Monday, March 7, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, March 7

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte.  HERE is a timelapse version, that you can set to slow or fast (fps-frames per second). It takes a few seconds to load.
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  Both issues of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 are here
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Concern about keeping the Pueblo Magico status  

Para no perder distintivo de Pueblo Mágico, advierten

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de marzo.-
This information has already been translated about Gerardo Barragan Magana's concerns about maintaining the Pueblo Magico status & his advice that it requires collaboration with and by municipal officials, to follow the instructions of the Mayor and to correct irregularities in the infrastructure.

 Awaiting improved internet

Mejor servicio de Internet

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 6 de marzo.-

  This information has already been translated about the members of the Association of Small Hotels Fascinantes of Isla Mujeres (APHFIM) were have been expecting improved internet service from Telmex, but have not received it. Promises were made at the February 7th meeting that speeds would be doubled or even tripled downtown, which has not occurred.

From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Cultural activities & performances in Isla Mujres  

   On Sunday night, March 13, at 8pm there will be a presentation of "Escenarios que vino del Mar" (Lit. Scenes that came from the Sea), and every Sunday at 8pm there will be artistic activities as part of the Noches de Pueble Magico program. This program will present singing, music, dance, theater, performance art, and other artistic expressions to enrich the cultural life of the island. Those who are interested in performing can go to the Casa de Cultura, downtown on Abasolo, or they can call 877 0767 or email 
    It is also noted that there was recently an announcement published for the Young Artists Program 2016 whose deadline is May 4th, and more information about that is available at

On March 10 at the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria from 9am to 2pm there will be a large meeting of the Program "Committed to you" by the City government.
El Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres presente en la reunión de organización de la Mega Jornada "Comprometido Contigo" que tendrá lugar este jueves 10 de Marzo de 9 de la mañana a 2 de la tarde en el Domo Bicentenario en la Colonia La Gloria.

Isla Mujeres hosted a handball "arbitration" training course with 40 participants who included coaches, teachers, players, and referees from Chetumal, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancún, Isla Mujeres and the state of Tabasco.
Isla Mujeres es sede de un curso de capacitación de arbitraje de hanball.
Son mas de 40 participantes: maestros, entrenadores, jugadores y árbitros de Chetumal, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancún, Isla Mujeres y del Estado de Tabasco.

The municipality is seeking candidates to join the police force  
Convocatoria para pertenecer al cuerpo de cadetes de la Dirección General de Seguridad Pública y Tránsito del Municipio de Isla Mujeres.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

"El Tilico": Still going strong at 76 years of age  
“El Tilico”, incansable a su 76 años ha .. [+] Ver mas
  I'll translate this tomorrow or later this week.

Islanders win medals for Quintana Roo  
Isleñas cosechan medallas para Quintana Roo [+] Ver mas
 This article about young Q Roo athletes at the National Competition for Youths 2016 says islander Lilian Emilia Mendillo Lima won a gold, a silver, and two bronzes in archery, and here sister Andrea Lousie won a silver medal.    I'll translate the rest of this tomorrow 

Tourism activity was good on Sunday
Buena actividad turística en la islaS.. [+] Ver mas
     Tourism activities were not interrupted by the mild effects of cold front #43, and there were no serious incidents, which is a "saldo blanco". There was some heavy traffic at times, which taxi drivers blame on the nearly 600 golf carts in circulation now, due to new concession and expansions in that industry on the island.

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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. A queen & single bed.

Free amenities such as hammocks, bikes, outdoor shower, portable beach chairs & beach towels, washer, loungers. 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 southward down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes southwest to shop at Chedraui or to dine at Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, or other options. 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 ~7p
Moon rise over the Caribbean

March 22     6:57
March 23     7:47
March 24     8:37
March 25     9:25
March 26    10:14
March 27    11:03
March 28    11:52

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:40 beginning March 1st: Magic Classes
 (900 pesos foreigners/600 pesos residents)

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

Thursday, March 3  Artist's Fair Casa de Cultura 4-9p 

This says the upcoming Artist Fair & Taste of Isla on Thursday, March 3 at the Casa de Cultura will include music, and dancing...and beverages... Isla Cerveza are expected.

Friday, March 4  Celebration of the 499 anniversary of Isla Mujeres being found by Spaniards, sailing from Cuba

  Saturday, March 5:

March 8 Tuesday 9am  Diabetes Clinic at Red Cross  Blood Sugar testing, Diabetic Education, Free glucometers and supplies for diabetics.

March 8, Tuesday International Day of Women  

Beginning March 13, Sunday at 8pm: Pueblo Magico Nights on Sunday evenings on the Town Square featuring entertainment including dancers, musicians, and more.  

March 17, Thursday  St Patrick's Day  Celebrated in some bars, mostly by foreigners

March 18, Friday  Day of the Petroleum Expropriation  
Saturday, March 19-Monday, April 4: Easter Vacation (Semana Santa)
Many domestic tourists visit during this time & the island (and ferries) are busy during the daytripper hours (~10a-5p)  

March 20- Palm Sunday
March 20-27  Holy Week
March 25  Good Friday   Noon: Viacrusis procession of the Stations of the Cross (Passion of Christ)
March 27  Easter (Domingo de Pascua)
April 5, Tuesday  Students return to school  


March 21, Monday  Anniversary of the Birth of Benito Juarez

April 7, Thursday  4-9p Casa de Cultura:  Artist Fair (Last of the season)

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