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Both issues of The Isla Mujeres Magazine are here,
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
featuring a variety of talented writers and photographers!
Rehabilitation of parks & recreational spaces is a priority for Mayor Juan Carrillo
Juan Carrillo promueve rehabilitación de parques
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de abril.-.
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de abril.-.
See City section below....
From the Municipal Facebook site..... ( FB page link)
REHABILITATING PARKS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS OF ISLA MUJERES· The municipal government continues to work to provide clean and safe spaces for island familiesOne of the major commitments of the City of Isla Mujeres, headed by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, is to take care of the families of the island, so from the beginning of the current administration he has worked on the rehabilitation of recreational spaces. One which stands out is the park "The Hormiguitas Obreras". The mayor commented: "There are many obligations and demands that we have as parents, especially when we both work, and this means that sometimes we don't have a great deal of time to dedicate to our children, so I am committed to providing safe spaces where islanders can spend time with their families. Juan Carrillo Soberanis also mentioned that this has been possible thanks to the actions implemented by the municipal government through the coordinated work of the different agencies involved and the support of the citizens, who on several occasions have assisted in cleaning up these areas, together with the authorities. The municipal president invited all the families of Isla Mujeres to practice some sport in the rehabilitated spaces, to make good use of them, to keep them clean and to report any inappropriate use of them; because although the City departments continue to carry out campaigns of attention for the parks, sports fields and public spaces in general, the support of the islanders is essential. "Dedicating quality time to our children is not only good for them, because it offers beneficial advantages, such as promoting learning and family communication. Therefore, I pledge that this administration will continue working on the rehabilitation of more recreational areas in Isla Mujeres, for the healthy coexistence of the families of the municipality, "concluded Juan Carrillo Soberanis.
The City of Isla Mujeres extends an invitation to the International Poetry Contest 2017
LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR THE WORLD DAY OF DOWN SYNDROME AND AUTISM• The City of Isla Mujeres seeks to raise awareness and educate the island's residents about both disorders.(Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, April 3, 2017) .- With excellent citizen participation, the municipal government of Isla Mujeres, headed by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, through the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), led by his wife, Paola Orrico de Carrillo, carried out a ceremonial lighting of lights event in commemoration of the World Day of Down Syndrome and Autism on the Town Square in front of the Palacio Municipal. Before the lighting ceremony, there was a walk from the Monument to the Fisherman on Rueda Medina avenue which concluded on the Square in front of the Town Hall, where the honorary president of the DIF, Paola Orrico de Carrillo, thanked the authorities who attended the event and she urged the residents of Isla Mujeres to work hand in hand with the agencies for strategies that allow those with Down syndrome or autism to participate and to develop in a better way within their environments. "I am very grateful to those who provided their support to carry out this event. Thank you to the community, the parents and the Associations ‘Amor por la Niñez’ and ‘Corazón de Wilito’ ('Love for Children' and 'Heart of Wilito') for their participation, "said Paola Orrico de Carrillo.
The president of the Amor por la Niñez Aassociation, María Eugenia González Herrera, invited the islanders to be inclusive and set aside prejudices, saying that the only way to support them is by "putting themselves in their shoes " and to not label them. The event was attended by the general secretary of the City Council, Joel Saury Galué, on behalf of the Mayor, and participants were dressed in blue t-shirts, blue bows and carrying blue balloons, symbolizing awareness of autism. Also attending were the general director of the Municipal DIF social service agency, Hilda Christina Gómez Ávila; municipal trustee, Suemi Beatriz González Sánchez; and the coordinator of the municipal CRIM, Jessica Contreras Gómez. The Palacio Municipal was decorated with a blue bow, which will decorate the Town Hall throughout the month of April.·
From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)
Seamen ready for whale shark season
Campaign continues "For an island free of dengue"
New ferry company could offer lower rates for residents
This article says there's a rumor ("unofficial versions") that the resident rate could be 20 pesos one way and 40 pesos round trip on the Barcos Caribe ferry...if/when they get approved. (See yesterday's blog for the translation-summary of the TVIM article about two companies who want to offer service between Isla Mujeres & P. Juarez, starting this month, pending governmental approval.)
From por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos
Limiting swimming with the whale sharks
Limitan el nado con tiburón ballena .. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
More than 300 permit holders from Isla Mujeres, Holbox and Cancun have begun procedures for the upcoming whale shark season, which starts in mid May with some modifications resulting from the creation of the Reserva de la Biosfera del Caribe Mexicano. (The Biosphere Reserve of the Mexican Caribbean)
Starting with this 2017 season, the surveillance and operations in both the areas "Aguas Verdes" and "Aguas Azules" (Green Water and Blue Water) will be the responsibility of CONANP, while the Department of Wildlife will be in charge of issuing the permits. Previously, the Wildlife Department was in charge of monitoring the area known as "Aguas Azules", and CONANP had exclusive jurisdiction over the Reserva del Tiburon Ballena (Whale Shark Reserve), known as "Aguas Verdes".
There has also been a change in the guidelines for the tours, because in the past there would be just a couple unlucky whale sharks who were being harassed by tourists from all the nearby boats, which sometimes could total more than 50 people, including the tourists and the guides.
This season, when there are few whale sharks and many boats, the tours will be limited to observing the animals. The travel agencies and marinas will be advised to sell the tours as "observing the whale sharks with the possibility of swimming with them", such as when many of them are found, which occurs at the peak of the season, when as many as 200 whale sharks gather in one group.
Another modification is that in addition to obtaining the whale shark permit from the Wildlife Department, a request must also be submitted to work in the area of the Reserva de la Biosfera del Caribe Mexicano (The Biosphere Reserve of the Mexican Caribbean) with a copy of their permit from the previous season.
We're still having winds from the southeast, keeping the fishing boats & other small boats in port. The info in the News Briefs article has been translated above except it says donations could be better for the Red Cross donation drive. I don't have time right now to translate these fully,
Port closed for small boats
Puerto cerrado para embarcaciones menores.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Ban season for grouper ends, but windy weather continues
Termina veda del mero, pero no la “mala racha”] Ver masFull article at this link
Isla Mujeres news briefs
Breves de Isla Mujeres . [+] Ver masFull article at this link
|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
Tuesday, April 4 Jazz Dance Classes 6p Casa de la Cultura
Thursday, April 6 Artist Fair 3:30-8:30 Casa de la Cultura Art, Food, Music, Beer
Thursday, April 6 6pm
You are invited to an event about the workshops available at the Casa de la Cultura on Thursday at 6pm. Learn pinata making, hammock making, Yoga, dance & more!
Friday, April 7 Easter Vacation begins
Friday April 7 6:30-8:30p Cocktail reception for Batik Artist Sergio
Amar Cocina Peruana Restaurant is on the back street Guerrero, just north of Abasolo & the Cultural Center, on the west side of the street. Sergio's impressive batik art can be seen, and purchased, at the Thursday Artist Fairs. He also does murals & sign painting. We love the mural he painted for us! His are will be featured and for sale at the restaurant all month.
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