Puerto Morelos

Travel Guide
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.

Ocean Coral & Turquesa All Inclusive
Ocean Coral & Turquesa All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Super manzana 12, Lote 1-05, Puerto Morelos, QROO, 77580
The price is $359 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
$359
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Puerto Morelos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,087 reviews)
"It was a great fun place. The nightly entertainment was great."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

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Sensira Resort & Spa Riviera Maya – All Inclusive
Sensira Resort & Spa Riviera Maya – All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
KM 27.5 Carr. Cancún - Tulum Mz 40 Lt 16, Puerto Morelos, QROO, 77580
The price is $385 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$385
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Puerto Morelos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Moon Palace Golf Club and Petempich ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (440 reviews)
"Great things: location, service, people, food choices, our room, concierge, multiple activities (zip-line, chess, blocks, trampoline, sports, etc) - overall we had a blast and truly enjoyed our vacation. Things I would change: - kid's club had movies going on all the time from open to close, despite ..."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Sensira Resort & Spa Riviera Maya – All Inclusive
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, 77580
The price is $434 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
$434
per night
Feb 28 - Mar 1
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Puerto Morelos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 8 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,916 reviews)
"The property was beautiful over all. However , the rooms could be a little cleaner. The room had a mildew smell from the curtains. The wall are a tad bit thin as well . The dinning options are ok."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino
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Sol y Luna
Sol y Luna
3 out of 5
Abora 25, Puerto Morelos, QROO, 77580
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Puerto Morelos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions El Rey Polo Country Club and Sanctuary ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
map of location deceiving
"The place is a condo. We were led to believe by the map that we were downtown Puerto Moralis which was not the case. We were extremely disappointed to find that we were a 10 minute drive up the highway."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Sol y Luna
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, 77580
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Puerto Morelos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (194 reviews)
"The common area around the pool was fabulous for meeting people and entertaining our friends!"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Velas Condos
Abbey del Sol
Abbey del Sol
3 out of 5
Av. Niños Heroes 806, Puerto Morelos, QROO, 77580
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Puerto Morelos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (21 reviews)
"Clean"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Abbey del Sol
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