Crocodile Swamp

Known as the spot where a "friendly" crocodile lives, Crocodile Swamp is not for those who startle easily.

This is not as much an attraction as it is a known spot where some crocodiles live. It is a perfect place to check out if you are in the area.


Crocodile Swamp is found in the heart of Puerto Morelos.

This small swamp is located behind the Hunab-Ku Market. When walking through this market, at the center turn left as the shrine and you should come across the swamp.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be eating a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of these wetlands. The most proximate eatery to Crocodile Swamp is Cafetto, a great locale to fill up at on your way to checking out these wetlands. Also nearby, you and your companions will encounter options including Los Cocodrilo's and El Tuch Tlan where you and your party can sample Mexican meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local activities include Leaning Lighthouse, which is within driving distance in Puerto Morelos. You might also want to consider heading over to Ocean Research Facility, which is another attraction nearby.

Wetlands are a great attraction to visit, but there's more to visit in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Crocodile Swamp
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Leaning Lighthouse Other Attraction 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) ENE Puerto Morelos
Ocean Research Facility Other Activities/Excursions 1.5 mi. (2.3 km) NNE 1.4 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos
Old Market District Historic Site 1.6 mi. (2.7 km) WNW Villa Morelos
Yax-Che Jardin Botanico -- 1.6 mi. (2.8 km) W Puerto Morelos
Crococun Zoo -- 2.5 mi. (4.0 km) N 2.5 mi. North of Puerto Morelos
Selvatica -- -- -- 12.8 mi. West of Puerto Morelos
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Other Attraction 13.0 mi. (16.4 km) NNE 10.2 mi. South of Cancun
Punta Nizuc National Park -- 14.2 mi. (17.3 km) NNE 10.7 mi. South-Southeast of Cancun

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Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico


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