The list of things to do in Cancun with kids is a long one. At the top of the list is spending time at the beach. The glorious Cancun beaches are what put this Yucatan Peninsula hot spot on the map after all, and there are strips of sand to suit virtually every preference. Watersports activities are aplenty, and should some relaxed swimming be the aim, certain area beaches tend to offer calmer waters than others. These beaches include Bahia de Mujeres and Playa Caracol.
Many Cancun resorts offer excellent kids clubs, and you might even find a water park among the extensive facilities. For families whose hotels lack a water park, there’s always Wet N Wild. A lazy river, a large wave pool, and a collection of water slides are just some of the things that this splash-happy attraction has to offer. As for water experiences of a different kind, area eco parks such as Xel-Ha and Xcaret are worth keeping in mind. At Xel-Ha, swimming with dolphins is among the activity options, and visits to Xcaret can involve such things as snorkeling in an underground river and swimming in a cool lagoon.
Other ideas for things to do in Cancun with kids include taking a dinner cruise that has a pirate theme, visiting the Interactive Cancun Aquarium, enjoying the Selvatica Zip Line experience, spending time at Crococun Zoo, and horseback riding through the jungle or on the beach. Shopping at malls that have an American edge is also possible, and the local Mercado 28 market offers plenty of interesting things to sort through.
Trips to Isla Mujeres can also be a blast if you are looking for kid-friendly things to do in Cancun, and many kids enjoy visits to the Mayan ruins that are found in the region. These ruins include those at Chichen Itza. As for things to do on Isla Mujeres, this nearby island is home to a turtle farm and the Dolphin Discovery theme park. Visitors can also look to swim in the usually calm waters at Playa Norte Beach or go snorkeling off the reef. Ferries transport people to Isla Mujeres and golf carts can be rented for getting around upon arrival.