Where to Enjoy the Best Family Vacations in Mexico

Now that it’s safer to travel internationally, many Americans are considering planning their next holiday vacation abroad. Mexico is the perfect international destination because of its geographical proximity to the U.S. and its lower travel costs. Finding the ideal location to travel to with your loved ones, including children, may be a challenge but not impossible. Keep reading to discover where to enjoy the best family vacations in Mexico.

Best family vacation in Mexico

Mexico is a unique country

Choosing the right location for your next family trip can be complicated. Everyone has different interests and attention spans. It’s often hard to find the right vacation destination that will make everyone happy. 

 

To help you choose, our top holiday destination picks are known for their natural landscapes, friendly locals, and delicious cuisine. Your loved ones — kids and adults alike — will love them!

Valle de Bravo

Valle de Bravo is a quintessential small Mexican town that offers the best tourist attractions for nature lovers. If this is your first time here, we recommend checking out the downtown area. You’ll see a selection of beautiful colonial architecture and cute restaurants, bars, and handicraft shops.

 

Stop by the Valle de Bravo lake and try water skiing, boating, kayaking, or paragliding. For a more tranquil experience, enjoy a picnic on the shore and watch the sunset across the lake’s blue waters. If you’re traveling with kids, visit the Piedra Herradura Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary between November and March to observe the millions of monarch butterflies that hang from the trees. 

San Miguel de Allende

If you’re in need of a luxurious weekend getaway with your family, San Miguel de Allende is your best bet! When you visit this picturesque colonial city, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of a time machine. Its beautiful cobblestone streets and shops only add to the European flair of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel’s neo-Gothic charm. 

 

We recommend you visit the famous Mexican toy museum at Museo La Esquina and the Charco del Ingenio botanical garden if you’re traveling with children. Both sites have ample activities they’ll find interesting. For the adults, the San Lucas Vineyard will transport you to Tuscany where you will learn about the wine-making process and enjoy wine-tasting sessions.

Mexico City

The holiday season is the perfect time to visit Mexico City! It offers the sights and sounds of a world-class cosmopolitan city and has very safe neighborhoods. There are many family-friends events taking place, so you’re guaranteed a great time. 

 

The Inbursa Aquarium and the K1 Speed México Go Kart park are fun activities that will bring together the kids and adults in your family. For an outdoorsy option, take a walk around the Bosque de Chapultepec and have a picnic on the green grass, visit the zoo, and the myriad of museums available on site!

Best beach spots

Playa del Carmen

If your family craves a beach vacation with adventure and relaxation bundled into one, Playa del Carmen is the place for you. With unlimited turquoise beaches to lounge on and adventure parks to discover, you’ll always have options for what to do.

 

 

Visit the Jungle Place, a wildlife sanctuary for spider monkeys in Quintana Roo. All proceeds go towards the rehabilitation of these endangered animals, including medical care, food, and shelter. Or head over to the Xel-Ha, Xplor/Xplor Fuego parks for adventure bike rides, ziplining through the jungle, and a water park. 

Tulum

Tulum is a great spot for one of the best family vacations in Mexico. It charms tourists with its colorful culture and emerald green beaches. Nature is ever-present in its lagoons, cenotes, and beachfront Mayan archaeological site. 

 

With Tulum Bike Tours you can bike through the jungle, explore the city’s wonders, and discover local communities where residents teach you about herbal medicine and handcrafting jewelry from seeds and rocks. Children will love interacting with dolphins at Dolphinaris Tulum

Riviera Nayarit

Snuggled between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains, the Riviera Nayarit is a gorgeous Mexican treasure. It offers a backdrop of vivid blue skies, emerald mountains, and abundant vegetation for an unforgettable family vacation.

 

While you’re here, head to the Banderas Bay and watch five different whale species and dolphins as they migrate and give birth in these warm Pacific waters. Golf aficionados can revel in world-class golf courses. If you’re a fan of extreme sports, there are many companies offering tours to zipline through jungle treetops and speed through mountains and dirt roads on ATVs. 

Accommodations fit for the whole family

In all of the Mexican cities mentioned above, you’ll find high-quality hospitality options. There are hotel-rental offerings like Casai with everything you need to feel at home while in Mexico.

 

Casai apartments are the ideal lodging for your next family vacation. 

Spacious apartments

Fit for up to six people, our apartments are big enough for the whole family. Casai has multiple apartments in the same buildings, so you can feel at home and be right next door to loved ones.

Host a dinner party or holiday dinner

 Celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner in a Casai. With ample dining room tables, large living rooms, and gorgeous rooftops, each suite is large enough to accommodate the whole family.

Home amenities

Say goodbye to eating out every night. With a fully-equipped kitchen you can prepare your meals, eat in the dining room, and watch your favorite Netflix movie in the living room. Just like when you’re at home.

Your safety is priority

Casai apartments are fully serviced and deep cleaned following all sanitary protocols. They’re tucked away from the hustle and bustle of a hotel so you get the privacy you want in the best neighborhoods in Mexico City. With 24/7 building security and customer support, rest assured you’re always taken care of.



When you stay at a Casai in Mexico City, you’ll enjoy additional amenities and perks. Take full advantage of rental car discounts, extra furniture, and unlimited cleaning services, among other benefits.

Looking for a place to stay in Mexico? Book a Casai in the month of October and take 15% off with the code

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Iturbide Spacious Suite, Polanco, Mexico City
Iturbide Spacious Suite, Mexico City
Serenity Ocean Penthouse, Playa del Carmen
Flavia Jungle Flat, Tulum
Flavia Jungle Flat, Tulum