For many families with small children, taking a luxury vacation to Mexico may seem nearly impossible. Fortunately, with the large number of resorts realizing the need for more activities and entertainment geared toward children in order to attract more families, many are developing programs to keep kids occupied, enabling their parents to spend quality time engaging in activities that would otherwise be impossible. Out of all the vacation destinations in Mexico, this guide focuses on the ten best choices for families.
Club Med Ixtapa Pacific– Located about 100 miles north of popular Acapulco, this all-inclusive family resort boasts an awesome kids’ program that even provides baby care for children ages 4 month – 2 years. Although Baby Club Med isn’t included in the all-inclusive price, many parents don’t mind paying an additional fee for this wonderful service. For more information about the resort and to make reservations, contact: 888-932-2582.
Melia Puerta Vallarta – this all-inclusive resort located near downtown Puerta Vallarta has a wonderful kids’ program for babies, children and teens, with a Flinstones theme for the younger children. Children will enjoy a large pool with a special kids’ area, bunk beds, shooting gallery and much more. There is an abundance of activities for mom and dad as well, including horseback riding, a luxurious spa and much more. 888-95-MELIA.
Crown Paradise Club Resort & Spa – Located in gorgeous Cancun, is another family oriented family resort. The resort promises endless fun for children, ensuring that no child will experience even one moment of boredom. With shopping plazas, a pirate ship complete with 8 water slides, nightly discos, golf, adult only areas and more, the entire family will have a blast. For reservations, contact the resort by going to
Club Solaris – With a full service children’s program for children ages 4 – 11 and childcare for children under 4, this resort is yet another great choice for families. This all-inclusive resort is located in Cancun and can be contacted by calling (888) 204-0127.
Aventura Cove Palace – Also located in Cancun, this all-inclusive family resort is very economical, but without the sacrifice of the many luxuries that you expect. With activities geared toward children, adults, and the entire family, there is something to do for everyone at Aventura Cove Palace. 1-800-635-1836.
Viva Xcaret – If you’re looking for a real adventure for your family, this amusement park boasts the availability of various unique activities for the entire family. There are underground rivers to explore, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and a great deal more. The park is located in Cancun, and for more information, go to www.xcaret.com.
Six Flags Amusement Park – Located in Mexico City, Mexico, this wonderful amusement is full of fun and can really make your family vacation a success. With many restaurants, places to lodge as well as other attractions, Six Flags Mexico is a great choice for a vacation. For more information, go to their website at www.sixflags.com/mx.
Albercas Rancho El Rinconcito – Located in Tijuana, this park is excellent for families because of the many activities to participate in. With horseback riding, sports facilities, water slides, wading pools and more, you couldn’t ask for a more fun-filled place to visit. There are many nice hotels in the areas, places to eat, as well as other popular attractions. The park is located at 600 Guadalupe St.
Camping at Guadalupe Canyon – If your family would like to experience the natural beauty of Tijuana, then a camping trip at Guadalupe Canyon is possible. You will enjoy beautiful waterfalls, and streams with thermal waters. There are 18 private camping sites which offer security in addition to other services. The campground is located 71 miles east of Tijuana, off highway 2 (Tijuana-Mexicali).
Chapultepec Park – This 2000 acre park is the largest in the area of Mexico City. It includes 3 spectacular museums as well as many other attractions and activities. Mexico City has many other activities in order to keep you and your family occupied, as well as hotels and restaurants that should meet your needs.