Introducing holidays to Puerto Morelos
If you are looking for a relaxing Mexican getaway and are not a fan of the huge resorts, then the small former fishing village of Puerto Morelos is a great choice of resort. With its laid back vibes and stunning Caribbean beaches, it is perfect for relaxing on the beautiful shores of the Mayan Riviera, snorkelling in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea and sampling Mexico’s famous spicy cuisine. Nestled between the livelier resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos offers you a great mix of relaxation and adventure – with enough bars and restaurants to keep you entertained by night. The region is a great way to experience Mexico’s natural beauty, with the colourful coral reef attracting divers from around the world and the botanical gardens an exciting showcase of the Mexico’s wildlife. And with guaranteed year-round sunshine, it will definitely be one to remember! So, kick back and soak up the magic of Mexico for less with loveholidays.com.
At a glance
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +-5
- Average flight time: 11h 0m
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Life’s a beach
Puerto Morelos is home to a long, pristine stretch of white sandy beach to fulfil all of your Caribbean dreams. Palm trees sway next to the shore, the waters are warm and clear and the sands are fine and soft. This entire stretch of the Mayan Riviera boasts breathtaking Caribbean beaches, and Puerto Morelos more than holds its own! The main beach is a short, easy walk from the centre of town. To the north and south of this stretch you’ll find smaller, private beaches owned by hotels and beach clubs. You’ll find sun loungers and a few beach umbrellas, but the beaches retain a tranquil feel, perfect for spending a relaxing day in the sunshine. The waters here are shallow and sheltered, making it a great family holiday destination. You can easily visit the livelier beaches of Cancun and Playa del Carmen for a day to mix things up a bit.
Puerto Morelos may have kept that small town feel but you’ll find some great activities and attractions to keep everyone entertained.
The abundant wildlife in this area of Mexico is exotic and beautiful. Take a trip to Croco Cun Zoo to learn more about the area’s native wildlife and introduce the kids to some of the captivating local species, from spider monkeys to beautiful jungle ocelot cats. You’ll have the chance to get interactive with the animals and discover more about the importance of conservation during this fun family day out. Or how about an unforgettable experience swimming with dolphins? Head to Delphinus Morelos to meet these gorgeous creatures.
Nature lovers should take a trip to Puerto Morelos’ botanic gardens to enjoy a stunning walk through rainforest habitat and past ancient ruins, admiring the colourful plants and flowers along the way. A visit to the area’s renowned ‘cenotes’, or underwater caves, is also a must. Head into the jungle on a quad bike tour to find the picturesque Cenotes Kin-Ha on your day of adventure.
If you love to pick up some souvenirs on your holiday, don’t miss the Puerto Morelos Flea Market, which sells artisan arts and crafts in a lovely laid-back atmosphere.