Over the years Cancun has changed dramatically. Once renowned as the ‘Spring Break capital of the world’, the city is now considered a world-class vacation destination that offers specialized tours and unique fun family activities.
While we often imagine a travel experience free of stress and hassle, we know that finding the right things to do that will please everyone can be a challenge, especially in large groups or families. Luckily, Cancun offers several experiences that combine different elements, which makes it easier to find something for everyone.
Located in the calm waters that run along the city’s coastline, Isla Mujeres and Contoy Island offer unique water activities for those craving encounters with its colorful sea life. Take note that whale sharks arrive during the months of June through September, and that sailfish make their appearance from late December through early April. Families wanting rare experiences should definitely take advantage of this window of opportunity, as these majestic creatures allow for some of the best snorkeling in Cancun.
The Cancun Underwater Museum is a non-profit organization devoted to the art of conservation. The museum has a total of 500 sculptures, most by the British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and the others by five Mexican sculptors. Here, three different galleries lie submerged between ten to twenty feet deep in the ocean at the Cancun National Marine Park.
The Mayan ruins near Cancun also offers a distinct, educational, economical and fun experience for every member of the family – regardless of their age. A day trip to Chichen Itza is arguably the best option. The site is very accessible when traveling with a baby or young child. You can easily navigate a stroller with larger wheels through the wide flat squares. And using a kid-carrier will help if you decide to climb any of the stairs or accessible ruins when exploring.