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On Monday, March 29, the reported Growth Rate of cases in our Northern Zone increased from 0.15 to 0.19.
Funnel cloud over the Caribbean on Thursday, April 1st...photo by Bruce Roberts. Our weather is being influenced by a "norte" front (from the north).
Thursday, April 1- Our Northern Zone remains in the Yellow status April 5-11 (as does the Southern Zone) and the Governor reminds us that it is especially important to maintain protocols for the prevention of C-19 while many tourists will be visiting for the Easter holidays.
There are many boats visiting Playa Norte! The poster says the tour boats should pay a fee, because they benefit from bringing tourists here, but include food and drinks in their tours, and don't leave behind an economic benefit for the island.
Wednesday, March 31 Unfortunately, a tourist from Wisconsin, "Roberto L", 43, drowned while on a snorkeling tour at Isla Mujeres. The visitor, who works as a manager had been eating before going in the water, and then he began to feel badly. The crew brought the boat to a downtown pier, but the Red Cross paramedics were unable to get a response. The report says he apparently died from bronco-aspiration while snorkeling. He and his wife were staying at the Moon Palace Hotel in the Maya Riviera, and were aboard the tour boat “Águila Blanca” (White Eagle) from Puerto Juarez. Personnel with the state Attorney General's office arrived at the scene for the corresponding procedures. Source-Noti Isla Mujeres.
March 28--The Governor reports that COFEPRIS will increase inspections of establishments and service providers during the Easter holiday. He said that 407 establishments have received suspensions this year for noncompliance with C-19 protocols. To avoid closures & fines--follow the health care measures.
March 27--This morning's race along the eastern malecon was a success with 50 participants, who participated in the 5k and 10k categories. The municipal-sponsored event was free for participants and carried out with the recommended protocols for prevention of C19.
Photo by Jim Guy, thanks!!
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, 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.
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