Puerto Aventuras: a hidden gem in the Riviera Maya

Puerto Aventuras Marina

Marina lifestyle, the world’s second largest barrier reef, a wildlife sanctuary, a 9-hole golf course just a stone’s throw away from beautiful beaches… that’s only some of the incredible features of the unique community of Puerto Aventura.

Even if you are a local resident or a frequent traveler to the Riviera Maya area, you may not have heard of Puerto Aventuras. But why is that and what more can you discover about this one-of-a-kind paradise?

Situated just between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Puerto Aventuras has the world’s second largest barrier reef, a world-class marina, and a wildlife sanctuary. Perfectly located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the town epitomizes the essence of the area: white sand beaches, turquoise water, great sightseeing, archaeological Mayan ruins and multiple islands.

But the benefits of Puerto Aventuras go way beyond its ideal location. One of its best-hidden secrets, the town has one of the few marinas in Mexico that can accommodate large boats and is one of only two between Cancun and Belize that offers full-service. The marina provides docks for different sized boats and yachts from 10′ to 150′ long, sailboats, luxury ships and small fishing boats. A complete residential marina lifestyle, it has a unique and ingenious layout where most homes and condos have immediate access to the canals. Boat lovers and owners can literally tie up their boats directly in their backyard! You’ll also find excellent opportunities for snorkeling, diving, sailing and fishing.

Puerto Aventura is as well the location of the first golf course in the Riviera Maya area which was designed in 1991 by renowned PGA player Thomas Lehman.

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Also a wildlife sanctuary, you’ll find dolphins, sea lions and manatees in Puerto Aventura. You can even go swimming with the dolphins! The town also has a number of hotels, restaurants, shops, as well as many bike paths, jogging spaces and tennis courts.

So how come so few people know about this Caribbean gem? A safe and well-protected community, many people assume that the town is off limits but that’s simply not the case. Visitors are always welcome at the restaurants or various hotels. You’ll also find many vacation rentals in the area.

Because most of its hotels and vacation rentals are not listed on common travel and booking websites like Expedia, Puerto Aventuras has remained a very exclusive real estate development. If you do manage to find yourself in Puerto Aventuras, you will immediately notice its tranquil and friendly vibe! With residents hailing from all over the world, the main language spoken is English.  Most people can’t help but fall under the spell of this enchanted community and want to spend as much time as they can there.

Prices for vacation rentals and investment properties will be a little higher than in Playa del Carmen or other towns in the Riviera Maya. But as any resident of Puerto Aventura will tell you, it’s worth every penny!

If you are keen to learn more about Puerto Aventuras and its many amenities and investment opportunities, talk to one of our real estate agents. Living Riviera Maya has many properties listed in this little piece of paradise!