Puerto Morelos Beach

Low-Key Beach Vacations

Once a sleepy fishing village, Puerto Morelos is slowing growing into a favored destination in the Riviera Maya. Visitors love the feeling of simpler days and old Mexico charm in Puerto Morelos. This sea-side village has one of the finest and largest stretches of pristine beaches in the Riviera Maya that is easily accessed from the center of village.

Warm Clear Waters and Hospitable People Make You Feel Truly Welcome

The main beach in Puerto Morelos is located in the center of town by the Pelicanos Restaurant, just off the zocalo (town square). On both sides of the main beach are smaller, more private beach areas that are used by beach clubs, private properties and vacation rentals. Like the Playacar beaches, these areas service their guests first, with beach chairs reserved for condo residents and hotel guests. Head south to the nicest beach area where locals and repeat visitors love to hang out.

The Mesoamerican Reef, located 500 m off the shore, is home to numerous tropical fish, sea turtles and corals. The reef shelters the Puerto Morelos beach from rough surf and gives snorkelers an opportunity to view the sealife in the National Marine Park . Beach goers find the Puerto Morelos beaches to be the perfect place to swim, build sand castles and enjoy the Caribbean breezes. If you are itching to get into the sea and snorkel, we recommend using the various snorkel tour operators to fully enjoy the National Marine Park off the shores of Puerto Morelos. Though the reef may be close to shore, a boat ride to the best snorkel areas makes your trip into the Caribbean more fun, and a safer way to snorkel.

True to its historic heritage, Puerto Morelos beach has maintained its unique, laid-back appeal. The soft sound of waves lapping up on the shore naturally provides a relaxing ambiance that gives you days and hours of pleasure.

Even time seems to follow a slower pace in Puerto Morelos. Whether you are hanging on the beach, snorkeling in the sea or reading a book in a beach chair, you’ll feel like you’ve always known this tranquil beach paradise.

A Word to the Wise: Puerto Morelos Beach

  • Footwear is recommended for water entry
  • Snorkeling and swimming are best when the seas are calm
  • Snorkel and boat tours are offered by local fisherman and dive centers
  • There is a big beach to the south past the freighter pier

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Stay Close By

  • Casa Caribe Bed and Breakfast Inn Puerto Morelos

    Casa Caribe Hotel and Guest House

    Puerto Morelos| 1 to 3 Beds | 1 Bath
    Welcome to Casa Caribe, a charming and authentically Mexican guesthouse! Established for more than 20 years in the quiet fishing village of Puerto Morelos, Casa Caribe is a lovely getaway from the daily grind. Enjoy sunny days and tranquil nights by the Caribbean coast.

  • Casa Colibri Beach House

    Puerto Morelos| 3 Beds | 3 Bath
    If you’re looking for accommodations that allow you to unwind from the stresses of everyday life, Casa Colibri is just the ticket. Puerto Morelos has a protected marine park off its shores and is close to a host of cenotes.

  • Vacation Rental and destination wedding location Casa del Secreto

    Casa del Secreto

    Playa Secreto – Puerto Morelos| 5 to 9 Beds | 3 to 6 Bath
    Enjoy this marvelous oceanfront house in private Playa del Secreto which has many deluxe features and services, and can be rented as a 3/5/ or 6 bedroom villa. A wide wonderful beach is just 200 meters away.

  • Casa Gaviota

    Puerto Morelos| 3 Bed | 3 Bath
    Casa Gaviota is the perfect getaway in a small Riviera Maya town that is close to all amenities and just steps from the beach. If a quiet vacation is your need, this is the place to retreat to.

  • Kin Sol Soleil Villas

    Maroma Beach – Puerto Morelos| 2 Beds | 3 Bath

    Choose between two very unique styles of villas that support two very different types of vacations on one property. Be pampered on the beach in the Kin Sol Soleil Community in their Beachfront Villas or have privacy in their Garden villas.

  • Senses Riviera Maya Boutique Hotel & Resort

    Senses Riviera Maya By Artisan – Adults Only Boutique Hotel

    Playa Paraiso – Puerto Morelos| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
    Part of a small chain of 5-star hotels, Senses Riviera Maya By Artisan is especially serene and intimate. Its location on the coastline between Cancun and Playa makes it accessible and private at the same time.