Puerto Aventuras Mexico

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation, low on crowds and high on luxury, Puerto Aventuras may be the place for you. It offers opulent 5-star hotels; all-inclusive 4-star hotels; and other exquisite accommodations that include bed and breakfasts, villas, condominiums, and studios overlooking Fatima Bay, the marina, or the golf course. If you are a very discerning vacationer, you can rent a large estate home on the beach or golf course complete with luxurious furnishings and maid service.

The best ways to describe Puerto Aventuras may be exclusive, luxurious, and singular. It is a private, guarded, gated community in the heart of the Mayan Riviera in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It’s about an hour south of the Cancun International Airport, and has one golf course, one beach and one marina. Yet, whatever Puerto Aventuras has to offer, they offer it in style, and that’s exactly the way community developers planned it. It was purposefully designed so that no matter where you are inside the resort, you will always have a view of the ocean, the marina or the golf course.

The beach, Fatima Bay, is located in the center of the development, and is 1.5 miles of white-sand shoreline. Its shallow, turquoise waters are a safe place for small children to frolic while mom and dad enrich their tans on the beach. Chan Yu Yum, a smaller bay to the north of the resort, exclusively serves the guests of the Oasis hotel; Chac Hal Al is an inlet on the south side of the resort that will remain as an exclusive natural reserve for a few select owners, and with that draw it seems that Puerto Aventuras is quite hopeful that vacationers will not only visit but also invest in the development, and perhaps retire there.

Visitors to Puerto Aventuras may have sailed in and parked their boat in the largest full-service marina on the Yucatan coastline. And it is the marina where visitors gather for typical Carribbean water activities of snorkeling, diving, swimming with dolphins, or sailing. What isn’t typical is the famous Tortugas Reef a mere 10-minute boat ride away near Playa Del Carmen.

Tortuga Reef is a renowned world-class dive site. The reef is rich with coral, sea turtles, barracudas, and hundreds of other colorful fish. The Mayan cenotes (a natural deep well in limestone, used by the Mayan as a place of sacrifice) are also nearby and have the reputation of being one of the world’s finest fresh water caverns. For visitors interested in lessons, the marina features diving schools that offer instruction in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, French, and Italian. Their multilingual instructors and guides are known to be some of the finest on the Mayan Riviera.

To get to Puerto Aventuras, travelers can fly into Cancun International Airport, where they can rent a car and drive straight to their hotel, being there within an hour. However, no driving is allowed or needed within the development except into the parking lot of the hotel where they are staying. Everything - fine restaurants, bars on the beach, shopping, Fatima Bay, the 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, and the marina - is within walking distance. A rental car is a good option if you plan on taking a quick 20-minute trip to take in the sights at Playa Del Carmen or the 30-minute drive to see the Mayan ruins at Tulum. However, that would mean crowds and possible waiting lines.

Another option is to take a bus from Cancun to Playa Del Carmen and grab a transfer service to Puerto Aventuras. However, for the vacationer whose travel destination is Puerto Aventuras, I can’t see them necessarily wanting to take the bus.

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