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Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos is a town in the Quintana Roo state of Mexico. It is in the north east of the state, about 36 km south of Cancun. It has historically been the main port between the mainland of Yucatan and the Island of Cozumel, and a regular automobile ferry runs from Puerto Morales to Cozumel. The town is named after Mexican independence leader José María Morelos. Puerto Morelos has grown rapidly with the development of tourism and as of 2003 is estimated to be the home to some 10,000 people.