Top 5 Cancun Activities for Families

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Top 5 Cancun Activities for Families

Are you nearly ready for your summer vacation in Cancun, Mexico and can barely wait any longer? Will your family be joining you on your adventures and you want to schedule family activities that you can all do together? We have provided the top 5 Cancun activities for families below. Continue reading below to figure out which options appeal to you most.

Top Cancun Activities #1: Parque Las Palapa

Parque Las Palapas is one of the most enjoyable top Cancun activities for families, and you can conveniently find it right in downtown Cancun. Just take a short walk from Tulum Avenue, and you will see the beautiful park. Did you know that one of the oldest Catholic churches in Cancun is there, which is called the El Cristo Rey? Make sure you take the time to take a peek inside and be aware it will be extra busy after services on Sunday. The park has park benches and shaded areas to rest and there are plenty of food vendors that offer delicious and inexpensive local fare which is perfect for a quick snack or meal on the go. The park is also home to different events and festivals that are held on the large stage that is located at the edge of the park. Local artists sell their handmade goods in the evenings, and don’t forget to check out the playground if you have children with you. They will especially love the small motorized cars they can drive themselves.

Top Cancun Activities #2: Jolly Roger Pirate Ship


The Jolly Roger Pirate Ship is one of the best Cancun activities that consistently earns rave reviews from guests that attend the tour. Are you looking for an entertaining adventure and want to be out on the water, too? If so, the Jolly Roger Pirate ship is the perfect option for you.  The tour is 3 ½ hours long, and includes a delicious gourmet dinner and premium open bar that rivals the top restaurants in town. Be prepared for live cannon firing, talented acrobatic performances, and jolly and rambunctious pirates all decked out in ornately designed pirate costumes. To board the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship, you will need to go to the Playa Linda Pier, which is in the Hotel Zone next door to Teatro Cancun.

Top Cancun Activities#3: Crococun


Everyone in the family will love spending the day at Crococun, which is an interactive conservation zoo just 19 miles from downtown Cancun. The Crococun actually used to be a breeding farm, but the 1988 Hurricane Gilberto destroyed the farm and it was transformed into a crocodile protection zoo during the rebuilding process. Your day at the zoo will start off with an hour long tour, and you can even hold baby crocs and feed spider monkeys if you choose to do so. There is an open area where approximately fifty crocs are able to roam free, so if you like to live on the wild side, you can take your chances and pass through the open area, too.

Top Cancun Activities #4: Ventura Park


There isn’t nothing more refreshing than a water park for the family on vacation in Cancun during the hot summer months. The Ventura Park is in the Hotel Zone in Cancun and has different “Worlds” such as the Grand Prix, Fun World, Underworld, and many more. There are different packages that families can purchase, and some include free drinks and food for the whole day. The Bubble Space Bowl is often the children’s favorite as it drops you down a chute at speeds of up to 30 mph for a thrilling ride like no other. The Lazy River, Wave Pool, and the Kamikaze water slides are also very refreshing and relaxing as well. The park also has a roller coaster, go-karts, and zip lines. It opens at ten in the morning and closes at five thirty. 

Top Cancun Activities #5: All Ritmo Water Park


Another Cancun water park is the All Ritmo Water Park, which is located at the All Ritmo Resort, but the public can purchase tickets to this park in addition to resort guests. There is a water slide to meet every family member’s preferences. The admission fee includes food and drinks unlimited such as hotdogs, hamburgers, and nachos. You can even rent a towel for the day for a small fee if you forget yours.

You have just read the top Cancun activities for families. Which one do you want to go check out first?

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