Destination guide

Beachside bliss on the Riviera Maya

Perched on the sizzling Yucatan Peninsula, Puerto Morelos is a poster child for Mexico's laid-back beach scene. While it's sandwiched between the resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos has managed to retain much of its fishing town charm. This makes it a fantastic destination for those in search of sun, sand, and an unhurried vibe. Puerto Morelos vacation rentals give you a chance to live the beach life with breezy oceanfront villas complete with private pools, terraced sun decks, and swaying palm trees. Not to mention knockout views of Yucatan's fiery Caribbean sunsets.

Things to do

Discover a hidden underwater world

Puerto Morelos is brimming with natural attractions, including sparkling freshwater sinkholes. With its crystal-clear water and lush surrounds, Las Mojarras Cenote is an inland oasis. If you're feeling adventurous you can plunge into the water from a tower or glide over the cenote on a zipline. Nearby, Verde Lucero is another pocket of paradise, with wooden steps leading down into the cavernous cenote. If you're scuba certified, you can even descend into the cenotes to explore an ethereal world of underwater stalactites and stalagmites.


Shipwrecks, handicrafts, and taco shacks

Thanks to its position on the Caribbean coast, Puerto Morelos serves up some of Mexico's best scuba diving. The Puerto Morelos Reef National Park sits just offshore and is dotted with kaleidoscopic dive sites and shipwrecks. In town, you'll find a lively street scene with plenty of traditional taco shacks, fresh juice stands, and lively bars to enjoy. The colorful Artisans Market is great place to pick up souvenirs, selling everything from wood carvings to woven hammocks. Want to enjoy an utterly relaxing escape? With some featuring inhouse maids and private chefs, Puerto Morelos vacation rentals will leave you wanting for nothing.


A winter getaway to Puerto Morelos

High season in the Yucatan Peninsula begins in late December and continues right through to Easter. You'll enjoy lashings of sunshine, calm seas, and clear water that's perfect for diving. Winter is also a hugely popular time for weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats. Planning a special event? Luxury Puerto Morelos vacation rentals make it easy to keep your whole party together, with some premium properties sleeping over 20 guests.

Natural features

A haven for Yucatan turtles

Turtles love to breed on Yucatan's coastal beaches which means there are plenty of opportunities to spot green, loggerhead, hawksbill, and leatherback turtles, especially during the nesting and hatching season. For divers, Puerto Morelos serves as a jumping point to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest reef system in the world. If you don't want to get your feet wet why not escape to Jardin Botanico Dr Alfredo Barrera Marin? Covering a vast footprint, it's one of Mexico's largest botanical gardens. As well as orchids, ferns, and succulents keep an eye out for the cheeky troupe of spider monkeys.

How to get there

How to get to and around Puerto Morelos

The nearest airport is in Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), located 13.3 mi (21.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), which is 23.6 mi (37.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Puerto Morelos?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,102 vacation rentals near Puerto Morelos. From 195 Houses to 372 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Puerto Morelos are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Puerto Morelos?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puerto Morelos:

  • Zona Hotelera: 622 vacation rentals
  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 2,367 vacation rentals
  • Playacar Beach: 858 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 3,069 vacation rentals
  • Playacar Fase II: 942 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Puerto Morelos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Puerto Morelos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Puerto Morelos Town Square: 2,946 vacation rentals
  • Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden: 4,762 vacation rentals
  • Crococun Zoo: 2,254 vacation rentals
  • Ojo de Agua Beach: 2,449 vacation rentals
  • Sanctuary of Hope and Time Capsule: 4,891 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puerto Morelos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Puerto Morelos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 195 Houses in Puerto Morelos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Puerto Morelos include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 372 rentals available
  • Villas: 95 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Puerto Morelos?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 787 vacation rentals with pool available in Puerto Morelos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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