Puerto Morelos is one of the few coastal towns on the Riviera Maya that has maintained a measure of authenticity. It is one of the favorite destinations for Canadians and Americans. In Puerto Morelos you will find a wide selection of restaurants, a variety of hotels and relaxing activities.
TOP 9 ACTIVITIES IN PUERTO MORELOS
1.- SNORKELING & DIVING “A must do activity in Puerto Morelos”
For those people who love snorkeling and diving then this is the tour for you. You will be taken to the Parque Nacional Arrecife (http://mayanexplore.com/tours_and_activities_riviera_maya_det.php?m=66&c=38) which is just 15 minutes from Puerto Morelos. You will have the chance to see the amazing colors of the coral reef, turtles, rays, lobsters, sting rays, nurse sharks, angel fish and many other types of fish.
Location: The reef is located roughly 15 minutes from the main pier at Puerto Morelos
Hours: 8am – 4pm
Prices per person: Snorkeling Tour 25 USD for 2 hours, Diving Tours from 130USD
2.- CROCOCUN ZOO “Get up close and personal with some amazing animals”
CrocoCun Zoo is located half way between Puerto Morelos and Cancun. This 100% interactive tour is aimed at letting its guests touch the variety of animals that they have and at the same time learn more about these endangered species. Some of the animals that you will be able to touch includes: crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys and many more.
Location: Km 31, Riviera Maya. From Puerto Morelos head towards Cancun
Hours: Everyday 9am – 5pm
Prices per person: Adults 28 USD, Children 18 USD (up to 12 years if age)
3.- BOTANICAL GARDENS “A marvelous nature tour near Puerto Morelos”
Take a walk through the Mayan jungle. You will be able to see Mayan ruins, cenotes, spider monkeys, howler monikers, eagles, lizards and more. This is a great for families that want to learn about the Mayan jungle and its plants and animals.
Location: Puerto Morelos
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 4pm
Prices per person: 15 USD
4.- ROUTE OF THE CENOTES (http://mayanexplore.com/tours_and_activities_riviera_maya_det.php?m=72&c=38) “Take a refreshing dip in the cool waters on the sacred cenotes”
The cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula were once believed by the Mayans to the gateway to Xibalba, the Mayan Underworld. Today we can snorkel and dive in these magnificent 65 million year old underwater caves.
The Route of the Cenotes consists of 8 cenotes including: Las Mojarras, Siete Bocas, Chilam Balam, Boca del Puma, Verde Lucero, La Noria, Kin Ha and Zapote
The Route of the Cenotes is located on the main highway, some of them are found just north of Puerto Morelos and some just south. Entrance fees range from 50peos – 200 pesos per person. Each cenote offers something special, for example Las Mojarras Cenote has 2 large zip lines and a tower that you can jump off and the Verde Lucero you can snorkel in a complete circle around the cenote walls.
5.- SHOPPING “Visit the Mayan Handicraft shopping centre”
Puerto Morelos is a great little town to do a spot of shopping, and buy some great souvenirs. Visit the very popular Mayan Handicraft Center where you will see local artists working on their products. You can buy cheap souvenirs here including hammocks, clothing, jewelry, art and more. Every Wednesday there is a market that takes place in the Main Square. Be sure to try some delicious Mexican food including: tacos, esquite and elotes
6.- FISHING “World Class fishing at Puerto Morelos”
Puerto Morelos offers world class fishing for Marlin, sailfish, dorado, and barracuda. You can arrange tours in the local dive shops or right on the pier.
7.- RELAX “Unwind, relax and unwind”
Puerto Morelos is a quiet destination where life moves slowly and there is no stress. Get a massage, or hang out in a hammock and read your favorite book.
8.- VISIT THE BOOK STORE
This is a unique bookstore in Puerto Morelos with more than 20,000 new and used books to choose from including: Mayan culture, learning Spanish, travel, fishing guides, and maps of the area.
9.-RESTAURANTS & CAFES “Enjoy the restaurants and cafés in Downtown”
In Puerto Morelos you will find some of the best restaurants in the Riviera Maya. There are excellent coffee houses, restaurants and a bakery. You will find Mexican, Italian, Asian, Vegetarian and Seafood restaurants.
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