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 experiencing the wind in your face, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help. Click here to view our extended discussion of bike and scooter rentals.
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.
You'll find 12 dive services and at least 10 good dive sites in the area. To navigate to our complete page about scuba diving in this area, click here.
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 fishing fanatics traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know 5 charter fishing services are located in this area. To get more information on deep sea fishing in this area, click this link.
If you have some golf fanatics traveling with you, they're in luck -- 4 golf courses are located in this area. Some of the area courses include El Camaleon Mayakoba, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and El Manglar Riviera Maya. To get additional information concerning the course you can click on the name of the course. To learn more about golfing throughout Riviera Maya, visit this page.
More information about firms that can enable you to get out on the open water can be seen in the following table:
|Boating and Day-Sailing Provider||--||0.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos||Mexico|
If you want to learn about charter operators and area marinas follow this link.
If you have some shopping fanatics in your group, they're not totally out of luck -- there are more than 23 retail stores to browse in this area. Click here to find our discussion of shopping in and around Puerto Morelos.
Plan on also spending some time enjoying the culture, sights and sounds of Puerto Morelos. Sights in the area include 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Vacationers who like being outside will probably have a pleasant time visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. For more in-depth coverage of this specific topic, read this article concerning area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.
Take a moment to look through this table to see a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.
|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 exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Puerto Morelos. You can read this article dedicated to snorkeling if you'd like to find additional information.
Relaxing in a spa might be the highlight of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 7 spas that operate in this area. Take advantage of this page dedicated to spas in the area if you want to find more specifics.
If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 8 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of 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|
|Grand Mayan Riviera Maya||7.5 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos||4|
|Now Jade Riviera Cancun||Central Puerto Morelos||6|
For instance, Ocean Coral & Turquesa Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Glance through the following chart for information about other activities. to learn more. for information about other activities.
|Almost Heaven Dive Shop||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(998) 871-0633||0.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Brecko's Watersports||Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Dive Puerto Morelos||Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||0.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Dressel Divers Club Iberostar Playa Paraiso||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(321) 392-2338||8.2 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Watersports Operator||--||0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Reef Snorkeling Tour||Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Central Puerto Morelos|
|Snorkeling Adventure||Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
|Wet Set Divers||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(998) 871-0198||0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos|
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