Puerto Morelos Municipality

Puerto Morelos is one of the eleven municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. It was formed in 2016 from the localities of Puerto Morelos, Leona Vicario and Central Vallarta previously belonging to the municipality of Benito Juárez. In the 2010 census, these three localities recorded a total of 15,725 inhabitants.[3]

Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos beach

Location of the Municipality in the State
Puerto Morelos
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 20°57′N 87°06′W
StateQuintana Roo
Municipal seatPuerto Morelos
  Municipal President[1]Leonel Medina Mendoza
  Total1,100 km2 (400 sq mi)
1 m (3 ft)
 (2010 census)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Southeastern Time Zone)
INEGI Code23011

The municipal seat is the town of Puerto Morelos, which is located about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southwest of Cancún on the Caribbean Sea and is the easternmost municipal seat in Mexico.

Joaquín Zetina Gasca is one of the communities in the municipality and the location of the municipal offices.


  1. Puerto Morelos
  2. Quintana Roo Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  3. 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
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