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Best Blogs For Playa del Carmen With Kids

Traveling to Playa del Carmen with kids is made easier with the help of these fantastic family blogs. When visiting Playa del Carmen, Mexico, there are a lot of kid-friendly activities and even more choices to make. Fortunately, veteran travelers make the journey a bit easier on parents planning a trip to this stunning beach destination. Then, consider taking kids to Xcaret, Xaman-Ha Aviary, Parque Fundadores, or any of the other activities detailed throughout these blog posts. We’ve compiled the best family blogs for you, so all there’s left to do is decide which activities are best for your successful family vacation in Mexico!

Expat Experiment

Hipmunk City Love: Top Things to Do With Kids in Playa del Carmen

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Tracey from Expat Experiment offers a more relaxing take on Playa del Carmen with kids. Spend the morning exploring Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), the main street. Here, you’ll find vibrant souvenir shops, local crafts, and authentic Mexican restaurants. You can also take the kids to Parque Fundadores. This is an extremely popular beached marked by its iconic metal archway visible from 5th avenue. After you’ve spent a little time in the sun, you can head to the adjacent park of the same name. Here, you will find a playground for kids to roam around and enjoy. Finally, if your family wants to snorkel or try different water sports, there are vendors along Parque Fundadores you can choose from. Read more here!

Mom Abroad

Playa del Carmen With Kids – The Perfect Family Vacation Destination

A screen grab from the blog post by Mom Abroad featuring things to do in Playa del Carmen with kids.
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Amber, from Mom Abroad, loves Playa del Carmen so much she keeps coming back time and time again. Her blog post details her family’s stay in their all-inclusive resort. Plus, she provides insights on the various activities they did while in Playa del Carmen, including their trips to the various eco-parks in the area. Aside from Xcaret, there’s also Xplor, where more adventurous kids can zipline and ATV through the jungle. Or, if you want to spend the day navigating grottos and crystal clear lagoons, consider visiting Xelha, which has its very own cenotes. At Chicken Itza, nearby ruins that can be accessed during a day trip, kids can explore the various temples and iconic castle with the help of a guide. Read more here!

The Barefoot Nomad

The Big List of Things To Do in Playa del Carmen With Kids

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Micki, from The Barefoot Nomad, has compiled the ultimate list of things to do in Playa del Carmen with kids. As she suggests, kids of all ages will be fascinated by the various bird species at Xaman-Ha Aviary. This bird sanctuary houses parrots, toucans, and other colorful creatures. Additionally, check out some of the kid-friendly restaurants in the area, like La Cueva del Chango. Here, everyone can dig into delicious empanadas and chicken mole, while kids gawk at the turtle ponds. To get up close to some more of Mexico’s wildlife, you can also go to The Jungle Place, which is a spider monkey sanctuary. Afterward, head to Croccun, a small zoo just outside of Playa del Carmen focused on near-extinct animals. Read more here!

The Roaming Family

Tips for Tulum with Family

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Tulum is a seaside village just south of Playa del Carmen. Melissa, the mom behind The Roaming Family, recommends it for its authentic Mexican culture and stunning Mayan ruins. In this blog, she offers tips for visiting Tulum including bringing bug spray, preparing for crowds, and packing tons of water and snacks for your kids. The perfect day trip from Playa del Carmen with kids, Tulum is chock-full of natural wonders and history. Read more here!

Happy Planning

Family posing in Nohoch Mul Playda del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen provides a stunning backdrop for fun family vacations! From natural wonders to time at the beach, you can’t go wrong in Playa del Carmen with kids! No matter what is on your bucket list, we know these family blogs will help you plan a wonderful family vacation to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Happy planning!

Next, find more things to do in Playa del Carmen with kids, as well as lodging, restaurants, and other recommendations on our main page on Playa del Carmen.

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