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Driving south from Cancun on Hwy 307 the first major town you cross is the tranquil beachside hollow of Puerto Morelos. If you are driving, there are large signs and a set of stoplights on the highway at the intersection where you turn to drive the short distance [2 km] to town.
Buses and collectivos heading north to Cancun stop at the southern bus stop located on Hwy 307 by the taxi stand. Buses and collectivos traveling to Playa del Carmen stop on the northern side of Hwy 307, next to the pharmacy. There is usually somebody waiting at the bus stops.
Off the highway you travel towards the beach where the main town is. There is a central beach and a traditional town square surrounded by a few convenience stores, dive shops, Internet café, money exchange services, and some restaurants.
The main fishing pier and lighthouse are located near the Town Square and this is where you will also find the majority of fishing and dive boats moored.
Around Puerto Morelos is a combination of homes, hotels and cabanas. There is everything from 5 star resorts to thatched roofed huts for accommodations.
The great Maya reef is located 500 m off the shore. This reef is renowned for its exceptional diving and snorkeling. There are guided tours and boats available for diving and snorkeling. If the water is rough then there are jungle tours and local cenotes to explore. The surrounding mangroves are home to hundreds of species of birds and a variety of wildlife.
Crococun crocodile zoo and Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín Botanical Garden are located nearby.
The ATM is located on the main highway into Puerto Morelos. There are no banks.
There are no buses from the highway into town or vice a versa. You must take a taxi to reach town. Prices start at $2.00.
There is no longer a public ferry service to/from Cozumel, only commercial shipping.
Puerto Morelos is located approximately 22 miles [36 km] from Cancun.
From the airport:
From Cancun City/Tourist Zone:
RESTAURANTS IN PUERTO MORELOS
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Puerto Morelos has a good variety of restaurants offering everything from traditional dishes to foreign specialties. Many of the hotels have their own restaurants and there are cafes and pizzerias.
There are many beach view restaurants in Puerto Morelo and one will find Vegetarian, Mexican, seafood and grilled Argentina Beef.
PUERTO MORELOS PHOTOS
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PUERTO MORELOS HOTELSFor current Puerto Morelos hotel and resort information including rates, availability and secure on-line reservations please see:
Puerto Morelos Hotels & Resorts
Cancun Airport to Hotel Shuttle see:
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