Rest, Play, Explore . . . 
If you'd like to explore the Mayan Riviera, but prefer a more relaxing, authentic, less touristy experience, Puerto Morelos is the place for you!
Puerto Morelos is a small fishing village located on the beach, halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, just 20 minutes south of the Cancun airport.
from 3rdOur Beachfront condo in Villas Playasol is 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, with a balcony and views of the ocean. We have a fully equipped kitchen, washer-dryer, AC, 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 Italian to Argentinian to local Yucatecan.  You can also buy fresh fish and lobster at fishermen's co-op, cook it in the condo or barbecue under the palapa.
Puerto Morelos is located on the Meso-American reef - the second longest barrier musiciansreef in the world. The reef lies just 500 yards off shore, keeping the water shallow, calm and safe for swimming. The reef here is a National Park and has spectacular snorkeling directly off our beach and extensive scuba diving opportunities as well. Pack light -- we have snorkel gear, beach towels, beach chairs and a  beach umbrella for your use in the condo. 
Other local activities include: golf, 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, Ek Balam and Coba. There are also family oriented Eco-parks such as Xcaret and Xel-ha, Cancun and Playa Del Carmen shopping and nightlife are an easy and inexpensive bus ride away. Car rentals are available as well.