Friday, June 21, 2013

Occupancy At 40%, Parade Kicks Off Whale Shark Festival Followed By Tot Costume Contest & Music, Some Closures While Awaiting Summer Holiday Season, Mama Turtle Left Beach Bunker At MVC, Summer Solstice & Nearly Luna Llena, Flamenco Tonight At Iguanas In Isla Mujeres News Friday June 21 Articles & Events The Afternoon Edition

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



Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Hotel occupancy 40%
Hotels do not have reservations for August

Ocupación hotelera de 40%

Jueves, 20 de Junio de 2013 23:55

Centros de hospedaje no cuentan con reservaciones para agosto

Manuel VALDEZISLA MUJERES, 20 de junio.- :LINKLeer más...
Despite the decreased number of visitors, the island has an overall hotel occupancy rate of 40% among the hotels downtown and along the beaches. According to the municipal Tourism agency, the Isla Mujeres Hotel Association (HIM) has an occupancy rate of 36% while other hotels reported a rate of 40%, with an increase over the weekend, when it reached 50% . There is a lack of reservations for August, but in the winter season there are visitors who return annually. And every year there are thousands of visitors who come for the day to picnic on the beautiful, tranquil beaches, hence the importance of promoting the various attractions of this destination where people can have a fun vacation in total security. 

 Tvisla Mujeres


Noticias de El Quintanarroense

.Give positive protection to the turtles

Dan posi­ti­va pro­tec­ción a las tor­tu­gas

This has already translated info about nearly 15k eggs collected this season from 127 nests.
Noticias de  Quequi......

Maintaining hotel occupancy at 40%


Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Tourists return to the beaches

Regresan los turistas a las playas

 This is about the port reopening Wednesday for small boats, and that tourists were enjoying the tours and beaches. (already translated info)

Preventing sexually transmitted diseases
Se aplicaron pruebas rápidas a los isleños. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Municipios | Previenen enfermedades de transmisión sexual
This is about the annual HIV screening event done last weekend by Brazos Abiertos. (already translated info)

Diario La Verdad
Diario La VerdadProtecting sea turtles in Isla Mujeres

Protegen a la tortuga marina en Isla Mujeres

jun 20, 2013 8:40This has already translated info about nearly 15k eggs collected this season from 127 nests.

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Mass closure of businesses on the isle
Cierre masivo de negocios en la isla[+] Ver mas

The President of the Chamber of Commerce, Juan Carrillo Figueroa, said that ~15% of their member businesses have closed their doors, temporarily or permanently, due to the economic hardships of off season. He said many employers have had to apply "solidarity breaks" in order to maintain their workforce and not harm the employees, since their earnings hardly cover the payroll. Expectations are that business will improve with the start of the holiday season. He concluded by saying that the island needs to be more heavily promoted,  with the promotion of  natural resources like swimming with the whale sharks, so more people will visit this tourism destination and we all would benefit.

Sixth Whale Shark Festivel 2013
Sexto Festival del Tiburón Ballena 2013[+] Ver mas

This has the information already translated about inviting the tourists to participate in the Whale Shark parade, commemorating Noho'ch Utz Kay,  today at 5pm, which starts by the telegraph office, going down main street/Rueda Medina to the town square. It is followed by a children's costume contest, and live music. Sunday at 8am there will be a sand sculpture contest on the Posada beach followed by sports activities.

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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

Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B

Above is a poor photo of a modest turtle nest from night before last.
Below are two nests dug last night. The one at left is very comparison...Nessie The Driftwood Beach Bench is about 10 ft (3m) long

From MVC B&B :  June Events

Friday June 21: Summer Solstice
Fri-Sun June 21-23:  Whale Shark Festival  See below for events
Sat & Sun June 22 & 23 : Super Full Moon (6:50, 7:50, & ~hour later nightly)

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. BTW the serpent shadow moving on the steps of Chichen Itza occurs with the Equinoxes.

Super Moon of June: The biggest brightest moon of the year
This year the Supermoon will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon is. This is a result of the Moon reaching its perigree — the closest that it gets to the Earth during the course of its orbit. During perigree on June 23 the Moon will be “only” about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles away that it is at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee). Source link  

Whale Shark Festival Parade Friday....

Turismo De Isla Mujeres  Te invitamos a participar al Festival del Tiburon Ballena, decora tu carrito con motivos marinos este viernes 21 de junio a partir de las 4:30 pm. Informes al tel. 8770307. We invite you to participate in the Whale Shark Festival by decorating your golf cart with sea themes this Friday June 21st at 4:30pm, for more info call 877 0307

Turismo De Isla Mujeres Festival del Tiburon Ballena, participa en el desfle alusivo al pez mas grande, dandole su bienvenida. Ademas concurso de disfraces infantil
Participate in the parade for the biggest fish, welcoming you! Also a child's costume contest. 
The poster says..
5p Parade - starting at Mateo Lopez Avenue, down Main Street Rueda Medina and ending at the Town Square
6:10p - Inauguration at Town Square Stage
6:20 - Children's Costume Contest with 2 categories: CENDI (nursery school age) and Kindergarten  
7:45 Live Music at Town Square Stage
9am  Sand Sculpture Contest & DJ at Posada Beach
11am Sports Activities at Posada Beach

Live Music

In Isla Mujeres: FRIDAY


Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Live music & Half priced appetizers LINKwebsiteLINKfb

Iguanas 7p Flamenco & specials see below  LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK


Fenix:  8-10 La Guera & Willy's Blues    LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
Cafe del Mar 8  (?)  LINK LINK

Las Brisas Grill:  (?) Cuban music starts around dusk LINK

Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz 8-10   LINK

La Terraza 10p Salsa & Latin  LINK

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

Adelita's Tequila Bar  12:30-2:30  Banda Sin Nombre  LINK     

Tres Mentiras ? LINK

La Catrina: ?   LINK LINK 

Poc Na:  ?   Link


El Patio Dinner & Movie night LINK


 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Wall Street Journal article..peso to dollar exchange rate rises over 13..LINK 

Looks good!...NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center  In the Atlantic basin, NHC issued its final advisory on Barry last night. Elsewhere, there are no systems that have any potential for tropical cyclone development during the next 48 hours.
Get the latest on the tropics anytime by visiting the NHC website at

I f##king love science Don't forget to look out for the "super moon" on Sunday. It's the largest full moon of the year, and also represents the moon's closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013.More info:
Image via the The Science Llama.
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By Bruce...A Frigate and the moon.

Nice moon tonight.

Bruce  Must be a nice day for sailing. I've seen a lot of boats out today.
Must be a nice day for sailing. I've seen a lot of boats out today.

Poc-Na Hostel added 8 photos.Actividades diarias en el caribe —  Daily activities in the Caribbean

Caribe On Canvas  I have been going through some old pictures and found this one taken on a Sunday afternoon at Chuuk Kay. It was a busy afternoon with everyone enjoying the live music. — in Isla Mujeres.

Ibette de Alcocer 
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Chinese food in BUFALO too! order 50 pesos, included 1 spring roll, rice, and two different stews.
1.-Vermicelli with chicken and vegetables.
2.-Tagcu liji sweet chicken
3.-Gongbao jiding chicken with peanuts and vegetables.
4.-Chow fan.
5.-Orange chicken.
6.- Special soup with vermicelli, chicken and eggs.
7.-Spring rolls.(vegetables and chicken)

You can decide what will be the eighth wonder of the world.
Mexico has five nominations:

* Copper Canyon, Chihuahua.
* El Arco, Los Cabos.
* Underwater Museum, Cancun.
* Historic Center, Mexico City.
* Tulum, Tulum.
Go to the page and vote for your favorite. Vote for Mexico.
This is not from Isla Mujeres..It is a clip from a British show that I like, with an odd bit of info about trying to transport turtles from South America to London aboard ships, centuries ago. This clip starts out kinda slow....and gets to the point around 1:40. 
   "Quite Interesting" is a British "game" show full of unusual facts, whose 'hook' is pointing out common misinformation, using teams of comedians, with a scoring system that is a farce. (BTW...Early ships were required to return from the New World with several mating pairs of turkeys because Europeans were eating "stringy" peacocks.)

 HERE is a new blog of Delivery numbers & restaurant menus...

Yesterday Bruce took a new photo of the Kash Kichen Chuck MENU   

Yesterday was amazing. We did two trips to Punta Sur, ended the day with a night dive. On the second trip to Punta Sur, dolphins stopped by to play and play and play. It was total magic. More video and photos of the dolphins to follow!

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 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.

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