Puerto Morelos is a port in Quintana Roo that has everything you are looking for to relax or have fun and, above all, to enjoy the natural beauty of Mexico. This is a destination that visitors of all ages and budgets can enjoy. For this reason, and so you can make the most of the time you spend here, here are the top places to visit in Puerto Morelos.
The Crooked Lighthouse
The crooked lighthouse of Puerto Morelos is an icon of this picturesque town, and you can’t miss it. You will find it at the main entrance of the beaches; this lighthouse keeps the history of one of the strongest hurricanes that hit the place. Its history dates to September 1967, when hurricane “Beulah” demolished entire buildings in the port, but the lighthouse was the only building that remained deeply inclined and, since then, symbolizes the strength of the city and its inhabitants.
Amazing Reefs for Snorkeling
The beaches of Puerto Morelos are ideal for snorkeling. One of the unique places to do it is in Cañonero Juan Escutia; this boat was sunk in 2000 to be used as a natural reef. It is located just 90 feet deep and just over a mile from the coast of Puerto Rico Morelos. On the route onboard your boat, you will find colossal fish and rays. To arrive at this site, it takes 20 minutes on a boat trip from the coast of Puerto Morelos.
The Cenotes Route
One of the top attractions in Puerto Morelos is nature itself, and this can be admired in the more than 20 cenotes to visit in Puerto Morelos. Here, you will have the opportunity to practice snorkeling or diving inside its caverns; each of the cenotes of this route has its particular charm.
Downtown Puerto Morelos
Although the beaches of Puerto Morelos are its main attraction, its town is not far behind because of its charm, which you can see in its streets. This town has a rich history dating back to the end of the nineteenth century; this picturesque town still retains its traditional atmosphere of a fishing village, although with many technological advances.
Around the town’s main square, you can find cafés, local and foreign shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, and bars. Puerto Morelos has an active nightlife between drinks, karaoke, and rich traditional and international cuisine.
Explore its Jungle
You can explore the majestic jungle of Puerto Morelos through tours that enter it, on horseback, mountain bike, or ATV. This is a unique experience that will put you in complete contact with nature. The responsible way to do this tour is by hiring authorized guides; you can find different companies to book this tour.
Toolok Kaa’n Reserve
Puerto Morelos has several natural sanctuaries; among them is Toolok Kaa’n, a wildlife sanctuary located on the route of the cenotes. It houses more than 500 species, among which you will find monkeys, snakes, crocodiles, among others, and that you can visit on the way to the cenotes.
This is one of the places you must visit in Puerto Morelos. Playa del Secreto or Secret Beach is one of the few unspoiled places in the entire Mexican Caribbean Sea. On this beach, you will not find shops, but a lot of calm and privacy, so you will have miles of beautiful crystal-clear water and white sand just for you.
Maroma Adventure is one of the must-do activities in Puerto Morelos. Although it is very close to Playa del Carmen, it is part of Puerto Morelos; here, you can enjoy camel and horseback rides, driving a 4×4, among other fun activities.
This is one of the favorite beaches for snorkeling and diving near the barrier reef, although they are so crystal clear that you can see fish swimming from the reef just a few feet from the shore. Punta Maroma was still a virgin beach until a few years ago; the water of Punta Maroma is still crystal clear and a visual paradise.
Swim With Dolphins
In Puerto Morelos, you will find a place known as Delphinus; this spot is operated by an organization that offers the most charming dolphin experiences in the Mexican Caribbean Sea. This experience is possible thanks to a habitat nestled in the sea that, preserving the natural balance, offers different swimming packages to interact with this incredible species. Its prices are pretty affordable and a fun experience for the whole family.
These are just some of the many things you can do in Puerto Morelos, and thanks to the proximity to Cancun and the Riviera Maya make it a fantastic place to live. So come and discover Puerto Morelos and fall in love with this amazing port!
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