The best family hotels in Mexico dot the country’s most popular beachfront strips. They range from luxury stays on the tip of Baja California Sur on the Pacific coast to prominent resorts in Cancun’s coveted Zona Hotelera. Some are also set in small bays and coves of Ixtapa and Huatulco on the southern coast, offering a sense of seclusion.

    These great family hotels in Mexico vary in theme and offerings – there are accommodations specially designed for families within a grand luxury resort and there are even those with facilities themed after your kids’ favorite cartoon shows. Read on to find great ideas on where to book your next fun-filled family getaway in Mexico.

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    Crown Paradise Club Cancun All Inclusive

    A family retreat in Cancun’s Zona Hotelera

    For an all inclusive, family-friendly resort experience right on the white-sand beachfront of Playa Delfines, Crown Paradise Club Cancun is a top choice. The resort occupies the southern part of Cancun’s Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera), which itself is widely considered the best part to stay in Cancun for families.

    Besides the famous beach, travelers with toddlers, young kids, or teens in tow enjoy the Standard Plus ocean-view rooms with their special 3-bed bunk bed options. The resort also has a full-fledged and fully supervised beachfront aqua park that shines among the resort’s top highlights.

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    Moon Palace The Grand Cancun All Inclusive

    For a luxurious beachfront family escape on a grand scale

    Moon Palace The Grand Cancun All Inclusive offers an unparalleled 5-star beachfront escape for families in Cancun with its lavish onsite waterpark and sublime facilities. It has a total of 9 pools, a kids’ club and playground, and an arcade room, together with golf and mini-golf courses.

    The resort’s long and private white-sand shoreline is adorned with beach cabanas and a welcoming beach bar. The rooms, which offer stunning ocean or golf course vistas, are something to write home about. Opt for the Superior Family Suite if you’re bringing the whole troop – it has 2 connecting rooms that can host up to 6 guests, including kids and infants.

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    Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive

    A chic stay at the center of a bay

    Barceló Huatulco is a chic 4-star hotel set in the center of Bahía Tangolunda in Huatulco. Located beside Las Parotas Golf, the hotel serves as a great base for families wanting to explore Oaxaca's 9 bays and white-sand beaches.

    Barceló Huatulco’s Deluxe sea-view rooms accommodate up to 4. Young kids will enjoy the resort’s large pools and kiddie pool, as well as mini-golf and kayaking at the beach. Unwind at the end of the day at the resort’s theater, which features magnificent live performances catering to the whole family.

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    Hotel Playa Mazatlan

    A cozy beachfront retreat in Mazatlan

    Hotel Playa Mazatlan is an excellent choice for families visiting the namesake Mexican resort town. It’s set right on Zona Dorada’s Playa Gaviotas, a spectacular beach with safe and swimmable waves, as well as sunsets worth staying around for at the end of each day.

    The hotel offers a wide range of fun features for kids, all designed to keep them happy and occupied. These include multiple pools with dedicated kids' play neighborhoods, a videogames area, and a kids' club. Meanwhile, mom and dad can relax or tour the so-called Golden Zone.

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    Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive

    Five-star family luxury on Riviera Nayarit’s Litibu Beach

    Iberostar Selection Playa Mita All Inclusive is a great choice for families planning a 5-star luxury beachfront getaway in Riviera Nayarit. It's set on the secluded and stunning southern section of Litibu Beach. The resort is sandwiched by the white-sand shoreline bordering the blue waves of the Pacific and the greens of Litibú Golf Course.

    The onsite Star Camp kids’ club has various hands-on activities and outdoor programs specially tailored for guests aged 4 to 17. The onsite Aquafun waterpark offers fun splashing times for all ages. Rooms sleep up to 4, including up to 2 kids, with oceanfront and ocean view options available.

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    Planet Hollywood Cancun combines the glamor of the movies with 5-star luxury on Cancun’s beautiful white-sand beachfront of Costa Mujeres. Kids will love the resort’s full-fledged facilities, from FlowRider® and Jurassic Splash Park to the 9-hole mini-golf course and supervised Stars Kids Club for kids aged 4 to 12.

    Planet Hollywood Cancun offers daily and nightly entertainment for all ages, as well as an onsite movie theater. You’ll also find Hollywood memorabilia throughout the resort. Among the range of film-inspired suites, the Entourage Suite – Family Room options are great for those who need ample space. It has a sliding door that creates 2 spaces, with views of either the gardens, ocean or semi-private pool.

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    Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos – All Inclusive

    Beautiful luxury suites on the Los Cabos beachfront

    Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a luxury resort on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. It’s set right on the wide and sandy beachfront of Playa Hotelera, with private cabanas dotting the sand and the resort’s pool neighborhoods.

    The hotel’s signature KidZ Club is a highlight for families. It offers a comprehensive program of activities for kids aged between 4 and 12, with its own kiddie pool and a mini waterpark. The Ziva Suite is a spacious option, conveniently located near the kids’ club.

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    Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center - All Inclusive

    Family-friendly luxury on Guerrero’s Pacific coast

    Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort is one of the best all inclusive resorts for families in the beach resort of Ixtapa on Mexico’s central-west coast. It’s set on the secluded southern end of the dark-sand beach of Playa Linda, with a seascape that features the rugged Isla Ixtapa on the near horizon.

    Facilities for a fun-filled stay at the Azul Ixtapa include a tennis court where you can also play pickleball and 3 bathing pools – one of which is specially designed with cool fountains and waterslides for guests between 4 and 12 years old. There are also open-air theater shows, children's games and mini-golf. A ‘baby club’ hosts activities for toddlers from 1 to 3 years old.

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    Family Selection at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa

    Dedicated family accommodations inside a grand resort in Cancun

    Family Selection at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa is specially designed for families. Located within Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, the 5-star beachfront hotel enjoys Mexican Caribbean vibes and the stunning seascapes of Costa Mujeres.

    Besides the all inclusive perks, staying at this beachfront hotel as a family entitles you to the resort's wonderful waterpark and kids' club, as well as exclusive access to private neighborhoods and facilities – including a special beach area where adults can enter the TRS Coral Hotel premises. Kids receive a Family BOSS Welcome kit to start their vacation right. Two kids up to 17 Years old stay for free. Their Family Selection Loft suites feature 2 floors, a Jacuzzi, and special Family Butler services.

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    Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts All-Inclusive Riviera Maya

    An all inclusive stay themed after the worldwide kids’-favorite TV channel

    For a 5-star, all inclusive, luxury family stay on the beachfront of Riviera Maya, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts All-Inclusive Riviera Maya is hard to beat. This is one of the few places in the world where you can join some of your favorite Nickelodeon characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for a fun family getaway.

    Besides specially designed experiences themed after characters of the notable kids' TV channel, there’s Aqua Nick®, a 6-acre waterpark where you can spend many splashing hours. There's also Club Nick, a hangout just for kids to enjoy fun-filled activities. All oceanfront, swim-up suites are designed for families of up to 5 members.

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