Another visit to Puerto Morelos…
Before I go on to more posts about Merida, I’m going to do a little one about Puerto Morelos. Since my plane got in after 8:00 p.m., I decided to make my first stop Puerto Morelos because it’s not that far from the Cancun airport…about a 20 minute drive. As I’ve said before, PoMo is a quiet little place…very peaceful and laid back. The downtown area is only one square block with a few places down some side streets. It’s definitely nothing close to Playa del Carmen or Isla Mujeres. But it has its group of fans. There are many Canadians and Europeans who spend weeks to months here because of its tranquility and solitude. Another good thing about PoMo is that it’s convenient to get to other places along the coastline. It’s about two miles from the main highway and a 20 peso taxi ride. The bus stops right at the highway, so it’s easy to go either direction. The locals live on the other side of the highway and the coast side is mainly owned by foreigners who either live there or rent out their residences.
This is Habaneros…the only bar in town. It gets pretty hopping at night and if you have a room at the Posada el Moro just down the street, be prepared to hear the music late into the night. (A little warning, though…watch out for their Margaritas.)
This crazy place is located right next to the Posada el Moro and they were working on it last year when I was there. Obviously, they’re still working on it. The desk clerk from the hotel told me they’ve been working on it for four years now…and it still doesn’t look anywhere near being finished.
PoMo is definitely worth a visit in my humble opinion. If you’re into adventure and fun, I wouldn’t recommend it, but if you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax with no agenda, PoMo will fit the bill.