What to Expect on a Family Holiday to Mexico
Thinking of taking the family to Mexico on your next getaway? Mexico City, featured on the World’s Busiest Cities documentary, is a particularly popular tourist spot. No matter which part of the country you head to though, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly entertainment.
At TUI we know that travelling anywhere new with the kids can be daunting. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to what you can expect on a family holiday to Mexico.
A country steeped in culture
One of the main advantages of visiting Mexico with the family is its remarkable history. Did you know there are 33 World Heritage Sites to explore? One of the best sites to visit is the Sian Ka’an Reserve situated in Quintana Roo. If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen, you could take a detour to this famous site. You’ll get to see wildlife such as jaguars, monkeys, crocodiles and iguanas. You’ll also get to see the San Francisco rock paintings, thought to date back over 7000 years.
As well as World Heritage Sites, there are more ruins in Mexico than you’d ever be able to visit in one trip. If you’re looking to teach the kids about different cultures, this is a great country to start in.
What family holiday would be complete without a trip to the beach? Mexico has some of the best beaches in the world, with many focused solely on families. Playa del Carmen is one of the best places to head to if it’s a beach holiday you’re looking for. The waters on the beaches are shallow, making them ideal for children to paddle in.
You’ll also find the beaches in the Riviera Maya excellent for families. Many of the hotels and resorts host kids’ clubs and activities, with family-friendly beaches in lots of places in Mexico.
Witness diverse marine life
Another thing that attracts families to Mexico is its diverse marine life. You’ll get to snorkel in the warm waters, seeing hundreds of different species. Don’t fancy getting in the water? You and the family could take a whale-watching trip instead. Thanks to the climate and the rich supply of plankton, it’s not uncommon to see blue whales.
You don’t even need to be near the beach to discover Mexico’s marine life. There are plenty of aquariums dotted around the country, such as the Interactive Aquarium in Cancun. Here you’ll get to partake in interactive displays and witness live shows.
Many hotels and resorts in Mexico are geared towards luxurious breaks for families. We particularly recommend heading to the Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen regions.
The Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma is a great family resort. It boasts a stylish design, gourmet restaurants and a fantastic kids’ club. It’s situated on a white sandy beach and comes with a large outdoor pool. Each room offers great sea views, and there’s the option to upgrade to an infinity pool suite. Offered on an All Inclusive basis, there are plenty of activities for the kids at this luxury resort.
The Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Village in Playa del Carmen is another great family resort. Known for its excellent range of activities, the resort also comes with three great lagoon-style pools. There are seven different restaurants, ensuring there’s something to suit all tastes. A kids’ club and evening entertainment programme provide all the entertainment you’ll need.
Another option available in Playa del Carmen is the Azul Beach Resort The Fives, By Karisma. One of the best family resorts in Mexico, The Fives is situated right on the beach. There are five swimming pools, and facilities for both kids and teens. Just 17 kilometres away, there’s the Xplor Adventure Park if you want a break from the resort’s family entertainment.
As you can see, Mexico is a great place for families. While most parts of the country have family-friendly activities and entertainment, the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen are particularly suitable for luxury family holidays.