|This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.|
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Naveganto's new schedule:
Isla Mujeres Al Dia
Today & tomorrow (Wednesday & Thursday, 30 /31) between the hours of 8:30 and 2:30, there will be a suspension of electricity in these areas of colonia La Gloria (listed at top) while the CFE replaces some poles. If weather doesn't permit the work, they will issue a new notice. Your understanding is appreciated.
The Red Cross first responder motorcyclist provided first aid in response to a report of a man who had fallen and injured his head in front of the Community Center in colonia La Gloria. (photo)
Starting on Wednesday (today) motorcycles won't be permitted in this area or in front of the basketball court (photo), in accordance with traffic regulations. (There are comments asking for enforcement in other areas, including where golf carts are routinely parked illegally, including a photo of a line of them parked on the curve by Playa Lancheros. Many note that there is a need for motorcycle parking, including in this area where residents are conducting business at the Town Hall and nearby municipal buildings.)
Noti Isla Mujeres
Video with caption noting that things are back to normal on the Isla Mujeres beaches, which are busy with visitors.
Article from Saturday about the Federal, Naval, and municipal police storming the FOVISSSTE apartments seeking a man about 22 years old, who could be armed, and showing his photo to residents. Naval and Federal police demanded entry to apartments, breaking open and demolishing doors of those not home or who didn't comply out of fear. The operation caused alarm among the residents, 'hysteria' in some, and they denied having seen the suspect. It is unknown if he was found and detained. When the military and Federal police vehicles departed, they went south.
(FOVISSSTE is the apartment complex along the coastal road in colonia Canotal that was built to provide housing & mortgages for state workers. A few apartments there are now being offered as tourist rentals. Actually. FOVISSSTE is the name of the governmental organization that organized the construction and provides credit to state workers.)
VIDEO of (with photos edited in) of Monday's interview with the Director of Civil Protection & Firefighters explaining that there is a "saldo blanco" with no injuries following the effects of Cold Front #31, whose strong winds of up to 70 km/hr (44mph) brought down a total of six trees. Personnel with his department attended to the trees affecting the roadway first. A Telmex pole at Punta Sur also blew down and palms affected some lines. Regarding the effects of Cold Front #30, which caused flooding on Friday morning, he said his staff were cleaning and clearing the drainage network, and the pumps have been running at full strength on the Salina lakes, which will continue until they reach normal levels. At the end the reporter asks about the yacht grounded on North Beach, and he responds that its rescue is in the hands of the Navy in coordination with the Harbor Master.
Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos
Handicraft sales at an acceptable level
Aceptable venta de artesanías
Aguakan neglecting responsibilities after removing pavement
Aguakan hace caso omiso a sus obligaciones
Yacht grounded on beach with arrival of cold front
Finalmente, el yate logró recalar en la costa
|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 & fast 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,bikes, BBQ grills, safes, 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
Feb 19 7:05
Feb 20 8:10
Feb 21 9:13
Feb 22 10:14
Feb 23 11:12
Painting by Pamela Haase
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturday mornings LINK . Volunteers welcome! Here's the Accion Isla LINK
Left in January:
Wed. Jan 30 11:30-1 Little Yellow School House will be serving up their popular Cuban sandwiches. In La Gloria, Paseo de Peces (same street as Bead Coop & Church). Last week they made grilled cheese & ham sliders & chili (photo) Get 'em while you can!
Thursday, Jan. 31 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Feb. 2 World Wetlands Day Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Saturday, Feb. 2 Candlemas Day Tamales provided by those who had the baby Jesus in their Kings cake on Jan. 6th.
Sunday, Feb. 3 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Monday, Feb. 4 A Civic ceremony is held the first Monday of each month, often on the Town Square, in the morning, probably around 8a or 9a.
Thursday, Feb. 7 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Feb. 9 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 10 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p, featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Thursday, Feb. 14 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Feb. 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship) The City provides a free Collective wedding event including the ceremony, cake, and paperwork for residents.
In mid-February, there has been Artisan's Pavilion on the Town Square, for the past few years with artisans from other regions of Mexico, as well as a number from Isla Mujeres offering interesting handmade items at reasonable prices.
Saturday, Feb. 16 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 17 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Feb 18-24 Island Time Music Festival & Fishing Tournament
This will be the 10th anniversary of this Festival which benefits the Little Yellow School House who provide education and therapy for special needs kids on the island. LINK to schedule of events, ticket information, etc Features popular Country music artists
Thursday, Feb. 21 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Saturday, Feb. 23 Plogging Clean-up Location TBA 8 or 8:30a for a couple hours. Bags & Gloves provided, Bring your refillable water container.
Sunday, Feb. 24 Noches Magicas performances on the Town Square at 8p featuring dance troupes and singers with local talent and invited guests.
Thursday, Feb. 28 Artist Fair 4p-8p in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero, at the cross street Abasolo.
Isla Blanca Kite Festival (on the mainland) says they've discontinued after ten years due to parking problems, but here's their page in case that changes. LINK
In February, generally the temperatures are very pleasant, but weather for this month includes "nortes", fronts from the north whose winds often cause small boats to be restricted to port, and they may bring clouds, rain, and cooler temps. They cause the lobster to come out of their hiding places and move south across the seabed, increasing the catches of the fishermen.
Fishermen in this region are banned from catching Grouper and Octopus in February (and March). Lobster season ends after Feb. 28th (Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available). LINK
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 (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
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