7 Things To Do in Cancun With Kids

Here are 5 fun, kid-friendly activities you can partake in during your vacation in Cancun!

Cancun, Mexico is one of the most spectacular travel destinations in the entire Western Hemisphere. Home to a number of award-winning hotel and resorts, scenic seaside destinations, and nearby natural and cultural wonders, Cancun and its surrounding areas truly have something for everyone. In this guide, our travel experts here at Cancun Adventures focus on planning a trip to Cancun with kids. Read on to learn more, and book your next kid-friendly Cancun Adventure with our team today!

1. Play On the Beach for a Day

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Don’t think this day at the beach is going to be just like every other. Try out the famous Playas Tortugas beach or go explore on your own with your kids to discover your own stretch of beach! Playas Tortugas is famous for its small waves and shallow water, perfect for children to enjoy. Parents can watch their kids enjoy the beautiful sand and water from the comfort of lounge chairs set up around the area.

2. See the Ruins at Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba

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At first thought, ancient ruins may not seem like the most exciting things for kids. However, at first glance, the many Mayan ruins near Cancun are nothing short of spectacular — no matter how old you are. Located just minutes from Cancun along the beach, the ruins at Tulum are home to the clifftop Castillo castle overlooking the sea and the beautiful Templo de las Pinturas. Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, has several breathtaking structures to explore, including the famous El Castillo pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Great Ball Court. 


In addition, the ruins at Coba give visitors the chance to climb the impressive Nohoch Mul: the tallest Mayan pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. All of these incredible sites, views, and experiences can make Cancun with kids an enjoyable, unique experience that your family will treasure for years to come. Follow the links in this section to check out the tours offered by our team at Cancun Adventures to each of these ancient sites. The minimum age for the tour to Tulum is 4 years old, and for the tours to Chichen Itza and Coba is 8 years old.

2. Tour the Caves Below Tulum

Tulum is home to more than just ruins. This ancient Mayan site was built on top of a vast network of underground caves that harbor a plethora of amazing geology, beautiful water features, and hidden secrets you have to see to believe. Explore the caves below Tulum on our comprehensive Tulum caves tour here Cancun Adventures. Led by our expert guides, our Tulum caves tour gives kids and adults alike the chance to safely explore the world’s largest underground cave system and see some of its many spectacular

3. Tour the Caves Below Tulum

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Tulum is home to more than just ruins. While the view at the top of the ruins provides a look at the stunning vistas and a great look at the surrounding jungle, there’s even more to see and explore underneath the buildings. This ancient Mayan site was built on top of a vast network of underground caves that harbor a plethora of amazing geology, beautiful water features, and hidden secrets you have to see to believe. 


Explore the caves below Tulum with kids over 8 years old on our comprehensive Tulum caves tour from Cancun Adventures. Led by our expert guides, our Tulum caves tour gives kids and adults alike the chance to safely explore the world’s largest underground cave system and see some of its many spectacular underwater views.

4. Check Out the Cenotes — And Do Some Snorkeling!

Swimming is at the top of the list of things to do in Cancun, Mexico with kids. In addition to ruins and caves, the areas around Cancun are also home to a number of scenic and swimmable cenotes. Cenotes are natural pits, or sinkholes, created by the collapse of limestone bedrock. They contain pristine freshwater often inhabited by fish and other marine life. The crystal-clear water in the cenotes near Cancun makes them perfect for snorkeling, and their lack of currents or waves makes them a great alternative for young kids who want to swim in something other than a pool. Check out the cenotes near Cancun (as well as the famous Yal Ku Lagoon) on our Tulum Cenote Tour and Yal Ku Snorkeling Adventure here at Cancun Adventures, ideal for children of 8+ years old.

5. Explore the Jungle on an Adrenaline-Filled Outdoor Adventure

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Cancun with kids just got a lot more exciting, for adults and children alike. While Cancun is primarily thought of as a beach destination, it is also home to a number of nearby jungle habitats. The jungles near Cancun contain dense rainforest vegetation, beautiful scenic views, and a number of rugged trails on which to explore their wild interior.

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On our Cancun Zipline and ATV Outdoor Adventure, you’ll get the chance to explore the jungle on your very own Polaris ATV. You’ll also get to zipline into a hidden cenote located deep within the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula Rainforest. Kids, starting at 8 years old, and adults alike will love the adrenaline-pumping activities on this once-in-a-lifetime outdoor excursion.

6. Set Sail and Experience the Sea

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Visiting a tropical paradise means the list of things to do in Cancun with kids can involve a great many water-based activities such as paddle boarding and snorkeling. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at the Northeastern corner on the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a prime spot for seaside activities of all kinds. 


If you’re looking to take to the water during your stay at this coastal resort town, we recommend our many sailing and cruise tours here at Cancun Adventures such as the Riviera Maya Catamaran & Snorkeling tour! Explore the waters off the coast of Cancun on one of our French sailboats or luxury catamarans, and enjoy great amenities, aquatic activities, and much more! Take into consideration that the minimum age for most of these sea adventures is 8 years old.

7. Plan a Day Trip to Islas Mujeres

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This beautiful island is just a fifteen-minute boat ride from Cancun and is an adventure that can be enjoyed by all. Rent a golf cart or bikes to get around the island and enjoy some of the best snorkeling around in the pristine waters of Islas Mujeres. The minimum age for the Isla Mujeres Sailing tour is 8 years old.

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