Puerto Morelos, a tranquil seaside village on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, is located right in the heart of the Mayan Riviera and just 30 kilometers south of Cancun. It offers a friendly alternative to the raucous, big-city atmosphere of Cancun or the congestion of Playa del Carmen.
The many family restaurants surrounding the town square offer fare ranging from locally caught fresh fish and seafood such as lobster, conch, and octopus, to Italian cuisine featuring pasta and pizza, to superb Mexican dishes.
In addition, the town offers all the typical amenities such as a pharmacy, general store, liquor store, money exchange facilities, travel agencies, a gas station, rental car shop, book store, scuba shops, and gift stores.
Close proximity to the international airport only 20 minutes away makes this destination very desirable. This region is centrally located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, making excursions to these fun spots or to the vast number of Mayan ruins in the region relatively easy. The new four-lane divided highway makes travel along the coast safe and convenient.
The Puerto Morelos region attracts a very different clientele than the Cancun region. Visitors to Puerto Morelos seem to be interested in spending much more time on holiday. They prefer peaceful, serene surroundings, as opposed to the festive, noisy atmosphere of Cancun. The tranquil white-sand beaches of Puerto Morelos are protected by the world's second largest barrier reef, which provides a safe swimming and water sport environment not found in Cancun, where strong currents frequently put swimmers at risk.
The coral reef is alive with diverse and colorful marine life. Located just a few meters offshore, this unique ecosystem is easily accessible by local dive operators who run tours, providing superb scuba diving. Sport fishing is also popular here, with annual fishing tournaments attracting multi-national participation.
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