Puerto Morelos Travel
Welcome to Puerto Morelos Info and Travel Website
In this Puerto Morelos Travel Website you'll be able to reach helpful information about the place, like history of the place, information on local amenities, restaurants, bars, and shops.
Puerto Morelos is in the top 10 of Best Beaches in Mexico
You will alse be able to get the contact info of most of the Hotels and Tours located in this magnificent little town called Puerto Morelos. Visit our different options that we have for you, like Hotels from little Cabanas on the beach to the 5 Star hotels. Snorkeling Tours in the Protected Park, Diving Tours in the magnificent coral reef or in the big wreck specially collocated here for that purpose and also to make an artificial reef. Find cheap Car Rental services so you are able to go by your self to the great adventure that are the Cenotes in the "Route of the Cenotes" or if you don´t want to drive around the area, just book a "Jungle Tour that will take you to the Cenotes and inland in the middle of the great Jungle of Puerto Morelos.
Puerto Morelos is a town in Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula, about 20km south of Cancun. It is both a fishing village and a resort and diving/snorkeling destination. It is located roughly halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
Puerto Morelos town hosts snorkeling and sport fishing boats while yachts dock in a man-made harbor just south of town. The village Puerto Morelos used to be the embarkation point for the car ferry to Cozumel, but that now leaves from Calica, a major port south of Playa del Carmen.
More about Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos is the ideal location for those who want a quiet beach vacation away from the glitz, but with ample tourist amenities. The town has just two principal streets and you can walk from one end to the other in about 15 minutes.
You can get by with English in Puerto Morelos, but Spanish is well appreciated. Most places accept US dollars but not credit cards (but some do). Almost all prices are quoted in Mexican pesos and it is generally cheaper to pay in pesos, than in US dollars. There is no bank in town, but several bank cash machines (ATM's) for withdrawals.
The reef just off shore of Puerto Morelos is part of the Great Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest coral reef system in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere, right in te Caribbean. In 1998 the reef in front of Puerto Morelos became a protected National Marine Park, preserving its rich biodiversity and making this area one of the best preserved of the Great Mesoamerican Reef and one of the best places to take Snorkeling Tours in the area. Buildings in Puerto Morelos are limited to three stories by local bylaws, to preserve its village character.
Puerto Morelos' reputation as a laid-back Caribbean destination is supported by its scattering of boutique hotels, condominiums, villas, plus various small restaurants and tourist shops. Its appeal is especially strong to travelers who eschew all-inclusives and built up "touristy" attractions. For the most part, the town is a residential community with a mix of Mexicans, Canadians, Americans, and Europeans who live there full or part time.
Symbol of Puerto Morelos
The Original Lighthouse at Puerto Morelos, In 1967 the structure was tilted over in Hurricane Beulah. It has since survived Hurricanes Gilbert in 1987 and Wilma in 2005, but has not been knocked down. The new light house replacing this one is visible in the background.
But the importance of this leaning lighthouse is that is now the symbol of Puerto Morelos, more as a coincidence (like the Pisa Tower) made by a Natural disaster than on purpose