10 Awesome Places to Take the Family in Mexico

Grab the kids and head out for a sunny destination in beautiful Mexico. Kick back on the beach and enjoy a relaxing in the sun, while the kids splash around in the waves. Learn about Mexican culture at historical Mayan ruins and by taking a walk through the Mexican jungle.  Did I mention the food? Try tasty dishes from the Yucatan Peninsula made from traditional Mayan recipes.  I have always had a soft spot for Mexico and each time I go it seems to just get better and better. It’s a real escape that the whole family can enjoy.

Check out the 10 Awesome Places to Take the Family in Mexico here…

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    In the state of Quintana Roo you will find Playa del Carmen. Start your adventure by wading or swimming through the water in the tunnels of Rio Secreto. Bring your waterproof camera to capture the beautiful of the stalactites and stalagmites that will surround you. Aftewards, head out on a boat tour to literally swim with whale sharks. Do you think you're up for it?
    Find out more at Playa Del Carmen.

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    Grab the family and head out to beautiful Mazatlan in Sinaloa, Mexico. Spend the day at the beach parasailing or heading out on jet skis. Take a visit to the Mazatlan Aquarium to see about 200 different species of animals from around the world. You should also check out the open-air museum, Las Labradas, see rocks that show depictions of a Mexico from the past.
    Find out more at Visit Mexico.

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    Make your way down to the Yucatan Peninsula to see "The Mayan World" in Cancun. Visit the Mayan ruins nearby and take the time to learn about the Mayan Culture. You and the family can also hop on over to the Holbox Island, where you can check out "one of the most important ecological regions of the world."
    Find out more at Visit Mexico.

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    Explore the Caribbean coast by staying in the peaceful town of Tulum. Spend the day exploring the Tulum Ruins, which is the site of "one of the last Maya inhabited cities." Go scuba diving in caverns and caves or watch life under the sea by snorkeling. Don't forget to swim with the dolphins and head soar about the city on one of the 14 zip lines.
    Find out more at Todo Tulum.

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    Drop your tech gadgets at home and escape to Cabo San Lucas. Explore "one of the largest reefs in the world" by spending the day snorkeling as a family. Head out on an ATV tour to see the landscape all around you. Ever wanted to surf? Join the Mike Doyle surf school to spend a day on the waves (http://mikedoylesurfschool.com/).
    Find out more at All About Cabo.

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    On the Pacific Ocean side of Mexico you can check out the beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Spend one day exploring the historic city center of Puerto Vallarta as you walk down the Malecón promenade. Head out on a day cruise where you can go whale watching or see dolphins playing in the water. If you want to make a real splash, head to Aquaventuras Park and head down the 10 water slides, and relax in the lazy river.
    Find out more at Puerto Vallarta.

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    Go 5000 feet above sea level to the historical city of Oaxaca. Be immersed in the culture, and learn about Oaxaca of the past through colonial art and beautiful architecture. This lively city is known as having a "never-ending fiesta." Head to the Guelaguetza auditorium to see folk dancing and hear brass bands playing traditional tunes. Walk around the markets and try new foods while you also see the beauty and handmade arts.
    Find out more at Visit Mexico.

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    Make your way to southern Mexico to check out the Chiapas, Mexico. Here you can spend an afternoon at the Cañón del Sumidero National Park. This natural phenomenon dates back 36 million years ago! Afterwards, head on over to the crystal blue Misol-Ha and Agua Azul Waterfalls. Get a taste of the thriving culture in Chiapas by exploring San Cristobal de las Casas. Here you will find beautiful art and see the historical architecture created by the Spanish in the 17th century. 

    Find out more at Explorando Mexico

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    Mérida has been one of my top places in Mexico to visit (hopefully soon!). It is located in the Yucatan state of Mexico. Enjoy meals made with ingredients traditionally used in Mayan cooking.  Visit the oldest cathedral on the continent, Cathedral de San Ildefonso. On Sunday you can walk through the Sunday Fair to hear music and take part in fun activities for the whole family. 

    Find out more at Visit Mexico

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    Check out the small fishing village of Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point. Relax on the beach or explore the ocean on a kayak. Drive over to the sand dunes during the morning and then enjoy a golf in the afternoon. Learn about the animals living below the water at the Marine Study Center. End the day as a family on a sunset cruise.

    Find out more at Puerto Peñasco.   

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Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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