Monday, July 22, 2013

Full Moon Rising At Sunset, Happy Hammock Day, Creepy Baby Rays: First You Dance & Then You Fly In Isla Mujeres Daily News Tuesday July 22 The Afternoon Edition

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



The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
 There are always links to the original articles.
  If  there is a headline, but no translation,  the information was probably already translated recently.

See what specials are available today & scroll thru the week!
 . Check out our Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & Today's Special Deals...HERE!

Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Since Sunday the influx of tourists began to grow & hotels are benefiting from summer season

Hoteleros empiezan a vivir el Verano

Domingo, 21 de Julio de 2013 21:26

Hasta este domingo la afluencia de turistas comenzó a crecer

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de julio.-
On Sunday, hotel occupancy rates began exceeding 54%, according to reports from the municipal tourism agency. It may increase another ten percent, and was 49% on Monday, 50% on Tuesday, 53% Wednesday,  and 54% on Thursday, which was maintained on Friday. It was expected to reach 60 or 70% on Sunday.  Boat tours reported a 40% increase in demand, with their services costing 250 to 300 pesos per person with the tour activities lasing about five hours.

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 Entrepreneurs  want  improvements to Rueda Medina completed

Reclaman empresarios por obra inconclusa

Domingo, 21 de Julio de 2013 21:24

La avenida Rueda Medina no terminó mejoramiento

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de julio.-
The renovation of the main street  concluded about two years ago, but the poles and overhead lines were not removed, as planned, because there was a lack of funds for the transformers and other equipment for the underground lines.  CFE engineer Orlando Roque Flores explained that his agency's role is supervisory in this state project which had advanced 30%, but has been set back to zero because the work that was done has been ruined by salt and other environmental factors.The new 'bases' that were installed for the transformers are unusable due to corrosion, so the entire infrastructure must be changed before the CFE can approve the work & authorize its operation.
   There is 800 meters of work to be completed, from the Monument to Fishermen to the end of the Naval Base. It had only advanced as far as the cooperative Social Justicia before it was abandoned, and that work is now obsolete.The renovation of Reuda Medina began in October 2010 with an investment of 30.5 million pesos. The project was terminated over two years ago, and the unfinished work includes the placement of lines underground for electricity, cable, and telephone, which was a main part of the goal to improve the image of the downtown avenue.
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No payment to fishermen
Assistance program is not a priority 

No habrá pago a pescadores

Domingo, 21 de Julio de 2013 21:18 

Programa de apoyo no es prioridad

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de julio.-
The mayor acknowledged that due to the current economic crisis, the City may not be able to pay the over 2 million pesos owed to the fishermen for assistance during the ban on lobster fishing. He said there are important  payments such as payroll, utilities, security, and other expenses, that must take a priority over this social work. Assistance offered by the City to hospital physicians and to some teachers was also cancelled. He said they must prioritize spending to avoid causing problems for the next administration. 
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Noticias de El Quintanarroense


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  Increasing numbers of passengers

  • Incrementa afluencia de pasajeros


    Incrementa afluencia de pasajeros

    0 21 de julio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- .
  • The vehicle ferry company confirmed that ridership increased 15% yesterday, and the director of tourism reported that hotel occupancy had exceeded 54% this week.


    Fishermen still want to reclaim the beach

    Pescadores siguen reclamando playa 


    Pescadores siguen reclamando playa

    Photo from November, 2011  
    21 de julio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.- In November, 2011, The Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT / Secretaríade Comunicaciones y Transportes ) evicted the fishermen of the Isla Blanca cooperative from 600 meters of land in the federal zone. The cooperative had held a legal right to use the land, and then the contract was renewed in favor of an individual. The fishermen report there has been little progress in their lawsuit and they have heard nothing, except that the individual has not come to the negotiating table. They are hoping the new government can offer help in this issue before it has been two years since their eviction.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Tourism activity rebounds

Repunta la actividad turística

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Public works in Sac Bajo still unfinished

Aún no concluyen obras en Sac-Bajo

.Over six million pesos were spent on the renovation of the road in Sac Bajo, but the sidewalks were not finished. On this road there are several 5 star hotels as well as the Dolphin facility and the Tortugranja turtle facility.  

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Fishermen fear loss of support
Pecadores temen perder apoyos [+] Ver mas
The fishermen are hoping the next administration will cover the 2.2 million pesos in support payments that they did not receive during the 2013 season of the lobster fishing ban. Cancellation of these payments was announced at the 49th Regular Session of the City Council. Lobster fishing is not allowed from March 1 until the beginning of July. This administration initiated an assistance program that was paying them each 10,000 pesos, divided into four payments. This year only one payment was made.

Urban improvement project paralyzed
Proyecto de mejoramiento urbano, paralizadoVer mas

Beaches appear crowded
Playas lucen abarrotadas [+] Ver mas
The beaches look busy and the boat tour cooperatives report they are operating at 80 percent, with families seeking services beginning at 7am. Restaurants are doing a good business for dining in and carry out, while hotel occupancy exceeded 70 percent and is expected to rise.

Day Camp “Baaxlo’ob Paalalo’ob” begins today 

“Baaxlo’ob Paalalo’ob” inicia hoyVer mas

This summer program begins on July 22 and continues until the 9th of August, offering activities to the children of Isla Mujeres during the summer holiday. It is administered by the municipal Department of Sports and Recreation and is called Programa Recreativo Deportivo Vacacional Baaxlo’ob Paalalo’ob (juego de niños) 2013. It is free and the registration procedure is explained. The activities take place from 9:15 to 2:15 at various locations including sports domes of the island, and excursions made possible with the support of the various organizations, companies, and the Navy. There are 15 young people providing assistance and information is given to apply for that job.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

Sunrise was behind the clouds & not really visible. The ocean was very calm & remains calm this afternoon under sunny skies. Bright full moon last night, with some thunder, lightening, and brief rain around 2:30am.

Saturday when we were downtown, sweating in the heat tho we were just walking, we were impressed with this group of dancers in front of the Catholic church, who I think are senior citizens. Photo by Bruce. There were three fellows also. When we walked by the second time, they were holding up bands of fabric, sort of like a May pole.

Upcoming Events
Tonight 6p-9p Texas Hold Em Poker at el Patio (on Hidalgo-peds st)

It's National Hammock Day  in the US, which is being celebrated at MVC and around the isle!

Thursday, Aug 1  Art Fair on Town Square

 Critter events...
It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches. The releases usually start around the end of July & are held periodically until early October.
    Lately the water has been often been very calm and there have been many rays, in addition to many whale sharks. Offshore from MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony, and lotsa fish while snorkeling. Mama turtles have been digging nests on our beach & they are having a busy season. By July 10th the tortugranja already had 52,000 eggs, nearly twice as many as last year at that date.

 There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle.
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February.

The Super full moon will be rising over the Caribbean at sunset tonight... at 7:28pm  and about an hour later nightly link

More information on how to spot them:


LIVE MUSIC In Isla Mujeres 
 Scheduled for TODAY / TONIGHT: MONDAY

Early                         Time
 The Joint                     1-4          Marco (Reggae)  LINK
Casa de los Suenos  4-7          Banda Sin Nombre  LINKLINK
Sunset Grill-                Dusk       keyboard/vocals LINK


Faynes-                        8-10          Raul Alexis   LINK
Cafe del Mar-              8p            ?  LINK LINK
Comono Roof              8:30-11     La Guera & Willys Blues LINK

Faynes-                       10:30-12:00     ? LINK
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals

Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers ban

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...


*CHIRMOLE DE FRIJOL CON PUERCO   Yucatec Beans with Pork Chir-mole
*POLLO ALCAPARRADO   Chciken style Caparrado Smothered (link for more info)
*CALABACITAS CON PUERCO  Pork with squash (usually corn also)
-POC CHUC  Yucatec pork BBQ
  Chicken or pork steak milanesa

 Delivery or to go call 9982433776
Manolito's Menu HERE  
In Salina Chica/Meteorologica a few steps from the Guadlupe Chapel, near Mango's cafe

See Today's Specials for other restaurants HERE...Always available at the tab at the top of the page!

Fenix Lounge  Thank you to everyone who participated in our Hula Hoop contest yesterday!

Fenix Lounge  The finalists of Saturday's rope contest!
Hotel Posada Del Mar shared Ignacio Acosta Casanova's photo. conch carpacio
Carpacio de Caracol. By CHepina. (Conch Carpacio)

Caribe On Canvas  This shot was taken from the grounds of NaBalam looking out towards Playa Norte.

Ibette de Alcocer Bufalo  (They were open Sunday night & delivering. Generally closed on Mondays)

Enchiladas Suiza 60pesos  2 74 70 03 y 99 81 86 32 42! The best prices. Only in BUFALO

Campeonas del LIPEBA Campeche 2013!!! Pasarela Femenil!!! Marlins Isla Mujeres!!!  muchas gracias todos los turistas nacionales e internacionales por sus donativos en la cual apoyaron para este viaje a cd carmen campeche 

Caribe On Canvas Don't forget. I am still offering the promotion of $10 off the purchase of any 3 prints. Use code 10off at checkout
Fredys Antonio Poot Ucan updated his cover photo.

Fenix Lounge  Gracias Isla - For another Beautiful Salsaholic Sunday! Descansamos Lunes - We are Closed on Mondays - Have a Great Week!

Soggy Peso Bar Grill shared Freddy Medina's photo.
How about a refreshing Michelada / shrimp......well only at Soggy Peso !!!!!

Sundays.....Noon to 6p, in colonia la Gloria next to the Paleteria Tuggui Machacados & Chamoyadas for 30 pesos  Home Delivery 9981901479 o 998 192 7293  Blanca Ac Estrella  posted toMerca Isla
Y nuestras ricas CHAMOYADAS de
Mango & piña

Ignacio Acosta Casanova Que calor! — with Romy Medina.
Que calor!
In Salina Chica in front of the beer store, there is often a table set up selling popular drinks like Micheladas & Chamoyadas, except you add your own beer. They are doing a Very Good Business in this hot weather!
I love science  Baby stingrays!
Stingrays are ovoviparous, meaning that the eggs develop and hatch inside the mother, who then give birth to live young. They have between 5 and 13 offspring at a time. Before birth, the female holds the embryos in the womb without a placenta. Instead, the embryos absorb nutrients from a yolk sac, and after the sac is depleted, the mother provides uterine "milk".

Two female stingrays at the London Aquarium have given birth to young in spite of the fact that they haven't been near a male in more than two years. Therefore, it stands to reason that female stingrays have the ability to store sperm in some way.

Watch a video of baby stingrays "dancing"  ...Little legs!?!! Kinda creepy, yet very cool....

HERE is a blog written this week about about swimming with Manta Rays & Whale Sharks  near Isla Mujeres & how the Rays leap out of the sea. In July a few years ago, there were rays (probably Mobula) leaping up out of the Caribbean sea by the hundreds on a couple of afternoons, just offshore. Vehicles were stopping along the Aeropuerto-Caribbean coastal road to watch.

Isla Animals recently received donations of doggie clothing & lil Mighty Moe is modeling some of them....
Eileen Regn  Moe in his button down woolrich shirt ready for the office , this little guy is something else.

Roger Hardestyposted toIsla Mujeres Community Information Board  Isla Poker Club invites all to come learn and play Texas Holdem Poker tonite from 6pm to 9pm at El Patio Caribbean Grill on Hidalgo. It's a fun group of tourists, locals and expats to meet and greet. Penny Deming and her staff provide a palapa area in the back of the restaurant for us as well as a great menu of food and drinks.
Dif Isla Mujeres  CONSULTAS PARA CHECAR OSTEOPOROSIS...HOY A PARTIR DE LAS 11:00 A.M EN EL CENTRO DE DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO, COSTO DE RECUPERACION $50 PESOS...APROVECHA ESTA OPORTUNIDAD UNICO DIA.. Consults to check for osteoporosis 50pesos 11a  at El Centro de Desarrollo Comunitario ..Only Today. shared a photo.  In honor of ‪#‎nationalhammockday‬!
I love these colors

Tortugas Marinas - Debemos protegerlas.This video about tourism & turtle protection is in English with Spanish subtitles.

 "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 Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
 There are always links to the original articles.
  If  there is a headline, but no translation,  the information was probably already translated recently.

. Check out our Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & Today's Special Deals...HERE!

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