Puerto Morelos

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Puerto Morelos which includes a coastal town, tropical scenes and a beach

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.

Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
4.5 out of 5
Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is $406 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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.
3.9/5 Good! (1,926 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

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Haven Riviera Cancun All Inclusive - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Haven Riviera Cancun All Inclusive - All Inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Ctra. Federal 307, Chetumal – Pto, Juarez, KM 335 Puerto Morelos, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is $473 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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 ...
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"Great resort. I will return to this location"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

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Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort
Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort
4.5 out of 5
Highway 307, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is $460 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
This Puerto Morelos property is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Petempich Bay and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (37 reviews)
"The swimming pool was so small compared to the number of hotel rooms, but it was quite fun. Poor service for who come with disability child or person or someone who has handicap. There is no disability lift or system for pool area none of two pool. Also wheelchair accessible way is only one side ..."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

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Casa Velero Puerto Morelos
Casa Velero Puerto Morelos
3 out of 5
Av. Rafael Melgar, SMZ 2, MZ 4, Lote 4, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is $74 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
Situated in Puerto Morelos, this apartment building is steps from Ojo de Agua Beach and Puerto Morelos Town Square. Puerto Morelos Beach is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (12 reviews)
"The Casa is a wonderful old style Mexican hotel, nice clean rooms, a great deck with small pool for all to use and hang out in the afternoon or evening. Close to all stores, beach restaurants etc. What really makes Casa Valero a great place to stay is the manager/host Debra. If the owners are smart, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

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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 $161 per night from Feb 18 to Feb 19
Nestled on the beach, this Puerto Morelos aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ojo de Agua Beach, Puerto Morelos Town Square, and Puerto Morelos Beach. Puerto ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (154 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay at Condos Vela's. The staff was friendly and Ami at the front desk was especially helpful, helping us to upgrade our room and get transportation. The property is well maintained, right on the beach and was very comfortable, especially the bed. We will be back in about six ..."

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Velas Condos
Corales Suites
Corales Suites
3 out of 5
Av Javier Rojo Gomez, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is $103 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ojo de Agua Beach, Puerto Morelos Beach, and Puerto Morelos Town Square. Artisans ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (226 reviews)
"The staff was amazing!!! The apt. Could use a bit of paint but it was definately what we were looking for!"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Corales Suites
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