In Puerto Morelos tranquility reigns with open skies, long stretches of beach and a small town atmosphere.
This is the place to come and relax: watch the sunrise on the beach, meet the locals, explore the natural wonders such as the coral reef 500 meters from shore, work on your tan, or simply soak up the serenity.
Wedged between the bustling cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it has maintained its peaceful atmosphere of a charming Mexican fishing village living up to its nickname “La Joya del Caribe” (Jewel of the Caribbean).
The community, a mix of locals and foreigners, works hard to protect Puerto’s status as a National Marine Park and keep development to a minimum. Its close proximity to the airports and bus terminals makes Puerto Morelos a perfect base for exploring the Yucatan peninsula.
Puerto Morelos is a nature lover’s paradise. The great Maya reef is located 500 m off the shore and offers exceptional diving and snorkeling.
The mangroves in back of the town are home to hundreds of species of birds and a variety of wildlife.
You can get up close and personal with some of the local animals at Crococun and find out more about the flowers and plants in the region at the nearby Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín Botanical Garden.
Snorkeling tours and scuba diving tours are offered by a number of outfits in town as well as tours to the jungles you can explore the local cenotes.