Area Info


A couple of frequently asked questions:

Where is Puerto Aventuras?

Puerto Aventuras is located centrally between the hopping chic town of Playa Del Carmen and the eco beach town of Tulum where one of the famous Mayan ruins is located.  Puerto Aventuras is one hour south of Cancun International Airport.

What is Puerto Aventuras like?

Puerto Aventuras is a gated town with a mixed population of tourists and local residents of all ages and nationalities.  The village is complete with a grocery store, specialty markets, boutique shops, restaurants, a wonderful school, golf course, tennis courts, skate park, breathtaking sandy beaches, coral reef lined shore and the only marina south of Cancun.

Is the area safe?

Yes, the town has a gated entry and is security patroled 24/7.  This town is a luxury community with friendly families, smiling workers and happy tourists alike.  The roads are all paved and have large sidewalks.  Here you will find people walking, biking, riding golf carts and cars.  

On a side note, the media broadcasts Mexico as being extremely dangerous. What they forget to mention is that Mexico is a huge country and the episodes that are happening are located near the border towns.  By car it would take you close two days to arrive there, so I am sure you will not come across any problems.

Please click on these two images to see just how safe Mexico is compared to the USA and many other countries in the world.

Should we bring cash or travelers checks to Mexico?

I recommend traveling with a little cash and using an ATM to retrieve cash in pesos at the best rate possible. There are several ATMs in Puerto Aventuras.  Most of the restaurants may advertise that they take credit card but please do not count on this.  There are many times the credit card machines are out of service.  The ATM next to the Cedam Museum is the best ATM (low fees and good exchange rates) to use in all of Puerto Aventuras. 

How do you call in Mexico and what are the emergency phone numbers there?

Calling in Mexico can be unfamiliar.  Please look below for some guidelines.  Additional emergency phone numbers are listed below.


52 984 1234567

Country Code Area Code Last Seven

To call the US & Canada                                001+ area code + phone number

To call local numbers                                      Dial last 7 digits of phone number

To call local CELL phones from landline         Dial 044 + 984 + last 7 digits

To call local CELL phones from cell                Dial last 7 digits of phone number


Ambulance Service                    984.873.0493

Playa Del Carmen Police           984.873.0163

Playa Del Carmen Fire               984.879.3670

Puerto Aventuras Security          984.873.5173

Poison Control (US Vonage)      1.800.456.7707




Description:    Delicatessen restaurant, gourmet market with fine wines and cheeses.  Great baguette sandwiches.

Contact:    984.802.8636

Al Cielo

Description:    Upscale beach restaurant with mouth watering paella.  Go for the day and pay for a lounger and be waited on in view of their stunning beach.

Reservation required.

Location:    Just south of Puerto Aventuras on Xpuha beach.

Contact:    984.840.9012



Description:    Coffee, espresso, smoothies, ice cream, treats, paninis, and free wifi. They have tasty freshly baked croissants and cookies to go along with their homemade ice cream and fine coffees.  Their chocolate croissants are heavenly to say the least!

Contact:    984.106.6537

Cafe Olé   

Description:    Mexican/ American with seafood, salad bar, rib night and homemade pies.  Fantastic live music throughout the week.

Contact:    984.873.5125

Dolce Vita

Description:     A charming little restaurant with great Italian food and romantic atmosphere.


Description:    A seaside estate with five star spa and restaurant.  Be ready to have a wonderful experience at a pretty penny.

Location:     Location:  Just south of Puerto Aventuras on Xpuha beach.   

Contact:    984.873.4835


Hoo Haa’s

Description:    The liveliest spot in the village. Mexican/ American cuisine and gigantic margaritas. Live music and karaoke throughout the week.

Contact:    984.127.4508

Latitude 20  

Description:    Wonderful ribs and fresh fish tacos.  Try the avocado lime pie!  This is where you will find many locals.  The restaurant is located in front of Dreams hotel in view of the kayak dolphin swim.  Check their boards in front of the         restaurant for announcements of live music.

Contact:    984.128-2933



Description:    Italian cuisine, offering fresh pasta and brick oven thin crust pizza.

Contact:    984.873.5418

Omni Resort Bar

Description:    Swim up bar on one side, regular bar on the other.  Located a couple steps from the tide and has the best views of all of Puerto Aventuras.  Fantastic meals, bites and beverages.  An all day affair.

Palma Manati

Description:    Sit on a swing under a palapa, have a drink and a light bite.

Paparazzi Pizza

Description:    Great valued pizza.  2 x 1 Specials daily!  They have fresh fruit and vegetable juices as well.  Dine in or delivery.

Contact: 984.873.5651

Pelican Point 

Description:    Freshest of fish around, impeccable host and a remarkable international menu. Fine Italian wines and an air conditioned bar.

Contact:    984.802.9341 - Reservations highly recommended.

Pizza Aventuras

Description:    Always good, pizza for delivery only.  This is the best NY style pizza around,quality ingredients and no skimping.  They have baked chicken wings.  They take 45 minutes but are worth the wait!  They close at 7:30.

Contact:    984.802.8888

Pizza Paparazzi

Description:    The local choice for pizza.  They have 2x1 specials for a small upcharge.

Contact:    984.8073.5651

Taco Paco 

Description:    Fantastic fresh fish and shrimp tacos with a whole bar full of fresh salsas and condiments to customize your taco.  Try the shrimp stuffed pepper.  Located near the PemEx station outside of the gates. A must have lunch stop.

The Pub 

Description:    Ice cold beer served up with traditional pub fare and Mexican cuisine. Killer margaritas - do not have more than two or you may just find yourself dancing on the bar.  All their food is consitent and moderately priced.  Fish and chips is a great option. For breakfast don’t forget to order the fresh fruit  plate. Live music throughout the week, large screen tv’s and a pool table.

Contact:    984.873.5130


Description:    Mayan, Yucatecan and International cuisine on the beach at the Omni Resort. If you are up early this is a great spot to have breakfast on the beach.

Contact:    984.873.5086