Puerto Morelos Vacations

Known for its pristine beaches, Puerto Morelos is just 20 km south of Cancun. Perfect for a quiet beach vacation Puerto Morelos is a tranquil fishing village, resort, and diving destination. With just two main streets you can walk from one end of the village to the other in just 15 minutes. In the center of the town is a pier where you can find ... Read more
snorkel and sport fishing boats. Just out of town is a man made harbor where yacht's and larger boats can be docked. The main draw of Puerto Morelos is its underwater reef which is part of the Great Mesoamerican Reef and perfect for snorkeling or diving.

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Like most tropical regions, the Yucatan Peninsula has a wet and dry season. The region’s wet season (May to November) is hot, humid and rainy with the occasional hurricane blowing in. Despite poor weather, July ... Read more
and August are popular times for foreign and Mexican tourists to visit. However, if you’re dreaming of a sunny beach vacation, head here in the dry season (late November to February) when the weather milder and less rainy. Unfortunately, you won’t be alone on that white sand beach (especially if you’re planning a Christmas vacation: tourism peaks from mid-December to early January, which drives up prices), but at least you’ll get to bask in the sun without it raining on your parade.

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Cancun, Mexico

Puerto Morelos is a little fishing village just south of Cancun. It has one of the best protected reefs in Mexico with beautifully preserved coral and tons of colorful fish. The central square has the beach on one side and shops and restaurants (and the church of course) on the other three. You can walk everywhere. The local people are lovely and speak quite a bit of English. The expat community is close knit and very much like an extended family. Try eating at a different restaurant for every meal while you are there and you won't run out of place to eat. Its a foodie delight! While you are there, don't forget to visit La Colonia (the part of the village on the other side of the highway) It is where most of the locals live and has fantastic and very authentic Mexican food. Churros (fried doughnuts) at the park in a street cart are one of my favorite things to snack on. Well, then there is the corn in a cup, and the hot chocolate, and the homemade popsicles, and the friend bananas covered in chocolate, and...I could go on and on....Love it!

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My favorite hidden-in-plain-sight town in the Riviera Maya. It still has a nice small-town vibe, it isn't hip at all and it has a bunch of great restaurants. And a fantastic bookstore. Oh, and the reef offshore is in great shape. It's the perfect place to rent an apartment for a week and just chill out.

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Irvine, California, USA

Great beach, excellent snorkeling. Place to visit in the Maya riviera. Book a snorekling tour to make it a complete journey

Newport Beach, California, USA

Puerto Morelos is kinda like what the Big Island is to hawaii. It is touristy enough to draw visitors, but it remains small and quaint enough that it has not become a spring break destination. The town is entertaining at night and the beaches are great 24 hours a day.

United States

Great option for a snorkelling day trip

San Pedro, Nuevo Leon

Very relax place to enjoy beach view, bars and rest close 11 pm the latest

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Male, Maldives

i liked it

Mexico City, Mexico

Rompe las olas surfeando en Puerto Morelos. El oleaje que acompaña a este pequeño pueblo de pescadores en Riviera Maya es ideal para tomar la tabla y aventurarte a aprender o perfeccionar tu técnica de surf. Al acabar mi jornada de practica visité el Colectivo de Artesanos, un mercado de artistas locales donde puedes comprar joyas, cerámicas o ropa hecha a mano. ¡Una magnífica manera de apoyar el comercio local!

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Orange, California

Soooo pretty! Soft sand!

San Diego, California