Despite massive development and rapid growth along Mexico’s Riviera Maya coastline, the charming town of Puerto Morelos has amazingly survived as a laid-back fishing village. The town’s locals are dedicated to preserving the nearby coral reef, which is the second largest barrier reef in the world. As a result, Puerto Morelos has seen very little large-scale resort development.
If you’re planning a family vacation in Mexico, consider staying in Puerto Morelos, where you can enjoy the charming town square and crowd-free beaches or visit a nearby Cenote.
Azul Hotels by Karisma
If you prefer an all-inclusive vacation experience, consider the Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma. With special programming for the under-5 set, including top-of-the-line Fisher-Price toys, complimentary loaner gear for babies, a lovely kids’ club, and features such as beach butlers and 24-hour room service, this is one of the most family-friendly hotels in Puerto Morelos.
Children over 5 will love the room with video games and a full schedule of challenge games and activities. Also consider booking a fun excursion, like horseback riding on the beach.
Consider booking a swim-up Junior Suite for a bit more room and the ability for kids to go swimming right from the room.
Hotel Hacienda Morelos
If you prefer a more intimate hotel experience and want to explore Puerto Morelos from the vantage point of a local, consider booking a boutique right in Puerto Morelos town.
Hotel Hacienda Morelos is situated directly on the beach. Enjoy free Wi-Fi; stunning ocean views; and clean, light, and spacious rooms. Hotel Hacienda Morelos is a fabulous option for a cheap hotel in Puerto Morelos.
Dine at the hotel’s bar and restaurant, or pick from one of the numerous locally owned restaurants in town.
Moonlight Condos Puerto Morelos
If you’d like more room to spread out and a kitchen to prepare meals for your family, consider booking a vacation rental in Puerto Morelos.
The Moonlight Condos, located right on the beach in Puerto Morelos, feature modern décor, a shared rooftop swimming pool, and beautiful ocean views. Work with the on-site tour desk to plan and book excursions throughout the Riviera Maya.
Each furnished apartment at the Moonlight Condos comes with a balcony or terrace, a fully equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer set, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.
And once again, opt to dine in or explore the variety of restaurants within a few city blocks of the property.
Abby del Sol
With eight unique vacation rental properties in Puerto Morelos, the Ceballos Family and Abby del Sol Reservation Services can help your family find the perfect vacation rental for your Riviera Maya vacation. Long-time expats in Puerto Morelos, the Ceballos are also a fantastic resource for planning activities and excursions in the region as well.
Use the handy unit comparison chart on their website to compare details like number of bedrooms, bed types, pool setup, and other details for all of the units they manage. Casas Mulder, Anita, and Ricardo are all ideal for families or extended family groups looking for space to spread out and amenities like pools and rooftop patios.
Have you stayed in Puerto Morelos with your family? I’d love to hear about your experience there!
This article is part of the #HipmunkCityLove series. For more information on getting to Puerto Morelos, check out this article I wrote on Hipmunk.
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