When traveling with a family, priorities are often based on convenience and child-friendly destinations, but this can often be difficult to find. To make planning your next family vacation slightly easier, OROGOLD has put together a list of some of the best Mexican destinations for family travel.
Cancun is one of the most convenient Mexican destinations if you are flying from the US, as most major airports offer direct flights. There are different resorts to choose from, but OROGOLD recommends the Dreams Resort & Spa, which has a multitude of child-friendly activities. While it may be tempting to spend your entire vacation in the resort’s three swimming pools, there is plenty to do in the area. From visiting Xcaret, an eco-park with an underground river that you can swim in, to exploring the jungle, to shopping at the open-air markets in town, Cancun definitely has more than enough to keep the whole family entertained.
Located in the northeastern region of the Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya is known for its wide range of activities, as well as its all-inclusive resorts. OROGOLD suggests staying at the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, with four swimming pools, a teen club, six restaurants, a video game room, and more. The resort offers a variety of all-inclusive packages, with three different properties to cater to every budget. The resort offers guests complimentary use of bicycles, making it easy to explore the gorgeous coastline. The beach town of Tulum, with its Mayan architectural ruins, is just 90 miles away, ideal for a day trip, while children always love visiting Xel-Ha, the largest natural aquarium in the world. OROGOLD also recommends a trip to the impressive caves of Aktun Chen, as well as an afternoon kayaking in the wetlands of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Puerto Vallarta is a charming town located on Banderas Bay, and benefits from being near both the ocean and the mountains. Again, there are many different resorts to choose from, but OROGOLD recommends the Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa, with its three pools, giant jacuzzi, and fantastic offer allowing children under 12 to stay free of charge. For those who want to pick up some trinkets and souvenirs, Viejo Vallarta’s flea market is the place to go, while Basilio Badillo, also known as Restaurant Row, will never fail you when you’re feeling hungry. Children will love the unique range of activities available, from a horseback ride in the mountains to releasing turtle hatchlings into the sea at the turtle farm, to hand-feeding giraffes at the Zoologico de Vallarta.
Mexico is full of fantastic destinations that promise to be fun for the whole family, with a great choice of activities for both adults and children to enjoy. Whether you’re traveling with young children, or taking a vacation with your teenagers, you can be sure that Mexico will not fail to thrill and excite the whole family.