1/3/2023     by Justin Gibson

Make the Most of a Family Vacay with a Trip to Cancun

Planning a family vacation can present quite a few hurdles: Where do we go that’s relaxing for the adults, while still entertaining for the kids? How do we ensure that it’s a good getaway for all ages? While there are a number of ways you can tackle the conundrum, the easiest is to just head to Cancun. Seriously, beach vacays are a timeless tradition, and Cancun is one of the best options worldwide. Here’s just a sample of what all ages are bound to enjoy.


Kayaking is fun for the whole family.

Kayak Nichupte Lagoon

Put your typical zoo outing to shame with a kayaking odyssey through the Nichupte Lagoon. Wedged between the hotel zone and the city proper, this expanse of paradise is the perfect place to get active and learn about ecosystems. Watch fish flit through the mangroves as you paddle by, and hear birds call down to you in a symphony of chirps and squawks. If you’re lucky, you might even spot dolphins or manta rays along the way.

Splashing around in a cenote is a major upgrade from your typical pool day.

Dive into a Cenote

Sure, the shores of Cancun make for world-class beach days, but for a beach day that’s downright mystical, take a trip to a cenote just outside the city. For the uninitiated, a cenote is a natural pit or sinkhole that forms when limestone bedrock collapses and exposes groundwater. In practice, they’re so much more than a hole in the ground — imagine an enchantingly clear pool, inside a grotto, hidden within a forest. The site is saturated with an air of magic; your family’s cannonball contest is certain to have an air of reverence that your local pool can never hope to match.

El Ray Ruins
Explore El Ray Ruins to bring history to life.

Play Archeologist at the El Rey Ruins

Introducing your kids to the remnants of other civilizations is a treasured task in parenting; nowhere is it easier than at El Rey Ruins. Found on the southern end of the Cancun Island, this collection of weathered ruins was once a royal retreat for the mighty Mayan empire. A visit here will undoubtedly captivate your little ones with the scale and scope of history … or at the very least, the legion of iguanas all sunning themselves throughout the grounds will entertain them.

Moon Palace Cancun
Moon Palace - The Grand - Cancun's waterpark might be their favorite part of the trip.

Pamper Yourself Silly at an All-Inclusive Resort

Honestly, all the above are really just recommendations; you can very easily enjoy an entire vacation in absolute bliss at a resort … especially if it’s a Palace Resort. You have a host of options to choose from — Beach Palace, Moon Palace and Moon Palace The Grand — all perfect home bases for your next tropical getaway. Sandcastle-building, pool days, gourmet dining and luxe service are par for the course while you lounge idyllically along a stunning coastline with your every want or whim accounted for. Who knew family vacations could be so utterly relaxing?


Connect with a travel agent today to get started booking the perfect tropical getaway for your family.



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