Top 15 Tips to Have the Best Day at Xcaret Mexico

Tips for visiting Xcaret

Xcaret Park is a must-see attraction in the Maya Riviera. Xcaret is a huge eco-park featuring over 50 amazing attractions, including the Xcaret underground river, Mayan archeological and cultural sites, Mexican wildlife exhibits and much, much more.

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Visiting Vieques with Kids

A family sits on a rocks at sunset on a beach while spending a week with kids in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

At many beach destinations around the world, you’re lucky if you can find a single seashell on the sand. Vieques is the kind of place where you can walk along the beach and find a conch shell – it’s magical. Visiting Vieques with kids is a wonderful part of any family vacation to Puerto Rico. There are so many incredible things to do with kids in Vieques, that you can barely see them all in a week!

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The 9 Best Beaches in Vieques, Puerto Rico

a child excitedly splashes in the water at Play La Chiva - the best beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

The tiny Caribbean island of Vieques, Puerto Rico is a beach lovers paradise. With most of the tropical island protected from commercial development by the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, the secluded beaches are breathtaking. With over 70 white-sand Vieques beaches to choose from, the options for fun in the sun are nearly endless, but how do you know which are the best beaches on the island?

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One Day in San Juan with Kids

A family visiting world heritage fort during a one day visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

With an amazing history, infectious music and brilliantly colorful buildings, San Juan is one of the crown jewels of the Caribbean. Yet, for most families visiting Puerto Rico, San Juan is just a launching point for another adventure – either a family cruise in the Caribbean or for a week in Vieques with kids.

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10 Best Playa del Carmen Hotels for Families

a family of four jumps into the Caribbean water off the Mayakoba boat.

When you want a relaxing beach getaway with adventure around every corner, the best Playa del Carmen hotels for families are ready to take you away and create lasting family memories. Imagine staying at one of these beachfront family friendly resorts with many kid-friendly amenities, such as a kids pool, kids club, babysitting services, etc.

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8 Mexico Food Safety Tips

Tips for Water and Food Safety in Mexico

When we decided to rent a condo in Playa Del Carmen for a month, our biggest concerns were the Mexican drinking water and food safety. I knew Celine and I could manage to stay healthy, but what about our 2 & 4 year old kids? Surely they’d get Mexican water in their mouths in the bathtub or eat a bad taco or something?

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8 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Best family friendly restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Busy, colorful and noisy 5th Avenue Playa del Carmen restaurants are everywhere. It seems like every second building along this hugely popular tourist street in Playa del Carmen is a restaurant for tourists. Although many appeared to be kid-friendly restaurants, I stayed in Playa Del Carmen for a month with my wife and two kids (aged 2 & 4) and we didn’t eat a single meal along this street.

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The 6 Best Public Beaches in Playa del Carmen

Best Public Beaches in Playa del Carmen

Our recent family trip to Playa del Carmen was our first time staying outside of an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. We were excited about a more authentic Mexico trip, but we worried about the quality of the public beaches in Playa del Carmen beaches. I’m happy to report that this concern was unfounded and we enjoyed our time at many of the best public beaches in Playa del Carmen. 

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Isla Mujeres with Kids

Isla Mujeres with Kids

A laid-back tropical island paradise a mere 8 miles away from Cancun? Yes please! Beautiful Isla Mujeres is a world-apart from the craziness of Cancun and makes for a perfect day trip with the kids.

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