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.


Located in the heart of Puerto Morelos, Crocodile Swamp always welcomes tourists lodging in this town or an adjacent neighborhood. Regardless of whether or not you're staying very close, you should consider stopping by for some fun in the sun.

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 exciting options while spending some time exploring the area could be having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Crocodile Swamp. Cafetto is a wonderful location to eat at on your way to visiting these wetlands, and is the closest restaurant to it. Also within a short distance, you and your party will find restaurants such as Los Cocodrilo's and El Tuch Tlan where you can test out Mexican fare and enjoy the culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby activities include Leaning Lighthouse, which is within driving range in Puerto Morelos. You might also want to consider checking out Ocean Research Facility, which is another nearby attraction.

If a visit to the Crocodile Swamp isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

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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