Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook
Tuesday night, Governor Joaquin reported that 97% of adult residents have received at least one dose and 81% are fully vaccinated against C-19, making Quintana Roo one of the top three states leading the nation in vaccination rates.
Flu vaccines are now available from 9a-12p weekdays at the Town Hall or the Community Hospital for residents over 60 or under 5 years of age, pregnant women, or those 5 to 59 with a comorbidity.
Wednesday....The municipal police plan to continue carrying out operations to verify that motorcycles and cars have current plates and registrations and their drivers have valid licenses. Sanctions will be issued for those with expired registrations/plates but drivers lacking a current license will not be fined. This is because the police department is temporarily unable to issue licenses due to a lack of materials, but they have submitted a request to the municipal government.
Work improving the Town Square was inaugurated Wednesday, which the Mayor expects to help with the island's economic recovery, along with the improvements being made at Punta Sur. This project includes 1650 square meters of stamped concrete, with benches with tables and LED lights, as well as a 185 square-meter kiosk with ramps, at a cost of 7.1 million pesos.
Photos from the final night (Tuesday) of the Festival of Light & Life, Between the Living & the Dead" whose theme was Hanal Pixan-Feast for the Souls.
Pixan Night" concluded the events of the festival of "Luz y Vida, Entre
Vivos y Muertos" / Light & Life, Between the Living & the Dead
in Isla Mujeres. The evening began with the Yucatecan Gastronomic Show
"El Traditional Pib" (tamale) and continued with "The Origins of Hanal
Pixan" (Feast/Food for the Souls), an Altars Contest (with a 5000 pesos
prize for first place), and a Vaquería de las Ánimas (Dance). The town
historian, Don Fidel Villanueva Madrid, set up a traditional altar while
explaining the meaning of each element. The festival, which began on
Oct. 31st, celebrated the cultural traditions of Hanal Pixan & Dia
de los Muerto, instilling them in the new generations of the
municipality, as well as promoting cultural tourism. FB VIDEO
Photos from Monday evening's events on the Town Square.
Photos from Monday evening's procession up Hidalgo from the Cemetery to the Town Square
Hanal Pixan celebration/procession on the mainland from Puerto Juarez featuring six boats, dozens of Catrinas, and thousands of Cancun residents.
Photos from Monday's procession from the cemetery to the Town Square where there were performances & an altar display representing different regions of Mexico. Thanks, Tony Garcia!
Altars Exposition by Jean Piaget School on the Square. At 8p the
Renatta Dance Group Selectivo RDS will perform "Hasta la Raiz", followed
by the Catrina Contest at 8:30p. The Artistic Festival at 9p features
four dance troupes and two local singers.FB VIDEO
of the Souls from the Cemetery to the Town Square, to be followed by
the Altar Exposition-Exhibit on the Square. At 8p the Renatta Dance
Group Selectivo RDS will perform "Hasta la Raiz", followed by the
Catrina Contest at 8:30p. The Artistic Festival at 9p features four
dance troupes and two local singers. FB VIDEO
Meanwhile, offshore....more great local photography! Thanks, Arturo!
Great photos from Sunday night's Festival of Light & Life with pics from the kid's Costume Contest. Thanks, Tony Garcia!
This blog is brought to you by....
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
LINK to US National Hurricane Center