Cancun Family Vacations

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Families Will Love

  • A spring break destination with kid-friendly fun
  • Mayan excursions like Tulum
  • Xcaret eco-adventures park

Cancun Family Vacations Overview

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Cancun's beach is back, at least for now. Hurricane Wilma devastated the Yucatan peninsula in 2005, cutting the shore to the width of a mere lounge chair or two. In the latter part of 2009, the Mexican government completed a mega-million dollar reclamation project that broadened the beach by 50-plus feet, all along the hotel zone's strip, a stretch of fifteen miles. While training Mother Nature remains difficult, hoteliers and tourism officials hope the efforts will keep the beach at its best.

Cancun's shores bloom with high-rise hotels, creating a bustle that teens and twenty-somethings find especially exciting. Except for March and April, when Cancun fills with partying undergraduates on spring break, the area has much to offer families, from all-inclusive to luxury hotels to a variety of restaurants. Snorkeling, diving and shopping are also available, as well as easy access to the Yucatan's attractions.

You may also want to see our Riviera Maya section.

Editor's Note: Cancun is not on the U.S. travel advisory risk list and is considered safe to visit.

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dvfabian

07/09/2012

Keeping the big kids entertained!

Our boys are now 15 and 16 which makes selecting vacations more difficult. Cancun/Play del Carmen offered several options for them to explore and not do the ordinary vacation tours. They were able to freely swim with large sea turtles, zip line, and explore the underground caves. Very active and ... Our boys are now 15 and 16 which makes selecting vacations more difficult. Cancun/Play del Carmen offered several options for them to explore and not do the ordinary vacation tours. They were able to freely swim with large sea turtles, zip line, and explore the underground caves. Very active and engaging for older teens. Read More Read Less

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