Puerto Morelos Travel Guide

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Diving the C56 wreck

Diving the C56 wreck

Catriona Brown

Puerto Morelos has for many decades been a quiet fishing village. In a short period of time, over the last half decade it has seen steady growth in large seasonal homes and deluxe resorts. The steady encroachment by resorts and villas along the northern beaches of Puerto Morelos has not taken away the qualities that made this village attractive in the first place but they have produced more traffic and garbage. As a result there seems to be some decline in fauna activity in the nearby mangroves. But the coral reef off shore has benefited from ecological enforcement and management.
The locals are friendly and many are expatriates that have opened businesses. The food offers are very good and the snorkeling is excellent.
It is only 20 minutes from Cancun's airport and is a perfect place for travelers who want to get to the beach quickly without suffering the riotous crowding and noise of Cancun or Playa Del Carmen. 

You will find a lot of Things to Do and great Day trips as Puerto Morelos is at the start of the Riviera Maya and close to lots of the area's attractions.

The expats even run a charity specifically to help the children and emergency services of Puerto Morelos. El Mundo para Puerto Morelos, and many tourists help out with donations that they bring with them or send. It is a great way to give back to the community which has its fair share of problems. The massive tourism growth of the region is way ahead of  the government's well intentioned ability to support the schools, clinics and emergency services.

This is truly a town with a heart, it will pull you in and might not let you go!

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September 27, 2009 change by catbrown

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