The coastal neighbourhood of the town of Puerto Aventuras has a population of approximately 6,000 inhabitants.
This neighborhood has condos, summer homes, and hotels and it is built around a golf course. With a marina inside you will find restaurants, tennis courts and an area to swim with dolphins. Everything is walking distance, you do not need a car but you might want to hire a bike just to explore the area a bit more.
If you are staying in a hotel or condo in Puerto Aventuras you can easily travel for the day to Tulum ruins or one of the eco theme parks like Xcaret, Xplor andXel-ha.
Arriving by bus or public transportation is pretty easy, if you want to experience Mexican public transport you can take a van from Playa del Carmen, or Tulum and let the driver know you want to get off at Puerto Aventuras. If you are driving from Playa del Carmen you will pass a security gate but tourists are not normally stopped.