Mexico Resorts and More
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 and More in Quintana Roo
Legions of North Americans take Mexico vacations in Quintana Roo without knowing it: this state in the Yucatan peninsula has the country's Caribbean coast which includes Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Costa Maya, and more.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mexico's Top Travel Destinations
About.com's Guide for on Mexico Travel highlights many areas of the country, which offers much more to explore beyond its beautiful beaches.
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?"
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.