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Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Puerto Morelos Summary

Pros

  • Located between Playa del Carmen and Cancun (with easy access to Cozumel ferries)
  • Visitors can swim and snorkel in giant, cool freshwater pools called cenotes
  • Plenty of restaurants and a decent nightlife (with less of a "Spring Break" vibe)
  • All beaches are public
  • Great snorkeling in the area's shallow reefs
  • English is spoken almost everywhere you go
  • Generally safe

Cons

  • Slightly farther from the airport
  • Sleepier than downtown Cancun and Playa del Carmen (a pro for many)
  • Expensive taxis -- foreign tourists are charged double, and guests of expensive hotels pay more
  • Hurricane season (from August through November)

What It's Like

Puerto Morelos is a former fishing village located halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The area serves as a perfect compromise for anyone looking for Cancun's stunning beaches sans the hordes of tourists. The impressive reefs just offshore attract a fair share of divers, and many come to take a dip in the inland cenotes (massive sinkholes filled with crystal-clear groundwater). The laid-back vibe of the area makes it great for spending a day lounging or exploring and unwinding with dinner at a beachfront restaurant, all without the fear of having to deal with packs of drunk spring breakers.

Where to Stay

Staying in Puerto Morelos means staying on the water: you'll want to take advantage of the beach as much as possible. The two main drags of shops and restaurants are easily accessible from there and can be navigated by foot.  

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Facts

Languages:

Spanish

Airport:

(CUN)

Time Zone:

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_MX-ROO.aspx

Peak:

Dec. 15 - April

Off-peak:

May - Dec. 15

Hurricane Season:

Aug. - Nov.

Visa:

Varies; U.S., Canadian and European citizens don't need a visa

Vaccines:

No

Currency:

Mexican Peso

Electricity:

110 volts AC; 60 cycles

Tipping:

15% in restaurants

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