About Puerto Morelos
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Many people are familiar with the major resort area of Cancun but, roughly 25 minutes south of Cancun's airport, is the small, quiet town of Puerto Morelos. This little town may be only 11 miles from Cancun, but it's a world away. Puerto Morelos is still the quintessential "sleepy little fishing village" in many ways and that is what makes this destination incredibly appealing to many travelers. Despite it's proximity to Cancun and nearby Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos is still one of the area's hidden gems. There are small hotels and rental homes & condos in town and larger resorts are just outside of town. Some provide transportation to/from the Puerto Morelos town square while others are on the city bus route, making it easy for tourists to get into town. Each year in May two fishing tournaments take place in Puerto Morelos. These annual events bring hundreds of participants to town as well as many other spectators that enjoy the cultural events and concerts onshore during the 2-day tournaments.