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On April 27, municipal
and state authorities conducted an inspection tour of the downtown
businesses that were damaged in the fire, to talk with the
owners and begin assessing the damage. (Restaurants reopened within days, despite the damage.)
On April 30th, the Governor announced that epidemiological light color for our Northern Zone would change to Orange for May 3-9 (where it has remained since). This decreased the capacities for hotels and restaurants from 60% to 50% and the beach capacity to 30%. The increase in cases was attributed to the Easter holiday celebrations and crowds, which also occurred after the Christmas holidays, when we were in Orange for a month.
Vaccines were administered to residents 50-59 on May 5, 6, and 7 at the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria.
Sunday afternoon, May 2, a group of seven EZLN Zapatistas from Chiapas
set sail from Isla Mujeres in a "reverse journey" to Spain
As of the 5th of May, there have been 284 officially reported cases of C-19 in Isla Mujeres with 30 deaths and 250 recovered. The growth rate of cases in our Northern Zone has risen to 0.32, with the state in Orange status since Monday. The state geoportal shows no active cases as of May 6. The senior residents were given doses of AZ vaccine in February & April, and currently residents 50-59 are receiving their first doses.
The Tortugranja is seeking adult, Mexican volunteers to join their team monitoring turtle-nesting beaches at night and relocating eggs to the facility's incubation pen. Applicants should have associated studies, be willing to commit for at least one month & be able to adapt to basic living conditions. Volunteers will receive a certificate of participation and the opportunity to attend workshops and receive training in environmental conservation. Those who are interested should email: 𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗺𝘂𝗷𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀@𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸.𝗰𝗼𝗺
May 13--Our Northern Zone remains in Orange status on the state epidemiological light thru May 23, as does the Southern Zone. The neighboring municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun) currently has more cases than it has had at anytime during the pandemic.
Today, May 16...Yesterday, the Governor congratulated teachers on their Day and said they will soon be vaccinated and ready for the next school year. He gave them recognition for their resilience in meeting the challenges of continuing to educate students from home. La Tertulia reports that vaccines will be administered to Isla Mujeres teachers on May 18-20 at the Naval base, noting that a significant number were vaccinated who are seniors or 50 and older. They should register at https://vacunacionqroo.seq.gob.mx and bring their CURP.
May 12--The City government announces that there will be momentary interruptions in traffic on Rueda Medina near the (cargo) ferry tonight, tomorrow and Friday between 8p & 5a, due to maneuvers by the large trucks transporting trash to the Continental Zone landfill from the Trash Transfer Facility on the island.
May 11--Noti Isla Mujeres reports that no one was injured & officials are investigating an armed robbery at "Pizza Mike's", located in colonia Chica Salina near the Guadalupe Chapel. It says a safe and the day's cash were taken.
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.
Full moon Wednesday, May 26 rises at 7:57p over the Caribbean & the sun sets at 7:14
Thurs, May 27 at 9:05p
Fri, May 28 at 10:10p
Sat. May 29 at 11:08p
Sun, May 30 at 11:59p
Sunrise in May~6:00 (first of month)-5:47a (end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.May 1 Labor Day Official Holiday.
May 3 Dia de la Cruz is celebrated by construction workers in Mexico, and is associated with St Helena (Elena in Spanish). Crosses are placed atop construction projects, and crews take a break to pray and eat together, with food & drink supplied by the owner.
May 5 "Cinco de Mayo" Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla against the French. (Not celebrated on the isle, except at a few Happy Hours.)
May 10 Mother's Day
|Photo by Tony Garcia|
May 15 is also Teacher's Day
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