Puerto Morelos, Mexico is an unique and relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy a vacation is the sun and has some fun. Puerto Morelos is a little fishing town located in the Mexican State of Quitana Roo along the Yucatan Peninsula. Puerto Morelos is between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Puerto Morelos is divided into two areas. Along the coast is where the delightful, little fishing town is located. Here visitors will find a host of restaurants, hotels, and shops. The second area is the inland and is home to the locals.
Visitors can travel to Puerto Morelos, Mexico using the Cancun International Airport. It is the closest major airport to the town, and one of Mexico’s busiest airports as well.
Puerto Morelos is located along the coast and therefore is cooler than the inland cities such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Puerto Morelos has approximately two hundred and sixty beautiful sun-filled days. April and May are the hottest months of the year. July and August are also hot months with temperatures getting up to one hundred and ten degrees Fahrenheit. The rainy season runs from September to November with the hurricane season starting in June and ending in November. From the months of December to April, Puerto Morelos cools down with temperatures fluctuating between the seventies and eighties.
Tourism has quickly developed .One popular attraction is the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was damaged by Hurricane Beulah in 1967. The Lighthouse has been struck twice more since then. First by Hurricane Gilbert in 1987 and again in 2005 by Hurricane Wilma. Miraculously, the Lighthouse is still standing. A new lighthouse is being constructed next to the original lighthouse.
Another attraction is the Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden. It is the only area in region reserved for conservation. This beautiful garden is home to mangrove swamps and semi- evergreen tropical forests. Learn about the different native herbs used for medicine and cooking.
Another attraction is the Crococun Zoo. The zoo is home to many tropical animals such as iguanas, monkeys, parrots, and crocodiles. Visitors are given a chance to hold and feed some of the animals. The zoo offers guided tours in both English and Spanish. Each tour last about an hour and a half. It is a fun and educational activity for the whole family.
Another amazing attraction is the great Maya corral reef. The reef is part of the Great Mesoamerican Reef. The Great Mesoamerican Reef is the biggest corral reef in the Western Hemisphere as well as the second biggest corral reef in the world behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef . The Puerto Morelos great reef is now the protected National Marine Park. It was established in 1998. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, swimming, diving, wind surfing and as well as other water activities. Visitors who enjoy snorkeling can enjoy journeys through the Puerto Morelos corral reef and observe the native marine life that live along the reef. Swim along the reef with lobsters, sea turtles, and sea horses.
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