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Fogging against mosquitoes around the island, including the schools, parks, churches, sports fields, in “Sac Bajo”, at “Garrafón”, and in the two municipal cemeteries.
Celebration of the XVII Fishermen's Day (see Por Esto section below)
City will promote Isla Mujeres at the First Pueblos Magico Tianguis Travel Fair LINK
The First Pueblos Magicos Tianguis will be held Oct. 24-27 in Pachuca, Hidalgo. There are 121 Pueblos Magicas, who are being given the opportunity to promote themselves at this event. Isla Mujeres will provide food samples to promote its cuisine, and hotel offerings. The state Folkloric Ballet will perform at the event. Isla Mujeres will also participate in the Cancun Travel Mart on Oct. 14-16.
Day of Islander Fishermen
Free testing for breast and cervical cancer at the Community Hospital (Patients over 40 and those with risk factors are referred to a facility in Cancun for free mammograms. Breast exams are offered at the Community Hospital, and pap tests are provided every Thursday.
Photos of Aguakan repairing the sidewalk & curb near the middle school, where they had done an installation.
Oratory competition for youths
Fishermen's Day celebrated
This day is celebrated every October 9th, since 1998, although this year it was deferred by one day due to special circumstances. It was held by the fishermen's monument and a plaque was unveiled hooring the families who have lost their relatives, and floral offerings were placed at the monument and in the sea.
New director at the middle school "Benito Juarez"
Mildred Aguilar Cruz, deputy director of the school, is the new director. She replaces Professor Carlos Canto Salazar, who in 14 months conducted an intense campaign of modernization of the school, who was thanked for his effort. She pledged to continue this work. The article lists the improvements, which were translated in the article about his retirement in the previous edition.
Isla Mujeres news briefs
churches, sports fields, in “Sac Bajo”, at “Garrafón”, and in the two municipal cemeteries.
Ultramar arrived with passengers who had to stand or sit on the floor (photo)
Isla Mujeres will participate in the Pueblos Magicos Tianguis Travel Fair
New season begins for Cockteleros
Isla Mujeres news briefs
Good amount of visitors at the beach
Low hotel occupancy
Some hoteliers said the arrival of Brazilian and Israeli tourists has caused hotel occupancy to remain slightly above 30 percent. It is noted that the Israeli tourists are often looking for the less expensive options, such as the hostels. This October's hotel occupancy is lower than last year when it exceeded 35 percent.
|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
October 13 6:39
October 14 7:14
October 15 7:52
October 16 8:32
October 17 9:16
October 18 10:04
October 19 10:58
October 20 11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
In October, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th. LINK
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.
|By Diane Daniel|
|Nests & tracks at MVC B&B|
Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead
(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)
Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)
Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)
Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak
Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.
Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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
LINK to NHC