Family vacations are undoubtedly the highlight of most years, but Moms and Dads know just how stressful it can be to keep everyone happy and entertained. Vacations at Isla Mujeres and Cancun are packed full of family-friendly activities and attractions. Plus vacations in Mexico are quickly becoming affordable for many; especially if you live in the USA and Canada where there are cheap flights available.
Captain Dulces Nautical Museum
This hidden gem on Isla Mujeres is a treasure of unusual nautical history which is free to enter. The grand tour takes around twenty-five minutes, and afterwards you can make full use of the beach club with its private loungers, pristine sands, and beach bar!
The Jolly Roger Pirate Show
Leaving from Playa Linda Pier in Cancun the Jolly Roger Pirate ship offers both day and night time cruises suitable for families. The day cruises go to Isla Mujeres from Cancun and will keep your little ones happy from breakfast until early afternoon (you’ll get back about 4pm); and while you’re on board you wont have to worry about breakfast or lunch because both are included in your ticket along with the the various activities. The Cancun and Riviera Maya night cruise is more of a party which includes fireworks, an open bar, and a three course meal for pirates of all ages.
MUSA underwater museum
Unique to the waters around Cancun, the MUSA underwater galleries are full of sculptures, created by various artists, that have been set on the seabed. As time passes they are overtaken more and more by nature, and become stunning (and haunting) habitats for the marine wildlife of the area. You can see these galleries when snorkelling or diving, but if you’d rather stay dry (and keep the kids out of deep waters) there are plenty of tours in glass bottomed boats for you to enjoy.
Swimming, snorkelling, and diving
There are plenty of reefs, beaches, and cenotes for families of all ages and proficiencies to enjoy around Isla Mujeres and Cancun. If you want to keep the kids in shallow, safe waters meant for swimming then there are plenty of lifeguard attended beaches. More adventurous groups, however, might want to snorkel or dive in the Cenotes that dot the Yucatan peninsula.