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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos

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Av. Rafael e Melgar 1 2,3, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see when travelling in this area. Excellent guide, lifeguards and the Mayan Margaritas were out of this world.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yodasarmy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed this reef as it is still very clean, close to shore and easily accessible from Playa del Carmen where we were staying.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hockeymum3boys
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never snorkeled this is the place to experience the wonders of the sea. Exciting, safe and a memory of a lifetime. Weather has to be calm and sunny to be able to see all the beautiful coral and fish. Do it once...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seas were very rough making the water very turbulent and hard to distinguish the fish. Our guide swam at an alarming speed; only the very strong swimmers could keep up. Swimming in the swells was a challenge and several people did not venture off the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stefi1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Christina and Snorkel Guide Axel (?) did a great job! Party of eight on one boat. We visited two different spots on the reef and saw abundant fish, also saw two rays, one nursing shark and a small baracuda. Very well done.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VVHT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We snorkelled at two locations on the reef. The guides and tour company were very professional and well organized. I appreciated the added features of lunch and coffee and lockers for our personal effects.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DRTraveller81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renting a boat to take you out to the reef is a must do when in the area. The reef is in far better shape here than in most places, though there has been some bleaching/die off lately. There are so many amazing things to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HeatherL962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This National park is definitely worth visiting. It is near a beautiful small town Puerto Morelos which is a short drive from Cancun or Playa. The water is clear and you see many different varieties and sizes off fish and coral. A must see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LenkaV531
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of ten was led by a local named Pancho. He charges $20 US for a boat trip out to the reef. He guided us through the reef where we saw 4 painted eagle rays, 3 nurse sharks, a few sea turtles a schools...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Steve_H_53_Bklyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Reef Park of PM is a beautiful protected reef. You can go only into certain areas and only with a guide. We used the Mario and the guys from Marina Ojo de Agua and they were Awesome. There are so many different species...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Chelsea H
6 March 2019|
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Response from Steve_H_53_Bklyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes I snorkel almost every day from the beach around smaller coral heads. One of the best spots for this is a place marked Ojo del Aqua which is a small fresh water cenote that empties into the sea. The main reef however is... More
28 November 2018|
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Response from AlandDebM | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they require Eco-friendly sunscreen and insect repelient which we bought before we left home. We had a fantastic time. ENJOY!!!
17 February 2018|
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Response from aliciab144 | Reviewed this property |
Alltournative was great. They picked us up from our resort in Riviera Maya and ensured we were well cared for at the reef. The actual snorkeling was a guided tour but we had trouble keeping up with the guide. It is very fast... More