The Sleepy Fishing Village of Puerto Morelos, Mexico

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We slowdown from our usual fast paced adventures and travel South of Cancun along the Yucatán Peninsula to the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos.

Puerto Morales

Puerto Morelos Mexico Beaches

  • The world’s second largest barrier reef is only 300 yards offshore in some areas providing ideal snorkeling and scuba diving with magnificent views of sunken ships, tropical fish, sting rays, sea turtles, lobster, and other ocean life. The ocean waves break at the reef, creating calm waters along the shore.
  • Another chance to see marine life is taking a day trip to the 200 acre Xcaret Eco-archaeological Park or enjoy world class deep sea fishing.

Swim with Dolphins Puerto Morel

Leaning Lighthouse Puerto Morelos

  • Faro Inclinado, also known as the Puerto Morelos Leaning Lighthouse, is still active. During Hurricane Beulah in 1967 part of the foundation was destroyed causing the light house to lean.

Puerto Morales Mexico Harbor

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  • Puerto Morelos is the only harbor in Quintana Roo accessible by large ships. The port used to ship chicle, a resin used to make chewing gum, was booming in the 1920’s. There was an abundance of the resin produced by Sapodilla trees found throughout the forests in Puerto Morelos. Unfortunately, the demand of the port was short-lived. A more affordable, synthetic base replaced the resin in the mid 1900’s and Puerto Morelos returned to a sleepy fishing village.

Puerto Morelos Mexico Town

  • It only takes about 15 minutes to walk around the small town. Visiting on a Friday or Saturday night, there may be dancing in the square. We recommend dinner at Al Chimichurri and ordering empanadas to share. 

Grand Residences

Grand Residences Puerto Morelos

grand residences view from balcony

pool at grand residences

  • Since opening in 2014, the Grand Residences has been the top resort in Puerto Morelos.

high tea at the Grand Residences

  • Experience the ultimate relaxation with a 60 minute deep tissue massage followed by afternoon tea, sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, and pastries.

wedding at Grand Residences Mexico

  • Several weddings take place along the white sand beaches during our stay at the Grand Residences.

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puerto morelos beach sunset.

Until next time, adios Puerto Morelos!

April 2016

Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

The Traveling Gingerbread is a place for us to share budget travel tips for people with full time jobs, fun facts, itineraries, and where to find the best craft beer. We have been traveling together since 2013. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours, experiences, and local breweries. We can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. In 2019, we brewed our first beer and were hooked, although, we have no intentions of brewing more than small batches. We'll continue our self appointed roles of professional testers and creating craft beer trails.

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