Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, March 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! 
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This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Agapito serves the citizens: Opens office doors to discuss various issues

Abre puertas de despacho de la presidencia municipal para charlar sobre diversos temas

Lanrry parra

ISLA MUJERES, 3 de marzo.-

From Tvisla Mujeres

Whale shark tour boat stolen: Found burgled, without engines

Isla Mujeres. – Perdidas por más 450 mil pesos,...

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

Don't forget tomorrow is the Artist Fair starting at 4pm, on the Town Square
Les recordamos que el día de mañana les esperamos en "La Feria del Arte" a las 4 de la tarde en la Explanada Municipal.

The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, led the event commemorating the 498th Anniversary of the discovery of Isla Mujeres by a Spanish expedition in 1517, a significant date in the history of the municipality. The expedition was led by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba.
El presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez encabezó esta mañana el 498 Aniversario del descubrimiento de Isla Mujeres, una fecha significativa para la historia del municipio.
Francisco Hernández de Córdoba fue quien descubre esta maravillosa isla en la expedición española que realizó en el año 1517.

Tuesday morning the Mayor opened his office doors to receive a large number of citizens who were there to discuss various concerns, issues, and requests.
- La mañana de este martes las puertas del despacho de la presidencia municipal se abrieron para recibir a un gran número de ciudadanos que acudieron a plantearle diversos temas, situaciones y solicitudes al alcalde Agapito Magaña Sánchez.
Con el objetivo de escuchar siempre la voz de los isleños, el presidente municipal, Agapito Magaña Sánchez, atendió esta mañana en el despacho de la presidencia, a varios ciudadanos a quienes dio respuesta canalizando sus peticiones a las diferentes áreas para su pronta solución, en el programa Audiencias Ciudadanas.

Always thinking about the safety of all, Islanders and tourists, we continue with our task of installing traffic signs throughout the municipality.
Pensando siempre en la seguridad de todos, isleños y turistas, continuamos con nuestra tarea de instalar señalamientos de tránsito en todo el municipio.

The system for the Integral Development of the family (DIF) has everything arranged for Islander families to enjoy a fun feature film, "Hotel Transylvania" at 7pm, Friday in colonia La Gloria at the Park of the Tortugas
El Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) tiene todo dispuesto para que las familias de la isla disfruten de una divertida función de cine con la película “Hotel Transylvania”.
La cita es a las 7 de la noche este viernes 6 de marzo en el parque las tortugas de la colonia la Gloria.

Take care of the planet! March 3 World Nature Day
¡Cuidemos al planeta!. 3 de Marzo, Día mundial de la Naturaleza.

From Noti Isla Mujeres on Facebook

Preparing already for the 12th annual Fishing Tournament Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana, with over a million pesos in prizes
28 de febrero.- Ya se prepara el XII Torneo de Pesca Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña, con más de Un Millón de pesos en premios.

Some islanders continue to complain about poor internet and pay TV service from Cablemas
28 de febrero.- Arrecian las denuncias en contra de la empresa de televisión de paga y servicio de Internet "Cable Más", debido al pésimo servicio que otorgan a los isleños.

A new attraction at the downtown mercado, while enjoying your food, you can listen to a singer in Charro dress, singing traditional Mexican music.
El mercado municipal Adumaro Magaña, ya cuenta con un nuevo atractivo, ya que ahora mientras degusta sus alimentos, le acompaña un cantante ataviado en el traje de charro, entonando música vernácula mexicana. ,

Three trucks from the Department of Health bringing medical equipment to the new hospital
Ya se encuentra en Isla Mujeres el equipo medico del nuevo Hospital, se nos informo que este equipo llego en tes camiones de carga de la Secretaria de Salud.

From  por esto

  Useful bridge closed due to partisan issues
Cierran útil puente por cuestiones partidistas [+] Ver mas

Increasing deficiencies at the General Hospital
Crecen las deficiencias en el Hospital Integral[+] Ver mas

Helping fishermen seek assistance
Facilitan a pescadores solicitar apoyos[+] 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, 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)
March 20 Equinox   Total Solar Eclipse
March 21 Benito Juarez's Birthday
March 26 Bus Booze Cruise benefit for Isla Seniors & Friends (Sold out)
March 29 Palm Sunday
Fri March 27 - Sun April 12: Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries.

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

 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..

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

Fenix  Sun 1p  Salsa  They are again having music in the afternoons including the Cuban musicians, and Chucho (Jesus Campuzano)

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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