Puerto Morelos Mexico Vacation Guide

Eco-Nature Tours

We offer low-impact ecologically friendly expeditions.

Toucan

Toucan

BOTANICAL GARDEN
Jardin Botanico “Yaax Che” is the only bona fide botanical gardens that we know of on the coast of Quintana Roo. The gardens were first established in 1984 and were dedicated in 1990 to Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín, a scientist who devoted the better part of his life to the study and preservation of the Maya way of life, their natural environment, and their knowledge and use of the region’s medicinal plants. Feel the Tropical forest at its best and learn about medicinal plants, walk in this beautiful area, admire the spider monkey’s, birds, raccoons, cactus and orchid collection, Mayan ruins, and more. The Mayan legend tells us that a giant Ceiba tree grows from the earth’s center (Yaax Che). Its trunk and branches support the sky and its roots penetrate into the underworld joining together the 3 cosmic levels of the Mayan universe: cab, kan and xibalba.
Open to the Public. Visit the Garden that is open each day from 9 am to 4 pm. Closed on Sunday.

CROCOCUN ZOO
Venture into the natural tropical forest and admire the prehistoric Crocodiles, Monkeys, Snakes, Deer, Turtles, Iguanas, Exotic Birds and more. Young and old, everyone will leave the zoo with unforgettable memories. The park is open every day from 8 am to 5 pm.

Cenote

Cenote

SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE RESERVE
This tour begins from the lobby of your hotel, transfer to Tulum-Boca Paila where you have a “Meet and Greet” reception by the Sian Ka’an biologist. Includes: Walking or taking the boat tour into the reserve accompanied by the bilingual Naturalist guide and entrances fees. Return to Boca Paila. Picnic in the area. Transfer back to your hotel. (Minimum 2 persons)
DISTANCE FROM CANCUN: 175 KM DRIVING TIME: 2 hours

RIO LAGARTOS ADVENTURE
“Without a doubt, the best place to observe the largest colony of Pink Flamingos.” Reserve of the Biosphere RIO LAGARTOS, the Pink Flamingo Sanctuary. This tour begins from the lobby of your hotel, transfer to Kantunilkin-Tizimin-Las Coloradas and Rio Lagartos. Upon arrival, meet and greet by our local guide that will take you by boat into the Flamingos National Park where more than 70 species of birds make it their home all year around. You won’t forget this memorable adventure. Returning to Rio Lagartos, a typical lunch is served at one of the local restaurants. Late return to Cancun with drop-off at your hotel.
DISTANCE FROM CANCUN: 256 KM.DRIVING TIME: 3 hours 45 minutes

CAVES OF AKTUN CHEN
“A wonderful world of Stalagmites and Stalactites awaits to be admired.” This tour begins from the lobby of your hotel, transfer to Akumal. Upon arrival, meet and greet by our local guide to this private area protected by the Ancona Family. Our local guide will take you in Jungle vehicles into the Caves of Aktun Chen where we will explore this special walking tour. At the end of the cave you will have the unique opportunity to see the “Cenote of Aktun Chen”. This protected area is also the home of several species of birds all year around. After the visit, a typical lunch will be served at Pamul beach. Before returning, time to swim and relax on the beach. Drop off at your hotel.
BRING ALONG good walking shoes (water shoes are preferable), bathing suit and an extra T-Shirt.
DISTANCE FROM CANCUN: 115 KM. DRIVING TIME: 1 hour 40 minutes

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