Activities in Puerto Morelos

Photo credit: © Grand Mayan Riviera Maya

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. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

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 considering exploring the area in the open air there is one place that can help you. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, go to this article about bike and scooter rental options.


Puerto Morelos Diving

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 interesting dive sites to choose from. To read our detailed guide to scuba diving in this area, see this page.


Riviera Maya Fishing

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 there are some avid fishermen in your group, they're in luck -- 5 charter fishing services are located in this area. Anyone needing to get more information concerning fishing in this area can do so here.


The Nicklaus Design Golf Course

If you have some golfing fans vacationing with you, they're in luck -- there are 4 courses in this area. The area courses include The Nicklaus Design Golf Course, El Camaleon Mayakoba, and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club. Just click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more. To find out about other golf courses throughout Riviera Maya, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

View the following table to read more about local providers that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Puerto Morelos
Name Type Phone Location
Snorkel Tour Cooperative Morelos Boating and Day-Sailing Provider -- 0.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos Mexico

If you'd like to learn about marinas and charter operators visit this page.


Mexico Blue Dream

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they're not completely out of luck -- at least 23 retailers are located in this area. Click this link to visit our page dedicated to shopping in Puerto Morelos and nearby.


El Faro Lighthouse

Also plan on spending some time enjoying the sights and sounds of daily life in Puerto Morelos. Among other sights, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Assuming you enjoy being outside will frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Click this link to view our article concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services In And Around Puerto Morelos
Name Type Phone Location
Alltournative Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 19.0 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Boca del Puma Travel and Tour Operators (998) 241-2855 11.7 mi. West of Central Puerto Morelos
Camel Safari Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- 5.3 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Playa Deep Sea Fishing Charters and Adventures Travel and Tour Operators (984) 140-5109 Downtown Playa del Carmen, 19.8 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Rancho Grande Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Central Puerto Morelos


Puerto Morelos Snorkeling

If you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Puerto Morelos. For a more comprehensive look at snorkeling, go to this article about snorkeling options.


Brio Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 9 spas in this area. To navigate to our complete page about spas, read this page.


Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort

If you like playing tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Puerto Morelos
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort 2.7 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos 2 check
El Dorado Royale 5.8 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos 2 check check
Iberostar Paraiso Maya 8.4 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos 6 check
Paradisus Riviera Cancun 2.3 mi. North of Central Puerto Morelos 3 check
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Central Puerto Morelos 8 check
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa 9.3 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos 2 check
Now Jade Riviera Cancun Central Puerto Morelos 6

For example, Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.