Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, January 11

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.
Follow Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook for highlights of news & events, and more photos & videos
  Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! 

  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Mayor Juan Carrillo: Committed to a clean municipality with better public services  

Juan Carrillo, por municipio limpio

 Ratifica compromiso para mejores servicios públicos

Cecilia Solis

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de enero.-
Leer más...Full article at this link
        To maintain the island as a world-class tourist destination, reflected in its clean streets and by the quality of its public services, the municipal government is committed to the citizenry and to investing in equipment to ensure coverage for all the colonias and neighborhoods of this municipality.
       José Guadalupe Ríos Chalet, Director of Public Services, explained that at the start of this administration there were only two garbage trucks. Now, because of efforts by the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, three more vehicles have been activated on the island, and two more in the Continental Zone. This helps to keep the streets clean and  makes trash collection more efficient.
       He said they are continuing to work on cleaning out the Trash Transfer Facility, which is expected to be completed in 20 days. They have removed more than 4000 tons of trash . The Public Services Department has repaired more than 200 street lights on the island and another 100 in the Continental Zone, to ensure that families have illuminated parks, avenues, and streets. 


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

This is a link and invitation for Islanders who want to be Queens and Kings of Carnaval

This is an invitation to attend the Sunday evening performances on the Town Square at 8pm for Noches Magicas "Bring the whole family!" There is also a poster about the Saturday evening performances in Rancho Viejo on the mainland.

Let's work together to keep the island beautiful  
La belleza de la isla la mantenemos entre todos.

Yoga at the Casa Cultura on Monday & Wednesday mornings at 9am and Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6pm. On the back street, Guerrero, at Abasolo.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Weather conditions remain adverse for navigation by small boats: Harbor Master (there is a video of him speaking about the boats under 40 feet being restricted to port and that this is expected to continue in the upcoming days.)
Las condiciones del clima siguen siendo adversas para la navegación menor: capitanía de puerto


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Port remains closed for small boats   
Navegación seguirá cerrada . [+] Ver masFull article at this link
       Due to winds gusting up to 50 km/hr, the port of Isla Mujeres was closed for navigation by small boats, although nautical activities were allowed at El Farito and the lagoon area, according to the Harbor Master, Miguel Ismael Gonzalez Gil.
   Although it was cool when the day began, tourists were arriving on the catamarans and other passenger boats over 40 feet which routinely bring visitors from the Cancun Hotel Zone. They enjoyed the main beaches of the island, but few went for a swim.
    The Harbor Master explained that on Sunday the boats under 40 feet were totally restricted, but on Monday and Tuesday nautical activities were allowed to El Farito and the lagoon, exclusively. He said there were winds from the east at 35 to 45 km/her with gusts up to 50 km/hr, and forecasts are predicting similar weather throughout the week. The winds are expected to begin decreasing gradually on Sunday.
       He estimates that the port could continue be closed throughout the week for boats under 40 feet, but the tourist boats may be able to operate at El Farito and the lagoon. These restrictions may be lifted on Tuesday, but everything depends on the weather conditions.
     He noted that cold front #21 also brought decreased temperatures, at 20C in the early morning, and daytime temperatures reaching 26C  (from 68F to 79F)

Merchants adjust prices  
Comerciantes ajustan precios [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    A business owner in La Gloria reports that soft drinks of 2.5 liters and 3.5 liters have increased in price by a peso, which is believed to be due to the increase in gasoline prices. That merchant said some canned goods have been increased by two or three pesos, but cleaning products, personal hygiene items, and snacks have not changed.
      The adjustments aren't generalized and in some establishments, grocery prices remain unchanged. Another merchant said that except for the increase int 2.5 and 3.5 soft drinks, prices haven't changed. A grocery store owner in colonia Canotal said the in addition to increasing soft drink prices by a peso, some other prices have increased between one and two pesos.
      Owners of micro-businesses are are concerned about the effect on prices if ferry rates increase. One merchant said, "What will break us is going to be when the cargo ferry rates rise, because then the suppliers will charge more for freight, coupled with the natural increases of the market, which will force us to raise prices too much, at least on some products. I hope I am wrong, for the good of all."  It is considered to be a matter of time until increases are seen in all the stores.

  This blog is brought to you by....
View from the rooms.

MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 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. 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. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.


January Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

Jan. 1 Sunday  New Year's Day

Jan. 5 Thursday 4-9 Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 6  Friday  Three King's Day   Children receive presents & the holiday season ends

Sunset ~6:25p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
Jan. 12  6:55  Full Moon
Jan. 13  7:56
Jan. 14  8:55
Jan. 15  9:51
  Jan. 16  10:44
    Jan. 17   11:36  
Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Jan. 15 Sunday 8p Town Square Noches Magicas performance

Jan. 19 Thursday  4-9  Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 22 Sunday 8p  Town Square Noches Magicas performance

Jan. 26  Thursday  4-9  Artist Fair Casa de la Cultura  Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music

Jan. 29  Sunday 8p  Town Square Noches Magicas performance

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.