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Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park

Puerto Morelos

Dive into the ocean and discover the incredible marine life on the reefs of the Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park in Quintana Roo.

The park is located 35 kilometers south of Cancun and 34 kilometers north of Playa del Carmen.

This park is part of the Great Barrier Reef Belt of the Western Atlantic, which in 1998 was declared a protected natural area. Its marine fauna has species of coral, sponges, snails, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, octopus, squid, white turtles, hawksbill, and loggerhead plus a great variety of fish.

The reefs of the park are as rich as those of any other reef in the Caribbean Sea, there are records and observations of 669 species of marine fauna.

If you like adventure, this is your opportunity to snorkel or dive in the second barrier reef that has an extension of a thousand kilometers. Here is an artificial reef that is part of the boat donated by the Mexican Navy.

If you prefer to swim in its crystal clear waters, there is a specific place to do it, and that is that its waves with wave crests are 15 cm, ideal for children and people who cannot swim.

During the nesting season of the turtles, the inhabitants carry out operations to safeguard nests and eggs. It is worth mentioning that the national park covers an extensive coastal area in which the Puerto Morelos Coastal Wetlands Complex is located.

Dive into the ocean and discover the incredible marine life on the reefs of the Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park in Quintana Roo.

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The park is located 35 kilometers south of Cancun and 34 kilometers north of Playa del Carmen.

This park is part of the Great Barrier Reef Belt of the Western Atlantic, which in 1998 was declared a protected natural area. Its marine fauna has species of coral, sponges, snails, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, octopus, squid, white turtles, hawksbill, and loggerhead plus a great variety of fish.

The reefs of the park are as rich as those of any other reef in the Caribbean Sea, there are records and observations of 669 species of marine fauna.

If you like adventure, this is your opportunity to snorkel or dive in the second barrier reef that has an extension of a thousand kilometers. Here is an artificial reef that is part of the boat donated by the Mexican Navy.

If you prefer to swim in its crystal clear waters, there is a specific place to do it, and that is that its waves with wave crests are 15 cm, ideal for children and people who cannot swim.

During the nesting season of the turtles, the inhabitants carry out operations to safeguard nests and eggs. It is worth mentioning that the national park covers an extensive coastal area in which the Puerto Morelos Coastal Wetlands Complex is located.

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