Mexico family holidays

Mexico is a fabulous family destination, keeping all ages and tastes happy with its huge melting pot of cultures and exciting things to do. From rainforests, deserts and active volcanoes, to ancient civilisations, colonial cities and modern murals, families will be spoilt for choice. Not to mention the gorgeous white sand beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, beautiful hacienda accommodation and the great Latin vibe.

Bacalar with azure waters - Mexico family holiday itinerary

Snorkelling at Bacalar’s Lagoon of Seven Colours is a popular activity on Mexico family holidays

The Yucatan Peninsula is the main focal point for adventurous families and probably the best region for a family holiday in Mexico. Spectacular Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum are a dramatic introduction to past civilisations. Once the history box is ticked, water-based activities will dominate your trip. Swim in underground caverns known as cenotes and take exhilarating waterfall showers. Seek out quieter stretches of paradise along the Caribbean coast where you can snorkel with dolphins or dive with turtles. If you can bear to leave your hammock…

Mexico family holidays - people swimming in a Yucatan cenote - Family adventure travel itinerary

The kids will love cooling off in one of the Yucatan’s cenotes after a day exploring

Come and enjoy the colour and festival atmosphere of everyday life in this easy-going and friendly country. Mexico family holidays will put a smile on your face, sand between your toes and some Latin American sunshine into your life. Arriba, arriba, andale, andale!

Why take the kids?

Children are going to absolutely love a family holiday to Mexico as there are so many different things to enjoy here. Our top activities on Mexico family holidays include:

  1. Exploring the famous pyramid at Chichen Itza and the cliff-top temple of Tulum
  2. Spotting wildlife when kayaking through the Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
  3. Visiting the lively markets of colonial Izamal and Merida
  4. Swimming in underground cenotes
  5. Taking a river float through the mangroves at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere
  6. Swimming and snorkelling in the Lagoon of Seven Colours at Bacalar
  7. Relaxing at your Caribbean beach resort on the Riviera Maya
  8. Taking in the cultural sights of Mexico City and nearby ruins at Teotihuacan

For the culture vulture there are jaw-dropping ruins, ancient Mayan sites and towering pyramids. For the nature lover there is pristine rainforest packed with howler monkeys and crocodiles.

Howler monkey - Yucatan rainforest - Mexico family holidays

Spot howler monkeys in Mexico’s rainforests

Teenage adrenaline junkies can try an exciting variety of activities such as abseiling, zip-wire ‘flights’ and a jungle river float. And of course, beach bunnies of any age will love gorgeous Caribbean coast with its idyllic sandy beaches. Clearly there is something for everyone on a Mexico family holiday!

In addition to this, there are regular direct flights from the UK to Cancun and Mexico City. It is hot throughout the year, English is widely spoken and there are short distances between sights. Combined with an extremely child-friendly cuisine (who can turn their nose up at nachos?!), Mexico makes for an ideal family holiday.

Palenque Mayan ruins - Mexico Family holiday itinerary

The Mayan ruins at Palenque are an easy addition to a trip to the Yucatan

Example Mexico family itineraries

All of our Mexico family holidays are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on.

However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a holiday in the Yucatan Peninsula, see our sample itineraries, Best of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Best of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Belize.

Also check out some of the other places that you might like to visit on a family holiday to Mexico and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our photo gallery (top right).

Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best holiday to Mexico for your family.

Mexico’s dramatic Day of the Dead celebrations will appeal to older kids


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

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