Family Vacations in
Cancun and the Riviera Maya

Do you already know what to do on a family vacation in Cancun and the Riviera Maya? The Mexican Caribbean has amazing places to spend a few days with your family, although you might be asking yourself, 'Can I bring my kids?'

Xcaret parks and tours will make family vacations one of the most cherished memories in their lives. Fun is for everyone, and the little ones in the house will find unique places to spend moments full of happiness, discovery, and learning. Are you ready for your next trip to Cancun?


What to Do on Family Vacations?

The first question to answer is where to go on vacation with kids? Cancun and the Riviera Maya are much more than just beaches; there's nature, culture, adventure, and dozens of options for kids and adults. Undoubtedly, the Mexican Caribbean is one of the best places to go on vacation with kids, with a great location, excellent sunny weather most of the year, and endless activities.

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Visiting Xcaret with Kids

There are many activities for kids in Xcaret, as it is a huge park where you can be in contact with nature, enjoy the sun, swim in underground rivers, and do some Optional Activities for even more fun like Adventure Kids or Dolphin Swim.


Children's World at Xcaret is an exclusive space for children under 12 years old, where they find slides, hanging bridges, obstacles, and even a splash area and sandbox for kids up to 6 years old. Additionally, there's a special space for parents from where they can watch their kids having a blast.


Xcaret also has other attractions that are a delight for the little ones, such as the magnificent Aviary where they enter a habitat with birds in freedom. The Coral Reef Aquarium is another place that amazes many children, in addition to the habitat of sea turtles, the Jaguar Island, or the wonderful Butterfly Pavilion.

Exploring Xel-Há with Kids

Xel-Há is a park where nature always amazes children and adults. There you find the Children's World, an exclusive space for children under 12 years old with a slide, slides, ropes for climbing, obstacles, and a lot of fun. Meanwhile, parents can rest for a while in the shade on a comfortable hammock.

They can also do a family activity like exploring Huh's Land on a fun bike ride to reach the beginning of the Xel-Há River and let yourself be carried away by the current on an inflatable tire or try a bit of snorkeling. Xel-Há Park also offers Optional Activities such as swimming with dolphins or meeting these adorable manatees.

A Fantastic World for Kids at Xenses

Xenses and Xenses Insomnia are places where the senses are put to the test. Children from 5 years old are naturally curious and here they will find places to take unusual photos, slide down a slide, feel like a bird and glide on a zipline, and much more through its different attractions and fantastic scenarios.

Xenses Insomnia is a great way to experience the night on vacation in the Riviera Maya or Cancun. From flying like an owl, losing the notion of up or down in an unusual Village, or even experiencing an extraordinary experience in the Xensatorium by touring different ecosystems in total darkness.

Adventures for Kids at Grupo Xcaret Parks

Children between 5 and 10 years old love adventure, feeling strong emotions, and competing healthily with each other. Xcaret parks offer exciting activities where they can experience a bit of adrenaline with their parents.

In Xplor and Xplor Fuego, they can share the adventure of an amphibious vehicle with dad or mom at the wheel, or traverse a river below the surface by swimming or on a raft paddling with their hands. The Hamacuatizaje adventure will also be a lot of fun for them.

In Xavage, there is also adventure for little ones between 5 and 10 years old, such as the Splash Zone with slides, hanging bridges, and water shooters, where they will be accompanied by dad or mom at all times and share unforgettable moments.


  • Xcaret is always a great place to visit and best of all, it’s suitable for children of all ages. There are a lot of things to do in Xcaret, from the Children’s World which is a place exclusive for kids under 12 years, to other attractions that will entertain the little ones such as the Coral Reef Aquarium, the Aviary or the great Butterfly Pavillion.
  • Cancun is a vacation destination with many attractions and fun for the whole family. In addition to enjoying the beach, it is recommended to visit some of the parks in the surrounding areas with endless attractions and great activities for the whole family, such as Xcaret or Xel-Há.
  • Xcaret features three underground rivers that both children and grown-ups love to swim by. The three of them are suitable for the whole family with several exits along the way, besides the mandatory use of lifejackets, and the underage must be always in the company of an adult.
  • One of the questions that eventually arises as parents. You're looking for a place to vacation where your children can have fun, bond as a family, and spend amazing days. Cancun and the Riviera Maya are exceptional places to vacation with children, with many activities, attractions, tours, and parks where fun for both kids and adults is guaranteed.
  • If you're looking for where to travel with children, Cancun or the Riviera Maya are exceptional places for a family vacation. It's in a great geographical location with flights arriving from major airports in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It has a warm climate all year round, spectacular beaches, and dozens of activities and parks that can be visited as a family.