Puerto Morelos is a quiet fishing village that is located just 20 minutes from Cancun’s International Airport and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen. It is known for being an un-Cancun beach town and yet there are still a lot of things to do in Puerto Morelos. In this blog, we’ll list a few activities you cannot miss out on.
Located only 33 kilometers away from Cancun, this fishing town offers you a wide range of activities in a very close area.
Just to give you an idea, in a 6.5 miles radius you can find cenotes, a botanical garden, a crocodile farm and, as a main attraction, the second largest coral reef in the world.
Despite its air of "secret hideout", at Puerto Morelos you can have access to premium accommodations with all the amenities, as well as to a wide range of aquatic experiences such as kayaking, diving and swimming with dolphins.
Visit Puerto Morelos in 3 days
In order to help you make the most of your time at this destination, in this article we’d like to share this three-day itinerary in Puerto Morelos, arranged in a mix of fun, relaxing and vibrant activities.
DAY 1: Spend a day enjoying nature.
Discover the second largest barrier reef in the world. Here, you can engage in water activities such as diving, windsurfing, kayaking, or explore the hundreds of corals and marine life with your snorkeling gear. Enjoy the vibrant spectacle of colors before your eyes; it will be an unforgettable experience.
Visit the crocodile farm. Here, you will find different species and sizes of crocodiles, and you can also get to know other animals such as boas, ocelots, and deer.
DAY 2: Visit Maroma Beach
The second morning you can spend it in Maroma, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area for its white sand and its peaceful waters. To get there you must have booked in advance your ride by catamaran (sailing boat).
At mid-afternoon, you can take a tour through the cenotes of crystalline waters such as La Noria or Verde Lucero, where you can swim, dive, ride zip lines or rent a motorcycle to explore the surrounding jungle.
Back at the hotel, you can enjoy a soothing massage at the palapa. For dinner, you can hit the Hacienda Arrecife restaurant, which on top of its joyful atmosphere offers you a full Mexican menu and a variety of 50 tequilas!
DAY 3: Walk through the streets of Puerto Morelos
Enjoy the tranquility of this place, discover different restaurants and local shops. Indulge in a breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of its cafés or restaurants. Don't forget to take home a souvenir offered by the handicraft stores. A must-visit is the leaning lighthouse; you can't leave without a photo next to this lighthouse that has endured the passage of several hurricanes.
DAY 4: Snorkeling
Before saying goodbye to Puerto Morelos, you cannot miss going snorkeling on the reef. By being surrounded by colorful corals and tropical fish, we’re absolutely sure that this beautiful landscape will overwhelm you and connect you again with the natural spirit.
In the afternoon, you can visit the Yaax 'Ché botanical garden, a 16-acre sanctuary for the regional flora and fauna, where you can also admire an archaeological site and ride through a hanging bridge.
And for the finale, you can take a walk by the mangrove area (on the access road to the village) or go buy a souvenir at the Handicraft Market.
No matter how brief or extensive your visit to Puerto Morelos is, we guarantee that the time you spend at this jewel of the Caribbean will be so stimulating... that you’ll die to get back!
DAY 5: Swimming with dolphins
Swimming with Dolphins at Delphinus is one of the highlights of a Puerto Morelos vacation. Another must-do is the Cenote Route that spans 35 km and connects 60 different cenotes. If you’re visiting the Riviera Maya, be sure to take in the beauty and tranquility of Puerto Morelos.
DAY:6 Spend a day enjoying the beaches
Thanks to their fine sand and gentle waves, the beaches in Puerto Morelos are ideal for family enjoyment, especially if you have children. You can spend a day sunbathing or engage in activities such as kayaking or learning to windsurf. These are perfect activities for the whole family.
As you can see, Puerto Morelos is a place where you can spend days full of fun and tranquility. It's ideal for visiting with your whole family and experiencing the area's great biodiversity. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Mexico.