10 Of The Best Things To Do in Puerto Morelos

The Fall season means a time of gratitude for many. It is a time for the cold weather to start moving in and thoughts of the holidays and escaping the winter begins. Vacation rentals just in time for US Thanksgiving still have good availability. If you are coming for the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival at the end of the month, you will be able to secure your favorite place easily.

On the horizon

If you are a deal shopper, we are excited to tell you there are more deals than ever for those who have not planned a holiday getaway yet. Minimum stays have been reduced at many rentals making it easier for you to squeeze in the last trip of the year.

Old Skewl Mexico

If you are a veteran to the Riviera Maya, over the years you blew past Puerto Morelos as you cruised south from the Cancun airport. Puerto Morelos was barely more than a gas-stop on the highway. It was a sea-side village that time left behind as growth and development sprung to life for it’s neighbors to the north and south.

Puerto Morelos as grown over the years yet still holds the charms of our fantasies of old Mexico by-the-sea and is loved by many. It is a quiet destination for vacationers looking to escape the crowds, with ample amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

If you haven’t visited in a while, or haven’t visited Puerto yet, here are our 10 recommendations:

  1. Take a snorkel trip to the National Marine Park established in 1998.
  2. Have a massage at the Ixchel Jungle Spa,  operated by Mayan women.
  3. Stroll along the beach, especially at sunrise. You will have much of the beach to yourself.
  4. Have a coffee at the Taller de San Jose coffee shop located at the Parroquia Catolica de San Jose (the church in the center of town).
  5. Swim in a cenote. There is the Ruta de Cenotes just to the west, and it makes for an adventurous day.
  6. Eat tacos at Tacos de Guisado “Ely” on the highway. (It is located on the Hwy 307 service/side road northbound around the overpass on the right, but before the ADO bus stop.  If you get to the main road to the beach, you passed it.)
  7. Go out on an excursion with jungle guide Michael Maurus.
  8. Peruse the books at the iconic Alma Libre Bookstore.
  9. Have a meal at Salciccium Food Truck Village.
  10. Have ceviche at Las Koras in the Colonia.

New Guides to the Neighborhoods of the Riviera Maya

You don’t need an app, or to download a thing. We have produced guides to help make vacation planning easier.

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Tankah Bay, Tulum

and we are putting the finishing touches on our Akumal Guidebook, but you can get a sneak peek.

If you know of something that is not in our guidebooks but should be, let us know!

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