Our condo on the beach is comfortable, spacious, and well equipped for a luxurious stay.
We can see the calm Caribbean stretching way out into the horizon. The beaches are white with fine, soft sand. No shells, though.
A string of resort hotels line the beach, but they are pretty low key compared to the ones in Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.
Right near us there's a "lifestyle" resort called Desire!!
Puerto Morelos is a village and walking through its quiet, clean streets you encounter the friendly locals - mainly American and Canadian expats and Mexicans of Mayan descent.
|Boats to ferry passengers to the reef|
It's a lot of fun strolling through the quiet streets of Puerto Moreles. There's a variety of restaurants, a used book store called Alma Libre, and a great cafe to get espresso drinks and people watch.
This leaning lighthouse was knocked over by a hurricane some years ago.
There's a new one built next to it, but this old one is supposed to amuse visitors to the town.
In addition to the warm, tropical weather we are enjoying the fruit - mangoes, papayas, pineapples, flavorful bananas, guavas, passionfruit, and other more exotic stuff.
Premi and I are having fun creating meals with the local ingredients. She has been making a lot of seafood.
It's so easy to succumb to the peace and beauty here and just read and relax all day. But we've forced ourselves out of our lethargy and went on a couple day trips. We spent most of a day in Playa Del Carmen - about 20 miles south of us. And of course, we spent a day visiting the famous Chichin Itza.
More about those excursions in another blog.