Cloudy Weather Slows Tourism
Manuel Valdez/Diario Q Roo reports that the with skies that are often cloudy, following last weeks rains, have been bad for tourism. The weather was hot, but there were threats of rain and wind, which discouraged tourists from taking boat tours. There were tourists arriving, mostly for the day, and touristic services were operating at less that 30 percent.
Catholic Procession In Streets
- As part of the culmination of the celebrations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in La Gloria, around 38 children celebrated their First Communion on Friday night. There was a grand procession from the church with the parish's image, in celebration of their Santo Patrono, which wound through the streets of La Gloria, uniting with a cabalgata from both the mainland and the island. The procession ended at 7pm, and was followed by the Communion Mass, the then there was a regional Festival, and the night ended with fireworks. On Sunday at 10am there will be a confirmation of catholic faith before the Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo. Source: Diario Q Roo/Manuel Valdez A Calbalgata is a procession of horses.
Fishermen At Work
Commercial fishermen were able to resume operations on Thursday, and during this weekend, after five days off word due to weather. FIsherman Jose Roberto complained that he only caught 5 kilos of fish after spending several hours at sea. When asked what species he was catching, he replied, "El jurel, el pargo y coronado. (Mackerel, snapper, and coronado) He said he would be keeping some of them for his own use, because sales remain low. The fishermen expect their economic situation to improve when lobster season begins July 1st. Source: Por Esto
Tourism Improves After Rains
Por Esto reports the occupancy rate remained at 40%, and business owners are confident that it will improve after July 21st, with the onset of summer holidays. The hotel association, HIM, said the summer season looks good for many of their members. They allocate money annually for promotion and participate in tourism & travel fairs in Mexico, and in foreign countries. The reporter toured the streets of Isla Mujeres and noted that domestic tourism has increased, and that there were people taking advantage of the sunshine and working on their tans. Some restaurants had closed for three days during the rain, and were now experiencing a good influx of diners.
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Live Music Today
The Joint: 1-4 Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 & Half Price Appetizers LINKLINK
Bahia Tortuga: 6p Sol Rockers LINK
Chuuk Kay: 3:30-6:30 Banda Sin Nombre LINK
Fenix: 3-5 Latin Cumbia Rumba/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
A LITTLE LATER....
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...
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.It says (posted yesterday)...Today we have home delivery after 6pm of sweet and savory crepes 998 578 8835
30 pesos with one ingredient, 35 pesos combined
Nutella, strawberry, banana, caramel, or combined
Savory: Cream cheese, ham, cheese or combined
Chuuk Kay Restaurante ACOMPÁÑANOS EL PRÓXIMO DOMINGO 16 DE JUNIO DISFRUTA DE LA PROMOCIONES QUE TENEMOS PARA TI Y CELEBREMOS A PAPÁ EN SU DÍA QUE SE MERECEN ESO Y MUCHO MAS!!!
Marla Bainbridge Thanking AJ Erickson right now for fixing my juicer while he was here on vacation 6 months ago. A little chard, celery, cilantro, pineapple, apple, cucumber... And a hammock.
Today, Sunday, the Pioneros of Isla Mujeres are playing the Chicleros Neuva Generacion of Chetuamal at 1pm at the soccer field for the National Juvenile League.
Jackie Conlon el Bufalo..in Salina Chica, on the left/east side of the road, with a pink stripe above and plants painted on the front wall, and a white barrel grill and tables out front. Coming from downtown, Salina Chica is the first colonia/village, and is past Colegio Bachilleres high school, and the restaurant is on the first block. If you come to the tortilleria and street to the right..you have gone too far. — El Bufalo (14 photos)
(Avocado was added after Jackie was a coupla bites into it)
El Bufalo is normally closed on Sunday & Monday, but they are OPEN TODAY! At 12:30. Chinese food delivery in Isla Mujeres! Choose two main dishes, includes an eggroll, rice & sauces ..for 50p. Ibette speaks English. Here is the menu from Yesterday's post. If she has a different one today and sends it to me, I will update this. Their Mexican dishes are also available. Their new chef is from China, and has lived in Japan & Korea.
home delivery 998-186-3242 & 274-7003 Or contact Ibette on FB (LINK) order for 50 pesos includes
1 egg roll, rice and 2 different main dishes:
1.- vermicelli with chicken and vegetables.
2.- Tagcu liji. Sweet chicken with sesame.
3.- Chow fan mixed. Rice, chicken, pork egg and vegetables
4.- Gongbao jiding. Chicken, vegetables and peanuts (maní) 5
.- Spring rolls.
And sauces: Soy, Hot, & Sweet
- Comments below Jackie's entry about enjoying her huarache.. .....
- Todd G Pierce She had Chinese Food as the specials today and I order 3 of the 5 special menu items and they were great! Only 50p per plate! And Delivered for an extra 10p right to my door! A Chinese chef (from China, but lives in Cancun) is going to be there on Tuesday with many more menu items (I already placed an order for Pork Egg Foo Young). If you want in on that, e-mail the owner, here is her FB profile
Yesterday... Diane White Daniel Silvery sea and sky....
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center On this Sunday, there are no areas of concern in either the Atlantic basin or the eastern North Pacific basin that have any potential for tropical cyclone development during the next 48 hours.The very latest on the tropics is available anytime on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov
Eileen Regn Ahhhh come on Tony just a little kiss, I wont tell little dog.
Tony Garcia Happy cochinita pibil tacos on all isla Sundays
Eileen Regn I
know its a long shot but here are a couple of dogs looking for forever
homes. Both current on shots, spayed and neutered. The black one is
Tina, and the white and gold is Capi. Capi lives around the corner but
the owners dont want him.Very nice male dog, he comes to our house to
play and hang out and gets along great with everyone. Tina is a foster
she is also lovely LOVES LOVES to fetch ANYTHING. Just thought if anyone
might be looking. Both about a year old and very nice.
View of Casa de las Piedras by Caribe on Canvas
Caribe On Canvas Playa Norte next to the Avalon bridge. A great place to do some casual snorkeling or float in the clear blue water.
Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
The Early Edition with the newspaper photographs and headlines is usually published around sunrise.
This Final Edition with the translated articles, plus original photos including the sunrise and the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section usually publishes around noon.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
Usually if an article is "missing", it may have been published in another paper recently, and translated.in a previous post.