Sunday, May 1, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, May 1

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

Yesterday evening, visitors from St Petersburg were declared as Distinguished Guests, and their Mayor Rick Kriseman was given the Keys to the City.
La noche de ayer se declaró huésped distinguido al alcalde de la ciudad de San Petersburgo, Mr. Rick Kriseman y se le entregaron las llaves de la ciudad.

Yesterday evening the Sister City agreement was signed between Isla Mujeres and St Petersburg.
La noche de ayer se firmó el acuerdo de hermanamiento entre la ciudad de Isla Mujeres y la ciudad de San Petersburgo.

Security was provided by personnel with Civil Protection for the students of Jean Piaget school at a sports competition.
Para brindar seguridad a los alumnos de la escuela Jean Piaget en una competencia deportiva, elementos de Proteccion Civil presentes


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From Isla Mujeres Hoy (link to their FB page)
 The Mexican Navy rescued a yacht named "Il Padrino" (the godfather) near Isla Mujeres. It was flying an American flag, and was adrift without propulsion on the open seas. The rescue took place on April 25 after the Navy received a call reporting that the "Il Padrino" had suffered engine failure, with two crew members aboard, one of Mexican nationality and one of American nationality, who were adrift 126 nautical miles (234 km) from Isla Mujeres.
    The Navy activated search and rescue activities, and the Ocean Patrol PO-163 "ARM Independencia" located the vessel. For four days, they stayed in the immediate vicinity of the boat to provide shelter, and custody, as well as giving food and medical care to the crew, who were awaiting a towing boat, which was en route. Then the boat was towed to its country of origin.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Sister city agreement signed with St. Petersburg 
Se firma hermanamiento con San Petersburgo. [+] Ver mas Full article and photos at this link
  The sister city agreement was signed between the Mayor of St Petersburg, Florida, Rick Kriseman and the Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Agapito Magana Sanchez. I already translated this info about the events of Friday evening, where the participants in the Regatta were named as Distinguished Guests, awards were handed out, the winner of the children's logo contest was named, and Keys to the City were given to Mr Kriseman, in addition to the signing of the Sister City agreement.

Visitors enjoy sun, sea, and sand  
Disfrutaron del sol, mar y arena [+] Ver mas Full article & photo at this link

    On Saturday, there was a good turnout of visitors at the beach, and before noon there were a large number of boats bringing visitors from the mainland, as well as recreational boats. There were no problems reported by the police, security guards, or lifeguards, and the latter were busy keeping people inside the buoys, where they are safe from passing boats.
   On land, hundreds of golf carts crowded the main streets of the island, especially Rueda Medina. At time the smaller streets became congested. There were also many scooters parked along the streets. There are business owners who complain about customers needing better access, and they would like more parking spaces created, for example at the area of the former Hospital Integral.
    Government employees will enjoy a long weekend (a puente) next weekend, with Monday off for Dia de Madres (which is Tuesday, May 10th). Families are expected to come to the island to enjoy the weekend, judging by the hotel reservations. However, occupancy has been below 50 percent at the small and medium sized hotels.
     On weekends, there are officers at checkpoints on the two roads leading to and from downtown, going southward to the rest of the isle.
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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.

May events

Sunset ~7:20p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 21   7:20
May 22   8:11
May 23   9:01
May 24   9:52
May 25  10:41
May 26  11:28

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
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

April 30  Children's Day
May 1 Labor Day
May 1 Pueblo Magico Nights present "Innova Dance" at 8pm on the Town Square.
May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)
May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla
May 8 Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square
May 10 Mother's Day
May 15 Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square (and Teacher's Day)
May 20 - 22  International Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana

May 22  Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square
May 29  Pueblo Magico Nights at 8pm on the Town Square

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