Mexico has many spectacular beaches. Many of them are kid-friendly. Here are some of the best beaches to take kids to in Mexico.

Kids love the beach and without a doubt, taking a family vacation to the beach is a great way for families to bond and enjoy a fun and sun-filled vacation together. There are miles and miles of beaches in Mexico, and some beaches are better for kids than others.  A good beach destination for kids includes a beach with warm and gentle waters and plenty of planned activities to keep them busy. A beach with these qualities allows parents to enjoy the beach too.

Playa del Carmen beach. Playa del Carmen is located just south of Cancun and has seen a recent boom in development. A wide variety of accommodations are available, and the town even hosts an American-run Waldorf School for kids of all ages.

All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

The Caribbean waters of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula are perfect for a kids’ beach vacation. There are no waves or undertow to get caught in here. Playa del Carmen is located just south of Cancun and has seen a recent boom in development. A wide variety of accommodations are available, and the town even hosts an American-run Waldorf School for kids of all ages. That’s helpful information should you decide on relocating.

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There are many all-inclusive family resorts in the vicinity of Playa del Carmen that are very kid-friendly. Resorts such as the Barcelo Maya offer packages including meals, activities, and spa treatments, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Staying at an all-inclusive resort can be a great way for families to make the most out of the vacation. However, when we travel as a family, we prefer staying at an Airbnb or similar.

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Kids Beach Vacations in Cabo San Lucas, Baja

Cabo San Lucas is located on the southernmost tip of Baja. It has long been a favorite destination for American and Canadian tourists. The peaceful waters of Playa del Amor are great for kids. They also offer excellent snorkeling since the clear turquoise waters allow for stunning underwater formations and thousands of colorful tropical fish.

In addition to perfect beaches, Cabo is full of fun activities for both kids and adults. There are several resorts in Cabo, including the Grand Velas Los Cabos and the Royal Solaris, that even offer kids clubs and special supervised programs for kids so that parents can slip off for some alone time. These are just some of the many reasons that Cabo San Lucas makes the perfect kids’ beach vacation destination.

On the west coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca is the planned resort town of Huatulco. The Bahias de Huatulco has nine sheltered bays.

Kid-Friendly Resorts in Hualtulco, Oaxaca

On the west coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca is the planned resort town of Huatulco, which is perfect for a family beach vacation in Mexico. The Bahias de Huatulco has nine sheltered bays. While other parts of the coast of Oaxaca offer strong surf not suitable for small children, the gentle waters of Huatulco are perfect for kids. There is a wide variety of accommodations here, including vacation condominiums, ocean-front villas, hotels, and resorts.

Huatulco is more laid back than the other planned resort towns of Mexico. Its unassuming vibe and uncrowded beaches are great for families looking for a little relaxation. Great snorkeling, boating, and fishing can be done here. The recently built Dreams Huatulco offers family-friendly packages.  The packages include the Explorers Club. It’s a specially designed program for kids ages 3 to 12 that offers a number of supervised activities to keep kids happy and active while parents can enjoy some beach time alone.

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