Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, July 19

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

About 50,000 passengers came to Isla Mujeres this weekend 

Durante el fin de semana, a Isla Mujeres

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ISLA MUJERES, 18 de julio.-
     About 50,000 passengers during the first weekend of the summer holiday season, who filled the beaches and enjoyed the services and activities of the island. The Director of the Port Authority of Isla Mujeres, Jazmin Perez Gaytan said they expect the numbers of passengers arriving on the ferries to increase in upcoming days.  The ferry company is providing extra crossings from Gran Puerto in the morning and from Isla Mujeres to Gran Puerto after 4pm, to provide service for the many tourists who come to spend the day.
      Ms. Perez said on Friday 14,099 passengers arrived from Gran Puerto to Isla Mujeres, on Saturday there were 17,439, and on Sunday there were 17,179 tourists for a total of 48,717 passengers for the weekend. She said this exceeds the normal average of 13,000 on a normal day. This also exceeds estimates that the arrivals would be about 15,000 tourists daily at this time.

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

The training continues for the personnel of Civil Protection, who conducted a simulated evacuation of a hotel. Guaranteeing the safety and protection of tourists and locals is our priority.

Continuamos con la capacitación de los elementos de Protección Civil; llevamos a cabo un simulacro de evacuación de un hotel. La seguridad y protección de turistas y locales es nuestra prioridad. ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬ ‪#‎PuebloMágico‬

My vacation in the library 2016. Culture for everyone. Workshops during July & August. Free, limited enrollment. At the Casa de Cultura
Mis vacaciones 2016
La cultura es para todos.
Taller durante Julio y Agosto.
Gratuito, cupo limitado.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Increasing demand for golf carts 
Demanda de carros de golf en aumento[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
    Golf cart rentals were at nearly 100 percent for the 600 units of the ~20 rental agencies. Some golf cart drivers are inexperienced and may swerve and cause accidents, therefore the Traffic Police insist that these businesses give good instructions to their customers, to reduce accidents and avoid endangering lives.  There are no longer issues with minors driving golf cars, after an intensive campaign took place which focused on the rental agencies and this problem, for the safety of everyone riding in the cart.
    In one incident, maintenance worker for water lines and electricity service for hotels and homes was hit by a golf cart while riding his motorcycle. This damaged the lower section of the moto and a plastic part. An agreement was made to pay 2000 pesos for the three parts and the labor, with a traffic officer aware of the situation, and no other procedures were required.
    The Navy is providing security with its fleet during the holiday season, and small and medium sized vessels can be observed in the Bay, watching over the marine traffic. They coordinate with the Port Authority for any actions to prevent accidents. Communication with these authorities can generally be made on channel 16 for weather information and recommendations during the vacation period.

Light rain in afternoon  
Ligera lluvia amenazó al turismo [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
July 18   There was a light drizzle of rain at 4pm which refreshed the island, and then the sun reappeared. The SCT (Ministry of Communication and Transport) weather forecast reported the arrival of moisture to Quintana Roo was associated with the approach of a tropical wave extending from the northwestern Caribbean sea to the Pacific. This was expected to bring more rain during the night and early Tuesday, according to the SCT forecast.
   Hundreds of local boats were active around the island moving tourists for recreational activities, particularly in the Bay and the National Park of Isla Mujeres and Cancun.

Increased police presence on Hidalgo  
Vida nocturna torna insegura la Hidalgo.. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link


From Sipse...This article says a thirty-five year old tourist died from decompression while diving with a friend 11 miles from Isla Contoy. The oxygen hose broke at 40 meters (131 ft) deep and the diver apparently panicked and his partner lost sight of him. In desperation, he quickly surfaced, and his body floated up at the beach near a restaurant at Punta Sam. The paramedics from Jet Medical confirmed there were no vital signs and the officials with the Medical Forensic Office transported the body to their facilities for an autopsy, as required by law. Link to article and photo.

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 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: http://rmff.mx/seleccion-rmff-2016-pelicula/semana-santa-alejandra-marquez-abella/
 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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