Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Our most recommended things to do in Puerto Morelos

Riviera Maya: Horseback Ride, Zipline, and ATV Adventure

1. Riviera Maya: Horseback Ride, Zipline, and ATV Adventure

Ride through the Mayan wilderness on horseback. Take a four-wheeling adventure deep into the jungle. Zipline through the treetops and finish the day off with a swim at a freshwater Mayan cenote. Set off to El Rey Polo Club to explore the verdant area on horseback, trotting your way through the forest on quiet dusty roads. The experience is ideal for both experienced and novice riders, making it a great way to try horse riding for the first time. Continue with a fun-packed ATV ride on a powerful Honda at Extreme Adventure Park. Watch out for monkeys swinging through the trees and toucans flying past as you race over rugged dirt trails. Keep your adrenaline pumping as you zip through the trees and challenge your balance on 5 zip lines and 3 interactive bridges. Relax on the refreshing waters of a natural Mayan cenote.

Xavage Park: All-Inclusive Admission

2. Xavage Park: All-Inclusive Admission

Try the 7 activities in the unique Adventure Park in Cancun, open for everyone who wants to conquer new challenges. Stimulate your senses in the rapids and with the jet-boat experience. Feel the excitement driving a monster truck with a personalized design. Take some time to relax in a kayak, taking in beautiful scenery along the way. If you want to fly, check out the zip lines. For the little ones, there are children's water slides. Dare to feel unstoppable at Xavage Park. Kids from 5 to 12 years old can enjoy a special circuit at Tough Cubs with fun waterslides, which is included in your admission ticket.

Xoximilco Park: Colorful Mexican Fiesta Entry Ticket

3. Xoximilco Park: Colorful Mexican Fiesta Entry Ticket

This magical place with an ambiance of fiesta, music and tradition, captures the imagination of all who set foot in it because it maintains the charm and memories of Mexico’s golden age. This new attraction makes an encounter with Mexico’s rich past possible. Expect a grand experience, a delightful tasting dinner, vibrant music, ancient legends, and the best Mexican party. This is a place where past and present mingle among the celebrations, friends, romance, nature and flavors that make this country unique. Decorated with motifs from the 32 States of Mexico, the famous trajineras, once used for the transportation of flowers, fruits and vegetables grown in floating gardens, have now become a means of transportation and a cause of joy for all those who come to Xoximilco looking for a unique moment they can only experience in Cancun. Come and enjoy this old tradition in its updated version filled with the charm of those magical moments we hold dear to our hearts.

Puerto Morelos: Snorkel Trip with Lunch

4. Puerto Morelos: Snorkel Trip with Lunch

Located just a 15 minute drive from Cancun, Puerto Morelos is a paradise for snorkelers, with the second largest barrier reef in the world located right off the beach. The reef is home to many different species of fish and colorful corals waiting to be explored. We pick you up from your hotel in the Cancun and Riviera May areas, and drive you to the reef location. Then, you’ll have 80 minutes to explore the underwater world around you with our snorkeling gear. After snorkeling, you can take some time to wander the charming town of Puerto Morelos or just relax on the beach. You can also enjoy lunch at Boquinete, one of Puerto Morelos’ top rated restaurants, located right by the beach.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

5. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island. Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one of the world's nicest beaches, and enjoy its crystal clear waters as you try some more snorkeling. Make your last stop in Isla Mujeres downtown for 1 hour of free time to walk around. The colorful town is considered a "Pueblo Magico" because of its natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts, and great hospitality. Head back and enjoy music, drinks, and dancing on the boat ride back to the Marina in Cancun. Return to the private facility at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, and take a comfortable return transfer back to your hotel.

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

6. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

Zipline, swim, and explore on a thrilling adventure trip at Selvatica Park in Puerto Morelos. Hop in a safari truck and venture through the jungle for an unforgettable day outdoors amongst lush nature. Hop in the shuttle bus and head to Selvatica Park or choose an option without pickup and make your own way to the park. Once there, take an adrenaline-pumping ride on 10 world-class zip lines. Unleash your primal Tarzan yell on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, the ultimate jungle ride. At the end of the circuit, you'll find the Aqua-zip. This zip line is optional, so you decide if you want to finish dry or get soaked. After your zip line experience, jump in a special safari truck and be transported to a private for cenote for a swim. A cenote is a naturally formed water hole and is the perfect way to freshen up and relax. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours and concludes with drop-off at your starting location.

From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Holbox Boat Tour with Lunch

7. From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Holbox Boat Tour with Lunch

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the YalahauCenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pickup from select hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches. Discover through a boat tour its paradisiacal and quiet beaches, surrounded by amazing natural views and extensive sandbanks. Free time to walk the picturesque streets of the island, its murals or enjoy its beaches. Choose and enjoy a select menu accompanied by a delicious water of the day. Refresh yourself in the crystal clear waters of Laguna Yalahau. Visit Passion Island, enjoy free time on the sand bars at Secret Beach. Reach Holbox Island for more free time and lunch in a restaurant, then stop by Yalahau Lagoon.

Cancun: Half-Day Cenote 7 Bocas and Puerto Morelos City Tour

8. Cancun: Half-Day Cenote 7 Bocas and Puerto Morelos City Tour

Set off for a fun-filled half-day exploring the best of the Puerto Morelos area. Get picked up from your hotel in Cancun and head off for a relaxing and beautiful swimming stop at the famous Cenote 7 Bocas. Dry off and then ride to Puerto Morelos for a guided city tour. Start the day with a smooth and easy pickup from your accommodation in Cancun and make your way to Cenote 7 Bocas. Along the way, your guide will fill you in on the history and significance of cenotes to the ancient Mayan people and will share some informational tidbits about the cenote. Cenote 7 Bocas is a limestone sinkhole known for its crystalline waters and features 7 entrances which all lead to an underground river. Take some free time to change into your swimwear and dive into the cool, clear waters. Admire the rock formations and take photos of this natural wonder. After a refreshing swim, board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to make your way to the town of Puerto Morelos. This Mexican port town, located near the edge of the Yucatan peninsula, was once a bustling fishing village. Today, it is a tranquil and peaceful village known for its beaches and local shopping spots. Explore the town, take photos by the famous bent lighthouse, and wander the streets for some local street food at your own expense. After having your fill of the charming village, make your way back to the vehicle and then to your accommodation.

Riviera Maya: Catamaran at Maroma Beach & Reef Snorkel

9. Riviera Maya: Catamaran at Maroma Beach & Reef Snorkel

Start this adventure by being picked up in either Cancun or Riviera Maya. Then, head to the Maroma Beach Club to board your catamaran and start navigating the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Sail toward the Great Mayan Reef of Riviera Maya for a snorkeling experience to admire its beauty. After snorkeling, enjoy another stop in front of the beach to take a dip and cool off in the sea from the catamaran. After you enjoy this beautiful beach, you will be taken back to Cancun or Riviera Maya.

From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Guided Day Trip to Tulum

10. From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Guided Day Trip to Tulum

Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum with an experienced guide, plunge into a refreshing cenote hidden by the jungle canopy, and check out the hip shops and stylish boutiques in Playa del Carmen on this full-day excursion. Be picked up at your hotel and relax on the way to site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins that are perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside to uncover the secrets of the ancient Maya. Stroll between temples, palaces, and fortresses that have stood for hundreds of years. Slip down to the beach for some leisure time on the sand. Continue on to the Mariposa cenote, where dappled sunlight illuminates a freshwater pool in the middle of the jungle. Take a dip to cool off, enjoy a tasty buffet lunch on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

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Overall rating

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based on 352 reviews

This was a great tour of the Mayan ruins and swimming in the cenotes was fantastic! The meal was probably the least enjoyable part - very small portions with little selection. Offering a buffet would be preferred. Our guide Alexis was great - very knowledgeable. However the majority of guests were Spanish speaking- only 4 of us from the US and Canada- so he did very little English translation. Overall a great experience.

It was simply an excellent day with so many impressions and experiences. Just wonderful. Everyone there is super nice, committed and know what they are doing. After that I had sore muscles everywhere :D

EKINOX Tours was excellent. They picked us up on time and the tour guide was very friendly. Great experience!

Amazing..good food, s lot of joy and happiness..good energies..good people..wowee

We had the best time in Tulum. A must visit place. We saw a lot of Iguanas.