Lazy Day in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Just 6,000 people live here in Puerto Morelos, and though there are plenty of American and Canadian tourists, it is full of Mexicans going to school, going out fishing and running bustling restaurants and cafes. We visited a bookstore with lots of used books in English, and met a woman named Amanda Pierce who since 1999 has lived here and run a vacation rental business. She said she loves it, great location, interesting visitors and of course, this easy-to-live with weather. Plus she likes that this is still a real Mexican village.

Beside her office men were using bulldozers to tear up the pavement. “That used to be a parking lot,” she said, pointing to the beachfront parcel. “It’s going to be turned into a park.”

Now that’s progress!