Family Vacation to Cancun
Travel is one of the best ways to make life-long memories. And Cancun offers a variety of family-friendly activities you can enjoy with your kids on vacation. Whether you’re venturing outside the hotel zone or staying close by, your family can discover all kinds of fun adventures together. Swim alongside schools of fish, make friends with dolphins, take a subsee tour to the underwater museum, have dinner aboard a pirate ship, zip line through the forest canopy, and walk with crocodiles.
Sail with Pirates
Set sail across the Caribbean Sea on two of Cancun’s most popular pirate shows: Jolly Rodger and Captain Hook. With entertaining sword-fight performances, live music, pirate escapades, dancing, and contests these pirate shows are fun for the entire family. Partake in the games, enjoy a delicious dinner, and get ready for an unforgettable night that will have your whole family joining in the fun.
Have Fun on the Water
Cancun has a wide variety of water activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Swim with dolphins, snorkel across lush and colorful coral reefs, or reel in a big tarpon on a deep sea fishing excursion. If you have little ones with you, book a trip on the subsee explorer to experience the wonder of the deep blue sea from the comfort and safety of your seat.
Learn about Cancun
Museo Maya de Cancun
Learn about the rich history of the Mayan culture at Museo Maya de Cancun. The museum is filled with over 400 unique artifacts from local archaeological sites including pottery, sculptures, jewelry, and tools. Full of fascinating facts and places to explore within the grounds, your whole family will have fun roaming through three different exhibits as they soak in the magnificent history of the Mayan civilization.
Take a guided tour for an up-close experience with Cancun’s local wildlife at Crococun Zoo. This zoo is truly incredible. You’ll have the freedom to feed, hold, and pet a variety of animals from Spider Monkeys and White Tail Deer to Boa Snakes. Your guide will even let you walk through a den of baby crocodile--if you’re brave enough.
After the Zoo, make sure to stop by the Interactive Aquarium where you’ll learn all about the local marine life, and interact with stingrays, starfish, and sea urchins. Before you head back, be sure to treat yourself to a foot massage at the aquarium’s fish spa, where tiny Garra Rufa fish will nibble on your feet to exfoliate dry skin.
Explore the Eco Parks
Cancun’s eco parks are natural sanctuaries full of attractions that everyone in the family can enjoy. Tour ancient ruins, snorkel alongside rich marine life, swim in underground rivers, watch howler monkeys playing in the trees, take bike trails through the jungle, and much more. If you have young children with you, the parks offer specific activities for kids including a playground.
The two most popular eco parks to visit in Cancun are Xcaret and Xel Ha. Both offer a wide variety of activities that can be experienced with an all-inclusive tour or by simply grabbing a map and exploring the grounds on your own. So, take a break from the beach and head over to the eco parks--Cancun’s tropical wildlife is waiting for you.
Before You Go
Cancun is one of the best places for a family vacation. With tons of water sports, ruin tours, and cultural shows there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Whether you're traveling with toddlers, teenagers, or a mix of both be sure to plan ahead so everyone in the family can join in on the fun.