Find the best all inclusive family vacations in Mexico right here! We've searched the Mayan Riviera for the perfect family friendly resorts and activities.
A Mayan Riviera family all inclusive offers lots of options for kids activities from toddlers to teens both in and out of the resort. There are resorts with lazy rivers, kids clubs, teen dance spots, and of course every watersport under the sun.
When you're choosing your best all inclusive family vacations in Mexico the most important thing to consider is the age of your kids - as you know what entertains a young child most certainly won't be all that interesting to a teen!
We've got three resort recommendations for all inclusive family vacations in Mexico:
89% of travelers would recommend the Mayan Riviera Hotel Marina El Cid to families traveling with kids 7 or 8 years old and older. This resort is a great option for a cheap all inclusive family vacation to Mexico.
We recommend this resort for families with children ages 5 years and older if your not planning to do ocean swimming and for ages 10 and up (pending swimming ability) if you'd like to swim in the ocean. The beach is also fairly rocky.
We recommend the Mayan Riviera's Iberostar Paraiso Maya for your all inclusive family vacations to Mexico if you have children between the ages of 2 and 16 or so and if you're looking for a 4 star family all inclusive at a reasonable price.
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A 4 1/2 star all inclusive family resort - Azul Beach Mexico in the Mayan Riviera gets a 93% recommendation rate from past travelers for families with kids ages 0 through 12.
Azul Beach Mexico classes itself as a "gourmet" all inclusive since it has no buffet restaurants only a la carte. Azul is a smaller resort which many travelers liked.
If you are traveling with other families it might be worth inquiring about Villa Carola which is a 6 bedroom private house.
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Of course there are many ruins to see Tulum is just a short drive from the resorts of the Mayan Riviera and offers some learning along with the fun for older kids.
Xel-Ha Ecopark is about 10 minutes from Tulum and offers nature activities that are sure to delight the whole family. There is a swim with the dolphins program, scuba diving, a hammock island, snorkeling, a beginner dive with an oxygen helmet, cliff jumping, lazy river, and an ecological park with hiking trails.
The entry fee is around $70 if you can get there yourself about $120 with a bus package from your resort and includes all of your food and drinks.
Almost all of the reviews for this park are positive with the only negative comments being about the price of the photo and video packages with the dolphin swim.
Plan a whole day at this park for your Mexican all inclusive vacation!
A bit more of a drive (South of Cancun) than Xel-Ha but possibly worth the extra time is Xcaret Eco Theme Park. The activities in the park are educational as well as entertaining - a big plus as far as I'm concerned in the kid department! Xcaret has activities for kids from toddler to teenager:
Xcaret gets very good reviews from travelers with most of the negative comments relating to the price of entry to the park (at just over $100 per person). Xcaret was one of my favorites though and I would especially recommend it for children over about 8 years old. Parents will also quite enjoy the whole nature park. Don't miss the underground river - a little bit of a shock to get into (due to it being fairly cold) but well worth it!
A huge adventure park with activities for adults and kids 6 years and older (as per park rules) although I'd recommend 8 years and up to be able to participate in all of the activities and hike from zip line to zip line.
13 zip lines, amphibious vehicles and an underground river with stalactites & stalagmites for swimming and rafting.
It can be an amazing experience for the whole family.
Almost every traveler who reviewed this park gave it rave reviews.
Highlights for visitors to Xplor Adventure Park included the zipline that ended by going through a waterfall and into a cave and the underground river swim ending in a waterfall pool.
The top rated tour in the Mayan Riviera is Captain Quickie tours. These are guided tours which can include snorkeling, ruins, zip lining, sea turtles, manta rays, sailing, and fishing. This is definitely a tour to consider if you're with a large group or family as they do private tours.
Travelers raved about the service and personal touches they received and how knowledgable the staff were in identifying sites and animals. The tours are great for all ages but most activities are geared for the six and older crowd.
The Riviera Maya is a great destination for your Mexican family vacation. We recommend three all inclusive family resorts in the Mayan Riviera: