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Cozumel Puerto Morelos
Stop at Puerto Morelos.

Many visitors to Cozumel fly to the island's own airport or stop for the day on a cruise ship.

However, there is a different way to get to Cozumel that makes for an interesting alternative.

Why not fly to Cancun the next time you visit and then make your way to Cozumel by land and ferry?

Cancun has a bigger airport with more flight connections, meaning you may find a better deal.

And if you have a long journey to Cancun and don't want to make the last leg to Cozumel the same day, a great place to stop for the night is Puerto Morelos.

Puerto Morelos is a quiet fishing village, just a short drive, bus or taxi ride from Cancun airport and on the way to Cozumel.

Cozumel Cancun Airport
Quiet fishing village.

It has escaped the mass tourism development of neighboring Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and makes for a quiet place to recharge your batteries and relax, before continuing to Cozumel the next day.

There is a range of accommodation options, from luxurious hotels and delightful B&Bs to the more economical beachfront hotel downtown, Hacienda Puerto Morelos, not to mention several excellent fish restaurants where you can try the local catch of the day.

After you've relaxed for the night, it's only a 45 minute drive, taxi or bus ride from Puerto Morelos to Playa del Carmen, where ferries depart frequently to Cozumel, taking about 40 minutes to cross the channel.

Find more information about Cancun Airport - Cozumel transfers in our Transport section or for more photos see our Puerto Morelos photo album on Google+