Friday, July 28, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, July 28

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Increased numbers of visitors

Aumenta flujo en cruces

En 17.1% en puertos de la entidad: Apiqroo

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      According to the Integral Port Authority of Quintana Roo (APIQRoo) the Isla Mujeres Maritime Terminal registered a movement of 2, 372,299 passengers in the first half of the year, which is 11.6% more than the 2,126,137 visitors reported during the first six months of last year. (Note: "Movements" is different than "arrivals" & apparently is the total of passengers arriving plus passengers departing.)
      In the first half of this year, APIQRoo registered a movement of 7,402,359 passengers at the maritime terminals of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Juarez, Isla Mujeres, Punta Sam and Chetumal, which represented an increase of 17.1% in relation to the same period of 2016.


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

Attractions such as the whale shark tours allow #IslaMujeres to catch the attention of international tourism, as it represents an added value for our # Pueblo Magico.

A City Council meeting was held in Ciudad Mujeres, on the mainland, for the first time, where more than 30 million pesos will be invested in roads and public spaces. 

Iguanas are a beautiful and emblematic species in #IslaMujeres. Watch out for them when you're driving! (There's a short video of iguanas)

Enjoy the beautiful sunrise 🌅 in  IslaMujeres🌴 a unique natural show in Mexico.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Tourist catches thief
TVIM reports that Mexican tourist Julio Cesar Patiño Chaires was at one of the busy beaches at the northern part of the island when his belongings were stolen while he bought snacks for his daughters. He spoke to the hotel employees, and learned who might have stolen his things, by hiding the suitcase under a towel. With information about the make of the vehicle and license plates, he got into a taxi and began pursuit until they arrived at colonia Guadalupania ("la Invasion") with the municipal police.
The tourist identified the vehicle, whose owner denied the accusations at first, but in the end he acknowledged having stolen the possessions, which included cash, clothes, and two cell phones.
The detainee, Adami Z.P.C, 33, who works as a waiter, was taken to the Prosecutor's office (la Fiscalía), and it is suspected that he may be linked to other thefts on the same beach.
There's a video and the full article at this TVIM link.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Urban transport is needed  
Necesario el transporte urbano [+] Ver masFull article at this link
    The lack of urban transport service since 15 months ago is causing many workers to arrive late to work because taxi drivers prefer to pick up tourists, especially since the start of the summer holiday period. Those who suffer the most are families who try to go to the beach or to travel from one colonia to another to visit their friends, as well as those who go to shop in supermarkets. As a consequence of this, you can see women and children on foot walking long ways to and from the colonias to the beaches.
    Also, those who arrive by boat have to deal with long lines at the taxi stand, waiting to be taken to their home, or in the case of visitors, to their hotels. There are certain times when taxis are especially scarce, such as shift change. Mrs. Eloisa Tun, who suffers on her return home in the intense heat after cleaning houses, says urban transport is needed. She and other residents want the Mayor and City Council members to attend to this need. 
   There was a proposal to create a paramunicipal company with an investment of two million pesos for a fleet of three minibuses, but this has not progressed, nor has the suggestion to use the two DIF buses to alleviate the situation.

Sac Bajo road needs more light  
Peligroso transitar de noche por Sac-Bajo. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     It is estimated that there are about 25 streetlights in need of attention, and the weeds by the side of the street make walking more difficult and risky, as well as the manner in which some of the taxi drivers drive. It is also noted that the streetlights are about 100 meters apart.

Assistance for Isla Mujeres
Concretan apoyos para IM [+] Ver masFull article at this link
       The National Family Integration Development System (DIF) announced that it will support two institutions in Isla Mujeres to assist people with limited resources in terms of health, according to an agreement reached at a meeting in Mexico City. The support from the national DIF will improve the work already carried out in Isla Mujeres through various agencies, such as the Center for Attention to Domestic Violence (CAVI), which requires special additions (?aditamentos), furniture and equipment in order to improve the quality of services.
   An agreement was reached for the implementation of more assistance programs in the municipality, including the delivery of 70 wheelchairs, surgeries and medical treatments, hearing implants, and corneal surgeries.

Successful day camp Baaxlo’ob Palalo’ob
Resultó todo un éxito el Baaxlo’ob Palalo’ob.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link

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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.

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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, 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.


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

July 30 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

August 5 Women's Fishing Tournament Dorada del Caribe (New date)
 Prizes for the International Women's Fishing Tournament "La Dorada del Caribe". It says surprise prizes for 4th thru 10th. Registration in 2000 pesos. August 4th & 5th

August 6 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

                                                                    Sunset ~7:20
Aug  7   7:28
 Aug 8   8:11
Aug 9   8:52
Aug 10  9:33
Aug 11  10:13
Aug 12  10:55
Aug 13   11.39

August 13 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

Dates haven't been announced for the Maya Riviera Film Festival, which has presented films in Isla Mujeres at the Posada beach (Playa Centro) the past couple years.

Mid August:
167th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town 
Events to be announced

August 19 Barracuda Fishing Tournament 

August 20 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

 August 27 Sunday  8p Noches Magicas Performance on the Town Square

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