Puerto Aventuras mingles tropical beauty with the riches of the sea. But despite its congenial coastal nature, this little resort alcove is a haven for family fun. Set back on a secluded bay, looking out over a yacht-filled marina and the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Aventuras may surprise with what is on offer.
There is something for every age and interest. The largest dolphinarium in the Riviera Maya makes its home here, offering rare chances to experience swimming with dolphins, interactions with manatees, and even turtle swimming opportunities only a few minutes away in the Riviera Maya.
The pueblo of Tulum and its Mayan ruins are 30 minutes to the south, offering a different cultural feel, and some great beaches to hang out on. While Playa del Carmen is 15 minutes to the north and has a wide range of shopping, major grocery stores, movie theatres and some of the best Mexican food around.
However, the snorkeling and scuba diving in and around Puerto Aventuras are particularly popular, and there’s excellent opportunities for deep sea fishing as well. One of the largest barrier reefs in the world is just off the coast, and both novice and experienced divers can explore the waters. For more mellow areas to swim and snorkel, Puerto Aventuras has three bays with safe, shallow waters.
Despite the small size however, Puerto Aventuras retains a rare vibrancy that isn’t found easily elsewhere. The development continuously expands to include more upscale villas, condos and hotels, while the modern marina, tennis courts and well-maintained golf course is slowly turning the area into a center for all-inclusive family fun.