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