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Quality services during vacations: Mayor Juan Carrillo
Durante vacaciones, garantiza Juan Carrillo
ISLA MUJERES, 31 de marzo.-
ISLA MUJERES, 31 de marzo.-
See City section below....
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES QUALITY SERVICES DURING EASTER HOLIDAYS
In order to maintain the security and good image of this holiday pole during Semana Santa, the municipal government headed by municipal President Juan Carrillo Soberanis guarantees attention to visitors and local residents through coordinated efforts between the three levels of government with ongoing surveillance operations in the most crowded places and an efficient service of garbage collection and attention to the tourist zone.
The Mayor said that this town is ready to receive the thousands of tourists expected over the next holiday, with the implementation of a Special Easter Operation that will start on April 10 with various interventions by agencies such as the Public Security and Municipal Transit Authority, Civil Protection, the Navy, the Red Cross and the State Health Department, in charge of protecting beaches, roads and sites of interest in order to guarantee a 'saldo blanco' (no incidents).
Thanks to the promotion that has been made of the destination we expect to be full during the holidays of Easter with an increase of more than 10 percent in hotel occupancy and tourism activities in general, so we are preparing for our visitors to have a pleasant stay and so that the islanders can enjoy the holiday with their families, "added Carrillo Soberanis, who called on residents of the municipality to do their part by not driving over the speed limits or under the influence of alcohol, to prevent accidents.
In the same vein, he thanked and recognized the work of all the agencies of the three levels of government and organizations involved in this Semana Santa holiday in the care and protection of citizens, as well as ensuring that services are operating efficiently, at one hundred percent.
With regard to keeping Isla Mujeres clean, Juan Carrillo Soberanis has instructed the Director of Public Service to expand the hours of trash collection during the vacation period, and they will have a crew of sweepers cleaning the streets. The Mayor concluded by saying, "We will ensure that our visitors get a good image of our destination, with a safe and well-kept Isla Mujeres."
"Where there are no breeding grounds for mosquitoes, there are no mosquitoes, and where there are no mosquitoes, there is no zika, dengue, or chikungunya. The City invites you to participate in the start of the Municipal campaign for an island free of dengue, chikungunya and zika. Monday April 3 9am to 2pm. La Gloria Park. We will be visiting your house to verify there are no containers of standing water without covers."
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
Islanders were lining up to renew their vehicle registrations on the last day before the deadline.
Saturday is the last day of the rabies vaccination campaign
The Navy received a call from a cruise ship who'd received a distress call from the “Calypsa Fuentes”, saying they were without power. The Navy sent out the Uxmal & found the small yacht 71 nautical miles from Isla Mujeres, with two crew members aboard, and towed them to the island.
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Concerns about exposure of underwater electrical cable
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Some concession holders on North Beach are concerned about the submarine electrical cables which come from Punta Sam and connect with the underground network, because the cables are not buried and are in an area where there are many tourists. The managers and employees of Chichis, of Nautibeach condominiums, and nearby hotels are proposing that the cables be buried to avoid problems. Previously the lines were more than a meter under the sand, but that area has been affected by beach erosion.
Declining interest in the "Del Sol al Sol" regatta
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The 49th edition of the regatta "Del Sol al Sol" are scheduled to depart St Petersburg, Florida on April 28, with 12 sailboats registered to participate, which is fewer than last year when there were 14 yachts. They are expected to arrive on the island on May 1st and 2nd, when they are free to visit the island attractions, and nearby archeological sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza.
On May 3rd, the traditional Captains Party (Copa de capitanes) will be hosted by the Isla Mujeres Yacht Club at the Casa de las Rocas at1pm. At 7pm that day, members of the yacht crews will compete against islanders in the annual basketball game on the court by the Town Square. On Thursday, May 4, the participants will be officially honored as Distinguished Guests of the City at 7p at Punta Sur or at the Town Hall, depending on the weather.
On Friday, May 5 the participants in the Regata Amigos, 48th edition, will gather at Buho's restaurant at 10am and depart a half hour later for the boats, with the most outstanding students of the island between the ages of 8 and 12 participating. They will begin their sail around the island at noon.
At 7pm on Friday, there will be a farewell cocktail party and presentation of trophies and awards for both regattas at the Cabanas Maria del Mar, and they will say goodbye on Saturday to the commodores,captains, crews, and guests. Enrique Lima Zuno provided this schedule and presented the winning drawing for the event by young Jonathan Miguel López Aguirre. LINK to the Regatta website.
The decreased number of participants is attributed to the fact that several yacht clubs from the southern United States recently participated in a competition to Cuba.
Low water levels at Salina Grande lake
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The water in Salina Grande lake is turning yellowish and is at lower levels, which occurs annually in this dry season. If rain does not occur in the upcoming weeks, massive numbers of fish are expected to die, as has occurred in recent years, due to lack of oxygen. There has been a proposal to install 'oxygenation pumps' by Juan Mex, Pascual Sánchez and Eleazar Enríquez.
During the rainy season, the Salina Grande used to overflow, so CONAGUA (the National Water Commission) financed the installation of pumps which move hundreds of thousands of cubic meters to the sea, which is also done for the Salina Chica lake.
A half century ago, there was only one body of water, which produced salt, but with urban growth, parts were filled in and it was divided into the three lakes that exist today.
Navigational restrictions continue for small boats
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Strong winds from the south-southeast caused boats under 40 feet to be restricted to port on Friday. The arrival of two cold fronts affecting the northern part of Mexico are not expected to affect this region. Hundreds of tourists continued to arrive by ferry and on boats from the Cancun Hotel Zone. The police reported were no incidents and it was a "Saldo Blanco" Golf cart rental agencies reported nearly all of the carts were in use. The restriction could be removed on Saturday if the winds decrease.
|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.
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Saturday, April 1 at the Casa de la Cultura 5pm: Festokin with musical guests: Elefangs, Los Afectados, Ultra P, @Kiritz, Isla Sounds Mexico, Mindblowing Sound Corp, and spirulahelix. Creative talent includes muralists, graffiti artists, body painters & more.
Sunday, April 2 Noches Magicas 8p Town Square
Thursday, April 6 Artist Fair 3:30-8:30 Casa de la Cultura Art, Food, Music, Beer
Friday, April 7 Easter Vacation begins
Sunday, April 9 Noches Magicas
Moon rise over the Caribbean
|April 11 7:39 Full Moon
April 12 8:30
April 13 9:20
April 14 10:10
April 15 10:59
April 16 11:48
Painting by Pam Haase Link to website
Thursday, April 13 Artist Fair 3:30-8:30 Casa de la Cultura Art, Food, Music, Beer
Holy Thursday, April 13 Time TBA Foot Washing Ceremony and reenactment of the Last Supper Town Square Immaculate Concepcion Church
Good Friday, April 14 10:30am Sacred Heart Church (in la Gloria), Passion of Christ reenactment with the Stations of the Cross finishing on the Town Square at 3p with recreation of the crucifixion of Christ.
Easter Sunday, April 16
Thursday, April 20 Artist Fair 3:30-8:30 Casa de la Cultura, Art, Food, Music, Beer
Saturday, April 22, Earth Day
Sunday, April 30 Children's Day
Monday, May 1 Labor Day