Taking the kids overseas can always be somewhat of a challenge but, if you pick the right resort, and follow these tips we posted recently, it can actually be a breeze and you’ll come back feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Whether your family is into All-Inclusive lounging by the pool or you’re more of a DIY family who likes to do things their way and get out and explore, we have something covered for you in this article.
Cancun made the top of this list because of the abundance of resorts there which not only gives you a lot of choices, the prices are fairly cheap and you’re on the doorstep of some of the world’s nicest snorkel and dive spots. Not only this, but the Yucatan Peninsula is full of fun activities for the kids to get involved in. Take them to see some Cenotes and pique their interest in geology – or just go there for a swim. Don’t forget a day trip to the Chichen Itza, which is just a few hours’ drive from Cancun; the history is sure to keep them entertained and speechless all at once!
Isla Mujeres is right off the coast of Cancun and boasts some of the most family-friendly beaches you’ll find in the whole of Mexico. For such a small area there is plenty to offer from doing yoga on the beach to swimming with Whale Sharks. The fact that it is so small makes it the ideal spot if you just want to escape. Despite it’s proximity to Cancun it’s completely the opposite of the packed bars and masses of tourists you see lining the street there; it’s quiet, the Mexican culture is still very much intact.
Does your family love anything and everything nature? Alejandra Flores from reviewbox.com.mx recommends Los Cabos! “It’s a picturesque region located in Baja California Sur at the end of the long peninsula that stretches 1000 miles from northern Mexico. This destination is perfect for families based in the Southern US as it’s super easy to get to.But, it’s rugged landscape, crystal clear waters and endless opportunities for diving and snorkeling make it ideal for anyone craving some quality family time in the outdoors,” she says.
Tulum a low key resort packed with things to do in the local vicinity. If you’re a small family we highly recommend hiring a car for your time there, so it’s easy for you to check out all the attractions, and always be sure to bring cash; Tulum is a little more rustic than major resorts like Cancun and not many places will accept your credit card. Tulum is close to one of the more famous Cenotes and it also has fantastic beaches. No trip to Tulum is complete either without taking a day trip out to the famous Akumal Beach where you’ll see an abundance of sea turtles. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids about wildlife.