The primary port between Cozumel Island and Yucatán on the mainland, Puerto Morelos is located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo in the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. Resorts dot the area all along the Riviera Maya. Much more laid back than bustling Cancun or Playa del Carmen, this region is a good choice if you want to completely unplug, have fun, and relax at cheap hotels close to Puerto Morelos.
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After waking up in your hotel rooms by Puerto Morelos, start your day off with fruit juice—ask for "jugo naturale"—and a light breakfast before you head out for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. The coastline is made up of a protected ocean reef, home to thousands of colorful fish and coral. Regulations prevent parasailing or jet skiing, but you can snorkel in freshwater caves near Cenotes. Eat fish tacos or lobster washed down by a cold beer in one of the nearby beach-hut bars. Or stop in a tortilleria for a quick bite of fresh Mexican food like burritos, chicken tamales, or empanadas. You'll love the smoky flavor of pork ribs cooked over Yucatan wood coals. Are you a beach-comber? The beach is not groomed, so you can find neat treasures among the driftwood and seaweed on shore. The waves are gentle because the reef breaks them up before they reach the shore. If you and your sweetheart just want to relax and be pampered, you might consider a couple's day at a local spa. If you are single, try one of the local bars with dancing and local music. They often serve tapas like fish tacos well past midnight in case you get hungry. There are a number of Cancun flights arriving daily, so you can get started on your vacation right away.
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