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With awesome wildlife and fun adventure parks, Cancun is a family-friendly destination that appeals to parents and kids alike. From the Caribbean coast to exploring ancient ruins, you can make your Cancun vacation as active or laid-back as you want. Plan your family trip to Cancun using these kid-friendly tips.
- Book advance tickets to Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha, and Xplor Adventure Park, where you’ll have access to exciting activities for all ages.
- Play pirate on a swashbuckling dinner cruise that includes kid-friendly entertainment and food.
- Double-up on an ATV ride through the jungle—older kids will love driving themselves, while younger children can ride behind their parents.
- Pick one of the ancient Maya sites within day-tripping distance, whether you want to stroll through beachside Tulum or climb the pyramid at Coba.
- Don a lifejacket for a snorkeling trip off the coast, where you’ll see colorful fish, bright coral, and other marine wildlife.
9 Cancun Kid-Friendly
Each year between June and September, hundreds of whale sharks visit the warm waters off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. With this tour, you'll see and swim with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. In addition to whale sharks, you’ll also have a chance to see dolphins, sea turtles, or manta rays. Your tour includes lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Playa del Carmen.
The Yucatan Peninsula's underwater ecosystem is beyond compare, drawing certified divers from around the world. But you don't need to be a certified diver—or even an avid snorkeler—to get underwater on this full-day whale shark adventure. Hop on a boat and cruise into the Caribbean Sea, strap on a snorkel, and follow your guides for a swim alongside the whale sharks. With included boat travel—and round-trip transportation—all you need to do is experience the unparalleled beauty of the sea.
For nature lovers, Sian Ka'an is an unforgettable experience. With our day tour you will meet the home to a spectacular variety of creatures, including wild dolphins, manatees, tropical fish and hundreds of species of exotic birds such as pink flamingos. The tour starts from the hotel to our point of departure, we will go to Pesca Maya Lodge, where a guide will give us brief information about Sian Ka'an. We start with the wild dolphins search, a group of them live permanently at the bay. Have your cameras ready for the most amazing photos! Later we will look for loggerhead sea turtles and white turtles and we'll observe the different birds in their natural habitat, like the pelican, cormorants, herons, flamingos, eagles and a variety of parrots. At the end we will make a stop at one of the reefs to seek starfish and to know the different types of coral and tropical fish.After you can relax on the beach or explore the reef near the shore. Our driver will take you back to your hotel.
The most enormous adventure of your life! Swim with whale sharks near Cancun, a unique experience with the biggest fish in the sea. Every summer from June to September, the magnificent whale shark migrates to the warm waters around Cancun, giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants! The whale shark is the biggest fish in the sea, they can grow up to 12 meters in length! Swimming alongside a whale shark is an experience that you will never forget. Your expert captain and crew will bring you to their feeding grounds for a huge natural encounter! Your whale shark tour includes marine transportation, snorkel equipment, expert guides, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.
Welcome to the best water park in the Mayan Riviera, this park is the new water attraction that comes to revolutionize the theme parks. Jungala is the new park located in Puerto Morelos where we can find the largest structure for children where our children can enjoy a day full of exciting adventures and you can see them happy. We will also find the longest lazy river in the world where you can relax and forget about the office for a while. If you come with friends you can enjoy the fastest slides that currently exist in Mexico, there are 4 real challenges for any adrenaline fan, although anyone can go up to enjoy them, do not miss this opportunity to know a magical place in between the Mayan jungle.
Swim with whale sharks in Cancun! This extraordinary adventure in nature brings you up close and personal with the biggest fish in the sea. The whale shark is the biggest fish in the sea, growing up to 12 meters in length these gentle giants congregate in the warm waters around Cancun every summer from May to September. This predictable migration allows us to share an incredible experience in nature, swimming alongside these massive creatures is a huge adventure! Your friendly captain and crew will help you aboard the boat for the trip to the open sea. They’ll give you all the gear you need and instructions on how to get the most out of your swim with whale sharks in Cancun. Lunch and drinks included!
An adventure in the white island area, boat ride to reach the mangrove areas within the manatee lagoon where we will see waterfowl, we will surely see crocodiles and mangrove fauna, explorer areas in search of colorful and exuberant birds. Itinerary. • 05:00 am Pick Up Time Cancun • 06:00 am arrival to Isla Blanca. • 06:30 am Birding in Manatee Lagoon • 10:30 am Snack Time • 11:15 am Birding time in the dunes. • 02:00 pm Back to the hotel.
Add some excitement to your Cancun vacation by taking the family to this expansive water park. While the kids get tired of lounging on the beach or at a resort, a water park keeps the whole family engaged and entertained. The park offers everything from a lazy river and spa pool to exciting rides like the Tropical Whizzard and Freefall.
Welcome to the new and unique experience that has come to revolutionize activities in Cancun, the new water park which has the largest interactive water structure for children in Latin America. Our theme park is for all types of travelers, from families, groups of friends and couples looking to experience new sensations. Here you can enjoy a day full of fun and tranquility in the company of your family or a day full of adventures with your children, or you can feel the adrenaline of the fastest slides in Mexico, do not think more and come to know this new concept in Mexico.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the best Kid-Friendly in Cancun?
The best Kid-Friendly in Cancun according to Viator travelers are:
- Swim with Whale Sharks from Playa del Carmen
- Whale Shark Tour From Playa Del Carmen
- Sian Ka’an Adventure And Dolphin Sightseeing
- Swim with Whale Sharks from Cancun
- The new waterpark in Riviera Maya and Cancun
What tours in Cancun are taking additional safety precautions?
What tours in Cancun are good for avoiding crowds?
- Cenotes Sac Actun
- Mayan Museum of Cancun (Museo Maya de Cancún)
- Palapas Park (Parque Las Palapas)
- Mandala Nightclub
- Viator Hospitality Suite at Chichen Itza
- CoCo Bongo Cancun
- Mexican Folk Art Museum (Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano)
- Cancun Scenic Tower (Torre Escénica)
- Ventura Park
- Xenotes Oasis Maya
- Cancun Underwater Museum of Art (Museo Subacuático de Arte)
- Kin Ha Water Park (Balneario Kin Ha)
- Xoximilco Cancun
- Jolly Roger Pirate Ship
- El Rey Archaeological Zone (Zona Arqueológica El Rey)
- Cancun Hotel Zone (Avenida Kukulkan)
- Garrafon Natural Reef Park
- Xenses Park
- Captain Hook Cancun
- Xotik-Ha EcoPark
Things to do near Cancun
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- Things to do in Playa del Carmen
- Things to do in Isla Holbox
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- Things to do in Chichen Itza
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- Things to do in Ambergris Caye
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