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Activities

Looking for things to do other than relaxing on the beach or at the pool? Puerto Morelos and the surrounding area has you covered! Way too many activities to list them all here! But here’s a few to give you a flavor.

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NEARBY PUERTO MORELOS

ECO ADVENTURE PARKS ALONG RUTA DE LOS CENOTES

Ride ATV's in the jungle , go zip lining and swim in the cenotes. Underground or open cenote, trasportation both ways, park entrance and small lunch

HORSEBACK RIDING

Horseback Beach Ride, 1.5 hours of horseback riding through lush jungle and virgin beaches. Small Groups (6 max), Beverages and Snacks, Transportation Available, Private Trips Available Upon Request. Great horses for beginners thru advanced riders and experienced guides.

CATAMARAN TO ISLA MUJERES

Enjoy the open air and sea as you sail on a catamaran between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Trasportation to and from Cancun, open bar on the catamaran (rum, vodka, tequila and beer), snorkeling, buffet lunch on north beach in Isla Mujeres (also includes open bar at the restaurant), free time in down town Isla Mujeres. What a great way to see more of the area!

MAYAN RUINS

The Yucatan Peninsula has more archeological ruins than any other area in the Western Hemispheres – nearly 1200 sites.
Some nearby sites are:

Tulum: About 1½ hours south and sits on the cliffs overlooking the sparkling blue Caribbean.

Coba: A site buried in the jungle, is a half hour past Tulum going inland and features the highest, climbable temple in the region.

Ek Balaam: A 2½ hour drive away, it has been restored and isn’t very crowded. You can climb to the top of the temple and see for miles in every direction.

Chichén Itzá: Probably the most famous of the local ruins, is also 2 ½ hours away. There is a huge cenote to visit nearby on your way home. Lunch and a visit to the charming colonial town, Valladolid, is often included.

MAYAN EXPERIENCE CENOTE TOUR

A small guided tour experience! Drive inland into the peninsula and experience a variety of interesting, fun, and exciting things! Tour includes: 
Wood carver’s compound, guided nature walk highlighting Mayan medicinal plants, exciting dry cave exploration with amazing mineral formations, sensational million-year old cenote swim, delicious Yucatecan lunch prepared and served by a charming Mayan family.

PUERTO MORELOS

LAND & SEA TOUR

Come and discover Puerto Morelos, a designated “Enchanted Town” in one 360° tour by land and the sea. Take in the sites and sounds of this ancient fishing village, located in the limits of Riviera Maya. Ride through the streets of this picturesque town on a bike tour with an expert local guide, who will take you to the iconic spots of Puerto Morelos. Snorkel in different spots of the clear crystal waters of the Puerto Morelos National Park, which is part of the world’s second largest Coral Barrier Reef. Finish with a nice lunch, along with a margarita or beer at LaSirena on the town square!

SNORKELING AND DIVING

Snorkel at many close and picturesque locations along the Meso-American Coral Barrier Reef. Or dive along the reef or at a number of nearby wrecks.

FISHING

Take your pick! Great deep sea fishing, equally great bottom fishing, or a little of both! And pick your boat! From smaller Pangas (the traditional boats used by local fishermen) to full size fishing boats, the choice is yours! Great half or full day fun!

PUERTO MORELOS JUNGLE MARKET (MID DECEMBER – APRIL) and jungle spa

Non-profit, local women’s group has a fantastic market every Sunday morning in Puerto Morelos on Calle Dos, and a great spa experience in the jungle! An 8 minute drive from the town square.

CASA DE LA CULTURA

Our community center, located on Ave. Ninos Heroes, offers great events and programs.

See the Islands

Cozumel

Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico (32 miles long). Only a quick ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is surrounded by some of the most beautiful reefs on the planet, which have cliffs of magnificent coral and some of the world’s most challenging wall diving sites. Cozumel is legendary the world over for the superbly clear visibility of the ocean surrounding it. Cozumel offers all range of hotels, wonderful restaurants and a variety of great shopping.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres (The Island of Women) is a short ferry ride from Cancun. A pleasant day trip from Puerto Morelos. Relax on a powder white beach, snorkeling in the crystal blue waters or drive yourself around on a golf cart to see the whole island. Good restaurants, various attractions and beautiful beaches to keep you entertained. Lots of nightlife if you want to dance and celebrate.

Holbox

Holbox is an overnight trip from Puerto Morelos and worth the trip. The island is a haven for wild life and remains in a more natural state than the other islands. Located on the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula it is separated from the mainland by a shallow lagoon that is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birdlife. From June to September Holbox is the point of access for visitors wanting to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with the huge but gentle whale sharks. The island is accessed by ferry from the mainland town of Chiquila and has virtually no cars; transport by most residents and tourists is by golf cart or moped.

WATER AND NATURE PARKS

Xcaret

Your admission to Xcaret Park allows you to discover a natural paradise in Cancun and Riviera Maya with access to over 40 attractions and activities. We invite you to enjoy a full day of fun and witness cultural performances such as the Papantla Flyers, the Mayan Ball Game and the “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular” performance. Experience Mexico in Xcaret!

Xel-Há

Enjoy the best activities for the family, delicious food and unlimited snorkeling at Xel-Há.
Get ready for endless fun with a wide variety of activities at Xel-Há. Our recommendation is to take a life jacket or a floating tire and start swimming along the amazing river; you can snorkel in the crystal clear water of the enormous natural inlet and observe a wide variety of tropical fish that inhabit this paradise of the Riviera Maya.
Walk trails and discover the secrets of nature; enjoy a moment of total peace in the hammocks area; ride a bicycle through the jungle or have fun with all your friends on different zip-lines; even the little ones have a place where the fun never ends! Everyone will be able to take a break at any of the four restaurants and eat as many times as they like, from snacks to a buffet with exquisite national and international dishes. Don´t forget to enjoy a refreshing and exotic drink.

Xplor

Be ready to discover an adventure from above, the surface and inside the Earth!
Fly over the jungle on Zip-lines, swim across an ancient river, paddle with your hands on board fun Rafts, drive an Amphibious Vehicle through the jungle, explore an underground world among caverns and impressive rock formations, and enjoy a unique activity at Xplor, an incredible Hammock Splash into a cenote.
Xplor is an all inclusive park (no alcoholic drinks) where you can taste original and delicious beverages, as well as delight with an exquisite buffet available whenever you want, every time you want.
Whether flying, driving, swimming or paddling at Xplor, you can have thrilling experiences that take fun to the extreme.

BACALAR

Laguna Bacalar, the peninsula’s largest lagoon, comes as a surprise in this region of scrubby jungle. More than 60km long with a bottom of sparkling white sand, this crystal-clear lake offers opportunities for camping, swimming, kayaking and simply lazing around, amid a color palette of blues, greens and shimmering whites that seems more out of Photoshop than anything real life could hold.
Some would say this area is the ‘new’ Tulum. Small and sleepy, yet with enough tourism to have things to do and places to eat, the lakeside town of Bacalar lies east of the highway, 125km south of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. It’s noted mostly for its old Spanish fortress and popular balnearios (swimming grounds). There’s not a lot else going on, but that’s why people like it here. Around the town plaza, you’ll find an ATM, a small grocery store, a taxi stand and tourist information office.