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.

Located near the middle of Puerto Morelos, this beach is on the East coast of Mexico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean may find that Puerto Morelos Beach is just the right spot. It's a little bit removed from Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's urban areas, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the East coast of Mexico; it will be near other attractions like Leaning Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're intrigued by Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Old Market District, which is just a walk or cab ride away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 --

Cities and Towns

This beach is near Puerto Morelos, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The closest town to Puerto Morelos Beach is Puerto Morelos, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to get a taste of local life. From the coast, Puerto Morelos is a quick trip away, about a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it is not typically all that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those hoping to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the options closest to Puerto Morelos Beach.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is La Aldea Del Mar. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

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
El Nopal (984) 877-4100 Mexican Informal 0.1 mi. W
Marlin Bleu -- French -- 0.1 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are other beaches in Mexico you might like besides Puerto Morelos Beach.

If the active mood at Puerto Morelos Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Playa Secreto, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Playa Delfines is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it certainly within a car's reach of the coast.

Another location you may want to try is Maroma Beach, located nine and a half miles to the south west.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Puerto Morelos Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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