Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook
Friday, Isla Mujeres reported two more cases of C -19 for a total of
274 with 25 deaths and 226 recovered. The state geoportal still has the
data for February 11th, which continues to report 6 active cases in Isla
Mujeres as: Meteorologcio-3, Salina Grande-1, Amp la Gloria-1, and
Saturday, Cold Front #35 is expected to interact with a low pressure system over the Yucatan Peninsula, causing rain while the cold front dissipates.
Aguakan explains that they treat wastewater and it is cleaned before they return it to the 'saline mantle' at 100 meters deep. They say it is false news and lies that they 'inject contaminated water into the saline mantle'. They clean wastewater at 14 treatment plants in Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen. Their page is here:
This year the annual "Collective Wedding" provided by the City for free were conducted as individual weddings with sanitary measures, and one couple represented them all symbolically, who registered on the island and are 62 and 36 years old. A total of eight couples were married on the island with they oldest being 62 and 36 and the youngest being 18 and 25. In the Continental Zone, there were 13 registered with the oldest being 52 and 42, who will be married on Monday, Feb. 15.
The Navy announced that they have decided to cancel the shooting practice that was planned for Feb. 16-29 in the vicinity of Isla Contoy, north of isla Mujeres, which had been announced at the end of January. It was cancelled in response to concerns about the effects on the activities of the fishing community and concerns from various environmental organizations because this areas represents an important resource for the migration, reproduction, feeding and nesting of marine fauna.
TV Isla Mujeres reports that a small amount of infrastructure is being added to the overlook (at Punta Sur by Garrafon Park) which will include public bathrooms and a small restaurant in a palapa on the lower part of the slope to avoid obstructing the view. There will be a platform of just under 350 square meters, made from regional materials with a wooden deck as flooring, and a large photo-op sign saying "Isla Mujeres".
Tertulia reports that concern is being expressed about work being done
on the land in front of the panoramic overlook by Garrafon Park, which
is one of the most photographed views on the island, enjoyed by
residents and visitors alike. The mobile vendors at the site and cabbies
who bring tourists there say it appears that a large palapa will be
built which could obstruct the view, and visitors would no longer be
able to have this experience and share their photographs when they
return to their home countries, which serves to promote this Pueblo
Magico. They want to know if permits have been obtained, and said they
tried to question the person clearing the land, but he left. Tertulia
notes that approximately two years ago a construction attempt was
interrupted at this viewpoint after objections from residents. VIDEO
Screenshots from La Tertulia's video:
Foreign tourists encountered a boat along the eastern coast of Isla Mujeres with the markings "BB5188" containing about a dozen fuel containers and a motor that appears to be an old car engine. It is presumed to belong to undocumented Cuban "balseros", whose whereabouts are unknown. Photos by Val Jukosky.
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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 Feb 27 Saturday at 7:27p
Feb 28 Sunday at 8:28p
March 1 Monday at 9:29p
March 2 Tuesday at 10:31p
March 3 Wednesday at 11;33p
Sunset 6:37-6:51(beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Mon. Feb. 1 Day off for Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day)
Tue. Feb 2 Dia de Candelaria
Carnaval has been cancelled which would have been Feb 12-16.
Sun. Feb 14 Dia de Amor y Amistad (Valentine's Day)
Wed. Feb 24 Dia de la Bandera (Flag Day)
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