About Puerto Morelos
The Mayan fishing village of Puerto Morelos is located on a beautiful stretch of natural beach, about 20 miles south of Cancun. Protected by a magnificent offshore coral reef (the world's second largest barrier reef), the calm, warm Mexican Caribbean waters around Puerto Morelos are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and scuba diving. The coral reef ecosystem, the mangroves, and the jungle have been designated as a national ecological park by the Mexican government.
Exotic flora and fauna abound. Breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, accompanied by the sights and sounds of birds in their natural habitat, are commonplace. In Puerto Morelos, you are surrounded by the simple beauty of nature and realize very quickly that humans are but one small part of a very vast and complex universe.
Puerto Morelos has everything you need to live comfortably and simply. It has all amenities-restaurants, gift shops, a grocery store, a bookstore, a church, a drugstore, watersports concessions, money exchange, Internet cafes, a medical clinic, and a wonderful town square where people of all ages come to gather.
The ambiance of Puerto Morelos is very different from its larger and more developed neighbors, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. "tranquil", "friendly", "artistic", "inclusive", "peaceful", "ecologically-minded', "restorative", "quaint", "relaxing", "unique", "quiet", -- these are words that locals and sojourners alike use to describe the town.
Those who choose to stay in Puerto Morelos come to adopt its unhurried pace and lifestyle, enjoying the unique opportunities for both community and privacy that this tropical paradise offers. Visitors repeatedly return to experience the renewal that being in this environment brings to their lives.