Mexico is full of vibrant cultures and breathtaking landscapes, making its way to the top of countless travel bucket lists. Did you know it’s also a dream destination for families? This list of the best Mexico resorts for kids has both fun and comfort in mind. Making memories as a family just got even more adventurous!
These are the top resorts that have the best family perks, facilities, and locations:
1. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto by Danzante Bay, Loreto
About 200 miles north of Cabo lies the slice of paradise that is Villa del Palmar. Surrounded by the majestic Sierra de la Giganta Mountains and the tranquil Sea of Cortez, this resort offers a breathtaking backdrop for family adventures, where kids can be kids, and adults can reconnect with their inner child.
Some of the most notable activities include Tabor Canyon hikes, whale watching, and ATV desert tours, to name a few. The five sparkling pools are perfect for a refreshing dip, while the four restaurants cater to every palate with fresh, local cuisine.
Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the 18-hole course, and there’s even mini-golf for the little ones. At Villa del Palmar, every room includes a kitchen, which is a game-changer for families who enjoy cooking while they travel. The Family Program, featuring a dedicated Kid’s Club, in-room camping kits, and engaging activities like Spanish lessons and Mexican crafts, ensures that the kids are always entertained.
2. Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, San José del Cabo
This family-friendly oasis in San José del Cabo is just a 20-minute drive from Los Cabos Airport. Hyatt Ziva is famed as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the country for families because of its wide variety of accommodations, from swim-up suites to spacious, two-bedroom, ocean-view suites.
The resort has a beautiful main pool, a kids’ pool with a waterpark, and a Kids’ Club that includes a playground and Spanish classes. For teens, there’s a dedicated hangout with games and Xbox stations, which is ideal for keeping everyone entertained on rainy days. When parents need a break, they can indulge in some relaxation at the Zen Spa, and come back to have a meal together with their family at one of the seven restaurants.
3. Hotel Xcaret, Playa del Carmen
Hotel Xcaret in Playa del Carmen is one of Mexico’s most sought-after resorts both for international and domestic travelers. The All-Fun Inclusive experience offers guests unlimited access to the Xcaret adventure parks, including Xel-Ha, Xplor, and Xplor Fuego. The resort’s luxury accommodations range from suites to swim-up options, all with stunning views.
The resort itself is a treasure trove of activities, featuring white-sand beaches, jungle trails, kayaking, cenotes to swim in, and more. The Xiquillos Kids Club and Xiipal Club have pool tables and air hockey, among other kid-friendly indoor games in case the rain puts a damper on your beach time.
Transportation from the Cancún airport and to the adventure parks is included, adding convenience to your stay.
4. Grand Velas Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta takes family-friendly luxury to new heights. The resort’s Baby Concierge package is a standout feature, offering everything a family traveling with a baby might need, including a travel crib, a stroller, a baby seat, and even a baby bath. This thoughtful service extends to other essentials like bottle warmers and a specialized menu of baby foods, ensuring that the littlest guests are well catered to.
For older children, Grand Velas offers the Vivito’s Club for those aged four and over, along with a designated area for teens to socialize and have fun. There are also babysitting services, for added convenience for parents. With the kids entertained and cared for, parents can relish guilt-free relaxation at the spa or on the pristine beach. And just like that, you have a family vacation that everyone can enjoy!
5. Playa Viva, Juluchuca
If your family loves a great hidden gem, this is the spot for you. Playa Viva is ideal for families seeking a more intimate, eco-friendly, all-inclusive experience. Situated on a private beach along the Pacific Coast, this boutique resort offers a serene escape from the bustle of mega-hotels.
At Playa Viva, children can immerse themselves in fun activities like boogie boarding, making sandcastles, and exploring the on-site farm and garden, where they can feed pigs or collect eggs for breakfast. The resort also has family activities, like horseback riding on the beach, kayaking in a lagoon, and learning to surf or snorkel at the nearby reefs. Parents can start their day with rejuvenating complimentary yoga sessions.
The cherry on top? Playa Viva encompasses 200 acres of a nature preserve, including a turtle sanctuary. Families have the unique opportunity to watch baby turtles being released into the ocean, something you don’t often get to do at resorts.
6. Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos lives up to its name by catering wonderfully to both families and groups. Its large property boasts several indoor and outdoor pools, a golf course, and notably, a swimmable beach — a rare find in Cabo.
This resort has a treat for kids 4-12 years old: the Fiesta Kids Club. The staff organizes daily games both indoors and at the pool and beach areas. Additional attractions for kids include a Mayan playground and a waterpark that are sure to be hits. Teens have their own set of activities to enjoy, such as pool games, ping-pong, and snorkeling right off the beach, offering them independence and adventure.
Another way that Grand Fiesta Americana stands out is its dining. With Italian, Japanese, seafood, and buffet options available throughout the day, even the pickiest eaters are likely to find something to their liking.
7. Grand Residences, Puerto Morelos
If your family is craving the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean but you don’t want to battle the crows of Cancún, Grand Residences in the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos is a fantastic pick. It’s just 20-30 minutes from the Cancún airport and caters to families with its diverse range of accommodations and activities.
The junior suites are perfect for smaller families or those who prefer cozier accommodations, featuring ocean views, balconies, and convenient kitchenettes. For larger families or those seeking more space and amenities, the master suites are available in 1-to-3-bedroom setups. These come equipped with full kitchens and washer/dryer units, offering a home-away-from-home experience ideal for longer stays.
Grand Residences offers all-inclusive options as well, with children ages 12 and under staying free. The resort’s Kids Club engages younger guests with interactive activities that not only entertain but also immerse them in local culture. From playing lotería (Spanish bingo) to crafting sugar skulls for Día de los Muertos, masks, bracelets, and even piñatas, the activities are both fun and immersive.
8. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen
Is your family obsessed with Nickelodeon cartoons? You’re in luck, because the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen offers an all-inclusive experience that’s specifically designed for families and children. Mirroring the charm and excitement of its sister property in Punta Cana, this resort brings the whimsical world of Nickelodeon to life.
Its main attraction is the massive six-acre outdoor water park, AquaNick, where families can spend the day swimming and splashing with their favorite Nickelodeon characters. But the entertainment also extends to interactive game shows, character breakfasts, and a variety of Nick-themed dining options that add to the experience.
The resort caters to adults equally well, with luxurious spa facilities and two swim-up bars. Plus, every room has a pristine ocean view and comes with its own infinity pool, providing a private, serene place to unwind.
9. Iberostar All-Inclusive Resort, Cozumel
Iberostar Cozumel is ideal for families with slightly older kids, as many of the activities (like snorkeling) may not be suitable for little ones. This all-inclusive island resort is close to the second-largest reef in the world, making it an exceptional spot for scuba diving and snorkeling adventures.
The accommodations at Iberostar Cozumel sets it apart from other resorts on our list. Guests stay in private bungalow suites, offering convenience and ease, especially for families with children. The layout eliminates the need for elevators or long walks to access resort facilities, a bonus when traveling with impatient youngsters.
For parents wishing to enjoy some time at the spa or a diving excursion, the resort’s Star Camp is a fantastic feature. Included free of charge for children aged four and up, it offers a range of exciting activities, such as pool games, face painting, tie-dying T-shirts, nature walks, puppets, and jewelry making. The program is highly praised in reviews, with guests noting their children’s love for the activities and the exceptional care provided by the staff.
Another plus? The resort is famous for its others residents: flamingos, peacocks, iguanas, parrots, and coatis. Your animal-loving little ones will never want to leave!
10. Rancho Cacachilas, La Paz
Rancho Cacahilas in La Paz offers a unique all-inclusive experience, diverging from the typical resort setting by creating a neat adventure-camp vibe. Here you’ll find over 60 kilometers of private trails, offering some of the best and most scenic routes in Mexico. The whole family can explore and appreciate the stunning Baja California landscapes surrounding the ranch.
If your family vacations are just as much about education and cultural awareness as they are about fun and relaxation, you’ll love learning about Rancho Cacachilas’s sustainable practices, including its honey production and the circular economy principles applied in its cheese making.
Resorts aren’t always known for their culinary prowess, but this one is different. Here you’ll enjoy Chef Ivan Pimienta’s delicious organic meals using produce directly from the ranch, guaranteeing freshness and quality in every dish.
Accommodation options cater to different preferences, offering canvas tents for those who seek a closer connection with nature and family bunk rooms in cabins for those who prefer a more traditional stay. The tents are well equipped with amenities like solar power, a vanity, a hammock, a patio table, and chairs, enhancing the camping experience.
If you previously thought that the best Mexico resorts for kids were limited to Cancún megahotels, I hope this list offers different options that cater to your family’s idea of a dream vacation. From glamping in the hills of La Paz to kicking back on a beach on the Riviera Maya, Mexico shows off its diversity again.
So, which resort will you be booking?