Saturday, November 6, 2010
Amazing Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos is protected by the most important barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere, which makes it ideal for enjoying water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving practiced outside of the reef in the National Marine Park spots like "Cuevones", "La Bocana", "El Túnel", "Los Jardines", "El Puente" and "La Pared".
At its "Alfredo Barrera Marin" Botanical Garden, the largest of its kind (65 ha. or 160 acres) in the country - visitors can get to know the ornamental, medicinal, cacti, ferns and aquatic plants of the region, and come into contact with nature.
The garden also boasts a "chicle" or gum camp and a small archaeological site. Here it isn't uncommon to come across animals from the region like families of coatimundi or spider monkeys.
On certain occasions, festivals are held in the town's main square with local music as well as some featuring foreign musical artists.
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