Here are the cash exchange rates for January 26, 2018 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
Here are the cash exchange rates for January 11, 2018 at CI Banco in Puerto Morelos and for comparison, the cambio on the square in Puerto Morelos.
Note that when you are exchanging cash in Puerto Morelos, you are “selling” your foreign money to them, so at CI Banco, you are concerned with the “buy” rate, that is the amount of pesos they will give you for each dollar. So if you are “selling” $100 US dollars, CI Banco will give you $1810 pesos. The cambio on the square will give you $1760. For Canadians, you will get $1460 versus $1400 in town. You can see that for larger amounts of cash, it is in your best interest to go to the bank. You will easily pay for the taxi ride.
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
You will find lots of other town information there including an interactive map and a very up-to-date restaurant list. (No small feat in Puerto Morelos) InPuertoMorelos.com
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So you’re thinking about coming to Puerto Morelos, Boo Ya! Once you have booked your accommodations, your next question will most likely be, “Which airport do I fly into?” Yes, we do get this question often. The answer is Cancun International (CUN). So we have put together some tips and hints on how to navigate the somewhat hairy Cancun airport when you arrive.
The next question usually is, “How do we get to Puerto Morelos once we arrive?”
We have gone ahead and made up a page that we will leave up on our website that gives you all the facts you need to know to get you here fast and hassle free. Just click on Airport Arrivals and read on.
This was four years ago today in Puerto Morelos. A spectacular palapa fire at Panza Es Primera restaurant on the beach, just south of the square. The fire grew quickly, and there were fears that it would spread to the fish restaurant next door or damage the shops across the street. The fire was contained to the one restaurant and it re-opened a few months later. Now it is still open, but under a new name.
Another new restaurant has sprung up in Puerto Morelos. “Maiz Maiz” just opened this morning we think. It is on Ninos Heroes, one block north of the square in the old Pancho Villas space. They have done a nice job brightening up the space. I have no information on their menu or hours beyond these photos. The “de Cancun” is sure to raise some questions. Let us know if you try them out!
Shout out to three places in the Colonia you may have missed. In typical “Only in Mexico” style, we enjoyed a fun meal of dinner and drinks while sitting at one place and patronizing two others.
Our drink headquarters was La Hija de Morelos (The daughter of Morelos). It’s a big, friendly bar with draft beer and cocktails. Later in the night it is popular with workers from the nearby hotels and they sometimes have live music. Earlier in the evening it is never crowded.
Hija does not have food, but that is no problem. On the south side of the place is Al Horno, which has a wide menu including pizza and baked empanadas.
On their north side is Taco Neri, which has delicious tacos and burritos. We had baked empanadas from Al Horno and tacos and giant burritos from Taco Neri which we watched them grill from our bar stools.
In both cases, we got table service from the surrounding restaurants while sitting at Hija. Great service all around and everything was very reasonably priced.
Outside the restaurant children played tag and hide and seek on the sidewalk and families strolled by, often wishing us a pleasant evening or saying “¡Buen provecho!” (enjoy your meal).
As it got later, we meandered back to the entrance to Puerto Morelos. We hoped to try some fancy beers at Micheladas del Semaforo, but they were packed! Next time we will go a little earlier.
Here are some Facebook links to the places I mentioned:
I neglected to bring a camera, so photos are from the Facebook pages of the businesses mentioned. The first three places are easy to find on Avenida Timón near the Extra store. Micheladas is at the entrance of Puerto Morelos near Chedraui. See our map on this website for more location information.