Valle de Bravo with Kids

Plaza de la Independencia in Valle de Bravo Mexico

Valle de Bravo is where Mexico City’s upper-class comes to enjoy their weekends, so after 5 days in Mexico City with kids we thought we’d join them! Nestled high in the mountains on the shores of beautiful Lago Avandaro, Valle de Bravo is a wonderful place to visit. We enjoyed some great hiking, stand-up paddleboarding an even knocked off one of our bucket-list items – viewing the millions of Monarch Butterflies which have migrated from Canada for the winter. It was truly amazing!

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Mexico City with Kids

Castillo de Chapultepec - Mexico City with Kids

We’ve been to Mexico with kids before but we’ve always wanted to visit Mexico City. To be honest, we were a bit scared given its reputation as a dangerous city. With the reputation of Mexico City having improved significantly in recent years, we decided to give it a go and we are glad we did!

Mexico City (CDMX) is a vibrant city with an amazing history, world-class attractions and friendly locals. Here are some of the top things to do in Mexico City with kids:

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6 Awesome Eco-Adventure Parks in the Mayan Riviera

Eco-Adventure parks to visit Mayan Riviera

The Mayan Riviera is a hugely popular place to visit and for good reason; there is so much to see and do. We all know about the world-famous white sand beaches and glistening turquoise colored water and the amazing Mayan ruins. But did you know they also have a wide variety of eco-adventure parks as well? These parks showcase the natural wonders of the region (the jungle, ocean, cenotes and wildlife) and put it all together in a mix of fun, learning and adventure.

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How to Easily Visit the Best Mayan Ruins

Visiting Mayan Ruins with Kids

The great thing about the Yucatan Peninsula is that it isn’t just all about sand and sun, it also has some world-class cultural attractions as well. It is blessed with the ruins of three Mayan civilizations, including Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza, which was named a “New Modern Wonder of the World” in 2007. Each of the ruins is easily visited as a day trip from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. 

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9 Amazing Family-Friendly Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Best family friendly restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Jam packed with shops and restaurants, Calle Quinta Avenida is a hugely popular main tourist street in Playa del Carmen. 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. I’m sure there are some nice places to eat on this strip, but as a general rule, restaurants in the tourist zones are low quality and high priced, so we found some great alternatives elsewhere. 

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What You Need to Know About Driving in the Yucatan Peninsula

What you need to know about driving in Mexico

I admit I was very intimidated about the thought of driving a rental car in the Yucatan Peninsula. On previous trips here, I’ve seen the traffic from the comfort of my air-conditioned bus on the way to my fancy all-inclusive and it always looked a bit crazy. But this time, we weren’t going to a resort and we wanted to explore the area, so we needed to rent a car. 

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