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Couples are invited to participate in the collective wedding event
The deadline for couples on the island to turn in their documentation with the Civil Registry is Feb. 11 for this annual event which the City provides for free on Feb. 14th. LINK
Feb. 2 Candlemas (When tamales are provided by those who had the baby in their King's cake on Jan. 6th., and a Catholic holiday.)
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VIDEO of baseball warm up
La TertuliaVIDEO Candidates for King & Queen of Carnaval, Shaonny & Checo, took a tour thru downtown and the colonias with a caravan of fans showing their support on their tees & caps. The winners will be chosen at an event on the Town Square with performances by their dance troupes, as well as those of the candidates in the other categories, on the evening of Sunday, Feb.10th. Carnaval is March 1-5.
Link to Por Esto's Isla Mujeres section
Click on Spanish headline for the original article & photos
Muddy water drained into lagoon
Verifican derrame de lodo a lagunaAt 2pm, Civil Protection responded to a citizen complaint concerning muddy water being dumped onto the road and into the mangroves in Sac Bajo. An absorption well is being dug at the Itza Hotel, whose construction company is responsible. It was determined that the sludge wasn't contaminated and the case was turned over to the Ecology Department.
Trash along roadways
Basura persiste en la via públicaWhile the streets are cleaner since the introduction of the new trash collection schedule with the new trucks, there is still a problem with trash in some of the streets of colonia Amplificacion La Gloria, including the sidewalk of Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Street. Residents say fines should be imposed on those responsible.
It is noted that a deadline of December 8th was set to empty out the Trash Transfer Facility, which wasn't met. There are also hundreds of tons of organic waste, including old furniture such as mattresses, beds, scraps of wood, grass that served as a roof for a tourist property, brush clippings, etc, causing some concern that another fire could occur.
Many tourists expected over Easter holidays
Pronostican buen movimiento en Semana SantaHotel occupancy was over 75% during the last week of January, and is expected to be very good during the Easter holidays, according to the Tourism office. The director of Tourism, José Castillo Magaña, predicts that 2019 will be a good year for tourism in this Pueblo Magico. He noted that arrivals have been stable of both foreign and domestic tourists, despite the recent inclement weather.
Last week the overall occupancy rate was 75% with highest rate occurring on Saturday in the Continental Zone with 86.98% and the lowest was last Tuesday,on the island , with 61.83%. Hotels have a high level of reservations for February.
Easter is April 21st, so the students get out on Friday, April 12 and return Mon. April 29th. '
|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
Saturday, Feb. 2 World Wetlands Day Plogging Clean-up 8a meet up at Zama beach club to clean along the Sac Bajo road. Sturdy shoes, long sleeves, repellent. 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 Performances by Carnaval dance troupes with judging to determine the Kings & Queens of Carnaval. Two couples are competing for the overall King & Queen, other categories include Children, Youth, and Diversity.
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.
Sunday, Feb. 24 Online auction begins for the benefit of Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program
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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