A family vacation is always something to look forward to, but you’re in for a real treat when the destination is Mexico. From the beautiful beaches of the Mayan Riviera to the ancient wonders of the Yucatan – Mexico offers a wealth of family attractions.
Mexico should be high up on the list of ‘must visit’ destinations at least once before the kids leave for college. This is such an amazingly diverse country and you can be assured of fabulous weather no matter which season you choose to visit. Mexico holidays offer something to suit every taste, whether that’s swimming with dolphins in Cancun, exploring the Mayan villages of Coba or simply enjoying the pristine coastal beaches. This is one vacation destination with enough activities to keep the entire family happy.
The beaches of Cancun
It’s a bit of an understatement to describe the white sand beaches of Cancun as stunning. The idyllic beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula stretch for miles and the shallow, Caribbean Sea waters are ideal for children to swim and paddle in. The temperatures don’t usually dip below 75F and that’s during the winter months so you are guaranteed sunny weather in which to enjoy your beach fun. Cancun also offers a wealth of family friendly hotels and resorts designed to suit your taste and budget.
Exploring ancient Mexico
It’s always great to get the kids interested in the culture of the country you are visiting and it’s easy to explore this aspect in Mexico. One of the most famous ancient sites is Chichen Itza in Tinum in the Yucatan. The 24 metre high Kukulkan Pyramid is located in this pre-Columbian city alongside many other historic Mayan sites. Chichen Itza is now listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and this is a definite family photograph destination.
Mayan Riviera Attractions
There are a few reasons why the Mayan Riviera attracts so many vacationing families and it’s not all down to the beaches. It would be impossible to list them all but activities can include visiting the magical caves at LabnaHa Eco Park as well as the Monkey Sanctuary in Tulum, both of which children will love. If you’re looking for one of those once in a lifetime experiences then head to Xcaret Eco Theme Park in Playa del Carmen where you can swim with the dolphins. A day out can also include renting bicycles and exploring the ancient Coba Mayan village located in the middle of a jungle.
These are just a few of the activities you can expect on a family vacation to Mexico but there are plenty more to choose from. This is a country that will provide plenty of unforgettable holiday memories for the whole family.