started in 1993. At that time I came out of a relationship and I
wanted to do some changes in my life. I decided to buy a piece
of land in a remote location that would be my peaceful retreat, away
from the rush of the modern civilization. Puerto Morelos appeared at
that time to be the perfect choice: a small fishing village with
many expatriates, foreigners, artists, ecologically oriented
residents; only minutes away from Cancun.
1996, I found a quarter of an acre of land on the far West side of
Puerto Morelos. This was then the last unpaved "street" (more like a
trail). No water supply, no electricity, and of course no phone
line would get so far west in Puerto Morelos. Water was provided
through out 2 wells on the property. Electricity came a year later.
Today, Casitas Kinsol is in the heart of the "Colonia" of Puerto
Morelos, less than 2 blocks away from the main square, on the
West side of the main Federal highway.
Buildings: there was only one hut where some locals
used to live. This building is still standing: this is now the room #8.
It still has the amazing hard wood structure that holds together with ties
(no nail, no screw!!!): this is almost a landmark in Puerto Morelos.
It has gone through many hurricanes and tropical storms with no
major damage. Only the roofing cover material has been redone
after year, improvements were done to this building and some other buildings
were added to the property. The main goal was to have enough rooms
to host my mom, my brother and friends. There are now 8 rooms, all
with their own private bath: 8 are offered to our guests and
friends. We live most of the time in one of the rooms when there
is availability; if not, we head for a small house 700 yards
away from Casitas Kinsol.
As it happens to all of us, life takes changes that we never
expect; I ended up renting some of the rooms on long term to
locals in need of a place to stay in between major moves in their
life. Then a second step was to offer the rooms as part of a
guest-house: this was in October of 2009. This is Casitas Kinsol
as it is known today: some rustic rooms for rent, all with their own
private bath, in the heart of "La Colonia" in Puerto Morelos, the
perfect location for an immersion with the local population: know
how the locals live and share their habits and their customs.