Casitas Kinsol Guesthouse -Room 1- Puerto Morelos
From $38 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Bed and Breakfast
Casitas Kinsol is a Guest House with 8 rooms for rent in Puerto Morelos, on the Mayan Riviera, 25 minutes South of the airport international of Cancun and 4 blocks from the main bus stop in town. It resides in the heart of the “Colonia” of Puerto Morelos conveniently located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen and only 2 miles to the beach. Surrounded by many eateries, grocery stands and stores, the guest house offers 8 romantic rooms and bungalows; 4 with kitchenettes and 4 without and all the rooms have basic amenities at low prices for double occupancy. The rooms come with private baths, hot showers, air fans and each with unique décor...Read more
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Casitas Kinsol Guesthouse -Room 1- Puerto Morelos Puerto Morelos, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
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A VERY CONVENIENT LOCATION:
- You are downtown Puerto Morelos, the town, two blocks from the main square on the West side of Highway MX307; however you will wake up to the multiple songs of the birds and the roosters.
- Less than five minute drive to the beach (2 miles). We rent bicycles (at extra cost) so that the beach appears even closer.
- Easy access to cheap public transportation (minibus or taxis). The first class long range bus stop (ADO) is 3 blocks away, within walking distance.
- Less than 8 minutes drive (5.5 miles) to the newly open convention center of CancunMesse / Lakam Center.
- Half way between Cancun and Playa del Carmen; this is the perfect location to explore the Riviera Maya (25 minutes to the airport of Cancun, 35 minutes to Cancun, 30 minutes to Playa del Carmen, 1h15 minutes to Tulum, 4 hours to Chichen-itza).
- In the heart of the local population: this means that you can find plenty of affordable and tasty small restaurants and eateries within 2 or 3 blocks around the property. Convenient stores, mini-market stores, grocery store and also fruits and vegetables stands are nearby: get a quart of freshly squeezed juice for less than MX$15.00 Pesos -
MAKE SURE THAT YOU:
- snorkeling on the reef (ask us about a deal that we have negotiated with one of the boat operators - MX$200.00 Pesos per person).
- experiencing the refreshing waters of a sink hole (called ‘cenotes’); we recommend the “Cenote 7 bocas” for its unique setting with a closed cave where the beams of light from the sun reflect on the water and on the rocks of the cave. To experience this natural light show, be at the “cenote” when the sun is at its zenith(ask us for directions - we may be able to give you a ride to this location, ask us for the details).
- visiting the botanical garden with its plants from Yucatan that are used in more than 75 medicinal recipes.
- visiting the house of the visitors: a small “museum” with photos of the tropical wood trade and the production of the chewing-gum sap (ask us about the bicycles that we rent).
- visiting the shops of some of the artists in town: Renato Dorfman,
- going to the farmers’ market each Wednesday morning, next to the church on the main square: get some home made organic vinegar, some Kombucha, medicinal plants, ...
- getting a Mayan massage from local women that learned the techniques of massage from their ancestors (by appointment only at the “Jungle Market”).
- experiencing the steam bath of a Temazcal. From the náhuatl language: temazcalli, 'casa de vapor' which means the house of the vapor. The “temazcal” is a steam bath where medicinal herbs are used in the concoction poured over heated rocks, to generate steam. It is now used as a cleansing of mind, body and spirit. To produce the heat, volcanic stones are heated. They are then placed in a pit located in the center of the temazcal. The ritual / ceremony has 5 different stages that needs to be followed with precaution to provide a pleasant and safe experience.
- spend a night in a turtle nesting camp on the beach. The season is from May to October. Help the local activists and volunteers collect the eggs from natural nests and place them to incubate in the protected areas (the corrals) in which collected eggs are reburied, collect very useful information regarding the population, the ecology and the biology of the turtles. Help to protect these animals.
- snorkel and swim with the largest fish in the world: the whale sharks. These giants are inoffensive and they are willing to share their waters with the tourists. The season is from the end of May to the beginning of October. The tours leave from Cancun.
TREAT YOUR REFINED MOUTH WITH:
- a fresh fish that you choose from the local fishermen's cooperative; you can prepare it on the grill, in the oven.
- “una comida corrida”: authentic Mexican dishes (for locals only...???) from Maria’s (just across the street from Casitas Kinsol).
- “pescado enrobado” is a fish or fish fillet in a leaf (“hoja Santa”) from the area that gives the fish a flavor of anise. Only offered at one restaurant in the area: Chaktunche on the “ruta de los cenotes”.
- “The Special” from “Los Raspados del Puerto”: the best smoothies in town, prepared with natural fruits and veggies. Don’t forget to try some of their “raspados”.
- the locally crafted and brewed (in Puerto Morelos) beer: “Cerveza Real”. Only available in one bar in town: “El Semaforo”, 50 yards North from the gas station. Also try their “Micheladas”, especially the “Ojo Rojo” (the red eye).
- a “marquesita”: kind of a hard shelve crepe; you add your choice of topping: local cheese, “cajeta” (see below for a description), ‘Nutella’, sweetened condensed milk, marmalade, ...
- a gourmet Mayan dish at YAXCHE restaurant, corner of 5th Avenue and 22nd Street (see their web site at (website: hidden)).
- one of the 400 varieties of tequillas available at “la Casa del tequilla” on 5th Avenue.
- the smoked meat (pork) from Temozon (small town 10 minutes North of Valladolid): make sure that you try the “chilly” smoked pork. In some restaurants, ask for a “salpicon” of smoked meat.
- the “Pibe enterrado” (also called Mukbil Pollo): is a dish made from cornmeal nixtamalized, fat (butter), chicken and various condiments, forming a sort of big tamale, wrapped in banana leaves and cooked and smoked slowly in a big hole in the ground, with charcoal and hardwood beams.
- el chirmole, chaya frita, gorditas de masa con flor de calabaza (squash), tamales de hierba santa, frijoles de pipían, gorditas de tuza, empanadas de tuza (pocket gopher), ardilla frita, pescado en pipían, tamales rojos, panza de venado en pipían, venado en caldo, fríjol colado, fríjol cocido con piedras calientes, el pich’ (tordo tostado) are some of the Mayan dishes that you must try before you leave the area.
- “mole” sauce on top of a chicken or enchiladas. The “mole” has chocolate and different spices as the base of this concoction.
- “pozole”: a soup made from a conjunction of corn (usually whole hominy kernels), with meat, usually pork, chicken or turkey, chili peper and other seasonings and garnish.
- “cajeta”: a sweetened caramelized milky thick syrup. Poor it on a toasted Mexican bread!!!
- the “rompope” alcohol: an eggnog-like drink made with eggs, milk and different flavourings like vanilla, “cajeta”, coconut, ...
- “tamales” (either sweet or spicy): a dish made of masa (a starchy dough, often corn-base) filled with chilies, meats, mushrooms, cheese or any other ingredients, ...and steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper.
- ice-creams from “La Michoacana”. Ice creams and ice sticks with a (very) wide variety of flavors; mainly with tropical fruits from the area. Have you ever tried a cucumber-lime water?
- “pulque”: a milk-colored, somewhat viscous alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant; this is a traditional native beverage of Mexico that dates far back into the Mesoamerican period, when it was considered sacred, as being the blood of Mayahuel, the goddess of the maguey
More About This Location
City vacations, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: Playa del Carmen, 22 miles
Nearest airport: Cancun, 16 miles
Car is not necessary