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Conclusion of the City's Festival of the Living for the Dead.
The caption says that islanders with painted faces walked down Hidalgo, from the Cemetery to the Town Square for the Noches Magicos event which included the Catrina contest. From the Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Isla Mujeres
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Successful campaign for protection of blue crabs LINK
The blue crabs had another spawning season on Oct. 24, 25, and 26th (during the full moon), so this weekend volunteers were at the northern end of the Sac Bajo road in the evenings to help them cross the street safely,and to help make drivers aware, in coordination with the Department of Ecology and the Environment. The crabs also spawned during the full moon in September, moving from the mangroves of Makax lagoon, across the Sac Bajo road.
Ultracarga II ferry had problems today due to windy weather LINK
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
Noti Isla Mujeres
Procession of Catrinas and contest (article and photos)
Consultation regarding Mexico City airport VIDEO
Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos
Isla Mujeres Cahuameros beat Cozumel
Cahuameros da muestra de su superioridadIn the first game of the Major League Basketball League of Quintana Roo, the Isla Mujeres Cahuameros won both games against the Cozumel Islenos with a score of 85 to 38 on Saturday and 93-54 on Sunday.
Volunteers protect the blue crabs
Voluntarios protegen al cangrejo azul
Successful Festival of the Living for the Dead
Exitoso festival “De los Vivos a los Muertos”The altars contest for the hoteliers and other merchants and for the general public that was scheduled for Friday night was cancelled for lack of participation and the one on Saturday night between City agencies was a success. This event also featured two singers and a dance troupe. Tourists were able to view the altars close up and become more familiar with local traditions.
Complaint about cabbie
Taxistas en la mira de usuariosA resident complained that a cabbie tried to charge her 20 pesos when the normal fee from Salina Chica neighborhood to downtown is 15 pesos, and that she was dropped a block past her requested stop, which she says was witnessed by two people. She also complained about a near miss when the driver was checking his phone.
|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
Oct. 24 6:39
Oct. 25 7:21
Oct. 26 8:07
Oct. 27 8:58
Oct. 28 9:52
Oct. 29 10:51
Oct. 30 11:52
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset ~6:30 to ~6:10p (beginning vs end of month)
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
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.
Monday, Oct. 1 Lighting of the pink lights at the Town Square for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at 8:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 7 All Star Baseball game 11a at El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui).
Monday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo
Tuesday, Oct. 9 Day of Fishermen
Wednesday, Oct. 10 Tournament Finale for the municipal inter-company Futbol Rapido/Fast Soccer competition and the stadium in Salina Chica. The game for 3rd place is at 8 between the "Taxistas" and the "Dolphin Discover" teams, and the contest for 1st & 2nd starts at 9p between "Bepensa" and "Garrafon".
Thursday, Oct. 11 Performances on the Town Square 6p-9p by students as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"
Friday, Oct. 12 Student race from 7a-8a from the middle school "Benito Juarez" to Playa Centro beach, where there will be activities and music until 1:30 as the finale for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the middle school, "Benito Juarez"
Friday, Oct. 12 Dia de la Raza
Saturday, Oct. 13 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA
Friday, Oct. 19 Guitarists performing at the Casa de la Cultura at 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 20 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA
Saturday, Oct. 20
Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 7am at Playa Centro, the Pink Race. 1km, 5km, and 10km.
Funds will be used to help women obtain testing for timely detection of breast cancer.
Sunday, Oct. 21 Anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo
Friday, Oct. 26
Saturday, Oct. 27 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA
Saturday, Oct. 27 Altars contest for the governmental agencies on the Town Square at 8p with a singer & a dance troupe performing. (Altar construction begins earlier.)
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8pm and Sunday Oct 28 at noon: The Cauhaumeros Basketball team will play the Cozumel Islanders for the first game of the Major League season.
Sunday, Oct. 28 "Festival of the Living for the Dead" with dance troupes performing, as well as a Costume contest and a Catrina contest, with cash prizes and two categories: Open and Children's. On the Town Square. Costume & Catrina contests begin at 7p and event at 8p. You can register at the Casa de la Cultura from Monday thru Friday 9a to 4p.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7pm there will be a tribute to Islander musician Virgilio "El Chino" Fernandez at the Casa de la Cultura in honor of the anniversary of his death, which will include a performance by the dance troupe Añoranzas de Isla Mujeres.
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Halloween on Hidalgo after dark. Bring lil toys & such and expect to be mobbed by cute kiddos & enjoy the clever costumes. There's also a golf cart/scooter procession planned with Chedraui as the meeting point at 6pm to toss treats & participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and to wear costumes.
Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day Dia de los Muertos
Festival for The Souls of the Dead with Dance, Music, and traditions. The procession will begin at 6pm beside the downtown Cemetery, going down Hidalgo, and ending at the Casa de a Cultura. There will be an exhibition of altars from different states of Mexico and a presentation of a Un Tzompantli (rack of skulls), performances by artists from the schools of dance and music, and a competition of Catrina costumes. Coordinated by Jean Piaget school. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.
Friday, Nov. 2 All Soul's Day Dia de los Muertos
At this time of year, Mexican families remember & celebrate their departed relatives. Hanal Pixan is the name of the Mayan celebration. Altars are made with photos of the deceased, where offerings of favorite foods and items are placed, copal incense is burned, and marigold flower petals are often used.
All Saints Day & All Souls Day, Nov. 1 & 2, are the Dias de los Muertos...one for children, one for adults, when families visit graves & clean & decorate them. On the island, these are private moments in the cemeteries, not public celebrations like in many parts of Mexico. Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry.
Sunday, Nov. 4 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p with a Festival of the Living for the Dead will feature two dance troupes and a Catrina costume contest with a Children's category and an Open category and cash prizes.
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)
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