Best family vacations in Mexico, kid-friendly beaches in Baja.

10 Best Family Vacations in Mexico

Best family vacations in Mexico, kid-friendly beaches in Baja.

10 Best Family Vacations in Mexico

Mexico hosts some of  the best family vacation destinations. Families can choose to stay at one of the many resorts that often include kids and teens clubs. Even glamping on the beach is an option! Adults and kids alike can enjoy many spa experiences at resorts designed for families.


There are so many water parks and beaches for kids to splash and cool off in the hot sun. Visit theme parks, go on your own food tours, or take an educational day trip to an ancient city. 

Here is a list of 10+ best family vacations in Mexico. Check out the Gowhee App for even more locations recommended by local and traveling parents.

1. Spend a Weekend Splashing in a 6-Acre Water Park

Enjoy a tropical getaway at Aqua Nick, located on the beautiful Riviera Maya. Aqua Nick is a six-acre water park with lazy rivers, swimming pools, slides, and much more. You can get a day pass or stay in one of their fun themed family suites for an unforgettable family vacation.

Key Information: Admission is $199 for adults and $159 for kids under 10 – food onsite – hotel guests get in free

Good To Know: The park prefers that you use biodegradable sunscreen.

View of the Cacti Garden from Villa in Mexico
View of the Cacti Garden in Casa Bougainvillea. Baja California

2. Stay In an Idyllic AirBnB Surrounded by Giant Cacti

Mexico has many beautiful ecosystems to experience– even the desert is a dreamy vacation destination when you stay at Casa Bougainvillea! This charming AirBnB just steps away from the Pacific Ocean and has everything you need for the best family vacations in Mexico. With views of the seaside, the desert, and the mountains, you can experience much of what Mexico has to offer all in one beautiful location.

Key Information: $388 per night – kitchen onsite – all kids amenities are provided

Good To Know: You can book professional massages right at the villa and enjoy the near by coffee shops and restaurants. It is a great alternative to touristy resorts.

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3. Enjoy Endless Fun at an All-Inclusive Playa Del Carmen Resort

Family friendly all inclusive resorts are great for families because they make everything so much simpler. Let the staff at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort take care of your every need while you and your family play in a lush, tropical jungle. Kids can enjoy the pools and kids’ club, and the whole family can enjoy the aquapark and natural forested trails.

Key Information: Prices range from around $300-$450 per night – food included – lots of activities for kids and adults

Good To Know: If you book through the Sandos site, they will arrange transportation to and from the airport for you!


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4. Visit Mexico City for an Authentic Taco Tour

If your kids like tacos, then Mexico City is the food destination for you! Taking a taco tour is a great way to experience the food culture of Mexico City and enjoy this unique experience for the best family vacation in Mexico. You’ll get to know “chilango,” or Mexican City-style street food, and see and taste what innovations are being made in this exciting culinary world.

Key Information: $94 for adults and $39 for kids 8-13 – plan for 3 hours – stroller friendly

Good To Know: Three hours might seem like a long time for kids to walk, but don’t worry– you’ll get to sit down and eat at each stop!

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5. Spend a Relaxing Weekend at the Spa

At ONE Spa, the resort spa experience isn’t just for adults. This spa, located at Finest Playa Mujeres, has several options that are just for kids and some that are for kids and their parents to share and bond over. Whether it’s Mommy and Me manicures or a relaxing family massage, ONE Spa has lots of options to promote family bonding and togetherness.

Key Information: Spa treatments start at $50 – kids must be old enough to follow instructions – 15% discount if you pre-book

Good To Know: Several of the kid spa experiences can be done in groups of 2-4 kids.

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6. Take a Day Trip to Chichén Itzá

If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, you can take a day trip to the amazing archaeological site of Chichén Itzá. This massive, ancient city is a World Heritage site with lots to see and do. Kids will love seeing the ancient ball courts and exploring the ancient temples and pyramids, as well as eating the traditional Mexican snacks available at vendor stands.

Key Information: Price varies by tour company – food and restrooms onsite – guides speak English but most vendors do not

Good To Know: The best way to experience Chichén Itzá is with a guided tour, which most hotels in the area have available as a concession.

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7. Explore Xcaret Eco Park in Riviera Maya

Xcaret (pronounced ish-cah-ret) is a theme park like none other. With numerous water attractions, both manmade and natural, you can spend all day exploring the beautiful forest and inlets of the Riviera Maya. At night, you can celebrate Mexican culture through spectacular traditional performances. 

Key Information: Adult admission is $109.99; child admission is $54.99 – food onsite – stroller friendly.

Good To Know: Don’t miss seeing Caribbean manatees down by the beach– these gentle animals are kid favorites, and can be difficult to see anywhere else!

8. Make New Friends at Puerto Vallarta Kids & Teens Clubs

One of the best kid-focused amenities at family-friendly resorts are kids clubs and teen clubs. These provide a safe place for both the young and the older kids to make new friends, do fun activities, and let mom and dad have some free time. 

At the Nuevo Vallarta Luxury Resort, these special experiences for kids and teens have so much to offer, that your kids might not want to leave! Featuring special cafeterias with their favorite foods, lots of games, and even a nighttime mini disco for the teens, these clubs offer premium entertainment for your kids in a totally safe environment.

Key Information: FREE to hotel guests – all snacks, drinks, and activities included – kids’ club is for kids ages 4-12, while the teen club is for teens ages 13-16

Good To Know: If your kids aren’t old enough for the kids’ club, Nuevo Vallarta has a baby concierge on staff to make arrangements for the littlest members of the family– including in-house babysitting if Mom and Dad want a night out at one of the hotel’s restaurants or spa!

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9. Stay in a Beach Side Condo on Isla Mujeres

Stay at a home away from home in the Nautibeach condos on Isla Mujeres. This complex isn’t just a beach resort; it’s also a residential community where people own condos and rent them out. You can stay in a place with a full kitchen, daily linens, and all the other comforts of home. This is also an excellent location for sea turtle sightings.

Key Information: Stays start at $190 per night – pool and private beach access – 24 hour security

Good To Know: While there are no laundry facilities onsite, the office will arrange one-day pickup and delivery for all of your laundry needs.

10. Camp on the Beach in Serene Tulum

The Caribbean coastal town of Tulum is a beautiful vacation destination. While it has many incredible hotels, sometimes you want a wilder experience. If that sounds like you, glamping could be a great option. 

Glamping is the best of both worlds! You can have an authentic natural experience, plus air conditioning! It’s a great way to relax… or have an active getaway. The choice is yours! 

Key Information: Price varies by campsite – most sites include private bathrooms – you may need to bring a pack ‘n’ play or portable crib for infants

Good To Know: Each type of glamping experience is different, but they all focus on guest comfort and safety.

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