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Puerto Aventuras Marina

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Calgary, Canada
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Puerto Aventuras Marina

? can we walk to this Marina from the Barcelo Palace?

San Antonio, Texas
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1. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

No

Too far really

mn
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2. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

how much for taxi to there? can you spend an afternoon there,shops and bars?

Tequesta, FL
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for Puerto Aventuras, Punta Cana
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3. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

Actually, you could walk along the highway the 2 kilometers north from the Barcelo main gate to the main gate at the Puerto Aventuras marina. Then walk the 10 minutes from that point down to the actual marina area.

There is no way to walk north along the Barcelo Palace beachfront to the marina as the two areas are seperated by an inlet. You would need some sort of boat to cross-over in.

A taxi from/to the Barcelo to/from the marina is $8US each way.

Here's a link to an informative site that will tell you everything there is to know about what's within the gated marina area:

http://puertoaventuras.com/

Calgary, Canada
posts: 594
4. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

So if you are just curious, and want to walk around and watch boats etc coming in, is this something to do for an afternoon? We would like to see and talk to fisherman to see what they are catching , is this something we could do, or is it more a sorta private marina? My husband and son are avid fisherman in Alberta, so I was wondering if this would be a fun afternoon trip to see what they are catching and bringing in off the boats?

San Antonio, Texas
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5. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

Well, the marina is kind of a two part marina...

One part of the marina has restaurants that encircle a dolphin area. It's like a lake kinda, but there's a sidewalk all the way around the marina. During the day, visitors come and swim w the dolphins. In the evening, it's quiet and the restaurants, shops and bars go into action. I've only been in the summer months so its usually very low keyandnot crowded.

Then, on the other side of the marina are where the boat slips are. In the evening, there's not a lot of action, but some of the boat captains are hanging around. During the day and mornings, you can talk to a few more. We've arranged for a fishing trip one afternoon for the next morning by talking to these guys. A few restaurants will prepare your catch for you!!

It's very low key....not crazy busy.

Edited: 9:48 pm, January 13, 2013
toronto ontario
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reviews: 12
6. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

We often go over and watch the boats come back...see what they caught and watch them fillet them, and wash down the boats. This is a very friendly area.

staffs
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7. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

Is that where the diving boats go from aswell or is the diving port in a different area?

Park Rapids
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reviews: 26
8. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

Yes diving boats are in same area as fishing boats.

calgary
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9. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

Bestsis - We are from Alberta too! Have been going to PA for 20 years. The marina is open to anyone. If you want to see what the boats are bringing in you should be on the marina around 5 - 6 that is when the afternoon boats come in. You can book to go out fishing directly with some of the boats.

Madison, Wisconsin
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10. Re: Puerto Aventuras Marina

You can also come in around 1PM to see the morning fishing charters returning