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QUINTANA ROO

PUERTO MORELOS

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Puerto Morelos, is located at the main entrance of the "Riviera Maya" at only 15 minutes (18 km / 11 miles) south of the Cancun International Airport, down the coast of the State of Quintana Roo. Puerto Morelos is the perfect contrast between the glamorous five-star Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Its low-key people and interesting sites offer unique activities tailored to individual and all kind of groups.

Puerto Morelos is a place where the tradition of fishing for a living still survives, and the boom in tourism is just beginning. Here the pace is slower and the atmosphere is laid back and not touristy. There is a zocalo (town square) in the center of town with a few stores, a dive shop and some restaurants along its perimeter. The beach in the center of town is rustic, with small fishing boats on the sand and moored just off shore. The main fishing pier and the lighthouse are the primary points of interest, with friendly locals and some good photo opportunities. You can expect to be offered an excursion to the reefs from here since most of the boats in town are tie up on and around the main pier.

Compared to its well known neighbors, Puerto Morelos definitely moves to a different beat. In fact, Puerto Morelos is decidedly easy going and bohemian in the best sense of the word. Residents include entrepreneurs, painters, artisans, marine biologists, dive masters, doctors, local fishermen and foreigners from all continents.

Here, the new age tourists come to experience Reiki and Energy Balancing massages, Meditation, Yoga and special spiritual workshops. You will hear English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Mayan and of course Spanish spoken at one time or another. There is virtually no crime, making it one of the reasons why many foreigners have chosen Puerto Morelos as their home. It has a wide variety of guest houses, bed and breakfast, condominiums and hotels that range from moderate to deluxe and "All Inclusive."

Throughout the year, there is always a cooling offshore breeze along its tropical shoreline. The rainy season extends from June to the middle of November. From December through May, the skies are a sure blue with low humidity and temperatures ranging from 16 °C (60 degrees F) at night to 33 °C (90 degrees F) during the day. Water temperature remains constant at 24 - 26°C (76-78 degrees F.) May and June are delightful months with temperatures only slightly higher than December to April. July and August are hot and somewhat humid.

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  • There is a great variety of restaurants in town with exquisite cuisines of the region, fresh fish of the day, Mexican and international food
  • There is a small medical center
  • Three pharmacies
  • Various Houses of Worship
  • Grocery stores
  • A weekly market (tianguis) of fruits and vegetables
  • Bookstore
  • Local crafts
  • Currency exchange centers
  • Rental of cars and bicycles
  • Travel agencies
  • Cybercafés
  • Automatic tellers
  • Tourist information center


ATTRACTIONS:

  • Crococun (Crocodile Farm)
  • The superb Botanical Garden with Mayan Ruins and their incredible medicinal plants
  • Ecological tours to the jungle
  • Visits to the Mayan communities
  • Swimming in ancestral natural wells (cenotes)
  • Fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving tours
  • Tours to the coral reef


BEACHES:
The beaches in Puerto Morelos are mostly natural and not maintained or manicured for the tourists, except where restaurants, hotels and private beach house owners choose to do so. There is a nice beach in the center of town by the Pelicanos restaurant, just off the zocalo (town square). The beach is cleaner here but sometimes with some eel grass washed up on shore. There are beaches north and south. Most are natural and some sections are raked and cleaned. Footwear is recommended for water entry and they water is perfect for snorkeling and swimming when the sea is calm.

 

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