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JHolliday of Mexico - Quintana Roo - Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, Tulum
- Anytime - English
Originally from the United Kingdom and now living in a birders paradise! I have
been traveling to Mexico for over 12 years and now live permanently in Playa Del
For many years I have worked with birds of prey and been involved with education
and conservation programs in the UK and now here in Mexico. I'm a passionate
bird watcher and have discovered many wonderful places to see aquatic and land
species across the Riviera Maya.
I'm available to take small groups and individuals to various locations. I have
a fully licensed A/C bus that is able to transport up to 10 people comfortably.
The bus is available to rent with a professional driver if you have a group. I
can also take smaller groups or individuals in my car, all I ask for is my
expenses and entrance fees to the parks and cenotes.
Please contact me if your in the area and would like to go out birding for day
Review of EcoColors
- Day Tours - Calle Camaron 32, Cancun 77509, Mexico +52 998 884 3667
I have been going to Cancun for 30 years. I have attempted to go birding for
maybe the last ten years. The concierge and travel agents have always given
me the 1000 meter stare. This year I found, through Fat Birder, a birding
trip conducted by ECOCOLORS. I booked before we traveled.
This trip was fantastic. It was just my son and me. Luis was our guide. He
took us into the jungle near Porto Moralas (PM). Luis spoke excellent English and
knew the English names for the birds. We logged 49 species of which five
would be birds I see in the states, We had close-up views of PARROTS,
PARAKEETS, MOTMOTS, and TOUCANS. We had 3 species of hummingbirds, 5
orioles, 5 woodpeckers and all 3 jays.
The trip is listed on the Thomas More schedule at the Royal Resorts, but it
is at the bottom of the list and not pushed by them.
I routinely lead birding walks in Virginia and this one puts me to shame.
I certainly intend to book this walk on my next trip to Cancun.
Tulum / Akumal
Playa del Carmen
Puerto Morelos (PM) Reef, Mayan Riviera, Mexico - Caribbean Snorkeling. Buceando en
Ojo de Agua Beach snorkeling :
(1) Marina Ojo de Agua -
wife and I spent 2 hours snorkelling with Marina Oho de Agua. Lucky for us,
it was not overly busy so we got a private tour of the local coral. Our
guide was friendly and helpful, and took the time to guide us through much
of the coral, pointing out fish etc. Although I was not entirely stoked on
wearing a life jacket at first (which everyone is required by law to do to
preserve the coral), I quickly got over it as the coral and fish were very
close. The max ocean depth during our tide time was likely around 6 feet. I
would highly recommend Marina Ojo de Agua!
took a taxi from Cancun to Puerto Morelos one day to find another snorkel
team who was not taking a trip until 1:00 pm. He walked us down to this
great find. We waited for two other couples and were taken out to two places
on the reef. Jose and Jose were our guides. There was one other guide who
stayed with another couple that did not swim very well. Everyone was amazed
at the sea life...we saw a 4 ft. barracuda, 2 sea turtles, an octopus,
lobster and so much more. It felt like we were swimming in an aquarium.
Please tip. They even helped us get a cab back to Cancun.
Righetto Vacation Rentals
3.0 out of 5
3-star family-friendly condo in Puerto Morelos with outdoor pool
This Puerto Morelos condo is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of
Ojo de Agua Beach and Puerto Morelos Town Square. Crococun
Zoo and Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden
are also within 6 mi (10 km). Getting to and from the airport is stress-free
with the airport shuttle.
Righetto Vacation Rentals welcomes families with amenities like an outdoor pool,
barbecue grills, and snorkeling. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance
and free WiFi in public areas.
There's space to spread out in all 6 condos with living rooms and dining areas,
and conveniences like sofa beds and kitchenettes with
refrigerators make traveling with kids easier. DVD players offer
entertainment and everyone can stay connected with free WiFi.
1 Room: Casa
Juanita Up To Four Pax
Sale! Save 25% on this Stay.
Room 1: 2
Rates are quoted in US
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Airport transportation (surcharge)
Free parking nearby
Front desk (limited hours)
Total number of rooms - 6
Family Friendly Amenities
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi
- Outdoor pool
- Separate dining area
- Separate living room
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Cookware, dishware, and utensils
In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Satellite TV service
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Av Niño Heroes, Mz. 6, Lote 14, Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico
Posted Sep 30, 2013
From the time we arrived until the day we left Puerto Morelos, Milko, his
family, and the staff at Abbey Del Sol were friendly, helpful, and played
their part in a lovely holiday. We stayed in Casa Juanita 3. With 2 teenage
kids we needed a good sized apartment and this was just right: 2 good sized
bedrooms with double beds and sofa bed. The apartment was nicely decorated
with a nice lounge and fully furnished kitchen. The location was just 2
blocks from a nice beach (deck chairs provided), and within easy walking
distance of the town where there was a good choice of food, even considering
this was August which is off season in Mexico. You must go snorkeling on the
reef with Raul. Taking the collectivo from the market square to the main
highway to catch the ADO bus to Playa Del Carmen was easy. We also booked
hired a car and used this as a base to go to Tulum and to get to Chichen
Itza Don't go to Puerto Morelos if you want lots of people, noise and music.
Do go if you want somewhere relaxed, family friendly, with a small town
feel, which is close to the airport.
Depart NEW YORK, LAGUARDIA at 09:30 AM
Arrive in CHICAGO, MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL at 11:00 AM
Change planes in CHICAGO, MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL at 12:30 PM
Arrive in CANCUN, INTERNATIONAL, MX at 4:05PM
Travel Time 7 hours 35 minutes
Apr 7 (Thu) -
Apr 8 (Fri) -
Apr 9 (Sat) -
Apr 10 (Sun) -
Apr 11 (Mon) - morning check out. Check in
Arrecifes Suites II, Puerto Morelos (+52
998 871 0488). Afternoon, Ojo de Agua Beach - snorkeling with Marina Ojo de Agua.
Apr 12 (Tue) - 8am : Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden. In the
afternoon, if we have time, go to beach or walk around.
Apr 13 (Wed) - sunrise, "do nice morning walks all over town it's quiet, lots
of birds, businesses opening up, kids walking to school. Walk up to the far
north end of town, throughout the lovely neighborhoods and then walk back along
the beach, maybe having your first dip of the day with the sun shining low on
the water, sparkling like diamonds."
Croco Cun Zoo -
Bus - At Cancún´s or Playa del Carmen´s bus station, take the
bus-line MAYAB and specify you’re getting off at Croco Cun so they charge the
Open everyday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Admission Adult : $30
Apr 14 (Thu) - leaving
Depart CANCUN, INTERNATIONAL, MX at 2:05PM
Arrive in CHICAGO, MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL at 5:40PM
Change planes in CHICAGO, MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL at 8:10PM
Arrive in NEW YORK, LAGUARDIA at 11:15PM
Travel Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden -
I went with a group of
people here and did some ecology field work. Such a diverse area with
beautiful wildlife including spider monkeys! There are also a lot of bird
species about which was wonderful. The people who run the place are
extremely friendly and I would recommend this place highly if you have an
interest in wildlife.
The layout is great too and you can learn a lot about different species.
This would be a great
introduction to forest trees and ecology for those starting to explore the
Yucatan natural environment. We know others have done pretty well birding
here, but we were there in the mid-day lull of a quite warm, muggy day, so
we didn't see too much. Many plants are labeled and a trail covers the whole
preserve (you can do shorter loops). It's a bit expensive at 100 pesos each,
but as a non-profit it helps support them.
Very few people know of this botanical garden, and as far as I could determine
not one single Yucatan tourism operator knows of this attraction, or offers it
as a tour.
But the site is known to some naturalists, especially botanists and birders.
This is one of the largest Botanical Gardens in Mexico, and protects the only
patch of forest between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Our group of 24 visited in mid-January 2012, on a private bus charter from Playa
del Carmen. The drive took about 25 minutes. The entrance to the gardens is
situated right on the main Cancun highway, just before the
320 km marker, if you are driving from the
south. This is just south of the town of Puerto Morelos. If driving from the
north the gardens are 1.5 km south of the Pemex gas station in Puerto Morelos.
The entrance, on the east side of the highway, can be easy to miss, so watch
carefully. Here is the location on a Google Map:
The gardens are open Monday through Saturday, 0800 - 1600. There is a $10 U.S.
admission fee. If you wish a guided tour of the gardens the fee is $15.00 U.S. [Visited
Carretera Federal Chetumal Cancún Kilometro 320, Pescadores, 77580 Puerto
Morelos, QROO, Mexico
Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Joaquín Zetina Gasca ( is a community in the municipality of Benito
Juarez, Quintana Roo, Mexico. ) is at the other end of 307. Take taxi