Solo Female Travel in Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, nestled between the hustle of Cancun and the charm of Playa del Carmen along Mexico's Riviera Maya, offers a tranquil and serene escape for travelers. This charming fishing village is renowned for its unspoiled beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and eco-tourist parks, making it a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Its charm lies in the preserved local culture, the picturesque leaning lighthouse, and the surrounding nature reserves like the Ruta de los Cenotes, which features stunning underground rivers and limestone sinkholes. Additionally, Puerto Morelos' close proximity to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, makes it a paradise for snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Is Puerto Morelos good for solo travel?



Puerto Morelos has a close-knit community and lower crime rates compared to larger cities, making it generally safe for solo female travelers. However, it is always important to be cautious and aware of your surroundings. While beaches and central tourist areas are well-patrolled and secure, exercise caution during the night. Keep your personal belongings close to you at all times to avoid pickpocketing.


Puerto Morelos, is a relatively small town, making it easy to navigate. You will find plenty walking options to reach local attractions, shops, and restaurants. Bicycle rentals are also available for quicker transit. In need of going somewhere further in the area, taxis are readily available. Always be cautious with your belongings while traveling.
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Things to do:Interesting

Puerto Morelos offers a wide range of activities for a solo female traveler. It boasts one of the largest barrier reefs and is highly revered by snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Being less touristy than its neighboring cities Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, it provides a more authentic, calm Mexican vibe with its tranquil seafront, charming town square, and local markets where you can indulge in local cuisine and shopping. Additionally, there are numerous natural parks and cenotes nearby to explore; but also lovely bookstores and wellness offerings such as yoga and spa treatments for rejuvenation. However, do note that it is smaller and less bustling than some may prefer.

Food:Above average

Puerto Morelos, offers a multitude of food options, encompassing everything from traditional Mexican cuisines to international dishes. Unmissable are the local seafood taco stands, and the richly flavorful carnival of tastes offered by locally made moles and salsas. Vegetarians and vegans, however, might find themselves with more limited choices. Despite this, the overall quality, diversity, authenticity, taste, and affordability of food is generally high.


Puerto Morelos strikes a comfortable middle ground when it comes to budget-friendliness. The smaller scale and less touristy vibe mean cheaper costs than places like Cancun, but its increasing popularity may bring slightly higher prices than some off-the-beaten-path locations. Accommodations, eating out, and activities range from budget to mid-range. With careful planning, a trip can be quite manageable and affordable.

Is Puerto Morelos worth visiting?


Hope (26)


Family travel experience

A very safe little town with some very good restaurants and shops. The bookstore is a real highlight, as is the main plaza where on weekend evenings there are shows for the kids and a craft fair to buy keepsakes and gifts.

Posted: March 27, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Anila (23)

United States

Family travel experience

Puerto Morelos is safe and walkable, with scuba diving, restaurants, a supermarket, beaches, and more all walkable from the main square. Within easy driving access are the airport, cenotes, and many other attractions. The town is well lit and safe at night especially around the main square.

Posted: December 6, 2023Experienced: December, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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