As we at the bookstore so boldly predicted, the world did not end on
December 21. If you waited until after that date to book your accommodations in
PoMo though, you may just have a problem. Popular properties are now booking a year in
advance, so it's not too early to start thinking about 2014. We still have good
availability in April of this year, so maybe think about a spring fling.
It is so good to see people here in town again. A lot of familiar faces are back
and we're also seeing a lot of newcomers. We have lots of guests who were coaxed out
of their all-inclusive hotels and are now enjoying "la vida local" in our town.
issue marks the return of our annual "Best of Puerto Morelos" survey.
This is your
chance to share what you love most about our special town. I'm thinking the top
restaurant title will be up for grabs again after being held for so long by the late Hola
Asia and the last two years by David Lau's. I'm also hoping a restaurant from
the Colonia might crack the top ten as there are a lot of popular choices over
For the last 11 years we've been making this newsletter, passing on the
news from our town with accuracy, reasonably good spelling and a little humour.
We do pretty much everything we can to promote our little
town and we encourage you to send this newsletter, and our somewhat informative
We do not allow other sites or newsletters to lift our content and publish it as
devote a lot of time and energy to this publication and will vigorously defend
our copyright. Please let us know if you see our content on someone else's web
page or newsletter.
*Please let me know about any typos. My spell-check quit me (in disgust) so I am
operating without a net here. Gracias!*
9th Annual "Best of Puerto Morelos" Survey (2013
Time again for our annual Best of Puerto Morelos survey,
where we ask you what you like best about Puerto Morelos. What are your
favourite places to eat, hang out or have fun?
The purpose of the survey is to share what your fellow newsletter readers
love most about Puerto Morelos. Perhaps you have been missing something, and you
can use the survey results to plan your next trip. The most popular question we
ask is for your favourite restaurant. We're expecting this one to be extra
popular this year. For a reminder of all the restaurants in Puerto Morelos,see
our complete restaurant list.(link
opens in a new window)
Survey closes February 24. One entry per person.
Stuffing the ballot box will not be permitted!
I have resisted commenting on the Dragon Mart as there seems to be so
much conflicting information about the project. The truth is, I do not know and
the more I read, the less I seem to know.
Here's what we do know:
The Dragon Mart already
has one location in Dubai. In Dubai it is essentially a really big mall showcasing
products made in China. It is so big, 1.2 kilometres long, that they offer transport
services within the mall to get from one end to the other. The mall is located close
to Dubai's airport and Jeleb Ali, a giant port city with tax-free status.
I think it is safe to assume that a Dragon Mart here would be a
similar project, though on a smaller scale. It would be a big mall showcasing
made in China
products. Some local media refers to manufacturing plants on site, which
does not seem to make much sense.
The photo to the right
shows the project; a big mall, housing and a few warehouses.
We also know this: the site of the mall is NOT in
Puerto Morelos. It is closer to Moon Palace, out towards the airport. The
Chinese people involved in the project would live onsite, not in Puerto Morelos.
They will have their own restaurants and shops in their own community. The
Mexican government estimates there will be 1000-2000 people from around the world, not
just China at the site. Some other sources have been saying 5000 people.
A genuine concern is how they are getting the
product to the mall. Some newspaper articles have cautioned that container
traffic through our small port will skyrocket. For our port to handle much more
traffic and larger ships than it does now, it would have to be dredged and that
would damage our precious reef. I do not think that anyone anywhere has given
permission to dredge the port.
I have to wonder though, if the mall is just a
showcase for products, why would they need to ship so many containers here?
Surely it would make more sense to ship to other points in Mexico and Latin
America directly from China. Why offload everything in Quintana Roo if the stuff
is destined for Brazil? There are large ports in Mexico, but PoMo is not one of
It is also unclear if Dragon Mart even has the
permission to build on the site. Some reports say they are destroying too much
green space to build, but other sources say the site is an old rock quarry with
no green space to protect. Some sources say the permits are all in place and
some sources say they do not have the correct permits to proceed.
I also know this: for some reason, a lot of people
have a lot of bad ideas about how to develop Puerto Morelos. That terrible plan
for a Pemex fuel storage facility was just killed by outgoing President Felipe
Calderon. There seems to be a new bad idea come up every year.
I do not think Puerto Morelos will benefit at all
from this project. I don't think the town will get anything out of it, property
values will not go up (or down) because of it and we won't even get a Chinese
restaurant out of the deal. I also don't think it will have much negative effect
on the town if it goes ahead unless they radically enlarge the federal dock and
dredge the port.
The latest news says the entire project is on hold
We will continue to monitor all this closely and
try to separate fact from fiction. Below are a few links to some more reading. These articles are
all in Spanish, but can easily be translated into
English with Google Translate
Here is an anniversary worth celebrating. On the
second day of February of this year, the National Marine Park will be 15 years
It was on Feb 2, 1998 that by Presidential Decree
the area was designated the National Marine Park of the Puerto Morelos Reef. So
on Saturday there will be all day celebrations in the square, the malecon and
There will be lots of activities, from ceremonies
recognizing the people who protect the reef to volleyball, soccer, sand
sculptures, a greased pole competition (fun) and ballet folklore in the evening.
I assume these celebrations will run right into
the Music Festival, so it will be a day and night to remember!
Puerto Morelos Interactive Map
We've improved the interactive map on our Alma
Libre Bookstore website with the addition of dozens of new places and by making the map easier
to use. Select the location you want on the right side and the map will show you
where it is. There is also a search box. I've included locations in Cancun too,
like Costco and Walmart.
Here is a smaller version, without all the
Know your taxi fare before you get in the cab. See the new taxi fares on the big sign at the
square or see
them here. Make sure to agree with the driver on the fare before you go. You don't have to
tip, but we always do if they get us to our destination alive and well.
And while we are discussing taxis, it looks like
Cancun's taxis are going to get meters.
After a whole lot of research
we decided to carry some
special gourmet and food items in the store. You'll find Mexican-grown organic coffee, vanilla,
and a selection of locally-made hot sauces and
We now also stock the popular Chimay hot
sauces. Chimay makes the hottest habanero known to the tongue, and they also
make flavourful sauces for more sensitive palates.
Folks north of the border clamour for this stuff. (We have people
begging us by email to ship this sauce to them!) Chimay Salsa Habanera comes in four
flavours, colors and levels of spiciness to suit your palate: Negra
la menos picante (black, the least spicy), verde la poco picante
(green, a little spicy), roja la muy picante (red, very spicy),
amarilla la extra picante (yellow, extra spicy).
Our most popular sauce is a mini four-pack in a woven basket for
just 85 pesos. It makes a perfect gift for the food lover in your life, or a great
souvenir of your Mexican vacation. (You can re-create that Mexican flavour
We have also found a new supplier for
gourmet vanilla products. We will be selling a higher-end gourmet vanilla, a
high-quality regular vanilla and real vanilla beans. All are grown and made in
The coffee we are stocking is Mexican grown
and high in quality. We have rich organic coffee, smooth Oaxaca coffee, and
robust Chiapas coffee.
We also have some gift items available:
hand-painted wooden boxes with Mexican designs, pashmina scarves for those long
lingering Puerto Morelos evenings and more.
Bookstore Hours - We're open 7 days a week: NEW hours!
We're not quite open 24 hours, but we are open 7
days a week with new hours: 10:30am-1:30pm and 3:00pm to 8:00pm every day, even
Sunday! Please note that we are closed daily between 1:30 & 3:00. We are hoping
that by closing for fewer hours in the afternoon we won't miss as many day
trippers from Cancun and Playa. Come see us!
finally found a supplier who can do the impossible and at a suprisingly low
cost: get books to us reliably in Puerto Morelos. We can now order most any
title and receive it at the bookstore in about a week.
We are ordering
new books for the store about once a month and we can bring in books for you
too! Depending on the number of books you order, shipping and duty will be
between $3 and $4 US per book. There is no sales tax or any other fees. This is much quicker and cheaper than any other
source we have found, including Amazon.
Our next order will be in February. To order, just contact us to make sure
we are able to get the book you want.
Jungle Market / Jungle Spa
The Jungle Market has returned. The market runs
Here is what to do: Show up early and eat breakfast
there. The food is
fantastic, and it is very popular. After that, do a little shopping for hand-made handicrafts, unique to the
market. Then take in the show at 11:30. This is a pre-Hispanic Jarana dance with
the women wearing their colourful dresses. Then...shop again.
Jungle Spa has been so popular, they have expanded the days that it is open and are
requesting that people make appointments either by telephone or email. This
will ensure you don't waste any time waiting for your treatment.
To make an appointment, contact Sandra at (998) 208 9148 or Cell 044 998
180-5424 or by email
Appointments are available Tuesday-Saturday and limited appointments may be
available on Sunday. The spa is closed on Monday.
Many treatments are available, from manicures and pedicures to a luxurious
aloe vera and banana leaf wrap and massage! (Or a chocolate massage...does it
get any better??) For men, there is the "Mayan Macho" massage. You've never had
a massage like this! They even have special massages for young adults. How about
a 60 minute four hand massage? You will leave a different person!
Spa prices are
much lower than you will find at your resort and proceeds go directly
to the Mayan families that work at the spa and Jungle Market.
It's easy and quick to get out to the
jungle by car, taxi or collectivo. It's on Calle Dos (kie-yay dose) in the Zona
Urbana, which is right behind the Colonia.
Here's a map you can
print out. Taxi to the jungle from the town square costs 50 pesos. A taxi from nearby
hotels is 150 pesos or $12 US each way.
Tell driver you want to go to: Jungle Spa - Sandra (important to mention her
name) Zona Urbana.
Remember, when you pamper yourself at the Jungle Spa or buy a unique gift
at the Mayan Market, you are directly supporting Mayan families! This is a very
worthwhile venture and we hope you will support it.
Home and Condo Rentals
'Tis the season in PoMo!
still have some home and condo rentals available for the season and the spring. If you have never
stayed in a private home or condo, you are in for a wonderful experience. You
have all the comforts of home on your vacation. All you have to do is bring your
clothes and toothbrush! Everything else is included from towels and linens to
hammocks and blenders.
Many ex-pats have built their dream homes here in PM and are
willing to rent to you! Renting a place makes you feel more like a local and
offers the convenience of cooking for yourself and gives you much more privacy.
Regular Beach Readers know that we feature some of these
properties on our website. There are a gazillion property rental sites out
there, but our site is unique because these are properties we know, owned and
run by people we know and trust.
like to think we take the guesswork and risk out of renting.
We're always adding new properties to the site and new photos
This large suite can be rented as a one bedroom/one bath with a fold
out couch, or as a two bedroom two bath. Each bedroom has its own outside door
to allow entry or exit without disturbing others.
It has a full kitchen with pots and pans, dishes and cutlery, plus appliances
including a coffee maker, toaster and juicer. Drinking water is included as well as
cable TV and high-speed wireless internet. The suite features a huge terrace with
table and chairs and comfy hammocks. All this from $695 a week in season, $450
starting in May! Click here for more
information and pictures!
Bright, Breezy One Bedroom
A big one bedroom, two bath with a loft. The loft has a fold out couch and curtains
for privacy. The couch in the living room also folds out into a bed.
Off the bedroom and the living room is a HUGE balcony with table and chairs for
four and a comfy hammock.
Of course there is a full kitchen with pots and pans, dishes and cutlery, plus
appliances including a coffee maker, toaster and juicer. Drinking water is included as
well as cable TV and wireless internet. $695 a week in season, $499
starting in May!
Contact us to get your FREE listing on our website.
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Restaurant News: We heard some great news this week. Our "go-to" lunch place
is going to get a whole lot more convenient. Salchicha serves excellent
sausage baguettes or wraps for just 25 pesos. The place is fast, efficient and
unbelievably clean. The only knock was the not-so-romantic location at the Pemex
at the top of the highway. Now we have received word that they are moving to one
of the new spaces on the square, right across from the bookstore. I see some
lovely lunches on the beach in my future! The move should happen in early
The boys at I Wanna Pizza have opened their new taco place. As I reported
last issue, they cheerfully rejected my suggested name "I Wanna Taco" for the
less catchy "Camaron Chelero". They serve fish and shrimp tacos
Happy to report that Casa de Pescador has suddenly re-opened in their
usual location above the fish co-op. Welcome back!
Vegan paradise Siempre Sano has moved their restaurant a little further
south down Avenue Rojo Gomez. Their new location is much bigger and brighter
than their old location. It is easy to find them, just walk a little south of
the Mayan Handicraft centre and you will find it on your right.
After a very busy Christmas season, Al Chimichurri has found time to
revamp their menu a little. Worry not, all your favourites are still there, but
they have added a few new entrees and appetizers. We ditched our usual choices
the other night and had a delicious sirloin appetizer and a new stuffed chicken
A couple of new restaurants are coming soon. A message on our Facebook page says
a new Italian place called Chianti Allegro will be opening in the space
beside Cantina Habanero. A restaurant/bar is also taking shape beside the Cheers
bar/restaurant. It is called Carbonero.
Not new, but a new location for My Little Italy in the Colonia. They are
now in the space formerly occupied Papas Y Cafe, which has closed. Homemade
pastas and pizzas.
The wonderful Valorie is no longer at David Lau's restaurant. She is still
in PoMo enjoying a bit of a break and no doubt mourning her beloved Patriots.
Sorry Val! Go 49'ers? She will be missed for her wonderful service, her amazing
memory for what you ordered two years ago and that laugh of hers. (We could hear
it clearly in the bookstore every night!)
A new Argentine steak house has opened in the Colonia, it is kitty corner from
the Extra and Lluna Llena at Villas Morelos I. No reviews yet.
Lluna Llena, always a favourite of ours, has expanded their menu and is
now offering pizza in addition to their baguettes, salads, enchiladas and pasta.
The new retail spaces on the north corner of the square are starting to fill up.
As we said Salchicha is moving into one of them. The other two are occupied by a
big t-shirt shop and a souvenir store. The souvenir store did not get their sign
spell checked, so it says they are selling "dreeses". (We think they mean
dresses). The T-shirt place sells such clever designs as a "One tequila, two
tequila, three tequila, floor" shirt. Yeah...never saw that one before.
Puerto Morelos, Alma Libre Bookstore and a couple of plucky young
bookstore owners will be featured in an upcoming issue of an international
magazine. Details to follow.
Free English Lessons: If you are reading this, you do not need this
information, but maybe you know someone who does. Town visitors Steve &
Jacqueline (Steve is a former University professor) are offering free
English classes for adults at the Library each Wednesday at 5:00pm until the end
of March. Kids can come Friday at 5:00. What a nice gift for the community.
For those who need to learn Spanish, we have a couple of options for
you. Our friends Shawn and Suzanne from Puerto Adventuras are teaching "Learn
Spanish in Three Days" classes. They promise a fun and easy three days using
frequency modulation rapid learning techniques. This course is based on the
teachings of Dr. Georgi Lozanov and is not about memorization. They have staged
classes in Mexico and Canada and have many happy students. Next classes are
February 21, 22 & 23. For more information,
check out their website:
Here in Puerto Morelos, Marilu and Victor are teaching Spanish. They will
come to you and will work with students at any level. They are currently even
trying to teach a couple of dim bulbs that work at the bookstore. Buena suerte
to them with that! Please contact us and we will pass on their contact info.
Bank Machines: To get your spending pesos we recommend our friends and customers use the local
bank machines (ATMs), but it makes a big difference which ones you use. The easy
way to find the good machines is to always use a machine in a glass booth. That
means the HSBC machine outside the grocery store and Santander
outside the police station. These machines are affiliated with real banks and
the fees are lower. Normally there will be a charge from the Mexican bank and
another from your bank. Our bank in Canada combines the fees and nails us for
about $5 Canadian for each withdrawal. Your charge should be around the same or
You will get a much better exchange rate from the machine than you would at a
cambio house, so that compensates for the fee. Remember when using the machine
to "think in pesos". Don't withdraw $200 pesos thinking you are taking out $200
dollars. There are limits on the machines but you should be able to withdraw
$5000 to $6000 pesos at a time.
In an emergency, you can use the other machines by the mall or at OXXO, but the
fees will be much higher and the withdrawal limits much lower. One of the
machines dispenses US dollars, but I cannot imagine why anyone would use $USD as
you will get nailed twice on exchange. There are also some bank affiliated
machines in the Colonia.
Bikes: There are now at least three places to rent a bike in Puerto
Morelos. The Puerto Morelos Travel Agency around the corner from Cafe de Amancia
has always had bikes. Now Cantina Habanero is also renting bikes from 100
pesos a day, just pick them up at the restaurant. As we reported last issue,
Puerto Morelos Green Bikesis
renting stylish "Panama Jack" bikes. (Ask to see the hidden bottle opener) Find
them on Facebook or call 998-734-8132 to book your bike. Ask any of these bike
places about weekly rates.
Road Warriors: Good timing to rent a bike. Crews FINALLY finished that
little stretch of Ninos Heroes that has been out of commission for months. Now
all the roads are patched after the disastrous pipe construction last season.
There are still rough spots, potholes and speed bumps though, so remember the
PoMo bike safety rules:
You can ride your bike or you can look at the pretty scenery...but you
cannot do both at the same time!
If you thought drivers treated pedestrians with contempt, wait until you
see how they treat cyclists! Drive defensively and watch those cars,
especially the taxis and buses. (If a taxi cuts you off, please yell at
them. I am on a one person campaign to make them fear and respect cyclists)
Break-ins: There have been a number of break-ins at various properties
around Puerto Morelos. In some cases the thieves came through unlocked doors or
windows, in some they forced entry. Most incidents occurred in the early evening
but some were later and earlier. Popular targets included phones, computers,
cameras and good old cash. Please take common-sense precautions, always lock up
and hide your stuff. Property owners, please remind your clients to use the same
precautions they would take at home. Paradise unfortunately has crime too.
Ask A Realtor: Mayan Riviera Properties are again offering their
weekly workshop outlining how to buy property in our area. This is a great chance to learn
and ask your questionsabout living here full or part time. Workshops run
each Tuesday at 5:00.
Shout Out to our friends Art & Marie in Toronto. Art and Marie
have been the well-tanned unofficial PoMo hospitality & tourism crew since they
first came here in 2002. This year they have to stay closer to home. We miss you
Free Wi-Fi: It's getting even easier to stay connected in Puerto Morelos.
Many of the restaurants and our bookstore will give you free access with a
purchase, and Cablemas is now offering a free signal. Look for it around the
Bunch O' Booths: A lot of booths have sprung up around the square. Most of these booths are selling snorkel and fishing trips.
Some are selling tours. Some are selling time-share or vacation clubs. Make sure
you know the difference when you are talking to the person at these booths. If
the price of a tour or trip seems too good to be true, there may be strings attached. Check out our
Morelos Services page for good local businesses that will show you the sights
As we reported before,
Herald Cancun Edition is no more. Look for a copy of the USA Today
Cancun Edition at your hotel or convenience store. It's being put together
by the same local staff. Check out the weekend edition for "Footprints" a
special section devoted to the best in our area. (You can read Footprints online
*Special thanks to frequent visitor and eagle-eyed proof reader Sue from
Calgary. She proof read good. (I did this sentence on my own)*
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This Just In!
Books & Products at Alma Libre
We love keeping you up to date with our town, but it's the
books that keep us going. We're finding all sorts of new stuff this year;
these are a few of our favourites...
Secrets In Stone:
This book takes young readers into the world of the ancient Maya code
and explains how it was deciphered and what it all means.
Not only is this the first book on the subject for children, this book
also comes with its very own UV-raised "Glyphmaster," which allows
budding archaeologists to create glyph Brubbings, just like real
Mexico - Michael Coe: Michael D.
Coeís Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and
authoritative introduction to the regionís ancient civilizations. This
book covers the entire history of Mexico before the Spanish arrived,
from the Olmecs to the Aztecs.
This is a fascinating read with lots of photos and illustrations. We
have this book at a special low price.
Coe also wrote The Maya and
Breaking the Maya Code which we also have in stock at the bookstore.
The Cat in the Hat came to play one
rainy, nothing-to-do-afternoon. His hilarious antics are presented here
in Spanish and English.
This has become our most popular kid's book, but
our supplier has announced it is going out of print, so we ordered a
bunch...but you should not, could not, delay!
The Painted Fish and other Mayan Feasts
This book written by Sonja Lillvik, who
founded theCuzan Guest
Housein Punta Allen is
memoir of a life in the land of the Maya told with food! This is a
gorgeous book with more than 100 recipes (perfected in the Mayan Riviera
and tested up north) and lots of glossy pictures of food and fun.
is up to his old tricks, but now he's getting into mischief in two
languages! And you know he's driving the man in the "amarillo sombrero"
crazy! These books are great for kids and for anyone who is learning
espanol. We have several "Jorge
titles to choose from.
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar is the
story of Martin Prechtel's physical and spiritual journey from the
Southwestern US to the highlands of central America. There he becomes
apprenticed to a local shaman who teaches Pretchel much about indigenous
Mayan life, and about life in general.
We sold out of these last year in
hardcover. This year we were lucky enough to get some soft cover
editions. If you missed this book last year, donít miss it this time.
Reader's Review: "Reading this book
is a fascinating and up to now unavailable look at a culture that sees
itself as an integral, unseparable part of nature and the universe."
A beautiful book showcasing the unique architectural
style of the Yucatan...or to put it in another way,"A
dazzling photographic journey, Casa Yucatan focuses on architectural
elements, water spaces, and open-air living in houses both colonial and
contemporary, including haciendas and coastal retreats. The Yucatan has
undergone a remarkable restoration renaissance of late: ancient pyramids
now share the dense jungle landscape with revived haciendas, and
colonial homes boasting high-beamed ceilings and cool tile floors
posture amidst elegant plazas and renovated nineteenth-century
SPECIAL OFFER for Alma Libre Bookstore Customers
Cenotes of the Riviera Maya
is the best book ever written about the cenotes in our area. Beautifully
photographed, it could easily be called a coffee table book, but it is
also has all the practical information you need to explore the cenotes
whether you are swimming or diving. Many have drooled over this book, but
the hefty (500 peso) price tag kept some people away. Now author Steve
Gerrard has authorized us to lower the price. At 300 pesos, this book
is an incredible bargain and it has been flying off our shelves.
We have high-quality playing cards at the bookstore. We also sell
Sudoku and crossword puzzle books.
If you drive in our area, you need a map! We have excellent and detailed
maps of the Yucatan, the country of Mexico, Cancun city, Merida as well as
Belize, Guatemala, Cuba and Central America. We also have souvenir-quality
maps you can hang on the wall.
We also carry the famous "Map Chick" Riviera Maya, Puerto
Morelos and new Mayan Adventure maps.
We've added a lot of new postcards to our collection, including more
underwater shots by "Dive
Diva." We have the largest selection of Puerto Morelos postcards, and they
are all exclusive to Alma Libre. We know because we make 'em! We also have blank
greeting cards to cover any occasion you may wish to celebrate while you are in
Gift Certificates! A nice gift idea for someone who lives here is an Alma Libre Gift
certificate. Available in any amount and can be used for new or used
merchandise. We can accept payments from up north via Paypal.
The groups have grown very quickly! Friends of Puerto
Morelos just passed 1330 members!If
you are on Facebook, please join our groups. We'll use them to keep you up to
date with town news between newsletters.Check
out the group for new photos of Puerto Morelos, taken by fellow visitors!
Still Magic - There may be a couple of hotels
added in the last few years, but a short walk south lets you find
the magic in Magic Beach.
Waves - If you walk south of the hotels and the new
construction, you will quickly find yourself alone with the waves.
These folks are enjoying the waves hitting the rocks on the shore.
Walking a little north, you will find pristine sand with big waves
to play in.
Fixer Upper- This little shack just south of Magic Beach may
lack windows or doors...but you have to love the view.
This yacht was parked at the El Cid Marina. While thinking about
whether or not I could afford the dingy on the thing, I found this
guy catching some rays.
a reminder that we are open 7 days a week for the season. Our hours are
10:30am to 1:30pm & 3:00pm to 8:00pm EVERY DAY of the week. (Including Sunday) We are
closed between 1:30pm and 3:00 for siesta, though sometimes you may find us
We take trades every day, so our
selection is constantly changing. If you are planning a trip down, please leave
your e-reader at home and plan to buy all
your reading material at Alma Libre. We got you covered!
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to be approximately monthly during the season at Puerto Morelos. The season is
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