Thursday, July 8, 2021

Isla Mujeres News & Events Thursday, July 8

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Our Northern Zone remains in Orange status on the state epidemiological light, as does the rest of the state, thru July 18th. The governor expressed concern about the increased cases in Isla Mujeres and in Benito Juarez, which is Q Roo's most populous municipality and includes Cancun & Puerto Juarez.


 MONDAY...More than 250 senior citizens of Isla Mujeres received payments from the federal program "Pension for the Benefit of Seniors" (“Pensión para el Bienestar de los Adultos Mayores”), of whom 197 reside on the island and 57 are residents of the Continental Zone.

The 2550 peso payments are provided every two months to citizens 68 and older throughout Mexico, (and to those 65 and older living in municipalities whose residents are indigenous people). This is about 42 pesos per day ($2.25usd).
The municipal government notes that they work in coordination with the federal agency to ensure the payments are distributed in a timely and appropriate manner. Registration is available for 68 year-olds, and dates will be established for those of other ages in upcoming days, according to a municipal official.



 MONDAY....This weekend a women's CrossFit competition, the "Ixchel Battle", was held on Playa Centro with more than 100 participants. The municipal government notes that events such as this promote Isla Mujeres as a sports tourism destination.

Other events of national and international importance hosted on Isla Mujeres include the “Ultramaraton Non Stop 24 Horas” and the “Rally Maya México 2021”. In the New Normality, these types of events contribute to the economic revival of Isla Mujeres as one of the best destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, and they bring worldwide attention to this Pueblo Magico.

 Residents 18 years of age and older can now register for their C-19 vaccine at the mivacuna website.

SUNDAY.... The municipal government reports that the beaches of Isla Mujeres remain clean and free of sargasso, although it is affecting some other destinations of the Mexican Caribbean. Because the island's beaches are important tourist attractions. special attention is paid to caring for the sand, maintaining high quality standards for North Beach and Playa Centro, who have earned the Blue Flag designation. The ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone) crew remove waste from the beaches early in the morning, seven days a week. The beaches of Isla Mujeres have received international recognition, with North Beach ranked as number 17 among the top 25 beaches in the world.


SATURDAY... During an operation by INM (Instituto Nacional de Migración) yesterday, two foreigners were detained, then transported to the mainland in a Naval vessel. The woman from Argentina and the man from Uruguay were selling jewelry at a table on Hidalgo Avenue, near Pizza Rock, and were picked up as part of an operation to detect illegal immigrants. They were allegedly unable to provide the required immigration documents, and were allegedly residing illegally in Mexico. Municipal police assisted the INM agents in this operation. The foreigners were removed from the island around 7:30 pm and taken to the INM facility in Cancun for processing.


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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, 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.



Public events have been suspended due to C-19, mostly. Some holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

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

LINK to US National Hurricane Center 


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