Friday, March 20, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 20

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

Eggs grow wings: Prices soar 

Costs up to 63 pesos per carton

Se dispara precio del casillero: Cuesta hasta 63 pesos

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 19 de marzo.-

Isla Mujeres is one of the municipalities around the state, and in the Southeast, with the most expensive products, but in the case of eggs, some consider the prices as an abuse by distributors of the product, and by some business owners. In the state capital of Chetumal, a carton of eggs is 56 pesos while in Isla Mujeres the same number of eggs costs 63 pesos. This means in the state capital, homemakers are paying one peso and 85 centavos per egg while in Isla Mujeres families are spending two pesos and ten centavos per egg.  Due to these rising prices, sales have started to decline, but nevertheless eggs continue to be consumed, but with less intensity and frequency.


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

Support the Red Cross; a great and noble institution that is always willing to help anyone in need. The National Collection has begun and we must pull together to help everyone.
Apoyar a la Cruz Roja es apoyar a una gran y noble institución que está siempre dispuesta a ayudar a quien lo necesite. La Colecta Nacional ya inicio y debemos unirnos todos para ayudarnos todos.

Today, 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.
Les esperamos el día de mañana de 1pm a 4pm para la campaña de esterilización y vacunas para mascota, en la veterinaria comunitaria que se encuentra en la Hacienda Mundaca.
Será completamente gratis.

April 30th is the deadline for receiving entries in the 9th Children's Drawing Contest "The Children and Values of Transparency". Inviting children to participate in this contest about civic values.
 The categories are from 6-9 years of age, 10-12 years old, and children with disabilities. The competition is organized by the Institute of Transparency and Access to Public Information of Quintana Roo (ITAIPQRoo). It is in its final phase, after having been initiated on Sept. 17, 2014.
    Themes include honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, legality and democracy. The drawings should come from original ideas and characters from television, cartoons or magazines will not be accepted. Prizes include iPad, laptop, iPod Touch, and game consoles. Works should be submitted on white posterboard of 50 x 30 cm, and for more information se The names of the winners will be announced May 22.

 Today at 8pm in the town square: Quintana Roo Symphonic Orchestra. Free.
El día de mañana a las 20:00hrs en la Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepción Centro, se presenta la Orquesta Sinfónica de Quintana Roo. Entrada Libre.
On Thursday, the Municipal Committee for the 12th International Fishing Tournament "Cosme Alberto Martinez Magana" was installed, with the task of positioning this competition as a benchmark in the state and Caribbean in the venue of sport fishing. With the technique of Catch and Release, and the slogan: A successful fishing tournament is not based on the amount of fish that re brought in to be weighed, but rather on the amount of fish that are given an opportunity to live". They expect a successful competition.
Este jueves quedo instalado el Comité Municipal del XII Torneo Internacional de Pesca “Cosme Alberto Martinez Magaña” con la encomienda de posicionar la competencia como un referente en el estado y en el Caribe en materia de pesca deportiva.
Con la técnica de catch and release (pesca y libera) y el lema: “El éxito de un torneo de pesca deportiva no se basa por la cantidad de especies presentadas a báscula sino por cuantas especies le dieron oportunidad de seguir con vida”, se espera que la competencia sea un éxito.

The fusion between painting and dance provided a first class show at the incomparable scenery of  Punta Sur Park.
La fusión entre la pintura y la danza brindaron un espectáculo de primer nivel en el insuperable escenario del parque de Punta Sur.


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

The Mexican Navy evacuating 15 Cubans rescued from a fishing boat near Isla Contoy

Armada de México evacua a 15 cubanos rescatados por una embarcación pesquera cerca de Isla Contoy!

State Secretary of Health, Juan Lorenzo Ortegon Pacheco inspects the progress of the work at the new Hospital.
Secretario Estatal de Salud, Juan Lorenzo Ortegón Pacheco constata los avances en la obra del nuevo Hospital

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

Red Cross collection begins
Inicia colecta de la Cruz Roja[+] Ver mas
The Red Cross delegation hopes to raise 180,000 pesos in the annual collection which began on Thursday with a march down Rueda Medina, as is customary, culminating in front of City Hall, where the first donation is received from City officials. The collection will continue all month and during April. The Navy of this Fifth District always gives a generous contribution, as do several companies and institutions, for this free, lifesaving service to the public, demonstrating their commitment to society. The parade began at 5pm and ended an hour later at the Town Square. The traditional donation bottles will be available to the public by volunteers, in businesses, and at the Maritime Terminal

Number of fishermen suffering decompression increased
Aumentan las descompresiones entre pescadores[+] Ver mas
This information was recently translated.

Fishing tournament committee installed
Instalan comité organizador de torneo de pesca[+] Ver mas

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen

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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 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."

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

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

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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