If you'd like to explore the Mayan Riviera, but prefer a more relaxing, less touristy experience, Puerto Morelos is the place for you!
Puerto Morelos is a small fishing village located on the beach between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, just 20 minutes south of the Cancun airport.
Our Beachfront condo in Villas Playasol is 2 bedrooms with 1.5 bathrooms, with two small balconies and views of the ocean. We have a fully equipped kitchen, washer-dryer, AC and cable TV and wireless internet. We also have a bilingual on-site manager.
No need for a car -- it's just a five minute walk to the lively town square for a variety of excellent restaurants, shopping and people watching. Restaurants range from the elegant John Gray's to Chinese to pizza to local Yucatecan. Many of the restaurants have live music in the evenings. You can also buy fresh fish at fishermen's co-op, and cook it at the condo or barbecue under the palapa.
Puerto Morelos is located on the Meso-American reef - the second longest barrier reef in the world. The reef lies just 500 yards off shore, keeping the water shallow, calm and safe for swimming. The beach is beautiful white sand and it doesn't get hot and burn your fee. The reef here is a National Park and has spectacular snorkeling directly off the beach and extensive scuba diving opportunities as well.
Other local activities include: golf, yoga, big-game fishing, cenote exploring, ATV touring, bird watching, zip-line tours, a zoo, botanical gardens, and a local Mayan craft market, A little further away are the Mayan ruins at Chichen Izta, Tulum, and Coba. Family oriented Eco-parks such as Xcaret and Xel-ha, Cancun shopping and nightlife are an easy and inexpensive bus ride away. Car rentals are available as well.