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The first civic ceremony of the year was held LINK
The state and municipal governments will celebrate Kings Day with the families of the island and the Continental Zone LINK
On the island, the celebration will take place on Thursday, February 10th at the Bicentennial dome at 4pm. Islanders are invited to attend with their children so they may enjoy this important Mexican tradition with games and gifts.
Put your trash out by 8pm starting Jan. 16, because the pickup will be 8p-10p.
15% Discount on property taxes throughout January
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On Monday, Naval personnel conducted a medical evacuation for a person who was on board the cruise ship "Carnival Triumph", which flies a flag from the Bahamas. The Naval command received an emergency call requesting assistance because the passenger has a diagnosis of possible advanced appendicitis. The ship was about 4.3 nautical miles (7 km) south of Isla Mujeres. Coordination was made for a private ambulance to receive the American passenger at the Puerto Juarez Naval Station and provide transport to a hospital for treatment.
On Tuesday, two elementary schools received furniture from the state agency IFEQRoo (Institute of Educational Physical Infrastructure of the State of Quintana Roo). The Cesar Mendoza Santana primary schools received 70 chairs with the desk on the right and 15 with it on the left, 12 pintarrones (blackboards or whiteboards), 12 teacher's desks, and 12 chairs. At the Julion Sauri Espinoza grade school, they received 70 small chair-desks, 12 chairs and 12 tables for the teachers, and 6 pintarrones. The grade school "Andres Quintana Roo" didn't receive anything.
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
Are you familiar with King's Pool? VIDEO (It's behind the Mia, and accessible to their guests)
The Isla Mujeres Cahuameros will play the Playa del Carmen Dorados at the Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 8p and Sunday, Aug. 13 at noon.
The head of the municipal Civil Protection Department, Merced Ortiz, said his department reported a saldo blanco (no serious incidents), with lifeguards being the most active, advising swimmers. VIDEO
Noti Isla Mujeres
Naval "Operation Salvavidas Winter 2018" concludes with a "saldo blanco" (no serious incidents), which took place Dec. 15 to Jan. 6, protecting the safety of visitors and residents during the busy holiday season.
Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos
Navy reports "Saldo Blanco" / No serious incidents
Plans regarding Hyperbaric Chamber
Need for public transport
During the final days of 2018, the City Council approved new transport regulation, which envisage launching a public appeal for a new urban transport concession throughout the municipality. The previous concession ended three years ago, in an unfortunate manner since poor service was being provided at that time by Turicun.
Isla Mujeres news briefs
Cockteleros baseball team gave gifts to children with less opportunity to celebrate the traditional King's Day, and they requested donation from volunteers. Therefore the number of gifts was greater this year than last year and their goal was met. The gifts were given away at the El Pescador stadium, and there was a festive atmospher for the parents, fans, and athletes who accompanied the children.
It is noted that there will be a large celebration for the Three Kings on Wednesday and Thursday in the in the Continental Zone and on the island, at 5p and 4p, at the dome and the Bicentennial Dome, respectively.
The first Civic Ceremony of the year was held on Monday at the Town Square with grade school children in attendance.
|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 & fast 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, BBQ grills, safes, 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
Jan. 21 7:17
Jan. 22 8:24
Jan. 23 9:29
Jan. 24 10:30
Jan. 25 11:30
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:17 to ~6:37p
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
Monday, Dec.31 New Year's Eve celebration on the Town Square The NYE party continues until dawn, at least.
Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day Many people observe the sunrise at Punta Sur.
|Ultramar passenger ferries|
|The Mass schedule for Immaculate Conception (downtown), Sacred Heart in La Gloria, and the Capilla de Guadalupe in Salina Chica, as well as a Caribbean sunrise Mass.|
Saturday, Jan 5 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting at gas station on prolongacion Aeropuerto/Caribbean coastal road. Gloves & equipment supplied. The Plogging crew, who removed seven and a half TONS of trash from Isla's coasts, mangroves, and seabed in 2018. (See link above)
Sunday, Jan. 6 Día de Reyes/ King's Day This day commemorates when the three kings or Magi visited Jesus & is the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas. Traditionally this is the day when Mexican children receive gifts. It is customary to eat Rosca de reyes, a sweet bread that represents King Herod's crown with figurines of baby Jesus hidden inside. Whoever finds the token in their piece is obligated to host a party on Candlemas Day (Dia de la Candelaria), Feb. 2, which usually includes tamales.
At 10am, at Ruben's Restaurant there will be a giveaway of toys and snacks for thousands of islander children, with los Tres Reyes in costume.. On the back street Guerrero, across from the Post Office and Mercado
The Cockteleros baseball team have been collecting toy donations for a Three Kings Day giveaway.
Sunday, Jan. 6 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.
Jan. 6 is also Día de la Enfermera/Nurse's Day in Mexico. This special day was established in 1931, when Dr. Jose Villagrana said nurses were like a "regalo de reyes"...a gift from the Magi. (International Nurse's Day is celebrated on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale).
Sunday, Jan. 6 at 1p at the Pescador baseball field in front of Chedraui, the Cocteleros of Isla Mujeres will play their first game of the new year against the Old Boys of Cancun, & there will be a toy giveaway in honor of 3 Kings Day (Donations are encouraged). Entrance is 20 pesos, merchandise is available & thanks to Joseph R Walsdorf for the update!
Thursday, Jan. 10 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Thursday, Jan. 10 Three King's Festival by the DIF for islander kids & their families at the Bicentennial Dome starting at 4pm, with entertainment, raffles, and prizes.
Saturday, Jan 12 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting location TBA. Gloves & equipment supplied. (See link above)
Sunday, Jan. 13 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.
Thursday, Jan. 17 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Friday, Jan 18-Sunday Jan. 20 Oasis Fest Vol. 2: Pirate's Paradise with 22 musical acts, surprise prizes, and these events. Organized by Barracuda Board Co. LINK
Friday: Urban Culture with a Hip Hop Concert, Workshops & Expositions of Breakdance, Rap, Graffiti, & Musical Production and an Artist Fair
Saturday: Street Culture with Pirate Plog (Beach Cleanup), Ska, Punk, Rock Concert, Workshops, Games, & Get Together of Skate, Longboard, Parkour, Roller, Circus Arts, Murals
Sunday: Caribbean Culture with Reggae & Ska Concert, Workshops in Skimboard, Palm Weaving, and Ancestral Vibrations with Conch Shells, Paddleboard Games, Live Painting, Raffle.
Saturday, Jan 19 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting location TBA. Gloves & equipment supplied. (See link above)
Sunday, Jan. 20 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.
Sunday, Jan 20 Lunar Eclipse begins at 9:36 pm, Maximum at 12:12am (Jan 21) and ends at 2:48am.
Thursday, Jan. 24 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Jan 26 Plogging volunteers cleanup 8a-10a. Meeting location TBA. Gloves & equipment supplied. (See link above)
Saturday, Jan. 26 Ultramarathon 24 hours LINK
Sunday, Jan. 27 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes & singers.
Thursday, Jan. 31 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.