Laid back, uncrowded, not too hot in January
I didn't notice any
Not like the resorts.
They have a cooperative for taking you to the reef. $25.00 US each. Well worth it. Great snorkling. Your guide provides life vest ( mandatory by law ) flippers and snorkle gear. He then swims with you pointing out various fish, crustateans, mollusk and of course many types of coral. We lost one camera and the other one was old so the color is...more
Couldn't help but post some more picture of that amazing beach where locals mix with the tourists...or rather tourists disappear among locals....unless of course they are loud and obnoxious ;-) tourists I mean...not locals ;-)We loved to go to the beach on the evening just before sunset. Especially on Sunday evening when the whole families were...more
I am here now, got here Tuesday, problems since we arrived. Wasted 3 days of my vacation trying to...more
Carretera Federal 307, Chetumal–Puerto Juarez, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Good for: Couples
This was my first time in an all-inclusive resort, and I was only there for 2 nights, but I really...more
If you are addicted to Starbucks or have a sweet tooth Le Cafe D'Amancia is just for you.You can get a coffee any style you like to stay or to go in a paper cup.They have delicious deserts and sweets for breakfast. They also serve shakes. We ate there few times we needed to bust our caffeine and sugar levels up.The place is always packed and the...more
This restaurant is always packed with ex pats and tourists that would never eat at Tio and La Petita. The service is nice (I suppose they were the actual owners). The restaurant is open only for dinner.The menu is somewhat Italian, somewhat Canadian French.....all that good food Europeans and Americans are used to.Restaurant is sparkling clean for...more
Great place to have a drink is Italian restaurant on the square. You can grab the table on the sidewalk and if there will be no huge SUV parked right at front of you, you will have a nice view on the square and the playground.
The place is called L'Oasis. and it is next door to the Blue Marlin Restaurant.
Our favorite drink there was MARGARITA served in Martini glasses (40 peso)
Santo also had Corona beer and according to him it tasted much better than in US.
Dress Code: There is no dress code in Puerto Morelos.
You can walk barefoot of you want.
Oct 24, 2013, had two very unpleasant experiences with Puerto Morelos Taxi Drivers arguing about fares into the colonia (Puerto Morelos). Having made the same trip into the colonia (jungle side) of the highway many times, today two drivers tried to charge me 50 pesos instead of the normal 30 pesos from the highway into the colonia. One driver told...more
Take the R-1 from the hotel zone 65 pesos/.65 cents, tell the driver bus station. Try to stay in the front so he can call to you. go across the street. Nice clean bus station with immaculate bathrooms ( according to my wife, which is high praise ). 3 pesos plus 1 peso tip, a dime. Go to the leader board and find your destination on the Adobus....more
We decided to rent a car to get around the area. We looked at many companies and picked econocarrental. We are supposed to pay $49/day + 10 % vat. .... $380 for a car for a week......that is more than we paid in Greece or Spain....but hey.....it is MexicoWe were picked out from the airport by a young, nice mexican guy with good english.We went...more
There is a nice supermarket in Puerto Morelos as well as the pharmacy.The supermarket has large variety of sun lotions, food and drink, stemps for your postcards they also have huge variety of the buttons if you need one ( see pictures!!!!!!!!!!!).The HSBC ATM (bankomat) is right next to the supermarket.In the pharmacy you can get mosquito...more
Puerto Morelos is really small but it does have a few small shops near the town square. We purchased this beautiful woolen Mexican blanket for just a few pesos. The prices here in Puerto Morelos are much lower than those in Cancun. Most of the shops will accept dollars in lieu of pesos. Just be ready to do the conversion in your head and to...more
1967 Reviews and Opinions
Hurricanes hit the Mayan Riveria quite a few times a year - so it's better to always make sure that the hotel where you want to stay is in good shape. Many, after hurricane Wilma, have reopened, although they are still partly damaged (for esample a missing wing, or roof).Be also careful when you walk on the beach, as at times it's fullof debris and...more
Crocodiles can be found thoughout the Yucatan peninsula, so be on guard out if you plan to go traipsing through the jungle. Of course, if you are a big shot estate owner and already own a swamp in some place, say like Florida, you'll feel right at home.more
I am glad I lived to tell this story...Our flight was late into Cancun and one of our bags did not arrive. By the time we filled out our claim form and rented our car, it was almost midnight. Puerto Morelos is 20 minutes south of Cancun, so we got on the highway and headed south.About 5 minutes out of Cancun, we saw a police car and about 4 men...more
Because we were desparate to keep in touch with our older son, we used a long distance service that was advertising in the telephone booth near our house. Big mistake! The calls cost over $20.00 each, nearly wiping out any savings we had from our cheap airline tickets.
Unique Suggestions: Run fast in the other direction!
Fun Alternatives: Buy a telephone card.
Luggage and bags:
Take one bag just for the beach.
The sand is very fine and really stick to everything.
You kind of want to be sand free when you are visiting the ruins or dinning at night.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some long sleeve wardrobe and long pants. After sunset it gets chilly. Especially that the wind is quite strond sometimes.
I had only one long sleeve shirt and after few days it was too dirty to wear.
Also clothes don't dry so fast in Mexico (don't know why). If you will hang something out after 2 pm....you will find it still wet at 11 am :-(
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You really need your suntan lotion - 15 will do.
But the most important you need your MOSQUITO REPELANT.
Puerto Morelos is located between the mangrove (swamp) and the Ocean. Between 4pm and 6pm you can get about 100 bites just on your legs (I did).
Good news, after 6pm mosquitos fly away (most of them anyway)
Long pants ans long sleeves help a lot.
Mosquitos in Mexico don't carry any desease.
You can buy mosquito repellant in local farmacy.
Photo Equipment: There was no digital photo place in Puerto Morelos in 2007. So make sure you have enough space on your memory card, because there is no place to burn the disk.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Good idea to bring a towel and your own umbrella as there is no such things to buy in local stores. Also wind is sometimes really strong and it is nice to lay behind the umbrella on the beach and not get the sand in your eyes ( as I said, the sand is like a powder and it sticks to everything)
Miscellaneous: Actually if you are really sensitive about dirty shower courtain in your hotel (they usually have some mold on them) it is a great idea to bring your own cheap ($9 in US) courtain and handle the moldy one back to the hotel stuff.
For those of you who pay less than $60 per night and are really sensitive......I would travel with your own toilet seat.....ours looked as it had 200 years....or maybe previous visitor had very very rough hair on their culo ;-)
However if traveling with your own toilet seat sounds to crazy.....I would just sanitize it really well the first day.
Is it Wednesday? Go have a massage at the Jungle Spa. These remarkable Mayan women give you a wonderful massage at very reasonable prices. I had the aloe wrap. They slathered me in aloe, straight from the freshly-plucked plant, then wrapped me in banana leaves. Very soothing.Is it Sunday? Go to the Mayan Market. These same Mayan women cook some...more
In a couple of places around town you can find some interesting murales. Most of them, like the one in the picture, contain peaceful or helpful messages.This one says: be conscious that your thoughts become words, be conscious that your words become your actions, be conscious that your actions become your destiny.Take a good look around: thee's...more
Kitesurfing... after having admired it on TV I finally managed to see it live - and what a great sport it seems to be... fast and at times furious. I like the idwa of riding waves like this.There's quite some people practising it in Puerto Morelos, especially in the far end of the beach. I believe you have to take your own equipmentmore
The sea in Puerto Morelos is perfect for swimming... the water is turquoise and calm, and there are no nasty aquascooters to annoy you and run over you - after all the area is considered a marine park.The reef is only 50 metres away from the shore, making it perfect for snorkeling. It's very easy to find someone wo will take you there with his...more
Puerto Morelos is a 10 minute drive from the Jardin Botanico which opens at 8:00 am. We wandered the Jardin twice and were rewarded with some good birding: Yucatan Jay, Green Jay, Brown Jay, Indigo Bunting, Yucatan Vireo, Northern Parula, Northern (Lousiana?) Waterthrush, Black Cowled, Orange and Altimira Orioles, Summer Tanager, White Eyed Vireo...more
Puero Morelos used to be known as La Joya del Caribe - the jewel of the Caribbean. This at least before hurricane Wilma arrived. Puerto Morelos is a quiet community with a long wonderful beach. It's about 20 minutes south of Cancun and it's inhabited by local fishermen; many wealthy Mexicans have their second home here, too. Used to have,...more
There were three Internet Cafe's when we were there. This one was the least expensive.Because our older son couldn't come with us the first week, we needed to keep in touch with him to help with his travel arrangements. E-mail was convenient, but not always reliable (he didn't always check his).more