Things to do in Puerto Morelos

There is so much to discover!

Escape to Puerto Morelos and have fun in and out of the turquoise blue waters and pristine white-sandy beaches. As one of the best vacation destinations in the Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos offers endless aquatic adventures on the Caribbean Sea. With the Mesoamerican Reef so close to shore, Puerto Morelos snorkeling and diving are some of the best in the world.

Scuba Diving

Puerto Morelos National Park has something for all divers and non-divers, so come and dive the best kept secret of the Caribbean reefs.  Each dive is a pure delight filled with new discoveries! Sharks and rays, shipwreck and reefs, wall dives, cenote dives and spectacular night dives. We recommend our sister operation Dorado Buceo Caribe offers wide range of opportunities for divers and nondivers to enjoy a splendid time diving in safety at Puerto Morelos.


Snorkeling is the perfect way to get close to pure marine life without swimming at unnerving depths. Floating calmly in clear blue waters and gazing at bright and colorful reefs swarmed by a wide diversity of fishes, lobsters, octopus, moluscs and many other animals, makes an unforgettable trip.
Dorado Buceo offers snorkeling tours at a great price, so you can enjoy the wonders of the Caribbean reefs.

Botanical Garden

If you enjoy to be surrounded by nature, this option is for you. Founded in 1982 to protect the flora of the region, the Botanical garden Dr. alfredo Barrera Marin is a forest area of 65 hectares and is Mexico´s largest botanical garden. Their sections are multiple and are divided according to the type of plant: cacti, ornamental palms, medicinal, to name a few. The place also has a chicle camp, cottage for reading, archaeological site, natural park and suspension bridges. You see, it's not just any garden.

Ruta de los Cenotes

Cenote is a natural sinkhole created where a cave ceiling has collapsed, a window to this spectacular world. Cenotes were the only source of water in the jungle for the Mayan civilization and are considered sacred by the Mayan people. The Mayan considered cenotes to be an entrance to their "underworld" or "Xibalba" where their gods live and their spirits reside after death. In Puerto Morelos you will find an entire road full of cenotes, it is called “Ruta de Los Cenotes”, where you are going to find many beautiful cenotes of different types and shapes. Many of them have been transformed in fully equipped adventure parks with all sorts of activities, like the zip line, quads, mountain bikes and so on or modern representation of Mayan rituals such as ceremonies or temazcal.

Whale shark

The whale shark is the largest fish that exists in the world today, it can grow up to 15 meters in length. The whale shark prefers the warm surface water in areas where there are upwellings of cold water rich in nutrients, like the ones between Isla Mujeres and Holbox island in the summertime, since these conditions favor the growth of plankton on which they feed. Whale sharks are very docile and gentle, do not get scared when they are approaching divers or swimmers. The season you can have the possibility to do a snorkeling tour is from June to September. Dorado Buceo offers the Whale shark tours at a great price, so you can enjoy the wonders of the Caribbean reefs.


There is some shopping around the main square on the seaside part of town. You'll find several artisan shops with locally made items like hand-painted pottery, woven linens and garments, seashell mobiles, and natural products with Mayan chocolate and honey.

Mayan rowing experience

On weekends you can enjoy an unforgettable experience. Row like the ancient Mayans did in Puerto Morelos. Enjoy the sunrise at sea, the appointment is on Saturdays and Sundays at 7 and 10 in the morning. The tour takes 2 hours an the cost per person is $120.