The plan is to visit a Caribbean destination full of natural charms, with an interesting colonial history, an exotic gastronomy and a rich musical tradition. The choices are Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The three places that are so attractive that it's hard to decide! At this point, why not tell the children about the options offered by each destination and let them have the final say? Accommodation will not be a problem: Iberostar’s nine hotels in Mexico for families, the two hotels in Jamaica and the seven resorts in the Dominican Republic have all the amenities to live a unique experience.
Riviera Maya, between the divine and the human
The excitement is assured in Riviera Maya, with its beaches, archaeological sites, exuberant flora and fauna and many activities to do with the smallest of the family. Here you can take your first steps as explorers in the Mayan ruins of Tulum, discovering the vestiges of an ancient disappeared culture. Or in the ruins of Chichen Itza, a city built by the Mayans which is full of legends.
In the Xplor park, you can fly on a zip line, travel the jungle on board amphibious vehicles and sail on a raft through mysterious underground rivers. The park is located very close to Playa del Carmen, next to the Iberostar Quetzal All-Inclusive hotel in the Riviera Maya, inspired by the Mayans and by the beach, and the 5-star hotel Iberostar Tucán, in the middle of the tropical jungle. In this spa hotel, you can enjoy a refreshing massage after an intense day.
Cancun, worshipping the sea
The Mayan Museum of Cancun is ideal to learn about this ancient civilization. Its collection houses emblematic pieces, such as ritual and domestic objects used by the Mayans of Quintana Roo during their two thousand years of history.
In the vicinity of Cancun, you can visit the magical cenotes, natural freshwater pools where offerings were made in exchange for the most important element for the Mayans: water. Swimming in one of these cenotes will be an unforgettable experience for the little ones before returning to Iberostar Selection Cancun, a modern 5-star resort in Cancun for families with luxurious rooms and its own golf course.
Closer to paradise on Cozumel island
If you are passionate about wild nature, Isla Cozumel is your place. Surrounded by coral reefs, it is an excellent place to snorkel and discover the rich underwater life of the Caribbean. There, all the family can stay in the Iberostar Cozumel, a 5-star resort strategically located near the best reefs of the island.
Star Camp Playa Paraíso: entertainment and values
Hotels in Playa Paraíso Iberostar have a program that will allow children and adolescents to enjoy more than 140 activities in the newly opened Star Camp. This entertainment formula, which combines entertainment and values, also aims to help them discover their talents. They will also meet new adventure companions and together they will overcome fun challenges in contact with nature.
Playa Paraíso’s Star Camp has a separate area according for each group’s needs: Monkey (4-7 years), Dolphin (8-12 years) and Eagle (13-17 years). The aim is to promote the values on which Iberostar is based: fun as an attitude towards life, the value of diversity, encouraging healthy habits, respect for the environment and the development of a technological awareness.
So, is it going to be a holiday in Mexico, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic?
Are the doubts cleared? Difficult choice, right? The best news is that any of the three destinations will fulfill your expectations. So, what do the children say? A trip to Mexico, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic?