Sunday, November 8, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, November 8


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 Screenshot of Saturday morning's webcam:

Saturday morning from MVC B&B--

Saturday's daily report is confusing because our municipality is now reporting 220 cases, although this number was 222 yesterday. On October 26th, the number of positives increased from 220 to 221, and on November 3rd it increased to 222, where it has been since then. The other numbers align with yesterday's report with 20 deaths and 187 recovered.
The state geoportal continues to report just 1 active case by colonia, in Salina Chica.
On the national map for 11/6, the municipality reports 149 suspicious and 109 negatives (and 222 positives with 20 deaths)

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)


The use of face masks and antibacterial gel, as well as healthy distancing, are mandatory measures on island beaches

Given the Covid-19 pandemic that remains active in several countries, the City government, headed by Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, continues to strengthen health protocols and healthy distancing on the beaches of Isla Mujeres.

The goal of the municipal government is to reactivate in an orderly and responsible way, always prioritizing the health of the population, which is why through ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency),  preventive measures are maintained at its various beaches to help prevent the spread of the virus.

In that sense, ZOFEMAT Director Kerem Pinto Aguilar emphasized that there is a strict protocol to enter the beaches, therefore, in conjunction with other units such as the National Guard, the Municipal Police, the municipal Department of Civil Protection and Firefighters and the municipal Fiscalizacion (Control) Department, they conduct ongoing tours to monitor that preventive measures are being done correctly.

The Director pointed out that the purpose is to reactivate responsibly in compliance with established standards to care for everyone's health. ′′The beaches are essential to the recovery of the municipality, we can enjoy them with all the health measures to avoid a setback of the state epidemiological light, since that would involve closing the beaches again."

Pinto Aguilar stressed that the population plays a very important role in maintaining a balance and they must continue to carry out protocols such as the correct use of face masks (cover up nose and mouth), maintaining healthy distance and frequent hand washing or use of antibacterial gel.

′′Isla Mujeres is back on its feet, waiting for visitors with beaches in optimal conditions and certificates with protocols to prevent infections of Covid-19," concluded the official.


 The City government recognized the first and second place winners in the "Calaveritas" Literary contest, who were Mauricio Solis Martinez and Jesus Enrique Dzul Chulin. One essay was about the deceased discoverer of the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks, who was known ans "Valvula", titled, Swimming into the Unknown. Another featured historical characters from Isla Mujeres such as the pirate Fermin Mundaca. The Director of the municipal Youth Department Rubí Lora Sosa said, ′′It is very important to conserve and strengthen our traditions and that young people become involved in our Mexican culture, so that it prevails and they don't adopt socio-cultural models from other countries."

 We invite you to visit our beaches with the distinctive Blue Flag designation.

 Saturday--Approximately one and a half tons of vegetation were collected by the municipal government. A crew of 9 people began at 5am, to perform maintenance work at public spaces in various colonias, as a clean-up following the recent storms. They were weeding, pruning, and removing organic trash, which amounted to about a ton and a half, at the following locations-- colonias “La Gloria”, “El Cañotal”, “Meteorológica”, “Salina Chica”, avenues “Paseo de los Peces” and “Paseo de las Aves”, “El Malecón”, “Salina Grande” and the “Domo Bicentenario”. They plan to continue this work in other areas of the municipality to meet the needs of the population and maintain the good image that characterizes this vacation destination. 

   The City reaffirms its commitment to keeping the streets, avenues, parks and gardens of the island in optimal condition, but it is essential that the general population collaborate with the conservation of these areas, and avoid littering there or on public roads. The green areas of the municipality are continually given attention and maintenance, and it is important to preserve and respect our natural attractions so that in addition to beautifying the urban areas, a better future will be achieved.

 On Monday thru Friday, 10a-2p, twenty people daily can receive the influenza vaccine at the CRIM facility, who are in the vulnerable category which includes adults over 60 & children under 5, persons with disabilities and those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung problems including asthma & COPD, obesity, or immuno-suppression. It is important to follow health protocols including face masks, healthy distancing and hygiene measures.

There were 209 beneficiaries on the island of the federal "Older Adult Benefit Pension" who received their payments delivered directly to their homes, with hygiene measures and healthy distancing, so the senior citizens wouldn't risk exposing themselves to the coronoavirus. 

Put trash out during established collection hours

Help us take care of our environment--collect your cigarette butts and throw them away in the nearest container. 


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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 


Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 

Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.







 Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

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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