Cancun, Mexico Family Vacation
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- At a Glance
Don't think Cancun is just a Spring Break destination for college-aged kids. Tourists of all ages abound and there's something for everyone in the family in Cancun: jungles to explore, dolphins to swim with, beaches to lie on, as well as snorkeling, kayaking, ziplining, and so many activities to choose from you won't be sure where to start (don't worry, we'll help!)
When you come to the pier, you'll board either the red boat or the green boat, both reproductions of 17th-century Spanish galleons. A crew of eye-patch-wearing pirates ply you with unlimited drinks, jokes, and pirate lore....
Live Music Venue
Have a guide lead you through this ecological crocodile farm or explore the zoo on your own. Either way you'll see macaws, swamp and river crocodiles, a scaly maroon South American reptile called a tegu, scorpion snakes, and lots of other creatures....
There's something magical about these always-smiling highly intelligent marine mammals and Dolphin Discovery (which has four locations throughout Mexico) that lets you and your children get up close and personal to a dolphin....
With four specialty restaurants, a Kids Club offering day-long activities and special events (like a sand castle competition and cooking classes with a chef trained in San Sebastian, Spain), this is not your grandmother's Marriott....
Hotel / Motel
Despite its name, this family-friendly and luxurious resort is located 25 miles south of Cancun in the laid-back resort town of Puerto Morales along the Riviera Maya....
Hotel / Motel
A high-concept, fast-paced, exciting restaurant with huge TV screens covering the walls and fountains of bubbling chocolate brought to your table, Chocolate City is an unforgettable experience....
Ice Cream / Yogurt
Locals and tourists rub shoulders at this charming Mexican restaurant in downtown Cancun. The nightly live music and elaborate décor draws crowds, as does the moderately priced menu....
The first thing you see when you go to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is the enormous jump house outside. There are surfer dude motifs everywhere, a live circus show on Thursdays and Sundays, and waitresses wearing coconut bras....
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Ancient Ruins and Laid-Back Beaches South of the BorderA Family Vacation in Cancun, MEXICO with Babies
1.Xcaret Attraction Park and ZooXcaret Attraction Park and Zoo
Km 282, (Xcaret Information Center: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9., Cancun Hotel Zone)
Puerto Juarez, Mexico
+52 (984) 871 5200
2.Mayan Ruins at Chichen ItzaMayan Ruins at Chichen Itza
250 Km (156 miles) west of Cozumel (Yucatan Peninsula)
+52 (55) 55 53 3822
3.Dolphin Discovery at Isla MujeresDolphin Discovery at Isla Mujeres
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 5.5 Playa Langosta, Isla Mujeres
Isla Mjueres, Mexico
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