28. August 2019 · Comments Off on Cash Exchange Rates in Puerto Morelos for August 28, 2019 · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, exchange rates

Here are the cash exchange rates for August 28, 2019 at G Capital on the highway in Puerto Morelos.

I post these rates on occasion so that you can compare them with what 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

Cash Exchange RatesBuy
US Dollar $18.80
Canadian Dollar $14.10
Euro €20.60
Pound Sterling £23.00


On another currency note, next month the Bank of Mexico will retire the current 200 peso bill for a new design featuring heroes of the Mexican War of Independence including the namesake of our town, José María Morelos and Miguel Hidalgo. It was exactly one year ago that the new 500 peso note was announced.

200 peso bill

We think this is the new 200 peso bill, but the Bank of Mexico has not confirmed it.













Don’t be left in the cold! Book your winter vacation today. We have some good dates still available at Casa de los Viajeros, including some February dates! 

28. August 2019 · Comments Off on Free Wi-Fi in Puerto Morelos · Categories: Our Favourite Things

Puerto Morelos now has free Wi-Fi in the square. It wasn’t a quick or easy process, but it is finally here. If you visited our town last November you may have witnessed this little construction site, right on the north side of the square.

It was supposed to be a free Wi-Fi location, but for some reason, unknown to us, it was torn down and moved to the other side of the square in January.


And it was reconstructed to become this.

A Wi-Fi tower, complete with a seating area, is located on the south side of the park across from Alma Libre Bookstore. If you are in the square you can look for a Wi-Fi signal called WiFi Caribbean Mexican.

After connecting, you will get a pop-up that asks you if you want to “surf” or if you want “tourist information”. Or if you are having an emergency to click here (not sure what that button does).

To hook up to the signal you will either have to sign in with your Facebook account or by filling out a short form with your first name, email address, sex, age and answer if you are a resident. The form can be viewed in either English or Spanish.

Once you have completed the form you will get a pop-up saying “Gracias”, which means you are connected.

The signal is not terribly fast, and it may not “remember you” the next time you try to sign on, but it is better than nada. You may be better off to patronize one of the many businesses in town that offer free Wi-Fi to their customers. There are many, and their signals are usually faster and more stable. Their chairs are likely comfier too!

We are currently curating a list of local businesses that offer free Wi-Fi to their customers. If you are a business owner that shares your Wi-Fi, let us know! You can click this link to message us through our FB page.