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 heart of Puerto Morelos, this beach is on the East coast of Mexico. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. If hustle and bustle isn't your style, you'll appreciate that many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's beaches are quiet and undisturbed. Of course, some vacationers come to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean looking for activity, and are better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Puerto Morelos Beach.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Since Puerto Morelos Beach will be located within an area popular among tourist, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Mexico. Leaning Lighthouse is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Market District, which is a short taxi trip or walk away from the coast.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for visitors who want to see more of the area. From the coast, Puerto Morelos is a fairly short distance away, roughly a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests looking for a room close to the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from close-by. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Puerto Morelos Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hacienda Morelos 0.1 mi. SW 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
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
Now Jade Riviera Cancun 1.8 mi. SW Resort
Excellence Riviera Cancun Luxury Adults Only All-inclusive 2.0 mi. N Resort


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest 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 restaurants are shown 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, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Mexico, so if Puerto Morelos Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

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. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Delfines is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located definitely within a car's reach.

Another option worth considering is Maroma Beach, located within the range of a taxi.

Puerto Morelos Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean you might like.


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