Travel tips for Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres & the Riviera Maya

Updates from Isla Mujeres December 2011!

My friend Tiffany from Barlito on Isla Mujeres has once again posted a great update list for Isla Mujeres.
Barlito Facebook page
(I’ve added a few links for extra info!)
Barlito Restaurant courtesy of Caribe on Canvas

UPDATES!
OXXO is open on Hidalgo.
(An OXXO is a convenience store for anyone who doesn’t know what this is)

CoMoNo is now open Monday through Saturday, 1pm to 11pm. They will soon be opening up CoMoNo Arriba, the lounge up top. Their frozen mojitos are yummy!!!

Casa Los Suenos (used to be Almar Lounge, on Punta Sur next to Casa Os) is open again as a restaurant. They have not done any marketing to let people know so I am unsure of times & days of operation.

Sergio from Rooster Cafe starts his Special Chef Dinner Menus around December 15th on Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Sergio is a graduate of culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin. His culinary creations are one of a kind. You can also make reservations for his chefs tasting menu, where he will serve 5 or 6 courses at a price fixed menu.
Rooster Cafe Facebook page

Lori Dumm previously of Mango Cafe just opened up Lola Valentina on Hidalgo with a Mexican business partner, Rodolfo. The place is beautiful. The food is Mexican Fusion.
Lola Valentina

Mamacitas (formerly Portofinos & owned by the same people as MamaRosa) specializes in Mexican cuisine. Everyone is raving about their homemade corn tortillas.
Mamcita Facebook page

The Argentinian Steak House totally remodeled. It looks great. They also have a new chef!

BoBos is now opening at 3pm, so you can catch some yummy grub after leaving the beach. Brians caesar salad is incredible. Also great burgers, fish n chips, chicken sandwiches, etc.
Bobo’s Facebook page

PEACE is having their annual holiday party at Casa Sirena on Friday, December 16th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The entrance fee of $200 pesos & a bazaar w all local goods will benefit HIV/AIDS & Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Education. A cause Casa Sirena sponsors annually. Cocktails & appetizers are provided.
Christmas at Casa Sirena

The Island Time Fishing Tournament is gearing up for their big event February 14th to 18th. It is a fun time on the Island & for an incredible cause, The Little Yellow School House.
Island Time Fishing Festival

During the Island Time Fishing Tournament, the K9K race is held. This is a race for runners & walkers to benefit IslaAnimals.org
K9K Race Facebook

We Move Forward, the event on March 8th through 10th celebrates International womens day in the best place possible…the Island of women!! An event to inspire & empower women! Check out their website & see all the wonderful presenters & activities!
We Move Forward 2012

SOON TO BE OPENING…
Chedraui!!!!!
This is a big grocery store, sort of like a Super Walmart, they have everything! The location of the store is mid-island near the baseball park, on devil’s curve. More on Chedraui

A gelato icecream place called Paradice on the corner by the Super Express in Centro.

A sushi restaurant in the old Noruega Art Gallery spot.

Fenix, an Asian Fusion restaurant. That is on the beach at NaBalam looking towards Avalon. The couple opening it up used to have a quite popular place in Nashville.

Marina Paraiso restaurant (name not announced yet). They have a chef from France who will be doing lovely dinners on their deck under big old trees with views of the water.

Many thanks to Tiffany for taking the time to post these hot new updates!