Add dates

Things to do in Puerto Aventuras

Our most recommended things to do in Puerto Aventuras

From Tulum: Mayan ruins & Sian Kaan Nature Reserve Tour

1. From Tulum: Mayan ruins & Sian Kaan Nature Reserve Tour

Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil and the Sian Kaan Nature Reserve on a half-day tour from Tulum. You will encounter a variety of birds, plants, and animals before wandering through the ruins to discover the incredible history of this ancient civilization. After being picked up from Tulum you will be transferred to the Sian Kaan Nature Reserve. Walk through this inspiring eco-preserve to the highest point in the reserve and gaze out at an unblemished jungle filled with hundreds of species of birds, plants, and animal life. Enjoy a small hike before a boat ride through the trading canals of the ancient Maya civilization and visit the Maya temple of Xlapak. You will see the detailed facades of these old ruins, located at the bottom of the river valley. Next, float back down through the canals between mangroves and gently make your way back out into the crystal-clear waters around the peninsula. Onboard, enjoy an assortment of Mexican snacks and lunch as the sun sets over this beautiful landscape. Experience the very best of this region. The food, the culture, the nature, and a bit of relaxation make this a perfect day trip from your home base in Playa del Carmen.

Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Swim, Sea Lions, Manatees, & Lunch

2. Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Swim, Sea Lions, Manatees, & Lunch

Spend time in the water and interact with sea life during the Royal Swim Plus program at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras, lunch and drinks included. Swim with dolphins for 1 hour and get up close to manatees and sea lions during two separate 30-minute interactions. Start with a quick briefing, then hop in the water. The Royal Swim Plus program includes the famous foot push, playtime with the gentle dolphins, and more. Professional photos of your experience are available to purchase on-site if you’d like to capture this special memory.  After your program, unwind and relax while enjoying the area. The habitat is located in the pristine environment of Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya, just a few minutes from Playa del Carmen. During your visit, enjoy convenient on-site access to lockers, showers, and restrooms.

Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Encounter with Buffet Lunch

3. Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Encounter with Buffet Lunch

Learn about dolphins and have the opportunity to shake hands with a dolphin with this attraction ticket for Puerto Aventuras. Spend some time getting to meet some playful dolphins. Eat your fill at a buffet lunch and cool down with a couple of refreshing soft drinks. Start with a short briefing on your dolphin encounter program. Jump in the water to meet and interact with these facinating animals. Watch as the dolphin waves hello with its fin. Get a peck on the cheek from a dolphin and hear it sing for you.  Participate in a number of safe and fun activities that are especially designed for kids big and small. Let the staff teach you and your family what they know about these tender sea creatures. Work up an appetite and have some lunch. 

Riviera Maya: Sian Kaan Boat Trip Adventure

4. Riviera Maya: Sian Kaan Boat Trip Adventure

Punta Allen is a picturesque and perfect place to park yourself on a boat tour. Here explore the local lagoons and come face to face with the incredible wildlife of this region. You'll have the chance to see beautiful birds and maybe even the opportunity to see wild dolphins and sea turtles that live in these waters. On the tour, also stop at the 2nd largest coral reef in the world, where you can jump out of the boat and enjoy a pleasant snorkel adventure (subject to sea conditions). You'll be amazed at the colors of this very healthy coral reef and the varieties of fish are absolutely stunning. The reef system is home to more than 65 species of stony coral, 350 species of mollusk, and more than 500 species of fish. Then, head to the beach, where the picture-perfect sandbar awaits. Here enjoy a delicious Caribbean lunch of fresh fish and fruit before heading back out to explore a bit more. The biodiversity of the Yucatan Peninsula is essential and the aim is to share this passion with you and teach you how you can all work to keep this great natural land safe for future generations. It became a World Heritage Site in 1987 and you'll understand why.

Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Swim, Manatee Meet, and Lunch

5. Puerto Aventuras: Dolphin Swim, Manatee Meet, and Lunch

Learn about dolphins and catch a ride on a dolphin's fin with this attraction ticket for Puerto Aventuras. Spend some time getting to meet some playful manatees. Eat your fill at a buffet lunch and cool down with a couple of refreshing soft drinks.  Start with a short briefing on your dolphin program. Hop in the water to meet and interact with these facinating animals. Watch as the dolphin waves hello with its fin. See a dolphin dance and hear it sing for you. Hold onto the dolphin's fin as the it swims backwards.  Work up an appetite and have some lunch. Head over to see the manatees and hear about these gentle sea cows. Get access to the Puerto Aventuras marina where you can use the shower facilities to clean up and the locker facilities to store items.  

Punta Laguna and Coba Day Trip

6. Punta Laguna and Coba Day Trip

Above you, a monkey is playing high up in the treetops. In the distance, you hear bird calls and the buzz of friendly insects keeping this lush jungle alive. At the natural reserve and monkey sanctuary of Punta Laguna, you will co-exist with this amazement of nature, and enjoy a peaceful and active day enjoying this stunning reserve. Your specialized guide will take you to the archaeological site of Coba, one of the most important of the region. This Pre-Columbian Maya civilization is surrounded by two beautiful lagoons, and a series of elevated stone and plaster roads which radiate from the central site to various smaller sites near and far. Here you can explore several large temple pyramids, some reaching as high as 138ft (42m) in height! We also have the chance to cool off in some of the most beautiful cenotes (sink-holes) this area has to offer. Afterwards, we can enjoy typical Mayan cuisine by the lake, before witnessing a grand Mayan ceremony! And if you're up for it, you can even take a zip-line through the high treetops of this incredible area. The choices are yours, and we make sure that there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, observing the wildlife, taking a canoe out, or just relaxing in this stunning jungle reserve!

Playa del Carmen Great Shopping Tour

7. Playa del Carmen Great Shopping Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cancún, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya and journey to the biggest jewelry factory in the Caribbean. Get 45 minutes to admire the different collections of silver, gold and beautiful gem stones. Then, browse the large variety of handiworks from the boutique, including leather purses, belts, jackets, watches, sunglasses, oriental carpets and lamps. Watch craftspeople at work in the workshop and get your jewels cleaned by a professional for free!                                                                                      Enjoy unlimited tequila tastings at the Hacienda Jalisco, where a mariachi band will welcome you on arrival. See how Mexican chocolate, cigars and coffee are made, along with bread and artisanal ice cream. The second part of the tour will take place in Playa del Carmen where you will have 2 hours free time in the world famous 5th avenue.

Snorkeling & Underground Cenotes Half-Day Tour from Tulum

8. Snorkeling & Underground Cenotes Half-Day Tour from Tulum

This half-day tour takes you on a wonderful journey into the mysterious world of the Mexican cenotes, an interconnected network of limestone sinkholes that are sacred to the Mayans. Venture into the world of the unknown, deep in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula as you follow the cave path into an area once reserved for special offerings to the gods. Shine your flashlight deep into the cave and follow the stream down into one of the area's best cenotes. These natural limestone sinkholes make for incredible freshwater swimming opportunities, with refreshing waters that gently wash over you. Return to ground level and head for the Caribbean Sea to enjoy a snorkeling adventure in one of the largest reefs in the world. You will swim with schools of brightly colored fish, squid, rays, lobsters and maybe even a dolphin or two. Look out for the region’s famous and lovable sea turtles. You will be provided with all necessary snorkeling equipment and a wet suit for the cenotes Your guide will teach you about the cenote formation, tell you tales of ancient Mayan interpretations and explain the biodiversity of the reef system to you, before you return to Tulum by air-conditioned vehicle.

Riviera Maya: EcoPark Kantun-Chi Cave Adventure

9. Riviera Maya: EcoPark Kantun-Chi Cave Adventure

Spend a few hours exploring the Kantun-Chi grotto and cenotes. The incredible underground river and caves have crystal clear water surrounded by beautiful formations of speleothems. To the ancient Maya, the grotto was known as Xibalba, a place of fright, ruled by the gods of the dead. Now, you can safely experience the unique beauty and atmosphere of the grotto and cenotes. Your guide will tell you about the history and mysticism of the caves as well as the stalactites, stalagmites, and other mineral formations. You'll hike on jungle paths to the first 3 cenotes where you can swim and marvel at the clarity and color of the water. After the first three cenotes, you can choose to walk or ride a bike to the last two cenotes. You'll pass through an area of endemic trees and palms on your way. Once you reach Zihil Ha cenote you can go snorkeling or try kayaking around this large cenote. All necessary safety equipment is provided for your tour, including helmet, water shoes, snorkel, mask, and life jacket.

Riviera Maya: Luxury Catamaran Sailing Trip with Lunch

10. Riviera Maya: Luxury Catamaran Sailing Trip with Lunch

Climb aboard a luxury sailing catamaran to discover remarkable offshore locations along the Caribbean coastline.  Sail to one of the most impressive reefs in the Caribbean for an unforgettable snorkeling tour. Observe marine wildlife, including a number of fish species, stingrays, and sometimes even sea turtles.  Then, enjoy a light lunch on board before exploring the pristine beaches near Puerto Aventuras on the Riviera Maya. You will also have the chance to try out stand-up paddle boarding.

Available activities

  • Guided tours
  • Transfers
  • Water activities
  • Day trips
  • Adventures
  • Other experiences
  • Private tours
34 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 3

Top sights in Puerto Aventuras

Frequently asked questions about Puerto Aventuras

What top attractions are a must-see in Puerto Aventuras?

The must-see attractions in Puerto Aventuras are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Puerto Aventuras

Want to discover all there is to do in Puerto Aventuras? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Puerto Aventuras

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 510 reviews

Our experience was awesome. My favorite part of the tour was Alondra. She was incredibly knowledgeable about as aspects of Mayan life and ancient history related to that part of the world. She was energetic, funny, and charismatic. Her partner Arturo was also very helpful throughout the trip but honestly Alondra made the day so fun. I would take the tour again just to hang out with her. The tour of the ruins was great but the lazy river was a highlight for my and my lady. Highly recommend this tour. Especially since it wasn't too far away from Tulum beach.

It was an incredibly beautiful day. We were in Coba, our guide led us through the facilities with a lot of passion. Learned a lot and also took away fun facts. After a fresh coconut we went into the jungle, make tacos with a Mayan family, then into the protected area to watch monkeys and go ziplining and kayaking. Finally we were at a pretty little cenote. We were the only people there. I booked the excursion alone and met nice people there. It was a lovely trip from start to finish.

Amazing tour, had a wonderful day. Very nice tour guide that told us a lot about the fauna. Also the captain of the boat could find a lot of animals in de mangroves so we could see a lot!

Amazing day ! Everything was great, the visits, the meal, the lagoon. Special mention for Ursula who was great as a guide!

Our guide Martin was awesome! We only had a short amount of time and this tour lasted from 8am-1pm which was perfect.