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Dreams come true
Organizing big festival for quinceañeras
Les cumplirán su sueño
Jueves, 19 de Diciembre de 2013 21:33
Organizan masivo festejo para quinceañeras
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de diciembre.-Leer más...
Mayor inaugurates Las Iguanas park & hosts Posada party
Agapito, a paso firme
Jueves, 19 de Diciembre de 2013 21:27
Inaugura parque de “Las Iguanas” y encabeza posada
ISLA MUJERES, 19 de diciembre.-Leer más...
Thursday The Mayor's agenda for the afternoon/evening included opening of the park facilities "Las Iguanas", a "Diálogo Ciudadano” (Dialogue with Citizens) meeting, and a Christmas posada party in Salina Chica. The Mayor was accompanied by his wife at the ribbon cutting at the new park, and a festival followed featuring Christmas songs and dances, and a children's show, which delighted everyone, especially the children.
Next the Mayor attended a Posada festival in colonia Salina Chica, where dozens of families enjoyed various artistic performances, and responded enthusiastically.
Then the Mayor listened to concerns of citizens at the sports court known as "La Jaula", from residents of Salina Grande, where he announced plans to overhaul the facility, and build a new sports dome, which was applauded.
Noticias de Quequi......
Tourism industry in Isla Mujeres expecting improvement
Electric Commission has not responded to this complaint
Proposal to bring cruise ships near Isla Mujeres
Nuevo intento por traer crucero a Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver mas
The idea of bringing cruise ships to Isla Mujeres was considered over the past six years by the previous PAN administration, but the idea of building a dock is not viable because the water is shallow in our port.
This system of anchoring offshore and having small "tenders" to transport passengers ashore was used in Cancun over ten years ago. In December 1997, there was an accident involving the cruise ship "Leeward" which ran aground on a coral reef while trying to navigate a shallow channel. This practice of of these cruise ships, which are also called floating hotels ("hoteles flotantes"), arriving offshore was suspended, and the "Leeward" were assigned an economic penalty for the environmental damage.
Another year without housing programs
Otro año sin programas de vivienda [+] Ver mas
The Council has approved the use of over 226 million pesos which have been allocated by the XIV Legislature, with an additional 10 million pesos, although that additional amount has not been confirmed by local officials.
Tribute paying homage to Ramon Bravo
Beneplácito por homenaje a Ramón Bravo [+] Ver mas
Well known among international professionals, Bravo received international acclaim as an Olympic athlete, as a journalist, as an underwater photographer, and as a conservationist. Bravo was involved with the sinking of the statue of Christ in the Palancar National Park in Cozumel, and the placement of the cross in the Parque Marino Nacional, Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres (west coast underwater park.). Bravo died in Isla Mujeres on February 21, 1998, and Válvula has battled physical ailments in recent years. The underwater photography contest that honors Ramon Bravo did not take place for the second consecutive year, due to a lack of budget, but it is believed, officially, that it will return next year.
|Promotion of tourism services: Without control|
|Promoción de servicios turísticos, sin control.. [+] Ver mas|
There is a complaint from anonymous Isla Mujeres boat tour operators against others who offer boat tour services at Punta Sam, regarding a palapa used by outsiders for selling tours, which is located a few meters from the municipal governmental office for Isla Mujeres. They say this impairs their economy and that they have complained to local, state, and federal authorities without result. There are also increasing numbers of mobile vendors in Punta Sam, and disputes remain over territory.
There are accusations that these outside people are selling tours below the set price, and that they have entered this area that was peaceful and tranquil. The Isla Mujeres nautical tour operators are seeking assistance from the Mayor to protect their livelihoods and intervene in favor of their union/gremio.
Punta Sam is at the point of becoming a major location for the influx of tourists, and attracts many visitors, especially during the whale shark season (May-September). The Port Authority has been modernizing and improving the terminal.
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December Calendar of events
Festivities for the Patron Saint, The Virgin of Immaculate Conception are Nov. 28-Dec 8
The religious image was moved to Isla Mujeres from the Boca Iglesia Church, where she has been honored annually for 102 years. HERE is an article about the Festival
Dec 4 Wednesday 6p Confirmation Mass at Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 5 Thursday 4-7 Artist Fair Town Square (First Thursday of Each Month)
Dec 6 Friday Security Operation Guadalupe-Reyes begins
Dec 7 Saturday 7p Procession of the Virgin through the colonias
~10p Singing Las Manitas, Mass Catholic Church on Town Square
Dec 8 Sunday 3p Procession from Church on Square to Bay, for procession on Bay with three large boats provided for parishioners. Followed by Grand Kermes, and returning of icon to her niche. Celebration of 50th anniversary of priesthood for Father Martinez.
Dec 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico. Festival at Chapel in Salina Chica.
Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.
Dec 14 Saturday 5:30-8:30 Casa Sirena Benefit for Brazos Abiertos
Dec 16 -24 The Posadas
The Posadas are nine days before Christmas eve, when there are reenactments in neighborhoods (and a play on the town square) of Mary & Joseph being turned away, until they are accepted at one house, and there is a neighborhood party there.
During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico
Dec 14 Saturday Caribbean Cultural Festival 8pm Town Square (Cuban band)
Dec 18 Wednesday 4-6 Brisas Grill Benefit for Keys4Life
Dec 21 Saturday
6p Golf Cart Parade starting just south of MaraVilla Caribe, near Hotelito Ixchel, where the road gets very wide at the end of Aeropuerto before entering the first village of Salina Chica, just south of Colegio Bachilleres.Assemble at 5:30 and depart at 6. Decorated vehicles, Cartoon Characters & Santa's helpers tossing treats & visiting parks & kids around the isle. To benefit one of the Carnaval Dancing Troupes. More info Friday in Notes From Paradise
8p Municipal Christmas Parade
4p-8p CHRISTMAS ART SHOW at ComoNo at el Patio, Gifts for sale
Dec 24 Noche Buena Zapatos por los ninos party
Dec 25 Christmas
Dec 31 New Years Eve celebration on Town Square (Usually fireworks & dancing to live music until dawn. Reserved tables are sold by Tourism Department.)
Zumba Christmas Party
El Patio Caribbean Grill~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Donate some shoes? You can drop them off at Barlitos! If you aren't coming before this event, your donations of shoes or money are always welcome and needed!
ZAPATOS PARA LOS NINOS Shoes for the Children Annual Christmas Party and Shoe Drive
December is here, and we are collecting shoes and donations for our annual Christmas Party and shoe delivery. Last year every child that came for shoes walked away with a new pair for Christmas!
This is the one time of year we only collect new shoes in order to make each child feel extra special.
Not only do we distribute shoes, but we join with the local community to provide a meal and a small gift. It is a special event, as for some of the children, it will be their only Christmas gift. They are already looking forward to it on December 24th.
If you would like to donate shoes, please contact Greg Snider at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to contribute monies so we can purchase shoes, food, or small toys, please also contact Greg at the email address above or go to our website for Pay Pal http://www.islazapatos.blogspot.mx/ We will happily send you photos of the children who receive your gifts. Greg and Natalie
Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross: Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)
Books for Grade School Reading Program, Items for Isla Animals, Diabetes Supplies, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos: On Hidalgo, the pedestrian street, at Abasolo
Toys for PEACE: Galerita across from Olivia's Restaurant
Iguana's: Thursday is Blues, with beer & pizza specials. Friday evenings have featured Cuban-Vera Cruz music. On Saturdays & Sundays they have Reggae- Caribbean-Tropical music. Starting around 6. Saturday they are grilling & Sunday's special is paella. Usual menu also.
Miguel's playing schedule
Fayne's BarandGrill Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night.Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm
John Cain's schedule
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 530 to 730 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pmBanda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Fenix Sat ~3p Reggae/Cuban
Sun ~2p Salsa
Fenix Lounge Domingo
Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! :: Sunday Live Salsa
with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la
Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No
You may find live
music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or Comono, and
at Poc Na Hostel.
ComoNo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico RYAN RYCKMAN......back at ComoNo......every night 8:30
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Link to video of Christmas activities in Isla Mujeres last year, made by City.
Video below of last year's NYE countdown & fireworks, shot & edited by Mundaca Realy
This section is shorter than usual because I have been working on the Isla Mujeres Magazine for Charity. .