After 7 years owning property here, it never gets dull coming "home" to this very special part of paradise. Walk to the docks and buy fresh fish from the charter boats (who just caught this stuff a half hour ago) and look forward to eating it the next week. Our latest big score was 14 pouinds of Wahoo like you have never tasted it before (and most likely, never will again). Recommendation was to ccok it with lots (try like a near whole head) of garlic and butter. Break da mouf good (as they say in Hawaii). Cost: 700 pesos and we have fish for 9 HUGE fish dinners, and I do mean huge).
Every trip back home it is always a new "fish" experince: last time it was grouper. Factoid: did you know it expands when cooked? Yup, it does and it is awesome! We did not think we could like another fish as well before we took Wahoo (Ono in Hawaii) home with us. Mamma Mia. To die for!
So, this diverse community offers dolphin pools for the interactive experience, lots of hotel and condo and private home experiences, a library, cultural center, elementary/secondary school, lots of intersting shops and dining experiences, and
Puerto Aventuras is a gated community so the street traffic (uninvited) is at a minimum and it has offered us so many enjoyable experiences with our Mexican neighbors and the really large ex pat population from Canada, UK, Italy, and the USA.
Would recommend anyone interested in looking into this area to visit the on-line free newspaper Pelican Free Press www.pelicanfreepress.com to find out what is happening and get the heads-up on local events.
This safe and upper end community has all the best Mexico can offer: marina for your yacht, beach for the rest of us, lots of housing options, and a safe, well- planned community that has been around for more than a quarter of a century.
We love to call this place or second home. Having looked long and hard, we have our little piece of heaven on the Caribbean to call home.
Puerto Aventuras is located between Cancun and Tulum on the Mayan Riviera. You can easily (and safely) get to many of the ruins and even scale some of them (Coba is a thrill). Transportation is easy with the ADO bus at the Cancun terminal and the Collectivo vans on the highway.
If anyone has any questions, you can always personal message me and I will do my best to give you the informed "Gringo's" perspective.
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