Sunday, March 13, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, March 13

Tonight at 8p on the Town Square is the first of the "Noches de Pueblo Magico" which will feature performances on Sunday evenings. The theme is 'Scenes From the Sea" (“Escenario que vino del Mar”).

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

Traveling Museum of the Marimba March 15-19 

 Del 15 al 19 visitará la Isla el Museo Errante de la Marimba

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de marzo.-

See information in the City Section below....

Today the "Pueblo Magico Nights" begins on the Town Square    

 En la Explanada municipal

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ISLA MUJERES, 12 de marzo.-
 (This is the same information as was previously translated). 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 Pueblo 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
  There was also an announcement for the the 2016 Young Artists program, which was recently published and will remain open until May 4, 2016. Those wishing to know the general rules of entry with detailed information on the requirements, documentation, dates, features and amount of the scholarship, can find it at:


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

From the municipal Institute of Cultura on FB:
"El Muemar" is a traveling installation designed to promote the marimba to the next generation and foster an appreciation for its sounds. The tent (carpa) has traveled to various town around the country and inside is an exhibition that demonstrates the importance of this musical instrument thru the use of video creations, music, interfacing, and samples of the ancient instruments that inspired and preceded the marimba. Attendees will be taken on a trip through time and geography while learning about the history of this indigenous instrument from Chiapas.
 March 15-19 (Tuesday - Saturday) 11-3 and 5-8. Inauguration Tuesday, March 15 at 7p. Free.
El MUEMAR es una instalación itinerante que ha sido diseñada para retomar y promover el fervor por la sonoridad de la marimba a las nuevas generaciones. La carpa que se traslada por varias ciudades de la República, aguarda en su interior una exposición que refleja la importancia de este instrumento mediante de video creaciones, música, interfaces y una muestra de instrumentos inspirados en antiguos precedentes de la marimba.
Lo anterior, permite a los asistentes realizar un viaje geográfico por el tiempo y la historia de este instrumento autóctono de Chiapas.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Por Esto's Isla Mujeres news website is still under maintenance....

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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.
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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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 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   

Friday, March 11 
 Pre season baseball game between champions at 1pm at the El Pescador field.

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

March 15-19  Tues-Sat.  Traveling Museum of the Marimba at the Casa de Cultura
Tuesday: Inauguration at 7pm
Hours: 11a-3p & 5p-8p  Free.

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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