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11. September 2018 · Comments Off on Video: A few seconds at the Beach at Puerto Morelos (September 11, 2018) · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

A recent rainstorm re-arranged things at the beach and left us with a lovely view. Enjoy!

This video is the beach at the end of our street at Casa de los Viajeros. Check out our places at www.CasadelosViajeros.com 

We still have some great dates available for 2018 & 2019

 

27. August 2018 · Comments Off on New 500 Peso Bill · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

New 500 peso bill

The Banco de Mexico is changing the 500 peso bill. Gone are Diego and Frida in favour of Benito Juarez and a pod of whales. The bank made the announcement by producing this overly-slick video.

At first glance, the new bill seems to strongly resemble the current 20 peso bill, which will undoubtedly delight sketchy Pemex pump jockeys, but the new bill will be almost the exact same size as the current 500, so much larger than a 20. The other side of the bill features a pod of whales. The new bills have up-to-date security measures built in, to discourage counterfeiting.

This bill is the first of a new generation of Mexican bills, featuring Mexican history on one side and nature on the other.

The current 500 peso bill was introduced eight years ago and featured portraits and art by famous Mexican artists, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. These bills will still be accepted everywhere, but banks will no longer recirculate them.  Eventually, they will disappear.

 For reference, this is what the current 20 peso bill looks like.

For more information on Puerto Morelos, check out the rest of our site here on In Puerto Morelos. We just updated the restaurant list…again!

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

We still have some good dates available for 2018 & 2019

03. March 2018 · Comments Off on Cash Exchange Rates in Puerto Morelos for March 3, 2018 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

Here are the cash exchange rates for March 3, 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 

23. February 2018 · Comments Off on Cash Exchange Rates in Puerto Morelos (Feb 23, 2018) · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post

Here are the cash exchange rates for February 23, 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 

Exchange rates

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 SeeMikeRun.ca

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 InPuertoMorelos.com  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” InPuertoMorelos.com 

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 www.CasaDeLosViajeros.com

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 InPuertoMorelos.com

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!

InPuertoMorelos.com

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