Our Northern Zone remains in Orange thru July 4th, as does the Southern Zone, according to the Governor's update Thursday evening. The grey bar shows the last two weeks, when Isla Mujeres had a decrease of 6%.(See graphics further down page). The municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun & Puerto Juarez) is having about 100 new cases daily & is at the highest point so far in the pandemic. Cozumel also hit a record high.
Monday thru Thursday at the Bicentennial Dome in La Gloria, vaccines will be administered to residents in their 30's, from oldest to youngest. Face masks are required, as is pre-registration on the mivacuna site. Bring that print-out with a copy of your CURP and utility bill.
YESTERDAY--The municipal Department of Civil Protection & Firefighters are informing the populace that the pumps (that remove flood water) are working at maximum capacity and personnel are visiting various locations on the island. They ask for your patience and understanding. They also request that you don't put out your trash unless the collection truck is passing because this is what causes blockage of the drains and absorption pits.
YESTERDAY....Video from Isla Mujeres al Momento (These are screenshots from the video--that's smoke beneath the clouds) ....Personnel with the municipal Department of Civil Protection and the Firefighters are at Punta Sur working to extinguish a fire in a palapa there.
YESTERDAY, late afternoon....Noti Isla Mujeres reports that various neighborhood are still without electrical service, including a large part of colonia La Gloria and Ampliación La Gloria.
YESTERDAY afternoon....The caption with this video (Screenshot from the video) says that the level of the floodwaters on Hidalgo is decreasing little by little, with the pumps working at maximum capacity.
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON....The caption with the video (this is a screenshot from the video) says that the palapa at the Mundaca Hacienda was hit by lightning and personnel with Civil Protection & the Firefighters responded to the call.
Here's the new Ultramar ferry schedule, which began yesterday. There will be crossings on the half-hour during the main day-visitor hours: TO the island 8:30a to 2:30p (left side of the graphic) and FROM the island 4:30p-8:30p (right side). The times of the first & last ferries are unchanged, on both sides of the Bay.
FRIDAY...The beaches of Isla Mujeres are without (sin) sargasso on today's update from the “Red de Monitoreo del Sargazo en Quintana Roo". ("Red" means net/network.)
Here's the Naval report, which is in agreement about Isla Mujeres having their best level, which is "scarce" (escaso). It also notes that nearly 19,000 tons of sargasso has been removed from Q Roo beaches since March (and about 750 tons from the sea).
WEDNESDAY, June 23 Cancun Al Minuto reports the cause of death of a person (male) on the vehicle ferry from Punta Sam is unknown. Authorities were called via 911 and it says tourists and residents were aboard the ferry.
WEDNESDAY, June 23 La Tertulia reports that the FGE (Fiscalia/Attorney General) has released the Macambo Restaurant's property, where the palapa fires began on April 26 which caused major damage to four restaurants, and other nearby businesses.
TUESDAY, June 22 IM Noticias reports that INM (Instituto Nacional de Migración) will be conducting night-time operations on Isla Mujeres, after recently carrying out two daytime operations. Personnel with INM said four or five agents from Cancun will carry out the operation, in response to allegations about the presence of undocumented people on the island and to detect foreigners who are working illegally. Personnel with INM said they are aware of these allegations, especially in regard to concerns about there being many foreigners who are competing in the workforce with Mexicans at tourism areas such as North Beach. So far in 2021, six foreigners have been detained on Isla Mujeres, with twice as many in 2020, according to their source.
TUESDAY JUNE 22...This is a report from Kerem Pinto Aguilar, director of the ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) that the beaches of Isla Mujeres are free from Sargasso, for the enjoyment of visitors & residents. She notes that the ZOFEMAT crew cleans the beaches with rakes and wheelbarrows early in the morning, and other Sargasso removal equipment is available when it arrives in larger quantities. Today's update from “Red de Monitoreo del Sargazo en Quintana Roo” lists Isla Mujeres as "without sargasso".
THURSDAY, June 17 Attempted murder in La Gloria
THURSDAY, June 17 from Tortugueros Mexico These photos aren't from Isla Mujeres, whose rating on the Sargasso Traffic light remains Green-sparse. The caption says: It's nesting season in the #RivieraMaya and this is how some beaches look, reminding us of the imbalance we have caused to our environment.
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.
Nearly full moon Wednesday, June 23 rises at 6:42 p over the Caribbean & the sun sets at 7:32
Full Moon rises on Thurs, June 24 at 7:49p
Fri, June 25 at 8:52
Sat. June 26 at 9:48
Sun, June 27 at 10:36
Mon, June 28 at 11:18
Tues. June 29 at 11:56
Sunrise in June~6:05 (first of month)-7:33a (end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
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