Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago, Il
A few times we took a taxi into PM to walk around and shop. It was about a 7 minute ride but $10 USD each way . Oh well. Way too hot to walk it for us. The resort offers a bike tour there and back, but still too hot for me!
The town square is all torn up, but by the end of 9 days so much progress had been made. Wish I would have taken an “after” pic.
Pictures of the beautiful church in the town square…
Corona chair in the confessional!
Some kind of remembrance/memorial box. There were many pictures around it, mostly children, (I didn't download that shot). If anyone knows the significance, please do tell. It was beautiful, yet sad.
Popsicles – 10 pesos each
Shopping in Puerto Morelos - - so much more low key than 5th avenue. Very, very enjoyable experience. I bought the most beautiful bowls here. We also got some masks, and Grant got his “bling” (necklaces) here too. Miles had some good luck Fedora shopping.
The obligatory sombrero pic. Someone had to pose. This year, it was Jackson. Go Jackie! Lookin' sharp...
The infamous leaning lighthouse…and pier
Of course a stop at Cantina Habarnero was in order - - favorite of Expats and US “tourists” (Trip Advisor meet and greet spot).
It was the middle of the day, so we were about the only ones there, (except for one friendly Expat from Canada), but got a feel for the joint anyway and enjoyed some super cold drinks. We never did make it back at night, despite our best intentions.
(I will say though, that Puerto Morelos square had a few places that were really hopping at night when we drove through on our way back from Playa and Isla!! So, not a dead, one-horse town as it might seem to be during the day.)
This fruit/veggie truck came through a few times, blaring really loud music, and carrying some of the most luscious produce I have ever seen!
School is out! One of the primary schools was right across from the Cantina…
Random PM shot…I meant to come back and try this place.
This was one of our many trips to Puerto Morelos off the resort grounds, we also went to the other side of the highway (the Colonia) when we visited The Little English Schoolhouse, and PM Frank’s home, and had a nice time at Crococun. Pics to come.