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Puerto MorelosMexico

A sleepy Caribbean village that delights with its unspoiled natural beauty, an extensive coral reef system and a dense mangrove jungle.

The living is easy and peaceful in Puerto Morelos. This oceanfront village has retained its quiet character despite the construction of large developments elsewhere along the Riviera Maya.

Puerto Morelos has a small-town atmosphere. Locals congregate in the main plaza to chat and fisherman haul in their catches from the end of the pier. Life isn’t fast-paced here, but visitors will still find plenty to do. Take long walks on the sandy beaches. Browse the artisans’ market for handcrafted hats, clothes and wood carvings. Snorkel, dive and fish in the clear Caribbean waters.

Be sure to pay a visit to the leaning lighthouse of Puerto Morelos. Battered by three hurricanes, the building is heavily inclined towards one side, but still it has not fallen down.

One of the biggest draws is the Great Maya Reef, which lies just 550 yards (500 meters) off shore. At more than 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) in length, it is the second-largest reef system in the world. The Puerto Morelos section has been designated a national park in order to protect its flora and fauna.

The reef lies close to the surface and the shallow waters are easy to snorkel. Here, you’ll come across some of the region’s many fish species, including eels, nurse sharks and parrot fish. There are also deeper sections for scuba divers to investigate. Arrange a snorkeling or diving tour through dive shops in the village.

On land there are more opportunities to get up-close with the area’s natural wonders. Puerto Morelos is backed by mangrove swamps, home to hundreds of species of birds and more than a thousand plant species. ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) tours can be arranged with local tour companies.

In keeping with the area’s placid character, the nightlife is low-key and centers on the town’s handful of cafés, restaurants and bars.

Puerto Morelos is the first town along Highway 307, 24 miles (38 kilometers) south of Cancun and 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Playa del Carmen. You don’t need a car to get around the village, since everything is just a short walk away.

Top Hotels in Puerto Morelos

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is NT$6,660 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Morelos property is within 16 mi (25 km) of Cancun Country Club, Ventura Park Cancun, and Puerto Morelos Town Square.

4/5Very Good! (1,169 reviews)

"Nice hotel, employees were very friendly, we loved everything there."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/17

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & SPA All Inclusive- Adults Only
Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & SPA All Inclusive- Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Ctra. Federal 307, Chetumal – Pto, Juarez, KM 335 Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos, QROO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$8,582 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Puerto Morelos, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park, and within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (635 reviews)

"My wife and I had a great experience. The staff was fantastic. The bartender Lalo is a true mixologist. Lalo was fantastic and very creative. The food was good and the property was very well maintained."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/22

Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & SPA All Inclusive- Adults Only
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun Adults Only - All Inclusive
Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, Tulum-Cancun Km 332,15, SM31, MZ 03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is NT$7,052 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Puerto Morelos, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park, and within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,008 reviews)

"Expedia does no justice to this resort the staff is amazing everyone is really friendly! The restaurants are amazing, the security they have really makes sure you are safe at all time by verifying who picks you up name, plate, company, guess information everything. This was a last minute trip for ..."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/25

Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun Adults Only - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Puerto Morelos

Corales Suites
Corales Suites
3 out of 5
Av Javier Rojo Gomez, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is NT$1,845 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ojo de Agua Beach and Puerto Morelos Town Square. Artisans Market and San Jose Catholic ...

4.3/5Excellent! (201 reviews)

"Quiet place. Office staff are always attentive and accommodating. Internet is a bit spotty at times but mostly works well. Clean comfortable place."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/15

Corales Suites
Hotel Arrecifes Suites
Hotel Arrecifes Suites
3 out of 5
Calle Heriberto Frias SM 2 Mz 14 Lote 7, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is NT$1,490 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Morelos apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ojo de Agua Beach and Puerto Morelos Town Square. Puerto Morelos Reef ...

4.2/5Excellent! (250 reviews)

"Nothing like in pictures!! Were put in suites area where next door they are building a home and early morning you hear damn hammering😡... over by beach area you cant lay in chairs because theres like 5 guys working removing sand.. not what we expected"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/9

Hotel Arrecifes Suites
Velas Condos
Velas Condos
3 out of 5
Av. Javier Rojo Gomez Calle Plutarco, Elias Calles SMZA MZ 13, Lote 2-15, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is NT$1,748 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Morelos aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ojo de Agua Beach and Puerto Morelos Town Square. Puerto Morelos Reef and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (129 reviews)

"Great place and really close to the beach, everything was clean"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/10

Velas Condos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Puerto Morelos

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Reviews of Puerto Morelos

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 46.02821083890126%
4 - Good
501
4 - Good 37.193763919821826%
3 - Okay
181
3 - Okay 13.437268002969562%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.0044543429844097%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.3363028953229399%

5/5 - Excellent

Nicolas

Mar 24, 2020

We will be back!

1/5 - Terrible

Vlad

Mar 22, 2020

For the price, better resorts are available

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

We didnt really get to see it. Wanted to do the bike ride into town, but The rest of my party didnt bring sneakers

5/5 - Excellent

Stephanie

Mar 19, 2020

Great bike ride from resort to town.

5/5 - Excellent

SteveSanti

Mar 18, 2020

The ease of traveling to and from the Cancun airport is very safe and a short distance. We used the super shuttle service and it was great.

5/5 - Excellent

Jennifer

Mar 17, 2020

Beaches can have a little of seaweed, but hotel staff are always on top of cleaning.

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