Your Guide for Things to Do in Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Welcome to paradise! Puerto Morelos is a quiet fishing village on the beach just south of Cancun and north of Playa del Carmen. While you’re probably looking forward to some quiet relaxation time on the beach or by the pool in this beautiful warm weather, maybe you’d also like to venture out and experience some culture or a new adventure. Here are a few of the great things this town and surrounding areas have to offer.
On the Beach
For your convenience, you may rent sailboats, kayaks, boogie boards and jet skis right on the beach. There are also people that will arrange for snorkeling trips to a protected national park reef right off the pier in Puerto Morelos. You can expect some spectacular views here!
Marina El Cid
A quick 5 minute walk from the resort. There are lots of activities going on in the marina, for your group of friends, and some for the whole family!
If you’re ready to try an exciting deep sea fishing excursion, you can join a group expedition or charter a private boat.
Puerto Morelos is one of the prime destination for big game fish, where you can expect to find a variety:
- White and blue marlin
- King mackerel
The Snorkel Tour will take you out on a journey to the second largest reef in the world, filled with incredible diversity from seahorses, turtles, and giant lobsters, not to mention the healthy and protected corals and reefs.
This two hour tour will provide snorkeling gear, bottled water and soft drinks.
Sail and Snorkel on a Catamaran. If you want to enjoy a nice boating tour of everything the area has to offer, including the most beautiful beaches in the world and an open bar, try this 5 hour tour on a 44-foot catamaran. Cruise around the waters, snorkel at the Puerto Morelos National Park reef, visit the best beaches, and sail back to enjoy an included lunch.
Enjoy a family-friendly adventure where you can get up close and personal with these friendly dolphins and give your family or friends memories that will last a lifetime.
Every Fall, grey whales migrate from the Northern Bering Sea to the Sea of Cortez. If you come at the right time, you could be in for a spectacular show! Enjoy a private tour or join a tour on a super panga. The tours are 5 hours and include 1 bottle of water, 2 sodas, chips and peanuts for each guest.
Isla de la Piedra is a quiet getaway. The 5 hour excursion starts with a boat tour around Mazatlán Harbor, followed by lunch with an open bar on a pristine beach. After, you can choose from two activities to enjoy: horseback riding, banana boat rides, kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball.
Water Toy Rentals
There are plenty of water toys to go around, from jet skis, kayaks, sailboats, and more!
In the town of Puerto Morelos there is great shopping for local arts and a bargain-friendly flea market as well. The town offers many excellent and very inexpensive restaurants, wine bars, and shops. On many weekends, you can find little festivals at night where artisans come to sell their wares and often times there will be bands playing. There are also a few cooking schools in the area if you’d like to take a few truly authentic recipes home with you.
Willing to Drive a Little?
There are many other adventures just a little bit away from the resort which can be very well worth the trip. Not much of a tour person? No problem. The resort’s Concierge Department can arrange for a private driver to take you wherever you want to go and will stay with you through the day. For example, if you and a friend want to see the Tulum ruins, hire a driver to take you there for a couple hours hours and then head into downtown Tulum for lunch on the beach. On the way back stop into the town of Akumal and Akumal beach for some great snorkeling or diving to see lots of turtles! (Akumal means “Place of the Turtle”)
There are lots of diving adventures available, from diving into cenotes, swimming with bull sharks, to sharing the water with the world’s largest known fish, the whale shark (this is a snorkeling trip). Some of the excursions require more advanced diving certifications, but lessons are available!
There are activity combo tours which can be more affordable if your family wants to enjoy as many adventures as possible!
If you’re a golfer, Mexico has some very highly rated golf courses that will challenge you, and take your breath away.
Chichen Itza: explore one of the 7 World Wonders. With the tour you’ll have the expertise of a guide to tell you the history of the site, including the most famous pyramid Kukulcan, which has 91 steps on four sides, and the platform on top, adding up to 365, representing our modern calendar.
Every equinox thousands of people come to see the shadow phenomenon of the serpent descending the steps.
Tulum: A smaller site, but still fascinating and this tour provides other activities to enjoy after seeing the ruins.
There is plenty more to do than what is listed here. If you find other adventures you love, let us know!