The Caribbean beach town of Puerto Aventuras makes for easy living in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. It lies south of Playa del Carmen, just north of the real estate boom already happening in Tulum, and less than an hour and a half from Cancun International Airport.
And although the marina is the main focus of this 900-acre gated community, the beaches are naturally stunning and seldom crowded. Beachcombers, campers and snorkeling snowbirds love Paamul, a crescent-shaped lagoon with clear, placid waters sheltered by a coral reef.
However, this booming resort-town was once just another block of thick amazonian rainforest. Construction began in the late 1980’s, to serve as a limited commercial centre offering basic amenities to visiting yachtsmen, residents and tourists alike.
But Puerto Aventuras always had more to offer.
Today, some of the things to do in Puerto Aventuras and its nearby surroundings include tennis, sportfishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with turtles, dolphins and manatees, and discovering some of the many nearby cenotes and underground rivers.
In addition to the endless list of activities, Puerto Aventuras is often ranked as one of the places that offers the most fun things to do with kids in Mexico. As the little coastal community offers fewer crowds than Cancun and Playa, and features a first-rate golf course.