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.
- 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 and learn about conservation, their environment, and welfare at Delphinus 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 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. There was an abundance of the resin, produced from 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.
- 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 some empanadas to share.
- Since opening in 2014, the Grand Residences has been the top resort in Puerto Morelos.
- Experience the ultimate relaxation with a 60 minute deep tissue massage followed by afternoon tea, sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, and pastries.
- Several weddings take place along the white sand beaches during our stay at the Grand Residences.
Until next time, adios Puerto Morelos!