Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Volunteer in Puerto Morelos

With mangroves, coral reefs, and natural chambers underground, it's a colourful life on the Mexican Caribbean.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Puerto Morelos volunteer projects


When you volunteer or intern with GVI in Mexico, you’re in for a truly unique experience in a setting known on the Yucatan Peninsula. Puerto Morelos is part of the 120 kilometer tourist corridor, located between Cancun and Tulum. It has a diversity of ecosystems ranging from the low evergreen jungle, the low swamp jungle, the savanna, the flooded palmar, the coastal dunes, the mangroves, the cenotes, the beaches, the marine grass and the coral reef. The reef of Puerto Morelos is part of the Mesoamerican Reef System (MBRS), considered the second largest reef barrier in the world and home to thousands of species of flora and fauna.

If you are looking to enter the world of scuba diving or wanting to gain some diving experience to add to your PADI stripes, then this is the perfect location for you. The local reef is an essential feeding and breeding site for a vast variety of aquatic life. Our local research efforts help to create environmental awareness and promote the longer-term sustainability of this important resource. While diving, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sharks, as well as the notorious lionfish.

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New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to cook traditional Yucatán food

Visit a Mayan ruin

Take a beach yoga class

Dive through the cenotes

Stand-up paddleboard at sunrise

Climb rock formations in the jungle

Learn the unique geography of the Yucatán Peninsula

Explore the ancient city of Coba