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10. December 2019 · Comments Off on Town Update Winter 2019: Part 3 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog · Tags:

Here comes Part 3, another installment of our Town Update for the Winter of 2019. If you missed the other parts you can find Part 1 here or Part 2 here.

In Part 1 we mention that 4 new restaurants were opening soon. Well, two of them just opened their doors. One is Crepe Street, located on Rojo Gomez, right across from The Godfather jewelry store near the square. It features, (what else?), crepes. They have both sweet and savoury. Insider tip: Crepe Street is brought to you by the same people that bring you La Sirena.

Another place that has just opened is called Osteria Barocca and is located in the just-about-to-open hotel called Soho Boutique Puerto Morelos on Niños Héroes, which is part of a Spanish chain of hotels you can learn more about here. The restaurant menu is Italian and includes pasta, pizza, risotto and other favourites.



One more restaurant will open soon on the roof of the same hotel. That menu will be Thai. Chefs from both restaurants are from the high-end Grand Velas Hotel. All of this is located on Niños Héroes, across the street from John Gray’s Kitchen.

And yet another new restaurant that has just opened beside the church called Maria Bonita Restaurante. Their menu and decor is all Mexican and they are open at 9:00 am for breakfast and go right through until 9:00 pm.

And speaking of John Gray’s Kitchen, Dora has given the place a fresh new look over the summer. Be sure to stop by and check it out. And remember they are a great place for breakfast & lunch, as well as dinner.

That’s a lot of new places, and we still know of at least two more that are about to open. More about that in a future Beach Reads edition.

Closures

Over the summer we lost a few restaurants: Bianco, La Rambla and El Papillon. One of our favourite little afternoon beer stops, Ole, in la Colonia closed as well as the popular Chilpayas (it was immediately replaced by a new place with the same menu called Escochin.) The bar Que Hora Es in Posada Amor closed as well as the hotel itself. Plus for a very brief time, we had a G Capital cash exchange on the east side of the Chedraui Selecto. It opened and closed in record time.

Moves


Over the summer quite a few of your favourite places moved. El Sazón Mexicano that used to be on Niños Heroes is now in La Colonia. You can now find them here!

And personable Chef Pablo has moved his cafe to La Colonia as well. It is now called La Mar Cafè and it is located here on the south side of the Super Aki mall. Pablo is also offering Mexican Cooking Classes at Home.

Oishii Puerto Morelos has moved from Rojo Gomez to Niños Heroes, you can find them here still offering up Sushi and other Japanese food.

To keep up with all the restaurants, be sure to review our InPuertoMorelos.com Restaurant Guide. We update it constantly, it has all the contact info and hours and also features a printer friendly version.

Good-Byes

Manuel as we will always remember him. Cooking and smiling. Photo from Facebook

And we say good-by to two people who were fixtures in the town. Manuel May Moguel who was the proprietor, chef and head beer slinger at Ole’s in la Colonia. Manuel was always quick with a wave and a smile whenever we saw him. Our thoughts go out to his family.

Kimberly in her beloved garden. Photo courtesy of Facebook

The town lost another one of its long-time residents, Kimberly Fleitz or Rev Kim, as many people knew her. She was a frequent customer in the bookstore and she used to tell us stories about what Puerto Morelos was like when she first came here back in the ’80s. Her favourite tale was about when the circus used to come to town and they let her ride the elephant down the main street. The story did end with her falling off and breaking a couple of bones, but she would tell it laughing so hard (in only a way that Kimberly could) she would almost cry. Kimberly, you will be missed, but not forgotten. Descansa en Paz.


So that concludes our Winter 2019 update on the port side of our town. We will have more updates that include la Colonia soon, so to find out what is happing InPuertoMorelos SUBSCRIBE today to Beach Reads InPuertoMorelos.com, We keep you up to date on your favourite beach village and plus we have some great new partnership programs coming up which will offer our subscribers discounts in our town.

02. December 2019 · Comments Off on Town Update Winter 2019: Part 2 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog · Tags: , , ,

This is Part 2 of our Town Update. If you missed Part 1 click here.

A quick update from Part 1, the fire truck that was making its way from Alberta, with a long delay at the US/Mexican border, finally zoomed into town late on Saturday night. The final push through Mexico did not go too smoothly as they had alternator problems, but with some help from fellow first responders, some extra crowd-funding on Friends of Puerto Morelos and some creative ingenuity, they made it safe and sound. For a video of their arrival, click here.

Puerto Morelos and the fire truck story also made the local news in Edmonton, the whole city has been waiting for this truck to be delivered! Click here for a story the local Global TV station posted on Sunday night.

Now let’s talk more about restaurants, specifically the changes to the ones on the south side of the square. This is an area you may not always venture to… but you should. There are a lot of great places are more pop up every year.

One of your long-time favourite places has moved a just little further south. Spaghettino is now one block south of where it used to be. It is still just past Chedraiu, but now closer to El Campanario. The new location is very nice and you can expect the same great food.

Right across the street from Spaghettino and next to El Campanario is a new taco place called Ta Ki To. As you might expect, they specialize in tacos. So if you are looking for fast, fun and filling, check them out.

Also, Café Mar de Niebla has moved… and when we say “moved”, we mean it! They actually moved the entire building! You may remember, the cafe used to be behind the taxi stand on the main town square. Now it is in front of the Mayan Handicraft centre and across from Spaghettino. They sell coffee and ice cream, two of our favourite things!

In the same area, DK will be opening again soon. They tell us that they are just getting the band back together after a long summer break and then they will be serving up the same wonderful food & drink with an Asian flair. (Try the Bruce Lee if you dare)

The folks at Lola y Moya have a very pretty new location with some lovely murals. They are just 40 meters north of where they used to be. They still have the same great specialty coffees and tasty daytime treats. They are open now, but make sure to join them for their grand re-opening on Saturday, December 7th at 8:00 am.

And last but not least, there is a new place in town for tacos and beer. It is called Taqueria Los Tocayos and it is located on the east side of the Chedraui Selecto across from Hacienda Morelos. We have not heard any reports yet, so check them out and let us know!

Ok, enough about restaurants for now… Another change you will find is that there may be a few more holes in the streets of PM and some folks digging more of them. This is thanks to Aguakan, the water company as they are hooking more homes to the sanitary sewer system. We’ve all been on septic systems on the north end of town up to now. This will probably not change anything for visitors to our town. Most places will still not want you to flush your toilet paper because the plumbing can’t handle it, but the good news is, it will be much better for our beach and environment.

Speaking of the environment… plastic bags are no longer being given out in any of the Puerto Morelos grocery stores. It is now up to you to bring your own or for the place you are renting from to supply them as we do at Casa de los Viajeros. 🙂

So that is it for Part 2 of our town update. Watch for Part 3 coming soon! Don’t miss a post! SUBSCRIBE today to Beach Reads InPuertoMorelos.com, We keep you up to date on your favourite beach village.

28. November 2019 · Comments Off on InPuertoMorelos.com Winter Update: Part 1 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog · Tags: ,

Some things in Puerto Morelos never change. The streets stay mostly quiet, the fish keep swimming in the reef and the lighthouse still leans. There have been quite a few changes over the summer in Puerto Morelos though, so let’s dive right into what is new and notable in your favourite Mexican town.

DON’T MISS OUR PUERTO MORELOS RESTAURANT GUIDE

At this time of year, a lot of new restaurants pop up, change or move, and this season is no exception. We have news about a lot of places, so we will tell you about them over a course of a few blog posts, so as not to give you restaurant fatigue. If you want to cut right to the chase you can visit our Puerto Morelos Restaurant Guide that we are constantly updating.

Over the spring and summer, extensive renovations changed the former Cancun Billy’s space into the upscale Mar-Bella Fish Market Resturant. The transformation is beautiful and made good use of its seafront location. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because this restaurant is part of a small chain that also has locations in Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Their focus is seafood, but the concept may be a little different from what you are used to. You order what you want by weight, and then you choose how they prepare it. Early reviews are very good, with high praise for food and service. Reviewers do note that the prices are on the high side.

Sadly the long-time PM institution Las Palmeras has closed. Palmeras had been around in some form since we first came to Puerto Morelos over 17 years ago. It has been replaced with Boquinete Seafood and Grill. They have a great location on the beach just south of the town square, so this is a place worth checking out. We hear rumours of lobster tacos! Sounds muy yum.

These are just two of the many new restaurants that have opened over the summer, and there are many more. We also know of at least four more places that are about to open soon. So don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss all the news.

November 2019

Another one of the other big changes in town has been the construction of “The Fives”, a large multi-story hotel/condo complex that is being built on four lots which once housed the grand home locally known as “The Taj Mahal” at the end of Rojo Gomez. You can find out more about the house here, and the new complex (which was locally protested to no avail) here.

Sadly, there was also a palapa fire at Moonlight Condos (see video here) earlier this week on the morning of Sunday, November 24, 2019. No one was hurt and the fire was mostly contained to the top floor of the building. The owners say they will reopen soon. The town’s new red fire truck did respond to the fire. This is the first of two firetrucks for Puerto Morelos. The second (yellow) one is currently on its way south from Canada. They just crossed the US/Mex border yesterday! It’s been a long journey! You can find out the whole story here. And watch their progress through Mexico as Chris keeps us up to date with his posts to Friends of Puerto Morelos on Facebook.



November 2019

Over the summer sargasso barriers were put in place, and these along with the right currents have brought our beaches back to their gorgeous normal. See for yourself by looking at the various local webcams available that show you a live shot of our beach. Warning, staring at the webcams may also make you want to book a trip to PM!

The city has also dropped anchors near the shore for the fishing boats to tie up to when they dock for the night. This means our beach is now clear of ropes for the first time. No more tripping over them! Nicer for walking along the beach and the area in front of the Malecon has never looked better.

So this is just the start of our InPuertoMorelos.com town updates. Watch for Part 2 coming soon! Don’t miss a post! SUBSCRIBE today to Beach Reads InPuertoMorelos.com. We will keep you up to date on your favourite beach village. Hasta Pronto!

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Casa de los Viajeros is owned by us, the same people that bring you this website, Friends of Puerto Morelos and used to own Alma Libre Bookstore for 15 years. Chances are if you have been to Puerto Morelos, you know us.

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We offer 3 different vacation rentals to meet your needs. We have 1 or 2 bedroom private, self-contained apartments located here.

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One of the best locations in town. We’re located on a quiet cul de sac, about a 2-minute walk to the beach or an 8-minute easy stroll to the main town square. Plus, we are a short, easy walk to the new Chedraui Supermarket.


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This apartment is our guest’s favourite. Located on the second level, this 1 bedroom, 2 bath apartment also has an extra sleeping loft that is good for kids.

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Suite 2 has a large balcony complete with a hammock and outdoor eating area. The large kitchen is great for making meals, and also features an eating bar with custom comfy stools, plus a dining table.

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The sofa can be converted to a queen bed. This apartment is best suited to a couple or a couple with kids, but it can sleep adults in up to three separate spaces.

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This apartment is a BARGAIN! It features a wonderful open concept design that is spread out over two floors.

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The main floor (located on the second level or the building) features a living room and kitchen.

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The second floor has a private bedroom, bathroom and balcony complete with a hammock and outdoor eating area.

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The bedroom has a brand new king bed which may be converted into 2 twin beds. Just let us know what is best for you.

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And the sofa in the living room can be converted into a double bed. The suite is best for 2 adults.

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For more information on Suite #3 click here.


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All of our apartments have high-speed Wi-Fi, large smart TV’s with Netflix, delivered bottled drinking water and weekly maid service. Plus we have a ton of other great amenities. Check them out here.

We still have lots of great dates open for the upcoming winter season. It would be great to hear from you, so drop us an email here.

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We hope to see you soon In Puerto Morelos and even better at Casa de los Viajeros.

15. April 2019 · Comments Off on Cash Exchange Rates in Puerto Morelos for April 15, 2019 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog

Here are the cash exchange rates for April 15, 2019 at CI Banco in Puerto Morelos. I post these rates on occasion so that you can compare these rates with the rate your bank or the ATM may offer. To see where the rates have been in the last couple of years, search “exchange rates” on our page at InPuertoMorelos.com

Cash Exchange RatesBuySell
US Dollar $17.7519.00
Canadian Dollar $13.2014.45
Euro €20.4021.75
Pound Sterling £23.8025.70



10. March 2019 · Comments Off on The End of the Taj Mahal · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog

The house and pool were stunning. Click any of the photos for a full-screen view

This week saw the demolition of a Puerto Morelos landmark, which unofficially in town was known as “the Taj Mahal”. Located at the end of Rojo Gomez, the giant mansion was erected on four lots 16 years ago.


The real name of the house was, Casa Chichan Nah. It was owned by a couple from Pennsylvania. We won’t mention their names here, but he was an executive with the company in the US that popularized the use of zinc lozenges to lessen the effects of the common cold. For that reason, we always called it “the house that zinc lozenges built”.

Under construction in 2003

We don’t have exact dates, but the house was built in 2003 and survived Hurricane Wilma in 2005 very well, though the pool area was destroyed.

At 517 square metres (over 5000 square feet), this was not a small house, it sat on four full lots and despite its enormity, it only had three bedrooms. Since its gone now, I can share that it also featured a “secret room” for storage.

Let me paint the picture for you. This home was stunning. As you entered the front door, you would step into a breathtaking foyer with two sweeping staircases that lead to the bedrooms that overlook the tranquil blue waters of Puerto Morelos. On the main floor, an open-plan great room leads onto a veranda that has a beautiful pool and the Caribbean sea.

To your left is a large, well-equipped kitchen with island and seating area for four. In front is a formal dining area with seating for eight.

To your right is a living room with a comfortable family area with couches and a television.

Upstairs you find three bedrooms. The Master has a king size bed and a commanding view of the grounds and Caribbean. There are two more bedrooms, each on either side of the Master each with two, queen size beds.

All the bedrooms have their own, large, luxurious bathroom with a dressing area and storage for clothing and luggage. Each bedroom also has a balcony with unparalleled views and fresh ocean breezes.


The owners unfortunately rarely made it down to Puerto Morelos because of work up north, so the house sat empty a lot of the time, only occupied by a house manager who kept things in top shape.

In more recent years the house was actually available for rent on AirBnb.

Last year, the owner sold the house to a company for a record-high Puerto Morelos square foot price. As lovely as it was, the company’s plans did not include the Taj. (The photos get a little sadder after this point)

On March 4, 2019, the sight of such a prestigious house being reduced to rubble was quite a shock. Frequent PM visitor Flo Vergeer captured the destruction for posterity with some excellent photos.

The Taj Mahal was taken down quickly, room by room after the valuable windows and doors were removed.

The new reality was especially shocking for those of us that watched the house go up back in 2003. The building was the talk of the town then, as was the destruction this week.

After its rapid ruination, the proud Taj Mahal was sadly dumped into big, noisy trucks and hauled away one load at a time. The once distinguished domicile reduced to fill.

The company that bought the house and lots are planning to build a condo/hotel on the site called “The Fives Puerto Morelos”. They have an office on the square in Puerto Morelos and a completed project in Playa del Carmen.



08. March 2019 · Comments Off on Cash Exchange Rates in Puerto Morelos for March 8, 2019 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog

Here are the cash exchange rates for March 8, 2019 at CI Banco in Puerto Morelos. I post these rates on occasion so that you can compare these rates with the rate your bank or the ATM may offer. To see where the rates have been in the last couple of years, search “exchange rates” on our page at InPuertoMorelos.com

Cash Exchange RatesBuySell
US Dollar $18.3519.65
Canadian Dollar $13.5514.85
Euro €21.0022.30
Pound Sterling £24.4525.85



06. March 2019 · Comments Off on Cash Exchange Rates in Puerto Morelos, March 6, 2019 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog · Tags: ,

Here are the cash exchange rates for March 6, 2019 at G Capital in the Aki Plaza in Puerto Morelos. (CI Banco’s new high-tech rate sign was turned off.)

I post these rates on occasion so that you can compare these rates with the rate your bank or the ATM may offer. To see where the rates have been in the last couple of years, search “exchange rates” on our page at InPuertoMorelos.com

Cash Exchange RatesBuySell
US Dollar $18.2019.15
Canadian Dollar $13.40 14.45
Euro €20.5021.55
Pound Sterling £23.5024.55



28. February 2019 · Comments Off on 2019 Annual The Best In Puerto Morelos Survey Results · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog

Many thanks to those who took part in our annual “Best In Puerto Morelos” survey. We started this survey as part of our Beach Reads newsletter back in 2005 when we owned Alma Libre Bookstore, so that visitors could share their favourite things about Puerto Morelos with other visitors (and to make sure we weren’t missing out on anything ourselves!)

So without further ado… here are the results of the 2019 InPuertoMorelos.com Beach Reads Survey. We will start with the last question we asked, and move up to the first.

12) Where are you from?

1. USA 62%
2. Canada 28%
3. Mexico 4%
4. Unanswered 4%
5. Other 2%

11) Next, we asked one of our favourite questions. “What is your best tip or hint to give a new visitor to Puerto Morelos?” In no particular order, here are your most common answers.

  1. “If you snorkel go out from shore in front of Dia y Noche Beach Club and snorkel towards the round white buoys, you will discover the Ojo de Agua ocean cenote teeming with fish.” 
  2. “For solo travellers, there are always people to hang out with and have a fun time!”
  3. “Stay away from the big resorts – stay in a local place, get out, walk around, talk to people, and you’ll see what an amazing community there is here.”
  4. “Yoga on the beach with Mina”
  5. “Read InPuertoMorelos.com” (Unsolicited comment, promise)
  6. “Enjoy the people. You will not be disappointed. Slow down!”

10) We’re always trying to improve our website, so we asked, “What information do you get from InPuertoMorelos.com?

We were happy to learn that 76% of respondents use InPuertoMorelos.com for our Restaurant Guide, 49% use it for our Happy Hour list, 48% use it for our Day Trips and 37% use our trusted Vacation Rentals page.

9) Where do you get your news/information about Puerto Morelos from?

We also learned that just as many people get their information from our InPuertoMorelos.com site as from our Friends of Puerto Morelos Facebook group. These were your top two sources of information on Puerto Morelos followed by Facebook in general.

Don’t miss the sunrise or sunset in Puerto Morelos.

8) Another of our favourites, we asked you to complete this sentence “Whatever you do, do not miss (BLANK) in Puerto Morelos”.

The top answer to this question was “the beach”, which was thought was a little obvious. Some of the other answers were a little more enlightening:

  1. Spend time in the main town square at night, both on the port side or the Colonia side, meeting people, watching a basketball game or just enjoying some street food. (Great tip!)
  2. Take a ride on the local bus. Ride the two Collectivo routes and explore. (Cheap and fun way to get the lay of the land)
  3. Salsa dancing at Don Mexcal.
  4. Flamenco dancing at Pangea.
  5. Catch the sunrise and sunsets every day.

7) In hopes of improving our website, we asked, “Do you subscribe to InPuertoMorelos.com?”

We’re delighted that 81% of you subscribe to our Beach Reads Blog. Gracias! Subscribers get an email every time we share a new (hopefully informative) Beach Reads post. We usually write one or two posts a week. If you don’t subscribe, please click here and join us.

6) A new question this year, “What is your best “hidden gem” in Puerto Morelos?” While many of these are not that hidden to regular Beach Reads readers, as we have written about many of them before and even Shouted Out a few , they may be new to you.

1.”The Pan Man with all the yummy pastries.” (We think this is the bakery car that drives around in the evening)
2. “Churros in the park in the Colonia”
3. “Off the Vine – have wine and a meat & cheese platter while sitting in front of the shop.
4. “The Godfather Jewelry Store – Ruben and Magnolia in particular!”
5. “Alma Libre Bookstore” (We agree!)
6. “DK” (this restaurant was mentioned several times)
7. “The fruit stand on Ninos Heroes with freshly squeezed orange juice.”
8. “Tuch-Tlan” restaurant
9. “Rastaquitos” (we need to check this restaurant out, several folks mentioned it)
10. “Fonda Americana” (one of our favourites)
11. “Casa de los Viajeros” (Thanks to those of you those who mentioned our casa!)
12. “South Beach” (several people mentioned this special spot)

(Gracias to the TexMexExpats for suggesting this question. Click the link to check out their informative and fun-to-pronounce blog)

5) Where is your favourite place to stay in Puerto Morelos?

There was no clear winner in this category, but we learned that almost all respondents stay in vacation rentals, or in their own homes.

4) Where is your favourite Happy Hour?

My Paradise owned this category. People love happy hour at My Paradise.

3) Favourite “local dish”? This dish could be anything that you think is best served in Puerto Morelos.

The top two local dishes that were mentioned over and over again were ceviche and empanadas. Definately two things you really don’t want to miss and are easy to find in Puerto Morelos. But even though you are in Mexico, you still seem to want to a burger! The “Jane Burger” at The Burger Underground was mentioned many times by many burger buffs.

2) What is your favourite place to have a drink? (Does not have to be alcoholic).

La Sirena’s Rooftop was the winner in this category with My Paradise as a close second. The rooftop is a hit!

And last but certainly not least, the most popular survey question we ask is “What is your favourite restaurant?” Below are a few of the results from the first years of the Beach Reads Survey and the early restaurant favourites. How many do you remember?

But, let’s not live in the past! Without further foofaraw, here are your favourite restaurants from our 2019 survey. (Please insert drum roll here)

  1. La Sirena
  2. El Campanario
  3. Chilpayas/El Nicho
  4. Cantina Habanero
  5. Taninos/Los Gauchos
  6. El Pesquero
  7. La Pizza Nostros
  8. Al Chimichurri
  9. John Gray’s Kitchen/Punto Corcho
  10. Spaghettino/T@cos.com/El Pirata/La Papillon
  11. DK/Mangata/The Burger Underground
  12. I Wanna Pizza/La Casa del Pescador

CONGRATULATIONS to Anthony and the rest of the great staff at La Sirena Puerto Morelos for their second appearance at the top of the survey in as many years.

The BIG difference we noticed in this year’s survey results was just how many different restaurants were mentioned. We now have MANY more choices of places to dine than we ever have before. In fact, so many places were mentioned and the votes so close that we extended the list to the top 12 places, (which is actually 19 restaurants because we had so many tie votes.)

If you would like to compare these to our 2018 Survey Results you can click here. And if you would like more information on these restaurants please check our voluminous restaurant guide here.

A BIG GRACIAS to everyone who completed the 2019 InPuertoMorelos.com Beach Reads survey. We hope you enjoyed the results and we look forward to doing it again next year. Make sure you subscribe to our blog so that you don’t miss out on everything going on InPuertoMorelos.



17. February 2019 · Comments Off on Cerveza Artesanal Pescadores · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Shout Outs

This week’s SHOUTOUT goes to Puerto Morelos’ very first microbrewery, Casa Cervecera Pescadores which brews Cerveza Artesanal Pescadores. For all you craft beer lovers, this is a real treat!

On a recent Saturday, we visited the tasting room at Casa Cervecera Pescadores while one of our favourite local bands The Nobodies were playing. It was great fun to try a flight of the local brew while listening to music. They even had a food truck on site that you could order tacos and even brisket, which got a thumbs up from our friend and he’s a Texan!

While there you can choose from several different craft beers made right on site including an Amber Ale, a Caribbean Golden Ale, an IPA and several more. Click here for a full list. All of their products are original, made right here in Puerto Morelos and GMO-free.


Cerveza Artesanal Pescadores is the brainchild of owners Federico, Alberto and Luciano who wanted to create their own high-quality craft beer. They built Casa Cervecera Pescadores with the idea of creating the best craft beer ever made in México.

You can judge for yourself by visiting Casa Cervecera Pescadores, located on the main highway (km 316.5), 5 km south of town. Click here for their exact location. The best way to get there is by car. You can also take a taxi, the rate is about $270 pesos each way or you can take the Playa del Carmen collectivo from the highway and asked t be dropped off at Casa Cervecera Pescadores.

They are open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. They also offer factory tours. The tours are daily at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. We recommend you contact them ahead of time to book a tour.

LOCAL HINT: WATCH FOR THE BREWERY CAT, A SIGN OF REALLY GOOD BEER

If you don’t get a chance to visit their tasting room, you can still try their craft beer around town. It is served at several restaurants and bars n Puerto Morelos including Club De Playa Unico, Punta Corcho, La Sirena, Off The Vine, Las Micheladas del Semaforo and El Pirata. Or you can buy it at the Chedraui Selecto in Puerto Morelos or online. They also offer a mobile beer service for parties and events.

For more information on Casa Cervecera Pescadores and their
Cerveza Artesanal Pescadores contact them here or follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Salud!

This post is part of a feature where we will send a SHOUT OUT, highlighting a local business, person or experience to enhance your time 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!