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Photos from yesterday's football event at the Salina Chica soccer field with Connor Williams, who plays for the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Williams took photos & signed autographs, and was welcomed by the Mayor. There were 150 athletes from various cities participating in the (flag football) tournament with 10 male teams and 8 female teams. The Mayor said that sports activities are good for promoting tourism and beneficial for the economy and families of the island. The article also notes that two new sports schools have opened on the island, one for boxing and one for table tennis.
On Wednesday, July 24th, "Blue Flags" will be raised over three beaches of Isla Mujeres that have been certified for 2019-2020. (Playa Centro has been recertified, and North Beach and Playa Albatross received the designation for the first time). The head of ZOFEMAT, the Federal Zone agency, said there is a crew of 15 workers cleaning the beaches daily from 5a to 10a, removing trash, raking and sifting sand, and getting rid of sargasso, which she explained has only arrived very few times and low quantities.
Isla Mujeres offers recreation for the whole family with clear blue-turquoise seas, beaches that are free of sargaso, and an infinity of aquatic activities. Come and be seduced by the natural riches of this Pueblo Magico.
Respect for animals is respect for everyone LINK
VIDEO of Connor Williams football event.
The season for observing and swimming with the whale sharks in Quintana Roo begins in May and ends in September. To the north of our state, we are privileged to have the only reserve at an world level focused on conservation of this majestic species. Whale sharks aren't dangerous for humans, in fact, they are affectionate and at times, playful. They can measure up to 18 meters (59 feet) in length. The dots and lines on their body are unique to each individual. For a respectful swim, let's be aware of the importance of the protection and conservation of this species, jewel of biodiversity that fills residents of this state with pride. VIDEO
VIDEO from the Connor Williams football event yesterday
From Por Esto :
Playa Norte is #9 in top 25 beaches worldwide: TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice 2019
Link Here's a similar article in English LINK
Isla Mujeres news briefs
The second is about the "Isla Verde" activities on Friday afternoon which included painting of the Senior Citizens dome in colonia La Gloria, and curbs in the vicinity by staff of various municipal agencies. A municipal official explained that this is part of an ongoing weekly program with public servants going into the streets to sweep, collect trash, paint curbs and crosswalks, to keep this Pueblo Magico clean and green.
Combating mosquito-borne diseases
With the rainy season approaching, the team acts to avoid proliferation of these vectors, with an ongoing campaign and constant monitoring in the field. The cemeteries are included, because people have the habit of filling the pots with water, and now it is recommended to use artificial flowers to avoid this.
Frequent monitoring is carried out at the Mundaca Hacienda, where everyone who enters is likely to suffer from attacks by mosquitoes, which is inconvenient for those seeking information about this historical site.
Health care agreement between DIF & Anahuac University
Xhanat Tze González Mora, director of CRIM (Center for Comprehensive Municipal Rehabilitation), said that the DIF (social service agency) will be the headquarters to receive interns, students and practitioners obtaining undergraduate degrees in health-related areas; such as psychology, nutrition, general medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, who will be sent to various health institutions such as the CRIM, according to the needs of the facilities.
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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
July 16 7:35
July 17 8:22
July 18 9:04
July 19 9:43
July 20 10:20
July 21 10:54
Painting by Pamela Haase
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On Saturdays at 8a-10a, 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
In July, fishermen in this region are banned from catching Octopus, Shrimp, & Conch LINK
The baseball games at the El Pescador stadium in front of Chedraui are usually held on Sundays, starting around 1p, when there's a 'home' game.
The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" haven't been announced yet.
Turtle nesting season continues throughout July. The turtles nest along the eastern beaches in the wee hours of the night and Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres; Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills. The sex of the turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand, which is common in reptiles.
Whale shark tour season continues throughout July, ending in mid-September. The eight-month lobster catching season begins July 1st, and this year's prices are: whole live- 400 to 450 pesos per kilo; whole dead-350 to 400; and tails- 580 to 600 pesos (~$16us/lb-tails).
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 12-August 23, peaking in late July
Saturday, July 6 Barracuda Fishing Tournament with a scooter for first prize, TV's for second and third, and cash for fourth and fifth places. It's sponsored by the political party PRI and will have a DJ & other activities starting at 11am.
Saturday, July 6th at 4p, Connor Williams, offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys, will sign autographs & do photo-ops with fans at the soccer field in Salina Chica. Then the "Isla Mujeres Bowl 2019" will be held in two categories of players up to age 13; and those of 15 years and up in separate male & female teams. Free. This will be "touch football", played according International Flag Football rules.
Fri-Mon, July 19-22- Whale Shark Festival
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