Our Puerto Morelos Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need? We have all these answers plus other basic info about the best time to go, getting there, getting around, and a few useful travel tips.

    It’s all compiled in this Puerto Morelos Travel Essentials. After reading this short and easy-to-read guide, you will be a little more prepared to start your trip in Puerto Morelos.


    Best time to travel to Puerto Morelos (weather-wise)

    Puerto Morelos has a tropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 23ºC and 28ºC all year round. 

    • The rainiest time of the year is between June and November, with an average of 9 rainy days per month. 
    • Note that between March and November, you can expect heat peaks over 40ºC.
    • December-February is peak tourist season, with hotel and flight prices rising accordingly. 
    • March-October is a great time to visit; although the weather is hotter and more humid, you’ll avoid the peak season’s throngs, and flight and hotel prices are more affordable.

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    Puerto Morelos basics

    • Languages:
      Primary: Spanish
      Most of the Mexicans working in the tourist industry speak/understand English 
    • Plug types: A and B
    • Electricity: 110 V
    • Currency: Mexican peso (Mex$)
    • International dialling codes: +52 998
    • Emergency telephone number: 911

    Getting into the city

    Cancun International Airport

    One of the busiest and largest airports in Mexico, Cancun International Airport is the primary airport to get to Puerto Morelos. It sits 21 km north of the small seaside town, as the crow flies. Cancun Airport features no less than 4 passenger terminals and 2 runways. Here, you’ll find a great range of dining and shopping options as well as facilities including free Wi-Fi, banking and currency exchange services. There are several transfer options to reach Puerto Morelos:

    • There’s no taxi rank at Cancun Airport. 
    • The airport taxi services feature a good choice of vehicles from shareRide to taxiX to taxiXL to taxiSUV. The journey takes around 20-25 minutes and costs between Mex$300 and Mex$750. To pay the prices aforementioned, reservations must be made beforehand, online – expect to pay more if you buy your transfer on site.
    • ADO Bus runs comfortable 35-seater buses that can take you to Puerto Morales ADO Terminal, 2 km of Puerto Morelos Town Square, in around 25-30 minutes for roughly Mex$70-80. It’s the cheapest way to get there. ADO ticket counters can be found in each terminal. ADO Buses to Puerto Morelos run every 40 minutes from the airport.
    • Car rental agencies can be found within the grounds of the airport.

    Getting around Puerto Morelos

    Travel tips

    Puerto Morales Town and the nearby Town Square – where most of the beachside hotels are located – are compact and can easily be explored on foot. Both hosts a good choice of dining, shopping and nightlife entertainment options. Note that walking at night in isolated areas is not recommended. For getting around Puerto Morelos, a good choice of public and private transport services is at hand. 

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    Colectivos – local minivans

    • Colectivos are local minivans that offer a fun and economical way to get around Puerto Morelos. It’s a genuine Mexican experience.
    • They run in the town centre and along the highway. You can get to many beaches and even to Playa del Carmen, 30 km south of Puerto Morelos.  
    • The price of a single ride is Mex$15. Tickets are available for sale on the bus.

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    Taking a taxi

    • Taxis are the main and most convenient mode of transport in Puerto Morelos. They can be hailed down on the street.
    • Cab stands can be found in Puerto Morelos Town Square and just off Highway 307 at the ADO Bus Terminal.
    • You can also call companies such as Los taxis del Sindicato Cesar Martín Rosado (998 871 0090) or Taxis Dreams (998 215 8089), just to name a few.
    • Expect to pay a minimum fare of around Mex$30 for a 3-km ride.
    • Always agree on the price with the driver before getting in a taxi.

    Cycling around Puerto Morelos

    • Cycling is a fun and healthy way to get around Puerto Morelos. The beach is only 2.5 km from the town centre so it’s not a too demanding ride.
    • Many hotels have rental bikes at hand. If not, you can find bicycle rental shops such as Puerto Morelos Green Bikes (+52 998 734 8132) and Divers Point Bike Rental (+52 998 206 9051) in the Town Square.
    • Prices range around Mex$180 per day.

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    Annual events to look out for

    Independence Day

    • What: Mexican flags float all around the city for the celebration of Mexico Independence Day. Expect traditional food, dance and music performances, and artisans’ stalls in this notable cultural event.
    • When: 15 September
    • Where: Throughout the city

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