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Yahoo! Finance Reports: Growth Trend Continues in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

08 September, 2016

Situated just 20 miles from both Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the small beach town of Puerto Morelos is fast becoming one of the most popular new destinations in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, reported Yahoo! Finance.

“Puerto Morelos became Quintana Roo’s 11th municipality late last year after merging with another nearby village,” wrote Yahoo! Finance. “Now on a growth spurt due to its large shipping port and scenic locale,Puerto Morelos is a key international trading port known all over the world.” 

Often called Cancun’s “quiet neighbor,” Puerto Morelos has been an important center for shipping and trade since the 1920’s. In recent decades, travelers in the know have enjoyed stopping at Puerto Morelos when going between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, but the last five years has seen tremendous growth for this friendly little town.

“Visitors have come to appreciate its glistening beaches, authentic culture, and hospitable residents,” wrote Yahoo! Finance.

In addition, town officials in Puerto Morelos have garnered a reputation for welcoming visitors, while the city’s natural reef is one of the best places in Mexico to try snorkeling, with hundreds of species of fish, sea turtles, eels, lobster and rays. The local produce and craft market in Puerto Morelos is also a must-see, offering a glimpse into the true charming character at the heart of this gorgeous beach town. Also, consider planning a visit to the botanical gardens, where you can explore more than 150 acres of animals (including very friendly monkeys!) and exotic plants.

“Fishing is of course one of the central activities for visitors to Puerto Morelos,” wrote Yahoo! Finance. “Sailfish, dorado, marlin, barracuda and many more varieties prowl the waters where fishermen gather.”

Of course, the beaches of Puerto Morelos are also a major draw in this growing city, which has managed to retain its old-world charm despite its many new real estate opportunities and other major developments.

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Topics: Puerto Morelos Yahoo! Finance