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Isla Mujeres continues to report at total of 226 cases with 20 deaths and now there are 192 recovered. On the national map for 12/10, the municipality reports 161 suspicious and 125 negatives. The geoportal for 12/10 reports 1 active case in colonia Canotal.
Tonight is "Noche Guadalupana", the start of the Lupe-Reyes holiday season which normally includes pilgrims, posadas, pastorelas, pinatas, buñuelos, toys in your shoes & tiny dolls baked into your Rosca. Confused? Read on....
Father Raúl Sánchez Alonzo announced the cancellation of the annual procession and the race honoring Mexico's patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, on December 12, due to the pandemic. Normally, on the night of the 11th hundreds of Catholics walk the streets of the island until they arrive at the Capilla de Guadalupe in colonia Salina Chica where they listen to a mass in her honor and sing las Mañanitas. Instead, the Guadalupe Chapel will be open throughout the day tomorrow so that people can visit and crowds will be avoided. The priest noted that with the epidemiological traffic light in Yellow, churches are allowed 60% capacity, therefore he will offer several masses on the 11th & 12th. He said this should avoid attracting crowds, without the need to transmit the services online, as was done for Día de los Muertos last month.
The "Blue Flag" certification of Playa Centro, North Beach and the Albatros Beach was renewed for the 2020-2021 period following a staff audit by the European Environmental Education Foundation. There were two days of thorough reviews of the beach and the water, which met the 33 criteria for water quality, environmental management, safety, services, and environmental information & education. The audits are conducted every six months. This is the fifth consecutive year that Playa Centro has held this designation and the second consecutive year for North Beach & Playa Albatros.
VIDEO of the Quintana Roo Police Orchestra performing on the ferry. During the intermission he wishes everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year & reminds them to wear their face masks & maintain healthy distance.
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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon Nov 30 Monday 6:28p
Dec 1-Tuesday at 7:15p
Dec 2 Wednesday at 8:06p
Dec 3 Thursday at 9:01p
Dec 4 Friday at 9:58p
Sunrise 7:08-7:24 (beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
usual Patron Saint festivities from late November until her Día de la
Inmaculada Concepcion on December 8th are suspended, but the priest will
celebrate a Mass with a holy rosary each day for each of the groups and
organizations, according to a schedule.
Saturday, Dec. 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico
Dec 13-14 Peaking of the Geminid meteor shower--This is one of the two
best showers of the year (the other is August Perseids). The sky will be
dark all night (new moon) & the largest numbers will be visible
around 2a (when the radiant point is highest in the sky). But you should
see them from mid evening until dawn, weather permitting. There should
be a 'smattering' of meters the nights before & after, and it builds
to a peak the week before. This shower features meteors that tend to be
bold, white and quick, with up to 50-150 per hour when peaking in
optimal conditions, like this year's moonless sky. On Dec. 11,12,13, the
slender lunar crescent and planet Venus will rise in the eastern sky at
or near dawn.
Posadas Navidenas Dec 16-24 will presumably be suspended along with the two decorated Caravans.
Monday, Dec. 21-Solstice
Tuesday, Dec 22-Dark predawn hours-Ursid Meteors (active Dec 17-26, much less than Geminids)
Thursday, Dec. 24 Noche Buena--Many families celebrate, so some businesses may close early and the last ferry crossing could be suspended, as well as the first one on Christmas morning.
Friday, Dec 25- Christmas
Dec 27-Jan 10-Quadrantid meteors, which will peak Jan 2-3, but the moon will interfere.
Monday, Dec 28-Dia de los Santos Innocentes--Similar to "April Fool's Day"
Thursday, Dec 31-New Year's Eve events will presumably be digital & public events suspended.
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