Thursday, January 1, 2015

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, January 1 Prospero Año Nuevo!

The second issue of The Isla Mujeres Magazine to benefit Isla charities will be published soon, 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 soon...some have already been donated.
Update...The content & layout are finished, and awaiting publication, while I am 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 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Most recent articles at DQR are from Dec. 29

From Tvisla Mujeres

For the year end fiestas, Quintana Roo had a rally in tourism, registering 100% occupancy: Gov. Borge
Para las fiestas de fin de año ‪#‎QuintanaRoo‬ presenta un repunte turístico, registrando ocupación de cuartos al 100%

Hundreds receive the first rays of the sun at the Sculpture Park at Punta Sur/South Point

Fishermen of Isla Contoy having improved lobster catches
Pescadores de Isla Contoy logran mejorar la producción de Langosta

From the Municipal Facebook site.....

The New Years celebration on the Town Square....

Thank you to Reginald Veneziano for sharing this excellent photo
Gracias por compartir excelente foto de la ‪#‎Fiesta2015IslaMujeres‬ byReginald Veneziano

Families: Most valuable. at  New Years Festival 2015 in Isla Mujeres
La ‪#‎Familia‬, lo más valioso de la ‪#‎Fiesta2015IslaMujeres‬

Now the grand festival 2015 Isla Mujeres is beginning... We hope you'll come to the Town Square!
Ya empezó la gran ‪#‎Fiesta2015IslaMujeres‬ ¡Los esperamos en la explanada del palacio!

Happy New Year from the City
¡Todos los colaboradores del H. Ayuntamiento les deseamos un feliz año nuevo 2015!

We ask all visitors to cooperate with the care and preservation of the temple to the goddess Ixchel
Pedimos a todos los visitantes cumplir con el cuidado y preservación del templo a la Diosa Ixchel.

South Point is the most spectacular location to receive the first rays of the sun of the year 2015
Punta Sur es el escenario más espectacular para recibir los primeros rayos del sol del año 2015

In Isla Mujeres,, we honor the memory of the men who gave us a state where peace, tranquility, progress, and development allow us to grow as a society.
A tribute was celebrated on the 44th anniversary  of the death of Don Javier Rojo Gomez.
En Isla Mujeres honramos la memoria de los hombres que nos legaron un estado donde la paz, la tranquilidad, el progreso y el desarrollo, nos permiten crece como sociedad.
Realizamos un homenaje en el 44 aniversario luctuoso de Don Javier Rojo Gómez.
Preparations are being made in Isla Mujeres to say farewell to one year and greet another, as our main square is prepared for the big dance at the end of the year. With joy, peace, and tranquility in Isla Mujeres, one year ends and we welcome another. From this corner of the Mexican Caribbean, we send the world a message of peace and happiness
Así nos preparamos en Isla Mujeres para despedir un año y recibir otro. Nuestra plaza principal se prepara para el gran baile de fin de año.
Con alegría, en paz y tranquilidad, en Isla Mujeres despediremos el 2014 y recibiremos el 2015. Desde este rincón del Caribe Mexicano, mandamos al mundo un mensaje de paz y felicidad.

To provide an image of beauty and cleanliness for the thousands of tourists who choose to celebrate the end of the year with us, we are working to maintain the landscaping, flower gardens, and green areas.
Para brindar una imagen de belleza y limpieza a los miles de turistas que decidieron celebrar con nosotros el fin de año, nos encargamos de dar mantenimiento a las jardineras y áreas verdes.

The Mayor, Agapito Magana Sanchez, inaugurated modern new public bathroom by the Paso de la Trigueña. (off the main square, on the way to the eastern malecon)
El Alcalde @AgapitoMaganaS inauguró los modernos baños públicos en el Paso de la Trigueña.

From Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

Hasn't updated yet this morning

From  por esto

Massive closing to the end of the year

Masivo cierre de fin de año [+] 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, or Manolitos. Walk less than 10 minutes to shop at Chedraui. Visit restaurants, 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.

 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."


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  Comono/ ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thurs 8:15-11 El Patio Caribbean Grill
Sats. El Patio 630-830 "Country Nights"  this Saturday thru December.. 
. Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

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

Sundays 630 to 9 - solo Ryan Rickman - 9 to 11 - Sol Rockers
Mondays 630 to 830 Miguel - 830 to 1130 Ryan Rickman -

 Tuesdays  not sure who is there, but someone is...
Wednesdays 7 to 9 Sol Rockers and DJ 9-12
Thursdays 6 to 8 Miguel and John Cain from 8 to 11
 Fridays 630 to 815 Fabio Ryan and band 830 to 1130 
Saturdays 630-830 John Cain solo Country music 830 to 1130 Ryan and Band..
. Sunday at El Patio  7 to 9 pm Sol Rockers 

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

Fenix  Sun 1p  Salsa 

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

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

Tuesday - John Cain @ Café Del Mar solo 8-10 p
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ El Patio house of music 9:15-11:15

Wednesday - Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Faynes - 10:30 - 12:00

Thursday - John Cain @ Marina Paraiso - solo 7-9
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
Elvis @ el Patio house of music 8-11
La Banda Sin Nombre @ Fayne's 10:30 - 12

Friday - 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

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
Ryan and Band @ El Patio house of music 8:30 - 11:30

Sunday - Fenix for Salsa 1-3

Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9



 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, ~Dec~April.  
The next fair is Friday, Jan. 2  4p-9p The Taste of Isla portion is 5p-7p.

 Magic Show at PocNa Mondays at 8:30 Free (tips encouraged) 2x1 cocktails 50p

This magic show is at Fenix on Friday & Saturdays 8p
Sunset ~5p

Moonrise over the Caribbean
Jan. 4  at 5:10p Full Moon
Jan. 5 6:02
Jan. 6 6:53
Jan. 7 7:43
Jan. 8 8:53
Jan. 9 9:21
Jan. 10 10:10
Jan. 11 10:58

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

 Sail fishing Tournament February 3-7 2015 register online @
To benefit the The Little Yellow School house Isla Mujeres

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