Puerto Aventuras
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Riviera Maya: Sian Kaan Boat Trip Adventure

1. Riviera Maya: Sian Kaan Boat Trip Adventure

Punta Allen is a picturesque and perfect place to park yourself on a 3-hour 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 chance to see wild dolphins and sea turtles that live in these waters! On our 3-hour 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 still 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. After your snorkel, 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 important 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!

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Snorkeling & Underground Cenotes Half-Day Tour from Tulum

2. 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.

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4-Hour Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Puerto Aventuras

3. 4-Hour Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Puerto Aventuras

This catamaran cruise and snorkel adventure begins with transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel to the marina in Puerto Aventuras. The professional and experienced crew will welcome you aboard and give you a safety briefing for all the activities of the tour and overview of the amenities of the luxury 65-foot catamaran. You set sail for approximately 1 hour as you head to the second largest barrier reef in the world which supports incredible coral heads and a breathtaking variety of sea life. While you enjoy your snorkel adventure under the supervision of the dive masters and snorkel guides, the chef will be busy preparing a delicious meal for you. Back on board, you can enjoy lunch with a full BBQ, with 4 options: NY Steak, Fish Filet, Breast Chicken Filet, or Hamburger at the grill, along with drinks from the full open bar. This is truly a first-class meal at sea! After lunch enjoy a leisurely sail back along the beautiful Riviera Maya.

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Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Eco Park Extreme

4. Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Eco Park Extreme

This thrilling full-day eco adventure of Sian Ka'an begins with a visit to the Muyil ruins, an exceptionally well-preserved site, with structures that date back to the post-classic period of 1200 to 1500 AC. Get privileged views on a zip line over the small lagoon. Then, take a boat ride through the Muyil and Chunyaxché Lagoons. Riding along the crystalline turquoise waters, you will reach the Xtlapak ruins, where you will hop into an ancient canal built by the Mayans over 1,000 years ago. While the gentle current pushes you along for approximately 45 minutes, listen to bird song and the whisper of the wind above. Float down the Mayan canal to Xtlapak, a checkpoint or customs stop where travellers wishing to pass had to pay a tax. Cruise back to the ecological park to hike through the lush jungle. Once you arrive at the cenote (ancient sinkholes), you can enjoy a thrilling zipline ride and a relaxing snorkel in the clear waters of the cenote. Equipment will be provided. Then, it’s time to enjoy a variety of authentic local dishes, such as chicken pokchu, pork, hand-made tortillas, salads, rice and beans. Meals include a drink, coffee, and dessert. With your appetites satisfied, walk through an authentic Mayan village, where the park's inhabitants live and work, and even have their own administration and commissioner.

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From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

5. From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

After pick-up, on the way to Tulum, learn from your guides about the sea turtles and diverse marine life of the Great Mayan Reef, as well as the unique natural conditions of the cenotes. In Tulum, snorkeling equipment is provided and as you head out on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, you get a rare view of the impressive Mayan city of Tulum. Swim with sea turtles, and admire the colorful Mesoamerican reef, full of fish and wonderful corals. After your scuba-dive, it’s time for a snack and a drive to Chikin-ha. There, explore the fantastic underground world of caverns and natural sinkholes as you visit four beautiful cenotes. In two of the cenotes, you enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal clear waters, surrounded by stunning natural scenery. Last, you experience a guided tour by foot of the last two cenotes to discover stalactites, stalagmites, sacred plants, and learn about the rituals of the ancient Mayans.

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Cancún & Tulum: Private Swim with Whale Sharks Excursion

6. Cancún & Tulum: Private Swim with Whale Sharks Excursion

Enjoy a light breakfast before you prepare for a private boat safari. On your way to the protected whale shark area, look out for dolphins, sea turtles and enormous manta rays. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, and you can easily spot them this time of year because they are hungry. Their primary meal, plankton, can be found near the surface. After an hour or two, be rewarded with the first views of the whale sharks. Observe them from the boat and jump into the water to swim with them up close, if you are feeling brave. With your fins and mask, snorkel alongside the whale shark for a real rush of adrenaline. After the whale shark activity, get your gear and snorkel at the coral reef to see some tropical fish. Enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch while lounging in the water at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Puerto Aventuras: Private Sunset Sailing Tour

7. Puerto Aventuras: Private Sunset Sailing Tour

Begin the adventure by setting sail from the Marina of Puerto Aventuras. Discover the Mexican Caribbean as you sail on the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private cruise. Cruise towards a protected bay with calm and transparent waters. Enjoy some time swimming, snorkeling and paddleboarding. Relax onboard the boat with a premium bar. During the cruise enjoy a meal prepared by the chef. Enjoy the sunset on the ocean before heading back to Puerto Aventuras.

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Riviera Maya: Tarzan Snorkeling Adventure Tour

8. Riviera Maya: Tarzan Snorkeling Adventure Tour

Begin the experience at Puerto Aventuras Marina and be welcomed by the crew before getting ready to set sail. Drink welcoming beverages made by the crew while the captain gives a short briefing and recommends a destination depending on weather conditions and the group's preferences. Choose a destination from a curated selection of secluded destinations and points of interest that span along the Riviera Maya coast, a couple of miles north or south of Puerto Aventuras (the home port). Travel to colourful places and enjoy crystal clear waters, snorkelling reefs and secluded beaches or coves. Experience the wildlife of the area which can include sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and other marvellous creatures depending on the day. Enjoy courtesy drinks, snacks and food onboard. Anchor at Puerto Aventuras breakwater spot to relax before heading back into port.

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What people are saying about Puerto Aventuras

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Fantastic tour, got to see manatees , crocodiles , many species of exotic birds, dolphins turtles and even Iguanas! The boat ride took us all the way through the lagoon and mangroves to the Carribean Sea. Lea is a super friendly guide! I definitely recommend taking this tour!

The excursion is very well organized and Léa is really adorable! She passed on her knowledge to us with passion. The nature reserve is really beautiful, it's a must when you go to Tulum! I recommend it without hesitation.

Lea was SUCH an amazing guide. We had a fantastic time and saw lots of wildlife. We recommend the tour very much!

Amazing tour and incredible guides. Highly recommmend for anyone who wants a cenote tour without the crowds.

Amazing experience and very knowledgeable guide ! Definitely something to recommend...