Thursday, March 12, 2015

Headlines In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, March 12

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 ....

Rehabilitation of prolongation Juarez avenue should be completed by the Easter holidays

Concluirán los trabajos de rehabilitación de prolongación de la avenida Juárez

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de marzo.-

Noti Isla Mujeres (you can join this page on FB at this link)

A distress call was received yesterday at 4pm from the Hotel Ixchel, located on North Beach, near the end of Hidalgo avenue. A child between the ages of 7 and 10 years was reported to have suffered an accident in the pool at the center of the hotel. The Red Cross, Civil Protection, and municipal police went to the hotel, where witness told them that the child was in the pool, when his foot went into a suction filter, which prevented him from staying afloat. His father realized what was happening and tried to rescue his son, but this caused injuries to his arm, due to the force required to remove it from the suction device.
La tarde de ayer a las 4:00 se recibió una llamada de auxilio del hotel Ixchel, que se localiza en la zona de playa norte, sobre la avenida Hidalgo, ya que se reportaba que un infante ente 7 y 10 años de edad había sufrido un accidente en la piscina de este centro de hospedaje, al lugar llegaron la Cruz Roja, protección civil y la policía municipal, donde según los testigos informaron que este menor se encontraba en el interior de esta alberca, cuando su pie se introdujo en un filtro de succión impidiendo salir a flote este infante, su padre al percatarse de este incidente, trato de rescatar a su hijo, pero le ocasiono daños en su brazo, debido a la fuerza empleada para sacarlo de este artefacto de succión.

A young man by the name of Jose Gutierrez hit the curb and he fell out of the golf cart he was driving, allegedly in an intoxicated state, at 7am yesterday on prolongation Rueda Medina. The cart belongs to the rental agency "Pepe", and is #12.
Se impacta contra la banqueta y sale disparado el joven que responde al nombre José Gutiérrez ya que en estado de ebriedad, conducían un carrito de golf de la rentadora “pepes” número económico 12, placas de circulación 91-40-TRR, los hechos sucedieron pasando la 7 de la mañana en la avenida prolongación de la rueda Medina, el día de ayer.

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

You're invited to enjoy Movies in you Colonia with the entertaining movie Monster University. Friday March 13, 7p, La Gloria.
Les invitamos este viernes a disfrutar del Cine en tu colonia con la divertida película de Monster Uiniversity.

The project to attain Blue Flag certification for the Posada del Mar beach in Isla Mujeres in making progress.

Avanza proyecto de Blue Flag para la Playa de Posada del Mar en Isla Mujeres

Harbor Master says owners have 15 days to remove their boats from Recinto Portuario
Tendrán 15 días para retirar sus embarcaciones del Recinto Portuario: Capitanía de Puerto

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

The Director of Public Works, Miguel Caballer said the road work on Prolongation Rueda Medina will be concluded before Semana Santa.
Antes del inicio de la temporada vacacional de Semana Santa, los trabajos de rehabilitación de la prolongación de la avenida Juárez estarán concluidos aseguró el director de Obras Públicas, Miguel Caballero.

The larger palapa Hacienda Mundaca is a new public space for cultural activities, recreation activities, and social activities
La monumental palapa de la Hacienda Mundaca, es un nuevo espacio público apropiado para actividades culturales, recreativas y sociales. Hacienda Mundaca, orgullo de nuestro pasado histórico.

In Isla Mujeres, you will find the beauty of the Caribbean Sea, the friendliness of the people, and the peacefulness of its streets. We are waiting for you.
En Isla Mujeres te espera la belleza del Mar Caribe, la amabilidad de su gente y la tranquilidad de sus calles. Te esperamos.

The expansion of the facilities of the community center of the colony La Gloria is progressing on schedule. Soon we will have more space to provide better services.
La ampliación de las instalaciones del centro comunitario de la colonia La Gloria avanza en los tiempos contemplados. En breve contaremos con más espacio para brindar mejores servicios.

From  por esto

Demand for workers
Urgen trabajadores[+] Ver mas

To remove sunken sailboat
A quitar velero despedazado [+] Ver mas

Renovation work nearly ready
Obra de renovación casi lista [+] 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, 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.

March Events

Sunset ~6:50

Moonrise over the Caribbean
March 5, Thurs.    7:01    Full Moon   
(a 'minimoon'...the most distant moon of 2015)

March 6, Fri.         7:50
March 7, Sat.        8:39
March 8, Sun.       9:28
March 9, Mon.      10:19
March 10, Tues    11:10

Sunrise ~7am
From Time & Date

TODAY: March 5 , Thursday Town Square Artist Fair 4-9 & Taste of Isla 5-7
March 8 Daylight Savings Time begins in US. Isla is on EST year round, not observing DST.
March 8 International Women's Day
March 16, Monday: Day off for March 21, Birth of Benito Juarez. 
March 17, Tuesday: St. Patrick's Day  (Celebrated in some bars)
March 18 Oil Expropriation Day (an observance, no closures)
March 20 Equinox   Total Solar Eclipse
March 21 Benito Juarez's Birthday
March 26 Bus Booze Cruise benefit for Isla Seniors & Friends (Sold out)
March 29 Palm Sunday
Fri March 27 - Sun April 12: Easter Break w lotsa daytrippers/busy ferries.

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

 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   ElPatio Sol Rockers 
Thurs 9-11 El Patio 
Sats. El Patio 630-830 
Sunday at El Patio w Sol Rockers from 7 to 9 pm

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

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

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

Fenix  Sun 1p  Salsa  They are again having music in the afternoons including the Cuban musicians, and Chucho (Jesus Campuzano)

Marina Paraiso has live music Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 7-9

Bahia Tortuga has live music at times...announced on their streetside signboard.

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)

And at 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...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
Jazz with Norman and Darin 7-9p Morgan's Restaurant & Bar - on Hidalgo

Tuesday -  Fenix live music 1-4
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?) 1-4
Sol Rockers @El patio house of music 7-9
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 1-4
Miguel @El Patio house of music 6-8/ Faynes 10:30 - 12
John Cain @ el Patio 9-11
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- 1-4 La Guera & band
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
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
 John Cain 6:30-8:30 @ 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 1-3
Banda Sin Nombre @Chuuk kay 3:30
Sol Rockers El Patio 7-9
Monday - Miguel solo @ El patio 6:30 - 8:30
Ryan Rickman @ El patio 8:30 - 11:30


 Artist Fairs on the Town Square, usually first Thursday, 4p-9p Dec~April.  

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