Monday, November 19, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 19

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During this "Orange Month" the City is conducting activities associated with the prevention of violence against women and girls LINK 
   The municipal Women's Institute conducted a talk about Gender Violence on Nov. 17 in colonia La Gloria. The International Day to Eradicate Violence Against Women is November 25th.  Tania Galera Gomez, director of Crime Prevention of the General Directorate of Public Safety and Municipal Transit, who was in charge of the presentation, explained that violence occurs mainly within families, and that unconsciously younger people replicate practices of power or submission, so it is important to educate new generations to be aware of this social problem. She said, "The most important thing is to encourage attitudes of respect between the community and public servants who are dedicated to addressing social problems to reduce the gap in social inequality between men and women, since reducing it is the first step to combat and eradicate poverty and gender violence."

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VIDEO of families enjoying Isla Mujeres beaches, at Playa Riito, noting the effects of Cold Front #10 are bringing fresh air, and then he walks over to the Caribbean Sea.

Photos from the inaugural game of the Laura Fernández Piña League when the Isla Mujeres Cocteleros played the Puerto Morelos Rockies at the El Pescador baseball field.

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Merchants on Lopez Mateos street in Isla Mujeres have advised being alert for fake $20 dollar bills being passed, after one of them was swindled.

From the Governor: Isla Contoy is located north of Isla Mujeres. It includes lagoons, mangroves and the most important bird sanctuary in the Mexican Caribbean. This Paradise was declared Protected Natural Area in 1961.

Photos from Bike Fest on the runway Saturday, when they also had a procession around the island.

Photos of a panoramic view of Punta Sur / South Point.

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 Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos

Small hotels overwhelmed by skyrocketing expenses  

Hotelitos ahorcados

   Businessman Gerado Magana Barragon, who owns a small hotel downtown, said that operational costs have reached a level that is bankrupting the small family hotels, whose business has been slow since the end of March. The CFE (Federal Electrical Commission) said that increases will continue in January 2019, while businesses owners have been complaining about unusual increases, as high as 600% in some cases.
    He said the income from small hotels can barely cover the operating costs, much less pay for remodeling and maintenance,which is key to having occupied rooms. He said interest is very high if they must take out a bank loan, the situation is very exasperating and the competition for clients is fierce. He added that with the new year, it will be necessary to cover the fiscal obligations, which are many, so they hope the winter season will be good.
    He complained about the island being promoted for tourists to visit on excursions for a few hours, rather than as a destination of its own, complaining that this attracts many visitors with low purchasing power from Cancun. He said "If we had tourism with greater economic potential, we wouldn't have so many problems, but the visitors that come to us, with some exceptions, don't leave much behind." (Note: At the beginning of the year, businesses that rent rooms to tourists renew their permits, pay for inspections, and pay 1000's of pesos in municipal fees, unless they are renting "irregularly".)

Complaints continue about cable company  

Empresa de telefonía acumula quejas

    Complaints continue against the company "Wizz" which was "Izzi" and before that, Cablemas, providing internet, telephone, and television services. In addition to poor service, they are also complaining about customer service.

Caution advised at sea  

Precaución en altamar

Nov. 18 The port was open for general navigation by all boats, with caution advisories due to the wind and waves. The sky was clear with a few clouds, and there is a forecast for the entry of Cold Front #11 to the east and southeastern parts of Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday.
   Pleasant weather conditions were recorded on Sunday, with some freshness of the wind, and there were an abundant number of visitors, both foreign tourists and local families at the beaches. The three ferry companies brought visitors with suitcases and backpacks as well as those who were visiting for just a few hours. The cooperatives whose members offer tours in small boats reported they were operating at about 50%, with the "Adolfo Lopez Mateos" groups saying about 15 of their 32 boats went out. They expect business to increase at the end of November, and to rebound fully by mid-December.
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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 

Nov. 23   6:49
Nov. 24   7:43
Nov. 25   8:42
Nov. 26   9:44
 Nov.27   10:47
  Nov. 28    11:49 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:10 to ~6:05p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:50 to 7:10
November Events
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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.
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

Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a
Saturday, Nov. 10 Plogging event 8a-10a

Friday, Nov. 16-Monday, Nov.19  Buen Fin weekend (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 17 Plogging event 8a-10a

Saturday, Nov. 17 The second annual Biker Fest begins at noon on the runway & events include a tour around the island, contests, demonstrations, and other activities. They will have activities on Playa Centro on Sunday. It is sponsored by"Club Evolution FZ Isla Mujeres" in celebration of the club's sixth anniversary, and they expect motorcyclists from all over Mexico to attend. 
Saturday on the runway
Noon: Registration
1p: Get Together
2p: Inauguration of the Event
3p: Quarter Mile
4p: Procession around the isle & official photo
5p: Final Quarter Mile
6p: Stunt Biker, PDC.
7p: Contests & Surprises
7:30: Comedy Show
9p: Rock band
10:30: Rap w. Lil Chanek & Royal
11:30: Fire Show El Dragon H
12a DJ music

Sunday at Playa Centro (aka the Posada Beach)
10a Meet at the beach
10:30: Stunt Biker PDC Show
11a: Rap
12p: Contests & Surprises
1p DJ music
Food & drinks for sale
Kit Sales: $170 in advance $190 day of event
Celebrating the sixth anniversary of "Club EVOLUCIÓN FZ ISLA MUJERES"

Sunday, Nov. 18 Town Square 8p Noches Magicas The Senior Citizen's choir will be accompanied by Jose Concepcion Najera, and singer Ernesto Rodriguez will also perform, as well as a dance troupe from the Academy Baile TuTu.
 Monday, Nov. 19 Observance (day off) for Revolution Day

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Revolution Day. Parade on Rueda Medina, starting in front of the Naval base at 8a.

 Saturday, Nov. 3 Plogging event 8a-10a

Wednesday Nov. 28 The Patron Saint festivities will begin when Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is taken down from her niche, followed by a dance on the Town Square. There will also be a dance at the closing festivities on Sat. Dec. 8, after the procession returning her to the church. The night before, Las Mañanitas will be sung in her honor. In between, there will be religious ceremonies and celebrations at the ~two dozen guilds & groups that honor her, with the schedule TBA. The Confirmations will be performed on Dec. 5 by Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo.

Saturday, Dec. 1 Inauguration Day 

  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
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF 
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to NHC in US (in English)

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