Our time in Puerto Morelos was pretty laid back. Using the words of our friends, Puerto Morelos is basically the retirement destination for European expatriates. We stayed in an Airbnb in a new development. It was on the north side of town away from the beach. It had security guards, was super spacious and a great deal! The complex also had a pool which was fun to swim in one evening after all our other activities. If you have a rental car, it’s a great option. It’s a short drive from the beach and still safe. These are all cell phone / water camera pictures because we just had too much fun to drag the big camera around!
Visit a Cenote. Puerto Morelos is a HUGE hub for Cenotes and other activities. Take La Ruta de los Cenotes out and hit up a few! We were surprised at how prices had gone up since our friends visited last time. We went to Cenote Verde Lucero. The price was still up there, but they had a great place for hanging out, places to jump off platforms, and a zipline that ended in the water. It was not the most picturesque cenote, but it had a great vibe, and we would absolutely go again. We spent about 3 hours and you could easily spend more. We found that nearly all the cenotes closed by 5pm. Keep this in mind when planning your day!
Yes I would! The beaches in Puerto Morelos were my least favorite because of the seaweed. However, we were able to do a lot more relaxing here and have lazy days on the beach which I enjoyed. There is tons to explore also and dozens of Cenotes within a 30 minute drive! I would definitely go back to explore more cenotes and visit the zoo again. For picturesque beaches, I would recommend Cancun or Isla Mujeres over Puerto Morelos. But this pier view is pretty cool too!