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Mexico Family Vacations

Families head in huge numbers to several beach regions of Mexico that are known for all inclusive (and other) resorts. Be sure to explore nature and culture outside the resort!
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How to Get an American Passport

American citizens need a passport to travel to most international destinations. Since 2009, a US passport or US passport card is even necessary to travel to and from Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean.

Required Documents for International Travel with Kids

Taking kids to an international destination? In general, each adult in your party will need a passport and minor children will need either passports or original birth certificates. Documentation becomes more complicated when one parent or guardian is traveling alone with a minor. Here's what you need to know.

Family Vacation Deals in Mexico

Hoping to land a great deal on a family beach vacation this year? Here’s a selection of handpicked special offers that are currently available in favorite kid-friendly resorts and destinations in Mexico.

Mexico Family Vacations: Overview
Read about popular places for family getaways, especially areas with all inclusive resorts. Be sure to explore culture, history and eco-tours outside your resort!

Cancun with Kids: Top Family Attractions
Planning a family getaway to Cancun? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.

Mayan Riviera: Highlights and Resorts
The 130 km from Cancun south to Tulum offers popular Mexico resorts plus fun and fascinating things to do: snorkel on the second-largest barrier reef in the world, explore cenotes and caves, visit Mayan ruins... Check out the highlights down the coast from Puerto Morelos to Tulum.

Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos remains a small pleasant town in the Mayan Riviera despite all the development along this coast. It's also an excellent departure point for snorkeling trips to the barrier reef.

Cozumel
This island -- known for underwater life-- is reached by a short ferry ride from Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera. Cozumel is also a major port of call for cruise ships. Read about activities for kids on Cozumel.

Xcaret Theme Park
Xcaret is "eco-archeological" theme park an hour south of Cancun in the Mayan Riviera. Highlights include an underground river swim, a snorkeling lagoon, tube floats, a Mayan village, great restaurants, and a dazzling night-time show.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Tour
Take a day trip from Cancun to visit this 1.3M-acre UNESCO World Natural Heritage site: explore its unique and beautiful environment, and visit Mayan ruins from a trading post that flourished a thousand years ago.

Costa Maya
Those who seek the road less traveled may be interested in the "Costa Maya", south of the Mayan Riviera. This area offers lovely uncrowded beaches and ecotourism opportunities.

Swimming with Whale Sharks
Swimming with these docile giant fish is a thrilling experience. Read background about whale sharks and tips about excursions from Cancun.

Riviera Nayarit: Top Things to Do
Read about boogie-boarding at beautiful Banderas Bay, day-trips to the beach town of Sayulitas, ziplining and canopy tours, and more things to do in the Riviera Nayarit area north of Puerta Vallarta, on Mexico's west coast.

Puerto Vallarta
This popular destination, on Mexico's west coast has family-friendly all inclusive resorts, an old town to explore, and a lingering famous association with legendary lovers Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Matazlan for Families
Mazatlan is a well-known tourist destination on the west coast of Mexico (the Pacific Coast), known for beautiful beaches. Read about family-friendly resorts and attractions.

Isla Mujeres Day Trip from Cancun
Families staying in Cancun can take a local ferry and enjoy a laid-back day on the nearby island of Isla Mujeres.

Mexico Travel Health and Safety Concerns
See About.com's Mexico Travel site for all aspects of travel in Mexico, including an article on "Is Mexico Safe?"

Top Things to Do in the Riviera Nayarit
Read about boogie-boarding at beautiful Banderas Bay, day-trips to the beach town of Sayulitas, ziplining and canopy tours, and more things to do in the Riviera Nayarit area north of Puerta Vallarta, on Mexico's west coast.

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