Holidays in Mexico From Riviera Maya to Riviera Nayarit with the whole family
Nine big Mexican plans for the little ones
It is a reality: the two most emblematic coasts of Mexico are a paradise for families. Why is that? Because they have nature, attractions, ruins and an endless number of activities that seem to be designed for everyone to enjoy. These advantages are combined with a series of high quality Iberostar hotels in Mexico where little ones can alternate between enjoying entertainment programs and discovering an amazing world. And dads and moms only have two things to do: choosing between these options, and occasionally being puffed up with pride from seeing them smile so much.
SNORKELING IN COZUMEL
The beaches and seabeds of the island of Cozumel are the perfect setting for the little ones to start getting into the underwater world and taking their first dives. Quiet currents, fun fish and amazing corals make their waters a real 3D cinema where children can learn about underwater fauna and also understand how important it is to live with animals and plants without affecting their habitat.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has a 5-star All-Inclusive hotel on the island of Cozumel. The Iberostar Cozumel hotel, located right on the beach, has 306 bungalow-style rooms in different categories where guests will find everything they need to feel at home during their stay.
CHICHEN ITZÁ WITH GUIDE
To explore is still one of the favorite verbs of the little ones, so is there anything better than discovering the secrets of the great Mayan ruin with them? Among many other advantages this place has to offer, such as proximity to the hotels in Riviera Maya or its wide range of services, one of the most important is the fact that there are visits tailored to all, including families who, in just an hour, can learn together about the more curious customs of this civilization.
BY CATAMARAN TO ISLA MUJERES
Something as simple as renting a bike or getting on a boat can add a little spice to a holiday and make it much more fun for everyone. And more so when the waters being crossed are Caribbean turquoise waters and the destination is Isla Mujeres. Located just 40 minutes from Cancun, this natural sanctuary is perfect for switching gears and adding a catamaran ride to hours spent on the beach.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has a luxurious resort in Cancun: the Iberostar Selection Cancún hotel, an All-Inclusive 5 star hotel in an unbeatable location right on the beach.
SWIM WITH TURTLES IN AKUMAL
The first lesson that children and adults will learn, almost without realizing it, is that Akumal in Mayan means 'place of turtles.’ Then it's time to get to know them, live with them, learn to enjoy them without disturbing them between strokes and small dives. In addition, the swimming area with these friendly reptiles is enclosed, which is safe for both animals and children in what is undoubtedly a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
AN EVENING IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Behind its magnificent sandy beaches, Playa del Carmen is a very entertaining city that deserves more than an afternoon. Its Fifth Avenue, a commercial artery, has so much street entertainment that it makes a ride with the little ones turn into an adventure full of stimuli. Plus, the city has other options like the Mayan Museum, where children can continue to have fun with the customs of this town, or the Museum of the 3D Wonders, a fun way to interact with art and amazing places thanks to their “trampantojos” (trompe l’oeil), a word that make children burst out laughing).
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has two 5-star hotels in the Playa del Carmen area. Both the Iberostar Tucan hotel and the Iberostar Quetzal hotel offer All-Inclusive accommodations.
FROM CENOTES AND UNDERGROUND RIVERS
Are you looking for a really fun paradise? Your answer is in Yucatan. Here, different parks like Aktun Chen or Selva Maya Eco Adventure turn trees and cenotes into attractions for families. The activities are diverse and range from zip-line descents to expeditions down underground rivers aboard boats and canoes that allow you to navigate between stalactites and photogenic pools.
SUP AND SURF AT RIVIERA NAYARIT
Riviera Nayarit has been established as a destination for active families, the kind that doesn't just lay quietly on hammocks. This stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast is full of waves, almost unspoiled beaches and jungles that end up submerging in the sea. In other words, a playground for everyone. Among the sports practiced here are surfing and SUP (or paddle surfing), two activities which, of course, have instructors and classes for the little ones. A unique opportunity for them to experience and better understand the surfing environment of towns like San Blas or Sayulita.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has one 5-star hotel in the Riviera Nayarit area. The all-inclusive Iberostar Selection Playa Mita’s distinctive architecture comes together to make the all-new Iberostar Selection Playa Mita more than a stunning new Iberostar destination, but a remarkable new opportunity for you.
FROM RANCH TO RANCH
The forests and jungles surrounding Riviera Nayarit remain almost intact. Here, the hand of man is almost invisible, so crossing its paths and streams connects children and adults with the most ancient Mexico. The funnest form is horseback riding, going to the different haciendas that are located inland and have guides and steeds adapted to all ages. In addition to the exhilarating sparkle and the curious path, there is the almost involuntary lesson that the little ones receive about what life was like on a real ranch on this side of the Rio Bravo.
THE CONQUEST OF THE MARIETAS
Unlike Isla Mujeres, the expedition to this small archipelago in front of Punta de Mita has the extra incentive of traveling to an inhabited place. Apologies, it does have some neighbors, although they are endemic birds and tropical fish that have made it a very attractive destination for diving. Enjoy its ecosystem, start diving or simply discover Playa Escondida, are just some of the options offered by this natural sanctuary. I-RRE-SIS-TI-BLE.