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Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here,
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
Beaches, ready to receive tourists
Juan Carrillo: Keeping his commitment to guarantee quality
Se cumple compromiso de Juan Carrillo para garantizar calidad
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de noviembre.-
ISLA MUJERES, 21 de noviembre.-
The island's beaches are ready and in optimal conditions to receive tourists during high season, with several municipal government departments working to ensure that they are clean and free of any pollutants. Under instructions from Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, the governmental agencies are working together to ensure that the beaches of the municipality pass the strictest quality controls.
Because of the care given to these beaches and the environmental conditions, this is one of the few coastal municipalities that has won the Blue Flag distinction, which was awarded to the beach Playa Centro.
This designation has been awarded since 1987 by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and ports that comply with a number of standards and criteria regarding water quality, safety, general services, and environmental management.
Héctor Vladimir Vallejo Molina, director of the Federal Maritime Zone agency (Zofemat) reported that in order to keep this designation valid, authorities from various government agencies work in a coordinated manner to ensure that each of the requirements of the Blue Flag certificate is met exactly.
He said, "Thanks to this, Playa Centro has strict control and monitoring to verify the quality of the water, the cleanliness of the sands, control of the vendors, and the safety of the swimmers, with various people working, who are responsible for keeping this beach in top condition."
"The Mayor's instructions, from the first day of his administration, have been clear, and in response we are all making efforts so that the beaches of Isla Mujeres remain clean and functional at 100 percent, guaranteeing free access to the sea and a safe environment for the swimmers, 365 days a year," said Sr. Vallejo Molina.
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
We want to know your suggestions to create the "Municipal Development Plan 2016-2018" and in this way to make a better #IslaMujeres for you.
Participate by entering the following link.
Queremos saber tus propuestas para hacer crecer el "Plan de Desarrollo Municipal 2016-2018" y así hacer un mejor #IslaMujeres para ti.
Participa entrando en el siguiente link. http://islamujeres.gob.mx/consulta-ciudadana/
The DIF invites you to a talk about gender sensitivity awareness Friday Nov 25 at 11am in the City Council room
The DIF and Ortopedia 0/33 invite the Isla community to the Orthopedic shoe campaign and assessment of flat feet. Assessments and consultants are free, and purchase of orthopedics are at reduced cost. At the Senior Citizens facility Tuesday and Wednesday.
about twenty dollars).
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
Alicia Ricalde Magana: The Port Authority Administration (APIQRoo) could terminate the contracts with Barcos Caribe ferry company.
La Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo podría rescindir contratos a Barcos Caribe: Ricalde Magaña - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/la-administracion-portuari…/
"Nueva Tierra" (New Earth) will continue working toward deeding their lots with or without CORETT: Gomez Catzin (On the mainland)Nueva Tierra deberá continuar con su trámite de titulación de tierras con o sin la CORETT: Gómez Catzín - http://www.tvislamujeres.com.mx/nueva-tierra-debera-contin…/
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Port expected to be open for small boats
Autorizan salida de embarcaciones menoresc.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Nov. 21 The Harbor Master of Isla Mujeres confirmed that on Monday boats over 40 feet in length were authorized to make the tours to Isla Contoy National Park, following several days of suspension due to bad weather. Given the remarkable improvement in the weather, the port could be fully open for navigation by small boats on Tuesday, allowing lobster fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities and services.
It has become unusual for there to be no trips available to Isla Contoy during the fall period, because now there are more boats over 40 feet. Until less than a decade ago, smaller boats predominately provided this service.
According to the Management Program, only 200 tourists daily should be admitted to the Reserve, but in fact, over the past five years this limit has been exceeded. Now the number of visitors per year has doubled to 30,000, on average, compared to ten years ago. There is one boat that has a capacity for nearly 100 passengers, so with three boats like that the capacity would be reached.
The Harbor Master authorized the small boats to navigate within the Bay to offer their services to visit Sac Bajo and El Farito, as well as snorkeling and diving at the Cross in the Bay, Manchones, and the MUSA (Underwater Sculpture Museum). Several trimarans, catamarans, and mono-hull boats arrived from the Hotel Zone of Cancun. Tourists took advantage for the clear weather to visit the beaches and sites of interest around the island.
Isla Mujeres beaches: Ready for winter season
Isla Mujeres, listo para la temporada invernals.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
This is the same article that is translated above in DQR.
Time to start wearing warm clothes
Comienza a salir la ropa de abrigos c.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Nov. 21 With fresher weather, the temperatures began to descend, forcing people to get out their sweaters, with temperatures at dawn on Monday at 21 degrees. (70F). It felt cooler due to the winds caused by the cold front that affected the region since this weekend. By midday the temperatures had not risen much, reaching only 25 (77F) degrees.
Temperatures are expected to reach 29 (84F) on Sunday, according to the extended forecast of CONAGUA (National Water Commission), with temperatures at night between 22 and 24 (72-75F) degrees. This should be very pleasant for families who can avoid turning on their air conditioners and fans, in most cases.
Although some employers in the tourist gastronomic industry reported that their workers arrived late because of the cooler weather, although this is not a big problem during this fall-winter period when the cold fronts occur.
Due to the effects of the cooler weather, those in charge at the medical institutions (including IMSS, ISSSTE, and SESA) recommend that families take precautions to avoid exposing children and senior citizens to abrupt changes in temperature, to stay warm, and to eat foods and beverages that are high in Vitamin C.
At noon the SCT (Department of Communications and Transport) meteorological forecast reported a weak frontal system extending from the Bahamas, across the central region of Cuba, to the northern area of the Yucatan Peninsula. In combination with the moist air of the Caribbean Sea, this will cause scattered clouds over the coasts and maritime regions of northern Quintana Roo. In the southern region of the state, it will be cloudy with a chance of light rain. There could be haze in the morning hours with warm temperatures in the morning and afternoon. Winds from the NE are expected to be 30-40km/h with higher gusts, and waves up to 2.1 meters, and to be larger out in the Yucatan Channel. Small boats are advised to stay in port & to seek a port if they are out at sea.
Tropical Depression #16 in the southwest Caribbean Sea, near Panama, does not represent a risk to Quintana Roo.
|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. 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.
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Nov. 13 5:44p
Nov. 14 6:37p Full Moon
Nov. 15 7:34p
Nov. 16 8:33p
Nov. 17 9:34p
Nov. 18 10:33p
Nov. 19 11:31p
Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Sunday evenings on the Town Square 8p Noches Magicas Music & Dance Performances
Tuesday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day Dia de los Muertos
Wednesday, Nov. 2 All Soul's Day Dia de los Muertos No School & Offices Closed
On Nov. 2, hundreds of residents have been invited to participate the silent parade, who will dress in traditional clothing or white, with Catrina makeup as Catrinas vivientes..living Catrinas for the "Festival of the Living for the Dead". It starts at 6p from the Cemetery (Hidalgo and Lopez Mateos) to the Casa Cultura where there will be a display of altars in the style of different regions of Mexico. There's a nice video of last year's here on FB. https://www.facebook.com/events/322448854785481/
Thursday, Nov 3 Artist Fair at Casa de la Cultura 4p-9p
Batik artist Sergio is a usual participant, along with Isla Brewery. Amar Peruvian restaurant set up tables at the last two fairs.
To all Islenos: We invite you to the the Diabetes Clinic sponsored by the Club Pro-Paciente Diabetico A.C. at the Community Hospital in La Gloria on Thursday, November 3, at 9:00 AM. Health care professionals will test your blood, offer diabetes education and distribute meters and strips and other supplies, as well as free reading glasses We will teach you how to use the equipment so that you can manage your illness of diabetes better. This clinic is completely free and is funded by the generosity of Americans who live and visit your beautiful island.
Sat. Nov. 5 Town Square 8pm performance by the graduates of the Polynesian dancing classes of the Casa de la Cultura.
Sunday, Nov. 5 Magic Nights of the Souls at 8pm on the Town Square. Festival of the Living for the Dead.
Friday, Nov. 11 You are invited to enjoy a performance by the Federal Police Mariachi band at 8pm in the Town Square. They are 14 professional officers who are also professional musicians.
Thursday, Nov. 17 Artist's Fair 4-9 Casa de la Cultura
|Art by Liwlig Larsen|
Friday, Nov. 18 8:30 Parade commemorating the 106th anniversary of the Revolutionary War
Sunday, Nov. 20 Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
Monday, Nov. 21 Day off for Revolutionary Day Memorial (National Holiday)
At the end of November are the celebrations for the town's Patron saint, and residents from the US celebrate Thanksgiving.
Sources for Storm Information:
The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.