Saturday, December 20, 2014

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, December 20

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities soon...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Citizens report 10 Cuban 'balsero' refugees, but only four were detained

Pero sólo lograron asegurar a cuatro, ante denuncia ciudadana

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de diciembre.-

Navy monitoring beaches to guarantee safety of tourists on holiday 

Para garantizar seguridad de turistas en vacaciones

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de diciembre.-

Exchanging propane tanks: "For a safe Isla" program

En el marco del programa “Por una Isla segura”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de diciembre.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

A boat with seven undocumented Cubans on the beaches of Isla Mujeres

Z Gas promotes the exchange of propane tanks in poor shape

City of Isla Mujeres thru the DIF organizes a grand Christmas Festival for Saturday (tonight)!

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

The municipal Department of Ecology, with assistance from the Youth Institute, conducted a day of cleaning areas of mangrove along Prolongation Rueda Medina, in the area known as Devil's Curve, with the goal of conservation of the mangroves and raising awareness among the youth about the importance of keeping the community clean, to make Isla Mujeres a healthy town with a clean environment.
La Dirección de Ecologia con el apoyo de la Instancia de la Juventud llevaron a cabo una jornada de limpieza en áreas con vegetación de manglar en la prolongación Av. Rueda Medina, mejor conocida como “curva de diablo” en la ínsula.
Con el objetivo de la conservación del manglar y concientizar a los jóvenes acerca de la importancia de mantener limpia la comunidad, que llevarán a Isla Mujeres a ser un municipio saludable y con entorno limpio.

Marthy Vargas de Magaña, DIF president and mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez let the closure of the program collecting warm clothing and blankets for families in need: Abrigando Familias con Amor.
ISLA MUJERES, Q. ROO.- Marthy Vargas de Magaña, presidenta honoraria del DIF y el presidente municipal Agapito Magaña Sánchez encabezaron ayer el cierre y clausura del programa Abrigando Familias con Amor. Para este programa se lanzó la invitación …

With the slogan "For a Safe Isla" the Third Campaign of Propane Tank Exchange was held in the dome in La Gloria in Isla Mujeres, where hundreds of....
Con el lema “Por una Isla Segura”, se llevó a cabo la Tercera Campaña de Cambio de Tanques de Gas L.P. El evento tuvo lugar en el domo deportivo de la colonia La Gloria, en Isla Mujeres, lugar al que acudieron cientos de …

City employees celebrated with a traditional Christmas celebration: posaada navideña
Celebramos con el personal del Ayuntamiento nuestra tradicional posaada navideña.

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Medical service guaranteed

Celebrará DIF la magia de la Navidad

From  por esto

Arrival of another Cuban boat
Arriba otra lancha de cubanos.. [+] Ver mas

Example of tenacity and perseverance
Ejemplo de tenacidad y perseverancia[+] Ver mas

Campaign held for propane tank exchange
Realizan campaña de canje de tanques de gas[+] Ver mas

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MaraVilla Caribe   Bed & Beach    Three rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white sand beach and the beautiful Caribbean sea, with  kitchenettes & free WIFI. In the coastal neighborhood of  Bachilleres, among upscale villas & boutique hotelitos, convenient to downtown or the colonias, yet separate.  Quiet & Private.   
 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
A large slider opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table & chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole, and the outdoor shower is outa the pic at left.
Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers & BBQ. Breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Upstairs room also available.   Downtown is  ~ a mile away; if you don't feel like walking or biking, flag a $2 taxi or hop on the bus. We also have room for parking,You can enjoy the music & crowds downtown, then come home our quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres where you'll  sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts

Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bufalo, Bahama Mama, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui. Visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants.

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

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, Items for Little Yellow School House, Moto Helmets for kids...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso

For donations to Zapatos Para Los Ninos.. please contact Greg at, or find them on Facebook at "Shoes For The Children."


Miguel's high season schedule:
Sunday: The Sol Rockers @ El Patio 9p - 11p
Monday: Miguel solo @ El Patio 6:30p - 8:30p
Tuesday: La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio 9:15p - 11:15p
Wednesday: The Sol Rockers@ El Patio 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Thursday: Miguel Solo @ el Patio 6p - 8p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a
Friday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a
Saturday: Marina Paraiso 7p - 9p, Faynes 10:30p - 12:00a, Adelita's 12a - 2a

 John Cain's schedule  
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm  Comono/Patio Sol Rockers 
Sats. El Patio 630-830 "Country Nights"  this Saturday thru December.. 
. Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

 El Patio House of Music...(formerly Comono)

Sundays 630 to 9 - solo Ryan Rickman - 9 to 11 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel - 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  not sure who is there, but someone is...
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers and DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel and Elvin from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio Ryan and band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 630-830 John Cain solo Country music 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..
. Sunday at El Patio  7 to 9 pm Sol Rockers 

Javier Martinez Cen La Banda Sin Nombre has played for 12 years at Faynes, we needed some days off, so less than a year a go, we let the band Radios play for us (at the same stage same time), they are great! LBSN play Weds/Saturday from 10:30 till 12, Fridays and Saturdays we also play next door, at Adelitas, just salsa music, from 12:39 till 2:00  (I'm not sure if this is still current
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Fenix  Sun ~2p  Salsa  Tomorrow...3 salsa bands  12-5p!

You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon ~3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant

Here's Music by day of the week...with a thanks to Jean Lemke for rearranging it!

Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30

Tuesday - John Cain @ Café Del Mar solo 8-10 p
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15

Wednesday - Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday - John Cain @ Marina Paraiso - solo 7-9
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
Elvis @ el Patio house of music 8-11
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12

Friday - Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
Miguel @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Fabio @ El Patio house of music 6:30 - 8:15
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Saturday - Cuban Music at El Veradaro's 3-5
Banda Sin Nombre - Chuuk Kay 3:30
Miguel @ Marina Paraiso solo 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre - Faynes 10:30 - 12:00
Banda Sin Nombre - Adelitas for Salsa 12:30 - 2
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3
Special show Sunday Dec 14... Noon to 5 p with three salsa bands!!

Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9



 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, ~Dec~April.  
The next fair is Friday, Jan. 2  4p-9p

 Magic Show at PocNa Mondays at 8:30 Free (tips encouraged) 2x1 cocktails 50p

This magic show is at Fenix on Friday & Saturdays 8p

Sunset ~5p
Moonrise over the Caribbean
Jan. 4  at 5:10p Full Moon
Jan. 5 6:02
Jan. 6 6:53
Jan. 7 7:43
Jan. 8 8:53
Jan. 9 9:21
Jan. 10 10:10
Jan. 11 10:58

7pm Tonight at dome in La Gloria...DIF Chrismas Festival

The DIF event will take place Saturday, Dec. 20 at under the dome in colonia La Gloria, with entertainment, refreshments, and prizes for young and old. The festival will begin at 6pm at the kindergarten "Enriqueta Comarillo" with a caravan of vehicles including trucks, cars, motos, golf carts, tricycles, and bicycles, that will pass thru the colonias distributing sweets, treats, and gifts to children along the way, and inviting them to attend the event. The procession will end at the dome in La Gloria, where there will be lots of fun with music and performances by several shows, and refreshments will be provided. Prizes will be awarded, and it is hoped that many families will enjoy this Christmas party.

Saturday December 27th Golf Cart Parade...assemble at 5:30 p.m. outside Casa Luna Turquesa on Aeropuerto road where the street widens, near Casa Ixchel & Da Luisa

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mon & Thurs at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.

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