Sunday, July 10, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 10

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! 
Anastacia FB pages and 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

DQR doesn't have any new articles in the Isla Mujeres section today.


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

Art Fair July 21 4-9 Casa de Cultura   Flavors of Isla 
El sabor de Isla Mujeres.
Feria del Arte 2016.
21 de Julio de 4pm a 9pm.
Casa de la Cultura.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Main street is clearer 
Despejan la Rueda Medina. [+] Ver mas
     Now that private vehicles are not parked in front of the Bay on Rueda Medina, in front of the Naval Base, it is clearer for vehicular traffic.

Tour providers dispute claims
Náuticos desmienten a ambientalistas. [+] Ver mas
    A group of permit holders for whale shark tours disputed claims made in Por Esto on July 9th. They say the photographs that were published were clearly not of swimming with Whale Sharks in Quintana Roo, but were taken in the Philippines.  The seabed is shallow, which does not exist in the Mexican Caribbean where the whale sharks are, and the swimmer has no snorkeling equipment, which is not allowed in Mexico.Also, the boat in the photograph is not found in the area of the whale sharks.
     They said it is also untrue that PROFEPA is not present in the whale shark sighting area. They said there was staff of that agency monitoring the area and assuring that the permit holders were complying with the rules.
       A statement was issued by Kin Inés Lima Fernández, representing the Asociación of EcoTurismo Isla Mujeres AC, with Marcelo Cupul Cu and Martín Trejo Manzano,
      They also reported that on July 7th the permit holders of Isla Mujeres met with staff of PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection) to create the Participatory Monitoring Committee (Comité de Vigilancia Participativa).  "This committee with help PROFEPA to detect irregularities in the area, with participatory monitoring being carried out with the help of crew member who swim with the whale sharks, to help advise the staff if any boats are breaking the rules. These types of committees already exist in other Protected Areas and operate successfully." 
       EcoTourism Isla Mujeres Association is conducting conservation activities with a program through CONANP (Commission for National Natural Protected Areas), which included printing hundreds of whale shark brochures and distributing them to the boats to explain general facts about the species and where they congregate, and the conservation regulations which must be strictly followed, and that there are no guarantees because whale sharks swim freely in the sea.
    Swimming with the whale sharks is an ecotourism activity which represents an alternative for the fishermen in the area and helps prevent over exploitation of the fishing resources. 
    This activity represents a large economic impact for the summer season in the communities of Isla Mujeres, Holbox, and Chiquila, which not only generates  money for the permit holders, but also for hotels, restaurants, rental companies, airlines and other businesses in the surrounding area.
     Sr Lima concluded, "The permit holders are committed to following the letter of the law and the instructions of authorities are in the best position to collaborate to protect the whale shark resources."

Improper oil disposal
Vierten aceite en la vía pública. [+] Ver mas
    It is alleged that the municipal Civil Protection agency is aware that a foreign owned business, "Chabat" on Hidalgo, is not properly disposing of their oil. A witness says he first noticed two months ago that this is occurring near the Casa de Cultura and the Rehabilitation Center. It is noted that there is hydrocarbon residue in this area at the street and sidewalk, which could cause accidents on the ramps.

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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.

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

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!!! I like to call it July Matchapalooza. :-) because, let’s be honest, everything is more fun when you add 'palooza' to it or when your donation gets doubled.
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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