Things to do
With three quiet bays to choose from – Fatima Bay, Chan Yu Yum and Chac Hal Al – Puerto Aventuras pitches you close to sun-drenched bliss. Let the kids splash in the shallows and get lost in a book under a palm tree. Or, if you want to go further afield, dip down south to Xpu Ha (pronounced ‘shpu-ha’) or Akumal. Tulum’s beach, with its ancient Mayan castle carved into the rocky cliffs, is not to be missed.
Take the heat out of the Mexican sun and take the plunge in the region’s waters. Visit the eco-park of Kantun Chi and explore its remarkable underground caverns. See turtles, colourful fish and rays while scuba diving around a coral reef. There are plenty of water sports at Puerto Aventuras too, from paddle boarding and kitesurfing to fishing.
A trip to Puerto Aventuras could easily be spent relaxing and reviving – and then relaxing some more. But it’s also a rare chance to discover the Yucatán Peninsula on adventure-packed day trips. See how the ancient Mayan civilisation has left its magnificent mark at Chichén Itzá. Wander around the colonial-style beauty of downtown Valladolid. Spy dolphins, manatees, flamingos and jaguars on a nature tour at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. Then float on your back down its ancient waterways.