Puerto Morelos is a town and seaport in Quintana Roo, about 36 km south of Cancun and 30 km north of the city of Playa del Carmen. With its tropical wet, Puerto Morelos is the entrance of Riviera Maya resort and its coastal village is known has a quiet neighborhood full of restaurants and tourist shops. The marine terminal at Puerto Morelos is the oldest, largest and most important seaport in the state of Quintana Roo.
Luxury all-inclusive and boutique hotels and resorts are located all around the town, which are distinguished for service, fine-dining restaurants and most for its beautiful blue beaches of Caribbean sea. This Port is the perfect place for a calm beach vacations away of the busiest cities but ample in tourist amenities.
Known for its National Marine Park, which is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef; Puerto Morelos is also recognized as part of the Jewel of the Caribbean.
Puerto Morelos is a calm town, a perfect place for relaxing in a hammock under a palm shadow; visitors could explore the natural wonders such as the natural beauty of one of the largest botanical garden in Mexico, the abundant cenotes of the area or interact with the crocodiles and the spider monkeys in a near crocodile zoo.
Aquatic activities are also main activities of the port, scuba diving, sailing and swimming with dolphins will give to families, groups and couples moments of fun and surprise. Moreover, when you visit Puerto Morelos, you cannot miss the flavors of the fresh fishing and seasoning of the local cookers that distinguished this great town.
The town is divided by a highway and a mangrove swamp into three sections: west, east and coast east, the first section is the Colonia Joaquin Zetina Gazca, the second section is called Colonia Pescadores and the last section is the Port or the Old Port of Puerto Morelos. Visitors can arrive to this small town by plane from the Cancun International Airport and by car or bus from Cancun Playa del Carmen cities.
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Quintana Roo, Mexico
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