Mexico for the Family
Mexico City, Merida, Riviera Maya
- 11 nights
- from $3300 per person
This family vacation to Mexico combining the excitement and colors of Mexico City, ancient Maya ruins and the Riviera Maya's beaches offers luxury throughout, and lets your children's imaginations run free as they experience a vibrant culture firsthand.
At a Glance
Perfect introduction to Mexico for families
A wide variety of experiences on offer will ensure that none of you get bored.
Plenty of activities to keep everyone in the family amused and entertained
Best to avoid the hurricane season from June to November
Look for manatees and dolphins in Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Let your children discover their inner Indiana Jones as they clamber through Mayan ruins
Begin by flying to Mexico City, where we have suggested spending three nights at the family-friendly Four Seasons, a luxury hotel situated opposite Chapultepec Park and within easy reach of many fabulous restaurants, boutiques and museums.
While here, there are plenty of fun things to do from exploring the awe-inspiring Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan, taking a boat trip through the floating market at Xochimilco, and even going to a Mexican masked wrestling match, which is great fun and your children will be able to buy a mask! Adding an extra day here would allow you perhaps to make a trip out to Cuernavaca or Puebla, both colonial cities with abundant cultural riches and superb food.
Fly down to Merida to spend three nights at the memorable Hacienda Temozon, a grand and beautifully restored hacienda surrounded by lush tropical jungle near the magnificent Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Kabah. This former nobleman’s estate has been restored in a colonial style that evokes the splendour of past eras, and there is a magnificent swimming pool surrounded by groves of fruit trees. Your children will love imagining themselves as Indiana Jones as they explore the incredible temple cities, or hike through the jungle to a secluded cenote for a private bathe.
Finally, we'd suggest heading to Mexico’s glorious Caribbean Coast for five nights of fun and indulgence at the slick Banyan Tree Mayakoba, staying in one of their fabulous three bedroom town houses with its very own private roof top pool.
When you’re not in the spa, in your villa’s private pool or hitting the beach, there’s plenty to see and do for all the family. Mayakoba has a Greg Norman-designed golf course and there are non-motorized water sports available down on the beach. Nearby snorkeling and diving is excellent and of course Mayan history and culture with the impressive Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba within driving distance. It's also fantastic fun to take a kayak out into the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and look for manatees.
Location & Directions
Mexico City, Merida, Riviera Maya
First to Mexico City and The Four Seasons Mexico City, located in the city's Reforma district . Then to Hacienda Temozon, located close to Uxmal south of Merida. Then to the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, on the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, near Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera.
When to go
The highlands of Mexico are good to visit most of the year, while mid November to May is the best time to visit the Caribbean coast of Mexico. June to November can be affected by tropical storms.