Puerto Morelos beach is located on the Caribbean, only 15 minutes drive from Cancún Airport. It’s a small fishing town with a lot of things to do.
It’s located in the second largest reef system in the world giving us the opportunity for snorkeling, diving and exploring the varieties of fish and corals.
You can take a trip for a day but my advice is that you stay there at least a couple of days to discover this amazing village full of surprises.
Very different from Cancún or Playa del Carmen, this is the perfect place for relax but also adventure and beautiful experiences.
If you are looking for big Resorts and party scene, this is not the place for you. But, if you are looking for a different place at The Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos will be a paradise.
Amazing Things to do in Puerto Morelos
Cenotes are underwater sink holes resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath and were used sometimes by the ancient Mayas for sacrificial offerings.
And are more stunning that you could imagine. At the Cenotes you can enjoy zip lines, snorkel, dive or hiking just remember to use Bio-friendly sunblock.
Cenotes Route is a must at the Riviera Maya
- Sunken Military Ship.
Juan Escutia Ship was sunken in front of Puerto Morelos in 1996 as an artificial reef program. It’s fully covered in coral and it offers penetration through the state rooms and the engine room.
- The Old Lighthouse.
The symbol of Puerto Morelos is the old leaning lighthouse, ravaged in 1967 by the hurricane Beulah. You should walk on the dock to take the best photo.
National Reef Park Puerto Morelos
Snorkel, dive, windsurf or kayak in one of the most amazing reefs, prepare to see varieties of fish, turtles, barracudas, rays and more. Just remember to be careful with the environment because it is fragile and we have to take care of it.
- Eco Parks
As in the entire Riviera Maya you’ll have the opportunity to visit a large number of Ecological Parks. There is a great variety and I’m sure you’ll love them.
- Enjoy the Delicious Food.
You will find a lot of options, local cuisine, seafood, Italian, Caribbean, vegan, etc.
Maybe cocktails at night listening great music and watching the beautiful sunset.
- Crococun Zoo.
It’s a crocodile farm with a little zoo where you can find more than 500 crocodiles of 40 different species, deers, snakes and more. Admission prices include a private guide.
- Alma Libre Bookstore.
Find new books and used books; maps, handicrafts, guides and awesome conversation. If you need books, souvenirs or maybe advice this is the perfect place for you.
Where to eat at Puerto Morelos
My favorite options are La Pepita, delicious sea food with very good prices. Pelicanos, delicious Mexican and sea food with a wonderful view of the bay. But there are a lot more places to enjoy International, Mexican and also Vegan meals.
If you are looking for a place to have a good time with delicious cocktails and good music, you’re also in the right spot. Here you can find a lot of options with great atmosphere to enjoy the afternoon and more!
Where to Stay in Puerto Morelos
There are a lot of options in Puerto Morelos; big resorts, beautiful small hotels or even hostels.
The perfect place just depends on how much do you want to spend. Because everything is near, you can choose any place to stay and you be near of the beach, restaurants and almost everything.
I could tell you a lot more about this amazing town; but you will discover yourself.
For my experience, The Riviera Maya have something different for everyone, just choose your destination and hopefully come back for more. I love this unique place for the very first time I walked on the dock and felt the blue on my heart.
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