Friday, October 11, 2019

Isla Mujeres News & Events Friday, October 11

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Fogging against mosquitoes around the island, including the schools, parks, churches, sports fields, in “Sac Bajo”, at “Garrafón”, and in the two municipal cemeteries.

Celebration of the XVII Fishermen's Day (see Por Esto section below)

City will promote Isla Mujeres at the First Pueblos Magico Tianguis Travel Fair LINK 
 The First Pueblos Magicos Tianguis will be held Oct. 24-27 in Pachuca, Hidalgo. There are 121 Pueblos Magicas, who are being given the opportunity to promote themselves at this event. Isla Mujeres will provide food samples to promote its cuisine, and hotel offerings. The state Folkloric Ballet will perform at the event. Isla Mujeres will also participate in the Cancun Travel Mart on Oct. 14-16.

Day of Islander Fishermen
Mayor Juan Carrillo recognized Quintana Roo's contribution to the National Economy on its 45th anniversary , Oct. 8th

Job Fair  Thursday, Oct. 10 2p-5p

Free testing for breast and cervical cancer at the Community Hospital  (Patients over 40 and those with risk factors are referred to a facility in Cancun for free mammograms. Breast exams are offered at the Community Hospital, and pap tests are provided every Thursday.

Photos of Aguakan repairing the sidewalk & curb near the middle school, where they had done an installation.

Oratory competition for youths

From  Por Esto :


Fishermen's Day celebrated  

Celeobran el Día del Pescador

During the celebration of Fishermen's Day, City authorities promised the fishermen they will maintain the Hyperbaric Chamber, which is used for treatment of decompression sickness. There has been a high incidence of this illness during this lobster catching season which began on July 1st. The official noted that eight out of 10 food from the sea in the dishes of local and foreign people are provided by the island fishermen. Another official spoke about how difficult their work is, and how complicated it is for families who have lost some of their loved ones at sea or by accidents.
  This day is celebrated every October 9th, since 1998, although this year it was deferred by one day due to special circumstances.  It was held by the fishermen's monument and a plaque was unveiled hooring the families who have lost their relatives, and floral offerings were placed at the monument and in the sea.

New director at the middle school "Benito Juarez" 

Nueva directora para la secundaria “Benito Juárez”

The former director of the Benito Juarez middle school retired and Mildred Aguilar Cruz, deputy director of the school, is the new director. She replaces Professor Carlos Canto Salazar, who in 14 months conducted an intense campaign of modernization of the school, who was thanked for his effort. She pledged to continue this work. The article lists the improvements, which were translated in the article about his retirement in the previous edition.

Isla Mujeres news briefs   


The first brief is about the pregnancy prevention program presented at the middle school on Wednesday,the second is about the Pink Run for breast cancer awareness that will be held by the DIF and CRIM on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 departing near Playa Centro. Registration requires a 300 pesos donation, and the distances will be 1k and 5k. Registration is at the DIF or CRIM facilities during office hours. The third brief is about the vector department fogging against mosquitoes around the island, including the schools, parks, churches, sports fields, in “Sac Bajo”, at “Garrafón”, and in the two municipal cemeteries.

Ultramar arrived with passengers who had to stand or sit on the floor  (photo)

Ultramar lleva pasajeros de pie


Isla Mujeres will participate in the Pueblos Magicos Tianguis Travel Fair

IM presente en Tianguis de Pueblos Mágicos

  This info has already been translated. The event will take place Oct 24-17 in Pachuca Hidalgo, and will be an excellent opportunity for tourism promotion for this destination. There are 121 Pueblos Magicos in Mexico who are expected to participate. Isla Mujeres will offer samples of its cuisine and handicrafts, and will also attend the Travel Mart event in Cancun on Oct. 14-16.

New season begins for Cockteleros  

Preparados los Cockteleros

  The Isla Mujeres Cockteleros are part of the "Puerto Morelos" baseball league which will have 12 team participating this season, which beings on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Cockteleros are currently the league champions, and will play the Barracudas (it doesn't say where they are from) on Sunday at 1p at the Pescador field (in front of Chedraui).

Isla Mujeres news briefs  

Breves de Isla Mujeres

  The first brief is about free breast exams on the island and referrals for women over 40 and those with risk factors to UNEME-DEDICAM for free mammograms, as well as free pap smear testing being available for women at the Community Hospital on Thursdays 8a-1p. The second is about remembering important politicians of Isla Mujeres within the framework of the 45th anniversary of the state of Quintana Roo.


Good amount of visitors at the beach 

Buena afluencia de bañistas a las playas

 Despite poor weather, many people visited the beaches of Isla Mujeres on Tuesday, but some tourism provides continued to complain about poor sales, even at the beach establishments, since it is low season.

Low hotel occupancy  

Baja ocupación hotelera

 Some hoteliers said the arrival of Brazilian and Israeli tourists has caused hotel occupancy to remain slightly above 30 percent. It is noted that the Israeli tourists are often looking for the less expensive options, such as the hostels. This October's hotel occupancy is lower than last year when it exceeded 35 percent.


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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 

October 13   6:39
October 14   7:14
October 15   7:52
October 16  8:32
October 17   9:16
October 18  10:04
October 19  10:58
October 20  11:55
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:35-6:10p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:35-6:45a (start-end/mo)
October Events 
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

In October,  fishermen in this region are banned from catching Conch, and Shrimp until the 15th.  LINK 

The new date for the Women's Fishing Tournament "El Dorado del Caribe" still hasn't been announced.

By Diane Daniel
Officially, protection of nesting sea turtles continues on the east coasts of the island thru mid-October, but monitoring for nests continues until the end of the month. The eggs are collected and taken to the incubation pen at the Tortugranja. Releases of the hatchlings are done by personnel with the facility at sunrise or sunset when there is less heat and fewer predators. Three species nest on the island, with the most nests being from Green turtles, second are the Loggerhead, and third are the Hawksbill.They are expecting there will be a total of 1500 nests by the end of the month, which will be a new record.

Incubation pen

Nests & tracks at MVC B&B
Sunday, Oct. 6 on the Town Square at 8pm--Two folklorico dance troupes & a singer. Free.

Isla Mujeres celebrates the Month of Quintana Roo
Sunday 6th--Town Square 8p Noches Magicas with two folklorico dance troupes and a singer
Monday 7th--Town Square 9a Monthly Civic Ceremony
Friday 18th--Casa de Cultura Esplanade 7p Concert Electone Arte en Movimiento
Thurs 31st-Town Square 8p Presentation of Hanal Pixan altars & the Festival of the Living for the Dead

(The events on the 14th are at schools on the mainland and on the 21st at the City Council room is a contest of oral presentations in Spanish)

Oct 8-9 Draconid Meteors peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 9-10 Southern Taurids peak (with some interference from the moon)

Oct 21-22 Orionid Meteors peak

Oct. 31-Halloween is celebrated on Hidalgo street with foreigners & businesses passing out candy and small items after dusk.There's also a procession thru the colonias.

Nov. 1 Dia de los Muertos  There's usually a candlelit procession around nightfall from the cemetery down HIdalgo to the Casa de la Cultura where there is usually a Catrina contest and displays of altars from different regions of Mexico. The procession participants are dressed in black and white, or catrina-garb, or regional clothing.
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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