Sunday, July 12, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, July 12

The second issue of 
The Isla Mujeres Magazine
 to benefit Isla charities 
 is online, 
featuring  a variety of talented writers and photographers!
  Here's a link to the Magazine
 If you'd like to donate $15 to your favorite charity to have an ad in this 2015 issue, contact me at

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte 


  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Summer Operation begins

Over 80 Naval personnel participating

Participarán más de 80 elementos de la Secretaría de Marina

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de julio.-
  Beginning on Saturday, and until Sunday, August 23, the Navy will conduct "Operation Saving Lives Summer 2015" (“Operación Salvavidas Verano 2015”) to provide comprehensive security for the tourists. This operation involves about 81 persons, including admirals, captains, officers, non-commissioned officers, and sailors, as well as 10 vehicles on land and sea. They will monitor the beaches and staff two first aid stations, in order to safeguard human lives on the beaches and ensure order during the visits of domestic and foreign vacationers.
     With this in mind, the Navy makes the following recommendations to the general population during their visits to the beach: Don't go into the water after eating food or drinking alcoholic beverages; no littering; avoid dehydration by drinking adequate amounts of water; don't block access to the beaches to allow free movement of patrols and ambulances; and if you are on a boat, ask for your life jacket.
    In case of emergency, these phone numbers are answered 24 hours/day, 365 days/year,  088, 01 998 877 0194, 01 555 677 7119 and 01 800 627 4621 or contact Naval personnel at the first aid station or the Civil Protection lifeguards.

Strategies to end vandalism in the colonias

Afinan estrategia en colonias populares

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de julio.-
    To find a solution to recent problems from a group of young vandals in the neighborhoods of La Gloria, Miraflores, and Canotal, City officials met with more than 20 parents from those neighborhoods. During the meeting on Friday evening, the Police Chief, Joaquin Poot Acosta, confirmed the arrest of three young adults for possession of narcotics who are allegedly associated with these activities and are allegedly the operatives behind the minors. 
    The municipal General Secretary, Cesar Poot Perez, acknowledged that there are two groups of young vandals, totaling about 50 youngsters, and he requested the support of residents in carrying out an operation to dismantle the two groups. They will be acting in accordance  with the laws and requirements regarding youths between the ages of 12 and 18. He said they will act vigorously to restore peace and tranquility to the area, and discussed the legal measures, with their implications and consequences.
   The officials attending the meeting included representatives from the following agencies: the City Legal department, the DIF Office for the Protection of Minors, one member of the City Council, the Judge Calificador for the municipal jail, the President of the Isla Mujeres Parents Association, Rogelio Zuniga Pulido, and a representative from the City Committee for Public Security, Jose Gonzalez.

Many participating in procession of faithful  

En jornada de alabanzas

Lanrry PARRA
ISLA MUJERES, 11 de julio.-
  A religious event took place in the City Square with over 1000 Catholics attending, which featured  Alvaro Carrillo Lugo and his ministry from Mérida, Yucatán, of the Church of the Divino Niño Jesús, to raise funds for construction of the Seminario Mayor of Quintana Roo, located in the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun), in the ejido Alfredo B Bonfil.


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

Impulsando el deporte acuático, el Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres a través de la Dirección de Deporte apoyó a la realización del evento Nado en Aguas Abiertas “Isla to Isla”, en el cual participación aproximadamente de 150 atletas.
Promoting aquatic sports, the municipal Sports Department of Isla Mujeres assisted in putting on this open water swimming event "Isla to Isla" in which ~150 athletes participated.


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

  •   Man from the state of Morelos wins open water swimming event


    Gana morelense primer lugar en nado en aguas abiertasGana morelense primer lugar en nado en aguas abiertas

    0 12 de julio de 2015 By Carlos Gasca

           Fernando Herrera Ruiz, 18, won first place in the open water swimming event with a time of one hour and 53 minutes. He said this is the first time he has participated in an open water competition, and that his preparation was done in pools. He said he only spent a week preparing for this event, and that he was invited by his nutritionist, who also participated, and that he decided to travel here accompanied by his trainer.
          The young man said the swim was not pleasant, (uncomfortable, se sintió cómodo), and the last 500 meters were complicated by currents. Second place was won by Jorge Vázquez Arellano, with a time of one hour and 59 minutes, and third was taken José Luis Prado with a time of two hours and six minutes.


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

Fernando Herrera Ruiz wan first place in the open water swimming event with at time of 1' 53"
Con un tiempo de 01.53' Fernando Herrera Ruiz se adjudicó la primera posición en cruce en aguas abiertas ‪#‎IslatoIsla‬

~80 boats participated this morning in the Barracuda Tournament organized by PRI.
Cerca de 80 embarcaciones participaron esta mañana en el Torneo de Barracuda organizado por el PRI en ‪#‎IslaMujeres‬


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

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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 down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe, Bahama Mama, Brisas, 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.

Sunset ~7:30

Moonrise over the Caribbean
July 1  6:40
July 2  7:35
July 3  8:30
July 4  9:25
July 5 10:17
July 6 11:06
July 7 11:54

July 1 (In Canada) Canada Day
July 2  Blue Flag raising event at Posada del Mar beach

July 2 at 7:45pm on the Town Square. Danzarte Isla Mujeres 2015.
July 4 US Independence Day  Probably celebrated at bars where English is often spoken

July 4, Saturday, 10:30a Tee Ball game for children age 3-7 at El Pescador baseball stadium (in front of Chedrui)   

July 5, Sunday, Poc Na Reggae concert


July 10, Friday, PRI Barracuda Fishing Tournament Welcome Cocktail Party at Posada del Mar palapa restaurant

July 11, Saturday, 8am Barracuda Fishing Tournament at the pier of the cooperative Caribe. Motorcycles for the first three winners and 7 cash prizes. Registration is 800 pesos.

July 11, Saturday,  Isla to Isla Open Water Swimming Event to arrive at Posada del Mar beach. Followed by samples of seafood from local restaurants 

July 18, Saturday to July 24,  Friday- Whale Shark Festival

July 18 Anniversary of the death of President Benito Juarez (March 21, 1806 to July 18, 1872)

July 30 Anniversary of the death of Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753 to July 31, 1811)

 Charity Info
See tab at top of page!

Donation Drop offs:
Red Cross:  Social Justicia Restaurant (south of ferry terminal, north of car ferry)
Isla Animals: Vet clinic at Mundaca Hacienda

 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."

Limited Time Opportunity during month of JULY! Donor will match your funds to sponsor a student in the  Isla Mujeres Scholarship Program -
We are excited to announce that a very generous anonymous donor has agreed to do a second round of fund matching for the 2015/16 school year!
*Any one time donation in July  (from anyone, including current sponsors).
*Any new sponsors who join/pledge in the month of July for a one year sponsorship (does not have to be paid all at once)
*Any current sponsor who increases their monthly dollar amount beginning in July
     All new funds as listed above will be matched dollar for dollar with the money going to the 'General Slush Fund' of the program. This fund is available to be used by any student for needs such as graduation expenses, licensing, field trips, books, or other extra needs that are approved by the sponsors. The funds can also be used to help with monthly expenses for any student, as needed.
We suggest that sponsors join at $30 or $55 level per month.
       Our program has been going now for 10 years and we have many successful college graduates who would not have had the opportunity to finish high school without support. If you have been thinking about joining, now is a great time!
      For more information about the students whom need additional sponsors or general information please email


Miguel's schedule (may need updating):
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  (Updated June 1)
Sunday & Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm   El Patio Sol Rockers 
Thursday Bahia Tortuga 6:45-8:45 
Saturday. El Patio solo  630-830 

 El Patio House of Music (Updated June 1)

Sunday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30
Monday Jazz from Toronto 5-7, Miguel 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30 
Tuesday Jazz from Toronto 5-7,  Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Banda sin Nombre 9:30-11:30
Wednesday  Sol Rockers 7:30-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Thursday Closed for the month of June
Friday Ryan Rickman 7-9:30, Radio Band 9:30-11:30
Saturday John Cain 7:30-9:30, Isla Cali 9:30-11:30

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

Fenix  ~2p~5p   Live music at the beach in the afternoons on Sundays. Salsa, Cumbia, Cuban music. Update July 4: Music Fri, Sat, Sun. ~2p & weekdays usually, except Mondays

Bahia Tortuga  John Cain on Thursdays and Lara  on Mondays...~7p (Updated June 1)

You may find live music at night on Hidalgo 
Fayne's: 10:30-12 (see above)
La Terraza: ~10-12 
Morgan's:  Between 7 & 11 (see above)
El Patio (see above)
Poc Na Hostel: Starting ~10p to late
Veradara's Cuban restaurant  Saturdays ~3p Cuban music

 Poc Na  Thursdays

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Mondays & Thurdays at El Patio 6p on Hidalgo..more info HERE.
Discontinued for low season

No Artists Fairs since April, scheduled to resume in November  

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

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