Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, March 1

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  Both issues of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

SUV hits wall of Isla Mujeres primary school 

En una escuela primaria de Isla Mujeres

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de febrero.-
  A young person crashed an SUV "Ecosport" into the wall of the "Cesar Mendoz Santana" primary school, allegedly while inebriated,  abandoning the vehicle and leaving the scene. The accident occurred at 6pm on Sunday, when "Lizandro U." was driving from north to south and lost control of the vehicle, which hit the wall of the school. The municipal traffic police came to the scene and collected information, but in the end no charges were made against the young person...  ya que sus padres no lograron ponerse de acuerdo con las autoridades del plantel educativo para la reparación de los daños ocasionados a la barda del colegio. (that says..his parents didn't agree with school authorities to repair the wall, which may be a typo?)

Visual Health Campaign at Red Cross facility  

En instalaciones de Cruz Roja

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de febrero.-
   This campaign at the Red Cross facility, which began on Monday morning,  is intended to help people with vision problems, as well as people with eye diseases. It will continue until Friday, March 4 during the hours of 10am to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm. 
     The specialist from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Ivan Medina Solis, said they expect to see about 30-35 people daily and to help 150-175 people during the five day campaign.  For those with vision problems, there are glasses available from 700 pesos, depending on the problems and needs of each patient.  

Increased ferry service will give tourists from Cancun Hotel Zone more time in Isla Mujeres

turistas que vienen de la Zona Hotelera de Cancún

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de febrero.-
   The Ultramar Ferry company is increasing its service between Isla Mujeres and two points in the Cancun Hotel Zone, beginning on Friday. The departures from Playa Tortugas will increase from eight to 12 crossings daily, and the departures from el Embarcadero are increasing from six to nine crossings per day.
       Previously, the last departures from Isla Mujeres to the Hotel Zone were at 5:15pm and 5:30pm daily, but now they will depart at 9:15pm, allowing the tourists to spend four more hours in Isla Mujeres.  Company executive, Luis Arevalo, explained the changes and said Ultramar plans to invest in promotion, directed toward tourists staying in the Hotel Zone, and they plan to hire more staff and provide more employment. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

We offer you a beautiful aerial view of our beautiful island.
Wishing an excellent Tuesday to everyon in our community and to all our visitors

Les regalamos una hermosa vista aérea de nuestra hermosa isla.
Excelente martes a toda nuestra comunidad y visitantes

The Women's Institute invites you to participate in the following courses designed especially for you, to help your economic situation.
 (They are classes in manicures, pedicures, eyelash curling, eyebrows, and hair cutting.)
La Instancia Municipal de la Mujer invita a tomar los cursos que hemos preparado especialmente para ti y para apoyar tu economía.

      Researchers with the  Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), with assistance from professors of the Universidad del Caribe are taking water samples from both Salinas lakes as part of a research project aimed as rescuing the salinas, which have a serious level of contamination due to irresponsible behaviors. The project has three stages: diagnosis, recovery, and maintenance.
   This is the first of three sets of samples that will be taken this year. On July 10th, 2015, the City signed an agreement with the Universidad del Caribe to identify the causes of contamination in Salina Grande lake. On August 18th, the students from different specialties, with assistance from the City, conducted an information gathering campaign among the residents. This was part of the diagnosis stage, to identify social, economic, and environmental factors and practices. 
    The researchers are being assisted by staff and directors from the municipal Ecology department and ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency).


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Dolphin Discovery celebrates 100th birth in Quintana Roo

  The birth occurred at a Dolphin Discovery facility in December, 2015, and there will be a press conference on March 8th, which will announce details about participating to win a trip to one of the 22 dolphin facilities. This program of reproduction is called "Miracle", and has resulted in successful births for first and second generations. It takes place at 5 locations: Costa Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Akumel.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

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View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are 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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

March events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:40 beginning March 1st: Magic Classes
 (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p 

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages... Isla Cerveza are expected.

  Saturday, March 5:

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners
March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation  
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)  
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday
March 20-27  Holy Week
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ)
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school  


March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez


April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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