Ocean, Sun & Tequila: 9 Best Things To Do In Puerto Morelos, Mexico

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Mexico is famous for its hot sun, sandy hot beaches, blue ocean and of course tequila. There are a couple places all tourists go, like Cancun, Mexico City or Punta Mita, but Mexico has also a lot of wonderful places not so common among tourists which make them even more worth visiting. Quiet fishing village Puerto Morelos is one of those places.

It’s located just between Cancun and Playa del Carmen on the east side of Yucatan by the Caribbean Sea. Many call this village a “Jewel of the Caribbean” because it’s Mexico’s best-kept secret. Full of sandy beaches, attractions for whole families and opportunities for those who are seeking an adventure, Puerto Morelos should be on everybody’s must-visit list. Did I mention the village offers some of the best sports fishing in the world?

Check out the best things to do in Puerto Morelos here:

1. Croco Cun Zoo

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Have you ever watched the Crocodile Hunter? Have you ever wondered what it is like to touch a crocodile or dreamt of being like Steve Irwin? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions then Croco Cun Zoo is a place for you!

During a 60 to 75-minute guided tour, you’ll have a chance to touch and hold different kind of animals, including crocodiles. Their mission is to inspire a passion for nature and wildlife and so far they’re doing an awesome job. The cost of a tour in English is 30 USD for adult and 20 USD for children. You can get there by taxi and bus from Puerto Morales, Cancun or Playa del Carmen.

Croco Cun Zoo

Address: Carretera Cancun - Tulum Km 31, 77580 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico

Website: Croco Cun Zoo

2. Free snorkeling by the Hotel Ojo de Aqua (from USD 55)

Everyone loves snorkeling. Cooling water, colorful fish and lots of fun. But the truth is, it can be sometimes expensive to rent a boat with a captain and all the gear. You don’t need to worry about losing that fun, just because you want to save some money.

Hotel Ojo de Aqua gives really good access to the reef and big fish. There is also safe buoy line with resting floats in case you’d have to rest a little bit. The water is also not very deep, so you can see everything perfectly. So as long as you have a mask, don’t waste money or time on guided trips, just check out this nice shore snorkeling possibility!


Hotel Ojo De Agua

Address: Hotel Ojo De Agua, Ave. Javier Rojo Gómez Mz 2 Lote 16 SM2, Puerto Morelos, Cancun

24-hour security First aid kit available Free WiFi Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Airport shuttle Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus WiFi Available Face masks for guests available

3. Jardín Botanico

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Established in 1982 garden is one of the largest botanic gardens in Mexico. In that little piece of the conserved forest, you can find a lot of representative Yucatan plants, including a lot of kinds of cactuses, palms or medicinal plants. You can take the trail through the garden, which is about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) long and will take you through the most important parts of the garden with not only interesting plants but also a traditional Mayan house and Mayan archaeological site.

Jardin Botanico

Address: El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Av. Centenario Km 5.5, AP 424 Chetumal Quintana Roo 77000 Mexico

Website: Jardin Botanico

4. Cenote La Noria

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Do you know that one scene in every adventure movie where the main character walks through the forest and suddenly falls down and finds himself inside some beautiful underground cave? That’s the way most of Mexican Cenotes were found. “Cenote” is a Spanish word for water pit. In the past, they were sometimes used by Mayans for sacrificial offerings.

Today they are beautiful places to swim and also a perfect spot for some good photographs. One of the most popular cenotes around Puerto Morelos is Cenote La Noria, the clear blue underground water pit, where you can jump and splash as long as you want. Just remember it’s pretty deep, 70 meters (235 feet).

Cenote La Noria

Address: Ruta de los Cenotes, Puerto Morelos 77500, Mexico

Website: Cenote La Noria

5. Tanning on the beach

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No one has to tell you that one of the most important attractions is just relaxing on a sandy beach by the blue water. And Puerto Morelos, as a getaway to the Mayan Riviera, has a lot of amazing beaches to offer. The main one is right in the city center with some nice smooth sand. Most of the beaches to the north and south belong to the resorts. Ocean Coral and Turquesa is one of them most famous and is located to the north of the town.

Ocean Coral and Turquesa

Address: Lote 1-02, 1-03, Predio María Irene, S.M. 12, Mza. 15, 77580 Puerto Morelos, QROO, Mexico

Website: Ocean Coral & Turquesa Resort

6. Cenote Zapote Ecoparque

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For every adventure seeker, Cenote Zapote Ecopark is the place to go. Their amazing fun packages include a lot of different activities, some more extreme and some a little less. Starting with amazing cenotes swims, going on zipline rides (aquatic or across the jungle), and ending on bicycle tours. If you’d like they can even arrange a wedding in the Mayan style!

Cenote Zapote Ecoparque

Address: Ruta de los Cenotes, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Website: Cenote Zapote

7. Delphinus Puerto Morelos

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Dolphins are some of the cutest mammals that ever existed. And you can swim with them! You can play with them, touch their incredible soft skin and just let them wonder around you and poke you with those long funny noses. But Delphinus Puerto Morelos isn’t just there to give a chance to interact with those beautiful animals, they’re also there to educate about environment and conservation of marine mammals. The park is open from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Swims with dolphins usually take around 45 minutes and prices vary depending on the size of the group and the type of swim.

Delphinus Puerto Morelos

Address: Boulevard El Cid 15 No. 77580 Puerto Morelos

Website: Delphinus

8. Look for sharks with Dive with Ruben

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Sharks are that kind of animal that both scare and fascinate us. Even though we don’t want to meet one while swimming in the ocean, we really would like to see one and for sure everyone will say “yes” if they get a proposition to look for some. So you can say “yes” to Dive with Ruben, who will take you for an unforgettable expedition in search of sharks in the Caribbean Sea. And that adventure will cost you only 170 USD. Just know you need to have some diving experience to dive with sharks.

Dive with Ruben

Address: Av. Javier Rojo Gómez SM 2, Mz 2 Lote 2-8, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya (inside Hotel Gota de Agua)

Website: Dive with Ruben

9. Authentic Mexican cooking class (from USD 131.0)

If you like Mexican Kitchen, Puerto Morelos gives you a possibility to learn that craft. During the class, you will learn how to make one or two light snacks and Mexican “Comida Fuerte,” a hearty lunch. You’ll also learn amazing traditions and culture of Mexican food. A small group gives you the perfect personal experience. The class takes around 4 or 5 hours and the cost is about 130 USD.

Puerto Morelos Authentic Mexican Cooking Small-Group Class

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

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Puerto Morelos Coast
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As you can see, Puerto Morales has everything that Mexico can offer to every type of traveler and explorer. The only thing you gotta do is go!

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