Puerto Morelos Beach

Finely manicured and as pristine as they come, the main beach of this town remains tranquil and laid back all through the year -- if you love snorkeling, easy swimming, and simply lying in the sand, this is the beach for you.

Positioned in the heart of Puerto Morelos, this beach is on the East edge of Mexico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Active, fun-seeking vacationers may particularly enjoy this beach due to its crowded, urban location. In fact, Puerto Morelos Beach would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and people who want an unlimited number of nearby restaurants and activities to choose from.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is located right in the center of town near the Pelicanos Restaurant.

Amenities and Ambiance

This stretch of public sand is flanked by two private resort beaches, but it is equally as beautiful.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Since Puerto Morelos Beach will be located in an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Set on the East coast of Mexico; it will be near other attractions like Leaning Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want more information on the history of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the nearest historical attractions is Old Market District, which is a mile and a half to the west-northwest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Puerto Morelos Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Leaning Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.0 mi. NE --
Old Market District Historical Site 1.8 mi. WNW --
Rodeo Arena Sporting Event Venue 1.9 mi. WNW --
The Nicklaus Design Golf Course Golf Course 7.8 mi. SW --

Cities and Towns

Puerto Morelos is the closest city to this beach. It is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for visitors looking to check out the local scene. From the coast, Puerto Morelos is just up the road, about a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers seeking a room not far from the beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Puerto Morelos Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hacienda Morelos 0.1 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Villas Latinas 0.2 mi. N Hotel
Casa Caribe 0.4 mi. N B & B
Arrecifes Suites 0.6 mi. NNE Hotel
Casa De Los Angeles 0.8 mi. SW B & B
Ceiba del Mar Spa Resort 1.1 mi. N Resort
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort 1.2 mi. SW Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo -- -- Resort
Ocean Breeze Golf Hotel -- -- Resort
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun 1.5 mi. SW Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Puerto Morelos Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is La Aldea Del Mar. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Puerto Morelos Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Aldea Del Mar -- Café -- 0.0 mi. W
El Faro -- -- -- 0.0 mi. NW
Ice Cream -- -- -- 0.0 mi. NW
Los Pelicanos Los Pelicano's Mexican Informal 0.1 mi. SW
El Viejo Pescador North -- -- -- 0.1 mi. NW
Porto Bello -- International, Italian -- 0.1 mi. WSW
El Pirata Puerto Morelos -- International, Mexican -- 0.1 mi. NW
El Tio Loncheria -- Mexican -- 0.1 mi. N
La Casa Del Sol -- -- -- 0.1 mi. NNE
Hola Asia -- Asian -- 0.1 mi. WSW
Marlin Bleu -- French -- 0.1 mi. W
La Guadalupana Tacos -- Mexican -- 0.1 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, Puerto Morelos Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Mexico.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Puerto Morelos Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Playa Secreto, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it three and a half miles to the south west. Playa Secreto is an unknown jewel of Cancun. Privacy, sand, and sun are awaiting the lucky traveler who stumbles upon this secret. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Delfines is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located a little ways away, but is well within reach if you've got a car.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Maroma Beach, which is located nine and a half miles away.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Puerto Morelos Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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