There is no shortage of ideas for Riviera Maya family vacation. This Mexican destination was awarded Best of Mexico Destinations by Travel in Weekly's Reads Choice Awards for the 9th year in a row. This destination is one of the best budget-friendly getaways with kids. In this list we are focusing on just a few of the award winning options when searching for information on kid-friendly attractions in Riviera Maya!
Xcaret Mexico is an archaeological park with many attractions, adventures and activities. This is one of the top attractions in Riviera Maya due to its consistent outstanding traveler reviews. Start your day with a snorkeling adventure in their 5 feet deep underground rivers or take a raft ride on Paradise River. Your kids will enjoy watching caterpillars morph into butterflies in the butterfly pavilion. They will really get a kick out of playing with nurse-sized sharks and sting rays, accompanied by skilled professionals, of course! Your older kids will enjoy a high speed ride on the Caribbean! With all these activities in just one venue, you won't have to spend much time looking for things to do in Riviera Maya with kids! For kid-friendly hotels in Riviera Maya, consider El Taj Condo Hotel and Karisma Azul Fives.
Another great example of the many things to do in Riviera Maya with kids is a visit to Punta Venao. There you and the kids could take a snorkeling adventure along the coral reefs, which include a walk through lush jungle and a swimming in a beautiful cenote. For something a little different, take your family on a fun horseback ride around the bay. Your kids 16 years and older will likely enjoy the ATV rides or riding wave runners over the open sea! Whatever the choice, they won't lack for adventure on your Riviera Maya family vacation!
This next adventure is rated amongst the Top 10 Underground Walks of the World by National Geographic. One of the most interesting attractions in Riviera Maya, Indiana Joe's Aktun Chen Natural Park is an ecological park with several options for exploration. Take the family on a 656 yard long walk to explore a cave over 5 million years old! Don't worry; their attention to ease and safety are what makes it one of the best kid-friendly attractions in Riviera Maya. For a little variety, check out the zip lines. You'll be able to enjoy the natural sounds and aerial views of the jungle from the treetops! The lines are constructed in a way that makes the experience safe for even your younger kids.
There are many other kid-friendly attractions and top hotels in Riviera Maya. Explore Rio Secreto with its underground river dating back millions of years! Kids will love exploring the village of Akumal or the ruins of Tulum, or visiting Xel-Ha natural aquarium park. Also, many attractions are easily accessible to popular hotels so getting around will not be a problem.