Sunday, August 16, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, August 16

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

  Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos  HERE.
  Today's events:

7pm Town Square. Performance of "Añoranza for Isla Mujeres"  (Yearning for Isla Mujeres) by the Quintana Roo Folklorico Ballet Group
         State Musical Group




Tomorrow's events:

Monday, August 17
9:30am  Bahia Mujeres. Wreath placement event at the Cross in the Bay & Mass held on the ferry "Sergio Aguilar Gracia"
6:30pm Town Square.  Special Session of the Town Council & Merit Awards for Citizenship and Tourism
9 pm Performance by the musical group "Marconi"


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Record breaking number of touirsts

Port Authority reports 20,000 tourists arrived in one day

Confirma API que en un solo día llegaron 20 mil pasajeros

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de agosto.- .
 Last weekend, Isla Mujeres received the highest number of tourists during the summer holidays with nearly 20,000 visitors arriving on Sunday, which is twice the number usually recorded in high season. The head of the Port Authority, Jasmine Perez Gaytan, said this is an historical number of tourists, with 19,300 passengers arriving on Sunday. She said there have been more visitors coming to the island this summer, with ~238,000 passengers crossing, which means an increase of 57,600 over the year before. (She is referring to arrival statistics for the month of  July, 2015.  Also, during the first seven months of this year, there were ~1.3 million arrivals, which is  ~253,000 more passengers than last year.  LINK.)
     She said more than 90 percent of the tourists arrive from the passenger piers of Cancun and Puerto Juarez, as well as the vehicle ferry in Punta Sam, in addition to those who arrive via private vessels and boats from marinas. It is noted that Ultramar and Magana are the principle ferries serving Isla Mujeres, and the rest of the visitors arrive on tours offered by the cooperatives from Puerto Juarez, and from marinas that provide service to the beach area, as well as on the vehicle ferry.
      Hotel occupancy is above 80 percent according to the municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozoco, who says this level of occupancy has been maintained for at least three weeks. He said Isla Mujeres is no longer a destination that can be seen in a day, since there are a large number of attractions to visit. The hotels reported occupancy of 82 percent, noting most guests are staying on the island for three or four days. 

The years have left their mark

Hacienda Mundaca needs attention

Urge rescatar la Hacienda Mundaca

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 15 de agosto.-
   It is hoped that there will be substantial improvements in the future at Mundaca Hacienda, where important work is being carried out by the INAH, National Institute of Anthropology and History. A wall has been constructed around the perimeter and a space created for a different entrance with a tourist center. 
      But workers say very few tourists visit the property because many aspects need renovation and have a poor appearance, noting there are cracked walkways, shabby lights, and overgrown weeds. They say the entrance fee of 20 pesos or two dollars per person is not justified because of the poor state of many things that need attention. 
       One worker said that in the past, hundreds of tourists visited daily, because it was attractive with clean walkways in good condition and information was available. But now everything has suffered from a high level of deterioration over the years, and it has been a long time since any significant investment has been made. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Continuing an open door policy to cities all over the world, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo and the city of Mission, Texas, affirmed their twinning at noon on Saturday. The Mayor of Mission, Norberto "Beto" Salinas, and the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez, said that with this agreement, there will be more opportunities to exchange assistance and promote their destinations.
Continuando con la política de abrir puertas a ciudades de todo el mundo, el medio día de este sábado, Isla Mujeres Quintana Roo y la ciudad de Mission Texas, confirmaron su hermanamiento.
El mayor de la ciudad norteamericana Norberto "Beto" Salinas y el alcalde Agapito Magaña Sánchez, expresaron que con esta decisión habrá más oportunidades de promocionar el destino e intercambiar apoyos.

As part of the celebrations of the 165th Anniversary of the Foundation of Isla Mujeres, the Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo gave a spectacular performance last night at the Auditorium of the Church of Immaculate Conception.
En el marco de los festejos del 165 Aniversario de la Fundación de Isla Mujeres, la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo hizo su espectacular presentación la noche de ayer en la Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción.

Friday morning, the Recycling Trash for Food program took place at the Green Dome in colonia Salina Chica, helping families and giving respect and care to the environment.
Este viernes por la mañana el programa Reciclando Basura por Alimento estuvo en el Domo Verde de la col. Salina Chica, apoyando a las familias y propiciando el respeto y cuidado del Medio Ambiente.


link to Quequi's Isla Mujeres articles  

Record breaking numbers of tourists

  • Romperá  cifra record


    Romperá cifra record

    0 16 de agosto de 2015  Carlos Gasca



    Invierte Sintra $700 mil al nuevo hospital comunitarioInvierte Sintra $700 mil al nuevo hospital comunitario

    0 16 de agosto de 2015  by Carlos Gasca


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Isla Mujeres signs its 13th Sister City agreement
Firma IM su 13º acuerdo de hermanamiento[+] Ver mas
This article has the same information as translated above about the agreement signed on Saturday with the Mayor of Mission Texas. 
       In addition, it says that the first twinning agreement was signed in 1988 with Habana Vieja (Old Havana) and the Province of Matanzas, Cuba.
The other Sister City agreements were:
 In 2001, with Viña del Mar, Chile, and Mar de Plata, Argentina.
In 2009 most of the twinning agreements were with Mexican Cities:  Partido de Lanús, Ciudad de Chascomús, Ciudad de San Juan, Florencio Varela and Partido de Almirante Brown.
In 2010, Quilmes.
In 2012, San Petersburgo, Florida. (sic)
And last year (2014)  Pensacola, Florida.
    There is a goal of giving an economic advantage to Isla Mujeres within this list of agreements, especially with the American cities, in investment in tourism promotion. With Cuba, there is an agreement to exchange information, research, and experiences in sustainable fishing and aguaculture, and with Argentina to exchange investments and tourism, but no progress has been reported in these areas at this time.

Cooperative can move forward
Cooperativa alista proyectos f.. [+] Ver mas
     Now that SEMARNAT (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) has validated the possession of 652 square meters of Federal Zone in a decision favoring the Isla Blanca cooperative, the union of fishermen can resume two projects: the renovation of their pier and an aguaculture project to raise cobia, said Armando Yam Dzul, secretary of the Board. The project to raise cobia had been in the works for a decade with support from officials in all three levels of government, and was approved by SAGARPA, until the cooperative was evicted from this land on November 8, 2011, and the project fell apart.

Decreased numbers of tourists
A la baja el movimiento turístico [+] Ver mas
       Tourist traffic was noticeably reduced this weekend, although the ferries continued to make extra crossings in the mornings and afternoons. The municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozoco, said there continued to be a good influx of visitors on the Ultramar ferries, who were making extra crossings that day. He said this vacation season that is coming to a close has been a excellent holiday season unlike any seen in some time, generating good economic benefits.
     But not all sectors experienced good sales, such as restaurants, according to Baltazar Maldonado, head of CANIRAC in Isla Mujeres (Cámara Nacional de la Industria Restaurantera y Alimentos Condimentados). He said, "For us this season was not good, the number of people did not generate revenue for us." He said restauranteurs managed to meet their expenses for rent, personnel, and other costs, but in the most difficult period of the year, September, October, and November, sales fall off to the point of being unable to pay the basic costs.
       Around the island, a good number of visitors are seen, including on the beaches, on the coastal roads, and at the attractions like the Sculpture park at Punta Sur, and at the Tortugranja in Sac Bajo, where visitors can learn about and observe the breeding cycle of turtles.

  This blog is brought to you by....
View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are 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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

August events

Sunset ~7:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 31  7:42
Aug 1  8:31
Aug 2  9:19
Aug 3 10:05
Aug 4  10:51
Aug 5  11:38

 The Carnival was heading out on Tuesday, not sure if the circus is still here or not...

Wednesday, August 5 8pm Circus BamBam (near Boxito, east of Chedraui). Tickets 50 pesos. Performance for the benefit of Medical and Therapy needs for kids with Down syndrome, coordinated by Corozon del Willito. Raffle for two sets of tix to swim with Dolphins for 2 people at Dolphin Discovery.

Friday, August 7, Junk collections in  Salina Chica, Electricistas, and at  Colegio de Bachilleres.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 11 and be most visible on August 14 when the moon is new

Aug 10-14 Catholic festival for the Assumption of Mary. .Link to translation of schedule.

State campaign for the collection of broken electronics and appliances July 29 to August 28 at the Hacienda Mundaca tourist building at the Ecology Department, 9-4, Paseo de las Aves, colonia La Gloria

Thursday August 13 at 1pm at the Futbol Rapido soccer field: 2nd "Gotcha" Paintball Tournament  
August 14-17 Isla Fest   Anniversary of the Founding of the town in 1850     
7p Town Square Inauguration
Gastronomic event with Tik in Xic fish
Local Talent Night
Coronation of the Queen of the Festival

Friday August 14 
10am Casa de Cultura  Oratory Competition 
7pm  Casa de Cultura  Photography and documentary exposition "Art of Fishing"
                                     Historical conference by historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid
8pm Immaculate Conception Auditorium  Performance by The Symphonic Orchestra of Quintana Roo

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres

Saturday, August 15
 12:00 Casa de Cultura Signing of Sister Cities agreement between Mission Tx & Isla Mujeres
5:30pm Procession from Sangrado Corazon (Sacred Heart) Church in La Gloria to the Immaculate Conception Church on the Town Square

~7 or7:30  Mass on Town Square for consecration, with candles officiated by Mons. Fabio Martinez Castilla
8pm Religious Procession through the downtown streets, returning to the Town Square where there will be Fireworks
10pm Regional Dance

Sunday, August 16 Town Square
7pm  Performance of "Añoranza for Isla Mujeres"  (Yearning for Isla Mujeres)
          by the Quintana Roo Folklorico Ballet Group
         State Musical Group

Monday, August 17
9:30am  Wreath placement event at the Cross in the Bay & Mass held on the ferry "Sergio Aguilar Gracia"
6:30pm Town Square  Special Session of the Town Council & Merit Awards for Citizenship and Tourism9 pm Performance by the musical group "Marconi"

 Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. a vegetarian dinner has been organized to benefit the animals of the street. The money raised will be used to by food for stray cats and dogs. The dinner will be at the restaurant da Luisa at Casa Ixchel Hotel. The cost of the dinner is 150 pesos, beverages are separate. (a mixed vegetarian entree and a vegetarian pasta, accompanied by bread). Buy your ticket soon because seating is limited and they can be purchased at the store: Gelateria Italiana FraSe on Madero avenue or buy them at Hotel Casa Ixchel.

 August 24, Monday: School resumes (Teachers return the week before)

August 28th  8pm In front of the Town Hall  Video spectacular 'mapping'  "Isla Mujeres Vive/Live" (Isla Fest event)

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

Wednesdays in September  5p-8p  Nico's Restaurant,  $30usd Painting Class with profits donated to Isla Animals & Little Yellow Schoolhouse  HH drinks & appetizers available

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.