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Top 7 Things to Do in Cancun when Traveling with Kids
With gorgeous beaches, natural wonders, archaeological ruins, and adventure parks, there's no shortage of activities for kids of all ages in Cancun, a perfect destination for families looking to explore, relax, and have some fun in the sun. Check out the ultimate Top 7 Things to Do in Cancun when Traveling with Kids.
Spend the Day at the Beach
World-famous with white sand and turquoise-blue water, the beaches in Cancun are perfect for playing, swimming, and having some fun in the sun. Playa Tortugas is a favorite for families because the waves are calm, followed by Playa Langosta where water is shallow, plus it has slides and games.
However, the number one is Playa Delfines in front of Seadust Cancun because of its turquoise waters and diverse activities including volleyball, beach football, dance lessons, and sandcastle contests. There are palapas to keep the little ones under the shade but always remember to apply sunscreen constantly.
Visit Ventura Park
Plan a day of fun at this beachfront amusement and waterpark overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Home to rollercoasters, zip-lines, dolphins, a wave pool, slides, a go-kart track, mini-golf, and game center, Ventura Park offers fun for the whole family.
Recommended for: Kids and teens from 5 to 15 years.
See Captain Hook’s Pirate Show
This family-friendly pirate ship tour includes dinner and all-you-can-drink beverages. The Captain Hook Pirate Show starts at 6:15 pm from Cancun’s famous Puente Calinda, which is a bridge that joins the mainland to the Hotel Zone Island. The ride features a pirate show, music and fireworks! The best part? Kids under 6 years are free.
Recommended for: Kids from 5 to 12 years.
Venture into Riviera Maya’s Eco Theme Parks
Some of the best eco-adventure parks in the world are just a couple hours from Cancun, in the Riviera Maya: Xcaret features over 50 attractions including underground rivers, a nighttime spectacle and an archaeological site. Xelha, Xenses, Selvatica and Emotions are some other fabulous options for families who seek an action packed vacation.
Recommended for: Kids & teens from 7 to 17 years.
Connect with Nature in Cancun
Cancun has the privilege of being surrounded by the most outstanding ecosystems like the luscious mangrove jungle and the second greatest coral reef in the world. Discover them by kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving or even by riding a sea scooter. The most kid-friendly option is the submarine that visits Punta Nizuc’s coral reef.
Recommended for: Babies and kids from 0 to 9 years.
Admire the Whalesharks from Up Close
If visiting Cancun between March and mid-September, definitely spend the day swimming with the whale sharks, a wonderful species which feeds exclusively from plankton so its 100% safe to swim with while following the guide’s directions. Plan a day tour, head out to Isla Mujeres, and take the kids under the sea with these gentle giants.
Recommended for: Kids and teens from 10 years on.
Swim in the Mexico Cenotes
Natural swimming holes found throughout the Yucatan peninsula; cenotes are hidden pools of limestone, perfect for swimming and exploring. One of Cancun's natural wonders, cenotes offer great day tours like, Xenotes, which visits four different cenotes that feature fun activities like kayaking, zip-lines, rappelling, and snorkeling.
Recommended for: Kids from 5 years on.
Bonus: Enjoy the Activities at your Resort
Of course, you don't have to go very far to find family-friendly activities in Cancun. Seadust Cancun Family Resort's privileged location on the enviable white sandy beaches of the Cancun hotel zone, puts guests within easy access to all of Cancun's outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and entertainment. With five pools, a climbing wall, zip line, mini-golf, a kids club, and our very own water park, treat the whole family to a Mexico getaway they will love.