What to do in Puerto Morelos
From enjoying its beaches, its gastronomy, walking its streets and living an adventure in one of its mystical cenotes, these are just some of the things to do in Puerto Morelos.
But no, this is not just another place in the Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos is very different from all the other municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo, where parties, bars, plazas and cinemas make their presence felt.
Puerto Morelos is surrounded by a great calmness that its streets possess, a pleasant tranquility among nature, but don’t be fooled because this small place will surprise you with all the series and quantity of activities that it has prepared for you.
The city of Puerto Morelos is located very close to the city of Cancun. It is only 38k from downtown and 25.6 km from the airport and getting to Puerto Morelos from Cancun is very easy.
There are different ways to get to Puerto Morelos, however, the most recommended is through our private transportation service. Remember that we have excellent units, affordable prices and we guarantee a unique travel experience to your destination.
What to do in Puerto Morelos
There are many activities to do in Puerto Morelos and many things to see that will impress you, swimming, walking, enjoying its gastronomy, practicing water sports or knowing different natural spectacles are just some of the things you can do in this growing town.
Walk its streets
Puerto Morelos is exactly a town because it still has that particular charm and tranquility of a fishing village, which is combined with the beach life and the thick Mayan jungle giving an impressive nuance that leaves enchanted to all who are given the opportunity to visit it.
Being in this beautiful town one of the things to do is to tour it by bike, walking or in a golf cart, where you will find a beautiful picturesque square that has restaurants, stores, cafes, bars, among others.
Visit “El Faro”
The Leaning Lighthouse is the representative icon of Puerto Morelos and which attracts a lot of attention from visitors, and has a great history that is worth knowing. This icon of the city can be found at the main entrance to the beaches of the city.
This lighthouse keeps the history of one of the strongest hurricanes that hit the state of Quintana Roo many years ago and almost knocked it down. It did not succeed, however it left as a reminder of the force of nature the inclination that has become an icon of the city.
Diving on the Cañonero Boat
E his ship was intentionally sunk on October 28, 2000 to turn it into an artificial reef and which is exactly 30 meters deep and 2 kilometers from the shore of one of the beaches of Puerto Morelos which makes it ideal for surfing.
The cannon boat has three decks to explore, on the upper deck is common to see large rays, fish over 150 kilos, among others, to get to this place you must make a boat trip that lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Just 14 kilometers south of Puerto Morelos and on the way to Playa del Carmen is Playa Secreto, one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Mexico and certainly one of the most uncongested of the Riviera Maya, yes of the entire Riviera Maya.
Playa Secreto is a beach of intense turquoise blue waters and soft white sand that so far is off the radar of tourists, the few stores that are near Playa Secreto provide for all the needs that visitors have.
If one of the experiences you want to live is to be able to swim with dolphins, then it is without a doubt one of the things to do in Puerto Morelos because in this destination you will find the ideal place to do it, Delphinus is an organization that offers the most charming experience in the entire Mexican Caribbean to swim with dolphins.
Puerto Morelos Reef National Park
Puerto Morelos Reef National Park is located 35 kilometers from Cancun and 34 kilometers from Playa del Carmen, this park is part of the great barrier reef of the Great Western Atlantic Reef Belt which was declared in 1998 as a natural protected area.
If you like adventure this is the perfect opportunity, because in this reef you can snorkel or dive in its thousand kilometers extension, however you want a quieter plan you can also swim in its crystal clear waters in a specifically delicate place where the waves are no more than 15 cm, ideal for children.
One of the biggest advantages of Puerto Morelos and one of its main attractions is the well-known route of the cenotes, something that Puerto Morelos and Tulum have in common is to be surrounded by the Mayan jungle and the wonderful Caribbean Sea which allows tourists to enjoy salt water and fresh water a few kilometers away.
In this route of the cenotes you can visit approximately 20 cenotes that make up this route that you can not miss, each of these cenotes has its own characteristic, underground, open air or with caverns are just some of the ones you can find and in which you can enjoy different activities full of adventures.
One of the things to do in Puerto Morelos is definitely to eat, you can not leave here without visiting one of its restaurants, in this place you can get many international restaurants where you can find international dishes fused with typical Mexican food, in Puerto Morelos you can also get many local restaurants with typical food of the area.
Puerto Morelos has more than 20 cenotes, several pristine beaches, animal sanctuaries and many more activities to offer, but we’ll let you discover them on your own on your next visit to Cancun and the Riviera.