This enchanting fishing village is located 30 minutes South of Cancun ( 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport ) and 20 minutes north of Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo Mexico. Puerto Morelos remains a quiet fishing village, perfect for lying on the white-sand beach and reading, with the occasional foray into snorkeling, diving, windsurfing or kayaking.
Its perfect location makes is accessible to both resorts destination, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, in a blink of an eye. A perfect place to enjoy life and relax, a unique vacation spot in the Mayan Riviera.
The National Maritime Park, part of the Grand Mayan Reef the world's second largest barrier reef, is only 800 meters from shore hence the area worldwide known as ideal for diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and other water activities. The reef is close to the surface and easy to snorkel, and it protects the coast from storm surges.
Today, the town still remains small and relatively undiscovered despite the rapid growth around it. Perfect if you want a place to relax and enjoy the white sand beaches without the crowds. Puerto Morelos also offers some of the best restaurants in the area. With over 40 different dining locations, you will find something to suite everyone`s tastes. From fresh fish to great steaks to yummy desserts, we have it all.
What to do in Puerto Morelos
Snorkeling: Puerto Morelos’ most spectacular attraction is its reef filled with hundreds of varieties of fish, sea life and corals. This underwater playground is located directly in front of the village. Because this is a Marine Reserve, snorkeling must be done with a guide. At the reef you can see rays, lobster, eels, nurse sharks, turtles and more…
Fishing: Puerto Morelos offers world class fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Bonito and Barracuda.
Tours can be arranged through the local dive shops or right on the pier. Enjoy the fine Restaurants and Cafés: A Pleasant Surprise…. Puerto Morelos offers world class cuisine! In our town you will find some of the best restaurants in the Yucatan. There are excellent coffee houses, restaurants and a bake….did we mention worldwide variety... And you can even find a bar to enjoy a drink or two!
Relax and Enjoy Life: Along the crowded Mayan Rivera, Puerto Morelos is a quiet departure, where life moves slowly and stress is a foreign concept. It’s a great place to work on your Spanish, get a massage, take a yoga class or just hang out in a hammock…..umm life could be this easy…….. You bet!