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“Puerto Aventuras and Villas del Mar II Unit 301”
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Villas del Mar 2
Reviewed February 25, 2012

We spent 10 days (Feb 11-21) at Puerto Aventuras VDM II. The unit, 301 has 3 master suites with ocean views. The unit is very nice with TVs in the main living area as well as each bedroom. (Not terrible important for us.) We appreciated having a washer and dryer in the unit as well. The grounds are well kept and the pool although shallow was in excellent condition. The beaches in the area are very narrow and it is almost impossible to sit on the beach with a lounger and not be in someone's way. Entering the ocean directly in front of the condo is not advisable due to all the rocks. There are some areas that have less rocks and nice white sand however only a few in this particular area.
Puerto Aventuras is a gated area with many condos and resorts, including all-inclusive varieties. We were disappointed with the number of restaurants and the selection within the restaurants. We found Cafe Ole and Tiramisu to be very good and Dos Chiles was good as well. Expect to pay $15.00 (USD) plus for dinners. Most menus were similar from restaurant to restaurant.
Generally speaking Puerto Aventuras did not make me think or feel as if I were in Mexico. For those traveling with young children or elderly persons this may be a great place. My husband and I love going to Mexico, visiting local restaurants while absorbing the local culture. The whole area is too planned and too "American" for our liking. We could have been at any resort in the US. We do not plan to return to Puerto Aventuras however it has little to do with VDM II as it was a great unit and exceeded our expectations for cleanliness, ocean view, grounds, and amenities.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

Beautiful grounds, close to the ocean, but unfortunately, you can't enter the water without walking down the beach. This wasn't a problem for us 50-somethings, but I wouldn't be inclined to bring my toddler-aged grandchildren here with all the gear we would have to lug around for them! We rented for 3 weeks and found other long term (some as long as two months!) renters and resident owners delightful, ready to share info on restaurants and shopping, and even offering rides.. Since we basically read, relax and enjoy the ocean, we appreciated the efforts of residents to maintain the tranquility of this lovely place. Folks were not shy about telling rude or inconsiderate weekers to tone it down, control their children, follow the posted rules...They really shut down some heavy drinkers who were paying no attention to young children running wild. We would definitely come again, and encourage other snowbirds to do the same. Do keep in mind that each condo is independently owned. Ours was ok, but basic -- we looked at 3 others which were decorated MUCH more nicely and will go with one of them once we decide on our dates.

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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

This is a great place if you like it quiet and have a family that is not noisy. There is an obvious friction between the owners who really lay down the rules on you and those who like to drink, talk at night and let our kids do their thing. A really nice pool in the middle of the complex, the center of activity, but the noise really carries. If you're a long-term renter, go for this place. If you want to let loose for a short-time, it's a lousy choice. With Cancun and Playa del Carmen right down the road, why bother with this small rather lifeless place. Watch the sun rise, sure, drink margaritias, OK if you don't talk too loud. That's it in a nutshell folks. FYI, the restaurants are not that great.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Margaritaville60730
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

We booked condo # 301 for family group of seven. My wife & I brought our mothers, 2 sister in laws and my sister. Only guy in our party of seven, as I mnetioned earlier, I took one for the team. Flew into Cancun and had a mini van from Executive. They had a counter outside Terminal 3- and we were driven to their office outside Terminal 2. Drove to Pto. Aventuras in about 1 hour 15 minutes as the traffic around Playa was busy due to construction. Condo 301 has a super view looking SE toward the south boat entrance into the marina. Easy walk into Puerto- we walked thru the Omni lobby to get to the shops and restaurants. We really liked Cafe Ole for dinner & music- but it's not cheap. Got to know the staff well- "Philly" the waiter was a lot of fun. For breakfast The Pub was more affordable- we went there 3 times. Our other meals we had in the condo- having made two trips to Playa and bought groceries at the Chedraui. The beach at Puerto is not the huge expanse of white sand thet we like, but was OK, with a nice stretch near the south boat entrance to the marina. Even though there is a sign that say's not to swim near that channel, the snorkling was awesome on the south rocky shoreline of the channel it self. Just watch out for boats and you'll be fine. We also took day trips to Tulum, Akumal, and the Cenote Azul. My wife and I usually like more remote areas of the Riveria Maya, but for this family trip Pto. Aventuras worked out great.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank Dano72
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Reviewed March 22, 2010

We have stayed at these condos before , but not with this view. The condo is decorated so nicely and the beds are fantastic. We really enjoy the community of Puerto, but love this condo. The condo is fully stocked for any meal you may dream of , not that we cooked....There is a washer and dryer. I would highly recommend this condo and will be back !!!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2010

We stayed at Villas Del Mar 301 and our balcony was practically right on the ocean. Every room in the 3 bedroom condo had an ocean view and it was heaven to fall asleep at night on the exquisite beds listening to the waves. The villa was amazingly kept and cleaned by the cleaning staff. Beach in front was rocky, but walking down to the Omni hotel beach and it was great. We snorkeled a bit and saw little fish. Traveled with 13 yr old son, who loved the town of Puerto Aventure - an easy walk- and each morning and evening we ate outside and watched the dolphins swim. Took day trips to Tulum and Cozumel. Great vacation - quiet - not a big night life but wonderful. Loved it.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2009

Condo 101 in the Villa de Mar 2 complex is amazing, we had the best location in the complex to both the pool and beach. The condo itself was very large, huge bedrooms, spotless, and had everything we needed. It was really nice to arrive and have a welcome basket with goodies for the first few days and enough bottle water to last us through out the stay. There was nothing better than going to bed and hear the waves and then waking up to them in the morning. The patio and grass area in front to the beach was a great place to spend the day away, close enough to fridge and at the same time by the beach! We were that close. Walking the 5 minutes to town along the sandy beach was heaven, morning, afternoon and night. So peaceful and safe! The village was a great place to go to for snacks, meals or just to listen the entertainment throughout at all the little resturants. Wonderful to be outside.This is a place we cannot wait to go back to, if you get a chance to stay here don't miss out. If is fabulous!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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1  Thank victoriasunlover65
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Address: Puerto Aventuras Resort, Puerto Aventuras 77750, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Puerto Aventuras
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Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Aventuras
Number of rooms: 6
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Villas Del Mar 2 Riviera Maya/Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

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