Nestled between the two bustling tourist cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos gives you the chance to dance to a different beat. The quaint Mexican fishing village rests within the northern part of the “Riviera Maya” and boasts the world’s second largest barrier reef. It’s location inside the National Marine Park inspires the local community of Mexicans and foreigners to be active in the preservation of the reef and keep development of the area to a minimum. Puerto Morelos offers a tranquil and safe atmosphere for families, friends and couples alike.
Here is a map of businesses in, and near, Puerto Morelos. This map is courtesy of the Alma Libre bookstore.
Puerto Morelos' location offers you the opportunity to appreciate the many different faces of Mexico. Only 20 minutes from the Cancun airport and 5 minutes from the bus terminal, it's a prime location for exploring the Yucatan Peninsula. Whether you decide to travel to the near-by ruins or simply stay in Puerto Morelos, you can swim in cenotes, explore the jungles, snorkel in the reef, soak up the sun, and walk on the beach among plenty of other activities.
Ultimately, you determine the pace of your own visit. You can stay local in the serene beauty of nature or explore all the historical sites in the Yucatan. You can go out dancing or you can stay in and enjoy a beautiful dinner on the beach or in the Villa. Whatever you decide, welcome to Puerto Morelos!
Here is the Wikipedia entry for Puerto Morelos.