At 3 times the size of France, everything is simply bigger in Mexico. Volcanos, Mayan temples drowning in greenery, and colourful festivals are just the beginning in this country of living folklore that attracts adventurous families every year. Little Guest is giving you a few tips and secrets to take on this country of contrasts as a family: activities designed for children, family-friendly accommodations, all-inclusive or not, and personalized advice… Vamos!
From the north to the south, the east to the west, Mexico is a country rich with infinite possibilities.
Between Cancun and Tulum, facing the island of Cozumel and beautifully located on the Playa del Carmen, is a choice establishment for families: the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya. With modern and elegant lines, this hotel is beautifully integrated into its surroundings, between a private sandy beach and lush nature. Its luxurious rooms and suites are extremely comfortable, spacious, tastefully decorated with beautiful handicrafts, and bathed in sumptuous natural light at all times of the day.
But what really makes the difference is the truly kid-friendly atmosphere! Baby cots, high chairs, special menus, there are many facilities to make life easier for parents on holiday. The entertainers at Kimbo, the beautiful kids’ club, welcome children aged 4 to 12 for all kinds of games, creative workshops and sensational sports activities. On the programme: paddle, kitesurf and diving for the more adventurous.
The Andaz Mayakoba is also the perfect spot to discover the region, and the hotel staff will be happy to advise guests. In addition to Cozumel, there is Isla Holbox, an island with colonies of flamingos, pelicans and other sea birds. It is also possible to see whale sharks! The Kantun-Chi Eco-Park and the famous Chichen Itza site are also must-sees if you want to return from Mexico with unforgettable memories.
If you’re looking to excite your taste buds, Mexico is a wonderful gourmet destination! Drawing on an exceptional richness, Mexican cuisine has been recognized as part of the UNESCO world heritage since 2010.
Everyone will tell you that you can’t miss the typical snacks like quesadillas, burritos and tacos, or even ears of smoked corn that you can find almost anywhere and eaten on the go! Children love this simple, delicious finger food. The sopa de lima (which is like chicken soup) and the salbutes (lightly fried tortillas filled with poultry and vegetables) are great options for young children.
With nearly 10,143 km of coastline, Mexico is a sea centric country. Between the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, the country of the Mayans has everything you’re looking for, from La Paz to Cancun without forgetting Acapulco, you’ll find numerous beaches that are just as beautiful as they are legendary. The flora and fauna of the seabed is amazing: Commander Cousteau even described them as the aquarium of the world!
Mylène, 28 years old, art and travel lover, from Strasbourg, France