Check with your pediatrician if any vaccines are needed for this destination. Make sure to have all your medicines up to date and plenty of refills since you are traveling internationally. Visas are not required for U.S. citizens traveling to México.
Knowing Spanish is a plus, but Cancún is very touristy and most people will be able to speak English as well.
This was a scheduled tour that lasted all day. Pick up was around 7:00 a.m. and we returned to the hotel around 8:00 p.m.
April is a nice time to visit and to have a break from the northern cold, it also coincided with spring break. First week of April was perfect, sunny weather all week with temperatures ranging from high 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit.
Even though this excursion was a bit expensive, with the currency exchange, México is a relatively cheap destination. Most of the things that we did or bought did not cost much in U.S. dollars.
Head to Chichen Itza with kids for a Mayan adventure on the Yucatán Peninsula. This full-day itinerary, arranged through Cancún Adventure, is an excellent option for a Mexico vacation with kids. The day includes exploring and swimming in a cenote (sinkhole), excellent Mexican food and the ancient Mayan city of Chichén Itzá. Be sure to pack bathing suits as the first stop will be at the Cenote Maya Park. Here, enjoy the unique experience of swimming around in the beautiful waters of the cenote. Next, dry off and head for some excellent local cuisine at Restaurante Pueblo Maya. Lastly, a visit to the Yucatán isn’t complete without taking the children to see some of the Mayan ruins. A tour of the ancient city of Chichén Itzá offers wonderful insight into the Mayan world. It’s a jam-packed day of fun and adventure not to be missed on your Yucatán vacation with kids.