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entire state remains in Yellow for January 11-17, but there has been an
increase in cases and hospital occupancy in our Northern Zone & the
Governor urges more discipline.
Today, Jan 7, there will be a six-peso increase in cost of a round-trip ferry ticket for island residents, who receive preferential rates via the "Ultraplan". Resident tickets will increase from 84 pesos to 90 for a round trip and from 42 to 45 pesos for one-way passage. Advisories were posted at the terminals last week and the appropriate municipal and state authorities were notified, according to a company representative, who added that this rate hasn't been increased since 2015.
on Jan 6 Isla Mujeres reported another death from Covid-19 for a total
of 22, with a total of 242 cases & 199 recovered. For Jan. 6, the
state geoportal continues to report 8 active cases by colonia as:
Meteorolotico-5, Salina Grande-1, Caridad del Cobre-1, and La Gloria-1,
On the national map for 1/6, Isla Mujeres reports 176 suspicious and
more than a decade of annual clinics gathering hundreds of
islander-diabetics together, we're now serving them one-by-one &
could use your help with donations. Our all-volunteer staff of trained
personnel distribute glucometers & supplies to hundreds of isla
diabetics, while providing nutritional counseling & making sure they
understand their usage. Meters & supplies are also provided to
local front-line medical personnel & facilities when they face
shortages. Your donations are needed to purchase strips for the
glucometers & pay the rent & utilities on our small
office/clinic space. Thank-you to everyone who donated to help provide
PPE to front-line medical personnel during those two campaigns & to
ALL the volunteers & donators.
January 6 was Nurses Day & the mayor expressed his respect, admiration and congratulations for their work helping the health of all Mexicans.
The municipal DIF social service agency continue to distribute pastries and yogurts donated by Chedraui to those who need it most from their facility in colonia La Gloria Monday-Friday 10a-1p, and at the Community Center in the Continental Zone. The DIF director, Yuseli López Tec, said 760 assistances were given in December.
The Mayor captioned this--If we maintain preventative health measures, we can continue to move forward in the fight against the Covid-19. pandemic. The graphic encourages everyone who help prevent contagion of C-19 by washing your hands frequently, not greeting with kisses, handshakes or hugging, and to use face masks correctly whenever you leave your house.
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
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 Jan 28 Thursday 6:40p
Jan 29 Friday at 7:41p
Jan 30 Saturday at 8:41p
Jan 31 Sunday at 9:40p
Feb 1 Monday at 10:39p
Sunset 6:21-6:37 (beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Jan. 6 Dia de los Tres Reyes/Three Kings Day
The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat normally visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, but it's very possibly suspended this year.
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