The Yucatan Peninsula is one of Mexico’s best vacation destinations, and with good reason. Anchored by the stretch of coast along the Caribbean Sea called Riviera Maya, it offers just enough kid-friendly activities to balance lazy days lounging in the sun. Snorkeling is big here, as is sailing. Nature lovers will enjoy birdwatching and turtle nest observation experiences. Be sure to book an excursion to hike amid the ancient Mayan ruins for a bit of history, too. For a home base, most families avoid lively Cancun and instead head south toward Cozumel or even further toward quieter Tulum. There are a number of kid-friendly properties throughout the Yucatan Peninsula to choose from, depending on your family’s priorities.

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Family-Friendly Hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula

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Boutique Hotel El Pez »

Carretera Tulum–Boca Paila Km 5.5, 77780 Tulum

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Riviera Maya Carretera Federal Cancun KM 298, Playa Del Carmen

Rosewood Mayakoba »

Carretera Federal Cancun KM 298, Playa Del Carmen

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Punta Nizuc Cancun

Hotel Esencia »

Tulum km 265 Xpu-Ha, Quintana Roo 77750 Mexico

Tulum, Mexico
Great for ages: 0-2, 6-18
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Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Great for ages: Multi-Generational
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Great for ages: Multi-Generational
Xpu-Ha, Mexico
Great for ages: 0-5
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