Mexico’s Puerto Morelos Scored Record High of Tourists in 2018
Puerto Morelos is entering the new year with some happy news. According to a report from the Puerto Morelos City Council, the seaside destination welcomed nearly one million visitors in 2018, making it a record-breaking year. The city also discovered that tourists were staying longer in Puerto Morelos than ever before.
“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 told Riviera Maya News.
By the end of 2016, Puerto Morelos only 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,” Pina said.
“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.”
In addition to record-breaking numbers, the city also garnered a few great accolades in 2018. Expedia chose Puerto Morelos as one of the Best Destinations for Vacations in Mexico in 2018 and Tripadvisor travelers chose Excellence Riviera Cancun (which is in the city, despite the name), as one of the Best in the World hotels.
Hector Tamayo Sanchez, Director of Tourism, said, “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.”
Source: Travel Pulse