Saturday, December 27, 2014

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, December 27

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 ....

No regrets during Christmas: Police authorities

Aseguran autoridades policiacas

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de diciembre.-

Mayor Agapito applauds record numbers of tourist arrivals 

En tráfico de turistas vía marítima: Es un gran compromiso

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 26 de diciembre.-

Awaiting the opening of the bathrooms at the Eastern malecon by the statue of la Trigueña

Afluencia a “Paseo de la Trigueña”

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de diciembre.-

Hotel occupancy at 70% 

Ocupación se mantuvo ayer en 70%, según cifras de la Comuna

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 26 de diciembre.-


 Meeting with families

Cashiers remain open

Guadalupe Museum
Museo guadalupano

From Tvisla Mujeres

Chief of Police reports there have been no incidents over the holiday period so far..."Saldo Blanco"

Saldo “Blanco” en operativo hasta el momento reporta Dirección de Seguridad Pública

Saying that construction on prolongacion Rueda Medina will conclude on January 15th.

Dicen que será hasta el 15 de Enero cuando concluya la prolongación Rueda Medina

No date yet for the inauguration of the public bathrooms in Isla Mujeres
Sin fecha para la inauguración de los baños públicos en Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres. –Comerciantes del primer cuadro de la ciudad esperaban la puesta en funcionamiento de los nuevos baños públicos, obra que fue...

Police chief reports "Saldo Blanco"
Isla Mujeres. –Joaquín Poot Acosta, director general de Seguridad Pública de Isla Mujeres, dijo que desde la semana pasada se inició con el...

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Celebrate the arrival of 2015 with us!
¡Celebremos juntos la llegada del año 2015!

 Reservations are now available to those who like to spend an unforgettable New Year experiencing the first rays of sun in the safest, most traditional and Caribbean of the islands: Isla Mujeres.
 Las reservaciones ya están a disposición de quien guste pasar un año nuevo inolvidable recibiendo los primeros rayos del sol en la más segura, tradicional y caribeña de las islas: Isla Mujeres.

After state governor Roberto Borge Angulo announced that this year marked a record in passenger traffic to Isla Mujeres, to reach 1,750,000  users, the mayor Agapito ...
Después que el gobernador del estado Roberto Borge Ángulo anunció que en este año se marcó un récord histórico en el tráfico de viajeros a Isla Mujeres al llegar a 1 millón 750 mil usuarios, el presidente municipal Agapito …

During the rest of the month of the cashiers of the City of Isla Mujeres will be open from 9am to 3pm from Monday to Saturday so you can take advantage of the discounts on property taxes. During December the discount is 20%, in January it is 15% and in February it is 10%.
Durante lo que resta del mes de diciembre, las cajas del Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres permanecerán abiertas de lunes a sábado para que los contribuyentes aprovechen los descuentos para pagar el impuesto predial.

En diciembre el descuento es del 20 %, durante enero del 15 % y en el curso de febrero del 10 %.

¡Aprovechemos el descuento del pago del predial anticipado!
Las cajas están abiertas de lunes a sábado de 9 de la mañana a 3 de la tarde.

Dec 25..

Beautiful sunrises to enjoy only in Isla Mujeres
Bellos amaneceres que pueden disfrutarse solo en Isla Mujeres.

Hoy 25 de Diciembre, Feliz Navidad  Merry Christmas

Job opportunities in the beer industry
Importante Industria Cervecera pone a disposición de ustedes las siguientes oportunidades de trabajo.

With the temporary employment we offer, we have helped the economy of many families.
Con el empleo temporal que ofrecemos, hemos ayudado a la economía de muchas familias.

Among the temporary job opportunities, is cleaning the beaches
Entre las opciones de empleo temporal se encuentra la limpieza de playas

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Mothers seeking to generate income

Celebra DIF la Navidad con las familias isleñas

From  por esto

 Misuse of City logo
Mal uso de logo institucional [+] Ver mas

 Many tourists arriving
 Repunta el arribo de turistas[+] Ver mas

Great expectations in the tourism industry
Grandes expectativas en materia de turismo[+] Ver mas

No incidents
"Saldo blanco”[+] Ver mas

Tourists also want to sleep
También los turistas se quedaron dormidos[+] Ver mas

Empty streets in the morning
Calles vacías en la mañana[+] Ver mas

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View from the rooms.

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 1p  Salsa 

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

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 The Taste of Isla portion is 5p-7p.

 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

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.

If you have never fished one of best Sail fishing Tournaments in the world. This is your chance Fedbruary 3-7 2015 register online @
To benefit the The Little Yellow School house Isla Mujeres

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