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, InPuertoMorelos.com, 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:
La Quinta Orquidea has moved into the unusual building on Niños Héroes, right across from the Casa Cultura. The stone building is a tourist attraction on its own with many nicknames like the Salvador Dali House, Gaudi House or even the Fred Flintstone House. Whatever you call it, it is a special building with lovely grounds, worthy of spending some time in. La Quinta Orquidea offers coffee, juices and desserts including crepes. It’s open daily, except Mondays, 8:00-6:00. (Click the Facebook logo on the left to go to their Facebook page)
La Guaya has taken over the old Carpe Diem space. It is a cafe and bakery. The brains behind the operation is Pablo Espinosa, who gained fame and fans here in PM as the originator of El Nicho. Pablo calls his new venture a “small sandwich and wrap place”, and they will make their own bread and other baked goods. Yum! La Guaya is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00-4:00. Closed Sunday.
In other “non-cafe” news, a new burger place is opening on Rojo Gomez, right next to I Wanna Pizza. There were some rumours of a big burger chain moving into our town, but it’s actually a small one called A La Burger. They have at least three locations in Cancun and say they use 100% Angus meat from Monterrey. Their menu includes burgers, fries and salads. The restaurant site is still under construction. No word on when they are opening, but I bet it will be soon. The north end of Rojo Gomez is becoming a bit of a “restaurant row” now.
A larger chain on the way to the port side of PM is Farmacia Similares. They are well known in Mexico for their low drug prices and their over-sized dancing pharmacist mascot. (I am not kidding). They are just setting the store up, but from the sign it looks like they will have a doctor onsite so you can see the doc and get a prescription in one trip.They are located in the space formerly occupied by Natura restaurant, the same building that Carlos the dentist has his office. They already have two locations in the Colonia. Click here to see the dancing pharmacist.
Right next to the new pharmacy is a new Budget Rent a Car location giving us three car rental outfits within a few steps of the square. (Eurocar and the Puerto Morelos Travel Agency are the other two rental agencies)
Tomorrow, more news from your favourite town!
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 CasaDeLosViajeros.com
Our place is just steps from the beach, and close to the square.