Travel Age West has named Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, a “Riviera Maya hot spot,” due to the scenic beauty and wide variety of accommodations that are available here. As the second largest community on the Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras lies just 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen along Mexico’s stunning Caribbean coast.
The Puerto Aventuras Beach,Marine & Golf Resort development has evolved from little more than a small fishing village just a few short decades ago, into a major tourist and expat destination. The bay here is large enough to house a world-class deepwater marina and caters to private yachts and tour boats, among other vessels.
Also a golfer’s paradise,Puerto Aventuras real estate is home to the first coastal golf course in the area, which was designed in 1991 by Thomas Lehman. The nine-hole par 36 course is perfect for a casual afternoon on the links, but if golf is not your thing don’t despair; there are plenty of other ways to keep busy in this tropical paradise!
“Designed with both full-time residents and vacationers in mind,Puerto [has] an international mélange of residents in the townhomes and condos that line the golf course and marina,” writes Travel Age West. “Puerto’s marina is its main attraction.”
There are also a number of different shops and restaurants to choose from, along with coffee shops and other amenities. For visitors, there are several hotels lining the bay that offer reasonable pricing, along with smaller accommodations, such as the Omni Puerto Aventuras, which is the community’s first hotel and made Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Gold List. Although the property is not overly luxe, it has only 30 very nicely equipped rooms, each with a large balcony that is complete with hammocks, a hot tub and a day bed.
Larger resorts, such as the Catalonia Riviera Maya and the Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa offer a more traditional all-inclusive vacation experience. In addition, snorkeling is fabulous right off the coast here and there are plenty of tours available to the nearby reefs, which are among the world’s largest and most beautiful.