Top 5 Activities for Families in Riviera Maya

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Riviera Maya is one of the top tourist destinations recognized worldwide. This beautiful piece of paradise welcomes all types of travelers – from destination weddings, honeymooners, groups, families, solo travelers and etc. Here in Riviera Maya, you will find a wide variety of activities designed for the enjoyment of all.

Traveling to the Riviera Maya as a family can be a very exciting and unforgettable experience, especially if you have some ideas of the activities you would like to enjoy. Normally one of the biggest concerns when traveling, especially with young ones, are which activities are appropriate for your family. In our blog today, we bring you our TOP 5 ACTIVITIES TO DO AS A FAMILY IN RIVIERA MAYA.

Family in the beach


The Tulum archaeological complex is one of the most visited and recommended attractions for families in all of Mexico. This archaeological site is not overly large and is one of the closest in proximity to the hotels in the area, which make these ruins an optimal place to introduce your youngest to the Mayan history and culture.

In addition, on the same property, you can access the beach easily in case you want to cool off in the refreshing ocean.

Family exploring the archaelogical area of Tulum


The cenotes are an excellent place to spend a good time with the family.

In these natural places, you can take a refreshing dip while discovering everything that surrounds them since they are located in the middle of the jungle.

We always recommend to be prepared by bringing water shoes, a towel, a bathing suit and a life jacket for those who do not know how to swim.

Children enjoying a cenote


Having the opportunity to experience the daily life of the descendants of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, is a very attractive and interesting activity for the little ones.

In the Mayan community, you will discover their lifestyle while you interact and enjoy a short visit to their warm and welcoming homes.

Traditional Mayan ceremony


The coasts of the Riviera Maya run parallel to the Mesoamerican coral reef, considered one of the longest in the world. If you and your family love the water and to swim, we highly recommend an adventure of snorkeling.

Snorkeling is a unique experience which gives you the opportunity to experience life under the sea. You will be able to observe the corals, the fishes, the turtles and all the beautiful life that inhabit this beautiful ecosystem.  

Snorkeling in a reef


Riviera Maya has a large number of theme parks which are 100% recommended if you want to spend a memorable day in one place.

In addition to having all kinds of facilities, the parks have all the necessary elements to capture the attention of children.

The two theme parks that we normally highly recommend for families are: Xel-Há and Xcaret.

Xel-Há is a natural water park that allows you to spend the day and swim your heart out. Along with it´s all inclusive restaurants and bars, it also has some sea life.

Xcaret, on the other hand is a theme park dedicated to showcase the culture and traditions of Mexico. Known for its fabulous evening show, it also has a fun lazy river and delicious traditional food of Mexico.

We hope that our tips will help with the planning of your vacation. While we have mentioned only the top 5 activities for families, there are an abundance of other activities that are great and fun that should not be missed.

All families are different and if you have any questions or would like help in making your vacation the BEST one, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to help you.

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