Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Puerto Morelos is small and tranquil fishing village inhabited by the descendants of the Mayas. It is located on the northeastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, only 20 minutes south of Cancun on what is termed “the Riviera Maya. This rapidly growing village depends on fishing and tourism. The climate is typically Caribbean, with a warm rainy season and a slightly cooler dry season.
In Puerto Morelos tranquility reigns with open skies, long stretches of beach and a small town atmosphere. This is the place to come and relax: watch the sunrise on the beach, meet the locals, explore the natural wonders such as the coral reef 500 meters from shore, work on your tan, or simply soak up the serenity. Wedged between the bustling cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it has maintained its peaceful atmosphere of a charming Mexican fishing village living up to its nickname “La Joya del Caribe” (Jewel of the Caribbean). The community, a mix of locals and foreigners, works hard to protect Puerto’s status as a National Marine Park and keep development to a minimum. Its close proximity to the airports and bus terminals makes Puerto Morelos a perfect base for exploring the Yucatan peninsula.
Things to see and do
* Mayan ruin sites
* Jungle tours
* Snorkeling, diving and windsurfing
* Local crocodile and reptile zoo
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Mexican Peso ($)
Language – Spanish
Population – 5000 approx.
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 52
Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Puerto Morelos close to many hotels.
Transport Links - Airport transfers are available to and from Playa del Carmen and Cancun. You can get the car ferry to Cozumel, although it is expensive and often full, or just go on the passenger ferry from Playa del Carmen.
The main options for getting around Puerto Morelos are rental car, taxi, local buses or private transportation services.