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Serie Documental La Ruta de los Mayas

Video ID: 0483
Videographer: 637
Date: 01/19/17
Description: Within the modern history of the Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos was born in the 19th century with the founding of the Colonizing Company of the Eastern Coast of Yucatan, to export dye stick, gum, vanilla, tobacco, cedar and cork. After this, Puerto Morelos begins to progress and becomes the oldest natural port of Quintana Roo.

In addition, there are vestiges of the Ekab Cacicazgo in the jungle and in the coast like Coxol, the Altar, the Barradas Mayas and Pyramid of Muchil. In the seventies Cancun was born and with the promotion of tourism, Puerto Morelos began its population and economic growth due to the immigration of diverse national and foreign people.

This growth was a cause of concern for the damage they were doing to the ecosystem and especially the second largest reef in the world. We will travel through history through its own people and how they achieved the balance between tourism growth and the care and preservation of their environment