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to do in Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos’ most spectacular attraction is its reef filled with
hundreds of varieties of fish, sea life and corals. This underwater playground
is located directly in front of the village. Because this is a Marine Reserve,
snorkelling must be done with a guide. At the reef you can see rays, lobster,
eels, nurse sharks, turtles and more. For scuba divers there are many different
dive sites featuring: a military boat with large cut-outs for divers to explore,
a wooden wreck, and a garden area with coral formations plus pathways and
chimneys you can swim up.
a Long Walk Along the Beach
Miles of white sand beach and turquoise water stretch along the Caribbean
coast of Puerto Morelos. Dotted with natural sea grass, exotic sea shells and
scurrying Sandpipers, a stroll along the coast line is a great way to wash away
Do a Little
Puerto Morelos is a great place to pick up a few souvenirs without the
hassle of “Come On… Take a Look.” Several shops carry hammocks, clothing,
jewelry, art and more. There’s even a fresh produce market at the town square
every Wednesday morning. Visit the Mayan Handicraft Centre where you can see
local artists working in their shops as they create something special just for
Enjoy the fine
Restaurants and Cafés
A Pleasant Surprise…. Puerto Morelos offers world class cuisine! In our
town you will find some of the best restaurants in the Yucatan. There are
excellent coffee houses, restaurants and a bakery. You can indulge your taste
buds in Mexican (of course), Italian, Asian, Vegetarian, Nuevo and Seafood. And
you can even find a bar to enjoy a drink or two!
Explore the native plants and animals of the area at the 150 acre Jardin
Botanico. Located 2km south of Puerto Morelos, the lush grounds take you through
3km of pathways with plants labeled in both English and Spanish for your
information. Bring your mosquito repellent and watch out for the monkeys! They
usually swing by in the afternoon.
Puerto Morelos offers world class fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi
mahi), Bonito and Barracuda. Tours can be arranged through the local dive shops
or right on the pier. Every June the town hosts the “Torneo de Pesca Deportiva”
Fishing Tournament. If you'd rather let someone else do the fishing for you,
stroll to the Fishing Co-operative on the square and reel in the catch of the
day for a low price.
If you want to get close to nature, I mean really close, then Crococun is
a must. Despite it's rather cheesy name it's a pretty good zoo. As part of the
admission price, you are assigned a guide who will introduce you to the wildlife
of Puerto Morelos, and answer all your questions.
Get to the Jungle
Every Wednesday and Sunday you have a great reason to go to the Jungle.
Sundays (during the season) it's the famous Mayan Jungle Market. This is your
chance to buy unique handicrafts directly from Mayan artisans, plus enjoy fine
food and learn some traditional Mayan dances. Wednesday is Spa Day, leave your
big city stress in the jungle with professional spa treatments for very low
a Picture of the Lighthouse
Ravaged by a hurricane in 1967, Puerto Morelos’ old light house now leans
heavily in the sand in front of the new lighthouse. Since then it has survived a
handful of hurricanes and became our town symbol. To take a really great photo,
walk out to the end of the dock and look back.
Watch a Bird
With over 150 species of birds calling the Mangroves & jungle their home,
it’s a great place to see birds
and wildlife you have never seen before.
Relax and Enjoy
Along the crowded Mayan Rivera, Puerto Morelos is a quiet departure,
where life moves slowly and stress is a foreign concept. It’s a great place to
work on your Spanish, get a massage, take a yoga class or just hang out in a
What better way to relax, unwind and enjoy the sun and quiet lifestyle of
Puerto Morelos than with a great book . Alma Libre Bookstore, located on the
central square, has more than 20,000 new and used books to choose from
including: Mayan culture, learn Spanish, travel and fish guides, and maps of the
area. And we’re always happy to give you any information you may need on the
This guide brought to you by
Alma Libre Bookstore. We can help you with guidebooks, maps, fish & bird books
or just a good beach read. Visit us on the square in Puerto Morelos.
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