The Central Plaza
Puerto Morelos's peaceful central plaza has always been a highlight of the town, but a face-lift has made it even more appealing. New paint, better landscaping, and an improved play structure for kids make it a great place to while away the early evening hours, especially for families.
Locals and visitors alike mingle on shaded benches and in the bleachers facing the basketball court (whose baskets cleverly double as soccer goal posts). Many of Puerto Morelos’s best restaurants face the plaza or are just a block away, so you’re sure to pass by more than once.
On Sunday, a small tianguis (flea market) is held here, and you can have fun browsing through someone else’s old treasures.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition