Thursday, July 21, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, July 21

Please pardon the lack of publication yesterday, and the lack of photos today....we're having internet problems, Cablemas is scheduled to come in the morning.

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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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! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Marine Park celebrates 20 years: Example of conservation

Festejan 20 años del Parque Marino

Ejemplo de conservación

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ISLA MUJERES, 20 de julio.-
Leer más...Article & photo at this link 
   On Tuesday afternoon, in the City Council room of City Hall, the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Parque Nacional Costa Occidental Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta Nizuc was celebrated. The agency's Director, Jaime Gonazalez Cano said the park is an example of conservation, with positive results, working to counter the effects of tourism and hurricane damage. 
      The reef "Manchones" was one of the most damaged after hurricane Wilma in 2005. Working with specialists from the United States, they have used unique and novel methods of "reforestation", which have given good results, in spite of the daily load of tourists. He said these achievements have been important and amazing, with help from man and Mother Nature. He said the challenge is to continue to engage society, service providers, consumers, and entrepreneurs about the importance of preserving the environment, which is the principal attraction of the Mexican Caribbean. 
Merchant Marine cadets providing monitoring while thousands of passengers are arriving

Marina Mercante vigila muelle

Ante arribo de miles de pasajeros a la Isla

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ISLA MUJERES, 19 de julio.-
Leer más..Article & photo at this link.

  Since last Saturday when security operations began for the 2016 summer holidays, the personnel with FIDENA (Fideicomiso de Formación y Capacitación para el Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional) have been providing assistance with security. For the past two years, staff with the Agency for Training of the Personnel o the National Merchant Marines have been providing student cadets for various monitoring tasks in Quintana Roo. To assist the Port of Isla Mujeres, there are ten cadets actively participating in the surveillance operations at Puerto Juarez and Isla Mujeres during the summer holidays.
    In addition, during the vacation period,the staff of the Harbor Master and the personnel of FIDENA have two boats, a ground patrol and extra equipment for this work. With this level of surveillance, boaters are more attentive, knowing that every vessel is subject inspection, with coverage at all the points of embarking and disembarking, including the piers of the Lima's, Velazquez's, and other piers of Isla Mujeres.


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


There is a notice that the company Chobani is looking for a weekend promoter with experience in promoting or marketing milk products, especially yogurt.

There is a notice for students interested in financial scholarships, which are available for primary, middle school, high school, college and postgraduate students. There are 3 photos of students, contact information, and documentation requirements.

There are notices for the Artist Fair today and the Dance event on Saturday (see the events section below).

There is a poster saying July 19th was the anniversary of the death of Augustin de Iturbide, with his likeness.

There is a aerial photo of Playa Norte (and Playa Sol) with wishes from our beautiful isle for an excellent morning.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Magana ferry has not resumed service to and from Puerto Juarez  
   It has been three months since the last holiday season when the Magana ferry company laid off its staff and discontinued operations with no public statement. At that time, the Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil said the law gave them three months to return to operations. Now it is nearly a week since the beginning of the summer holidays, and the company has not resumed operations. They provided half a century of service connecting Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez, beginning with wooden boats under 40 feet and advancing to boats with propulsion such as "Salvage".
      Unconfirmed information alleges that another ferry company could be coming to the island, Barcos Caribe de Cozumel,  that they may be associated with the Magana company,  and that they may offer better fares for the resident community, including the round trip rate of 50 pesos that the Magana family offered to all residents of the state. Currently, Ultramar is providing the main ferry service, with some complaints having been expressed about their treatment of residents.
     There is work being done on the pier of the Maritime Terminal in Puerto Juarez by the Port Authority (ApiQRoo) to expand and remodel it, which is expected to be completed in September, which may be when the new ferry route could allegedly begin.

Researchers arrive to conduct tourism surveys
Datos para sostener al Pueblo Mágico. [+] Ver mas
     For five days, surveyor will ask tourists visiting Isla Mujeres for their opinions about the quality of services, to generate a statistical analysis whose indicators with help with decision making by the municipality, in order to continue to meet the requirements of  the Pueblo Magico designation. The academic team from the University of Quintana Roo (UQRoo) consists of two supervisors who are affiliated with UQRoo's Tourism Management program and six students.
     Isla Mujeres received the Pueblo Magico designation in 2015, and this agreement between the University and City officials was signed in June of that year, arranging for UQRoo to help carry out the annual assessment established in the General Guidelines of the Pueblo Magico program. It was agreed that members of the University would develop, implement, and interpret surveys targeting tourists visiting Isla Mujeres. When they return to Chetumal, the interdisciplinary team will download the information into a statistical analysis program and provide information to the City and to the State Department of Tourism. The project will be used to develop coordinated strategies between institutions for the benefit of all citizens of Quintana Roo, and in particular, those of Isla Mujeres.

Final game in Municipal Soccer League 
Final de la Liga de Balompié. [+] Ver mas
   The final play-off will take place for 90 minutes at the field in colonia Salina at 9pm on Saturday between the teams Novatos and Trilanda. The first match will begin at 7pm between the teams Ixchel and Noname, ("No Name" in English) who are competing for third place. A player who is gaining attention is the son of a prominent soccer player from the 90's and early 2000's, Roger Montejo, whose son is Roger Montejo Perucini. He had excelled during this tournament, and has scored 22 goals, winning him recognition and increasing numbers of fans.

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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.

July events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
July 19    7:21p
July 20    8:10
July 21    8:56
July 22    9:42 
July 23   10:44
July 24   11:10   

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.

The Maya Riviera Film Festival concluded in Playa de Carmen on June 30, and is supposed to be coming to Isla Mujeres this month. Last year it was two or three evenings on the Posada beach, shown on a big inflatable screen, shortly after sunset.  Schedule TBA. Link to Website.  Link to FB page.

July 4, Monday  Independence Day in the US

July 7 Thursday Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

July 10-23  Whale Shark Festival.    Schedule TBA.
  Some of the Sea Walls artists will be touching up the murals from two years ago and adding new ones. 

July 14-16 Thursday, Friday Saturday  8p  Riviera Maya Film Festival   Posada Beach Free
 Thursday is a fictional film about a women, her 8yo son, & boyfriend staying in a room together on holiday in Acapulco, "Semana Santa". That trailer & info is here:
 Friday is this documentary "Erosion", about damage to the environment with tourism development in Playa Carmen (& this area in general).
  Saturday is TBA.

July 15 Friday Classes End & Vacation begins

July 21 Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

Saturday July 30 Danzarte  III Dance Encounter 2016. 5:30 outside of the Casa de Cultura

The Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program is excited to announce a new matching event to add sponsors and funding for our scholarship students for the 2016/2017 school year!!! I like to call it July Matchapalooza. :-) because, let’s be honest, everything is more fun when you add 'palooza' to it or when your donation gets doubled.
Our very generous anonymous donor has agreed to another round of matched funds for any new sponsors or donations. That’s right – your donations will be doubled!
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July
*Any one time donations
Need more information or have questions? Check out our website or Margaret Washa. We would LOVE to tell you about the wonderful students who are supported by our program because we are terribly proud of them. This is an ideal time to join the program and make the most out of your contribution or to make a one time contribution (we understand if you have commitment issues)
Our facebook page is Isla Mujeres Scholarship Group, please join us there for photos and personal stories from our group. And check out our wonderful new website (thanks, Jackie Conlon!)

Starting in July, the Artist's Fairs are being scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.

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