Puerto Morelos, only 15 minutes south of the Cancun
International Airport, is situated at the main entrance to
the lovely "Riviera Maya" on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico
which makes for a great reason to choose Puerto Morelos
Traditionally a fishing village, Puerto Morelos is now
starting to be discovered as a desirable tourist
destination, especially for those in search of a slower
paced, relaxing vacation. Located between Cancun and Playa
del Carmen and close to Akumal and the ruins at Tulum and
Chicken Itza, staying in one of the many Puerto Morelos
vacation rentals will give you a perfect base from which to explore the
Mayan Riviera of Mexico.
In the centre of town, the "Zocalo" or town square offers a
few souvenir shops, a grocery store and some restaurants.
The beach and fishing pier are a scene of local colour with
the fishing boats, lighthouse and friendly people.
The people of Puerto Morelos are proud of its status as a
National Marine Park and work hard at preventing over-
development of the area. Also, motorized water sports are
prohibited which make it a paradise for snorkeling, diving
and wind surfing. Excursions to the reefs, 500 metres from
shore, are offered from the main pier in the centre of town.
If a more quiet and laid back vacation is what you are
after, you will be wise to choose Puerto Morelos for your
self catering accommodations.
Jungle tours are also offered for exploring the local
mangroves, home to hundreds of species of birds and a
variety of wildlife.
Puerto Morelos is the perfect location for a relaxing beach
holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Accommodations in Puerto Morelos range from small locally
owned hotels to privately owned condominiums, family
and villas. Some of the large vacation homes have
accommodations for up to 12 people and are completely
self-catering, allowing for an affordable vacation with
friends and family. Many have private pools and beautiful
views of the ocean and are within easy walking distance to
the town centre. Try staying in a Puerto Morelos vacation
rental, for a unique and memorable vacation in Puerto