Cozumel News July 14, 2017

Sporting Events to Stay in Cozumel

One of the most frightening predictions that came with the new Municipal Government’s inherited debt was that we would not be holding some sporting events that bring the local economy a much needed boost. It was announced earlier this week that after negotiations an agreement has been reached to continue to hold three major sporting events in Cozumel.

A contract has been signed to hold Cozumel Ironman 70.3, Cozumel World Triathlon (ITU), and Cozumel Ironman for 4 more years. The promoters of these events (Asdesporte) had threatened to pull out due to non-payment of fees by the Municipality for the past two and one half years. The fees in arrears total some forty-six million pesos for the past six events. The negotiations reached an acceptable payment plan for the past debt as well as a 30% reduction in the future fees charged to the Municipality.

Cozumel Ironman 70.3 2017 will be held on September 24th, Cozumel Triathlon (ITU) will be held September 30th – October 3rd, and Cozumel Ironman 2017 will be held on November 26th.

Related, also mark your calendars, Gran Fondo New York Cozumel 2017 will be held on November 12th.

Buccanos Beach Club Beach Club Open Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reservations: 01 987 872 0100 Email


Aurita’s Corner

Readers I am so very sorry for the delay in publications. My family has been assaulted with one illness and crisis after another that has prevented me from posting the news as usual. Rather than to wait as I have been doing until things calm down, I am just going to post a little at a time. Today’s news was started the first of this month! I attended a town hall meeting full of good information. I will work on those notes next. Please bear with me until things get back to normal, probably in September as the family summer road trip is just around the corner!  This is a great time for anyone that wants to contribute an article or two to jump in!

As usual, I will keep thing going on our Facebook Page and Facebook Groups:


Bandida Fishing Charters
Phone México (052) 987-872-4573

Cozumel Ladies Breakfast

Time for a change of location and since it is summer and low season for the cruise ships…. we are going to repeat our favorite summer place like last year the Sky Reef Beach Club every Wedsnesday morning at nine fifteen – nine thirty  thirty until further notice.

We will drop our snorkeling gear on some tables & lounge chairs and then enjoy breakfast (yes they serve breakfast) up in the restaurant area.  Then after a bit of relaxing and before the Carnival boat people show up, we will head to the water to snorkel and/or swim.  Bring your gear and your float toys!!!

Now I know this is south of town and not walkable but Debbie Haehn has graciously agreed to drive anyone who needs a ride.  Pick-up time is 9 am sharp on Calle Xel-Ha right at the crosswalk going into Chedraui where the Colectivo vans stop.  She drives a red/burgundy van.

Albatros Charters Come Cruise with Us! Fishing Snorkeling & Cruising Cozumel U.S. (630) 938-7603 (Vonage) Cozumel: (987) 872-7904 Email:

The Cozumel Sun Garage Sale

We have had really low attendance at the last few sales, the heat is affecting everyone I think. We will try again with better advertising in a few weeks. The Sun Garage Sale, formerly known as “The On-Going Garage Sale” was started as a means to collect gently used clothing and goods to be donated to the poor and/or sold at low cost to raise funds for our many projects in Las Fincas and our immediateneighborhood.

Please consider dropping off the items you no longer use or need at our home/store #1081 35 Avenida between Calles 17 & 15 Bis. You can also call at 987-118-4453 or 987-120-5902 to arrange a pick up at your home. All Clothing, Housewares, Furniture, Appliances, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Your donations or proceeds from your donations are guaranteed to go towards a family in need or to a good cause.  Thank you wonderful couple that dropped off the five bags! We purchased $2,000 in food and supplies!

Blue Angel Resort & Dive Shop Cielo Cruises On Wednesdays! Call 872-1631 (Snorkel) – Dive Packages – Hotel – Hotel & Dive Packages Scuba School 5 Star IDC Center +52 9878720819







Turquoise Terrace & Beach Club Every Sunday 6 p.m.

Coming Up Next!

turtle rescue
Cozumel Annual Turtle Breeding Season May 15th – October 28th


whale Shark
Annual Whale Shark Migration Season June 1st – September 15th


Oceanman Cozumel August 6th
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FESTIVAL OF SAN MIGUEL ARCANGEL September 21st – 29th, 2017
Cozumel  ITU 2017 September 30 – October 3
Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) Cozumel 2017 November 12th


Papeleria Mama Lilly

School and Office supplies, copies, printing, laminating,
scanning, and binding. Gifts and Novelty Items. Computer Access,
Calls to Mexico, U.S, and Canada. We provide Facturas, and
deliver to your home, business, or office.


We Speak English!
Telephone:   987-120-5903
06:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
08:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday
08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m. Sunday
35 Avenida Sur Entre Calles 17 y 15 Bis
Colonia Independencia (Near the Independencia Sports Center)

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Calle 7 Sur #57 Entre Melgar & 5 a
Serving Cozumel for 35 years!
Great Traditional Food at Great Prices


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20 years of experience in Cozumel, reasonable rates!
See Our Excellent Reviews in Trip Advisors!
From Mexico: 987-800-8676
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About Aura Holguin-Resch 286 Articles
Welcome to the Cozumel Sun! Our goal at the Cozumel Sun website, Facebook Group, and Facebook page is to provide the latest news and information to the many English Speaking residents and visitors to Cozumel. Our secondary but equally important goal is to raise funds to help those in need in our beautiful island paradise. We meet these goals with the support of our sponsors and donations of cash and goods received from our readers. We utilize this media along with a community store that offers office and school supplies, internet and telephone access, Copying, Printing, Lamination, Book Binding, Gifts/Novelty items, as well as gently used clothing and housewares. I am a one-woman operation; we do not have paid staff. All help and suggestions are accepted graciously. Readers are welcome to provide articles, pictures, and reviews to both our website and Facebook pages.

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