Saturday, July 23, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, July 23

We're waiting for's yesterday's news...

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities  are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 
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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Trash left on eastern walkway creates a bad impression for tourism  

Pésima imagen turística para visitantes

Ante acumulación de basura en andador Oriente

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de julio.- .
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     According to residents living near the Eastern walkway, a pile of trash, which includes broken bathroom fixtures, remains of a mattress, and general rubbish, has been there for several months, since some buildings were demolished. However, Sra. Alejandra de Rio says the trash was removed after the demolition of a hotel, and that this trash is more recent, and must have been left by a neighbor.
     It is agreed that this is bad for the image of the island, and that authorities should take action, because this could offset the hard work of promotion that is done year-round. Hundreds of tourists visit the walkway daily, who are attracted by the beautiful views.


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

Recognition of Nature Conservation 2016.
Choose your category:
Individual, Civil Organizations, Academic and/or Investigative, Mass Communication, Business, Municipal Authorities.  Register at 
Prizes of 75,000 pesos per category.

Saturday July 30 Danzarte  III Dance Encounter 2016. 5:30 outside of the Casa de Cultura


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Many opportunities for employment
Gran oportunidad para trabajar en esta temporada[+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
   Nearly a week into the summer vacation season, there are still many jobs openings at hotels and restaurants, which was confirmed by the office of the CROC union who work with twenty businesses. After the holiday period in July and August, there is a reduction in tourism until November, when visitors from the North start arriving to escape their cold weather. During this slow time, many employees are laid off and some restaurants close for a little while during September or October.
      It is noted that the traditional, small hotels, who expect people to come to their business in person, are being pushed out by the larger chains, including the luxury hotels in Punta Sam and Isla Blanca, who make use of digital technology to promote and sell their services. The larger hotels generally have an occupancy over 60 percent, when the smaller hotels don't exceed 30 percent, according to them.

A problem with accumulation of trash in the streets 
Un problema el cúmulo de basura en las calles. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link

    At noon on Thursday, it was noted that some trash had been scattered in the streets by scavenging dogs and cats. The Public Services Department strives to meet the challenge of removing the 40 tons of trash generated daily during the summer vacation season, but they have an inadequate fleet of Estaquitas type trucks.
       The business community continues to complain that it is illegal that they are charged for trash collection, while residential customers are not. They are urging the government to charge everyone in the community, in order to increase the revenue. It is agreed that the trash fleet needs renewing and upgrading.

Throwing away cooking oil in the streets again  
Vuelven a tirar aceite de cocina en la vía pública. [+] Ver masPhoto & full article at this link
     The problem of cooking oil being thrown away in the streets reoccurred in the parking lot of the Basic Rehabilitaion facility. Personnel from the business organization of CANACO and CANIRAC have backed up this allegation by neighbors of the facility, saying they have witnessed this. It appears at least two liters of used cooking oil were poured out and are on the pavement. This type of waste product should be collected in a container and taken to the area designated by the Ecology department.
        There was a complaint about this two weeks ago and the Civil protection agency is aware, but it appears they have not acted. This practice has occurred in other parts of the island, but is sporadic. A specific restaurant is named who are allegedly  responsible.

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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.

July events

Sunset ~7:30p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
July 19    7:21p
July 20    8:10
July 21    8:56
July 22    9:42 
July 23   10:44
July 24   11:10   

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

The Maya Riviera Film Festival concluded in Playa de Carmen on June 30, and is supposed to be coming to Isla Mujeres this month. Last year it was two or three evenings on the Posada beach, shown on a big inflatable screen, shortly after sunset.  Schedule TBA. Link to Website.  Link to FB page.

July 4, Monday  Independence Day in the US

July 7 Thursday Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

July 10-23  Whale Shark Festival.    Schedule TBA.
  Some of the Sea Walls artists will be touching up the murals from two years ago and adding new ones. 

July 14-16 Thursday, Friday Saturday  8p  Riviera Maya Film Festival   Posada Beach Free
 Thursday is a fictional film about a women, her 8yo son, & boyfriend staying in a room together on holiday in Acapulco, "Semana Santa". That trailer & info is here:
 Friday is this documentary "Erosion", about damage to the environment with tourism development in Playa Carmen (& this area in general).
  Saturday is TBA.

July 15 Friday Classes End & Vacation begins

July 21 Thursday  Artist Fair 4-9 Casa de Cultura

Saturday July 30 Danzarte  III Dance Encounter 2016. 5:30 outside of the Casa de Cultura

The Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program is excited to announce a new matching event to add sponsors and funding for our scholarship students for the 2016/2017 school year!!!
Our very generous anonymous donor has agreed to another round of matched funds for any new sponsors or donations. That’s right – your donations will be doubled!
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July
*Any one time donations
Need more information or have questions? Check out our website or Margaret Washa. We would LOVE to tell you about the wonderful students who are supported by our program because we are terribly proud of them. This is an ideal time to join the program and make the most out of your contribution or to make a one time contribution (we understand if you have commitment issues)
Our facebook page is Isla Mujeres Scholarship Group, please join us there for photos and personal stories from our group. And check out our wonderful new website (thanks, Jackie Conlon!)

Starting in July, the Artist's Fairs are being scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9.

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