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Youth Rally for Municipal Youth Day
At Playa Centro on August 12th, a Youth Rally took place with 27 participants, divided into teams of three. The activities included a wheelbarrow race, a sack race, a swimming competition, and riddles, before reaching the goal. The first prize winners (Los Scorpions) won a cash prize, while second and third place (IPFHC and Lizama) were given passes to Isla Mujeres recreational parks.
Isla Mujeres continues to be a favorite destination of tourists from around the world, because we offer safe, clean beaches. VIDEO The video says, for its clean, safe beaches, Isla Mujeres continues to be a preferred destination for thousands of tourists.
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Overall hotel occupancy has been about 75%
Ocupación hotelera cerró con 75.4 % [+] Ver masFull article at this link
Including data from the mainland part of the municipality, where the occupancy rate is higher, and statistics from the island, hotel occupancy has been at about 75%. From August 7 to 13, the overall rate was 75.4%, and the final figures for the summer vacation season will be in after Sunday evening, when the season official ends.
During this holiday period, the "Drive Without Alcohol" program took place on the island and mainland, with 10 checkpoints, in which 25 intoxicated drivers were detected, as well as 8 vehicles without their documents in order. In addition, breathalyzer tests were performed on the weekends, with support from the State Police, and patrols were made on the beaches, as well as the recreational areas of the Continental Zone.
Security operations included the Navy (SEMAR), the municipal department of Civil Protection and Firefighters, the municipal police, and the Department of Tourism. During the holiday period, ZOFEMAT personnel did their jobs raking and cleaning the sand, and collecting garbage from the beaches, ensuring that Playa Centro and Playa Norte retain ther Blue Flag and White Flag designations, which ensure users about the quality of the water, trash management, infrastructure, safety, and services, among other issues.
During the holiday period, trash collection was increased, to meet the increased demand which rose to 50 tons on weekdays and 60 tons on weekends. It is noted that the first Pet Friendly Beach was inaugurated, which is the second of its kind in all of Quintana Roo.
Lifeguards remove trash from seabed
Guardavidas retiran basura del fondo. [+] Ver mas
The lifeguards posted photographs of the work they did cleaning the seabed off Playa Centro. Por Esto notes the amount of litter wasn't too bad due to frequent efforts by a group of volunteers, who are supported by dive shops, hotels, restaurants, providers of nautical services, stores, and others. The team of lifeguards includes: “Licho”, “Perico”, “Mosco”, Abraham, and Lucely.
Rally for Youth Day
Rally por Día de la Juventud [+] Ver masFull article at this link
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|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, 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.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
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Aug 2 11:23
Aug 26 7:32
Aug 27 8:10
Aug 28 8:46
Aug 29 9:24
Aug 30 10:02
Aug 31 10:42
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~7:25 to ~7:05 (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise ~6:20 to ~630
The Perseid meteor shower peaks Aug 11, 12, 13
Mars is visible in the night sky (it's red) to the southeast (until ~4:30a)
On Aug. 15 & 16, look west at the Crescent Moon & see Jupiter to the left & Venus to the right
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It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October).
Saturday, August 4 The Plogging volunteers will meet at the Mundaca Hacienda at 8am, and clean up from there until they reach Zama Beach Club, where they will enjoy soft drinks and fruit. A reminder to bring you reusable water bottle and to wear gym shoes.
Sunday, August 5
Tuesday, August 8 Inauguration of the Dog Friendly Beach at 4:30p, below the cell tower and municipal slaughterhouse.
Sunday, August 12 Noches Magicas on the Town Square at 8p
(See August 15-19 Founder's Festivities below)
LINK to an historical article about the town being founded by war refugees.
Friday, August 17 at 7pm ..Eight rounds For the 168th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres at the Pescador Beach Club, just inside the entrance to Sac Bajo
Saturday, August 18 Plogging Day Clean-up 8am Location TBA
Saturday, August 18 Youth Rally at the Posada Beach (aka Playa Centro) at 9am with surprise prizes. Teams of three people. Commemorating World Youth Day
Saturday, August 18: at Muelle Azul is Orquideas Pasarela Isla Summer 2018 Fashion Show which will feature designers from Cancun, Merida, and Isla Mujeres, as well as spotlighting new talent in the fashion industry from Estudio Creativo Cancún. It begins with a Cocktail Party at 7:30 and the Runway show starts at 8:30.Pre-Sale Tickets are available for $200 or $250 pesos at the door. and a portion of the proceeds are going to help a local woman who is battling cancer. Get your tickets at Muelle Azul, by messaging Jul Isla or calling 9981176871
Note: Muelle Azul is on the wooden pier formerly known as the Magana dock, next to the taxi stand.
Festivities for the 168th Anniversary of the Founding of Isla Mujeres
Wednesday, August 15 at 8p: Night of the Assumption on the Town Square at the conclusion of the Parish program. Dance troupe performances featuring Las Mestazas de Agua Salada, Al Son Del Corazon, Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres, and Ballet Folklorico de Isla Mujeres
Thursday, August 16 at 2p Conference with the town historian: Fidel Villanueva Madrid at the Casa de la Cultura (Guerrero at Abasolo)
Friday, August 17 at 8:45a: Wreath offering at the Cross in the Bay commemorating 24 years since its submersion, departing from the dock at the Maritime Terminal at 8:45am, limited capacity.
At 7p: Special City Council meeting recognizing the descendants of the founders and presenting the annual awards for citizenship and tourism, as well as a youth prize, on the Town Square
Saturday, August 18 at 8p: "Danzarte" dance encounter featuring troupes from around the state on the Town Square
Sunday, August 19: 1p at the Pescadores baseball field (in front of Chedraui) Isla Mujeres teams Cocteleros vs Pescadores.
Sunday, August 19 at 8p: Noches Magicas of Isla Mujeres featuring performances by Grupos Artisticos and the comic "Madame Yaxchilan" on the Town Square.
Sunday, August 26 The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres will take place on Sunday, August 26, starting at 6:30am, with registration limited to 300 participants, and there will be 5k, 10k, and 15k categories. The kits will be available Saturday, August 25 from noon to 8p. The cost is 250 pesos for residents who present a voter registration card with an Isla Mujeres address and 400 pesos for others.
The Circuito Maya race in Isla Mujeres is the "Air" (Iik') element of the four races, which take place in four Pueblos Magicos in Quintana Roo and Yucatan. The other elements are Fire (K'aak'), Earth (Lu'um), and Water (Ha'). The other races are in Tulum, Bacalar, and Valladolid.
See website for more information: https://www.circuitomaya.mx/
Last year the Gastronomic Competition for Lionfish was held at the end of August.
Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK and here's the Accion Isla LINK who are having events associated with project RESCATE.
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 GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
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)