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Puerto Morelos community spirit

With empty beaches and streets, it looks as though the people of Puerto Morelos are heeding the stay at home order and lending a helping hand to those in need. Some are taking shopping orders, delivering food parcels or checking up on elderly neighbors. Others are looking after stray dogs and cats. A few restaurants are open for take out only, supplying the community with fresh bread and pizzas. One restaurant has also teamed up with the local Rotary Club to cook meals for needy families. Even Alma Libre bookstore has pitched in, taking book orders from desperate readers by phone or online and delivering them by bike.

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Cancun is 50 years old this April

April 20 marks the 50th birthday of Cancun, however Mexico’s pioneering beach playground is at a standstill when it should be celebrating its first half-century. Commemorative events and parades have been postponed for later in the year and Cancun residents will honor it with a moment of quiet reflection and thoughts on what they can do to make the city even better for visitors and inhabitants alike.
Cancun has shown tremendous resilience over the years and we look forward to celebrating many more of its birthdays together on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. In the meantime, wherever you may be, raise a glass and wish Cancun and its people well.

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The Mexican Caribbean at a standstill for now

The Mexican Caribbean tourism industry has shut down temporarily. The area’s legendary beaches, parks and archaeological sites are closed. Hotels, restaurants and bars are shut and the busy skies above Cancun, usually so full of planes are silent.
In a state that depends so heavily on tourism, the economic crisis is already biting hard. Thousands of hotel workers have been laid off and the State Government is implementing an emergency aid package with measures to help local families and businesses.

Such is the enduring appeal of this sun-drenched shoreline that travelers are already booking for later in the year and the hope is that once the lockdown is lifted, flights begin again and travel is possible, our visitors will start to return. Paradise is waiting.

 

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