Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Headlines In Isla Mujeres News & Daily Events Tuesday, December 30

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 westofcuba@gmail.com 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 ....

Hoteliers report record breaking occupancy statistics

Reporte de hoteleros

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de diciembre.-

Drivers unhappy with poor condition of the reopened Rueda Medina Avenue
 (They reopened it temporarily for the holidays & plan to complete it in the first half of January

Por malas condiciones en las que fue reabierta la avenida Rueda Medina

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de diciembre.-

Invitation to South Point to receive the first rays of the sun in 2015 

A recibir los primeros rayos del Sol del 2015

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ISLA MUJERES, 29 de diciembre.- .

Hoteliers are optimistic & confident that there will be 100% occupancy 

Confían en 100% de ocupación

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 28 de diciembre.-

Fewer permits for the whale shark tour operators

Menos permisos para avistamientos

  Navy provides assistance
Armada brinda auxilio

Spectacular & memorable
Espectacular y memorable

From Tvisla Mujeres

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Registration is now open...more information available at the Women's Institute

¡Las inscripciones ya están abiertas! Mayores informes en la Instancia de la Mujer.

The most spectacular location to receive the first rays of the sun in 2015, where the conditions are optimum to receive the thousands of tourists that are currently visiting Isla Mujeres.
- El escenario más espectacular para recibir los primeros rayos del sol del año 2015, se encuentra en condiciones óptimas para recibir a los miles de turistas que en la actualidad visitan Isla Mujeres.

We are ready to celebrate the Isla Mujeres Fiesta 2015 together...See you there!
Estamos listos para celebrar juntos la ‪#‎Fiesta2015IslaMujeres‬ ¡Los esperamos!

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

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  Aquatic activities "booming" 
 Actividades acuáticas “viento en popa” [+] Ver mas

Little activity for the municipal Police
Poca actividad para la Policía Municipal+] Ver mas


Navy gives attention to crew of cargo ship

Armada da atención médica a tripulantes de buque[+] Ver mas
 Seven crew members of the cargo ship "Karaweik", flying a Panamanian flag, required medical attention after accidentally inhaling a chemical fumigant, while their ship was sailing about 429 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres.  A report was received at the Isla Mujeres Naval base from the US Coast Guard, and the boat was advised to navigate toward Isla Mujeres, while the Naval Search and Rescue boat sailed toward them. The cargo vessel was located ~124 kilometers north of Isla Contoy, and boarded by a Naval doctor who provided medical care to the poisoned crew, and stabilized them as they continued to navigate toward Cozumel. The Naval vessel accompanied them to the port, while emergency evacuation was organized. On Saturday, at 11:45, the cargo ship arrived near Cozumel and the injured crew members will continue to receive medical attention at a private hospital.

Jewelry stores in the sights of PROFECO again
Joyerías nuevamente en la mira de la Profeco[+] Ver mas

Caution urged for fishermen with cold front #22
Piden precaución a pescadores por frente frío 22.. [+] Ver mas

  This blog is brought to you by....
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 bullridersnider@yahoo.com, 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/ ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thurs 8:15-11 El Patio Caribbean Grill
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 John Cain 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
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 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.

 Sail fishing Tournament February 3-7 2015 register online @ islandtimefishingtournament.com info@islandtimefishingtournament.com
To benefit the The Little Yellow School house Isla Mujeres

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