El Morro is a destination that will seduce you with its quietness and its beaches, where several tributaries flow
Dishes you can't miss
Delicious dish consisting of a mixture of cheese with shrimps.
Local product in different types, made from curdled milk.
Typical food of El Morro, Mexico
You can enjoy seafood and different kinds of cheese in El Morro
El Morro has very few shops or dining options, but you can try different types of cheese, including crema, ranchero, cotija, canasta, and Oaxaca, available throughout the farms around the town. Hotel Boca de Ovejas houses El Faro restaurant, where you can enjoy a shrimp cocktail or shrimp fondue.
- If you travel to El Morro between May and October, you should bring an umbrella or a rain jacket.
- We recommend packing flip-flops, a swimsuit, Bermuda shorts, and loose shirts to enjoy the beach.
- During the day, you should protect yourself with a broad-spectrum sunscreen and insect repellent at nightfall.
The weather in El Morro, Mexico
El Morro has a warm humid climate, with rains in summer and an average temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). El Morro is within an area at risk of cyclones and tropical storms that may affect between June 01 and November 30
What to bring by season
Rainy season (May to October): the rainfall is heavy during this season, with a monthly average of 164 mm (6.5 inch). June is the rainiest month, with 248 mm (9.8 inch) in 19 days. The average temperature of the rainy season in El Morro is 21 °C (70 °F), reaching highs of 28 °C (82 °F) in May, and lows of 15 °C (59 °F). You should pack an umbrella or a rain jacket; wear natural fabrics such as cotton, a swimsuit, a hat or cap, and sunglasses. You may need a sweater at night.
Dry season (November to April): during these months, the climate in El Morro is cooler and drier. The highest temperatures are recorded in April, with 27 °C, dropping to 11 °C (52 °F) between December and February, when there is an average monthly temperature of 18 °C (64 °F). There is an average of 12 days a month with moderate drizzle. We recommend dressing in layers with Bermuda shorts and T-shirts, and wearing a sweater in cooler evenings. You should also bring loose shirts, flip-flops, and a swimsuit.
El Morro is a small community on the coast of the Mexican state of Veracruz, whose population doesn't exceed 30 inhabitants. This town belongs to the municipality of Alto Lucero de Gutiérrez Barrios and sits off a beach on the Gulf of Mexico, where several tributaries flow, creating a unique landscape. El Morro has a raised area with a lighthouse, the ideal place to admire the view and enjoy the scene created by the waves breaking on the shore.
Cabañas Los Pinos, located to the north of El Morro and beyond the lighthouse, is an ideal place to spend the night and enjoy the beach. There you will find a camping area and a turtle spawning zone, and you can participate in the sea turtles release, explore the surroundings by bicycle, or walk to the lighthouse. About 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) ahead, you will find Hotel Boca de Ovejas, which offers a pool, a restaurant, gardens ideal for weddings, and a wide beach where a small river flows. Both sites are ideal to relax, enjoy the tranquility of nature, and the whisper of the sea.
Other attractions in the surroundings of El Morro include the beaches of Palma Sola, Los Muñecos and its giant rocks that simulate dolls looking to the horizon, and El Ensueño, where Santander Turtle Camp is located. You can also walk along the streets of Nautla or Jicaltepec, two communities with buildings that reflect the presence of French immigrants; see the Dance of the Flyers in the Magical Town of Papantla, or venture to descend the rapids of the Filobobos River and swim in its waterfalls. The archaeological sites of El Cuajilote, Cempoala, Quiahuixtlán, and El Tajín are in the vicinity, where Totonac Indians settled. El Tajín hosts annual cultural events during one of the most important festivals in Veracruz.
***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).