The Best Family Vacation Spots in Mexico

By Jo Garrett

When most people think of heading to Mexico for vacation, they tend to think of wild party resorts filled with lots of booze. Now, if that’s what you are looking for, you can definitely find that, but the Yucatan has so much more to offer than the Hotel Zone in Cancun!

Outside of the Strip, you’ll find lush forests, stunning cenotes, world-renown diving sites, awe-inspiring historical landmarks, clear turquoise Caribbean waters, and some of the best vacation food around! In short, it’s one of my favorite family vacation destinations!

Cancun, Mexico

Let’s tackle the Hotel Zone in Cancun since that is what usually comes to mind first. It is a hustle and bustle, late-night, fun zone and for some families, that is the perfect vacation fit! If what you are looking for is a high energy family resort, you’ll find some good options here. Some of my personal favorites are Beach Palace, with its trendy vibe and rooftop pool, and Dreams Sands, a smaller and more intimate resort.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

If you move south from the Hotel Zone, you’ll come to Riviera Maya, home to secluded and gated family-friendly resorts with more amenities. From private beaches and water parks to more quiet and laid-back …read more

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