Earlier this year, in the late Spring, my mom & I headed to Mexico for a weekend of relaxation and mother-daughter bonding. Not only was it great to rest, it was great to spend some one-on-one time together, which is few and far between these days. We decided on Dreams Puerto Aventuras, a family-friendly resort in a village of the same name, for our stay.
We chose the resort as we wanted a quiet, non-party vacation, but still something with a bit of fun. A big selling point for us was the village, Puerto Aventuras, where the resort is located. It is a small, completely gated community with guards where many ex-pats and locals enjoy a quiet life. The secure village allowed us the opportunity to freely walk around to shop, take in a taste of local living, and feel completely safe!
We also loved the idea of swimming with dolphins! Something we ultimately took advantage of on-site. The village is home to Dolphin Discovery, offering excursions to feed manatees, swim with dolphins, and kayak with dolphins. We had an amazing time participating in this experience!
At the resort, we enjoyed the family-friendly pool, as well as adults-only option with a swim-up bar. The restaurants were fine for a short trip, and the beach was quaint. We enjoyed laying out on the rocky side of the beach under thatched umbrellas. It was truly picturesque!
Mother-Daughter Trip | My mom & I selected this resort for our weekend getaway as it was a good mixture of family and adventure, i.e. swimming with dolphins. We aren’t overly party people, so this was the perfect quiet vacation for us. We enjoyed time in the pool by the swim-up bar without anyone getting too wild and crazy. We also enjoyed the shopping in Puerto Aventuras, and felt completely comfortable walking around the village together. If you are looking for a quiet mother-daughter or easy-going girls trip, Dreams Puerto Aventuras could be a great option for you!
Family Vacation | As I mentioned above, there are lots of family activities available here, great restaurants, and it is close by to Xel-Ha Adventure Park, a great option for a day excursion. With family friendly AND adult-only pools, there is room for fun for the kids and relaxation for mom & dad. Daily activities abound like fire dancers, foam pool parties, and game shows, giving all members of the family the opportunity for a good time!
Destination Wedding | With being a smaller, more budget-conscious resort, this could be a good option for a destination wedding if it suits your wants & needs for your big day. Being a family-friendly. resorts allows you to invite familiy & friends of all ages to come along to witness your nuptials, something that adults-only resorts cannot offer.
The elephant in the room. | Now, I can’t in good concious ignore the elephant in the room—sargassum aka seaweed. The dreaded sargassum rears its ugly, alibet natural head just about every year. Though resorts try their best to keep beaches clean, no one can control the weather & ocean currents, which are what bring in the sargassum. So what is my tip? If you want to vacation, the harsh truth is, just roll with it! Sometimes it is there, sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes its bad, sometimes its nonexistent. Just like no one can control the rain, no one can control the seaweed. Don’t let it ruin your vacay! Hang by the pool, or lay by the beach anyway (that’s what we did!).
Is this the right resort for your vacation or wedding? | So, is this the right resort for you & your family? That is where we work together! Let’s chat about what you are looking for your vacation or destination wedding, and I can help you decide if Dreams Puerto Aventuras is right for you!
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