Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock/TravnikovStudio another view from roomlagoon viewBirds in flightTulum trip 1Beach at Puerto MorelosRuinsCancun by night

Families will love:

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

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 ... more
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.

Written by Candyce H. Stapen less

Cancun Planning & Tips
Cancun Family Travel Forum

69 Top-Rated Family Resorts in Cancun


Cancun Family Resorts

Cancun Family Reviews

Keeping the big kids entertained!
by dvfabian
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 ... read more
Cancun Family Reviews

387 Cancun Family Vacation Rentals


2 Bdrms, sleeps 5
from $0/Nt.

4 Bdrms, sleeps 10
from $120/Nt.

1 Bdrm, sleeps 4
from $75/Nt.

Cancun Vacation Rentals

10 Cancun Family Attractions


Cancun Family Attractions
Other Mexico Family Vacations