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Mono Azul — The Blue Monkey*  
Veranda Apartment  
The fully furnished, breezy Veranda Apartment for rent features two bedrooms, full kitchen, microwave, dining area, two tiled bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TV, wireless internet, security safe, large sitting room, and an al fresco rooftop veranda.  The main bedroom has a king-size bed with a balcony that boasts a commanding jungle view during the day and the stars at night.  Master bath with double sinks.  The second bedroom offers two twin beds and big wooden closets.  Appealingly furnished, located in a quiet and safe neighborhood.  This is a high quality, clean and comfortable place to stay.  Low weekly and monthly rates include all utilities, long term rental discounts — see PHOTOS HERE.  

 Sorry, it is rented for the year.
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Suite del Sol 
    We have two gorgeous rooftop units that combine to offer an ample and unique studio apartment with separate bedroom.  We call it the Suite del Sol or “Sun Suite.”  Light and breezy, it boasts a spacious sitting room, dining area, fully equipped kitchenette, and large bathroom with a “rain” shower.  The generous double bedroom features a second bathroom, laundry room, and large, shaded private terrace with sweeping jungle views and stunning sunsets.  Annual rental.   Sorry, rented to a sea captain and his wife.

Garden Apartment 
    Thinking of living or retiring here in Mexico?  Stay with us in a safe beach community.  Our generous two-bedroom ground floor, air-conditioned Jardín Apartment comes with an extra large living room with cable TV, wireless internet, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, full bathroom, master bedroom and bath, desk, dining room, and washing machine with dryer hookup.  It has large bedrooms with ample closets and features essentially the same floor plan, with a larger living room, as the Veranda.  In the manicured tropical gardens there are two private tiled and shaded patios, secure gated parking, and a gardener.  Handicap accessible.  Completely furnished and includes a new washing machine.  Now rented year-round.

Two blocks from the beach, yet set on the edge a natural green forest, the Blue Monkey features lush tropical gardens — complete with orchids, coconuts, & bananas! 

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 The Blue Monkey’s hacienda-style lodgings in the Riviera Maya village of Puerto Morelos, Mexico, is just one block from the square and two short blocks from the beach.  Our house for rent is set in tropical gardens surrounded by a tall, gated garden wall.  We used ecological construction methods, with special concern for the mangrove forest.  Nature lovers with enjoy the flocks of birds, army of frogs, and families of tejones (coatis) that call our neighborhood home.  If you’re looking for a clean, modern, furnished apartment to rent for long or short term, please email us.  Prefer to be on the beach? We also offer our lovely sea front condo for rent at Villas Playasol.


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el mono azul - the blue monkey

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Puerto Morelos Beach Town Apartments on the Riviera Maya...

Charming “Blue Monkey” Apartments for rent in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

The Mono Azul is a beautiful, modern, hacienda-style house in an authentic Riviera Maya seaside village.  Stay in our appealing, one and two-bedroom apartments for rent by the week, month, year, or season.

The Blue Monkey offers clean and comfortable accommodations and a safe and inexpensive place to enjoy the Riviera Maya.  

Just one block from Puerto Morelos town square and two short blocks from the white beach.  The Mono Azul is perfect for a quiet, relaxing vacation — at a great savings. 

If an authentic Mexican fishing village experience, combined with a wonderful beach, magnificent reef, delicious restaurants, and quiet, star-studded nights appeal to you, then the Blue Monkey is your kind of place.  It is ours!



The Blue Monkey is just two short blocks from the beach.

Cathedral in colonial Valladolid, about a two-hour drive from Puerto Morelos.  Also within easy reach is Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam, Isla Mujeres, Cobá, and more.  See our travel guides for more information.
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...a puerto morelos icon.

  1. Bullet   The “Blue Monkey” was the name of our family’s 200+ year old pub and former Inn, now demolished, in St. Budeaux, Plymouth, England.  It opened as a public house in the late 1700s and became the “Blue Monkey” in 1939.  Theories about the name’s origin include the mascot of a Royal Marine Regiment stationed nearby in the 1800’s.  Also, those tight jackets worn by British seamen were called monkey suits.  Another theory is  men who fired the cannons onboard ships were called “powder monkeys” and supposedly turned blue from the gunpowder.  Alas, the old Inn burned down in 2007.  Our new Inn was built later the same year!

  1. Bullet Click here to see photos of the old inn as well as our new Blue Monkey lodgings.


Yucatán Flower Power!

Atlante Iron Horses —Cancun’s local premier division team.

Why the Blue Monkey name?  See below.

We love fútbol!

New York / New Jersey Red Bulls —
mas o menos, our hometown team!
Philadelphia Union, our other local squad!