Saving the Mesoamerican Reef: 25 Tips for Reef-Safe Travel

A turtle swimming over bleached coral reef.
If you have been snorkeling and diving in the Mexican Caribbean for a long time, you may have noticed some changes to our reef. You may think you are imagining it or romanticizing the “good old days” before the Riviera Maya exploded with tourism. Unfortunately, what you suspect is true. The Mesoamerican Reef, the barrier … Read more

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Getting Your Mexico Driver’s License in Playa del Carmen

Getting a Mexico Driver's License in playa del carmen
This article will give you the most up to date information about getting a drivers license in Playa del Carmen.

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2024 Colonos Ordinary Assembly in Puerto Aventuras

Your Vote Matters
The 2024 Colonos Ordinary Assembly in Puerto Aventuras is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 9:00 AM in the salon of the PA Beach Club & Hotel.

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Big News! Tren Maya Playa del Carmen Station to Open Soon

Mayan Train pulling into Cancun
Big News! The Tren Maya Playa del Carmen Station is scheduled to open on February 29…but will it be ready?

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The First Dragon Boat Festival in Mexico: A Celebration of Life and Hope

Dragon boat in puerto aventuras
The picturesque Puerto Aventuras Marina will be the setting for the first Dragon Boat Festival in Mexico, the “Rosa Mexicano” which will be held Feb. 1-4, 2024.

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VISITAX: What is it and Who Has to Pay this New Tax?

VISITAX Cancun
If you’re planning a trip to Quintana Roo, Mexico, there is a new tax you will be required to pay. Tt’s important to understand the new VISITAX, who has to pay it and how.

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10 Fun and Easy Day Trips from Puerto Aventuras

Taking a photo of the ruins at Tulum
If you are staying in one of our local resorts or hotels or even renting a vacation villa or condo, you might want to know what day trips from Puerto Aventuras might be fun for you and your family.

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Getting Around the Riviera Maya: Everything You Need to Know

getting around the riviera maya happy family in a rental car
Getting around the Riviera Maya can be fun and easy. Here are the best transportation options to consider if you are staying in Puerto Aventuras.

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DUNA Beach Club: An Oasis on Xpu Ha Beach Riviera Maya

DUNA Beach Club Sea Views
DUNA Beach Club recently opened on Xpu Ha beach and we couldn’t wait to check it out. Here is what you need to go before you go!

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Is Uber Cancun a Reality? New Agreement with the Taxi Union Announced

Using Uber Cancun
In a groundbreaking agreement between Uber Cancun and the Andrés Quintana Roo Taxi Union, taxi drivers will be allowed access the Uber platform, a significant step towards the integration of traditional transport services and app-based ride-hailing platforms.

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Two New International Air Carriers Announce Flights to the Tulum Airport

JetBlue Flights to Tulum Airport
Joining major airline carriers American, Delta and United Airlines, JetBlue and Air Canada have both announced new flights to the Tulum Airport beginning in 2024.

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Mexico’s New International Airport in Tulum Unveiled

Tulum airport interior
There have been so many questions about the location of the new international airport in Tulum and the drive times from various locations. We desiced to see for ourselves exactly how long it would take, by car, on an average day.

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Tulum International Airport: Progress Update with Photos

Tulum INternational Airport Lounge
With just a few days before its official inauguration, the push is on to complete construction at the new Tulum International Airport. Quintana Roo Governor Mara Lezama Espinoza toured the facilities last week and provided some excellent photos of the work that has been done and what is yet to be completed. 

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Tacos El Arbolito: A Family Taqueria in Puerto Aventuras

tacos de guisado at tacos el arbolito
Tacos el Arbolito is a family-run taco restaurant in Puerto Aventuras that has been serving up delicious taco de guisado since 1999. Dont know them yet?…here´s what you are missing!

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Move Over Tequila. Let’s Talk About Mexican Moonshine

View of the stills used to make the Mexican Moonshine from outside Island Distilling.
Island Distilling: Mexican Moonshine on the Riviera MayaTable of Contents1 Island Distilling: Mexican Moonshine on the Riviera Maya2 The History of Moonshine3 Is there Mexican Moonshine?4 Making Moonshine in the Riviera Maya5 Moonshine Today Yesterday, the boss and I took a little field trip. Recently, we got word that Island Distilling in Xpu Ha had … Read more

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New Tulum Airport: The Ultimate Guide for Travelers

Tulum Airport Tower Render
Construction of the new Tulum Airport (TQO) is nearing completion and is scheduled to begin receiving flights in December 2023.  Here is everything we know so far.

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Ultimate Guide to Restaurants in Puerto Aventuras

Tacos al Pastor
Whether you’re an adventurous foodie or a casual diner, within the eclectic mix of restaurants in Puerto Aventuras, there is something sure to satisfy every palate.

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Visit the 6 Best Mayan Ruins Near Puerto Aventuras

Chichen Itza is one of the best archeological sites near puerto aventuras
In Puerto Aventuras, you are just few hours drive of some of Mexico’s most spectacular Maya archeological sites. Let’s investigate the best Mayan ruins near Puerto Aventuras.

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Puerto Aventuras Marina – Everything You Need to Know

Puerto Aventuras marina - A Hidden Gem on the Riviera Maya
Nestled between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, lies a nautical oasis that many travelers overlook – Puerto Aventuras Marina. Find the secrets that the Puerto Aventuras marina is hiding!

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Punta Venado Beach Club – A Hidden Gem You Must See

Punta Venado Beach Club
If you haven’t discovered Punta Venado Beach Club you are really missing out. This could be our favorite beach club on the Riviera Maya. Find out why!

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Bold New Smoking Laws in Mexico

New Smoking Laws in Mexico
The new smoking laws in Mexico are causing quite a stir, across Mexico and especially in tourism-dependent areas like the Riviera Maya.

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10 Tips for Avoiding Vacation Rental Scams in Puerto Aventuras

Avoiding vacation rental scams in Puerto Aventuras
Follow our 10 tips for spotting and avoiding vacation rental scams in Puerto Aventuras!

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Puerto Aventuras Colonos Ordinary Assembly

The sign for the Puerto Aventuras Colonos Ordinary Assembly in Puerto Aventuras
The annual Puerto Aventuras Colonos Ordinary Assembly is scheduled for April 29, 2023. If you are a property owner in Puerto Aventuras, this meeting is your opportunity to participate in the budget planning, organization, day-to-day activities and future plans for the community you live in.

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The Mayan Train: Everything We Know So Far Including Rates!

tren maya rail car
If you live in Mexico or have traveled to Mexico, especially to the Yucatan Peninsula, in the past few years, you have undoubtedly heard about the Tren Maya. Finally, the ticket prices have been revealed!

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El Aguinaldo – The Christmas Bonus in Mexico

Aguinaldo in Mexico
What is the aguinaldo in Mexico? This article should tell you how to calculate it properly to make sure you are on the right side of the law and your employees’ hearts this holiday season.

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Puerto Aventuras Resorts – 17 Great Options

Puerto Aventuras Resorts. 17 resorts inside or next to Puerto Aventuras reviewed
The best places to stay in Puerto Aventuras for you and your family!Table of Contents1 The best places to stay in Puerto Aventuras for you and your family!2 Puerto Aventuras All-Inclusive Resorts2.1 Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa2.2 Catalonia Yucatan Beach Resort & Spa2.3 Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa3 Puerto Aventuras Hotels3.1 Puerto Aventuras … Read more

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Nohoch Surf Team Advances to 2022 Nationals

Photo of Nohoch Surf Team
This week, 17 of the top surfers, body boarders and SUP paddlers in Quintana Roo traveled to Ixtapa’s famous “Playa Linda” in Zihuatenejo, Mexico to compete in the 2022 National Surfing Championships. 10 local surfers from the Nohoch Surf Team are among them!

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2022 Puerto Aventuras Halloween Golf Cart Parade

The grand altar set up for the Halloween golf cart parade in puerto aventuras mexico
The Puerto Aventuras Halloween Golf Cart Parade has become a destination event for families living on the Riviera Maya. Each year, more and more families participate, some spending days and even weeks planning their theme, transforming their golf carts and creating costumes.

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Michael Duncan Hoffman – A Celebration of Life

Framed Photos of Mick Hoffman
Michael Duncan Hoffman (Mick) passed away on October 13, 2022, after a brief illness. Friends gathered at Cafe Olé, one of Mick’s favorite haunts, to say goodbye and to share stories. He was remembered by many members of this community who had enjoyed his company and his fine wit over the past years, since making his home in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico.

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Puerto Aventuras Fishing Charters – Find The Best Boat For You!

Puerto Aventuras fishing boats
Deep sea fishing on the Riviera Maya is an angler’s dream. Some of the most sought-after species can be found in the waters of the Mexican Caribbean.  Booking a Puerto Aventuras fishing charter can easily mean coming home with a cooler full of mahi mahi, wahoo, tuna, kingfish and more.

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