Let’s start with saying that Mexico is a perfectly safe place to travel with kids and you simply need to take simple precautions, not very different from the ones you would take traveling to other places. Just stay in the tourist areas, and you will be all right, enriched by a rewarding experience. Mexico is a wonderful country with a lot of things to offers. It’s rich in culture, cuisine, history, customs and natural beauty. You will be surprised by the variety of climates, landscapes and traditions that you will find on your way. Get rid of the stereotype of a Mexican guy with a big sombrero lying under a cactus and eating a taco. I’ve been living here for years and haven’t pictured such a scene.
There are some things you should have in mind while traveling with babies, toddlers and bigger kids. First of all you may come across contaminated food, drink, sunburns and insect bites as in any other destination but let’s not get crazy. Remember to drink bottled water, keep your kids’ hands clean with wet wipes, use kids friendly repellents and you should be fine. Then, pack light, with quick-dry clothes, bathing suites, sandals and a hoodie for coller evenings and get ready for your trip.
Toddlers are happiest with a shovel and some sand and in Mexico you will find plenty of beach destinations that will keep them occupied for hours. These places usually offer a great deal of other planned activities and entertainment options to have your little ones happy. In Puerto Vallarta for example, you have water parks, horseback trips, fishing, hiking, jungle tours, and a zoo, to say nothing of miles of white-sand beaches that invite for a swim. Whale watching, swimming with dolphins or sea lions is something that every kid will love.
If you choose whale watching, just make sure you do it on a day when water is not so rough. Another activity, that all the kids simply adore, is a day trip on the pirate ship Marigalante. They have fun with playing pirates and parents relax on board with “adult” drinks. Yucatan peninsula is another great option to consider. Your kids will love all the archaeological sites, pyramids and underground rivers.
There are also many ecological theme parks with activities for all ages that your family will never forget. Rafting down an underground river is definitely an experience to remember. Los Cabos in not only a spring break or romantic destination but also a great place to visit with toddlers. You will have no problems with finding hotels and resorts with kids clubs and nannies.
If your kids are still very small, hanging out by the pool and exploring the beaches will be probably the thing they will most enjoy but if they already crawl and/or walk around they can take arts, crafts and Spanish classes. There are many other places in Mexico where you will have fun with your toddlers. Mexicans love kids and you can feel it during your stay in this marvelous country.