Travel Tuesday: Puerto Morelos Day Trip

Puerto Morelos is a miraculously untouched paradise nestled between the more widely known Cancun and Playa del Carmen in Mexico.  This small fishing village has escaped the surrounding areas’ trend of development thanks to strict local building codes and government-protected ecological reefs and mangroves.


The off-the-map town offers the experiences valued most by Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts— wellness, serenity and romance.  So if you want to spend a day during your vacation to Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya visiting the tranquil village, here are some ideas to perfect your experience.

  • Snorkel: The reefs of Puerto Morelos are part of the second largest reef system in the world!
  • Eat:  Check out El Nicho, Puerto Morelos’ number one restaurant for breakfast; the funky street side for lunch; or John Gray’s kitchen for a more upscale dinner.
  • Birdwatch:  The protected Mangroves host more than 150 species of birds.
  • Shop:  From specialty bookstores to ceramics and clothing stores, there are shops for every taste.
  • Stop and smell the flowers:  Visit the Botanical Gardens, or the Jungle.  The gardens have 150 km of beautiful grounds, and the Jungle has a Mayan Jungle Market for artisan crafts on Sundays.

No matter what you choose to do while visiting the village of Puerto Morelos, you are sure to have a magnificently unique experience.  Don’t forget to bring cash, many places in town don’t accept credit cards; and even more importantly relax and immerse yourself in the small town atmosphere of this beautiful beachside gem.

Talk to your concierge today to plan your day trip while at  Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita!

A Few More Reasons to Love Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita

As if you didn’t have enough reasons to fall in love with Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita, here’s a few more we’d like to share! 

We are proud to announce that Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita was recently recognized with several prestigious travel industry awards. We received a 2011 Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards in the Luxury Hotel/Resort category, as well as the MLT Quality Assurance Award based on customer satisfaction. We were also honored with an award for Best Boutique Hotel International by Flight Center, which was selected by all Liberty Travel and GoGo travel consultants!

And while we love being recognized by the travel industry, we also can’t forget the recognitions that come directly from those who matter most to us – our guests! We are equally proud to announce that TripAdvisor has ranked Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita #4 best hotel in Puerto Moreles! The resort has a 4.5 rating out of 5 on TripAdvisor based on guest reviews. It’s no surprise that travelers fall in love with our 5 star, AAA Five Diamond rated, beach front resort and its bevy of Endless Privileges®.

Here are snippets of some recent reviews of Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita:

“The food is unbelievable. Organic and full of wonderful things that we all should be eating everyday. …Every meal was a work of art.”

If I had any idea it was going to be this amazing, we would have stayed for 2 weeks instead of just 1. It was definitely hard to leave!! But we will absolutely be back!! If you are looking for the perfect getaway, look no further!!!”

“…there were personalized touches that we absolutely loved, such as the turn-down service where the staff carefully laid out robes and slippers for you and sprinkled them and the bed with fragrant tropical flowers.”

“It is an oasis of natural scenery and wildlife with peacocks and exotic birds roaming the resort. The atmosphere is serene and perfect for a vacation away from it all where you can relax and be pampered.”