Sunday, June 10, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, June 10

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Hurricane shelters are ready LINK  
  On the island the hurricane shelters have a capacity for 1,510 people, and in the Continental Zone, there is room for 950 people. The Administrative Coordinator of the Isla Mujeres Civil Protection agency, Manuel Burgos, said there are a total of seven enabled hurricane shelters on the island, including the main the refuge at the southern part of Isla Mujeres, all duly authorized and clean.
     He said they have prepared the respective protocols regarding the actions to be undertaken in regard to the tourists who are visiting this holiday destination, and will enact them in advance of the threat of a hurricane. He explained that the information has been sent to the accommodation centers, so that they can be evacuated in a coordinated manner to the mainland, for their own safety. 
     He explained that in case some tourists decide to stay in this holiday destination during a contingency of this type, there are shelters duly authorized to house them, although in the end, they are each assuming their own risk.
    These shelters have recently been reviewed and enabled, with the intention that there are no problems, if they are required to be used, due to a threat of a meteorological phenomenon.

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

VIDEO of the island from one of the ferries

Violence against City Council candidate in Continental Zone of the municipality
Sebastián Escobedo Jiménez, in charge of the office of the municipal presidency, on behalf of the City Council of Isla Mujeres condemned the unfortunate events that occurred on Saturday when an attempt was made against the lives of two women in the Continental Zone (on the mainland), one of them Rosely Danilú Magaña, a candidate for the second position on the City Council for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
     Mr. Escobedo Jimenez said that these facts dismay the entire island community and the City Council of Isla Mujeres strongly condemns them. He said, "We are against any fact that generates fear or uncertainty in this electoral process in which we find ourselves."  In the same tenor, he explained that the municipal police department is working with the other authorities to find those responsible for these crimes. 
     He concluded, "Isla Mujeres, the municipal government, works diligently every day to maintain the safety of all its inhabitants and visitors. We regret that people without any roots and without any interest in the image of our municipality are damaging the image of Isla Mujeres by committing these acts of violence."

In the article about Juan Carrillo condemning this violence, it says: 
In the attack perpetrated around 7:00 pm today, two people were injured by bullets: Rosely Danilú Magaña and Lizbeth Noemí Pasos Sarabia, who received first aid and were taken to the hospital for urgent medical attention. Fortunately, both are out of danger. The investigation of this event is already in the hands of the General State Prosecutor's Office /FiscalÍa General del Estado (FGE). VIDEO   

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Isla Mujeres, June 10.- Currently the Continental Zone of the municipality, on the mainland, has 3000 hotel rooms, but by the end of this year, there will be 4000 more rooms, for a total of 7000 rooms there, according to the Director of Tourism Gustavo Rodríguez Orozca. VIDEO 

VIDEO of many people arriving to Isla Mujeres

VIDEO slideshow of old pics of Isla Mujeres 

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Monitoring the quality at Playa Centro beach  
Monitoreo de calidad a Playa Centro+] Ver masFull article at this link
- Playa Centro, which has already been awarded the Blue Flag designation for four years, meets the 33 criteria to maintain that award, according to personnel with the Civil Protection and Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) agencies, as the next annual cycle takes place to maintain the flag.  
      Specialists regularly monitor the quality of water on this beach, testing for compliance with the corresponding protocol in four 4 categories: 
      One, the Environmental Information and Education portion concerns providing the public with information about the quality of the waters of the beach, information about the Blue Flag program, and a code of conduct, among others. 
       Two, Water Quality, a high standard of water quality is required, prohibiting behaviors that contaminate water such as industrial landfills or other pollutants, with special care for coral reefs and wastewater treatment practices. 
      Three, Environmental Management includes establishment of a Beach Management Committee, having a development plan, laws and regulations; infrastructure for garbage collection, adequate and clean toilets, in addition to promoting the use of sustainable means of transport. 
       And four, Security and Services, have adequate staff and equipment for visitor safety, signage and emergency plans, as well as access and inclusive spaces for people with disabilities. 
       These four criteria are met in Playa Centro, officials from both agencies who supervise the site on a daily basis said, "The beaches and marinas that participate in the program obtain benefits such as: improvement in the management of beaches and marinas, greater regulation in coastal processes, recovery and restoration in ecosystems, knowledge of the habitat, implementation of environmental education programs, and most importantly, national and international dissemination so that any tourist can learn about these places. In Mexico, there are 26 beaches and one marina who have received the Blue Flag designation.

Good weather allows enjoyment of the island's attractions   
Buen clima permite disfrutar las bellezas de la isla [+] Ver masFull article at this link

  On Saturday, the weather was good, allowing enjoyment of tourist activities on land and at sea. The port was open for all activities and visitors went on tours to Isla Contoy, to swim with the whale sharks, sport fishing, diving, and snorkeling.
   Many people were enjoying  Playa Norte, including those who arrived on  boats that were anchored at the edge of swimming buoys. At Playa Centro tourists were occupying the lines of lounge chairs shaded by umbrellas, as well as its massage modules. 
        Around 60 medium-sized vessels and more than a hundred smaller recreational boats were mobilized, coming from Puerto Juarez and from other points of Cancun. 
           The commercial fishermen were out catching fish, and they are currently preparing their equipment for the beginning of the lobster catching season, which will begin on July 1st.


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

In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.

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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.
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, BBQ grills, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & our backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Upstairs room also available. Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking,  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 neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, 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.

June Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
June  1  10:07
June  2  10:52
June  3  11:35

June 27   7:14
June 28   8:03
June 29   8:49
June 30   9:33
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). 
Photo by Tony Garcia of turtles mating off Punta Sur
Tortugranja staff collecting eggs at MaraVilla Caribe beach

A busy night for the mama turtles digging nests at MVC

Friday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina. Usually there is a wreath placed at sea in memory of sailors who lost their lives at sea.

Saturday, June 2 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA  LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 3 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Friday, June 8 World Ocean's Day

Saturday, June 9 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 10 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Saturday, June 16 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 17 Father's Day

Sunday, June 17 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23  Women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Fifth edition

Saturday, June 23 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 24 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres    
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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