Six Family Activities to do in Cancun, Mexico

Published On August 11, 2013 | By Staff Writer | Mexico, Travel Guides, Travel Planning
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Cancun is not the most popular vacation resort in Mexico without reason. Its diverse setting and traveler-geared approach make this paradisiacal getaway not only the perfect spot for couples looking for a nice retreat, but also families. If you’re staying at the Club Med in Cancun – which was recently named the Top resort for families in Mexico by Trip Advisor – then you’ll be in the nucleus of all the various attractions the location has to offer.

Explore the “El Rey” Archaeological Site

Located in the thick of Cancun’s resort area, these ruins provide a very interesting glimpse into the past, and into Mexico’s great history of Mayan civilization. They have been incorporated now into a resort complex, but they’re undoubtedly a great place to walk around and wander through.

Ride ATVs with the family in Cozumel

ATV Jungle Adventure in Cozumel is a great way to spend a day. If the kids in your family are older than 16, then they can ride their own vehicles, but if not, no problem, they can ride with you. The tour will take you through the jungle to the old Mayan town of El Cedral, and while it leans on the pricey side ($100 for a single), it’s definitely worth doing.

Go parasailing!

The beach off Cancun has a variety of parasailing options, and the activity gives a great way to both defy gravity and check out an excellent view of Cancun simultaneously. Prices vary, but it’s never too bad.

Kayaking in Rocky Point

The waters of Rocky Point are some of the bluest and most beautiful in all of Mexico.  Kayaking around Rocky Point is a wonderful way to fully enjoy the views and beauty it offers.  Kayaking is an extremely fun but also extremely safe family activity and many companies offer lessons prior to heading out to the open waters.

Cruise the slides at the Grand Beach Park and Water Park in Cozumel

The slides at this place are certainly enough entertainment for a day’s worth of fun, but if you’re for some reason unsatisfied with just them, there are also water bicycles, a water trampoline, a giant restaurant, a volleyball court, and snorkeling options. It’s only $28 per adult and $25 per child!

Go on a submarine tour!

Steve Zissou and Jacques Cousteau had it right – there’s no better way to appreciate marine life than through a submarine. These tours feel like the future, and they’re certainly a great time for the family.

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