Puerto Aventuras Travel Information
The private gated community of Puerto Aventuras lies between Playa del Carmen and Tulum in Riviera Maya. This development includes hotels, villas, condos, a marina, a golf course and small private beaches. The large expatriate community gives the maritime locale an international feel. Puerto Aventuras is the perfect destination for a swim with dolphins or manatees, snorkeling, scuba diving, or a sport fishing charter. Choose from three quiet bays – Fatima, Chan Yu Yum, or Chac Hal Al – for a relaxing day at the beach.
Getting to Puerto Aventuras
Flying: The nearest airport to Puerto Aventuras is the Cancun International Airport (CUN). From there, it is an hour’s drive south to Puerto Aventuras.
Driving: If you are leaving the Cancun airport, head south on Highway 307 (toward Playa Del Carmen/Tulum). You’ll drive 45 miles and follow an entrance to the left for “Puerto Aventuras.” When you see the bridge, edge over into the right-hand lane, take a round-about under the bridge, head left onto the circle drive to go north to the entrance of Puerto Aventuras. You will enter a security check point before reaching the golf course, marina and vacation rentals.
Transit Services: There are no buses running from Cancun to Puerto Aventuras, but plenty of other options. You can board a passenger van from the airport, along with other area hotel guests, for about $30 per person. Another option is to hire a taxi at the airport taxi desk for $75-$100 each way. Lastly, a private airport transfer can be arranged through a travel booking company for as little as $90 one way.
Ground Transportation in Puerto Aventuras
Once you are in Puerto Aventuras, you can get around by:
- Foot – The community centers around the largest marina on Riviera Maya. From here, you can walk to boutiques, art shops, restaurants, a handful of bars, pharmacies, a post office, internet cafes, bank machines, tour operators, convenience stores, car rentals, snorkel rentals, golf courses, tennis courts, churches, several dive shops, a gym, fishing charters, parasailing, boat tours, beach clubs, and the Dolphin Discovery program.
- Bicycle – Many of the area condos and vocational rentals offer bikes for rent to help you get around for as little as $6 a day.
- Collectivo – Aside from walking or biking, the next-cheapest way to get around Puerto Aventuras is “collectivo” – which is basically like hailing a passenger van. Raise your arm to stop one – and, if they have room for you, they will flash their lights for you to hop aboard. These vehicles travel up and down the highways, so you may have to do some walking to reach your destination. If you’re not going far, you may pay as little as $2 a ride.
- Golf Cart – Daily golf cart rentals are available in town
- Taxi – Inexpensive and convenient for local transport and day trips
- Rental Car
Puerto Aventuras tourism information
There are no State Department travel advisories pertaining to Riviera Maya or Puerto Aventuras. Visitors are encouraged to “exercise caution when traveling south of Felipe Carrillo Puerto or east of Jose Maria Morelos, as cellular and internet service are virtually non-existent.”
Important Puerto Aventuras contacts
Keep these contact numbers on file:
- Police/Fire/Paramedics: 066
- Red Cross & Ambulance: 984-806-2250
- Harbor Master: 984-873-5108
Medical care in Puerto Aventuras
- For diving emergencies: Visit Hyperbaric Chamber at 10th & Calle 28 in Playa del Carmen (984-873-1365).
- For emergency room service: Head to Playa Med in Playa del Carmen at Hwy 307 and Calle 28 (984-879-3114).
- For bilingual hospital service: Go to Hospiten in Playa del Carmen on Hwy 307 at Playacar (984-803-1002).
- For pediatrics: Miguel Angel Galindez Negron speaks English 044-(984)-876-5489 or 044-(984)-875-0486.
- For house calls: Contact Dr. Gustavo Ambriz at (333) 6420974.
- For dental services: Call Dr. Enrique at 984.802.9264 or 984-113-5097
Puerto Aventuras weather
- Winter (Dec-Feb): There is never a bad time to visit Riviera Maya. Even in the coldest month (January), the temperature only gets as low as 67. Highs reach the low-80s. Insiders say the weeks in early December are a particularly delightful time to visit the area to enjoy lower prices, as well as quieter beaches.
- Spring (March-May): There is a small chance of hurricane weather this time of year, but the crowds are fewer, too. The one exception is Easter time. Travel in Quintana Roo – or anywhere in Mexico, for that matter – the week of Easter is the busiest time of year.
- Summer (June-Aug): Summer temperatures range from lows of 69 to highs of 90. You may find it more humid and heavily trafficked this time of year, though most of the young partiers coming to Riviera Maya in the summer months head to Playa del Carmen.
- Autumn (Sept-Nov): You will encounter slightly more rainfall in September and October, but you’ll find less traffic this time of year. You may find more special discounted rates this time of year.