Puerto Morelos is a beach resort that lies on the Riviera Maya between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. It started life as a fishing village and there is still much evidence of its humble beginnings. Its great position, with the sea on one side and lush, tropical jungle behind it, makes it a big favorite with holidaymakers. It is only 20 minutes from Cancun but is like a breathe of fresh air compared to this bustling, cosmopolitan resort.
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This is the big draw for those who travel to Puerto Morelos. The long stretch of white sand with the Caribbean Sea lapping at the edge is the stuff dreams are made of. Those who visit can either relax under the suns rays and let the world go by or take part in the wide variety of water sports on offer. These include canoeing, boogie boarding, fishing, catamaran sailing, diving and snorkeling.
There is also a coral reef around 500m offshore that is one of several protected marine parks dotted around the coast of Mexico. You can take a trip here from one of the dive shops on the coast and explore the amazing world that exists beneath those crystal clear waters.
Puerto Morelos also boasts some outstanding cenotes where you can swim safely in the fresh water. These cenotes are actually limestone sink holes that are often accessed by fascinating caves.
The main entertainment provided in Puerto Morelos comes courtesy of the family friendly cafes, restaurants and hotels with a large amount of facilities. You can also enjoy some fabulous themed nights which are a joy for every age. There are quite a few good restaurants in the town itself if you want to leave your resort behind and spend some quiet time while enjoying some exquisite cuisines.
Anyone staying in Puerto Morelos is perfectly positioned to take part in the many day trips and excursions to nearby places of interest. The big four are Xcaret, Chichen Itza, Tulum and Xel-ha. If you haven’t ventured far from your luxury resort then you should make an effort to take at least one of these trips to see the real, old Mexico. You also have the choice of taking the ferry to Cozumel Island, take a guided tour of the jungle or swim with dolphins.
Sporty types will have great fun away from the beach by partaking in such activities as cycling, horse riding, tennis, golf and yoga. Many hotels offer their guests classes including painting and Spanish learning.
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Puerto Morelos should be the destination of choice for those who want to enjoy a peaceful break on this stunning stretch of coastline. The abundance of sun and the tropical climate make this an almost year round resort and anyone seeking a holiday in a quieter, more laid back resort will come home with some very happy memories of Puerto Morelos.