The Best Family-friendly Resorts in Mexico

July 25, 2020

As families consider future travel plans for later this year or even now towards 2021 spring trips, they’ll want to learn about beautiful destinations and resorts that will feature amenities the entire group will love. From world-class spas to world-famous beaches, the stunning coasts of Mexico have a lot to offer families, from the little ones to teens.

You can explore the authentic surroundings of downtown Puerto Vallarta along the Pacific Coast. Or look into the more popular (and more affordable) surrounding areas of Cancun, like Riviera Maya and the new region of Playa Mujeres. All of these destinations have much to offer for unforgettable family vacations. Nowadays the hotel-zone itself in Cancun is also a family-friendly extravaganza, featuring hip high-rises with gorgeous Caribbean views, and plenty of activities nearby like giant Ferris wheels and overwater restaurants.

So if you’re set on hosting your next family getaway amongst this amazing country, here are the best family-friendly resorts in Mexico:

Sunscape Puerto Vallarta

The family-friendly portfolio of Sunscape resorts is designed for family vacations and for budgets as well. The Sunscape Puerto Vallarta resort is a wonderful example, just minutes away from the airport, and situated on a pristine stretch of the curving gulf and Pacific coastline. Since you’re right in the middle of the action families can choose from many enticing activities in the area, like horseback riding, snorkeling trips, or catamaran cruises to see Isla Marietas. You’re also just minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta, where you can explore authentic shopping and dining, or visit the famous Malecon Boardwalk. 

Hotel Xcaret

The newer Hotel Xcaret was designed with adventure in mind, and in fact, a room here also secures free entry into the famous Xcaret Experience next door. There, guests can swim in underground cave-rivers, dive into cenotes, explore ATV rides, and so much more, at one of Riviera Maya’s top nature theme parks. The resort itself is equally as amazing, designed to mimic its Mayan surroundings. The luxury-suites are Bohemian and utilize local art, and the grounds are surrounded by a manmade lagoon, featuring hidden beaches, caves, and restaurants created by artisanal chefs. 

Dreams Playa Mujeres

The sparkling new Dreams Playa Mujeres all-inclusive resort welcomes families to a lavish property in a new region of the Caribbean-Mexico Coast. Playa Mujeres has larger beaches than in nearby Cancun, and properties here take full advantage of the extra space, plus this resort also doubles as one of the standout Mexico destination wedding venues in the area. There are more pools then you can count, from quiet surroundings to a waterslide complex smack dab in the center of the modern resort grounds. With the Dreams’ brand comes luxurious accommodations, and numerous dining options that will please even the pickiest of tastebuds.

Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort

Both an exciting, and affordable family option in Riviera Maya is the Sandos Caracol Eco-resort. The eco portion of the name is not taken lightly, with a resort grounds surrounded in tropical splendor. There are even nature trails to explore it all, leading to hidden cenotes, and featuring chance-sightings of spider monkeys and peacocks. Also on offer for family-vacations is a full-sized waterpark and kid’s water park, with numerous slides for every height level. Rooms are modest and economical, and there are many venues and restaurants on-site to host family gatherings.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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