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Puerto Morelos likely to end year with 800,000 visitors

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Municipal authorities of Puerto Morelos say they estimate the seaside town will close the year with 800,000 visitors, breaking figures from the previous year.

Héctor Tamayo Sánchez, general director of tourism, says that last year, Puerto Morelos counted 760,000 tourists, and that this year, they anticipate that number to be around 800,000 to close the 2018 year.

He says one reason for the increase in tourism is the intense promotion of Puerto Morelos as a tourist destination, adding that the promotion will continue. He explained that they are focused on markets such as Colombia, where new flights have been created to bring travelers to the area.

“For Puerto Morelos, Colombia is also a gateway to the Latin American market, hence its importance to us. We participate in tourist fairs to make a presentation of the beauties and high-quality hotel infrastructure and standards that we have in the municipality to offer to all tourists from that region,” he pointed out.

Tamayo Sánchez says Puerto Morelos has many attractions including reefs and the Cenotes Route along with a network of lagoons. There is much to discover, to work, to build, he said.

While there are two hotels under construction, he says “We hope not to continue growing in hotel rooms, but in tourists. Our intention is to increase the average stay and rate so that the tourism that arrives leaves a substantial economic advantage for the municipality and the inhabitants of Puerto Morelos.”