When you are planning a trip to Cancun, you will probably run across plenty of websites that focus on the romantic beauty of the area. After all, it is a top destination for honeymooners and for couples looking for a special getaway. However, you might not know that Cancun is also incredibly family friendly. If you are traveling with kids and looking for lots of fun for the whole family, Cancun might just surprise you. Check out some of the most fun, and most child friendly, activities that Cancun has to offer below.
Cancun is home to miles of beautiful beaches, and there are plenty of plenty of water sports that the kids will love. Consider options like:
- Water skiing
- Jet skiing
- Beach volleyball
You can even make the time in the water extra special with activities like supervised dolphin swims. Such experiences allow the kids to actually swim with the dolphins, feed them, pet them, and interact with them in a way that you could never do back at home. If you are planning to spend time on the beach, make sure to get all the gear that the kids will enjoy, for example sand buckets and other toys made just for the water and sand.
The Cancun area is home to beautiful tropical jungles that are dotted with a number of different attractions. You can arrange a guided jungle tour which will usually take at least half a day to a full day. Some highlights of a Cancun jungle tour will include things such as:
- Riding in an SUV built for tough jungle trails
- Viewing jungle creatures like monkeys in their natural habitat
- Visiting small fishing villages
- Visiting ancient Mayan ruins
- Walking through jungle trails
Since Cancun gets such a large amount of American tourists every year, you'll find plenty of familiar food there. There are many charming themed restaurants and cafes where the kids can have a great time while enjoying the type of foods they're familiar with. Some of the more unique restaurants in Cancun have jungle themed interiors, while others have giant aquariums that house some of the most exotic fish that dwell in the oceans of Cancun. Try to get the kids to sample some of the amazingly fresh local seafood, if possible. On the other hand, maybe you'll want to keep all the lobster and crab legs to yourself!
Cancun is fun for kids of all ages...whether they are 8 or 80! If you do some planning ahead by browsing the local activities and restaurants, you'll be able to make your trip something that both you and the kids will always remember.