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Everyone who visits Mexico with the family has a favorite destination that they claim beats out all the others. There are, however, some destinations that stand out more than others because of the many families that return to these locations year after year to enjoy their vacation. Children do enjoy the beach and the water, but parents like to include more activities in their vacation schedule so that they can experience all that the area has to offer. The best family vacation destination in Mexico is The Mayan Riviera. Our post will give you a brief look at what this area has to offer for families. We hope that you enjoy these Family Friendly Vacation Destinations in Riviera Maya Mexico.
The Mayan Riviera is located just south of Cancun and has some of the most beautiful beaches that Mexico has to offer. This is a world-renowned vacation destination with Mayan ruins and eco-tourism sites that will provide the children with an education that just can't be found in books. There are several destinations to choose from in this location.
Playa del Carmen is the largest town in the region, but it still small enough to navigate on foot. The island of Cozumel is home to the Chankanaab National Park where both adults and children will delight in seeing the large schools of tropical fish, as well as the many species of animals that inhabit the jungle. The ruins of Tulum are not to be missed as it was once an important trading and ceremonial center for the Mayan people.
The XCaret Eco Theme Park is one of the premier attractions for families who visit the Mayan Riviera. Here children can explore underground rivers, visit a Butterfly Pavilion and of course, spend time on the beach. One of the highlights is the re-enactment of a ball game as it would have been played in Mayan times. The ancient Mayan ruins are also located in this area and the cultural show at night is world-class.
Xel Park is one of the best places on the Mayan Riviera for snorkelling. This is also a theme park where the children can swim with the dolphins, take a tube ride along the river or take an ecological walk through a tropical rainforest.
Rainforest activities are almost limitless when you take the family to Aktun Chen. This park covers encompasses more than 1000 acres and has three caves with underground rivers. A tour of the caves takes only an hour, but the sights of the stalagmites and stalactites will remain in your memory long after you return home. Another popular activity in this park is that of a walk through the jungle to see some of the many species of animals you can only see in books outside of the Mayan Riviera.
Everything in the Mayan Riviera region of Mexico is geared toward families making it the best family vacation destination in the country. We hope that you are inspired by these Family Friendly Vacation Destinations in Riviera Maya Mexico. Happy travels!
That area of Mexico seems like a great resort and has so much to offer in addition to the beaches. I would love to see Tulum and all the tropical fish on vacation.
I LOVE Riviera Maya! We just got back from a month long trip to Mexico, and we spent some time in Riviera. It’s a beautiful place.
Thanks for this great information. Now that our son is a teen, this would be a great family vacation destination, as long as we brought a friend for him. It looks like they would be kept busy (and out of my hair!).
I like this vacation destination for our family. It gives the kids a different view of the world, and, looks like a lot of places for them to explore.
I would love to take the family to Riviera Maya. It looks so beautiful and relaxing. Great vacation destination.
I spent some time in Mexico a few months ago, and loved it. I felt it would be a perfect vacation destination. I wasn’t in Riviera Maya, but, this would be a yes for me.
This part of Mexico looks so beautiful! Time with the family exploring and walks on the beach would create wonderful memories.
This looks like a wonderful place to go on vacation. I have only visited Mexico on cruise stops, but ai would love to go for a longer stay.
It’s awesome to find spots where the whole family can enjoy. I think these are places that’s worth visiting especially since the kids can experience and learn so much from the trip. They’ll appreciate nature more too!
My husband swears by this place in Mexico! He’s been there a number of time with his parents as a child.
It is good to know that there are family friendly trips in places like this. I always see things that feel more geared towards adults.
Wow. These places look wonderful! I would love to visit the Aktun Chen the most and see the wonders of in the caves.
I haven’t been to any of these destinations in Mexico. They look like a dream!
We stopped in Cozumel when we went on a cruise. It was so beautiful. I loved the beach in Mexico. You could see the bottom and the water is a beautiful turquoise color. We were able to see a live starfish.
I would love to go back to this area one day. It was my favorite stop on our cruise.
I can’t wait to go back to Mexico! Loved seeing your pictures!
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