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Soccer today at 5p in colonia Salina Chica! The Isla Mujeres team currently has one win, one loss, and one tie in this state soccer league tournament. They are playing the undefeated league leaders from Playa del Carmen.The Isla team said their loss last week to the team from Felipe Carrillo Puerto (3-0) was because the team was incomplete due to some personal issues & they expect to resume the path to victory in today's game.
Photo & info from IM Noticias
Civil Protection workers cleaned up an oil spill in the street near the airfield
Photo w caption at Isla Mujeres al Dia. Photo of oil spill from IM Noticias with caption noting that three motorcycles skidded, to be careful.
Presenting the Whale Shark Management Plan
The 2019 Whale Shark Management Plan from CONANP (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas) will be presented in two events to the crews of the 240 boats with permits for whale shark tours. The four month season begins May 15, and it is expected that about 80,000 tourists will participate in these tours to observe and swim with the whale sharks.
This is an update of the official plan that was established in 2014 and includes the new requirement of propeller protectors for outboard motors (jet propulsion engines are excepted). The first meeting will be in Isla Mujeres at the Casa de la Cultura on Friday, May 3 at 4pm, and the second at noon on Saturday in Holbox. From Por Esto: Presentarán plan de manejo del tiburón ballena
Por Esto also reported about 30 children going to Merida for the religious event "Congreso del Divino Niño Jesús". The other PE article concerns fees of 2500 pesos and 9000 pesos for private ambulance services, with complaints about services from the Community hospital & its administrator. It is noted that administrative staff confirm that the hospital administrator is leaving in early May.
Slow news day...no other updates on the local sites: Tvisla Mujeres Isla Mujeres Al Dia Noti Isla Mujeres IM Noticias La Tertulia There are no press releases on the Municipal FB site until after the election, in accordance with the law.
|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
April 19 7:36
April 20 8:36
April 21 9:36
April 22 10:33
April 23 11:28
Painting by Pamela Haase
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On Saturday's at 8a-11a, Plogging events to clean up the island are held, meetup locations at this LINK . Bring your refillable bottle & they'll supply gloves, water, & bags, Here's the Accion Isla LINK
Wednesday nights at 8:45p, a new bicycling group invite people to join them for healthy recreation, meeting at Juarez & Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK
On Thursday's 3p-8p, Artists Fairs are held in front of the Casa de la Cultura on the back street Guerrero at the cross street Abasolo, weather permitting.
In April, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Lobster and Octopus in April. Lobsters kept in captivity continue to be available, along with frozen tails. LINK
At the Maritime Terminals, security measures will be implemented with metal detectors and a button for passengers to push, with a red light indicating their possessions will be inspected.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Monday, April 1 at 9a Civic Ceremony on the Town Square
Wednesday, April 3 at 9a-2p free rabies vaccinations at the park in colonia Electristas. Pets must be at least 3 months old and not pregnant or lactating.
Friday, April 5 at 10a, Art Exposition at the Casa de la Cultura by artist Scarlett Mora representing the Mayan culture and the culture of the Zone of Quintana Roo "Tzolkin Ante Mis Ojos" (Tzolkin before my eyes...Tzolkin is the Mayan Calendar of 260 days). Guerrero at Abasolo.
Saturday, April 6 The Red Cross will kick off its annual donation drive, when entrepreneurs and municipal and Naval authorities traditionally contribute, as well as local business owners. Students will be collecting donations and receptacles will be available at businesses. In 2018, the ambulance went out an average of 4.5 times daily. The number of average daily ambulance runs has doubled, compared to 2016. About 200,000 pesos will be needed for the upcoming year.
Sunday, April 7 at 7a there will be a free running competition at the Mundaca Hacienda for kids and an award ceremony at 10a at the El Pescador beach club-water park. With categories for boys and girls, kids who are ages 4-5 will run 200m, 6-7 run 400m, 8-9 run 800m, and 10-12 run 1600 meters.
Saturday, April 13 Easter Vacation period begins until the students return to school on Monday, April 28, when the number of visitors arriving to the island daily is one of the highest year-round, with last year's record being about 27,000.
Sunday, April 14 Palm Sunday There is a reenactment Link to the FB page of the downtown Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, April 18 There is a reenactment on the Town Square of the Last Supper and the washing of feet.
Friday, April 19 More than three dozen actors will participate in the 27th annual Via Crusis reenactment of the Stations of the Cross, which begins at the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria at 10:30a and goes to the Guadalupe Chapel in Salina Chica. It continues to the Immaculate Conception church on the Town Square, where the representations of the crucifixion will be staged at 3p. At 3:30 is the reflection on the seven words.
At 7pm, at both downtown and at Sacred Heart in La Gloria will be a celebration of the Word, adoration of the Sacred Cross, and a silent procession with rosary thinking of Mary.
Saturday, April 20 At 7:30 downtown will the Eucharist and vigil, with a representation of the resurrection at 9p. At the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria, the Eucharist and vigil start at 9:30p.
Sunday, April 21 Annual Earth Day Cleanup of the seabed and coast. Divers and snorkelers will be cleaning the seabed near the docks, and others will be picking up trash along the Caribbean coast, meeting by the Isla Mujeres photo op sign behind the Casa de la Cultura (intersection of Abasolo and Guerrero) at 8:30am on Sunday. This will be the fifth annual clean up for Earth Day. At 11am, the event moves to an area near Playa Centro on Rueda Medina to inventory the trash, and that information will be shared with international organizations. Volunteers needed. .LINK
Sunday, April 21 Easter Masses at usual times.
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23 You're invited to participate in a Zumba Master Class at the tennis courts in Salina Chica to benefit three kids with cancer. Registration at 6:30, donation 25p, class starts at 7p
Sunday, April 28 Last day of Easter holidays (Students return to school Monday)
Tuesday, April 30 Children's Day
Event in Spanish:
Wednesday, May 1 Labor Day. Banks, government offices, and similar businesses will be closed. Tourism businesses will be open, as will Chedraui.
Whale shark tour season is from mid-May to mid-September. Turtle nesting season is from May-October.
The Cosme Magana fishing tournament will be May 18 & 19, with over a million pesos in prizes. The women's tournament "La Dorada Del Caribe 2019" will be held June 28 & 29.
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