The Sleepy Fishing Village of Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Sunset in Puerto Morales Mexico

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

Puerto Morales

  • A great barrier reef just over 600 yards from the shore provides ideal snorkeling and diving with magnificent views of sunken ships, tropical fish, sting rays, sea turtles, lobster, and other ocean life.

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Puerto Morales

  • 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.

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  • Puerto Morelos is the only harbor in Quintana Roo accessible by large ships. The port was booming in the 1920s shipping chicle, a resin used to make chewing gum. The resin was plentiful, a product of sapodilla trees abundant 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.
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It takes about 15 minutes to walk around the small town.
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Since opening in 2014, the Grand Residences has been the top resort in Puerto Morelos.
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After a 60 minute deep tissue massage, we enjoy afternoon tea.

A beach in Puerto Morales

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Mitch’s birthday begins with room service delivering a piece of french toast over 20 inches long topped with fresh fruit.
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We taxi to downtown Puerto Morelos for dinner at Al Chimichurri. The empanadas are definitely my favorite thing on the menu.
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Until next time, Adiós Puerto Morelos.

April 2016


Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

My fiancé, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over four years. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours, and experiences to maximize our time. Any time we travel, we try to visit to a local brewery and can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. 
 In Tokyo, we laughed every time we saw someone talking on their large, animated phone case. We had to buy one. Having an obsolete IPhone 5, the selection was limited. We purchased a gingerbread off a neglected rack in Shinjuku, Tokyo and The Traveling Gingerbread was born. You can purchase your own adorable gingerbread friend here! The Traveling Gingerbread is an entertaining account of our travels, fun facts, and tips we learned along the way.

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