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nifty digital brochure features photos of many of the flora & fauna
that live off our coasts, and some of the birds, with their names in
English & Spanish (& Latin). Did you know there's a
10-square-mile National Park/Natural Protected area off the isle's west
coast & two others to our south, for a total of over 33 square
miles? The graphics show what activities are allowed or prohibited in
the various areas & where the popular diving & snorkeling sites
are located, with their names.LINK
Tuesday, Jan 5-- , Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 242 cases of C-19 with 21 deaths and 199 recovered. For Jan. 5, the state geoportal reports 8 active cases by colonia as: Meteorolotico-5, Salina Grande-1, Caridad del Cobre-1, and La Gloria-1. On the national map for 1/5, Isla Mujeres reports 171 suspicious and 142 negatives. Our state has improved to Yellow category on the national epidemiological light.
The Mayor posted (on his FB page, LINK ) to clarify misinformation regarding the C-19 vaccine, noting that in accordance with the National Vaccination Plan, the municipal government is cooperating with the Secretary of the Navy to carry out a census of the island population, in cooperation with the operations of the corresponding health authorities.
Jan 4--Day of the Journalist in Mexico, recognizing the important work of these people (Posted & captioned by the Mayor.
Tomorrow, Jan 7, there will be a six-peso increase in cost of a round-trip ferry ticket for island residents, who receive preferential rates via the "Ultraplan". Resident tickets will increase from 84 pesos to 90 for round trip and from 42 to 45 pesos for one-way passage. Advisories were posted at the terminals last week and the appropriate municipal and state authorities were notified, according to a company representative, who added that this rate hasn't been increased since 2015.
From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)
The City has implemented its annual program for recycling Christmas trees, which can be dropped off Monday thru Friday 10a-3p until mid-February at the Reception & Collection center located at the Mundaca Hacienda.
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
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 Jan 28 Thursday 6:40p
Jan 29 Friday at 7:41p
Jan 30 Saturday at 8:41p
Jan 31 Sunday at 9:40p
Feb 1 Monday at 10:39p
Sunset 6:21-6:37 (beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Jan. 6 Dia de los Tres Reyes/Three Kings Day
The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat normally visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, but it's very possibly suspended this year.
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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