Puerto Morelos Attractions

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More than anything else, Puerto Morelos is a port town that overseas the comings and goings of tourists and nationals every day of the week.  Although there are a few attractions located directly in town such as a crocodile swamp and a botanical garden, most "things to do" are just outside of city limits.


Playa Secreto

There are a large selection of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some members of your party enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that particular location.

If you want to snorkel, a beach offering that option is Puerto Morelos Beach. This stretch of public sand is flanked by two private resort beaches, but it is equally as beautiful.

A second option to consider is Maroma Beach. A quiet beach worlds away from the busy shores of Cancun, Maroma Beach is typified by 500 acres of white sand and rainforested lands.

Playa Secreto: Playa Secreto is located 20 minutes from the Cancun Airport, off Carretera Federal 307.

Puerto Morelos and the surrounding areas offer a full range of beach choices. To learn about more beaches available, visit this page.

Historical Sites

In case you like to learn about the history of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions during your time in Puerto Morelos.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Ruinas del Rey. It is found 15.9 mi. North-Northeast of central Puerto Morelos. The park is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

You can look through the table just below for more information on historical sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Puerto Morelos
Name Phone Location
Puetra del Cielo 52-98-842-862 21.2 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Ruinas del Rey (998) 883-2080 15.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos
Xcaret Maya Ruins (998) 881-2400 20.4 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos

Miscellaneous Landmarks

El Faro Lighthouse

Visitors will experience some other intriguing landmarks in and near Puerto Morelos.

If the more functional aspects of maritime life interest you, you might want to see Leaning Lighthouse. The Leaning Lighthouse is popular amongst tourists who simple want a snapshot of the tower.

Additionally, if the functional aspects of life by the sea interest you, you might want to see El Faro Lighthouse. Located in Marina Vallartas is the 110-foot tall lighthouse called "El Faro," which translates to "the Lighthouse." This spot is popular amongst tourists because the trek to the top of the tower results in an opportunity to listen to live music and gab a few drinks in a circular lounge.

The table right below enables you to learn some key facts concerning other kinds of places of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Puerto Morelos
Name Type Location
El Faro Lighthouse Lighthouse Downtown Playa del Carmen, 19.8 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos
Leaning Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Puerto Morelos

Natural Attractions

Crococun Zoo

One of the frequently visited local attractions is Croco Cun Zoo. For a close encounter with local wildlife, Croco Cun Zoo enables you to interact with the creatures housed on their facility.

Another local site you might enjoy is Crococun Zoo. Croco Cun Zoo is a great experience for families, where you can get up close and personal not only with crocodiles, but a variety of local animals.

These examples are just a few of the available options. Make your way to this article concerning natural attractions in and near the area if you want to find out additional specifics.


Vacationers do not generally come to Puerto Morelos to gamble, but there is one to check out nearby, Caliente Casino. <p>Making up over 70 percent of the sports book market, Caliente is without a doubt the largest sports book establishment in the country. Because of the ease of betting and comfortable environment, it is easy to get lost in a night of gambling here, where you can bet on almost any sporting event in the world.</p>


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