It would be impossible to choose "THE BEST RESTAURANT", shop, or thing to do in Puerto Morelos - there are so many amazing options and, well, people differ. Because we live here, we get asked all the time - "where do the locals go"? So we put our heads together and compiled this handy local guide, which is helpful, but not at all complete - there are so many other great spots we weren't able to feature - by all means, go out and explore Puerto Morelos - you won't regret it!
A local go-to for breakfast, lunch, and coffee! Good vibe, fresh food, friendly service. Try the tomato basil quiche. YUM!
A Puerto classic, with a Mediterranean spin. Take in the flavors and views on the roof top lounge!
Head over to the Colonia for a seafood lunch at Pecao! Burritos, ceviche, tacos, and mezcal margs!
Fresh vibe and even fresher food. One stop shop for smoothies, sandos, wraps and more!
The place to go for a yummy steak. Be sure to ring the bell after a satisfying experience!
A fan favorite! Known for their waffles and eggs benny, El Nicho is a Puerto Morelos staple!
Surf and turf from a wood fired oven. The perfect combo! Not to mention great service and views.
Eat with your toes in the sand! Family dining that serves up ceviche, fried fish, shrimp, and more.
Authentic tacos in Villas II. Meat, onions, cilantro, and fresh tortillas. But be careful with the salsas!
A Mexican kitchen that tastes and feels like home. Fresh food made from scratch and love.
The biggest grocery store in Puerto Morelos. Great selection and fresh goods. And with 2 locations.
An Eco Shop that sources vegan, organic, local, and sustainable products! Be sure to check out the refill section.
Your weekly stop for fresh fruits, veg, and goodies. Get there early and buy some fresh Queso Oaxaca!
A store that features colorful and unique art, handcrafts, clothing, and jewelry all created right here in Mexico!
A small store packed full of handmade products and goodies! Soaps, lotions, treats, and more.
Looking to do some planting? This is the one stop shop for flowers, plants, black dirt, and pots!
A small boutique that is owned, operated and fully stocked by women! Selling everthing from art to clothes
Family owned and operated store, that features high quality homemade products and a selection of bulk herbs!
With multiple locations in the Colonia and Puerto, Chulim is a great option for fresh fruit, vegetables, and juice.
Family owned and operated business with a nice selection of cuts of meat and seafood.
The second largest barrier reef is right outside of your front door! Now is the time to explore it.
The town is small but the live music scene is huge! Find live music of all genres any day of the week.
Spend the day on the water reeling in fish. Afterwards let a local restaurant grill up your catch for a seafood feast!
Visit Puerto Morelos' very own brewery! Located just outside of town, it's a great pit stop for some grub and cold beer.
Check out a polo match in the Ruta de los Cenotes. Follow them on social media for upcoming events.
A crash course on Mexican tequilas and pairings at La Sirena. Get your diploma from Tequila University!
Check out this local farm to table initiative. Tour the farm, experience the food prep, and enjoy an amazing meal!
65 hectares of preserved land! Take in the local flora and fauna on your own or take a guided tour.
Rent a Stand Up Paddle board and get out on the water. Are you a newbie? Hire an instructor to show you how!
Learn to cook like a local with Chef Marco and Doña Sonia! Group or private sessions are available.
An interactive zoo that features wild animals native to this area. Guided tours daily!
Spend the afternoons in the town square! The vibrant park has many features great for kids.
Cool off at a waterpark just outside of Puerto Morelos. Slides, lazy river, wave pool and more!
Check out the aquarium in Plaza La Isla in Cancun. Multiple tanks, interactive pool, and a daily dolphin show!
Grab the family, and venture into the Zona Urbana to experience rock climbing in the jungle!
Explore the Mayan jungle and cenotes! Take a tour that offers zip lines, bungee, atv-ing and more
Want a pool day? Check out Unico! It's one of the only beach clubs in town with a pool for guests.
Located just outside of Cancun, this farm is worth the drive! Petting zoo and pony rides for the kids.
Check out the various parks in the Colonia. Brujula park in Villas 1 is shady and lined with walking trails!
An all-inclusive day pass at a water park is a fun and easy way to spend a day. And it's just 20 minutes away!
Just an hour away, this village is famous for the sea turtle habitat. Snorkel the local beach to see them up close!
The area is FULL of amazing ruins. Start with Chichen Itza, one of the 7 Wonders of the New World.
With 50 different attractions, Xcaret was created to showcase the wonders of Mexican and Mayan Culture.
Drive inland and visit this colonial city! Spend time in the town square and check out the beautiful architecture.
A challenging course that offers amazing views and affordable prices! A jewel in the Mayan Jungle.
The perfect day trip! Take a ferry (or catamaran!) to the Island for a day of fun in the sun and INCREDIBLE views.
Just outside of the village, this route is the epicenter of the areas underground caves and waterways known as cenotes.
There's nothing better than spending the day on the water in a yacht! Perfect for small groups and families.
Spend the day in air conditioning learning about local culture at the Mayan Museum in Cancun.
These gentle giants graze our coastline every summer. Be sure to check this off of your bucket list!
Non-profit commited to the rescue, rehabilitatation, & re-homing of abused dogs in the Mayan Riviera!
A community based organization putting instruments and art into the hands of teenagers.
A government program created to protect the quality of life of children and families!
An international organization that supports the well-being and health of animals.
Serving the people of Puerto Morelos through sports, education, home building and community development.
An amazing group of people that offer FREE sterilization campaigns for both cats and dogs.
A project dedicated to helping under privileged kids! Known for organizing clothing and toy drives.
A group united to inform the community on evironmental education and citizen science!
A team of volunteers working together on various projects in Puerto Morelos and throughout the area.
Not only is it a beautiful place to visit, but the garden also plays an active role in restoring coastal plants!
Lauro's is the place to go for live music! They feature a full menu, cold drinks, and local bands EVERY night.
If you're looking for a low-key night out, this place is perfect! Sip a margarita with views of the sea and town square.
Looking for a fun place to hang with the locals and drink Mexcal? Look no further!
Have a meal and stick around for live music and drinks! Be sure to check out Salsa night every Friday.
A local hotspot that is always packed! And for a reason- it's a sports bar with live music and liter sized drinks. Salud!
One of the original Puerto Morelos cantinas. Where the locals and expats gather for a good time.
Su-Frida is new to the scene but already known for hosting some great events! Live music, shows, and more.
Located in the colonia, this 2nd story location is known for a nice breeze and a good time!
This place may be a bit hidden, but it's worth the search! Cold drinks, fun atmosphere and tasty food.
A fun locale that takes us back to the 80's! Be sure to check out one of their karaoke nights or live DJ's.
Delicious Italian seafood and pizza. Both indoor and outdoor seating, with a bonus rooftop bar!
Known for their burgers, loaded baked potatoes, and friendly staff. Located in the heart of the Colonia.
American cuisine with a touch of home flavor. Not to mention, a dining room with air conditioning.
Waterfront dining that can't be beat. Fresh seafood, cold drinks. They have a brunch menu too!