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30. October 2018 · Comments Off on Shout Out: DK · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Shout Outs · Tags:

This week’s SHOUT OUT goes to Puerto Morelos’ only container restaurant, DK.

DK (short for Dive Kitchen) has just reopened after Luis and the guys took a well-deserved vacation. We can’t wait to go back for their Gingermiel (Honey Ginger) Chicken. This dish is a yummy combination of Mayan honey, ginger and chicken cooked to crispy perfection and served over a bed of coconut rice.

DK is also one of the few restaurants in town that are helping to protect our reef by serving Lionfish. They have Lionfish Tacos, Lionfish Burgers and Thai Lionfish. The more of these fish we eat, the better it is for our reef as they are an invasive species with no known predators. So eat up!

DK prides itself on “excellent food quality, prepared with fresh ingredients and mostly local, served quickly in a low-key environment”. Which is all true. They do not disappoint. Check out the rest of their inventive menu here. created by Andres.

DK is PM’s only container restaurant, with a special emphasis on being eco-friendly, using recycled and sustainable materials in all their operations. Their innovative design even made it to the prestigious Architectural Digest magazine. To see the transformation of an old shipping container into a full-scale restaurant with a cocktail bar, click here.

Local Tip: Order the Bruce Lee… if you dare! 

DK is located on Calle Rafael E. Melgar, south of the square. They are open from 1:00 PM to 10:30 PM Tuesday to Sunday. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for special events and movie nights.

This post is part of a new feature where we will send a SHOUT OUT to one of our local businesses, people or hints that could improve your time In Puerto Morelos. If you would like to be a part of this feature click here to find out how you can join in on the fun!

23. October 2018 · Comments Off on Shout Out: Colonia Tour · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Shout Outs · Tags: ,

This week’s SHOUT OUT goes to the walking tour of La Colonia by Ana.

A lot of visitors to Puerto Morelos miss La Colonia (the Colonia), which is a shame. The Colonia is easy to find, it is the district of Puerto Morelos that is located directly on the west side of the main highway that splits the town. The Colonia is big and growing bigger every year. Most of PM’s population now resides there. There are lots of stores and restaurants that are well worth checking out.

An excellent introduction to the are is offered by Ana Trepanier, who offers a fun and easy walking tour of the area. Ana’s tour begins on the port side of the town. She meets you in the square where she tells you a bit of history of the town. Then she shows you how to take the collectivo (public bus) up to La Colonia.

Once there she takes you on a walking and food tour of the area. She shows you how the local fruit and vegetable stands operate, telling you about the produce you may not be familiar with. You even get to taste test some of the more unusual items.

She takes you past the library, the DIF and other notable sites in town. You will learn you can buy practically anything in the Colonia, as long as you know where to look. As you go, you can ask as many questions as you like.

The tour continues for about 2 hours with history, information and tastings along the way. If you want to really get to know Puerto Morelos, this is a great way to get started.

Local Tip: Ask Ana! 

Besides the walking tour, Ana has some new experiences coming. Check with her about these. Tours are arranged on an individual basis. To book your walking tour of La Colonia, contact Ana on Facebook or by email at welovepuertomorelos@yahoo.com.

This is a new feature where we will send a SHOUT OUT to one of our local businesses, people or hints that could improve your time In Puerto Morelos. If you would like to be a part of this feature click here to find out how you can join in on the fun!

And be sure to check out our suites at CasaDeLosViajeros.com

We still have some good dates available for 2018 & 2019

16. October 2018 · Comments Off on Shout Out: Ecab Explorer · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Shout Outs · Tags:

This week’s SHOUT OUT goes to PM’s premier private tour guide, Eric at Ecab Explorer.

Many of our guests at Casa de los Viajeros ask us about tours to the see the many attractions of our area including ancient ruins, swimming with whale sharks, seeing flamingos or cruising on a boat through the jungle.

Eric is PM’s most experienced tour guide and he has thoughtfully crafted his tours to provide the best possible experience for his guests. Originally from France, Eric fell in love with Mexico many years ago and has made Puerto Morelos his home. He has a curiosity and enthusiasm about the area that is infectious and his vast knowledge means no question goes unanswered.

Local Tip: Eric speaks Spanish, English and French

Eric offers small group tours to the popular ruin sites of Chicken Itza, Coba, Ek Balam and Tulum, but he also offers unique tours you may not have thought about. You can visit the flamingoes at Rio Lagartos Reserve, or discover the uncharted Mayan ruins of Holbox, enjoy a boat ride from Punta Allen through Sian Ka’an to see aquatic birds nesting, sea turtles and dolphins swimming or visit the Mayan site of Muyil for a walk through the jungle, and a boat ride down a lazy river.

In the summer months, you can swim with the whale sharks, an amazing adventure.

Make sure you reserve your tours with Eric early as he does book up in the high season months. You can reach him through his website or his Facebook page. Private tours and van rentals for shopping trips or larger group airport pickups may also be booked through Ecab Explorer.

This post is part of a new feature where we will send a SHOUT OUT, highlighting a local business, person or experience to enhance your time In Puerto Morelos. Look for the “local hint” for insider tips.

If you would like to be a part of this feature or suggest a SHOUT OUT, click here to find out how you can join in on the fun!

And be sure to check out our suites at CasaDeLosViajeros.com

We still have some good dates available for 2018 & 2019

09. October 2018 · Comments Off on Shout Out: My Paradise · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Shout Outs · Tags:

Michael News: Tropical Storm/Hurricane Michael passed through the channel between the Yucatan and Cuba and did not hurt Puerto Morelos at all. Michael “power-washed” our beaches leaving them flat, smooth and clean.  

This week’s SHOUT OUT goes to everyone at My Paradise Beach Club.

Located on the best part of the beach in Puerto Morelos, My Paradise Beach Club is “the” place to be on a hot afternoon in Puerto Morelos. The drinks are big and cold, the staff is fun and they are located on our beautiful white sand beach. What more could you want? Beach chairs and food? They have all that too.

The guys behind the bar are lots of fun. Walk right up and get a drink from them or relax on the beach and have the attentive waitstaff bring you whatever you would like.

Local Tip: Listen for the conch shell. When it blows, it’s happy hour!

My Paradise Beach Club is a favourite with ex-pat locals. You will find the place packed, even during the low season, especially between 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm it’s Happy Hour.

VACATION RENTALS IN PUERTO MORELOS

They are open every day (except Wednesdays in low season) from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can find them here. They are just steps from Casa de los Viajeros, so close in fact that we can hear the conch shell blow, tempting us away from our housework to join the fun at happy hour.

You can contact My Paradise through their website or follow them on Facebook. They are available for special events. Be sure to check out My Paradise Beach Club next time you are in Puerto Morelos,

It will be YOUR Paradise too!

This is part of our new feature where we send a SHOUT OUT to one of our local businesses, people or give you hints that could improve your time In Puerto Morelos. If you would like to be a part of this feature click here to find out how you can join in on the fun!

02. October 2018 · Comments Off on Shout Out: El Campanario · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Shout Outs · Tags:

This week’s SHOUT OUT goes to Arturo and the gang over at El Campanario. This small, family owned & run restaurant popped up in Puerto Morelos a few years ago and instantly became a town favourite. The staff always make you feel like part of the family. The service is friendly & attentive and the food is excellent.

El Campanario, which means “the bell tower”, is the family’s second restaurant. They have another restaurant of the same name in the state of Guerrero on the west side of Mexico.

El Campanario’s specialty is steak done to perfection on la parrilla (the grill), Argentinian style. Our personal favourite is the Chateaubriand for two! So good.

Not only do they have flavourful steaks, but they also have excellent empanadas, several different kinds of kinds of pasta, salads and delicious tortilla soup. Add a bottle of red wine and you can’t go wrong.

 

Local Tip: If you enjoyed your meal, ring the bell on your way out! 

 

Prices are very reasonable. El Campanario is open from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday. They are located here on the port side of Puerto Morelos. Reservations are recommended during high season as they are very popular. You can contact them by phone or Facebook.

 

This post is part of a new feature where we will send a SHOUT OUT to one of our local businesses, people or hints that could improve your stay In Puerto Morelos. If you would like to be a part of this feature or suggest a Shout Out, click here to find out how you can join in on the fun!