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Cancun Sightseeing

Av. Bonampak Mza.2 Lote. 7 Sm. 10, Cancun, 77500
The city of Cancun itself has become busy and traffic-clogged; most families will prefer spending their days at the beach or pool, with day trips to some of the surrounding beaches or villages. Book a catamaran sail over to tiny Isla Mujeres, where you can rent a golf cart to drive the entire island or simply stroll the small downtown, picking up and a lazy lunch. Isla Mujeres is also home to Garrafon Reef Park , with great reef snorkeling, kayaking, a climbing tower and a zip line that deposits riders in the Caribbean. Xcaret, south of Cancun, is so heavily advertised - you'll see its buses and billboards from the moment you touch down in Mexico - that you might fear it's just a tourist trap, but it's well worth an entire day's visit. Billed as an "ecological theme park" it's got tons to do, including a raft tour through the jungle, a sea turtle nursery, horseback riding, a butterfly pavilion and a replica of a Mayan village, where spectacular, traditional dancing and music is performed at night. And if your family has even the slightest interest in archaeology, plan a visit to the Mayan site of Tulum, about 75 miles south of Cancun. Perched on a cliff over the Caribbean, the park is compact but picturesque, with crumbling stone temples overlooking the ocean; hire an English-speaking guide to best appreciate it.

Best For:  Tots (0-2)   Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  

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joanna972 - Jun 25th, 2013

It was wonderful. They fed us lunch. They let little kids (I mean pretty little-like 3) go tethered to a guide. My kids (age 10 & 7) were pretty nervous and they wished they had a "practice run" and a little more teaching. Maybe a zipline close to the ground off a platform that they could practice on before climbing to the top of a tree and launching ... read more
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