The best places to stay in Puerto Aventuras for you and your family!
Table of Contents
- 1 The best places to stay in Puerto Aventuras for you and your family!
- 2 Puerto Aventuras All-Inclusive Resorts
- 3 Puerto Aventuras Hotels
- 4 Puerto Aventuras Condo-Hotels
- 5 Puerto Aventuras Resorts Outside the Gated Community
- 6 Which is the best Puerto Aventuras resort for you?
When planning your vacation in Puerto Aventuras, the first item on your to-do list will be finding the perfect resort or hotel for you and your family. Choosing the best resort in Puerto Aventuras will depend on the size of your group, the type of vacation you envision, the kinds of services and amenities you desire and of course, your budget.
Fortunately, there are a number of Puerto Aventuras resorts and hotels to choose from at a variety of price points. Here you can find everything from five-star luxury resorts to budget-friendly resorts with attractive all-inclusive packages, quiet boutique hotels and more.
Whether you are looking for a resort in Puerto Aventuras that accommodates families or a more exclusive adult-only property, you kind find whatever accommodation you need in Puerto Aventuras or nearby along the Riviera Maya.
Puerto Aventuras All-Inclusive Resorts
Many people planning a vacation on the Riviera Maya, select Puerto Aventuras resorts because of the location inside the residential resort community. Booking a stay at one of the hotels and resorts inside the gates means that you and your family will have easy access to all the local beaches, shops and restaurants in the charming village of Puerto Aventuras. The Puerto Aventuras Beach Club, the Golf and Racquet Club, deep sea fishing charters, SCUBA diving companies and much, much more are just a few minutes away.
If you are looking specifically for an all-inclusive resort located inside the Puerto Aventuras gated community, there are three options to choose from. All three are beachfront and family-friendly. All are within just a few minutes’ walk from everything you want to see and do.
Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa
Set on the coast of the Mexican Caribbean on a quiet protected stretch of beach, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, is an all-inclusive hotel property offering romantic adventures and family fun.
Each of the 305 recently updated rooms features a private balcony with views overlooking the lagoon or the beach. Amenities also include air-conditioning, a complimentary mini-bar, satellite TV, and plush bathrobes and slippers. Room service is also part of your Dreams all-inclusive vacation package.
Dining at Dreams resort is an international excursion with a great buffet and their five a la carte venues.
- El Patio with authentic Mexican food.
- Portofino featuring classic Italian cuisine.
- Gohan with Asian cuisine.
- Oceana for gourmet seafood.
- The Seaside Grill steak house.
For a quick bite, check out Coco Cafe and Barefoot Grill offering wood-oven-fired pizzas!
Dreams resort also boasts four bars and cocktail lounges, including two swim-up bars, offering domestic, international, and non-alcoholic beverages of your choice.
If you feel like a change of pace, the resort is located in the center of the Puerto Aventuras gated community and you can easily walk to all the great restaurants and bars in the village or do some shopping on the main marina.
Evening entertainment at Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya is an experience you won’t soon forget with starlit theme parties, nightly music and shows, and regularly scheduled movies on the beach.
There are a wide variety of daily activities available at Dreams Puerto Aventuras to add some adventure to your vacation. Snorkel through the tropical reef or cut through the Caribbean surf in a Hobie Cat. All non-motorized water sports are included in your vacation package.
Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa caters especially to families, with their professionally supervised Explorer’s Club and the KIddie Splash zone. Teens can enjoy some adult-free time in the new outdoor lounge designed just for young adults.
The activities, dining options and nightly entertainment are sure to please families and couples alike. Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa will offer you a vacation you won’t soon forget.
Catalonia Yucatan Beach Resort & Spa
The cozy 205-room Catalonia Yucatan Beach is a small family-friendly all-inclusive resort located inside Puerto Aventuras. The hotel shares amenities with its neighboring sister property, the 423-room Catalonia Riviera Maya.
The two hotels have separate lobbies and reception areas but guests on either side can share restaurants, pools and other facilities. The Yucatan side is reported to be quieter but a slightly further walk to the ocean. Still, the resort complex is small enough that you will be able to navigate both sides easily.
Catalonia Yucatan Beach features two pools set back a bit from the shore with activities offered throughout the day. One of them has a popular swim-up bar and several snack bars.
On the Catalonia Yucatan Beach property, you can find the air-conditioned buffet restaurant, El Mercado. In total, there are seven restaurants to choose from, spread out over the two sides of the Catalonia resort complex. There are two buffets and five à la carte offering a variety of international cuisines.
Guests can also enjoy nightly entertainment in the theater and the disco. The night time game room can be found on the Yucatan side of the resort.
The two resorts share a fitness center with equipped well-maintained LifeFitness equipment, spinning bikes and a variety of classes to choose from. The Alegria Spa is one of the resort’s best features. This bright and airy oasis offers a nice variety of treatments including couples massage, hydrotherapy circuits, and facials. You will love the incredible two-story waterfall and hydrotherapy pool.
Catalonia Yucatan Beach guests have full access to snorkel gear, kayaks and catamaran. Activities like beach and pool volleyball, archery and tennis and a full-swing golf simulator will surely keep you occupied. The resort has a Kids’ Club with supervised activities to keep them occupied so parents can get a little bit of quiet beach time.
Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa
The 423-room Catalonia Riviera Maya is a small family-friendly all-inclusive resort located inside Puerto Aventuras. The hotel shares amenities with its neighboring sister property, the 205-room Catalonia Yucatan Beach. The two hotels have separate lobbies and reception areas but guests on either side can share restaurants, pools and other facilities.
The Catalonia Riviera Maya has three pools all set close to the ocean, one with a fun swim-up bar. There are pool activities of all kinds offered throughout the day. On this side, you will find the open-air buffet restaurant, La Brisa, and several snack bars.
In total, there are seven restaurants to choose from, two buffets and five à la carte. Cuisines range from Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and American cuisines. The à la carte restaurants are only open for dinner and do not take reservations. Guests will also enjoy nightly entertainment in the theater and the disco.
One of the resort’s best features is the spa with an impressive two-story waterfall and hydrotherapy pool. The spa offers couples massage, hydrotherapy, and a variety of treatments. Attached is the fitness center and gym, which features multiple rooms with LifeFitness equipment and spin bikes.
Catalonia Riviera Maya and Yucatan Beach both offer a Privileged supplement that includes upgraded rooms, access to the PURE Chill Out bar and a stretch of beach reserved especially for Privileged guests. Catalonia Riviera Maya is a great, budget-friendly all-inclusive option that you should definitely consider.
Puerto Aventuras Hotels
Not every resort is right for every traveler. Fortunately, Puerto Aventuras has a variety of accommodations to serve every style of vacation. If you are looking for the amenities and services of a resort or hotel property but plan to eat most of your meals out in the local restaurants and cafes, one of the a la carte hotels in Puerto Aventuras may best suit your needs.
Puerto Aventuras Hotel & Beach Club by GuruHotel
Formerly known as the Hotel Omni Puerto Aventuras Beach Resort, this small beachfront property is now under new management.
Puerto Aventuras Hotel & Beach Club is a 3.5-star hotel located on the shores of Fatima Bay inside the gated community of Puerto Aventuras. This is an intimate property with just 30 guest rooms, all smoke-free. Each guest room offers cold AC, free wifi, 42-inch plasma TVs and laptop-friendly workspaces. Other hotel amenities include daily housekeeping, turndown service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and concierge service.
This hotel is very popular with corporate team-building groups and bridal parties. There is a large function room for parties or conferences and event planners are onsite to assist. Guests also enjoy the fully-equipped fitness center and spa onsite.
Puerto Aventuras Hotel & Beach Club features several large interconnected pools with one, especially for small children. Families love the beach club with its clean sandy beach and shallow waters. There is also a swim-up beach bar and full service from the restaurant right to your lounger at the pool or on the beach.
Located in the center of the village, the PA Hotel & Beach Club is situated within just a few minutes walk of all the restaurants, bars, cafes and nightlife on the main marina. The hotel also has several nice dining options including Restaurante La Isla, the cafe and the sushi bar. Be sure to enjoy at least one breakfast or dinner overlooking the Mexican Caribbean.
Chez Waffle Hotel by Inmense
Chez Waffle by Inmense is a charming 6-room hotel, located inside the Puerto Aventuras gated community. It is a small boutique hotel featuring traditional colonial design and kitschy elements in each of the rooms.
Each of the six rooms at Chez Waffle has a view and is equipped with relaxing hammocks. In-room amenities also include air-conditioning, free WiFi, cable TV, a safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Rooms are cleaned daily.
Chez Waffle Hotel is situated in a residential neighborhood at the end of a quiet private street. The hotel has beautiful gardens and a pool with a tiki bar overlooking the canals. There is direct water access for kayaking, paddle boarding or sailing.
Guests love Chez Waffle because it is off the beaten path in a secluded spot on the water.
Both guests and locals rave about the onsite restaurant, Chez Waffle, which is sure to become your favorite too.
This hotel accepts pets and is perfect for couples or small families looking for a budget-friendly hotel option. The entire property can also be reserved for family reunions, wedding parties and retreats.
Puerto Aventuras Condo-Hotels
The concept of condo-hotels has really taken off over the past two decades. Booking a condo-hotel is often the most economical accommodation option for families or groups who want to all stay together and be able to prepare some or all of their meals at home.
Puerto Aventuras condo-hotels offer the privacy of a vacation villa with all the services and amenities of a hotel. Each property offers spacious and stylish living spaces that are immaculately maintained with daily maid service. The grounds and gardens are beautifully manicured and the pools are kept crystal clear and ready for you and your guests.
There are several condo-hotels in Puerto Aventuras. One is certain to fit the needs of your family or traveling group.
Porto Bello Gran Marina by GuruHotel
Porto Bello Gran Marina by GuruHotel is located on one of the premier marinas inside the Puerto Aventuras gated community. The suites are all fully air-conditioned and have nice terraces, some with jacuzzi tubs, offering views over the pool and out to the luxury yachts in the marina.
Each unit has a fully-equipped kitchen and all of the restaurants and cafes in Puerto Aventuras are located close by.
Guests at Porto Bello Gran Marina have access to a fitness center, pools and a comfortable shared lounge with WIFI. Guests can also enjoy the pools, swim-up bar and beach facilities at the Puerto Aventuras Hotel & Beach Club, all within an easy 5-minute walk.
Porto Bello Gran Marina also offers 24-hour front desk services, daily maid service and luggage storage for guests. This condo-hotel has many repeat visitors who come to stay year after year.
Aventuras Club Marina
Aventuras Club Marina is a Mediterranean-styled three-story condo-hotel with private 2 and 3 bedroom villas, decorated with high-quality, stylish furnishings and tropical decor.
The bedrooms have top-quality linens and the bathrooms are stocked with complimentary toiletries. Hotel services such as daily housekeeping and concierge services are available, just as you would expect in a luxury hotel.
Outside, the property boasts pristinely manicured lawns and gardens surrounding a large pool. There are plenty of loungers to soak up in the sun as you watch the fishermen come in with their catch. If you are in luck, you can run down to the dock in time to buy the very freshest mahi mahi, or wahoo.
Each villa has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need to prepare a gourmet meal.
Aventuras Club Marina is perfectly positioned in the center of Puerto Aventuras. From this location, you are just a few steps from all the wonderful restaurants and boutiques on the main marina.
If you happen to be coming into Puerto Aventuras by boat, the villas at Aventuras Club Marina may be the ideal spot for you to rest your head and spend a pleasant holiday in Puerto Aventuras before heading back out to sea. Aventuras Club can assist you with docking space for your vessel with a full range of marine services.
The onsite concierge can help guests arrange tours and activities in the area. The condo-hotel also provides free Wi-Fi access, parking and bicycle rentals for its guests.
Aventuras Club Lagoon
Aventuras Club Lagoon is located on the shores of Kantenah Bay on the northernmost side of Puerto Aventuras. The sister property to Aventuras Club Marina, this is a cluster of Mediterranean-styled two-story townhomes, each with private 2 and 3 bedroom villas.
These villas provide all the same condo-hotel services as the marina-front condo-hotel, including daily maid service. Each of the villas has been thoughtfully decorated with high-quality, stylish furnishings and tropical decor. All villas have free Wi-Fi service and parking.
Amenities inside include flat-screen TVs, CD and DVD players, ironing boards, irons and a full complement of kitchen appliances and cookware.
The bedrooms have top-quality linens and the bathrooms are stocked with complimentary toiletries, just as you would expect in a luxury hotel.
Aventuras Club Lagoon is in a secluded spot overlooking tranquil Kantenah Bay. Just outside your villa, there are pristinely manicured lawns and gardens surrounding a large pool. There are plenty of loungers to soak up in the sun. You can relax poolside or head down to the private beach area for Aventuras Club members and guests only.
Puerto Aventuras Resorts Outside the Gated Community
Everyone has their own idea of the perfect vacation. If you are someone who loves the wide range of amenities offered by a beachside All-Inclusive resort, the Riviera Maya has some great options! Some of the most popular are located within a few minutes drive of Puerto Aventuras. Here are some of our favorite large, all-Inclusive Puerto Aventuras resorts.
Hard Rock Riviera Maya – Hacienda All-Inclusive
Located just north of the popular resort village of Puerto Aventuras, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Hacienda is designed with families and fun in mind!
Grown-up music fans will enjoy this rock and roll theme resort packed with great music memorabilia. Plus, Hacienda is totally family-friendly, with teens and little ones getting the VIP rockstar treatment. They have access to their own pools and signature hangouts and other areas including the amazing 23-slide Rockaway Bay Water Park. They can even star in their own music video and learn how to DJ like a pro!
Set on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean, this casual resort has its own quiet stretch of beach protected by a natural rock barrier. The water is shallow and calm and perfect for families with small children. The serene waters are also ideal for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.
At Hard Rock Riviera Maya Hacienda, you can choose a room or suite to match both your mood and your vacation style. Each of the 812 rooms is set up to make you feel like rock and roll royalty with spacious balconies, liquor dispensers and a minibar full of snacks. Bathrooms are equipped with rainfall showers, hydro-spa bathtubs and signature Rock Spa® bath amenities. Amenities also include free WiFi, daily housekeeping and 24/7 room service.
True rock and rolls fans will love The Sound of Your Stay® programs! The Picks® Program gives guests access to a selection of 20 Fender® electric guitars. The Wax® Program provides guests with Crosley turntables, headphones and a cool selection of vinyl records to choose from. And finally, the Tracks® program provides guests with a curated Spotify playlist to enjoy during their stay.
Heaven at Hard Rock Riviera Maya (Adults Only)
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Heaven is an all-inclusive, adults-only enclave within the Hard Rock Riviera Maya resort. Set on the beautiful Mexican Caribbean beachfront, Heaven features four fine-dining restaurants, four full-service cocktail bars and lounges plus a nightclub with a sexy grotto pool and two hot tubs.
Each of the stylish guestrooms features a comfortable bed with top-quality linens, a hot tub, perfect for couples, a rainfall shower and complimentary toiletries. Other in-room amenities offered are air-conditioning, WiFi, flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, slippers and bathrobe. The welcome bottle of wine is a nice touch.
The onsite restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including French, Italian, and Spanish tapas as well as a cafeteria. The Heaven Bar offers a large selection of top-shelf drinks and signature cocktails which guests enjoy before heading into the nightclub to dance the night away.
Spend your days taking in the warm Caribbean sun on the quiet beachfront or lounging in one of the outdoor adult-only pools. Couples rave about Rock Spa®, Heaven’s fully equipped wellness center which offers massages utilizing amplified vibrations, pressure and patterns called ‘Rhythm and Motion’.
Barceló Maya Beach
Hotel Barcelo Maya Beach is one of five resorts that make up the massive Barceló Maya Grand Resort complex. The resort is situated on 2 kilometers of pristine white beach, just a few minutes south of Puerto Aventuras.
This resort property offers facilities and activities unparalleled on the Riviera Maya. What sets the Barceló resort complex apart and makes each of the hotel properties within it so attractive are the extras.
While water sports, kids activities, a gym, and spa are common all-inclusive features, a haunted house, a shopping mall, a bowling alley, kids disco and 18-hole mini-golf take this mega-resort to the next level.
Some facilities like the U-Spa, Pirates Island Water Park and the Surf Rider wave pool come at an extra charge but are great options for families traveling with youngsters of all ages.
The Barceló Maya Beach hotel has 630 rooms, all of which have been recently updated.
The resort boasts an impressive club house with a reception area, a lounge, the Lobby Beach Bar with a smoking terrace, the Beach Buffet restaurant, a specialty restaurant, and several gift shops.
The beach here is long and wide and rarely feels overcrowded. There are plenty of loungers and palm trees for shade.
The pools are fun and offer separate sections for adults and kids.
One of the big Barceló draws is the “stay at one hotel and enjoy four” which gives Maya Beach guests access to the restaurants, bars, swimming pools, and beaches of Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, and Barceló Maya Tropical.
Barceló Maya Caribe
Barceló Maya Caribe is a mid-range all-inclusive resort with 1031 guest rooms located inside the Barceló Maya Grand Resort complex.
Caribe is considered the least luxurious of the properties inside the Barcelo completed as the facilities are a bit dated but still well-maintained and charming.
Caribe offers two huge pools, six restaurants, and a long list of activities for all ages.
Maya Caribe guests enjoy access to the restaurants, bars, swimming pools, and beaches of Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Colonial, and Barceló Maya Tropical.
With rooms available that can accommodate up to five guests, the hotel is very popular with families who love the kid-friendly features such as the kids’ and teens’ clubs. However, it is also popular with couples and groups looking for a good all-inclusive deal.
Barceló Maya Tropical
Barcelo Maya Tropical is an upper to mid-range, all-inclusive resort located on the beach, in the heart of the Riviera Maya.
The 479 guest rooms are spacious and well-maintained. They are outfitted with free mini-bars, showers, separate tubs, and nicely furnished outdoor spaces.
Guests at Maya Tropical have reciprocal access to the facilities and amenities at three sister resorts (Beach, Colonial and Caribe), and free shuttle transport throughout the enormous resort complex.
The facilities at the hotel include a pool with a hydro massage tub, children’s areas, an activity pool, a gym, a shopping center, and U-Spa.
Younger members of the family can also relax in the U-Kids Spa, designed just for them!
Families, couples, and groups like access to sports such as tennis, paddle tennis, basketball, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing.
There is also a PADI dive shop onsite.
Barceló Maya Colonial
The 1012-room Colonial is an upper-mid-range all-inclusive resort located right on a white-sand beach just south of Playa del Carmen.
The hotel features Superior and Family rooms, but it also offers Premium Level Junior Suites and Suites, some with ocean views.
The All-Inclusive program provides for snacks and drinks 24 hours a day, as well as access to the hotel’s four restaurants and three bars.
The vibrant nightlife at Maya Colonial offers live shows in the theater and nightclub.
While many types of travelers can appreciate the hotel’s extensive features, the hotel seems to cater mostly to families, with great kid-friendly extras such as a kiddy pool, kids and teens clubs, a long list of activities for all ages and spacious rooms that can accommodate up to five guests.
As a part of the Barceló all-inclusive plan, Maya Colonial guests enjoy access to the restaurants, bars, swimming pools, and beaches of Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, and Barceló Maya Tropical.
Barceló Maya Palace
Situated on a pristine stretch of beach, Barceló Maya Palace is the most upscale of the family-friendly properties in the Barceló complex.
Maya Palace is one of the newer resort properties and boasts 756 modern, elegant rooms surrounded by three spectacular pools, including one reserved for adults only, and a water park just for children.
All rooms are Junior Suites or Suites with stylish bathrooms featuring separate showers and tubs.
Other amenities include a gym and spa for the adults in your group, a shopping plaza, and a mini club and spa for the kids.
Barceló Maya Palace has six restaurants all overlooking the Mexican Caribbean. Choose from the extensive buffet or the elegant à la carte restaurants featuring Brazilian, French, Caribbean and other international cuisines.
Everything is included in the Barceló All Inclusive program and Maya Palace guests also enjoy access to the restaurants, bars, swimming pools, and beaches of Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Colonial, and Barceló Maya Tropical.
Barceló Maya Riviera (Adults Only)
Located along one of the most spectacular beaches in the Mexican Caribbean, Barceló Maya Riviera offers an ideal adults-only experience in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Couples love this breathtaking resort for its services and amenities, as well as for the beautiful views of the white sandy beaches, turquoise sea, and idyllic tropical surroundings.
Barceló Maya Riviera guests love the wide array of flavors found at the buffet restaurant and the four specialty restaurants: Sapporo Nikkei Experience, Dolce Vita, La Comedie and Agave.
Guests also have access to each and every one of the restaurants and bars inside the Barceló resort.
The world-class facilities at this all-inclusive resort include the largest infinity pool in the Riviera Maya. Here, guests can enjoy tranquility and harmony as the pool’s waters fuse with the spectacular turquoise tones of the Caribbean Sea.
Guests have a choice of two bars at the pool, as well as a Music Bar, which offers music with a live DJ and a wide variety of top-shelf cocktails. For those looking for something more laid back, the Pool Bar is ideal for sipping on a delicious tropical drink in front of the sea.
In the all-inclusive plan, Barceló Maya Riviera guests will have access to all of the restaurants, pools and special facilities of the other five hotels inside the Barceló Maya Grand Resort: Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Tropical and Barceló Maya Palace. Experience endless fun and night time entertainment as well as water sports activities, scuba diving lessons, a shopping center, a bowling alley, a 24-hour sports bar, three theaters, and a nightclub. Barceló Maya Riviera is the ideal place for an adults-only vacation in the Mexican Caribbean.
Which is the best Puerto Aventuras resort for you?
The best Puerto Aventuras resort for you and your family or travel group is the one that best suits your vacation style and priorities.
If you are looking for a sprawling resort with dozens of activities and all-inclusive food and drink, the properties at Barcelo Grand Resort should be on your list for consideration.
For a romantic trip for just you and your partner, check out Heaven at Hard Rock Riviera Maya.
Looking for a quick, affordable getaway? The Catalonia resorts often run great long-weekend deals that are hard to pass up.
Or if you can manage an extended stay here in Puerto Aventuras, one of the self-catering condo-hotels may be the best and most economical option for you.
No matter what kind of vacation you are planning, there is a resort or hotel in Puerto Aventuras that is sure to accommodate you perfectly.