Taking the Family to Riviera Maya: How to Ensure Everyone Has Fun

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We have written about our 2022 plans to visit Mexico recently - here is another post about an especially beautiful region in Mexico we'd love to travel to: the Riviera Maya. Here are some ideas about what is worth checking out there if you're going with your family :)

Riviera Maya Family Vacation

The Riviera Maya is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Mexico. Today, this region is known as a popular vacation spot due to its exceptional resorts, beautiful beaches, and natural cenotes. If you are considering this destination for your next trip with the whole family, here are some ideas on how to take the family to Riviera Maya and make it an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Consider Going All-Inclusive

If you want to ensure that everyone has a good time and spends less money, consider going all-inclusive. This means that food, drinks, and activities are included in the price of your package. All-inclusive trips are also great for families who don't want to worry about spending a lot of time and money figuring out where they will go each day.

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With Riviera Maya’s all-inclusive vacations, you can rest assured that there is always something scheduled for each day. You should check out these all-inclusive vacations in Riviera Maya for inspiration.

Have Some Artistic Fun At The Museum Of 3D Wonders

The Museum of 3D Wonders is the perfect place for an artistic family to spend a day. This museum features three permanent exhibitions which depict different aspects of Mexico through 3D projections. The museum also hosts fun activities and workshops that are great for kids and adults alike. This museum has everything from dinosaurs and ancient pyramids to the human body. Many of the exhibits are interactive, so you can learn about art a little more hands-on.

Explore The Traditional Market At La Ceiba Park

One of the things that many visitors enjoy about La Ceiba Park is its traditional market. This market is an open-air bazaar where you can buy souvenirs, crafts, clothing, and more. If you are looking for a way to make your children more involved in your vacation, consider visiting this market with them and letting them pick out some souvenir gifts for friends and family back home. Additionally, you'll be able to experience many cultural events as well as magic shows and storytelling, which is ideal for younger children.

Visit The Ancient Mayan City Of Cobá

One of the must-sees when visiting Riviera Maya is the ancient Mayan city of Cobá. Cobá is a fascinating archaeological site and is one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in the region. The buildings at Cobá are some of the oldest surviving buildings in all of Mesoamerica. If you're planning a trip with your family to Riviera Maya, be sure to visit Cobá!

Explore The Beauty Of Nature At Xel-Ha

One of the most popular attractions in the Riviera Maya is the Xel-Ha Park. A visit to this park will introduce your family to the natural beauty of the region. This park features a mangrove forest, arid land, and freshwater cenotes, which are an attraction for both adults and children. When you arrive at Xel-Ha, you can choose from a variety of water activities for adults and children.

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For example, if you want to enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving, then this is the place for you. If you're not interested in exploring underwater life, then you can go on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard excursion instead. No matter what activity interests you, there are many fun options available at Xel-Ha.

Go Swimming In The Cenotes

One of the most interesting attractions in Riviera Maya is the natural cenotes. Cenotes are natural sinkholes that form on limestone rocks and can lead to underground rivers. These watery caverns offer visitors an opportunity to swim through crystal clear water and enjoy a sense of peace, as many believe these places have healing properties. The water is often so clear that you can see straight to the bottom. You can swim in these massive pools or even snorkel and fish. There are also opportunities for exploring, as many cenotes have hidden paths and tunnels that are fun to explore.

Wrap Up: Riviera Maya Family Activities

When it comes to having fun, you have a wide variety of options. Visiting the ancient Mayan city of Cobá, swimming in the cenotes, and exploring the beauty of nature at Xel-Ha are great ways to spend your vacation. But there's plenty more to do: going all-inclusive or visiting the Museum of 3-D Wonders. With so many fun activities to choose from, you can't go wrong with any of these ideas. No matter what you choose, you'll probably have a fantastic time!

What about you, have you been to the Riviera Maya with your family? If you have any tips & advice, feel free to share below! :)

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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