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The City has information about the summer day camps they are offering for islander children, in two different age groups, focusing on culture and inclusion. LINK
At 9:30pm, the emergency 911 number was notified of the sound of gunshots by the property that was owned by Ramon Bravo Prieto (RIP). Officers found two bullet casings and cordoned off the area. They didn't tell the media they caliber of the casings. There are assumptions that the incident may be related to a property dispute, and it appears no one was injured. VIDEO
VIDEO and VIDEO of the cordoned off area where gun casings were found. (See above).
Two days into the eight-month lobster capture season, there have already been two cases of decompression illness treated at the Hyperbaric Chamber. They are Elias Ramírez, 37, of the cooperative Makax, with a mild case, and Raul Ariel Cúpul Medina, 40, with a serious case.
VIDEO of the cordoned off area where gun casings were found.
Notice from the Director of the Port Authority in Isla Mujeres explaining the increase in Ultracarga rates isn't associated with her agency, giving the name of the appropriate agency (SCT-Ministry of Communication & Transport), and noting her agency has contacted Ultramar asking them to reconsider the increase.
From Por Esto :
Blow to the wallets of islanders
The rate for compact cars and pickups went from 250 to 295 pesos for a one-way trip, and commercial vans and trucks increased from 449 pesos to 560 pesos.
With the mainland, hotel occupancy is 68%
houses and private rooms for rent for tourists, which are usually offered through internet pages among the foreign community.
According to reservations, occupancy is expected to 80% on the island and 90% in the Continental Zone. It is noted that large numbers of domestic tourists haven't yet begun arriving, but foreign tourists have been arriving with luggage.
Increased demand for tours
Isla Mujeres news briefs
Some people are concerned about the number of street vendors, many of whom are not from the island or moved here to vend products, and how this may affect the image of the island. The Blue Flag designation has been given to Playa Centro, which doesn't allow this activity on the beach, but its entrance has become a sort of open-air market.
There is information about the City's day camp for children focusing on Culture, Inclusion, and Diversity, with a variety of entertaining and educational activities. (see above).
|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
July 16 7:35
July 17 8:22
July 18 9:04
July 19 9:43
July 20 10:20
July 21 10:54
Painting by Pamela Haase
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
On Saturdays at 8a-10a, Plogging events to clean up the island are held, meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags, Here's the Accion Isla LINK
Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
In July, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Octopus, Shrimp, & Conch LINK
The baseball games at the El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game.
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" haven't been announced yet.
Turtle nesting season continues throughout July. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres; Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.
Whale shark tour season continues throughout July, ending in mid-September. The eight-month lobster catching season begins July 1st, and this year's prices are: whole live- 400 to 450 pesos per kilo; whole dead-350 to 400; and tails- 580 to 600 pesos (~$16us/lb-tails).
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 12-August 23, peaking in late July
Saturday, July 6 Barracuda Fishing Tournament with a scooter for first prize, TV's for second and third, and cash for fourth and fifth places. It's sponsored by the political party PRI and will have a DJ & other activities starting at 11am.
Saturday, July 6th at 4p, Connor Williams, offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys, will sign autographs & do photo-ops with fans at the soccer field in Salina Chica. Then the "Isla Mujeres Bowl 2019" will be held in two categories of players up to age 13; and those of 15 years and up in separate male & female teams. Free. This will be "touch football", played according International Flag Football rules.
Fri-Mon, July 19-22- Whale Shark Festival
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
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres