Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Promotional Website For Isla Mujeres Hotels, Employees Take School Equivalency Exams, Complaint About Cancun Catamarans, Still Waiting On The Promotional Video, Which Queen's Arm Is 15 Pesos?, Amigos Of Isla Contoy NGO Teaches Conservation To Kids In Isla Mujeres News Wednesday, June 26 Articles & Events: The Afternoon Editon

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..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

  Support & innovation for the promotion of Isla Mujeres with technological tools

Apuntalan e innovan la promoción de IM

Martes, 25 de Junio de 2013 22:31

Herramientas tecnológicas, aliadas

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de junio.- o.Leer más...
A presentation was held for a new website promoting hotels of Isla Mujeres, which included the Director of the Isla Mujeres Trust for Tourism Promotion agency, the State Undersecretary of Tourism, and the Director of Sales for TravelClick company, who conducted the presentation of the project. The company specializes in the technological development of websites dedicated to the hotel industry. The Sales Director gave details of the new plan and e-commerce strategy, saying it will be a very dynamic project. In addition to showing the tourist attractions of the island, it will offer space for each hotel to have a presentation on that site, with connections to the hotel that do not require intermediary agencies. The project has been approved and they are waiting for the hoteliers to provide the documents and photographs, within 40 days.  

Prizes for winners of soccer tournament in various categories

Premian a ganadores del torneo de fútbol

Martes, 25 de Junio de 2013 22:22

En diversas categorías

ISLA MUJERES, 25 de junio.- .
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This article is about a Second official tournament League of Futbol Rapido of Ciudad Mujeres at the Las Americas stadium in mainland Isla Mujeres, with over 216 athletes, children and adults, participating.

Hotel employees take equivalency exams

Empleados hoteleros acreditan estudios

Martes, 25 de Junio de 2013 22:21
ISLA MUJERES, 25 de junio.- 
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Sixty seven  workers affiliated to the union organization Revolutionary Confederation of Workers and Peasants (CROC) took equivalency exams for primary and middle school certification on Thursday and Friday.  They should receive their accreditation soon, with 43 taking the middle school exam and 24 taking the primary school exam. The leader of the union spoke about the union's support of hotel and restaurant industry workers participation in this program, who aspire to have access to better opportunities in the workplace and higher paying jobs 

 Tvisla Mujeres

Tourism Promotion Trust agency premiers website
Noticias de El Quintanarroense


Seeking to protect tourists from accidents at piers Piden pro­te­ger a turis­tas en muelles.Por Ovidio López - Isla Mujeres

Fernndo Velazquez Celis complained about boats docking in front of his restaurant business, specifying the catamarans named Albatros coming from Cancun, saying they nearly caused a boating accident. He said they tie together their boats,  with up to four boats tied together, to avoid docking fees. He said the catamarans unload people at the downtown pier, then they sit in that position for several hours, which is inappropriate, and they should be out in the Bay properly. He said "We are asking for the intervention of the Ministry of Communications and Transport. (SCT)". At the time of the interview, the reporter could see two of the boats, and there was a boat named Carnival parked at the Velasquez dock, with more than 300 passengers, having a difficult time maneuvering
Resources for the promotional video

Gestionarán recur­sos para video pro­mo­cio­nal Por Ovidio López - Isla Mujeres.   

  Officials are assuring the media that it will soon be released, but a time and date have not been set. The state government did not make a payment more than two years ago, so the company retained the video. Some entrepreneurs say it will need to be upgraded to include new attractions like the Caribbean boardwalk. (The unpaid bill was for editing more attractions into the first version.) Last week at at meeting of the Technical Committee of the Promotional Tourism Trust of Isla Mujeres, the (state) Secretary of Tourism. Juan Carlos Gonzalez, confirmed the the video will be released soon, and offered to channel 500,000 pesos to cover costs for its immediate use in the summer season, but no date was set for delivery.

Noticias de  Quequi......

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


New website announced for the promotion of Isla Mujeres

Presentación del nuevo sitio electrónico. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Municipios | Anuncian nueva página para promocionar Isla Mujeres

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad
 por esto

Trophy winners of soccer rapido
Premios a ganadores de futbol rápido [+] Ver mas
(On the mainland area of Isla Mujeres)

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

 Check out our new Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & (coming soon) Special Deals...HERE!
Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
 My photos are shot with a Nokia phone camera & downloaded 'as is'.  It was an exceptional sunrise this morn... these don't do it justice.

Last night a Mama turtle crawled up (at left) and dug a nest at right

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 28 at 8pm    Town Square Stage   "Tradiciones Isleñas” Senior Talent & Beauty Competition  

Sunday, June 30   El Pescador Field:  Baseball 

Thursday, July 4  at 4-7pm  Town Square  Art Fair 

It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches. The releases will begin in about a month & be held periodically until early October.

Live Music Wednesday In Isla Mujeres

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre   Half priced appetizers LINKwebsite LINKfb

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Jazz       Tapas Special Usually  LINK   Fb

Bahia Tortuga 7p Melekai Joe & Open mic

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK


El Patio 8:30-11  La Guera & Willys Blues    LINK 

Cafe del Mar  8 -10 (?)    LINK LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis

Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15   LINK

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Bahia Tortuga Restaurant-Bar / Hotel / Marina updated their cover photo.
(It says) Below are photos from May when the Amigos of Isla Contoy invited 13 fifth grade students for Jean Piaget primary school to observe & identify birds at Mundaca Hacienda. They learned to use field guides and binoculars and identified 17 species of birds including paloma aliblanca, garrapateros, cenzontles, playeritos, zanates, cerceta de ala azul pájaro gato gris, entre otros. =.white winged doves, ?, mockingbirds, sandpipers, grackles, blue winged catbird, and others
En el marco de la conmemoración del Día Mundial de las Aves Migratorias, Amigos de Isla ContoyA.C., invito a 13 alumnos de 5°grado de la escuela primaria Jean Piaget de Isla Mujeres a observar e identificar a aves en la aguada de la Hacienda Mundaca. En la salida de campo los niños aprendieron a usar binoculares y guías de identificación de aves, y pudieron reconocer 17 diferentes especies de aves locales y algunas migratorias: paloma aliblanca, garrapateros, cenzontles, playeritos, zanates, cerceta de ala azul pájaro gato gris, entre otros. Esta actividad es un complemento del curso de Aves Migratorias Neotropicales y surge del interés de los niños para conocer más acerca de las aves de su Isla. El comentario de la maestra a cargo del grupo fue; “Es muy bueno que los alumnos interactúen con la naturaleza y que puedan divertirse y poder desarrollar sus conocimientos en campo”. Nadia Reyes Alcocer. Mayo 2013.Curso Aves Migratorias Neo tropicales salida de campo. 

 Below it says: Two courses in Biodiversity were taught to 72 Middle School students. The course explains "What is Biodiversity?"  It teaches them to develop the five senses, and in this way to identify Natural Resources; the origins of raw materials, food, and medicines which come from nature and and are required for the survival of human beings. 
Se impartieron 2 cursos de Biodiversidad a 72 jóvenes de la Secundaria Técnica. En este curso se les explica ¿Qué es la biodiversidad? y como se percibe desarrollando los 5 sentidos, así como identificar los Recursos Naturales, el origen de la materia prima, alimentos y medicamentos que provienen de la naturaleza y que el ser humano necesita para subsistir. Enero 2013.Biodiversidad. (2 photos)

Jul Isla shared Poc-Na Hostel's photo  Join us at 9 am for sandy yoga at Poc-Na Hostel! Gregarios Muckfunnell is an excellent instructor, even for people like me that have a hard time finding their ties ;)   Classes are only $50 pesos and open to the public!

Tony Garcia

Food In Isla Mujeres:
 The Queen's Arm Mystery....
(For more info about Food In Isla Mujeres, check out my Food blog. There is always a tab at the top of the page.)
Carolina Isabel Cantoposted to Merca Isla
 Se venden tamales a $10.00 y brazos de reina a $15.00  Manden inbox si quieren
Merca Isla is a FB page for free ads in Spanish. This says Ms Canto is selling tamales for 10 pesos and Brazos de Reina for 15 pesos.  I looked up Brazos de Reina (which translates literally as Queen's Arm).  And most of the photos looked like this....(Some had almonds, some had strawberries, or other fruit) and the recipes came from South America, mostly

But then I ran across this Very Different version from the Yucatan...The recipe says...boil and peel a dozen eggs. Season 900gms of masa with salt and pork lard (to taste), and add the 300g of thinly chopped chaya, and 200g of crushed pumpkin seed (calabaza molida) and knead well for 10 mins.Form the "arms" brazos by dividing the dough into four squares 20x20cm, putting the boiled eggs in the center, and carefully roll them up and secure with half a banana leaf and tie (use a strip of the leaf).Cook in a water bath for 90 mins. Serve in 3cm slices topped with tomato sauce and sprinkled with ground pumpkin seeds.(Recipe is courtesy of chef Miriam Restaurant Azcurra Kinich of Izamal in Yucatan, Mexico during the culinary festival 'A taste of Merida' made ​​in the Jaguar Restaurant in Coconut Grove. FL.Site & photo credit F.Cuevas/Univision OnlineBrazo de reina)

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center  This visible satellite image on this Wednesday morning finds the overall conditions quiet across the Atlantic basin. No tropical cyclone development is expected during the next 48 hours. Get the latest on the tropics anytime by visiting the NHC website at

In case you missed this informational documentary I posted the other day about Whale it is again...

Before It's Too Late - Whale Shark - Gypsy of the Deep

Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if  there is a headline, but no translation,  it was probably published in another paper recently, and the information was a previous post, usually in the past couple days.

. Check out our new Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & (coming soon) Special Deals...HERE!

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