Que Pasa? February 2013 What's going on?




Puerto Morelos in 2013 A breath of fresh air.

Puerto Morelos - early evening relaxing on the pier

Local artists were invited to decorate the Community Library - this is Maricela's mural 
Wine and Food Tasting 2013 series of classes, Sergio Rossini opened the season, Cecilia Moreno will be the teacher for 15 February

 Friends tell me they just look at the pictures to see the news in my newsletter! So, this edition is a pictorial news edition showing what's new and old in Puerto Morelos and the Colonia (other side of the highway). You might be missing us, you might be on the way here and you'll need to know what's new. The Next Wine Tasting and Food Pairing is Friday 15th Feb at Casa Caribe then every 2nd Friday, see all dates and details in the post BEFORE this one ph 52 998 2518060 or cat@puertomorelosliving.com to book! Remember you can click on any of these photos to enlarge. It was a struggle putting these photos into blogger - let me know if I missed something new! best, Catriona

Remember Calling all volunteers - for a fun time for a good cause - CHARITY BAZAAR MEETING 10 am Friday 15 February at Casa Caribe on Rojo Gomez! Come along and join in! to help the community. Bazaar Saturday March 2nd.
5pm Primary School 14 Feb (in Puerto Morelos Centro) Valentine's Day Music Festival great annual fundraising event.
14Feb 6pm Town Square - Public meeting with Police Chief


The Little Mexican Cooking School - in its 4th year of operation - this season has 7 new menus, each one from a different culinary region of Mexico

Bill Lee and Emily great Puerto Morelos fans on the beach in the rain








Colonia  - barbecued goat 8am Sunday morning, really yummy

Hooked ! - Kathy had to be rushed up to the clinic to have a hook removed from her hand, one of the risks of her business - caught lots of fish tho!


Carbonero - new chicken restaurant, done all sorts of ways, and salads on Ninos Heroes near John Gray's. Closed Sundays

Casa Caribe guests - happy honeymooners
Dragon Mart demonstrators gathered in Puerto Morelos on Sunday afternoon, in the background you can see that what used to be Hola Asia is now a salsa lesson studio.
Puerto Morelos - fairy floss on the pier



PM gift store Jadecomisio - lovely little store in the 'mall'


Cancun Invasion - one of 4 Cancun style 'souvenir' stores to open in PM in the last month - this business owned by a Cancun person (who has a chain of stores) and the staff who work there are all from Cancun
Tshirts that say Cancun, Riviera Maya and Puerto Morelos - trying to hit every button.


Puerto Morelos wear - Hobo by The Archivist Michele Julian now at Casa Caribe (modelled by Coco). Designed in Puerto Morelos made in the Yucatan







Casa Caribe Guests

Colonia - Rosa Mexicana in the warm afternoon sun.

New road - joins Ruta de Cenote road and Colonia - thanks CFE?
Puerto Morelos - Habanero's UNDER RENOVATION!!!

Ann and Allan Elliot are regular contributors to the town charity, El Mundo para Puerto Morelos. This time they brought 3 computers donated to the Bacchileres (high school) and shirts for the fire fighters


Colonia - new arts centre - dance, aerobics, singing, kick boxing
New mural on the wall of the frozen food warehouse by the highway - a local lobster carrying the town on its back

Colonia - never a shortage of party wear


Colonia - street scene. If you look closely you will see that 8 Hermanos was changed to 4 Hermanos, what happened!


With my new chef Cristobal Tamariz adding a touch of glamour to the school



Al Chile - new Mexican restaurant opened by Chimmichurri's - you can eat there or at Taninos and have Chimmichurri food served or vice versa!







Colonia - huge trench going down the main avenue in preparation for all the coastal power lines to go underground


Colonia - fun new mural at Piccudo's fish restaurant, south end of main cross street
Xmas Carolling Choir put together by expats strutt their tunes at the Beach Bar to great enjoyment of all

Cute little Panna y Chocolatta shop with icecream on Rojo Gomez
Colonia - My Little Italy's new location
Colonia - Fonda Americana Grill, the new place to eat, north end of main cross street
Colonia - next to Pemex, healthy drinks and snacks
PM town square - La Casa del Pescador reopens with new paint
Colonia - behind Pemex Quesadillas de la Colonia newly painted and new menu items
Puerto Morelos - on Rojo Gomez opposite Habanero's, Uwe opens early serving great breads and pastries
Puerto Morelos Town Square - Salsiccia great sausages fresh or cooked in a baguette
Puerto Morelos - fishing tournament announced for May 4,5 and 6
The Little Kitchen Shop - a must see in Puerto Morelos, gorgeous edible items to take home, all clear customs! at Casa Caribe.
Sunday Brunch at Casa Caribe has become a tradition with locals, lovely breezy terrace and consistly good food makes for a very pleasant morning 9am-1pm Sundays, a la carte
Colonia: Creative fencing at Anita's Polleria
Newest restaurant in town La Casa del Farito, great location next to the Lighthouse!
New Location for an old favourite, El Pirata on Ninos Heroes
Casa Caribe guests
PM - new fish taco restaurant on Ninos Heroes - Camaron Chelero
Newest building in town - unfinished, hope they get the money soon! The store on the left has sundresses, shirts, pottery and they live in Puerto Morelos
Our Chef Pablo and Maureen finally opened his own restaurant on the town square, El Nicho!
Cettina, Pablo, Deysi and helper with donated food for the vets at the spay and neuter clinic
Beach Bar now called Unico north end of beach - has been presenting some great entertainment, fun place to hang out
Colonia - sweet little guest house in the main cross street, Kinsol
The high school (bacchileres) was very happy to get this projector donated - El Mundo para Puerto Morelos .com
Mago can teach you how put batik designs on fabric - 3 mornings of 2-3 hours each - email for bookings

Mago is also offering classes in stained glass! Her lovely salt and pepper shakers are in the store and you can learn how too while on holiday! Email for bookings.
Flowering plant heavy scent of honey drove the bees crazy in November.


There is a lovely lady who stays at Playasol who every year knits dolls for the kinder children they love them ABOVE Colonia house with letterbox and satellite dish
Colonia - Catholic Church's new paint work
Colonia scene - the goat is slow roasted in a pit
Colonia  - early morning ice delivery for the butcher
The buckets with the scent are put in empty lots with palm trees around Puerto Morelos
The State government sets traps - pineapple with attraction scent - if you want to report an infestation call 01 800 9879879
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier - these are nasty red weevils that destroy our palm trees
CREATIVE HOUSING putting packing crates to good use, a whole row of housing made from recycled goods - Necessity -  the mother of invention
I was on the winning team in last year's Copa del Rey. Managed to fit in a trip to see my Mum in Melbourne and attended a friends wedding in Brazil and caught up with friends and family in Sydney
In Melbourne for the first days of Spring when the wattle blooms



Sailing on Sydney Harbour with Marianne, MArnie and Smita
In Brazil returning from the wedding in style






My Mum and my friend Smita in Melbourne