Puerto Morelos has it’s own Protected Park called: “Puerto Morelos Protected Marine National Park” which makes the place a natural oasis for all kinds of fishes and different sea animals.
The most important part is that the Reef is protected, and this is the main part o the whole project since the Reef is the one who keeps the place (Puerto Morelos) protected from natures disasters like Hurricanes or big caribbean storms. Being the Reef protected helps it regenerating and being healthy. Being healthy is something pretty good for us visiting the Reef of Puerto Morelos, since when the Ree is healthy, you’ll be able to see lots of amazing colors shining under the sunshine.
When Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos you’ll be able to see lots of different fishes from Sea Parrots, barracudas, Groupers (Mero), probably a sleeping shark (nurse shark) which are totally harmless. Something really important you need to know is that you must not touch the coral reef, touching them can hurt them and worse getting them sick causing a chain effect with the whole coral region.
If you are interested in doing more than Snorkeling you can Dive in Puerto Morelos too, make sure you visit our diving page!