Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, July 8

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

Opportunities for all

Two years after Agapito's  resounding victory

 A dos años del contundente triunfo de Agapito

Lanrry PARRA
 See translation in the City section below..
ISLA MUJERES, 7 de julio.-

Human rights agency responds to complaint about teacher

 En caso de estudiantes maltratados

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de julio.-
       After some parents complained about a middle school teacher at "Benito Juarez" , the Deputy Inspectorate of the Human Rights Commission of the State of Quintana Roo (CDHeQROO) in Isla Mujeres opened an official complaint for the case, and the Coordinación de Servicios Educativos of the Northern Zone of the state will be involved.


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

Hace dos años, con base en el trabajo, humildad y compromiso, ganamos la presidencia municipal, desde entonces nos propusimos el bienestar de las familias del municipio.
Two years ago, based on work, humility and commitment, we won the municipal presidency, since then we have worked for the benefit of the families of the municipality.

Ante el peligro de daños a casas cercanas al sitio conocido como La Curva del Diablo, elementos de Proteccion Civil combatieron una quema de maleza. SEAMOS PRECAVIDOS, NO PROVOQUEMOS INCENDIOS FORESTALES.
Faced with the threat of damage to houses near the site known as Devil's Curve, staff from Civil Protection fought an area of burning weeds. Be careful, don't start brush fires.

Este 7 de julio se cumplieron 2 años del contundente e indiscutible triunfo en las elecciones con las que el Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) ganó la presidencia municipal de Isla Mujeres.
The PRI political party won an undisputed victory for the municipal presidency of Isla Mujeres two years ago on the 7th of July 


   July 7th  marked  two years since the electoral victory of the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) political party, who won the municipal presidency of Isla Mujeres. It has been 730 days since that memorable occasion when the island community voted for a real change in the manner of governing,  mayor Magaña Agapito Sanchez and his team. A month ago, PRI won the elections for Federal legislators (Deputies). 
   The Mayor recalled some of the accomplishments of his administration. He said, "We do not work for the next election; we work for the next generation. Our vision is not for just three years, our actions are designed to benefit families for a future with opportunities and stability for everyone in the municipality."          Two certifications of quality have been achieved: the Blue Flag award for Playa Centro and the White Flag award for North Beach, which should assure the arrival of more high-end tourism, with consideration for the future to continue competing with other locations in the Caribbean and around the world.         Providing sports facilities for both the island and the Continental Zone focuses on the present and on a healthy future for the children and youth, with a commitment by this administration toward the health and welfare of future generations, with sports as a good method.
        For the first time in history, academic and ferry transport scholarships have been given to all the eligible students in the municipality, with the investment for this excellent social project coming entirely from municipal resources.

          Another commitment to education by this administration for the children and youth of the municipality was the delivery of school supplies, uniforms and school shoes during the recently completed school year, for all the students in all the schools.
          This administration has been involved is the 'regularization' (deeding) of land in Ranch Viejo, in the Continental Zone of the municipality, to give families legal rights to the land upon which they live, where they have invested their savings, in coordination with the state and federal governments. The long process of delivering the deeds is about to conclude,
which was Promise  #170 by President Enrique Peña Nieto, to the citizens of Rancho Viejo.
Mayor Agapito Magaña concluded, "Every month, every week and every day of this administration, is a unique and unrepeatable opportunity to make our mark on our beloved town, and our commitment does not end on the last day of this three-year period, our commitment is forever because we are here for the best thing that we have: our families. "

Obtain a high school equivalency certificate in Cancun with just one exam
Nuestros amigos del Liceo Cancún, te invitan a certificar tu bachillerato con un sólo examen..


link to Quequi;s Isla Mujeres articles  

Juvenile delinquents


Asolados por minivándalos

0 08 de julio de 2015  By Carlos Gasca

     On Monday night, after 11pm, residents near the Salina Grande walking path called police when they witnessed an assault on Enrique Ortega Rodríguez by a group of youths, around 14 years old, who allegedly hit him with sticks and stones. When police arrived, the attack was over.
        Señor Ortega Rodríguez explained that his son, who is also a minor, had un roce (a brush?) with this group and he decided to go talk to one of the parents of the teens to sort it out, but when he went out, there was a group of thirty youngsters two blocks away who threatened him.  
Atiende la Cdhqroo denuncia contra maestra


Atiende la Cdhqroo denuncia contra maestra

0 08 de julio de 2015   By Carlos Gasca

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From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Potential municipal boundry conflict
Conflicto limítrofe “en puerta” n.. [+] Ver mas

        There  could be a  potential conflict over the boundary between Isla Mujeres and Lazaro Cardenas, because the lighthouse  at Cabo Catoche, which marks the boundary between the two municipalities, was rebuilt and relocated several meters away from its original location. It was affected by erosion and the ravages of time, and 2013, the lighthouse collapsed after enduring strong northern winds up to 90 kilometers per hour..
        The lighthouse was built by an insurance company contracted by the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) with an investment of more than five million pesos. It was completed and 'delivered' to the  SCT  in March. 2015, in the presence of  Port Authorities (API) and the officials of the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas, however, no authorities from Isla Mujeres were invited to the event.       This project was handled by the SCT, who did not involve Isla Mujeres in the rebuilding of the Cabo Catoche lighthouse, and apparently its original location was not respected, which could lead to problems later with the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas.           The measurement error was discovered when Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez paid a visit to Cabo Catoche and realized that apparently the new lighthouse was moved several meters from its original location. This means that now, when the line is drawn from that lighthouse to El Meco, which is the territorial boundary of Isla Mujeres, (as stated in the Constitution of Quintana Roo), Isla Mujeres would automatically lose hundreds of acres to Lazaro Cardenas. This is why it is urgent to correct what is considered to be an unintentional mistake.        In a brief interview, Mayor Magaña Sanchez confirmed that he did indeed find out that the lighthouse was rebuilt several meters away from the site where it had been located for 80 years and why it was not rebuilt on the original point has not been explained, but it has the potential to cause a conflict about the boundary between the two municipalities.          He said that earlier this month he sent a letter to the INEGI  requesting the support of the Institute to verify the measurements, and if it is found that it was actually moved from its original location, actions should be taken to avoid a conflict about the boundary between Isla Mujeres and Lazaro Cardenas.

Preparing tourism promotion document
Preparan documental de promoción turística [+] Ver mas

     The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) from Cancun were in Isla Mujeres taking photos and recording video for a promotional documentary titled "Promotion of the destination 360" “Promoción del destino 360° featuring the natural beauty of the island and its attractions. in hopes of increasing hotel occupancy in the upcoming winter season. This was explained by the municipal Director of Tourism, Gustavo Rodríguez Orozco, who also mentioned that last week the TV company  "Veracidad" filmed a promotional video on the island that will air on different TV channels, both domestic and abroad, and will assist the work being done to publicize Isla Mujeres internationally.
       The staff of the OVC took pictures of the interiors of the most iconic hotels, of the beaches and generally of all the services offered in the destination. They finished their day at one of the restaurants of Isla Mujeres with a tasting of the traditional fish dish of ti-kin-xic, one of the typical dishes of the island.        The Tourism Director explained, "The OVC is focused on the promotion of Isla Mujeres with videos, photos and aerial shots will undoubtedly enhance our destination. This work was previously done by the Trust for Tourism Promotion of Isla Mujeres, (Fideicomiso de Promoción Turística)  but when that agency was discontinued, the job of promoting Isla Mujeres to improve hotel occupancy and make more people aware of the island became the responsibility of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Cancun."
       Sr. Rodriguez Orozco also announced that the OVC printed a new, updated brochure about Isla Mujeres, including a directory of hotels, of services, of restaurants, of golf carts rental agencies, and of available services, in order for tourists to easily choose for themselves the activities they prefer during their stay, whether it is overnight or just for a few hours.He said this is a comprehensive brochure that gives visitors many fun possibilities, on land and sea, featuring Garrafón Park with its the sculpture park, Mundaca, El Meco, Cave of the Sleeping Sharks, Manchones Reef , El Farito and the Cross of the Bay.         It has information about places to shop, nightlife, dining, boating, fishing, snorkeling & diving, golf carts, and offers a detailed list of hotels, a complete directory of services, of golf cart rental agencies, and of restaurants.

  Link to the video by "Traveling thru Mexico: Isla Mujeres" by Veracidad TV (It is also on the City FB page: Link & scroll down)

Surprising influx of tourism
Sorpresiva afluencia turística [+] Ver mas
A few days before the official start fo the summer season, the main beaches of the island were well populated, and the office of Tourism reported that occupancy was at 50 percent. Tour boats brought many visitors to the various piers, and their passengers enjoyed touring downtown, shopping,dining, and swimming. The golf cart agencies were busy and some rented all of their inventory, so that by noon tourists were searching for a cart to rent.
    Many visitors were at the beach, both domestic and foreign tourists, including many women in skimpy bikinis laying on towels working on their tan, with excellent weather for this and average temperatures of nearly 39 degrees Celsius, making the water very appealing.
      The lancheros who offer boat tours to el Farito, Manchones, or the underwater museum (MUSA) said many potential customers buy tours over in Puerto Juarez, which considerably reduces the demand for their services. Boat owners who offer whale shark tours said they are unable to meet the demand,  because of this year's Management Plan which limits them to working on alternate days. They said that ultimately they can't complain because now larger groups of whale sharks have begun to appear, when there less than 20 whale sharks in the tour area two weeks ago. Every year, July and August are the best month, especially as far as demand is concerned, when hundreds of visitors flock to Isla Mujeres and Holbox, specifically to enjoy these giant creatures and have the opportunity to swim with them, when they return to these waters year after year.

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View from the rooms.

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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.
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.

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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