THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PUERTO AVENTURAS
Puerto Aventuras has two currency exchange locations and a number of ATMs (located around the marina, at convenience stores, and at the gas station on the highway). Mexican pesos and American dollars are both accepted at the vast majority restaurants and shops.
On the west side of the federal highway (non-beach side), there is a good-sized community. This is where many workers, hotel staff, and fishermen live. The total population averages around 7,000 permanent residents.
A large grocery store (Chedraui), recently opened to service the Puerto Aventuras area. It’s located in a strip mall on the highway junction. It sells some imported items, clothing, housewares, beach gear and alcohol. This is also where buses and colectivos stop en route between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.