Friday, April 1, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, April 1

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 to benefit Isla charities 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Merchants want more monitoring of mobile vendors 

Para abatir el ambulantaje

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 31 de marzo.-

   There are store owners who are complaining about mobile vendors and asking that officials remove them from areas where they are not permitted, saying they present a bad image for visitors. An owner of a souvenir store on Medina, opposite the beach, complained about two businesses that sell cold coconuts, one of which is a tricyclista. He says they generate a great deal of trash, which is not removed in a timely manner and which displeases pedestrians.
    Other merchants said in addition to the vendors downtown, there are also mobile vendors selling all kinds of products and souvenirs on the beaches, as well as semi permanent vending stands at Punta Sur, and along the street in Sac Bajo. They complained that some of these stands appear to be made from waste materials which presents a poor image for visitors, and some invade sidewalk areas.


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

Put out the trash on schedule; taking care of our island is everyone's responsibility.
Saca la basura respetando el horario, el cuidado de nuestra isla es responsabilidad de todos.

In Isla Mujeres, we are a community proud of our past, committed to the present and optimistic about the future... That's why we're a Pueblo Magico/Magical Town
En Isla Mujeres somos una comunidad orgullosa de nuestro pasado, comprometida con el presente y optimista con el futuro...por eso somos un Pueblo Mágico.

Las Iguanas Park is a public space that it is important to everyone.  Today the Department of Parks & Museums and the Department of Ecology joined together for a clean up day.
El Parque de Las Iguanas es un espacio público que es importante para todos.
El día de hoy las Direcciones de Parques y Museos y de Ecología, unieron esfuerzos y voluntades para realizar una jornada de limpieza.

Oaxaca & la Guelaguetza in Isla Mujeres on the Town Square daily thru April 3rd 
Oaxaca y la Guelaguetza en Isla Mujeres.
Todos los días en la Explanada Municipal hasta el 3 de abril.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Navigation restricted for small boats  
Restringen salida de botes menores [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at this link
 March 31
       Due to the increasing southeasterly winds, at 8am it was announced that boats smaller than 40 feet would be restricted from going out for sports fishing, commercial fishing, diving, and trips to Isla Contoy National Park, after three days when the port was open for general navigation.
       The Surada winds gusting up to 60kph caused advisories for the larger boats while navigating the Yucatan channel.  The smaller boats were allowed to take snorkeling tours to El Farito and the Sac Bajo area, but few boaters were out. The larger boats continued their tours bringing visitors to the island. and there was a great deal of activity on land, with many tourists renting golf carts. The Tourism Office reported a "Saldo Blanco" (no serious incidents), and preventative security operations remain active. Ferries from Punta Sam, Puerto Juarez, and the Cancun Hotel Zone continued to transport thousands of visitors throughout the day.
   Strong southeasterly winds are predicted for Friday, and it may be windy for the final days of Easter vacation from the effects of cold front #52, although not all forecasts take place.

MPFC building deteriorating   
Vergonzosas instalaciones.. [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at this link

   The office of the Public Prosecutor (MPFC, Ministerio Público del Fuero Común), is in a state of deterioration, with leaks when it rains. It is where tourists go to fill out paperwork related to loss of property such as cell phones and cameras, so that their insurance will replace them. The staff at the office had no comment.

No abuse of mistreatment of tourists  
No hay reportes de abuso al turismo.. [+] Ver mas Photos & full article at this link
   The Director of the municipal Tourism Department said that as of Thursday afternoon, March 31st, there were no cases of complaints of abuse or ill treatment of visitors by those who provide tourism services. He said there was only the case of a tourist who fell from a balcony of a guest house last week; and during the current holiday season that is now underway, there have been no major incidents, and now there are only a few days left before Easter vacation ends.

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View from the rooms.

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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.

Movies in Your Neighborhood presents "UP" on Friday April 1 at Bicentennial Plaza at 7pm, free


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

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