Sunday, January 4, 2015

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, January 4

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 ....

Strong winds forced Harbor Master to close the port for small boats

Fuertes vientos obligan a Capitanía a cerrar el puerto

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de enero.-

First baby of the year is a girl weighing 2.8 kilos 

Fue niña y pesó 2.81 kg

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de enero.-

Municipal Institute for Women: Maintaining full support for women 

La Instancia Municipal de la Mujer

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 3 de enero.-


Spectacular New Year's party breaks all records for attendance

Espectacular fiesta de fin de año rompió récord de asistencia

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 2 de enero.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Another breakthrough in tourism during 2014 was the certification of North Beach
Otro gran avance en materia turística durante el 2014 fue la certificación de Playa Norte.

Thanks to the new Maritime Terminal, there has been development of the port and potential tourism industry in Isla Mujeres.
Gracias a la nueva Terminal Marítima se impulsará el desarrollo portuario y potencial turístico de la entidad.

The new Maritime Terminal was built with an investment of over 42 million pesos.
Con la la nueva Terminal Marítima que tuvo una inversión superior a los 42 millones de pesos.

 The construction of the modern and functional Maritime Terminal is the result of a long standing need and request.
La construcción de la moderna y funcional terminal marítima, es la conclusión de una sentida y añeja demanda.

 The Municipal Agency for Women (IMM) is creating opportunities and providing tools for the improvement and welfare of women in the three areas that make up the municipality. Today they will hold ...
La Instancia Municipal de la Mujer (IMM) sigue propiciando oportunidades y proporcionando herramientas para la superación y bienestar de las mujeres de las tres zonas que conforman el municipio. En la actualidad llevará a cabo …

 The new sanitary facilities (public toilets) are an addition to the urban infrastructure of Isla Mujeres.
Las nuevas instalaciones sanitarias vienen a sumarse a la infraestructura urbana de Isla Mujeres.

There was general employment with the construction of the  sanitary facilities, which will boost tourism and strengthen the identity of Isla Mujeres
Con el edifio sanitario se generó empleo, se dio impulso al turismo y reforzamiento de la identidad de Isla Mujeres.

 The spectacular year end celebration with the traditional dance at the Town Square surpassed all expectations for attendance, with thousands of people....
Espectacular cierre de año se vivió en la explanada municipal donde las expectativas de asistencia fueron superadas. El tradicional baile para despedir el año y recibir uno nuevo, rompió récord de asistencia; miles de personas …

El Paso de la Trigueña is a walking area with a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea.
El Paso de la Trigueña es un andador peatonal con una espectacular vista al Mar Caribe.

 Don't miss this opportunity for courses endorsed by the SEP (Free for single moms)
Cursos avalados por la SEP, no desaprovechen esta oportunidad.

 With the Artist Fair on the Town Square, the municipal government supports the creativity, sensitivity, and talent of our local artists. True works of art were available to the public at unbeatable prices.
Con la realización del Tianguis del Arte en la explanada municipal, apoyamos la creatividad, sensibilidad e ingenio de nuestros artistas locales.
Verdaderas obras artísticas se ofrecen al público a precios inmejorables.
El regalo o el detalle para compartir en estas fechas, encuéntralo este viernes a partir de las 4 de la tarde en la explanada municipal.

The package of public works executed in recent months, included resources from the three levels of government.
El paquete de obra pública ejecutada durante los meses recientes, incluyen recursos de los tres órdenes de gobierno.

 The mayor promised to build the sanitary facilities to boost the most important economic activity on the island.
El alcalde se comprometió a construir los sanitarios para impulsar la actividad económica más importante de la isla.

The work that began in September consists of five  toilets for women and three for men.
La obra que inició en el mes de septiembre consta de cinco inodoros para damas y tres para caballeros.

 The building for the public toilets has architectural characteristics that are typical of the island
El edificio de servicios sanitarios se integra a las características arquitectónicas de la isla.

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Record breaking numbers of visitors

Rompen récord en flujo de visitantes

From  por esto

Tourism continues to come to the isle
Sigue llegando el turismo a la isla[+] Ver mas

 Job training for single mothers
 Dirigen capacitación a madres solteras [+] Ver mas

Unfinished sidewalks and curbs
Banquetas y muros inconclusos [+] Ver mas


Hotel occupancy begins to decrease
Comienza a descender la ocupación hotelera[+] Ver mas
“Mega-gasolinazo”: Inflationary
“Mega-gasolinazo” inflacionario .. [+] Ver mas

Suicide attempt on the first day of the year
Intento de suicidio en el primer día del año [+] Ver mas

Grouper ban begins in one month
Veda del mero abarcará un mes[+] 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   ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thurs 9-11 El Patio 
Sats. El Patio 630-830 
Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

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

Sundays 7-9 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel / 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  9-11 Banda Sin Nombre
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers /  DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel / John Cain from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio & Ryan / band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 630-830 John Cain solo Country music / 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..

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 -
  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 -
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
John Cain @ el Patio 9-11
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
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 @ El Patio house of music Ryan and Band 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

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

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

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