8 Interesting Things To Do In Cancun With Kids

October 27, 2021

Cancun offers families looking to make memories the perfect vacation destination. This tropical destination offers many opportunities to explore Mexico’s history and have fun playing in the sun. But, no matter what your family enjoys doing, there is something for everyone in Cancun.

Captain Hook Pirate Dinner Cruise

Kids of all ages love pirates, and they will love heading out on open waters during the Captain Hook Pirate Dinner Cruise. It has a 18th-century replica of a Spanish Galleon for dinner, drinks, games, and tons of pirate-themed excitement, including sword fights. The dinner cruise is an exciting way to spend time and make memories with the family while visiting Cancun.

Croco Cun Zoo

Kids love interactive activities and will love the hands-on experience with conservation at Croco Cun Zoo. The zoo started off as a crocodile farm and turned into a conservation effort to protect these fantastic reptiles. Your kids can touch, hold, and feed local wild animals, including crocodiles. The Croco Cun Zoo is the place to go to fulfill your child’s conservation curiosity and have fun playing outside among fantastic wildlife.

El Rey Ruins

Take your kids deep into Mexico’s history as you explore the El Rey Ruins. Cancun is home to several Mayan ruins to explore, take amazing pictures, see Iguanas, and create memories to last a lifetime. Nearby the ruins is the Museo Maya de Cancun, where you can see Mayan artifacts up close. When visiting Cancun, families looking for a more educational experience need to add El Rey Ruins to their vacation to-do list.

Interactive Aquarium

Your kids will have a blast interacting and participating in fun activities at the Interactive Aquarium, where nature comes alive. Popular activities for families to experience include the Aquarium Trek, where you feed the fish while swimming with them and then enjoy the swim with dolphins. The Interactive Aquarium is home to more than 1,100 species of aquatic animals waiting to be discovered by your family.

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres has everything a family desires when adventuring through Cancun and wants to escape the Hotel Zone. A short ride by Cancun Shuttle takes you to the quaint, tropical island full of white sands, native wildlife, and breathtaking ocean views.

Your day at Isla Mujeres offers many opportunities to kick back and relax on the beautiful beaches or go exploring Garrafon Park. The island is full of Mayan ruins, colorful murals, and an underwater museum.

When the kids get hungry, there are several Bohemian-themed restaurants with food everyone will love. Don’t forget to stop by the Tortuga Granja (Turtle Farm) to see various sea life, including tropical fish, manta rays, seahorses, and sea turtles.

Playa Delfines

Spend time making memories at one of the most picturesque coastlines in Cancun. Playa Delfines has bright white sand and turquoise blue waters and is located just a short distance from the Hotel Zone.

The beautiful beach has many unspoiled areas without any structures providing a serene atmosphere and a unique beach experience. Parents can spend the day relaxing on the beach while the kids play in the water and build sandcastles.

Rio Secreto

The adventure of a lifetime awaits at Rio Secreto. Families enjoy exploring the crystal waters of this “secret” underground river. Swim through waters or bike along the trails through the caverns filled with geological formations, including stalactites and stalagmites. Family-friendly tours are available swimming, hiking, biking, and snorkeling.

Ventura Park

No family vacation in Cancun is complete without a visit to Ventura Park. Families flock to Ventura Park for thrilling activities, water slides, rides, and games. No matter the age, your children will love spending time at this adventure park.

As you can see, Cancun is a family’s paradise waiting to be discovered by your family. No matter what you plan to do, your kids will love spending time with you exploring all the beautiful adventures this destination has to offer. So now, go get ready for a vacation of a lifetime with your kids.

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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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