This week in Puerto Morelos – June 4-11, 2021

Date: June 3, 2021

Hello June!

Well, we kicked off rainy season with a bit of much needed rain this week and now we are back to nothing but blue skies and balmy temperatures in Puerto Morelos!

If you’re visiting this week, or new to living in Mexico, be aware that the general election is this weekend, which means you’ll hear a lot of loud music, honking and chanting throughout the streets and, perhaps more importantly (I don’t want to assume what your priorities are, but I’m thinking this is a big one) we will have what is called “Ley Seca” or “Dry Law”…. Yes, you heard me right, Dry Law.

“Ley Seca” refers to the banning of the sale of alcohol for at least 24 hours (and sometimes more) before elections and throughout the day on election day in Mexico. The purpose of the law is to avoid public displays of intoxication, maintain public order, and to ensure that the elections are held with the maximum degree of decorum and level-headedness, allowing citizens to exercise their vote in a calm and orderly manner.

This year, in Quintana Roo, the Ley Seca starts at midnight on Friday and lasts through midnight on Sunday. Because we are in a tourist zone, some local restaurants may be allowed to serve alcohol (and for sure the resorts are allowed to sell it), but you won’t be able to stock up at a store. So if you’re thinking you might be thirsty over the weekend, stock up on alcohol before midnight on Friday!

Fun fact: In Mexico, general elections are held every six years, and local elections are held in different locations in different years. Elections are usually held on the first Sunday of June, but this can vary. Elections are usually held on a Sunday in Mexico so that the greatest number of people will show up to vote without the conflicts of work or school.

Local Tip: If you’re in Mexico during an election period, remember that Mexico’s Constitution prohibits foreigners from involvement in the country’s political affairs. Foreigners participating in political demonstrations and gatherings put themselves at risk of being detained and deported. It is therefore advised to avoid any type of demonstration or political gathering. This is true at any time, but these types of gatherings may be more prevalent on the dates around election time.

Here’s your list of some fun upcoming events and activities in and around Puerto Morelos this week!

Friday, June 4

Saturday, June 5

Sunday, June 6

Monday, June 7

  • Beginners Ashtanga at Sundara Yoga 7am
  • Pilates for Adults and adolescents at Casa Cultura 7-8:30am
  • Beach Yoga with Mina – 8 am – in front of Amar Inn
  • Hatha Yoga at Sundara Yoga 9am
  • Contemporary Dance at Casa Cultura 9-11am
  • Yoga with Mina at Villas Clarita 9:15am
  • Aerial Acrobatics for kids with Alegra Pacin 4-5pm (4-6years) and 5-7pm (7-13 years)
  • Soccer for kids with Coach Claudio on the beach near The Fives Hotel 4-5pm (7-14 years) and 5-6pm (4-6 years)
  • Capoeira at Casa Cultura 5-6pm
  • Yoga on the rooftop at Layla Guesthouse 6pm
  • LIVE MUSIC at Taninos Butterfly Duet 7:30pm
  • LIVE MUSIC at La Sirena Rooftop Jazz 7:30pm

Tuesday, June 8

  • Hatha Yoga for Adults and adolescents at Casa Cultura 7-8:30am
  • Self Defense for Adults and adolescents at Casa Cultura 8:30-10am and 6-8pm (7-8pm women only)
  • African Dance at Casa Cultura 10:30-12:30pm
  • Muay Thai at the sports field in Villas Morelos II 5pm (kids 4+ years) 6:30pm (adults)
  • Yoga on the rooftop at Layla Guesthouse 6pm
  • Sunset yoga at Cuca Macuca Hostal rooftop 6pm
  • Folklorico Dance for Adults and adolescents at Casa Cultura 6-7:30 and 7:30-9pm 
  • LIVE MUSIC at Taninos Daniel Fuentes 7:30pm
  • LIVE MUSIC at Lauro’s

Wednesday, June 9

Thursday, June 10

Friday, June 11

Are we missing something? Let us know and we can add it to our event list!

Kim & Gabriel