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Wonderful Puerto Morelos on the Yucatan

By Ron Lee
Published: 09/01/17 Topics: Inns, Mexico, Vacation Rentals Comments: -

The city of Cancun gets all the international press about fun and sun on the Yucatan Penninsula. There you can find night night and beach life worthy of any tropical destination in the world.

Just 30 kilometers south of Cancun, the sleepy village of Puerto Morelos is more to the liking of visitors who prefer to sink into a place, absorb its sights and sounds, and get to to meet local who make the place the perfect prurient of Mexican hospitality.

The area was inhabited and dominated by Mayan civilization until most of the local sties were abandoned by the 15th century. Puerto Morelos modern history begin in 1898, when the Yucatan Company was founded to exploit and farm the agricultural and forest products from the surrounding jungles.

The port of Puerto Morelos was built to ship these products and a pier was built for fishermen. Today Pelicanos Resturant stands in that very spot.

Maria Gomez, owner of El Mexicano gift shop said, "I could not imagine living in Cancun with all that traffic and noise,. Here visitors get to see a glimpse of a real Mexican beach town."

Although still a fishing village, the government declared the reef area and mangroves an ecological preserve with the intent to locals to keep development to a minimum. The Mangroves are extensive and the water is crystal clear.

The village flea market is small but with the original feeling of real artisans enjoying their original often. Often there is music or a snow played in the plaza and some local food to try.

At the beach, PoMo (Yes it is OK to call it that) has a defining landmark, a leaning lighthouse that makes the leaning Tower of Pisa look downright upright. After Hurricane Beulah tried to topple the beacon in 1967, residents built a new lighthouse but refused to take down the old one.

Abraham Gomez, manager of Caribe Suites Condos along with his wife Maria (Above), laughs when he talks about the lighthouse, "The government wanted to take down the lighthouse but the people insisted it stay. No one knew then it would become such a symbol."

As you walk the wide white sand beaches, watch the fishing boats come and go or take a dip in the bright blue waters of the Caribbean, you may want to remember the lighthouse as pointing a way to a different way of life. One of quiet, and beauty and calm that beckons back every one who visits Puerto Morelos.

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Author: Ron Lee, Plumbob Publishing
Blog #: 0534 – 09/01/17
Sponsor: Caribe Suites – Nearby but far from Cancun Mexico, in the sleepy fishing village of Puerto Morelos sit family run, family fun condos just a block from the beach. Great rates. Great Stays. – CaribeSuites.com

Seaway Dance Hall at Copalis Beach Rocked Out

By Wm. May
Published: 03/01/17 Topics: Comments: -

Just West of the Green Lantern Tavern in Copalis Beach Washington State is a World War Two Quonset hut where Rock and Roll reigned supreme in the 1960's. Read more

24 Miles of Canals at Ocean Shores

By William May
Published: 01/22/16 Topics: Ocean Shores WA Comments: -

I know you’ve heard places referred to as the Venice of the north or the Venice of where ever but in the case of Ocean Shores, With 24 miles of canals in a town with a population of less than 6,000, there might be more miles of canals than roads downtown. Read more

El Nino Looms; Don't Fret Too Much

By Taylor May
Published: 12/01/15 Topics: Comments: -

A magazine For skiers, snowboarders and everything snow started in 1964 now an online source of with news, comments, articles, photos and videos. If you slide, visit our Website and join the email list to get instant mountain info year round. Read more

A Map, a Map, My Kingdom for a Map

By William May
Published: 07/20/14 Topics: Comments: -

Folded like origami (Japanese paper art), maps have been an indispensible tool for travelers for centuries. But today with Global Positioning Statellites (GPS) and Smart Phones, travel can be much easier but it does require some common sense. Read more

What I do for a living

By William May
Published: 04/08/14 Topics: Comments: -

After a tragedy that has taken dozens of life in the small town of Oso Washington State, first-responders open the door to untrained volunteers after realizing they are better equipped at working in such difficult conditions. Read more

Top Reasons to Do-It-Yourself Vacation Rental

By William May
Published: 03/15/14 Topics: Comments: -

Renting the house seemed like a good idea. Cut out the middle man and rack in the big bucks. Guests will love the place, housekeepers are a dime a dozen, advertising is easy. Here are the top 10 reasons to handle everything personally. Read more

Varoom Vacation Rental Cooperative Springs to Life

By William May
Published: 02/23/14 Topics: Comments: -

Even with the thousands of advertising websites catering to vacation rental owners, guests often search in vain to find the perfect accommodations. Now the website www,Varoom.biz, the world's first Vacation Rental Cooperative matches guests with property owners and managers to increase bookings. Read more

How clean is clean enough?

By William May
Published: 03/15/13 Topics: Comments: -

Take the Deep Cleaning test. Most owners fail in their primary homes and, let's face it, second homes often get short shrift. Top property managers clean to high hospitality standards because failing to do so makes for unhappy guests and refunds. Read more

Vacation Rental housekeeper spills the beans

By William May
Published: 02/16/13 Topics: Comments: -

As professional lodging managers its not too often that we get a full glimpse of what life is really like for Rent by Ownes who manage their personal vacation homes. Here is a Q&A with a top housekeeper who has horror stories to tell. Read more

Vacation Rental Huts on Wheels

By William May
Published: 10/15/12 Topics: Comments: -

How about a vacation rental on wheels, and no its not a mobile home Not exactly. Tom Kundig is an architect who had an interesting problem and more interesting solution. They're called Rolling Huts. You'll want to know more. Read more

Vacation Rentals Enhance the Neighborhood

By William May
Published: 08/15/12 Topics: Comments: -

Going to a grand hotel for grand service will never go away. Stopping for a quick night at a convenient motel makes long trips easier. And now Vacation Rentals allow property owners to share their homes with responsible guests. It lights up the neighborhood, keeps home in good condition and shows the communities hospitality. Read more

Tourism Destinations are Killing Tourists

By William May
Published: 06/01/12 Topics: Comments: -

Tourism is a clean, responsible industry that brings in visitors anxious to shop, attend events, tour attractions, rent lodging, and pay the taxes that go with them. So why do local government officials kill vacation rentals and turn away the easy spending guests who want them? Read more

Oh No, Mount Rainier Has Disappeared

By William May
Published: 04/15/12 Topics: Comments: -

Mount Rainier disappeared today. Poof. Gone. I looked up and it was missing from the horizon. Reminded me of the day, 20 years ago, when Mount Saint Helens disappeared. Read more

Professor John Edwards: Insects & Music

By William May
Published: 04/01/12 Topics: Comments: -

When I first began to help out with the Gallery Concerts Organization, one of my favorite not-for-profir groups, I met a gentle white haired man with a goatee who glowed with his enthusiasm for the music. Later I was to learn he glowed about just about everything. If the term "twinkle in his eye" was created for anyone it was John. Read more

Twas the Night before Vacation Rental Christmas

By Jan Covey
Published: 12/31/11 Topics: Comments: -

The Christmas and New Years Holidays are a big season in almost every vacation rental market. Read how one plucky manager gets through the hub bub. Read more

If you're on the Washington or Oregon Coast - please check advisories

Published: 03/10/11 Topics: Comments: -

If you're on the Washington or Oregon Coast - please check advisories With the horrible Japan earthquake last night, warning are in place for the Washington and Oregon Coast today. Please keep watch for advisories and stay away from the Coast beaches as advised Read more

Happy Super Bowl Sunday

Published: 02/06/11 Topics: Comments: -

Finally the big game is here! Anyone traveling to watch it with friends? Read more

March, April & May best months to visit old & green land of Umbria

By Giuseppe Nuzzaci
Published: 02/02/11 Topics: Comments: -

The Umbria region is located exactly in the middle of Italy . And it’s the best charming headquarters to stay and to discover all the central Italy regions: from the now commercial Tuscany to the most wild and real Umbria, Le Marche and Lazio. From Florence to Perugia, From Siena to the medieval Gubbio, from Pisa to the Spiritual and lovely Assisi, from Rome to Cortona, from Spello to Ancona or to the see of the funny Emila Romagna region with the towns of Riccione and Rimini. Read more

Vacation Road Trips Start at the Dentist

By Gail Adair
Published: 04/01/10 Topics: Comments: -

Operating a vacation rental business can be fun and profitable but it also an opportunity to do some good in the world. Now property owners and managers can do that by participating in a public program that offe Read more

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