Though many people think of Cancun as a destination for those on a honeymoon or spring break, it also makes an ideal family vacation destination. Talk to a travel agent about attractions in and around Cancun that are age-appropriate for your youngsters. Cancun juxtaposes ancient history with modern amenities. Between the gorgeous, white beaches and fun family activities, you’ll never run out of things to do. Get some ideas for your itinerary with the activities and attractions below.
Theme Parks and Water Parks
As if the 14 miles of pristine beaches weren’t enough, Cancun also offers a water park—Wet ‘n Wild. Its 18 acres feature water slides, a Lazy River, and a wave pool. The features that make this park unique are its underwater jungle gym and the dolphin area, where your family can swim with these playful creatures. Food and drinks are included in the admission price. When your youngsters have had enough of the water, your travel agent may recommend that you head for the Xcaret theme park, which is a 45-minute drive from Cancun. There, you can admire the Coral Reef Aquarium, the underground rivers, and the natural fauna, including beautiful macaws.
Aquariums and Zoos
When you plan your Cancun vacation with your travel agent, be sure to set aside some time for the aquarium and zoo. The Interactive Cancun Aquarium features a two-story shark tank and an evening dolphin show. Kids will also love the touch tank, where they can feel rays and sea stars. With a reservation, older children can swim with dolphins and feed the sharks. After enjoying the fish and sharks, head for the Crococun Zoo, which lives up to its name. There, you’ll see hundreds of crocodiles and other species sunning themselves and splashing about.
Talk to your travel agent about either renting a car or joining an organized tour to go to the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza, about two hours outside of Cancun. These spectacular ruins include a pyramid-shaped temple and a ball court.
An experienced travel agent can help you get the most out of your family vacation to Cancun. You might also consider booking an all-inclusive cruise trip to Cancun for your family. Call Brentwood Travel of St. Louis at (314) 439-5700 to start working with a travel agent today.
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