Puerto Morelos is a city very close to Cancun and Cancun airport. Speaking in time period: Puerto Morelos is located only 25 minutes away from Cancun.
This small place by itself is a beauty of tranquility, calm and relaxation, as it still keeps the charm of a fishing village and just as there are 10-story hotels, there are also humble accommodations.
But don’t worry if you don’t know this place or it’s the first time you hear about it, this is a travel guide to Puerto Morelos and where we intend to tell you everything you need to know. So let’s get started.
Puerto Morelos is a fishing village that not long ago became the eleventh municipality in the state of Quintana Roo. It is a very quiet place divided into three zones: the cenotes route, Puerto Morelos town and the hotel zone.
The town of Puerto Morelos is very quiet and in fact, do not expect to find nightclubs, plazas. It really keeps its charm of a quiet place.
The hotel zone is the one that is located in front of the coast of the Caribbean Sea, but just like the town: It is very quiet and do not expect to find nightclubs. In fact, the place is so calm that it even looks like a virgin island.
The route of the cenotes is the third part of Puerto Morelos is an access “road” to the town of Leona Vicario. But among its almost 35 km, you can find more than 20 different types of cenotes.
Where Puerto Morelos is located
Puerto Morelos is located in the north of the state of Quintana Roo, 20 minutes from Cancun airport, 25 minutes from downtown Cancun and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen. In short, it is an “in-between” place between these two great tourist destinations of the Mexican Caribbean.
How to get to Puerto Morelos
Because Puerto Morelos is not very far from Cancun city or Cancun airport: All people have several transportation options to get here.
The private transportation service is the best option to go from the Cancun airport to the door of your hotel in Puerto Morelos, also from downtown Cancun or even from any hotel in Cancun to any hotel in Puerto Morelos.
The cost of this service is 760.00 MXN per trip, although this cost usually increases depending on the number of passengers.
It should be noted that despite being the most expensive among all the other options that exist, this service guarantees safety, comfort and satisfaction.
If you are at the Cancun airport, you can find the ADO bus station and take the bus to Playa del Carmen. But even though the destination is Playa del Carmen, the bus itself makes stops in Puerto Morelos.
Likewise, if you are in downtown Cancun: Just find the ADO terminal and take the bus to Playa del Carmen. It should be noted that the average cost is 230.00 MXN per person and this service will leave you on the federal highway Cancun – Playa del Carmen.
Or in other words, it would leave you on the avenue that divides the town of Puerto Morelos from the hotel zone of Puerto Morelos.
This option is only recommended to take from Cancun airport: It is the only place where the units are more decent. And of course, the cost may be less than private transportation, in fact it may be between 400.00 MXN to 500.00 MXN.
Where is the catch? As such the unit cannot carry more than 4 passengers, a lot of luggage and is not insured. This means that if you have any kind of accident, the unit is not responsible for your hospital expenses.
On the other hand, let’s remember that because there is no regularization as such, this type of service can charge you “what it wants” and not what it should be. So you can pay up to 1200.00 MXN.
Playa express is a means of transportation that is taken only from downtown Cancun and costs 45.00 MXN. As its name suggests, the service has Playa del Carmen as its destination, but makes stops in Puerto Morelos.
Where to stay in Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos is a quiet place and has different types of accommodations: It has vacation homes, Arbnb and hotels of all types.
Vacation homes and Airbnb: This option generally covers houses and apartments both in the town of Puerto and in the hotel zone and costs range from 350.00 MXN, up to 800.00 MXN. It is necessary to consider that the closer to the beach, the more expensive it will be to spend a night here.
Hotels: Most of the luxury, adult only, 5 star, 4 star and 3 star hotels are located on the beaches of Puerto Morelos, but fortunately for everyone: Mu and far away from each other. In fact, there are very few hotels close to the town or the area and most of them are in remote corners, which is a complete gift of privacy!
Cabins: If you want to live the experience of staying in a cabin we have news for you: In Puerto Morelos you can do it, as there are several cabins, some near the beaches and others in the interior of the Mayan jungle.
Where to eat
The gastronomy of Puerto Morelos is mostly made up of typical seafood dishes. Remember that this is a fishing town: There is an abundance of seafood such as fish, shrimp, lobster and oysters.
Now, the place has several restaurants, bars and beach clubs where you can enjoy and eat, some of them more expensive than others.
For example: There are several restaurants in front of the beaches that cost almost 120.00 MXN per person, as well as others that cost 500.00 MXN per person or more. It all depends on the place you choose to enjoy.
What to do in Puerto Morelos
The list of activities to do in Puerto Morelos is very long, from visiting the emblematic route of the cenotes, to simply enjoying the sunset. So here we are only going to name 5.
Unico Beach is the main beach club in Puerto Morelos, where with a very youthful atmosphere, great music, fun and excellent prices on drinks and food, it has to be on your list of things to do.
The beaches of Puerto Morelos are not only ideal for swimming or snorkeling. They are also ideal for diving. In fact, there are several sunken ships that are now diving attractions, not to mention diving in the cenotes.
While we are on the subject of cenotes, it would be a sin not to visit them. The cenotes route has about 20 different types of cenotes and you have to visit as many as you can.
The beaches of Puerto Morelos are perfect for all sport fishing lovers, that’s why you will find many of these tours around the place. So if you are a fishing lover don’t hesitate to take a tour.
Finally, you can’t miss the opportunity to visit the lighthouse. One of the representative icons of Puerto Morelos.
As you can see: Puerto Morelos is a place full of charm, quiet and where the calm and crystalline waters will be your adventure companions. Are you ready to get to know it?