All about Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Puerto Morelosthe best of the Riviera Maya.       

(see photos and aerial tour below)

    The village of Puerto Morelos is a very safe and unhurried fishing village less than 1/2 hour from the international airport at Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo.  Its modest port welcomes small cargo ships, sailboats and yachts and the Cozumel freight ferry (it no longer takes autos or passengers). 

    Life here revolves around the sea and for generations local men in their fishing launches have provided fresh seafood.  [See dining guide].  Now colorful boats take tourists snorkeling, diving, or sport fishing, all equipment included. 

    The magnificent reef just offshore is a protected Marine National Park, consequently snorkeling is as good as anywhere on the Riviera Maya.*   Puerto Morelos is a great place for kids and adults; safe, with very little traffic and a pleasant residential mix of Mexicans, Canadians, Europeans, and Americans.   It seems that everyone who visits wants to throw their anchor here and live life a little less hectic and lot more serene.  PM’s nightlife is confined to star-gazing, dinner at one of our great little restaurants, or a live band at a beach bar.  But its ideal location, a half hour from Cancún and Playa del Carmen, means you’re close enough to enjoy the glitz and shopping of the cities, but without the hassle.

    Puerto Morelos’ magnificent shoreline features a brilliant blue Caribbean Sea and fine white sand — the kind of sand that never burns your feet.  The entire coast offers long stretches of sugar-white, palm tree lined sand, secret grottos, tropical coves, and mysterious Maya ruins.  Deep, clear cenotes speckle the craggy limestone land of the ancient Maya.  Why not click to book our beach-front condo or in-town apartments to stay awhile and explore.

     Major nearby attractions are the Croco Cun Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Xplor, Xel-Ha, and Xcaret water parks.  PM is also a great base for discovering the Yucatán peninsula's Maya ruins at Tulum, Chichen Itzá, Cobá, and Ek Balam, or natural wonders such as Sian Ka’an Biosphere, Aktun Chen caves, Xkeken Cenote, and the flamingos of Rio Largartos.   Stay at our place and you’ll never want to go home!   

See our photos below and CLICK HERE for an aerial tour of Puerto Morelos.  The tour begins over the town square park, select “arrecifes” from the pull down menu and see the big pool and gardens of Playasol.


*We have a favorite boat captain, “Charlie Brown,” a displaced native Hawaiian who offers wonderful snorkel trips.  Arrange an early morning trip (best time) at 998-148-7647.  Tell him we sent you.