Going on a vacation can be tricky. Going on a vacation with kids? Now that's a delicate process. Some people think it is best to plan every detail ahead of time, and some think it is better to wing it. Why the differing opinions on both sides? While many people are planners, when it comes to kids, in depth planning seems to never work. Perhaps it doesn’t work because the plan doesn’t take into account that kids better enjoy themselves when everything isn’t tied to a timeline. Perhaps a rough schedule with some fill in the blanks at various areas is the best way to approach your vacation, and what better place to fill in the blanks then Cancun. With the many great destinations and countless activities, throw the schedule away and have some fun. Below are just a few of the things you can enjoy while in Cancun.
FABULOUS WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS – If you and your kids are fond of animals, you will surely love Cancun. One of the best activities you can be part of all throughout the year is swim with the marine turtles in their natural habitat. This activity can be tried at the beautiful Akumal Bay, just 1 hour 20 minutes from Cancun.
Another, more intense option is to swim with whale sharks (and sometimes mantas and dolphins) during summer months (May to September) near the coasts of Cancun and Contoy Island. If you are tired of the land, you can go snorkeling in the reefs and see some amazing sea life. While snorkeling you can come across different, brightly-colored fish and other exotic marine life, not to mention the many different types of coral.
WET N WILD ADVENTURE PARK – Wet’n Wild is one of the seven incredible worlds of Ventura Park Cancun. Experience an ocean of fun with towering water slides and incredible attractions at this fun-filled park. Race down the huge water slides or immerse and take a refreshing dip in the pools. All the attractions have been designed to entertain the entire family amid safety and comfort. An incredible place to spend an intense day with thrilling drops, exciting curves and gushes of water for a unique adventure and a memorable vacation experience.
UNIQUE CENOTES – Cenotes are perfect for kids because they can swim without currents or waves putting them in danger, and add snorkeling to see some of the fish that live below. A cenote is a natural pit or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Make sure to take your cameras because, with good lighting, you can take some pretty amazing shots.
EXPLORE THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES – The centuries old Chichen Itza – one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Tulum – a place that boasts ancient Mayan ruins, Coba – where you can actually climb the main pyramid and many more similar archaeological sites. These archaeological spots are perfect for the kids – not only will they get to experience the amazing pyramids, they can also learn about Mexico's culture and history in an interactive and fun way. Many of these archaeological tourist attractions are located in proximity of the typical Mayan communities that are also worth a visit while you are there.
TASTE THE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD – Mexico is popular amongst travelers for its diverse and rich cuisine. Mexicans are known for using fresh local ingredients in the preparation of any and every cuisine. From tacos and guacamole to the tastiest hot chocolate, your kids will have plenty of options to choose from. And there will be enough for the adults too. Mexican cuisine is famous for spicy “salsas” (sauces), made of different types of chilli peppers that you can add to almost every dish. Take a chance, sample some of the street food downtown or ask locals where their favorite food places are.
A LEISURELY STROLL ALONG THE BEACHES – White sand and turquoise water make many beaches of the Caribbean Island some of the most beautiful in the world! Some of them, like the Playa Delfines Beach (Mirador), are wide with restrooms, plenty of shade, and big waves to play in. Kids can build mud houses on the beach or be part of sports or adventure activities solely meant for the kids. There are beaches which are perfect for smaller children as they have shallow water and fewer waves.
Are you ready for your next vacation with your kids? Give them the best moments and experiences. From now onwards going on a vacation to Cancun with kids may no longer sound like mission impossible or a very complicated challenge, and there is some truth in this. But at the end of the day, these yacht destinations in Cancun will offer you an unforgettable experience.