Puerto Morelos: The Riviera Maya’s Best-Kept Secret

Just south of Cancún, on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, sits the small fishing village of Puerto Morelos. While still a working-class traditional Mexican town, Puerto Morelos has also drawn retirees in increasing numbers who come to live full-time or part-time as “snowbirds” escaping the cold North American winters.

The small town feel, warm weather, beautiful (and not overcrowded) beaches, peace and quiet, and a lively social scene centered on the plentiful good restaurants in town are hallmarks of the expat scene in Puerto Morelos.

See below for a slideshow of images from this charming town.

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The small malecon, or boardwalk, is a place to sit and watch the water. You can meet friends for a day at the beach or lunch at the restaurants that line the waterfront.

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