15. August 2017 · Comments Off on Update from Puerto Morelos · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post, Restaurant Scene

Buenos dias! Thought I would update you on some changes in your favourite town!

A week ago, Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall well south of us. We were well out of the danger zone, but we did get some decent winds and some much-needed rain.

The beach looks great this morning, and as you can see, crowds are not a problem for us in the summer.

Here’s 30 seconds of beach time for you…

I think we just might be able to find you an open beach chair.

In other news from town, Hotel Sevilla, formerly known as Hotel Inglaterra has changed names again. It is now, Hotel Caracol Puerto. Dos Naciones, formerly Villas Latinas, is now Hotel Gota de Sal.

Another name change is the restaurant at Posada Amor, it is now called Le Papillon.

Carpe Diem has closed. The owners of the cafe/deli/bakery are returning to Italy. The business is for sale if you are interested in moving to Puerto Morelos.

Back in June, Anthony Chalas took half a day off work from La Sirena to get married! He and his lovely bride Majo just returned from a honeymoon in Europe.

Majo and Anthony. Photo shamelessly stolen from Facebook, sorry.

We are getting emails every day from folks looking to escape winter and enjoy the sunshine and warmth of Puerto Morelos. February is a tough month to book these days, our place, Casa De Los Viajeros still has room at Christmas, and unusually, two weeks in January open. March is still doable and April is wide open. Consider coming slightly off season to avoid disappointment and too much winter. Prices drop sharply in May and stay low until at least November.

That’s it for the news, we’re off to the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

02. March 2017 · Comments Off on Adios La Panza es Primero! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post, Restaurant Scene

La Panza es Primero, known for its bright colours and lucha libre theme is finished in Puerto Morelos, and as far as we can tell, in all of Mexico. La Panza is actually a small chain out of Spain. According to their website, they still have restaurants in Madrid.

The Puerto Morelos location opened in 2010 and famously was seriously damaged by a spectacular fire in 2013. Click on this link to see 30 seconds of fire footage, shot by yours truly.  Panza Fire Video

In reecent weeks, we noticed the distinctive decor was being removed and painted over. According to staff, the new restaurant will have seafood, but does not yet have a name. They say they will be open from 9:00 am to 7:00 daily, but in typical Puerto Morelos fashion, if people want to stay a little longer, they will stay open.

Update: March 09, 2017. The restaurant now has a name. It’s not terribly catchy, the name is, “Puerto Morelos Fish Market Restaurant”.

For a look back, here is Panza’s website. La Panza es Primero

Not a great shot of the menu, but a fairly good look at my thumb.

10. January 2017 · Comments Off on Beach Reads: Update from Puerto Morelos – Jan 10 2017 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post, Restaurant Scene, Travel

The season is underway in Puerto Morelos! We had a busy Christmas season with lots of visitors from all over, including a lot of visitors from Mexico City. This past weekend, the town celebrated one year of governing itself with a big, big party in the square.

Of course, some new restaurants have opened or will open very soon. Here’s a rundown of the most recent.

The most unusual is a new concept for Puerto Morelos, anchored by a familiar business. The area beside the pool at Dos Naciones hotel (formerly Villas Latinas) has been totally covered by an enormous palapa. At one end will be the new permanent home of Salciccium. The owners of this place had a restaurant here a few years ago in two locations at different times called Salciccia. They sold locally made sausage and sandwiches are were quite popular.

The rest of the area will feature different food trucks selling all kinds of food. The owners call it a Food Truck Village. There will be seating for 120 people! They promise a larger menu than they had before and hope to be open in a month.

  

A new cafe & gallery has opened on Rojo Gomez. It is called Las Robles (the oakes). It is located just north of El Pirata

A small juice place has opened on Ninos Heroes very close to the OXXO. It’s called Bodega Verde (the green bodega) and has juice, yogurt, fruit and sandwiches.

Not a new place, but Fonda Americana is open again (as we announced before). Now Chef Roberto has told us he is extending his hours! Starting on Monday, January 16, his restaurant will open at 11:30 to 5:00 and then 6:00 to 11:00 every day. He will have a different menu for lunch. We were just happy to have him back again, and now it will be easier to get our Fonda fix earlier in the day.

 

 

Whatever you do in Puerto Morelos, you will not go hungry!

A reminder that Alma Libre Books and Gifts is now open every day from 10-6. We have a huge variety of second hand books, plus new volumes of local interest, local items for your kitchen and local and regional art. Be sure to visit us when you visit Puerto Morelos!