Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook
zones of Quintana Roo remain in Green-First Stage thru November 28 on
the state epidemiological semaforo. In the Northern Zone, the Contagion
Rate is 0.8. In the state, hospital occupancy is at 3% and beds with
ventilators are at 2% occupancy. The Daily Average of Cases in Isla
Mujeres is 0.25. The state remains in Green on the national semaforo also.
The islanders chose this design, without the kiosk, for the Town Square.
Nov. 18--Isla Mujeres families contributing their "granito de arena" (lit-grain of sand) by bringing meals to the truck drivers who sleep overnight on the island to depart early in the morning, transporting accumulated trash to the mainland landfill.
Nov. 18 Isla
Mujeres is participating in the 45th edition of the national Tianguis
Turístico travel convention in Merida, Yucatan, which concludes
tomorrow. This important event includes more than 1252 buyers with 814
companies from 41 countries. The island, which has "Pueblo Magico"
designation, is promoting our hospitality, award-winning beaches,
cultural traditions, gastronomy, and tourist attractions. FB VIDEO LINK
An invitation is extended to the young residents of Isla Mujeres from the Casa de la Cultura to attend dance workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes for children are from 4 to 5pm and classes for youths are from 7 to 8pm. A guitar workshop is available on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 6:30pm for young people who are age 12 and older. The Christmas crafts courses for those 12 and older start on Nov. 22, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30pm. Registration is available at no cost weekdays from 9a to 4p at the Casa de la Cultura. The Director, Renata Rodríguez Ortega, said they are organizing workshops in Hammock-weaving and Polynesian Dances.
Due to the weather and forecasts, the Grand Opera Gala benefit for the DIF, which was scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20th behind the Casa de la Cultura featuring tenor Mario Monge, has been postponed, It will be rescheduled in January when the tenor will be here again. Those who have purchased tickets can call 998 318 6564 for a refund or to use it on the next date.
Starting on Tuesday, courses in construction of Christmas Pinatas of the character Olaf & Grinch will be available at the Community Center in La Gloria from 4p to 6p for islander children ages 8 to 14. Each course consists of three sessions on the dates listed, limited to 15 students, at a cost of 50 pesos. Documents required for registration are given.
Personnel with the municipal Department of Parks & Gardens have been clearing brush along the Sac Bajo road, as part of the ongoing efforts to improve the urban image of Isla Mujeres.
Facebook's auto-translater says the ZOFEMAT crews are keeping Isla's beaches "free of sarcasm"! Every morning, these municipal workers groom North Beach & Playa
Centro, raking & sifting the sand, removing trash and keeping the beaches free of sargasso. (It also claimed the workers pruning brush / trabajos de chapeo were "doing hat tricks".)
Today/Thursday morning....Cloudy blue skies this morning, with a low pressure system (the interrupted line) that could cause some intermittent squalls in the region today and tomorrow. Hot temperatures are expected, with breezes of 15-25 kph, with occasional stronger gusts possible. A new cold front "Norte" is approaching, and the red dots on Sunday signify it stalling out and deteriorating over the Caribbean.
Diablillas of Hondzonot, Yucatan who played in Isla Mujeres last month,
are achieving international renown as Mayan béisbolistas who play
barefoot in huiples. LINK
Source of most of the information in this article (in Spanish) by Fidel Villanueva Madrid: LINK
#6--The "La Gente Decide" program continues collecting opinions from islanders thru Nov. 26th for the Municipal Development Plan.
Nov 14--In response to flooding caused by the intermittent strong rains associated with the arrival of Cold Front #8, personnel with the municipal department of Civil Protection & Firefighters used portable pumps to remove water downtown at the Pescador roundabout and Hidalgo avenue. The downtown pumps are damaged and these portable pumps were donated by business owners for this purpose.
Nice satellite image of Isla Mujeres & Cancun. LINK
Sunday, Nov 14...This is a long weekend (a "puente") for Día de la Revolución, with tomorrow as a day-off for most Mexicans & closures of banks, schools, governmental offices, etc. The actual Día is November 20th, Saturday.
Saturday, Nov. 13 The open-water competition "Circuito Isla Mujeres 2021" was held at North Beach today, with participants in the categories of Men, Women and Open.
Sat, Nov 13--Last evening the Governor said the state's economic recovery is going well, which is indicated by the approximately 200,000 international passengers who arrived last week at the three airports of Cancun, Cozumel and Chetumal. This is the highest weekly number since 2019. In addition, 65,000 passengers arrived on cruise ships, with 60% at Cozumel and 40% at Mahuahal.
Sat. Nov. 13 Behind the Mayor is the Makaax lagoon, where a 'clandestine dump' is being removed, as part of the program of Saturday clean-ups. She explains that they are working along the main road (prolongacion Rueda Medina) to Garrafon Park, Punta Sur and the Touristic Zones. She says they are cleaning Isla Mujeres and caring for it, so that the island is better for you and your family, and need everyone's help. She implores everyone not to litter or dump and wishes a Happy Saturday to all.
Nov. 13--Aerial photo of the Trash Transfer Facility published by the Mayor with the caption: "We've been able to remove 10,000 tons of garbage and clear 87 meters!" The work continues nightly.
Nov.13~~These are vendors from the"Audomaro Magaña" mercado in colonia El Cañotal feeding the truck drivers who've hauled away over 10,000 tons of accumulated trash over the past month & a half. Different islander families or groups bring them meals nightly.
Nov. 13--On December 17, 18 & 19, Isla Mujeres will host a national soccer competition "Copa Nacional de Fútbol 2021" with clubs and leagues from different states of Mexico participating, in various age categories from young children to older young people. The event will take place at the soccer field in colonia Salina Chica, and was announced at a press conference yesterday.
Friday, Nov. 12--One of two waterspouts offshore in the afternoon before sunset. Photo taken from MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach by Bruce Roberts, from the isle's eastern / Caribbean coast
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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