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Cancun for Families - From Jungle Tours to Eco Parks

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Cancun’s all-inclusive resorts and eco parks create a paradise for families in search of an action-packed vacation. From snorkeling in the clear waters of the Caribbean to gripping jungle tours, Cancun is home to family-friendly excursions that will keep kids of all ages - and their parents - active and happy.

Swimming and snorkeling

 

Cancun’s mesmerizing location on the edge of the Caribbean Sea makes it an ideal destination for exploring crystalline waters teeming with wildlife. The coral reef that stretches along the coast is perfect for family snorkeling adventures that kids and adults alike can enjoy. You can book a reef tour at the pier in Puerto Morelos, or spend a day at a nature park in nearby Riviera Maya.

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild

 

With a lazy river, bumper boats, and a “kamikaze” slide, this popular water park in the Hotel Zone will keep families entertained all day long.

 

Blvd Kukulcan Km 25, Cancun 77500

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild website

 

Xel Ha Park

 

In addition to its other family-friendly attractions and restaurants, this all-inclusive eco park sits around a huge inlet with plenty of marine life. Kids will love the colorful tropical fish and watching out for the occasional sea turtle.

 

Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km 240, Xel Ha 77780. Tel: +52 998 883 05 24

 

Xel Ha Park website

Animal encounters

 

Give your kids an unforgettable opportunity to see the critters of tropical Mexico. Nearby eco parks in the Cancun and Riviera Maya area provide a safe and fun environment for memorable encounters with regional wildlife. How about holding a macaw or even petting a crocodile during your next Cancun family vacation?

 

Crococun Zoo

 

This family zoo offers an interactive experience where kids can touch and feed local animals. You can walk through a crocodile habitat, feed the deer, and meet the spider monkeys on a Crococun tour.

 

Carretera Cancun - Tulum Km 31, Benito Juarez 77580. Tel: +52 998 850 37 19

 

Crococun Zoo website

 

Xcaret

 

Not only does this immense eco park offer dazzling beaches and nature activities, it also houses habitats for regional wildlife. At Xcaret, you can swim with sharks and stingrays, and see animals like flamingos, sea turtles, and macaws.

 

Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km 282, Solidaridad 77710. Tel: +52 998 883 31 43

 

Xcaret website

 

Jungle tours

 

The lush tropical jungles surrounding Cancun offer the perfect playground for families in search of thrills and adventure. You can race from platform to platform along zip lines through the bright green foliage, and swim in clear natural springs known as cenotes on family-friendly jungle tours.

 

Selvatica

 

Kids as young as 3 years old can experience the zip lines at this park in the Cancun jungle. You’ll also find adventures like 4-wheel-drive tours, cenote swims, and aerial bridges.

 

Carretera Federal 303 Km 19, Ruta de los Cenotes, Cancun 77500. Tel: +52 998 898 43 12

 

Selvatica website