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16. January 2019 · Comments Off on Swoop! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Travel

Looking for a super cheap way to get to Cancun? (The closest airport to Puerto Morelos) Swoop, has just taken off.

Swoop is the budget arm of Canadian airline West Jet. It is touted as an “ultra-low cost carrier”. And it is cheap! Today when we punched in a flight from Hamilton, Ontario to Cancun, it gave us a rate of $261.83 CDN ($197 USD) RETURN!

The catch is they are currently only flying from Hamilton to Cancun. The other catch is that you have to add some fees. It costs more to pick your seat, but this can be as low as $16 CDN ($12USD). They also charge $36.40 CDN ($27.44 USD) for a carry-on and another $36.40 CDN ($27.44 USD) for a checked bag.

Plus there is an optional extra $10.40 CDN ($7.84 USD) if you want a boarding card and an extra $10.00 CDN ($7.54 USD) for priority seating. But even after adding all this, we still managed to get a flight for $363.83 CDN ($274 USD) with a checked bag, return.

That is a very good rate. We hope to see them to expand more cities soon. You can check them out on their website. It may just make you want to Swoop down and visit us InPuertoMorelos.

23. December 2017 · Comments Off on Exchange Rates in Puerto Morelos (December 23, 2017) · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Travel

Here are the cash exchange rates for December 23, 2017 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 

17. March 2017 · Comments Off on Last Minute Special! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post, Travel


Spring Break Anyone? We have nine nights open at the end of the month in our most economical suite, suite #3. It’s fully equipped with a full kitchen, living room, full bath and a balcony with hammock. 800 square feet of space on two levels.

Open March 23 to April 1. Book 7 nights and I will give you one the last night FREE! Book all 9 nights, and we’ll discount further.

Here’s a video tour! 

*All our suites include WiFi, bottled drinking water, weekly cleaning and Netflix.

Balcony with hammock and seating

Full kitchen with full-size appliances

Queen bed, full bath, balcony, walk-in closet.

Comfy Queen bed

Queen bed, full bath, balcony, walk-in closet.

Full kitchen. Those stairs lead to the second floor bedroom.

25. January 2017 · Comments Off on One more beach view…. · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post, Travel · Tags: , , ,

Hope you saw our 20 second beach video from yesterday morning. (If you missed it, click here for twenty seconds in paradise)

By popular demand, here are another 10 seconds…

What a beautiful morning it was! (And we’re hoping for another one today!)

Don’t miss another morning in Puerto Morelos. Check out our places to stay at 

24. January 2017 · Comments Off on Spend 20 seconds on the beach with us in Puerto Morelos! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog, Photo Post, Travel

We picked a great morning for a beach walk in Puerto Morelos. The beach is absolutely perfect, and check out the Caribbean! It is so calm it looks like a lake. You can’t even tell where the water breaks on the reef.

As an added bonus, the visibility is absolutely clear. Time to grab the snorkel gear and say Hola to the underwater citizens of Puerto Morelos!

Come see it for yourself! Check out our rentals at Casa de los Viajeros.

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!