Saturday, April 11, 2015

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, April 11

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

Hotel industry has excellent expectations for the last weekend of the vacation period

Tiene el sector hotelero para el último fin de semana del periodo vacacional

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de abril.-


No regrettable incidents on the beaches during the vacation period: Lifeguards

En las playas, en lo que va del periodo vacacional: Guardavidas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de abril.-

Expecting to recover the Federal Zone: "Isla Blanca" fishing cooperative 

La Cooperativa Pesquera “Isla Blanca”

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 8 de abril.-


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

April 11: Anniversary of the death of Francisco González Bocanegra
Hoy 11 de Abril. Aniversario luctuoso de Francisco González Bocanegra.

Meeting the problem of the transport and final disposition in the Continental Zone of the trash produced daily on the island with seriousness, responsibility, and the committment it deserves.
Los problemas de la basura que a diario se produce en la ínsula: traslado y disposición final en la Zona Continental, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres los asume con la seriedad, responsabilidad y compromiso que ameritan.

In Isla Mujeres, we respect and honor the memories of those whose work and legacies have left us a country that is more just and prosperous. 226th anniversary of the birth of Leona Vicario and the 96th anniversary of the death of Emiliano Zapata
En Isla Mujeres respetamos y honramos la memoria de quienes con sus obras y legados nos dejaron una patria más justa y próspera.
226 Aniversario del natalicio de Leona Vicario y 96 Aniversario luctuoso de Emiliano Zapata.

April 10 Anniversary of the death of Gral. Emiliano Zapata
10 de Abril. Aniversario luctuoso del Gral. Emiliano Zapata.

April 10 Day of the commemoration of the birth of Leona Vicario
10 de Abril. El día de hoy conmemoramos el natalicio de Leona Vicario.10 de Abril. El día de hoy conmemoramos el natalicio de Leona Vicario.


At the UBR, Rehabilitaion facility, more than 760 people with disabilities are served monthly, helping them to develop social integration and perform their activities of daily living more easily.
La Unidad Básica de Rehabilitación (UBR) es el lugar donde se atienden a personas con discapacidad, se les ayuda a desarrollarse para obtener su integración social y desempeñar sus actividades de la vida cotidiana de una manera más sencilla.

All pets are protected by the law. We care for our faithful friends.
odas las mascotas son protegidas por la ley.
Cuidemos a nuestros fieles amigos.

Perfect weather to enjoy activities and sports at the beautiful beaches of Isla Mujeres, with friends and family.
Un clima perfecto para realizar actividades y deportes en las hermosas playas de Isla Mujeres acompañado de amigos y familiares.

A beautiful photo of our beautiful isle. In Isla Mujeres you can enjoy beautiful beaches with crystal clear water.
Una hermosa fotografía de nuestra hermosa Isla.
En Isla Mujeres puedes disfrutar de hermosas playas con aguas cristalinas

Isla Mujeres has established itself as a destination for water sports; its incomparable waters, services and facilities, ensure top-level competitions.
Isla Mujeres se consolida como un destino para la práctica de deportes acuáticos; sus incomparables aguas, sus servicios y sus instalaciones, garantizan competencias de primer nivel.


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

Pescadores de Isla Blanca logran recuperar su zona federal luego de cuatro años de pleito…

 Fishermen of the Isla Blanca cooperative expect to recover the Federal Zone after four years of litigation.
Isla Mujeres. –Pescadores de la cooperativa Isla Blanca, en Isla Mujeres, parecen haber logrado ganar el conflicto legal que mantenían con un...

Announcing the Sixth Propane Cylinder exchange, which is part of a program for a Safe Island
 Alistan la Sexta Jornada de canje de cilindros de Gas como parte del programa Isla Segura

Noti Isla Mujeres (you can join this page on FB at this link & view the photos)

.Hazardous fence that is about to fall, in the park at colonia Salina Chica
- Peligrosa barda a punto de venir abajo, esto en el parque de la colonia salina chica.
A user's photo.

+ Complaint of bad odors at the new Maritime Terminal of Isla Mujeres. This is one of the drains
Denuncian "malos olores" en la nueva terminal marítima de Isla Mujeres, esto en unas rejillas de drenage.


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

New mayan ruins found at Mundaca Hacienda
Nuevos hallazgos mayas en Mundaca [+] Ver mas

New regulations proposed for Isla Contoy
Nueva propuesta de regulación para Contoy[+] Ver mas

Good progress with removal of trash
Avanza a buen ritmo el retiro de desechos[+] Ver mas

Good close to holidays predicted
Vaticinan buen cierre vacacional [+] Ver mas


Navy rescues undocumented Cubans
Armada rescata a indocumentados cubanos[+] Ver mas

Large numbers of visitors continue to arrive
Continúa arribo masivo de visitantes[+] Ver mas

Risky roof at the baseball stadium
Un riesgo techo de parque de béisbol[+] 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.

April Events

Sunset  ~7p
Sunrise ~6:30a

Moonrise over the Caribbean
April 4   6:42
April 5   7:20
April 6   9:07
April 7   9:59
April 8  10:53
April 9  11:46

Fri March 27 - Sun April 12: Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries.  

April 1, Wednesday: Last Artist Fair until next high season
 On the Town Square. Food samples are 10 pesos.
Thursday, April 2 Town Square 7p  Reenactment of Last Supper
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.

Sunday April 5: Easter  (Mexico changes to DST, except not QRoo)

Tuesday, April 7: UN World Health Day

Friday, April 10: Arte en Todas Partes event TBA

Friday, April 17: Arte en Todas Partes event TBA

Tuesday, April 21: Commemoration of Defense of Veracruz

Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day 

Friday, April 24: Arte en Todas Partes event TBA

 Friday, April 24 Start of Regata del Sol al Sol Yachts depart from St Petersburg, Florida on the ~500 mile journey

          LINK to history of the Regata del Sol al Sol  (The Regata al Sol, the other regatta, occurs every other year, on even years)

Wednesday, April 29 Regata del Sol al Sol  Golf Cart Poker Run (10a) & Cocktail party at Rock House (1p) & Crew Party at Buhos (1p) Basketball game by Town Square 7p

Thursday, April 30 Regata del Sol al Sol Cocktail Party at Ballyho's (1:30)  , Poker Run (3:30p), Mayor's Reception (7p)

Thursday, April 30 Dia del Nino...Children's Day

Friday, May 1  Regata del Sol al Sol Amigo's Regatta: Children board (10:30a), Departure (~11:30a) Awards ceremony at Buhos (7p)

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

There may be a Children's Fishing Tournament in April,  Date TBA
DIF Hat Breakfast, Desayuno de Sombrero is usually in April,  Date TBA
No Artists Fair in May, scheduled to resume in November 

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: Schedule likely to change for low season (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 ~Nov-April. 
Now the City is having Arte en Todas Partes events on Fridays.

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