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07. February 2018 · Comments Off on Take a run on the beach and through Puerto Morelos! (Video) · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

Mike is a runner/blogger from Canada. He loves to run, but that has got to be a bit of a challenge in winter in Winnipeg!

Recently he visited Puerto Morelos, and he loved it so much he recorded his runs on our beach and through the town.

Join him! You’ll get all the sights, and you’ll never even break a sweat or get sand in your shoes! You may recognize a few faces!

Visit Mike at

See you at the beach!

01. February 2018 · Comments Off on Restaurant News from Puerto Morelos · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

The restaurant scene in Puerto Morelos is very lively and you really can’t tell the players without a program! (That is why we publish our voluminous Restaurant Guide)

Here are a couple of new news items…

We noticed that La Casa del Pescador, never one to be in a hurry, finally opened for the season! They have been a perennial favourite in town for many years. The restaurant  has been closed for quite a while, then started doing some renovations that took a loooong time, but now they are open. If you have forgotten, they are located on the north side of the square, right above the fish cooperative (convenient), between Panna E Cioccolato Gelato and Richard’s Bistro. The menu has not changed a bit. If you had a favourite before, it’s still there. 

Don Mexkal, one of PM’s premier late-night spots has a big new space. They did not move far, just 21 metres (less than 70 feet) down the road, but into a whole new venue, formerly occupied by El Sabor. Now they have much, much more space for people, food, Mezcal and music! They list their hours as 6:30 PM to 4:00 AM every day except Monday. We had a chance to visit last week and caught this cool band in the leafy backyard. They were just one of two bands that played that night.

La Parilla, which is a small restaurant chain from Cancun, closed their place in the south end of Puerto Morelos in the spring. Right before Christmas about a month ago, they briefly…and I mean briefly, re-opened in the big space above the big jewelry store at the entrance to the town. I took this photo on December 11. Just a couple of days later, they removed their little plastic sign and went dark. I never got a straight answer on what happened, but I think it is safe to say they will not be opening in that location any time soon.

La Parilla’s old space in the south end of town did not sit empty for too long. The space has been split in two, with this half being taken over by Easy Way Rent A Car. They are just getting opened as you can see. The other half is currently being worked on, and looks suspiciously like a restaurant. The other locale in the building is empty, you may remember there was a women’s swimsuit store there last season.

There are a few new choices for breakfast in town this season. One we can tell you about is Cancun Billy’s. They are getting up early, real early to serve breakfast on the beach starting at 7am!


All the info you need for a great vacation in Puerto Morelos is at  Check out our up-to-the-moment restaurant guide, our interactive map, practical info, business & service guide and more. We had a record number of visitors to the website in January! Check us out, and sign up to receive an email every time we post a new “Beach Reads” 

For a great place to stay, check out Casa de los Viajeros. 

Consider a Spring Fling in Puerto Morelos! We have space for you at Casa de los Viajeros. One and Two bedroom suites, fully equipped, private and affordable. Check them out at

26. January 2018 · Comments Off on Artisan Market in Puerto Morelos · Categories: Our Favourite Things, Photo Post

It’s a big weekend here in Puerto Morelos. The town is playing host to a large Artisan market, featuring art and artisans from all over Mexico…and our own local artists. Have a look…..



























































For some though, an Artisans Market will always play second to a game of soccer on the most scenic pitch ever!


















The market runs every day from today through Tuesday.





14. January 2018 · Comments Off on Spend 10 seconds at the beach at Puerto Morelos (Video!) · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

You deserve a little beach time! Here is just that…

For a little more beach time, come see us at Casa de los Viajeros! We have an opening in our suite #3 January 23 – 31! Suite #3 is a one bedroom, one bath suite with full kitchen, high-speed WiFi and Netflix.

Click here for a closer look



























































This could be you! Come see us, Casa de los Viajeros.


12. January 2018 · Comments Off on A Peek Into the Mangrove (with a special guest) · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Our Favourite Things, Photo Post

Between the busy “Cancun to Tulum” highway and the beach side of Puerto Morelos lies the mangrove, a two-kilometre wide stretch of water and greenery, and a tranquil home to a wide variety of wildlife.

Most of us shoot through the area at high speed in a car or taxi. You can’t see much at 70 kilometres per hour, but take the walking path one day, and you are guaranteed to something interesting. (click the photos for a better view)























There are two paths nowadays. The southern one is the best to walk as you can get shade and the bikes tend to take the red path on the other side.












Walking from the square to the highway is a little over 2 kilometres (about 1.5 miles). It took me about 30 minutes, and I was guilty of some meandering and gawking at the scenery. The most scenic bits however are about 1 kilometre from the square, so you could walk up a stretch and walk back.












A few years ago they built these little boardwalks so that you could get a better view of life in the mangrove, but unfortunately they were not maintained and are now just a little “peligroso”.












Wherever there is a break in the foliage though, you will get a view like this. I must go back at sunset as the colours at that time are stunning.










I have walked this path dozens of times and have only spotted a crocodile once before, but I got lucky on this sunny afternoon and saw this fellow, catching some rays near one of the dilapidated docks.













Back in town, I spotted this more genteel wildlife, catching a late afternoon siesta.

So plan a quick trip to the mangrove some time during your next visit. Early in the morning, you will likely see more birdlife. I took these pictures closer to noon, so I saw no birds, but I did spot the croc.

The mangroves are protected, so development in them is not allowed. You could say that the expansive mangrove has saved and protected Puerto Morelos, so we must save and protect the mangrove.

Find lots of town information, maps, restaurant list and more at

02. January 2018 · Comments Off on Stingray Fun! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

New Year’s Day was lovely in Puerto Morelos. I admit the sky looked a little foreboding, but it never rained a drop.











The water by the pier was crystal clear, and we were delighted to see rays hanging out.











Here’s a very short video of one “flying” through the water….

There were also Pelicans by the pier, hoping for a free fish dinner…











Hope your 2018 is off to a good start wherever you are!

We still have some time open in January at Casa de los Viajeros. Click here to visit! 










01. January 2018 · Comments Off on Colourful start to 2018! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Our Favourite Things, Photo Post

Up early on a lovely, calm 2018 morning in Puerto Morelos. The colours were outstanding. There is a cruise ship in the middle of the shot, but it is a little hard to make out. (Click the photo for a better view)


And here are a couple of scenes from last night.

Here are a two of the “Viejos”. A part of Mexican New Year’s Eve tradition is to create a dummy and fill him full of fireworks. At midnight “los años viejos” (the old years) is lit and explodes in a ball of fire, filled with loud bangs and small explosions. This is thought to get rid of the “bad” of the past year and bring hope and prosperity for  the coming year.

And this is how the town square looked last night in the early evening.

To get an idea of what the dummies look like when they are lit, check out this video we made 10 years ago.

Hope your 2018 is off to a good start wherever you are!

25. December 2017 · Comments Off on Navidad at the Beach! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

If you could go to the beach on Christmas Day, you probably would, and that is what it seems like everyone decided to do today in Puerto Morelos. A lovely day and a busy one at the beach! Tomorrow it should be much quieter again.

Hope you had a great day wherever you are! 

What looks like a new beach bar is under construction, right beside Unico (on the north side)

If you want to join the fun in Puerto Morelos, check out Casa de los Viajeros, one and two bedroom suites near the beach and the square.





18. December 2017 · Comments Off on Santa Claus is Coming to Town! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Our Favourite Things, Photo Post

On a recent trip to the square in the Colonia in Puerto Morelos, we were surprised and delighted to be whisked away to Santa’s Village in the North Pole!


One of the highlights has to be this recycled tire snowman…who will not be melting anytime soon!


We even have our own hashtag #MiNavidadEnPuerto

Santa was able to find a parking spot for his sleigh



















For more information on Puerto Morelos, be sure to check out our page, the new home of our Beach Reads town updates, an interactive map showing everything you might want to find in PM, an updated restaurant list and taxi fare sheet, and general information to make the most of your trip to our part of paradise. You can sign up for Beach Reads, and an email come to you whenever we post some news…

Also check out Casa de los Viajeros, a great place to stay in Puerto Morelos.

One and two bedroom suites available

All have full kitchens & private bathrooms

All suites have private balconies or terraces to enjoy the Puerto Morelos breeze






















06. December 2017 · Comments Off on Beach Reads News from Puerto Morelos (Part IV) · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Our Favourite Things, Photo Post

Hola again from Puerto Morelos! We continue our series of new and exciting things in Puerto Morelos for the 2017/2018 season. This series of posts represent an updated version of our long-running Beach Reads Newsletter. These posts are part of our new home on the web,, where you will find loads of information on your favourite Mexican village, including an interactive map, restaurant list, current taxi fares and more.

Here’s more news:

Christmas has come to the square in Puerto Morelos! The giant tree is back!

There is a Nativity Scene below the tree, which features all the main characters of the Christmas Story, including this giant rooster, who is nearly the same height as Joseph.

Everyone in town was pretty happy to see our long awaited sewage plant go online…













…we expected it to work…but we never really expected it to be beautiful…

Someone painted a really big mural on the large wall that surrounds the plant. I would rarely suggest a sewage plant as a tourist destination, but the mural is really worth a look!

Sofia’s Fashions on the square is closing at the end of the month so everything in the store is on sale 50% off! Store hours 9:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday. Owner Sharon is closing the shop, but staying in Puerto Morelos.

Happy Hour Soup of the Day at Hacienda Morelos….



















Did you miss Part I? Find it here   Did you miss Part II? It’s here.  Part III is here. More links to other articles on the right side of this page.

If you are planning a getaway to Puerto Morelos, be sure to check out Casa De Los Viajeros. We still have some openings, even at Christmas and in January. Check us out at 

Our place is just steps from the beach, and close to the square.