Becky and I took a bus to Puerto Morelos for a dollar sixty each, a small price to pay to get away from Playa del Carmen. The bus dropped us at the side of the road, and there were several taxies waiting there, one of which took us the rest of the way into the town and to the place we wanted to stay.
We checked in at Rancho Libertad, a wonderful Bed and Breakfast right on the beach. We got an upstairs bungalow which has a bed that hangs from the ceiling, several inches above the floor...kind of like a big hammock. Outside of our room is a beautiful view of the sea, and two hammocks on a private patio. We have been here 24 hours and have only seen two other guests, another young couple from Hungary. There is a large common "palapa" room with a kitchen that we are free to use. They serve a great breakfast in the morning of fresh fruits, yogurt, granola, eggs and sweet pastries.
We are actually outside of the town so it is very peaceful and quiet, like our own private beach. The B&B has bicycles and snorkel gear that we can use for free. Soon after checking in I snorkeled around in the sea a little and saw several different kinds of tropical fish. After we enjoyed the beach for a bit, Becky and I took two bikes and rode into town.
The town is very small, consisting of a park that is about a square block, ringed by some small shops, markets, small cafes, and a few hotels. We had some food, and bought a few things for the kitchen back at the B&B which I put in the basket on my bike and we rode back. After an afternoon relaxing in hammocks on the beach, we took a taxi back into town for dinner. This is a small fishing village so seafood is the specialty. I ordered Tropical Shrimp, which came served inside of a coconut with giant shrimps and artichoke leaves in a creamy coconut sauce. It was great!
After dinner we taxied back to our swinging bed to catch some z's before our last full day in Mexico.