Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — With the official close of 2018, authorities with the municipality of Puerto Morelos say they have broken previous tourist records with nearly one million over the past year.
In a report by Puerto Morelos City Council, they say the seaside town hosted nearly one million visitors in 2018, a historic figure which according to Mayor Laura Fernández Piña, is the result of strategically implemented tourism promotions.
She says the town has not only seen an increase in visitors, but also in the length of their stay.
“Puerto Morelos has become a tourist preference for many reasons, not only for its natural, gastronomic, historical and cultural beauties, but also for the tranquility that this corner of the Mexican Caribbean offers to visitors,” she said.
Laura Fernández said that at the end of 2016, when the promotion of the municipality began at tourist fairs, the destination received about 700,000 vacationers.
“It is an increase of more than 40 percent, which we hope is a trend that will continue in the coming years, along with the growth of the hotel supply,” she added.
“Puerto Morelos is a destination that attracts floods of people year after year, and in which the percentage of repetitive tourism increases more and more because those who visit us for the first time fall in love with everything we offer here,” she noted.
The mayor also noted an extended congratulations to the hotel, Excellence Riviera Cancun, which is located in Puerto Morelos, for their recent achievement as one of the Best in the World hotels by Tripadvisor travelers.
Hector Tamayo Sanchez, director of Tourism, pointed out that the village of Puerto Morelos was also chosen by Expedia as one of the Best Destinations for Vacations in Mexico in 2018.
“We are very motivated to continue promoting our destiny and to work more to provide the best image and better services to those who visit us.”