We Loved Living in Puerto Morelos in Mexico!
2020 update - a reflection on our time living in Puerto Morelos.
La Colonia in Puerto Morelos
We found the locals to be super friendly and helpful. They are keen to keep the tourist industry they have and to grow it. They pay for extra police protection and patrols. This makes the area very safe compared to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. We saw no crime or violence during our whole stay.
The bad bits:
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Living in Puerto Morelos Resources
Below are valuable resources that we have developed to help you on your journey.
How to get to Puerto Morelos
The nearest international airport is Cancun. We have always found Skyscanner to give us the best deals on flights. Once in the county, travel between places is best done by internal flight or by public bus. The only public bus service between Cancun and Puerto Morelos is the ADO bus. You can also travel by private car/taxi. There is no train service in this area of Mexico. For shorter journeys around town, you can hail a passing taxi. Uber is illegal in Puerto Morelos but does operate. Some drivers have been assaulted and others had their car attacked so its best avoided.
Where to Stay and long term accommodation
We thoroughly recommend you take our travel insurance whenever you travel. We recently had to put in a claim for over $5000 when we had to cancel our flights and other bookings and quickly fly back to the UK due to a family emergency. The claim went through very quickly and we managed to recover most of our expenses. Without travel insurance, we would have lost the lot!
You can find out more about our time living in Puerto Morelos on Tanya's travel blog at Can Travel, Will Travel.
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