Sunday, July 30, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 30

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Thousands of tourists enjoy the attractions of this Pueblo Magico 

Disfrutan miles de turistas

De las bellezas del “Pueblo Mágico”

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de julio.-
Leer más..Full article at this link.
Port activity is estimated to have risen by almost 20 percent, and hotel occupancy is around 80 percent (in the municipality). The promotional efforts of the City of Isla Mujeres, led by the municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, and in coordination with state and federal agencies, to encourage tourism to this Pueblo Magico contributes to a greater number of visitors arriving during the current summer season, which brings economic benefits to the families of the island.


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

Have you tried the exquisite fish on the #Tikinxic? This dish is typical of the Mayan area and one of the most delicious in #IslaMujeres.
Come and try it today!

Every #Verano we receive thousands of travelers in #IslaMujeres
Enjoy #PlayaNorte which is recognized as the seventh most beautiful beach in the world according to #TripAdvisor.

There's a video that says...In 2017, the number of tourists coming to Isla Mujeres increased by 15% compared to last year. APIQRoo (state Port Authority) registered 2,372,299 passengers (I think this is counting each passenger arriving and each passenger departing).


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

The State Government is addressing the emergency in Holbox to meet the needs of Holbox Island during this holiday season. Link to full article.

Hotel occupancy at 80 percent in the municipality…/
See yesterday's translations....

Social Justicia cooperative is ready to turn over their facility to Ameyaltzin…/
See yesterday's translations....

Donated backpacks delivered to students in Francisco May…/
     "Mochileando 2017" exceeded their goals by collecting and distributing 132 backpacks to rural children whose families have limited resources. The project was started by Isla Mujeres teacher Blanca Ochoa Gómez and her husband David Dzul Méndez, after they observed many children in rural communities carrying their school books and supplies in plastic bags.
       They hoped to gather 100 new & gently used backpacks by setting up a collection center at their home in colonia La Gloria and inviting donations via social networks and among schools, businesses, and teachers. Donors were invited to include a letter of encouragement and support for the girl or boy receiving the backpack.
      After a month, the collected backpacks were distributed to children in Francisco May, on the mainland part of the municipality of Isla Mujeres, as well as to to Popolá and Santa Rita in the state of Yucatán.
This was the first year for this successful project, which is expected to continue year after year, hopefully with more and more donations to support a large number of low-income students.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Donated backpacks delivered the Continental Zone 
Llevan “mochileando” a la zona maya[+] Ver masFull article on this link

 See TVIM article. It is noted that there are many marginalized families in the colonias of the mainland area of ​​Isla Mujeres, now that families are arriving from other states of the country in search of better opportunities offered by the growth of the tourism industry at Punta Sam and Isla Blanca.

Hotel rooms are available 
Disponibilidad de cuartos hoteleros.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
     For the first week of the holiday period, overall occupancy in the municipality was 80%, and was reported at 58% on the island and at 87% in the Continental Zone. The HIM (Isla Mujeres Hotel Assn.) reported 87% on Friday. (This information was been translated yesterday in the DQR section).

No incidents at the beaches 
Saldo blanco en zona de playa [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   A "saldo blanco" on the beaches of the island and Continental Zone has been reported by those in charge of safety and security, which means there have been no serious incidents. Visitors are asked to comply with warning signs and advisories from lifeguards and other personnel to avoid risks to their personnel safety. Tourism service providers are asked to cooperate with the efforts to prevent tourists from swimming in unsafe areas, such as Media Luna Beach, where there are whirlpools and undertow currents.
    It is also noted that staff with the Civil Protection agency will begin attending courses on Monday in first aid training, urban fire fighting, search and rescue, and evacuation of buildings. These four workshops will be taught by specialists with the National School of Civil Protection, and it will save time and money that they are coming to the staff to train them, rather than previously when personnel had to travel.

Reinforcement of the cemetery wall resumed
Reanuda reforzamiento de muro de cementerio. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Work has resumed on the cemetery wall, to reinforce the area where there is a small chapel building, to prevent further collapsing. This area is a few meters from the section that was rebuilt after collapsing in October. It is expected that more work will be done to reinforce the wall along the prolongation of Hidalgo street which leads to North Beach, because there are also cracks in this area. Many tourists walk thru this area and there are concerns that someone could be hurt if the wall were to fall.
      Within solid structures, the steel deteriorates with the passage of time, and in some cases within two decades there is deterioration that causes weakening. There have been some accidents with no major consequences, and it is advised that public buildings receive maintenance to prevent accidents, including the two cemeteries, the tourist palapas, and the playgrounds & sports facilities.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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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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