As Mexico's Caribbean coast continues to expand its development, some areas manage to retain the small town feel that began drawing crowds in the first place. This is true of Puerto Morelos, a spot that is popular among tourists without being overdeveloped. With the barrier reef just off the coast, diving and snorkeling are the top activity, but it also makes for some pretty good fishing. On shore, there is a pleasant market for shoppers to take advantage of, and cenote diving is an exciting alternative to reef diving.
You'll be spending most of your time outdoors when visiting Puerto Morelos enjoying the wonderful weather. Even when traveling, many choose the openness of bicycles and scooters over air-conditioned vehicles.
If you are thinking about seeing the sights at a slower pace, there is one place that can help. To find out more about bike and scooter rentals, visit this page.
Puerto Morelos is a lesser known area that has dive sites of the same quality as Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. In addition though, Puerto Morelos has an assortment of cenotes and caves that can be a fun challenge for experienced divers.
There are 11 dive services and at least 10 different dive sites to choose from. Follow this link to see our page about diving in this area.
The second largest barrier reef in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef, begins just off Puerto Morelos, and fishermen staying in the area should have no problem finding a charter in the city to take them out.
If you have some avid fishermen in your group, they'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 5 charter operators in this area. To learn about more deep sea fishing in this area, read this page.
Plenty of golfers frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 4 different golf courses. Some of the area courses include El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and The Nicklaus Design Golf Course. Click on the name of the course for a detailed guide to the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. Those wanting to find out more concerning golf courses throughout Riviera Maya can do so by clicking on this link.
Take a moment to read this table to see local providers that will help you spend some time on the open water.
|Boating and Day-Sailing Provider||--||0.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos||Mexico|
If you want to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators use this link.
If you have some avid shoppers traveling with you, they might be interested to know that there are at least 23 retailers in this area. Click on this link to read our page regarding shopping in Puerto Morelos and nearby.
You should set aside some time for enjoying the culture, sounds and sights of Puerto Morelos. Among other things, the area has 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Those visitors who enjoy the natural environment are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To read more about area sightseeing attractions, go to this article.
The following chart summarizes more details concerning a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.
|Alltournative Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||19.0 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(998) 241-2855||11.7 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||5.3 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Goyo's Jungle Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Mayan Station ATV Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||2.5 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(984) 140-5109||Downtown Playa del Carmen, 19.8 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||Central Puerto Morelos|
If you love to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Puerto Morelos. To learn about more snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.
Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 8 spas that operate in this area. You can go to this extended discussion regarding spas in the area if you need additional details.
If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following information may help with you make a decision. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort||2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos||2|
|El Dorado Royale||5.8 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos||2|
|Iberostar Paraiso Maya||8.4 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos||6|
|2.3 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos||3|
|Iberostar Paraiso Lindo||Central Puerto Morelos||8|
|Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa||9.3 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos||2|
|Now Jade Riviera Cancun||Central Puerto Morelos||6|
For instance, Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The following table provides a few details concerning other activities.
|Atlantida at Parque Nizuc||Dolphin Encounter Service||--||12.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Watersports Operator||--||0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Central Puerto Morelos|
|Wet'n Wild||Amusement/Theme Park||(998) 193-2000||12.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
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