Sunday, May 17, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, May 17

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

Horrible death

Indigent man falls from cliff

Indigente cae en acantilado y perece al impactarse en las rocas, en Isla Mujeres

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de mayo.-
  A man fell to his death from the cliffs near "Isla 33" along the perimeter road of the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The Isla Mujeres Police Chief, Joaquin Acosta Poot estimates the death occurred around 12:30pm, based on the rigidity of the body. The identity of the man is unknown and he was carrying some food in a butter carton, that appeared to be corn pozole.
    The police chief said there are two hypothesis about how he died. The first is that he could have been sitting and fell because he was drunk, and the second is that he was trying to go down to the beach and lost his balance, hit, and died, allegedly as a result of alcohol. His identity remains unknown and it is expected that some person or family member could come to claim the body in the upcoming hours. 
   In addition to the municipal police arriving at the scene, there were also paramedics from the Red Cross, with the ambulance, and experts were expected from the State Attorney's Office (PJE).

Tourism Director says thefts on beaches are decreasing

Los robos a turistas en la zona de playas: Jefe policiaco

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de mayo.-
Although there were two cases of thefts of visitors belongings in the beach area last week, the municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, said there have been very few cases of thefts from tourists in the various areas of Isla Mujeres in the past four and a half months.
     He explained the main factor that doesn't allow a satisfactory solution in the cases involving tourists is the time factor, since they visit briefly and there is not sufficient time to initiate an investigation and obtain results. He said despite this adverse factor, the Municipal Tourism agency offers facilities for visitors to take the necessary actions to recover their stolen belongings. 
   He said in the case of the first theft this week of a foreigner's handbag, the bag was found almost immediately with all the personal documents inside such as passports and credit cards, and only the cash was taken. The tourists said it was a minimal amount of money and the cards had been cancelled, and they were happy to have their passports. In the second case, belongings were stolen from a couple who were a foreigner and a woman from Cancun, whose belongings have not yet appeared.

Licensees complain about late start for whale shark tour season

Por retraso en temporada de tiburón ballena

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de mayo.-

Weeds grow in recently paved street connecting Mundaca Hacienda with the coastal road

Rumbo a la Hacienda Mundaca

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 16 de mayo.-
It is alleged that this could be due to scrimping on materials and it is noted that this work was done by same company "Aguila" (Eagle) who recently re-paved the coastal road between the monument to Benito Juarez and the high school Colegio Bachilleres. That work has been suspended since before the Easter holidays and was expected to resume when the holidays were over.


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

 Today May 17th....International Recycling Day
Hoy 17 de mayo. Día Internacional del Reciclaje.


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

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

Massive healing of sick Christians
Sanación masiva de cristianos enfermos [+] Ver mas
A massive healing event was held by La Iglesia Cristiana de Isla Mujeres featuring international evangelist Ramiro Carmelo, with convert and singer  Fredy Iván Bautista García. It took place from 10:30am to nearly 1pm, in an atmosphere of song, joy, and praise.

Indigent falls from cliff
Indigente cae al acantilado[+] Ver mas

A homeless man fell from the cliffs in front of the colonia Ampliacion La Gloria Saturday, and residents called the police around midday, who cordoned off the area until the Judicial Police could arrive and take the appropriate actions. He was unidentified as of that afternoon. He had dark skin and straight dark hair. He was shirtless and wearing gray trousers and sandals. Among the rocks were a pot of yogurt, his cap and a white shirt. There are caves among those cliffs that serve as temporary shelters, and it appears he may have fallen while climbing down.
    The Police Chief, Joaquin Poot Acosta, estimated the time of death as 12:30 pm, based on rigidity of the body, and said there are two hypothesis about the cause. The first being that he was sitting, and being drunk, had fallen, and the second is that he was trying to climb down to the beach and lost his balance, and died upon impact, allegedly from consequences of alcohol. 

"Moloc" died
   In another incident, fisherman  Arturo Cervera Dzul, aka “Moloc”, of the fishing cooperative Makax, died as a consequence of decompression he suffered on Friday at Rio Lagartos, Yucatan, where he was diving for sea cucumbers. His memorial was held this afternoon in colonia Cañotal, at his house in front of the municipal market "Audomaro Magana".
   The occurred a few days after the death of the 'decano de los voceadores' (Dean of the Hawkers), , José Baeza, aka “Bola”; who brought the news to the streets of the island for three decades. He died at nearly 80 years of age, from a heart problem, and in his last days he sold newspapers in colonia Salina, along Martinez Ross Avenue.
   You may also recall another recent death of Marcos Manuel “Zurdo”  Fernández Arceo, (Zurdo means Lefty) at age 84, who was a former pitcher who played ball with the sailors of the Mexican Navy. His family had him cremated in Cancun on Tuesday, one day difference from "Bola" May they rest in peace.

Sanction for whale shark infraction

Sanción a infractor de tiburón ballena[+] Ver mas
Many travel agencies have sold tour packages from the first day of the season, but no permits have been issued, and then the licensees will need to complete the final steps required from the Harbor Master. Unofficial sources say some licensees are taking risks by taking tourists out in a manera furtiva.
    Regarding this, the Harbor Master, Ismael Gonzalez Gil, confirmed that a verbal reprimand was given early Saturday to the crew of the boat of Luis Aguirre Cortez, "Ceviche Tour". The Harbor Master said they received a complaint early on Saturday that the boat was planning to take a group on a whale shark tour. He said, "We went to the beach to verify the complaint about the boat (Ceviche Tour), and we asked the people to get off and they left. There was only a verbal warning given to the crew because there was no proof."
    There have been unconfirmed reports since April of tourists being taken to the Aguas Azules (Blue Waters) area, because of a lack of surveillance by PROFEPA (Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection). However, any person found in the whale shark sighting area will be processed according to the law, because there is no one with current documents to perform this activity. They are expected to be able to offer tours at the latter part of this month, depending on when the permits are issued.

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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.

May Events

Sunrise ~6:15a
Sunset  ~7:10p

Moonrise over the Caribbean
May 2  6:10
May 3  7:01
May 4  7:54
May 5  8:48
May 6  9:43
May 7 10:36

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

May 1, Friday:  Dia del Trabajo - Labor Day. A national public holiday with political and labor union marches and official speeches. Schools, banks and government offices are closed.

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

May 3, Sunday: Dia de la Santa Cruz - Day of the Holy Cross
This celebration dates back to colonial times. Construction workers decorate crosses with flowers and mount them on buildings under construction, and have picnics at the site.

May 5. Tuesday: Cinco de Mayo (Battle of Puebla). No school. This date is commemorated more enthusiastically in the US, as general celebration of Mexican culture (and opportunity for abundant consumption of salsa, chips, and Mexican beer.).
      Here it is an 'optional' holiday (office & bank closings vary state to state) commemorating the victory of Mexican troops against a large number of French troops in 1862.
        (Then, more French troops arrived, sending Benito Juarez's government into exile, and Maximilian was crowned emperor of Mexico in 1864. At the time, the US was involved with its Civil War, 1861-65.  {Link:How Battle of Puebla affected US Civil War.} Then the US supported Mexico and invoked the Monroe Doctrine against European involvement in the Western Hemisphere. Napoleon III withdrew French troops in 1866.)

Soggy Peso is having a Cinco de Mayo party w Jeff Current playing music 5-7:30

May 6, Wednesday...Inauguration of a painting exhibit at the Magana Maritime Terminal-continues for 2 weeks:  “Mujeres del Caribe, Arte en Todas Partes”

Thursdays at 8:30p at Poc Na


May 8, Friday: Artes en Todas Partes event, maybe. TBA
                         7th Annual Water Rally (Teens compete in teams & learn about water conservation and processing)
May 10, Sunday: Mothers Day (Restaurants will be busy, and florists & mariachis.)

May 14, Thursday...see PocNa poster

May 15, Friday: Teacher's Day.  No School.
                            Artes en Todas Partes Event, maybe,TBA.
                            Start of Turtle Nesting Protection Program along the eastern coast and the eggs are incubated at the Tortugranja, with public releases of hatchlings in the fall.  (Hawksbills begin laying in earlier, so tours are made to watch for their nests starting ~May 1)
                              Start of the Whale Shark tour season may vary and continues until ~Sept. 15th
May 16, Saturday
You're invited to the annual pink wig breakfast, with raffle, gifts and awards. 200 peso donation. You and your friends can wear your favorite color and of various colors, in the design you prefer. Tickets available at the offices of Por Siempre Viva, phone 8770073

~May 17, Sunday  Paintball tournament behind Convention Center (last day).

May 21, Thursday...see Poc Na poster

Fishing Tournament May 22, 23, & 24 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

(May 22 & 23: From Xcaret to Cozumel:  Travesia Sagrada Maya - Sacred Mayan Journey. Recreating the pilgrimage of the ancient Maya to worship the Goddess lxChel, canoeists in pre-hispanic-style vessels race approximately 17 miles.)

 May 28-30 Posada Beach: Maya Riviera Film Festival

May 29, Friday No School (Last Friday of Month...Technical Meetings)

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

No Artists Fair in May, scheduled to resume in November 

  The Women's Fishing Tournament, "La Dorada", organized by the DIF is planed for June 26 & 27.

 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 may 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  
Sunday & Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm   ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thursday Bahia Tortuga 6:45-8:45

Saturday. El Patio solo  630-830 

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

Sundays 7:30-9:30 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel / 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  9-11 Banda Sin Nombre
Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 Sol Rockers /  DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio & Ryan / band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 7:30-9:30 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 on weekends

Bahia Tortuga has live music at times...announced on their streetside signboard. John Cain is there on Thursdays and Lara is there on Mondays...~7p

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)

 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

Monday -
 Fenix-Chucho 2-4
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 Cuban musicians 2-4
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? 2-4
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7:30-9:30
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 2-4
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
John Cain Bahia Tortuga 6:45-8:45
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- 2-4 SesBlues, Pao & band..Blues, Rock, Salsa, Reggae
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
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 7:30-9:30 @ 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 2-4
Sol Rockers El Patio 7:30-9:30  Ryan Rickman  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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