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 that surround the
town have been designated as a national ecological park by the Mexican
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, a travel agency, watersports
concessions, money exchange, an Internet cafe, 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 neighbor, 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.