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Increased numbers of visitors for Dia de las Muertos
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Catching lobster at Isla Contoy National Park
The fishermen, who are members of the cooperatives "“Patria y Progreso”, “Caribe” and “Justicia Social”, say the sargasso, which has been affecting the Mexican Caribbean, has also been getting caught in their nets, making their work more difficult.There are hundreds of meters of nets being placed and monitored daily by teams of fishermen, and during the season they harvest several tons of lobster. The season ends on Feb. 28, and then there is a four month prohibition for reproduction.
Fishermen also dive to catch lobster, in increasingly deeper waters, and there have been more than 40 cases of decompression since the season began on July 1st. There are concerns that the total could reach 70 cases by the end of the season.
Invitation to play volleyball
On Tuesday, three hours after a child was reported missing near Ciudad Juarez in the Continental Zone of the municipality, he was found at noon near the old landfill by personnel with Civil Protection.
He didn't give occupancy statistics, and noted that there was a "saldo blanco" (no significant incidents), and noted that security and safety services were provided by the municipal police and Civil Protection personnel, in coordination with state and federal agencies.
Telemedicina service to be available
Technological equipment has already arrived to provide telemedicine services at the Community Hospital of Isla Mujeres in early 2019, which will allow access to specialized remote services, according to Director Miguel García Albarrán.
The system should be installed in January, including the computer equipment, electronic stethoscope, monitors and other digital tools. Trained personnel will operate the equipment and serve as liaisons with specialists at the Cancun General Hospital, to provide care to islander patients. In March, the services should begin, by appointment, with a list of specialists to serve people of limited resources, without having to travel repeatedly to Cancun, as they have been doing in the past.
The equipment is sponsored by COQCYT (Quintana Roo Council of Science and Technology) thru UQRoo (University of Quintana Roo), in association with the Ministry of Health. A year ago the Quintana Roo health agency invested 11 million pesos in this project to equip hospitals around the state and in the course of 2018, they have been installed and now this is taking place in Isla Mujeres.
Seven medical units and three administrative offices are interconnected to offer health services at a distance and distance training around the state. These services have been used in many countries and in Mexico, they have successfully served distant populations.
|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, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking, 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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk downtown.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
Nov. 23 6:49
Nov. 24 7:43
Nov. 25 8:42
Nov. 26 9:44
Nov. 28 11:49
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~6:50 to 7:10
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK and here's the Accion Isla LINK who are having events associated with project RESCATE.
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.
Friday, Nov. 2 All Soul's Day Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19 Buen Fin weekend (sales)
Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a
Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day
Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day
Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Wednesday Nov. 28 thru Saturday Dec. 8- Patron Saint festivities for Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day
Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)