Puerto Morelos is a small fishing village nestled in between the growing cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. In spite of the size and growth of its neighbors, Puerto Morelos has retained its small town charm. The downtown area of Puerto Morelos has a nice plaza and several small, shop-lined streets.
While the beach in Puerto Morelos isn't as visually breathtaking as you can find in some of the surrounding areas, what it lacks in awe-inspiring colors it makes up for in its amazingly relaxed and family-friendly vibe. A walk up and down the beach in Puerto Morelos will not only allow you to experience the town's coastal beauty, but also the diverse restaurants and bars that are open for all. No, here you won't find the mega-resorts taking up all of the beachfront property and making its use exclusive to their guests. In Puerto Morelos, locals and tourists alike can enjoy a day at the beach in all its tropical goodness.
Puerto Morelos has a lot of smaller hotels and posadas throughout the downtown area as well as a number of vacation rental properties. The larger resorts such as the Excellence Riviera Cancun, Now Sapphire and the Dreams Riviera Cancun are just to the north, and the Now Jade and Marina El Cid, lie further to the south. Some of the smaller hotels include El Moro and Hacienda Morelos. Your choice of hotel depends as much on your budget as it does on the type of vacation experience you would like to have. When it doubt, don't hesitate to contact our travel gurus for personalized assistance.
Whether you stay in an all-inclusive enclave or a small hotel in the center of town, you'll definitely want to check out some of the culinary delights that Puerto Morelos has in store for your appetite. Some of the more popular restaurants in Puerto Morelos include El Nicho, Tacos.com, Al Chimichurri, El Merkadito, La Playita, and My Little Italy, among many others.
The laid-back vibe of this charming fishermen's town means that the number one activity here hands down is nothing more and nothing less than beach bumming. Nevertheless, some of the best snorkeling in the entire Riviera Maya can be done at the Mesoamerican Reef, which is the second longest in the world behind Australia's Great Barrier Reef, right off the coast of Puerto Morelos. A bike ride around town should also be on your agenda as should a simple stroll down the beach at sunset. Other great Puerto Morelos activities include:
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