Here we are, a
virtual tropical breeze in your freezing-cold inbox. Beach Reads, now in its
12th (somewhat) proud year, is back with all the news from Puerto Morelos, (PoMo
to its friends) and the infamous Alma Libre Bookstore.
We just got back to town after a
long summer up north. We drove a good portion of the continent heading north back in the
spring, then retraced most of the same route coming south in the fall, interrupted only
by a cruise around said continent through the Panama Canal.
More about our travels later, but
let's get on with what you really care about, your town. Puerto Morelos had a
long, fairly quiet summer. There were no serious storms, but the town took an
unusual amount rain. As a result, some of the roads were damaged or remain
The road from the highway by
Crococun for example is pretty much impassible for any vehicle that doesn't
In town, our roads just took more
of a beating than usual. When you drive, walk, cycle or stagger the roads of
PoMo...be careful as always.
Lots of changes in town. As usual
new places opened, some places closed and a few moved.
In any case, you will find this
edition overflowing with news, gossip, rumours and the usual filler. Please
enjoy the issue and forward it to anyone you think needs a little PoMo in their
New at Alma Libre Bookstore & Gifts
We continue to expand our offerings beyond
books at Alma Libre bringing you Mexican art and cuisine from all over the
country. We are big fans of all things Mexican, and we
travel the whole country each year, so it just makes sense to incorporate some
of our finds into our selection here in Puerto Morelos.
We have been stocking
coffee from different regions of the country, along with very good vanilla &
hot sauces and locally-grown honey.
We also have
textile items such as pashminas, hand-made notebooks and camera cases, plus
wonderful gift items including Day of the Dead figurines and dioramas, Mayan Astrological magnets, matchboxes, hand-made
bookmarks, bags and more.
We will continue to expand
our unique gifts and gourmet food selections as we find items that are unusual
and tailored to our customers' needs.
If there is something you would
like to see us stock, please drop us a note. We look forward to expanding our
selection so that we'll have something for everyone.
Of course we will still have maps,
fish cards, playing cards, reading glasses and BOOKS! We won't quit stocking
your favourite books. As usual we have boxes and boxes of new and used books
that we are shelving every day.
Best of Puerto Morelos 2013
Just a reminder of the top
restaurants in town as chosen by our readers. Each year in January we ask our
readers to choose their favourite restaurants. Here are the places they chose
for this year.
1. Al Chimichurri
2. El Nicho
3. Cantina Habanero
5. Los Gauchos
7. Merkadito del Mar
9. Las Palmeras
10. La Terazza / I Wanna Pizza
Bubbling under the top ten were
John Gray's Kitchen, El Pirata and La Playita. The restaurant in
the Colonia to receive the most votes was La Luna LLena.
We ask some other questions in our
annual survey too.
Watch for our survey coming in our next newsletter in January.
Photo courtesy Al
There are a couple of new big attractions in our area. The
folks who brought you Xcaret and Xel-Ha (Xperiences Xcaret) have opened two new parks, both very
close to Puerto Morelos.
Just opening is Xochimilco, pronounced
sō-chē-mēl-kō or So-Chee-Meal-Ko (or
let this guy say it to you), is based on a real place in Mexico City with
a network of water channels which boats float around on.
At the site in Mexico City, large boats, piloted
by hand carry tourists or bands or restaurants or even entire fiestas around the
canals. Xperiences Xcaret promises to recreate that here. There will also be
kayaking, raft sailing and snorkeling. In addition, vistors will have the
opportunity to go fishing in artificial
ponds to catch their own food and have it
cooked at one of the restaurants onsite.
The park is located right on the west side of the highway towards
Cancun at the site of an old cement plant near Moon Palace.
Even closer to home is Xenotes, which
features a variety of cenote attractions, like ziplining, snorkeling, swimming
or kayaking in the unique cool cenote waters found in our area. (A cenote is a
fresh water river or lake which flows underground in our area)
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.
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 taste buds, 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
Yucatan honey is some of the sweetest
you will ever taste and we get ours from a small operation in nearby Valladolid.
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, bags 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: 11:00 - 7:00 every day, even
Sunday! Come see us!
finally found a supplier who can do the impossible and at a surprisingly 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 $2 and $3 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 January.
To order, just contact us to make sure
we are able to get the book you want.
Jungle Market / Jungle Spa
THE JUNGLE MARKET FOR DECEMBER 29 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IT WILL GO THE FIRST
SUNDAY IN JANUARY.
The Jungle Market will be back on December
As usual, Sandra and the girls have been working
on some new surprises and a whole new music and dance show. One of the biggest attractions is
the fresh food and unique shopping offered only at the Jungle Market. The Market
will continue to run for the season.
Jungle Spa is going strong! In fact it 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, including 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 Jungle Market, you are directly supporting Mayan families! This is a very
worthwhile venture and we hope you will support it.
Home and Condo Rentals
yourself a Spring Break!
The best way to handle winter is to run away, and we've got your
hideout...a house, condo or apartment in PoMo.
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. Just 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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So many changes to tell you about! (It might just be easier to cover the
places that have not changed)
A new restaurant has opened in the old Sativa/Spaghettino location on Rojo
Gomez. It is called El Sabor de Mexico (The flavour of Mexico). The
brains behind this are three brothers, Jin, Freddy and Andres. Jin & Freddy may
be familiar to you from Abbey del Sol. The menu is Mexican and the hermanos have
done a great job with the restaurant and a lovely garden area out back.
(Photo by El Sabor de Mexico)
A new restaurant has opened in a new guesthouse in Puerto Morelos. La
Cocina de la Duna is serving breakfast and lunch right now in Layla
Guesthouse. Their menu is unusual and seems to be at the whim of Chef Ricardo.
He describes it as, "world inspired and market fresh. Tastes from Asia, Mexico,
the Mediterranean and the Americas." A recent menu included spicy tuna maki
rolls, Indonesian beef redang, ribs and chicken fried rice. Well worth a visit.
To get there; take the beach road south of Pelicanos all the way down towards
the dock. Layla is across from the school.
(Photo by Layla Guesthouse)
A new cafe is open on Rojo Gomez in the old location of Mama's Bakery.
Coffee & Cream features coffee naturally, but also a wide selection of bread
and desserts along with breakfast and lunch. The brownies are apparently
The bakery/cafe that was in the Coffee & Cream space last year,
Panna e Cioccolato has
moved into the spot on the square that was occupied by Salchicha,
the sausage place which was a victim of the quiet summer. Panna e Cioccolato is
actually a small chain with locations in Tulum, Isla and Veracruz. They have
gelato, smoothies and other treats.
The long running El Tio closed over the summer, but they have relocated to
the highway. They are in the northbound lateral, but south of the intersection
at the overpass. To reach it from town you would cut through the pescadores
neighbourhood and turn right at the furniture store. It is just north of there.
El Tio fan Jon says the new location has the same name, the same staff, but
lower prices. For example, the famous chicken soup which was 60 pesos is now
new taco shop has moved into the old El Tio space. Caribelos has a wide
array of tacos including shrimp and fish tacos. It is owned by Carlos who you
may have dived with at Dive In Puerto Morelos. I've only heard one review so far,
but taco connoisseur Ray from Manitoba gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up.
A new restaurant called Mexico de mis Recuerdos has opened just south of
Al Chile. Menu is Mexican naturally.
re-opened after an autumnal break.
As we reported in the spring, Luna Llena in the Colonia has moved. It is north and west of its old
location on Joaquin Hendricks. That is the wide road that goes east/west and has
the older OXXO on it.
I have it on my map here. He has added sushi to the menu too.
Siempre Sano has not been around long, but they sure get around. They
have just moved to their third location, now they are on Ninos Heroes near to,
but across from John Gray's.
Speaking of John Gray's Kitchen, they have taken one notable thing off
the menu this season, namely Mr. Gray! John has moved to Panama leaving the
restaurant in the very capable hands of Dora and Valorie.
Restaurante David Lau's closed. The space has been converted into a
couple of gift shops. The restaurant above Casa Martin market has closed too, looks like they
are renovating the space. The space that was Hola Asia is also empty.
The Annual Puerto Morelos Music Festival has announced its dates for
2014. It will be later this year, February 27/28 and March 1. We'll have more
info in the next issue.
Layla Guesthouse promises to be an important new hub in the community.
Owned by Steve and Robin, Layla is a guest house, a salon (with hair services
and massage), a restaurant (La Duna mentioned above) and a learning centre
that offers classes on everything from speaking Spanish, to reducing stress, to the
ecology of our area to Buddhism & meditation. Layla is not hard to find, it is
south on the beach road by Pelicanos toward the federal dock. Robin has
repurposed our "PoMo" and is calling it "SoMo" for southern Morelos.
Art Mart: A new cooperative gallery has opened in town. La Tuna
Roja is a gallery featuring the works of several artists, all local. The
gallery is located just north of the square on Ninos Heroes, near John Gray's
(Photo by La Tuna Roja)
Art Tour: Another local person is offering art tours so that you can meet
local artists in their studios. Contact Nadja though our
Friends of Puerto
Morelos Facebook page or call her at 998-245-9308.
A new OXXO store has opened beside city hall right at the entrance to town. The other OXXO near the square a stone's throw away is still open and
there are no plans to close it. A new OXXO also opened on the square in the
Colonia. I know some people are upset about all the OXXOs and I am not sure we
need so many, but in general they are well lit, well run, air conditioned,
friendly and prices are clearly marked. There are far better places to get
coffee or food to go in our town, but for cold beer or soda, it is a good
choice. OXXO is a chain with more than 11,000 locations across Mexico. It is
wholly owned by FEMSA, a beverage company that bottles among other things,
A new Pemex has opened at the highway entrance to town, only a few
metres from the existing location. Many local people are upset by the location of the
new gas station, which is very close to the mangrove and a cenote. There was
some protest when construction began, but the permits were in place. Many locals
are not using the new Pemex and are electing to use the other location. An easy
thing to do.
The public bathrooms on the square are suddenly open daily, though they are often
closed for a time in the afternoon. They charge
5 pesos, a bargain if you are in need. There is a person on duty at all times to
Please Police Me: We've noticed that the
local police are finding other ways to pound the beat than roll around town in
the back of a truck. We've seen cops on foot and even on bicycles. Well done!
We have many reports that a real supermarket will be built on the highway just
north of the overpass. It is supposed to be a Chedraui similar to the one they
built in Puerto Adventuras. I have yet to see a spade hit the earth. We'll keep
Taxing Times: The government of Mexico is starting the new year by
taking a little more money from our state. Our national sales tax, called IVA is
16% in Mexico, but frontier states, including ours, pay 11%. The government has
decided we should all pay the same, so beginning January 1, IVA will increase to
16% in Quintana Roo. This increase also drives our gasoline price up, it was
lower than our neighbouring states. IVA will also be charged on more items such
as pet food, which was never subject to sales tax before.
Not Alberta Bound...yet: The government of Alberta has followed
the lead of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland in allowing snowbirds to be
out of the country longer without affecting their health care. Albertans can now
be away 7 months instead of 6. Alberta also has special programs allowing you to
be out of the country longer for employment purposes. Check with Alberta Health
for more info. All travellers should still purchase travel insurance.
Dragon Mart: The Yucatan Times has published a report saying that
construction on the Dragon Mart began at the end of November and will be
completed in 2015. We've seen no evidence of it yet.
Here is a link to the article.
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 bank-affiliated 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.
During the summer and again in December, some of these machines were compromised
and customers got their cards skimmed. Before using a machine, have a good look
at it to make sure nothing is unusual. Especially check the card slot and the
key pad. Is anything loose? Has anything been added to the machine, like a
camera? If it all checks out, cover your PIN carefully. Thieves need the card
info and your PIN to compromise your card.
Bikes: There are now at least four places to rent a bike in Puerto
Morelos. The Puerto Morelos Travel Agency around the corner from Cafe de Amancia
has always had bikes. Diver's Point is renting them again from their new
location next to Posada El Moro. Now Cantina Habanero is also renting
bikes from 100 pesos a day, just pick them up at the restaurant.
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. Riding a bike is a great way to see town, just be
careful of the taxis, buses and the many potholes. We advise riding OR
looking around, never both at once.
Road Warriors: Just once I wish I would not have to write about street
construction, but alas, here we are. Our area received a lot of rain in the
summer this year, much more than usual and some roads flooded out completely,
notably the road that goes towards the ocean beside Crococun. It is basically
impassible by a car. Taxis at first were charging more for the trip
because of the damage to their vehicles, then were refusing the trip all
The pavement at the south end of Avenue Ninos Heroes is in terrible shape, so
the big speed bump there is completely redundant. Keep a firm grip on the
handlebars when you ride through there and watch for any loose fillings!
*Please let me know if you see any typos or spelling errors. My electronic spell
checker died of exhaustion.
Current Exchange Rates (At the exchange in Puerto
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 archaeologists.
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 Painted Fish and other Mayan Feasts
This book written by Sonja Lillvik, who
founded theCuzan Guest
Housein Punta Allen is
memoir of 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.
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.
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 1455 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!
Flying Low - When you see the enormous Frigate
birds flying low around the dock, you know the catch is in!
Sunset at the Dock - When you see this, it's time for dinner!
Towel Sculpture- Lili, our housekeeper at Casa de los
Viajeros, has graduated to a new level of towel art with the
premiere of this elephant with mint eyes.
Hats Sale - Our travels south
led us through the centre of the continent again. We spent a little
time in Dallas, Austin, San Miguel de Allende and Puebla. We
interrupted our drive for a cruise through the Panama Canal from
Miami to Los Angeles via Colombia, Costa Rica and the "other" coast
of Mexico. We saw this salesman with sombreros to spare in San
Note from us:
Apologies for the tardy newsletter. Please let me know if I missed something or
if you have reviews of some of the new places we have not had a chance to visit
you understood anything we wrote in this issue so far, credit is due to our
editor Susan Lawson of Calgary. Susan is way over-qualified as an editor
for this rag, we're just lucky she loves the town so much. She is responsible
for any proper spelling or good grammar that somehow got into this newsletter.
She is not responsible for the bad jokes. That is my fault alone.
If you need a
good editor, please contact us and we'll pass your contact information on to
her. She is sharp-eyed and easy to work with.
Our next issue will feature our
annual survey. If you have a question you would like us to ask, send it
We hope you had a Merry Christmas and
we wish you all the best in 2014. Hope to see you in PoMo.
-Gracias, Rob & Joanne - Alma Libre
Bookstore and Gifts - Casa de los Viajeros
a reminder that we are open 7 days a week for the season. Our hours are
11:00am to 7:00pm EVERY DAY of the week. (Including Sunday)
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've got you covered!
Beach Reads is the official newsletter of Alma Libre Bookstore in Puerto
Morelos Mexico. It is mailed directly to your mailbox if you request it. Beach
Reads is published on a sporadic, seemingly random basis...but it is supposed
to be approximately monthly during the season at Puerto Morelos. The season is
November until after Easter. We do our best to publish it regularly...but we
are easily distracted...
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