Portside – Downtown:
This area is on the east side of the Highway and is what is most familiar to tourists of Puerto Morelos. At its widest, it is 3 blocks deep from the beach. Any property in this area is close to the beach and is walking distance to the Town Square (maximum 10 minute walk). Residential homes are found in this area, along with the Town Square and many of Puerto Morelos’s restaurants and shops. Properties in this neighborhood will be located between the Commercial Shipping Pier (south of the Town Square) and Hotel Desire. Public beach accesses in this neighborhood are plentiful and the beaches are groomed by the town of Puerto Morelos regularly.
Portside – North Area:
Heading north from the Town Square, this area begins at Hotel Desire and continues to the end of Puerto Morelos, approx. 5 km from downtown. This area is 2 blocks deep and feathers out to a single row of beachfront properties. It is primarily residential, with a few resort hotels. The privacy and tranquility of this area, along with its natural beaches entice many return guests. All properties in this area will be close to the beach. If you decide not to rent a car, Guests enjoy walking the beach to Downtown, using taxis, or renting bicycles.
Portside – South Area:
Going south from the Town Square, this area begins at the commercial shipping pier and continues until the limits Puerto Morelos (and the northern border of Playa del Secreto). This is a growing area of Puerto Morelos, but is enjoyed by many of our guests for its tranquil, natural beaches. If you decide not to rent a car, Guests enjoy walking the beach to Downtown, using taxis, or renting bicycles.
East of Hwy 307:
This neighborhood is east of the Highway, but does not include the Portside area of Puerto Morelos. This includes the old village of the fisherman, called the “Pescadores”, along with new developments and subdivisions. Bike, Taxis, Rental Car, or Collectivo Minibus (in some areas) is a great way to navigate in the areas either side of the highway and to the Portside.
West of Hwy 307:
This neighborhood is everything west of the Highway. This includes the “Colonia”, which is the oldest part of the village of Puerto Morelos. You’ll find lots of local shops in this area. It includes the more remote, jungle area of the Zona Urbana, along with newer, numerous subdivisions. Bike, Taxis, Rental Car, or Collectivo Minibus (in some areas) is a great way to navigate in the areas either side of the highway and to the Portside.
Ruta de los Cenotes & Central Vallarta:
This area is west of the Highway. The road leading to the town of Central Vallarta is commonly known as the “Ruta de los Cenotes”/”Route to the Cenotes” due to the large number of cenotes that can be found alongside this road. The Ruta de los Cenotes Road is quite long, heading west, and ends at the town of Central Vallarta. In this area, you will often find high jungle land that doesn’t have some of the flooding issues that lower lying areas can experience. Depending on where the property is located within this area, it can be anywhere from 5 -30 minutes driving time to Downtown Puerto Morelos. Rental Car is recommended.