Monday, March 30, 2015

Headlines & Events In Isla Mujeres Daily News Monday, March 30

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!
  Here's a link to the Magazine 
Please share the charity document, patronize the supportive businesses, & enjoy the articles, photos, & videos! If you'd like to donate $15 to your favorite charity to have an ad in this 2015 issue, contact me at

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Agapito encourages the Arts with diverse activities on the First Fridays of each month

Con diversas actividades que se llevan a cabo el primer viernes de cada mes

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 29 de marzo.-

Agapito providing legal certainty for the residents of Rancho Viejo (on the mainland) 

Brinda Agapito Magaña a los habitantes de Rancho Viejo

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de marzo.-

City intensifies security at areas where there are the highest concentrations of tourists 

En puntos de concentración masiva de turistas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de marzo.-

Travel agencies should collaborate in the preservation of whale sharks 

En preservación del tiburón ballena

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 28 de marzo.-


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (you can join this FB page at this link)

Young Handball athletes of Isla Mujeres are preparing to for the competition in April in Nuevo Leon toward the National Olympics 2015
Jóvenes seleccionados de Handball de Isla Mujeres, se preparan para llegar mejor preparados a las justas deportivas que tendrán lugar en abril próximo en el estado de Nuevo León rumbo a las Olimpiadas Nacionales 2015
Today is a memorable day, a date that many families have waited for with great desire: to have legal certainty (deeds) for the land they reside on and where their children and grandchildren will continue to live in Quintana Roo where the future is promising.
Hoy es una fecha memorable, una fecha que muchas familias esperaban con un gran anhelo: tener la certeza jurídica del terreno que habitan y en el que sus hijos y nietos vivirán para seguir haciendo de Quintana Roo un estado donde el futuro es promisorio.

This morning in the park Las Hormiguitas/The Worker Ants,  another edition of the state program "Recycling Trash for Food", was held, benefiting families of the colonias of  Amplification la Gloria, of Meterorlogica,  and of the island.
Esta mañana en el parque Las Hormiguitas, se llevó a cabo una edición más del programa estatal "Reciclando Basura por Alimento", beneficiando a las familias de la colonia Ampliación la Gloria y Meteorológica de la ínsula.

Yesterday, the Municipal Department of Culture held an event called "Art Everywhere", which brings together people from dance groups, other artists who paint, artisans who create handicrafts, or anyone featuring a skill or talent.
La Dirección Municipal de Cultura llevó a cabo ayer el evento denominado "Arte en Todas Partes", la cual reúne a todos las personas que tengan grupos de bailes, que sean artistas plásticos, artesanos, o cualquiera que desarrolle alguna habilidad o talento.

Earth Hour initiative aims to raise awareness about the need for sustainable consumption and respect for the environment. The lights at the Town Hall were turned off for an hour to demonstrate commitment to the planet.
"La Hora del Planeta"
Así lució el palacio municipal durante una hora para mostrar su compromiso con el planeta.
Iniciativa que tiene como propósito concientizar a la gente sobre la necesidad de hacer un consumo sostenible y respetuoso con el medio ambiente.


From Tvisla Mujeres (You can join this fb page at this link)

 With assistance from FIDENA, there will be monitoring of the boats during this vacation period.
Con apoyo de la FIDENA, vigilarán sobre cupo de embarcaciones en esta temporada vacacional
Isla Mujeres. – Aun cuando el puerto a la navegación menor se mantiene cerrado desde el pasado viernes, la capitanía de Puerto de Isla Mujeres...
Noti Isla Mujeres (you can join this page on FB at this link & view the photos)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Jesus & burro go down the malecon
Jesús recorrió el malecón en burro+] Ver mas
 Wenceslao Trejo Martínez went down the Rueda Medina boardwalk on a burrow representing the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, marking the beginning of Holy Week, with Palm Sunday, accompanied by the actors who will re enact the Viacrusis this Friday, to represent the passion, ordeal, and death of our Savior. At 9:30am the procession of the house of God went down the malecon, toward the light house by Posada del Mar beach and returning to the Church. More than  500 people participated, including representations of the 12 apostles, the priests of sanedrin, and the people followed, when they returned to the church, there was a small representation of when Jesus encountered Mary Magdalene, whom the people wanted to stone for adultery, and the famous message was delivered" let he who is without sin cast the first stone". After the representations, there was the blessing of the palms, and then the mass. The next activity will be the celebration of the Last Supper, on the town square on Thursday at 7pm, before the crucifixion on Friday. The washing of His feet will be held in two of the Island chapels and there will be two performances of the Stations of the Cross/Passion of Christ on Friday with the first in La Gloria from 10a to noon, and the main presentation (#23) will depart from the Guadalupe Chapel, to walk to Immaculate Conception church (downtown on the square), with about 5000 parishioners expected to participate.

SEMAR begins operation Lifesaver
Semar inició operativo salvavidas[+] Ver mas

To address reforms in environmental regulations
Abordarán reformas de normativos ambientales[+] Ver mas

Former Yucatan ball player remembers his retirement in Isla Mujeres
Ex pelotero yucateco recuerda su retiro en IM


Port closed for navigation by small boats

Cierran el puerto a la navegación menor+] Ver mas

CORETT delivers property titles
Corett entrega títulos de propiedadVer mas

Hotels available for countrymen
Hoteles disponibles para paisanos[+] Ver mas

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 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, Compadres Barbacoa or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or Seso Loco. Visit marinas, 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.

March Events

Sunset ~6:50

Moonrise over the Caribbean
March 5, Thurs.    7:01    Full Moon   
(a 'minimoon'...the most distant moon of 2015)

March 6, Fri.         7:50
March 7, Sat.        8:39
March 8, Sun.       9:28
March 9, Mon.      10:19
March 10, Tues    11:10

Sunrise ~7am
From Time & Date

March 5 , Thursday Town Square Artist Fair 4-9 & Taste of Isla 5-7
March 8 Daylight Savings Time begins in US. Isla is on EST year round, not observing DST.
March 8 International Women's Day
March 16, Monday: Day off for March 21, Birth of Benito Juarez. 
March 17, Tuesday: St. Patrick's Day  (Celebrated in some bars)
March 18 Oil Expropriation Day (an observance, no closures)

You are invited to attend a dance and exposition "Ixtabay, living legend" on Wednesday, March 18. Free admission. It says "Art & the Punta Sur/South Point palapa at 5pm"

Thursday, March 19  Red Cross Donation Drive begins with march down mainstreet. Includes kindergarten kids & marchers wear white. Time TBA..late afternoon/early evening usually.

 March 20th from 1 to 4pm there is a sterilization and vaccination campaign for pets at the Community Veterinary center at Hacienda Mundaca. Completely free.

 Friday, March 20 8pm Catholic Church on the town square downtown Symphonic Orchestra
March 20 Equinox   Total Solar Eclipse
March 21 Benito Juarez's Birthday
March 25 & 26  Pet sterilization campaign
March 26 Bus Booze Cruise benefit for Isla Seniors & Friends (Sold out)
Fri March 27 - Sun April 12: Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries.  Isla schools close a day early, on Friday.

Saturday March 28 6:30 at the Mundaca Tourism Center.
The Legend of Xtabay Dance spectacular presentation of folk dancing, ballet, art, and painting, with a children's area, and more

March 29 Palm Sunday

April 2, Thursday: Last Artist Fair until next high season..... On the Town Square. Food samples are 10 pesos.

Friday, April 3  Passion of Christ reenactments "Via Crucis" in the streets

Friday, April 3, Noon-2p: >3000 people are to expected to join in the Viacrucis event walking from Guadalupe chapel (Meteorologico) to the Immaculate Conception church on the Square, with (parishioner) actors in costumes playing the parts.
  The other representation of the martyrdom of Christ is at 10a in La Gloria..departing & returning to the Catholic church there..down the main streets, with parishioners carrying the cross.

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

Fishing Tournament May 22, 23, & 24

 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."

Music (By band & location)

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..

Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo 
Mon - Tues 7pm - 9pm - Jazz with Norman and Darin 
Wed- Sat 8pm - 11pm - Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge

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 ?? Now Playitas

Fenix  ~1p~4p   Live music at the beach in the afternoons including  Chucho (Jesus Campuzano) on Mondays & Wednesdays, the Cuban musicians Tuesdays & Thursdays, Pao & others on Fridays, someone on Saturday, Cuban musicians w Barbie playing Salsa on Sundays. 

Marina Paraiso has live music Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 7-9

Bahia Tortuga has live music at times...announced on their streetside signboard.

You may find live music at night on Hidalgo 
Fayne's: 10:30-12 (see above)
La Terraza: 9 or 10-12 
Morgan's:  7 or 8 - 9 or 11 (see above)
El Patio (see above)

And at Poc Na Hostel: 9:30-11

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
Jazz with Norman and Darin 7-9p Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Tuesday -  Fenix live music 1-4
Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15
Jazz with Norman and Darin 7-9p Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Wednesday - Fenix live music (Chucho?) 1-4
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Thursday -Fenix  live music 1-4
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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Friday - Fenix- 1-4 La Guera & band
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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

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
Tips or Sex aka Alfedo & Jorge 8-11p  Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3
Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9
Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30


 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p Dec~April.  

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