Traveling with children in Riviera Maya is simple thanks to the many facilities offered by the destination. There is a wide range of hotels, activities and places designed for adults and children to enjoy together.

Riviera Maya is a destination designed for everyone, from groups of young people in search of parties and tequila to families with children, we all have space in this wide Mayan Riviera. The tourism for family is a great point in favor to choose Riviera Maya: hotels, activities, parks and natural landscapes ideal for children, you'll love it.

Personally I have been lucky enough to travel with friends and families with children, and to know some of these special proposals. We know that as a family the children set the pace and pace, so we are going to show you those places where everyone converges.

Travel with children to the Riviera Maya.

Amusement parks for children in Riviera Maya

The best known of Xel-Ha, Xcaret y Xplore (more for not so boys and teenagers) all of the Xcaret group. In a similar line would be the Emotions Native Park of the Alltournative group, the Tres Ríos Park or the park Adventure Park in Cancun. Others parks dedicated to animals where going with children would be the CrococunBel Air Animal Park or  Aviary Xaman-Há. If you are looking for a natural park where to go with children and the animals are not in cages, I recommend you Punta Laguna, managed by a Mayan community. Here you can see monkeys in their natural habitat. To enjoy the sea together children and adults, I recommend you Sub See Explorer Tour.

Normally the cheapest thing is to buy directly on your website. We leave you the direct link to Xcaret, Xplore, Xel-Há where you can buy the tickets directly with them.

Discounts on advance purchases and for Mexicans up to 20%

Best cenotes to go with children in Riviera Maya

There are more suitable cenotes to go with children in Riviera Maya. Many of them have more comfortable entrances and shallow waters where children can swim or have space under a good shade. Among those that I recommend you are the Grand Cenote, Cenote Crystal, Carwash cenote, Crystalline cenote, Blue cenote and Garden of Eden (these last three very similar between them and close to each other). In the area of ​​Cobá, the ideal place to go with children is Choo-Há cenoteIt is not profound.

In the known as Route of the Cenotes which is taken from the town of Puerto Morelos, there are several cenotes that are dedicated to the fun of the family by offering different activities, are parks: cenote Zapote, Cenote Kin Ha o Cenote Mojarras They are some of them. On this route are also the parks of Xenotes y Selvática.

We leave you in direct link to Xenotes to buy your tickets, it is the cheapest way to buy, through your own website. We are affiliated, your purchase is secure through the blog.

Best archaeological sites for children in Riviera Maya

There are three archeological zones that I consider most appropriate to go with children near the Riviera Maya, because they are closer and do not give themselves a dash, because they are smaller and have certain characteristics that we are going to see:

  • Overall It is a small area and also has a beach, ideal to spend time with the family.
  • Muyil It is also a small area with good shadows. They also have access to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and a road leads you for less than a kilometer to the Muyil lagoon. From here, boats leave for the Reserve.
  • Cobá It's a little bigger, the good thing is that the children can climb up to the main pyramid and go around the enclosure by bicycle.
With children in Riviera Maya
Coba and its great temple of 42 meters, Nohoch Mul

 Best beaches to go with children

We consider the ideal beaches to go with children those who have services, the entrance to the water is simple, without stones or very deep, and the sea is calm without current. We are going to take a tour from north to south along the Caribbean coast to see the best beaches to go with children.

En Isla Mujeres There is the pool North Beach and in the zona hotelera from Cancun you have an area of ​​beaches ideal for children: Playa Langosta, Flying fish y The pearls They are great because of the shallowness and calm of the waters. To the south we have the population of Puerto Morelos, highly recommended to go with family. Maroma Beach It is a delight, there are beach clubs for adults and space for children. The population of Playa del Carmen find family beaches without problem, Xpu-Ha has all the requirements to go as a family, just like Paamul (here there is restaurant with pool) Akumal y Tankah. Punta Venado offers activities for families.

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Kid friendly hotels Riviera Maya

There are several all-inclusive hotels designed for children in all the important towns of the Riviera Maya coast. I have been with friends with children and I have seen how well they work. In this type of hotel they have spaces, activities and monitors that take care of children. A few days ago my Mexican neighbors explained to me that they had had a great time in a Riviera Maya hotel and had been with many foreign children. And his mom also happy with the experience. They really are great for families.

HOTELS IN CANCUN FOR CHILDREN el Panama Jack Resort with his kid's club called Camp Jack, the Crown Paradaise Club with an incredible playground and activities for children and teenagers, the Omni Cancun is a hotel for children to enjoy a vacation adventure, the Royal Solaris offers affordable and attractive packages, the Seadust Family Resort Cancunwith an excellent kids club, The Ritz Carlton also offers a variety of activities for children or the All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water Park with interesting prices and a water park.

HOTELS IN PUERTO MORELOS FOR CHILDREN: el hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort and Azul Beach Resortare the most sought after hotels for children in Puerto Morelos, both with exclusive sections thinking of the little ones.

HOTELS IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN FOR CHILDREN: there are two luxury hotels that have their special section for children, one of which is Grand Vela of Riviera Maya and Farmont Mayakoba, both hotels have the best all-inclusive facilities in Riviera Maya. Other excellent options for family vacations are the Iberostar Paraíso Lindo, Paradisus Esmeraldaconsidered the best for families. Just like him Azul Beach Resort Riviera Mayaor the Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe. In Playacar Do you have the Iberostar Tucán.

These destinations are the most familiar in Riviera Maya, with Puerto Aventuras. We leave you a search engine for offers in the area.
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Basic tips for traveling with children to Riviera Maya:

They are basic things but between the nerves and the confusion one can leave a list:

  • check the necessary documentation for adults and children: passport, family book, permission of one of the tutors in the case that is required, check the airline tickets.
  • Bring a photocopy of all documents in a place different from the originals. In case of loss, photocopies can be very useful to accelerate bureaucratic processes.
  • To protect them from the sun, lycra shirts with long sleeves and hats that cover the nape of the neck are ideal. Let's use biodegradable creams, not so harmful, every little bit counts. The same with insecticides.
  • for Mexico, vaccines are not necessary

Practical information to travel to Mexico: vaccinations, visas, change of money, basic customs, borders.

We hope that our tips will help you plan your vacation. If you have doubts and want personalized service where you have all the information you need to economize and organize your vacations, you contact us. This option is great for visitors.

Riviera Maya tripsWe offer 1 hour advice at 35 euros / 650 pesos to help you plan. Contact me at email [email protected] I would love to offer you our knowledge to make your trip a unique experience.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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