LINK

La Catrina ? LINK

On the internet in the past 24 hours...
John Cain  The Sol Rockers tonight at Bahia Tortuga from 7 to 930...can't wait!
Fenix Lounge SUNday FUNday! Cuban Salsa Group ¡Asere que Bola! And Free Chilpachole pa' la Cruda! 3-5pm



Before It's Too Late - Whale Shark - Gypsy of the Deep | Storyteller Media

This is a professional documentary about whale sharks.

Tony Garcia  Hello, buen dia a todos y looks that going to be much better Day today than yesterday much calm ocean,,great for whale shark..good luck and have good time,
Tony GarciaIt was great day,time to bed and say see you later morning..night night,,
Tony Garciasting ray samanthita This is a video on Capt Tony's page

Tony Garcia whale shark forg This is a video at his FB page

Tony Garcia I saw one whale shark flap his tail on the water and do pup (pooped on) one tourist close to him say what it s that ,,and we start to loughs , white yellow clouds on the water very fishy,, (that is a description of whale shark poo)
Tony Garcia We have great lunch on contoy I been missing that kind of food that we serve over there,

    • Brian Peak Fruit salsa is my favorite. Need the recipe

    • Tony Garcia We do the salad,pineapple,celery,onion,garlic,tomato, pepper,lemon,salt black pepper,habanero salsa, and guacamole, lemon salt habanero salsa,celery,onion,,

  • Jennifer  Ii miss it too! Delicious guacamole, fish, rice mmmmm

    Sheila  Great day Tony Garcia!! I didn't need supper with all the food you made for lunch. and the whale sharks were truly amazing!!! Just like a dream.
Tony Garcia  Great huge moon
Squaloadventures Isla Mujeres Diving with Turtles! — with Isla Mujeres Trips  in Isla Mujeres. This a video at their page/

John Cain shared Martin Flecker's photo.great night at Cafe Del Mar...wonderful people!
Leslie Woodbridge updated her cover photo.

HERE is a nice Isla Mujeres vacation video set to music & titled "Beach Bums with Bums",  that was featured in the Casa Serena newsletter. (Warning...Likely to make ya homesick for Isla)  


Victor Manuel Cervera Cervera shared Gwen Cervantes's photo. At Victor's Cafe Havana Palador..on south Juarez near the Naval base & La Lomita
Arroz con mariscos

Caribe On Canvas Captured this shot of Privilege Aluxe from the water last spring while touring the island by boat.

Lolo lorena added a new photo. (And then I saw this post on Trip Advisor..)
 Lolo Lorena Dinner    Jun 23, 2013, 9:05 AM
I am sitting here this morning still in awe over dinner last night! I love writing trip reports so I will do one later when I have a computer and not just my phone...but I had to do this now. The meal was incredible! Someone gave her crab just before we arrived so we had one extra course of crab legs! Woo-who! On to risotto with 5 cheeses, seared tuna with a cucumber salad, main entree of chicken with potatoes and veggies and a piece of fried chicken skin with sea salt that was amazing! Dessert was a platter of dainty samples: grapefruit, passionfruit, strawberries with Ginger and mint, a shortbread cookie, grilled pineapple, mango sorbet, and a chocolate mousse. Oh, and a mojito too. We brought our own wine , as she instructed. One of the best meals I've ever had!! Lolo is a delight! You can just get a sense of her gentle sweet spirit right away! I had to hug her when we left! :) I feel extremely lucky to have experienced this and we will definitely come back next visit! Lolo is leaving soon for her two month vacation so her last meal is on Monday.
We're having such a great time here!!

Lolo lorena added a new photo.

New Hours...El Bufalo.. 2p-Midnight...
You can find the new Bufalo menu HERE at my Menu & Delivery Blog...or on their Facebook paga at their link here:Bufalo
They are closed Sun & Mon... and said they need to hire a new delivery driver.





Ibette de Alcocer  POLLO, POLLO!!! AHORITA!! HOY !! (Yesterday...closed today & tomorrow)
Last night they set up a telescope to look at the moon, at Bufalo Ibette de Alcocer

¡ HOY 22 DE JUNIO VEN A BUFALO, A VER CON NUESTRO TELESCOPIO CELESTIAL LA LUNA Y MAÑANA EL DIA ESPECIAL 23 DE JUNIO !! VIVE LA EXPERIENCIA !!Today at Bufalo get a FREE gift for your child with the purchase of a sandwich, hamburger or burrito! All 3 are served with potatoes. (Yesterday...Closed Sunday & Monday) 

Casa de los Suenos. Link 
Photo by Jackie Conlon..Wings w 2 sides. HERE is a link to photos she took of their menu & other photos of their specials, appetizers, & entrees.

Jackie Conlon  Nice touch! Ice cold wash clothes and fruit paletas. — at Casa de los Sueños.
Induna Sunset CruisesHey guys, if your on Isla Mujeres don't forget it's Super Full Moon tomorrow evening. Come sail with us a see the sunset and the full moon. Should be a great night $55pp (USD) book online

Let's go sailing!

Ann Copeland Booth  Ziti with Alfredo sauce & garlic knots From Oscar's (LINK) and Facebook Link  

Pork Chops

BBQ Pizza

Ignacio Acosta Casanova shared Posada del Mar Hotel's photo.

Posted AT NOON TODAY>>>>>>>
Ignacio Acosta Casanova: Feliz Domingo en la playaf

 Isla Mujeres Scholarship Group.   High School is not free in Mexico. The cost is approximately $50 per month and on an island where the average daily wage is $8, this can be a huge strain for some families.   We have matched up people who travel frequently to the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, (Islaholics) with students on the island to provide financial assistance for high school and college expenses. Many of our students not only excel, but have gone further with their education than they ever dreamed possible.   As sponsors, we are proud to help such deserving students and watch them succeed. The relationships that are formed between the sponsor family and the student family result an enhanced cultural understanding and a rewarding friendship.
Jackie Conlon Puffy cotton cloud
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Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if  there is a headline, but no translation,  it was probably published in another paper recently, and the information was a previous post, usually in the past couple days.

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