Sunday, July 27, 2014

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Sunday, July 27 The Afternoon Edition

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published in July!, featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers! Thank-you to everyone who has visited & shared it! 
Check out the Charity document, patronize the supportive businesses & visit the blogs of the talented contributors! Contact me at if you'd like to donate $15 to your fav charity, for an ad. Good causes, good exposure. 100% is contributed. Donations will be totaled, published & turned over to the charities in July.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am now creating & posting the new ads. It is going slowly because I am busy with other things, your patience is appreciated.     Feel free to copy & share the Charity document! Telling your friends about the Magazine & sharing links helps Isla Charities, too. Your support is appreciated & small efforts add up to big differences. Thanks! 

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 

   Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

More public spaces

Agapito's government has successful social program

Más espacios públicos

Sábado, 26 de Julio de 2014 21:28

Recupera gobierno de Agapito con exitoso programa social

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
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For the second weekend in a row, City directors, their staff, and other municipal employees worked to clean up, paint, and rescue public spaces including parks, walking paths, sports courts, and mercados/markets, as part of the Directors Adopt a Park program. The brigades were working with shovels, picks, paint brushes, brooms, and other tools on both the island and the continental zone. The brigades asked that people be more responsible about littering, and the Mayor thanked the workers for their solidarity and efforts.

Increased number of diners

 Less than expected

Registra leve repunte

Sábado, 26 de Julio de 2014 21:25

Demanda de comensales en los restaurantes, afirman

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ISLA MUJERES, 26 de julio.-
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Like the hoteliers, the restaurateurs are experiencing an increase in business now that the summer vacation period has begun, but they are disappointed that the increase in not larger.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Mayor welcomes millionth visitor

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Noticias de  Quequi......

  •   Deputy regrets ferry terminal delay


    Lamenta diputada retraso en terminal marítimaLamenta diputada retraso en terminal marítima

    0 27 de julio de 2014 
    Federal legislator,  diputada federal with the PAN party, Alicia Ricalde Magaña said it is regrettable that the ferry terminal has not been completed, and that holiday vacationers are standing in the sun while waiting and do not have bathroom facilities available. She characterized the facility as a 'white elephant', and said it is unacceptable that officials continue have been claiming it is "almost ready", and now large numbers of holiday vacationers are arriving to the island.
        The first stone was laid ceremonially on  May 8, 2013, and it was planned that the facility would be ready in December, and then the date was changed to March 2014. The legislator said she is inquiring through official channels regarding the completion of the terminal and of the new hospital. The facility will consist of about 1700 square meters, and is being built with an investment of 34 million pesos. It will have lockers, a food area, showers, waiting areas, and toilets, among other amenities.

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- Desaprueba el hecho de que permanezca como un “elefante blanco”.
  • Presentation of candidates for Miss Caribe 2014


    Presentan a las Miss Caribe 2014Presentan a las Miss Caribe 2014

    0 27 de julio de 2014

    Por Carlos Gasca > Quequi.- .
The women who are competing for the title of  “Miss  Caribe de México 2014” were presented on Hidalgo Avenue last evening. On the first evening, Friday, the women demonstrated poise as they modeled swimwear of the sponsor, with accessories. . They are representing  Chetumal, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Cancun, Holbox, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres.
      The winner will represent the state in the national competition in September 2015, and that winning contestant will represent Mexico in the Miss Universe pageant.
   Carlos Cárdenas Magaña is the promoter and organizer of this unique event which is taking place outdoors among the public. He said these events have been successful and he is planning a third edition, with a some new features.  

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Enjoying Caribbean nightlife

Disfrutan de la vida nocturna caribeña

  • Written by Diario Respuesta  Jesus Molina
  • Category: Isla Mujeres
A cientos de paseantes se les puede ver gozando del ambiente en las discotecas y de la gastronomía en la zona de restaurantes.

Hundreds of walkers can be seen enjoying themselves on Hidalgo in the evenings, visiting the nightclubs and restaurants, dancing and sampling the fine cuisine of the island. The foreigners are the most enthusiastic as they enjoy the different rhythms and cultural experiences.  
       The restaurants are reported to be operating at almost 70 percent of their capacity, and on the weekends 90 percent of the tables are occupied by diners. The Director of Tourism said hotel occupancy is at about 70 percent, and the number of people enjoying the nightlife of the island is increasing daily.

Read more: Disfrutan de la vida nocturna caribeña

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“Miss Caribe de México 2014”: Completely successful

“Miss Caribe de México 2014”, todo un éxito[+] Ver mas

The island is brimming with visitors
La isla pletórica con visitantes[+] Ver mas

 The beaches were filling up by noon, and most of the ~500 golf carts were rented. The taxi drivers experienced an increase in business, but not as much as the golf carts. Some drivers blame the union leader for allowing the exponential growth of golf carts over the past decade, complaining that they are only making 300 pesos a day at the height of vacation season, due to the number of carts. Entrepreneurs reported that sales are normal and hoteliers say they still have rooms available.
   It is noted that families from the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan comprise the majority of visitors, and they often seek less expensive food in the colonias. The Naval First Aid station is located on the Posada beach and efforts have been coordinated between the Navy, the life guards of Civil Protection, the Red Cross, and the Harbor Master to ensure the visitors have a safe holiday in Isla Mujeres.

What's happening with the new terminal?
Qué pasa con la nueva terminal[+] Ver mas

This has the same information as translated above, noting additionally that unfinished projects include the new Hospital which had been projected to be operational in  2011, the Casa de Cultura (House of Culture), the municipal market at colonia Cañotal, and the building for the Medical Examiners, SEMEFO, which has been vandalized.
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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 or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; 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

 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, Shoes for the Kids, Items for Little Yellow School House...Barlitos @ Marina Paraiso

Karen Rosenberg's
NEED DIABETES SUPPLIES FOR OCTOBER DIABETES CLINIC: We have been doing Diabetes Clinics on Isla Mujeres for five years, with more local residents participating annually. This is a joint project of bilingual social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals originally from the USA, working with Isleno community partners. Diabetes is now the primary cause of death in Mexico.
We are in great need of donations of glucometers and strips, specifically these brands: Contour, Contour Next and OneTouch. Many doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals discard strips that are almost expired. Strips are actually still effective for at least a year after expiration dates so often those are the ones that are most often donated. If you have any contact with medical professionals or pharmaceutical reps, you can often get current supplies. We can also use lancets, lancet devices, alcohol pads, and syringes.
The next clinic will be in October 2014. Contact Karen Rosenberg at or Kathy Ennis at or FB either of us. We accept monetary donations too and will buy strips to bring down.



 John Cain's schedule   
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Thurs, Marina Paraiso 7-9 pm 
Friday, July 4 El Patio 8-10:30
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pm  (Currently on hold while SeBlues is off the isle)

Ken Wanovich
Wed 7/23 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm.
 Fri 7/25 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm. 
Mon 7/28 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Wed 7/30 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
Fri 8/01 - Chi Chi & Charlie's, 4:00pm.
 Sat 8/02 - Marina Paraiso, 6:30pm.
 Mon 8/04 - Villavento Beach Hotel - Noon 
Tue 8/05 - Mamacita's, 7:00pm. 
( Keys 4 Life is also bringing school supplies and 3 new LCD projectors for the elementary schools, and doing some minor construction projects to repair/improve several homes in Guadalupana.)

 Ryan Rickman Friday - Tuesday at 8 - 11 pm (Fridays 9 pm - 12)
 Fabio Thursdays and Sundays 6:30 - 8 pm 
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 Fridays 
Wednesdays & Thursdays live music with a band that rotates starting at 8:30-11 pm.

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
Banda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun

Domingo Salsa en Vivo con ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! ::  Sunday Live Salsa with ¡¡Puro Sabor - Salsa Cubana !! + Gratis/FREE Chilpachole Pa' la Cruda! + Tragos/Drinks + SUP & Kayak :: See You There!! / No Falten!! 
 Sat ~2p Frequencia

       Sun ~2p  Salsa 
Weekday's ~2p.. Various artists including
Chucho (Jesus Campezino) & SeBlues..tho he's off isle right now.

You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or  Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.

Saturday afternoon 3-5 Cuban music at Veradara's Cuban restaurant

July Events....

Thursday 5:30-9:30pm  Artist Fair on Town Square  (Note new hours)
Rain date...rescheduled to Friday
Friday, Fourth of July US Independence Day
At Casa de los Suenos....

From Christy Dix....For those who are in Isla Mujeres and want to practice your Spanish, come join us!! Spend an hour at Barlito's at Marina Paraiso this Friday 7/4 (3-4pm) and practice your Spanish skills while helping those who are studying English. It's a win win!!

July 5 Saturday 7p  Abuelito & Abuelita contest La Gloria open air theatre
July 6 Sunday  PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament 8am start, 4pm weigh in, awards to follow on Posada Beach. 2pm Son 3 performing on Posada!
July 7 Town Square ~7p "Michael Jackson Extravaganza" 
July 11 Friday Full Moon Rise: ~6:50    Sunset is ~7:30
 Careful of the migrating crabs crossing the road to get to the sea to spawn, especially down at the south and south east part of the isle.
July 12 Saturday  Full Moon Rise: ~7:45  
July 13 Sunday  Moonrise  8:41pm
July 14 Monday  Moonrise  9:31pm
July 15 Tuesday Moonrise  10:17pm  and ~50 minutes later nightly
July 20th...Start of Whale Shark Festival
PangeaSeed in collaboration with 1xRUN, Residencia Gorila, @World Artist Destination & Juxtapoz Latin America present Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans - Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 !Here's a selection of 6 of the 15 large walls that will be painted by 15 renowned international contemporary artists on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Together via art and activism, we are helping to celebrate, educate and inspire both local and tourist communities on the importance of preserving oceans and marine wild life.
Stay tuned, as the festival runs July 20-28, for some incredible works created by an incredibly talented international team.  Together, we can help save our seas!
‪#‎pangeaseed‬ ‪#‎seawalls‬ ‪#‎saveourseas‬ ‪#‎staywild‬ ‪#‎mexico‬ ‪#‎islamujeres‬ ‪#‎sharklove‬

The artists are also planning a beach clean up.

LINK to video of Day 3 Murals & their artists

LINK to video of Day 2 of the murals & artists

This mural is on Guerrero  around the corner & a lil north from the Super. The print  (by Tatiana Suarez) is available for $65 HERE  

 Ixchel (above) is on the north wall of the Palacio (town hall) along the pedestrian street.
 The mural below is on Guerrero, a lil farther north

Article about the mural project LINK  (In English...Huffington Post)

**July 20 or 24th -27 : Whale Shark Festival.  Includes a parade with floats, sand sculpture contest, recreational activities, and more. (See schedule below)

Translation of news article.....
The seventh edition of the Whale Shark Festival will take place July 24-27 and will include an agenda of activities that are: cultural, artistic, touristic, and environmental; with participation by artists, musicians, speakers, and environmental experts. There will be contests of:  decorated golf carts, costumes, and sand sculptures; as well as parades, plays, lectures, performances by dance & music groups, photographic exhibitions, and other artistic activities. See schedule below.
       A group of international artists plan to paint murals focused on the themes of conservation and protection of whale sharks, in a project titled "SEA WALLS". All events will be completely free and will take place at venues including the Town Square, the Posada Beach, and Rueda Medina Avenue (main street). Municipal gencies who are coordinating this event include the departments of Culture, Tourism, Public Relations, Ecology, and Social Communication.

July 24-26 Miss Caribe de Mexico beauty pageant
Ten beautiful young women from the ten municipalities of the state will compete for the title of Miss Caribe de Mexico 2014 on July 24-26 in Isla Mujeres, and the winner will represent Quintana Roo in the national contest. The activities will take place on Hidalgo Avenue, and will begin on Thursday with the reception of the contestants and their official presentation. On Friday they will model swimwear, of the brand of the official sponsor, as well as jewelry and accessories. On Saturday the grand finale will be held, and the winner will be chosen. As part of the final competition, they will each present a topic about the place they represent, and the press will be in attendance.

 July 25, 26, & 27
Fri 6p Parade  Rueda Medina
      7p Costume contest  Town Square

Sat 8a Beach clean up  Playa Norte & Colegio Bachilleres
      5p Conference about whale sharks City Council room
      6p Recognizing "Sea Walls" mural artists  City Council room
       7p  Event with samples of Lion Fish dishes  Town Square

Sun 10a Sand sculpture contest Posada Beach
         4p Tour of the Sea Walls murals 

Jul 26 Saturday 6pm Town Square  Zumba event

 July 26, Saturday:  There will be 600 Mexican athletes competing on the island for the “Copa Isla Mujeres de Tae Kwon Do”, including about 40 athletes from Isla Mujeres.


 On August 31, about 500 athletes, both Mexican and international, are expected to participate in an open water swimming competition, Competencia de Nado de Aguas Abiertas, at Playa Norte/North Beach. The swimmers will travel distances between 250 meters and five kilometers, with the course being defined by a rectangle of buoys off Playa Norte. Dozens of foreigners are expected to participate, especially from the United States.



Whale Shark Season ...ends Sept 15
It is Sea Turtle Mating & Nesting season
Red & Blue crabs are migrating to the sea for spawning during full moons

Turtle releases August-Sept dates TBA, usually only a day or two in advance Caribbean-Mayan Cultural Festival  TBA Nov?


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