Saturday, March 26, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, March 26

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 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Busy beaches full of tourists  

 No había lugar para sombrillas y camastros

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de marzo.-
  On Good Friday, the ferries arriving to this holiday destination were full of passengers and the beaches were busy, with barely any room for more loungers or umbrellas. People were still arriving after 2pm. This article includes descriptions of the beach scenes, which included domestic and foreign tourists, as well as locals, equipped to spend the day, and wearing swimwear in a variety of colors. The Posada beach attracted families with young children and people with hammocks. Many people brought food, beverages, umbrellas, towels, or portable chairs. The security personnel included the Navy, Red Cross, Civil Protection, Tourist Police, and Harbor Master.

Well attended procession despite heat: For more than five hours    

 Fieles no desistieron a pesar de intenso calor: Viacrucis duró más de cinco horas

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ISLA MUJERES, 25 de marzo.-
  The 25th edition of the representation of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ began at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in colonia La Gloria at 10am, and the procession went from there to the Chapel of Guadalupe in colonia Salinas, and then to Our Lady of Immaculate conception downtown, which was a journey of six kilometers, in the hot sun. 
      The procession caused road closures along the route over a period of about five hours, affecting thousands of tourists and locals. Hundreds of Catholic participated; on foot, on scooters, in golf carts, and even in wheelchairs, as well as children and babes in arms. About 90 Islanders acted as various characters, including Jesus, Pilate, and Herod, through the 12 stations of the cross. 
      The procession began at the church in colonia la Gloria, went down Las Aves avenue, then to the Guadalupe Chapel in colonia Salinas where scenes were reenacted. Then it proceeded down prolongacion Rueda Medina avenue, to the downtown church and the Town Square where the final scenes were presented, including the death of Jesus on the cross. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Come and enjoy the Oaxacan delights at the event "Oaxaca and the Guelaguetza" visiting Isla Mujere and during the holidays you will find crafts, dancing, music, clothing and cuisine from a state with a high level of rich culture.
Ven a degustar las delicias oaxaqueñas en el evento “Oaxaca y la Guelaguetza" que estará con nosotros en Isla Mujeres; en estas vacaciones encontrarás: danzas, artesanías, prendas de vestir, música y la gastronomía de uno de los estados con mayor riqueza cultural.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Representation of the Passion and Death of Jesus on the Cross   
Representan Pasión y Muerte de Cristo+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link

Dive shops doing well  
"Viento en popa” actividades de buceo.. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
  Dive shops have been doing well during this Easter season, except on Friday when there were strong winds, which closed the port for small boats. The main attractions in the Bay include the Cruz de la Bahía, MUSA, Manchones, Farito, and Sac-bajo; and when time permits, the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks. With less than two months until the start of the Whale Shark tour season, that activity is being promoted in hotels and on social networks.
   The Director of Tourism, Gustavo Orozco Rodriguez, there were no serious incidents on Good Friday, noting an accident occurred between two golf cars near the Naval Base without consequences or injuries. He said that security personnel confirmed the lack of incidents, and took the opportunity to encourage people to not let down their guard and take preventative measures. He reminded all tourism service providers to be hospitable and helpful, so that no bad news is spread about this holiday destination. 

Fishermen nearly meeting the increased demand for fish
Pescadores surten demanda de escama [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
   The Isla Mujeres fishermen are providing the community with one to two tons of fish daily, which is still insufficient to meet the demand. The five fishing cooperatives do not have enough fish in storage, so restaurants who need to meet the demand for Tikinxic have resorted to using supplies from the state of Yucatan. The fishermen have been going out when the winds allow, and the price has risen 10-15 percent with the increased demand, according to some consumers.

"Surada" winds close port for small boats
Restricciones a la navegación menor.. [+] Ver mas Photo & full article at this link
   Boats under 40 feet were restricted to port due to winds fro the east and southeast of 30-33 kph, gusting up to 50kph, although recreational activities were allowed inside the Bay area, with caution. The skies were cloudy early in the day but cleared nearly completely by noon and it was a warm clear day. The effects of the Surada did not affect North Beach, which was busy before noon, and thousands of people enjoyed the sun, sand, and sea. Preliminary information from security personnel indicate a lack of any serious incidents.

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 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. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. 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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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.

March events

Sunset ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30: March 26, April 9 and April 23.
To reach the classroom enter the doors shown in the photo & go through the building, into the courtyard. His classroom is on the right. If this front door is locked, go left around the side of the building to the back/seaside and enter the courtyard from there. LINK to FB page w  photos & more info

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 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)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p 

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages... Isla Cerveza are expected.

Friday, March 4  Celebration of the 499 anniversary of Isla Mujeres being found by Spaniards, sailing from Cuba

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Blood Sugar testing, Diabetic Education, Free glucometers and supplies for diabetics.

March 8, Tuesday International Day of Women   

Friday, March 11 
 Pre season baseball game between champions at 1pm at the El Pescador field.

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  

March 15-19  Tues-Sat.  Traveling Museum of the Marimba at the Casa de Cultura
Tuesday: Inauguration at 7pm
Hours: 11a-3p & 5p-8p  Free.

Free Rabies Vaccination Campaign March 14-18, Mon-Fri, 9a-1p, as follows:
  Tuesday in colonia Salina Chica at the kiosk; Wednesday in colonia Salina Chica in the sports area known as La Juala; Thursday at the Basic Rehabilitation Unit; and Friday in the colonia of Guadalupana.

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners  Bobo's will be serving Isla Cerveza and having specials

March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation   
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday  and 8p on Town Square: Pueblo Magico Nights 8p Fusion Latina Mardi Gras dance troupe performance

March 20-27  Holy Week
 March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez
March 24 Holy Thursday: Mass 7:30 at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception 8:30 reenactment on the Town Square of the washing of the feet of the 12 Apostles. 9pm Mass at Sacred Heart in La Gloria.
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ). Begins slightly before noon at the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria, with over 90 actors reenacting the Stations of the Cross and ending on the Town Square downtown. 
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school

March 19-April 3 9a-10pm Town Square including the Basketball court & Paseo de la Triguena.
 The Guelaguetza is a cultural festival dating back hundreds of years bringing together musicians and dancers from the eight regions of Oaxaca wearing clothing representative of their districts to dance, dine, pay homage to corn, and to share their native ceramics, textiles, etc. It typically takes place on two Mondays in July on an historical hill in Oaxaca,

The Oaxaca Exposition and Guelaguetza in Isla Mujeres is located on the Town Square, 9am-10pm thru April 3rd.
*The poster lists many of the types of items and foods for sale..."from the hands of the artisans who create them to your hands".
*There is the schedule of activities, which generally start at 6p and include music and dancing from different regions of the state of Oaxaca.
*There are learn to dance workshops 5pm-6pm thru April 1st.
*On Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3, there will be live music and the Guelaguetza performances from the eight regions of Oaxaca, starting at 5pm.


April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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