Baja vacation: Cerritos Beach review

During the current Covid environment, face masking and social distancing is necessary everywhere in the world. When traveling to Mexico in spring 2021, testing is required within 72 hours of returning to the U.S. Read on for testing options in Baja. Located approximately one hour north of Cabo San Lucas on the Baja peninsula of Mexico, Cerritos Beach is a laidback surf town perfect for a … [Read more...]

Budget-friendly Spring Break destinations you haven’t thought of

Planning a Spring Break vacation? With only a week or so off school, it can be hard to find a vacation that's both easy to plan and easy on the wallet. Below, we have over a dozen ideas throughout the US, Caribbean, and Mexico for budget-friendly Spring Break destinations. Desert destinations: An easy way to enjoy a warm-weather vacation while saving money is to head to the desert instead of to … [Read more...]

Give your Kids Adventure on a Riviera Maya Vacation

There are amazing places to go to for a family beach vacation, but few can match the Riviera Maya. Situated on the coast of Mexico, Riviera Maya offers you and other adults a chance to relax and unwind, and children an opportunity to explore, learn, play, and simply be kids. Riviera Maya offers a range of excellent family accommodation options, especially in Tulum. The Tulum all-inclusive … [Read more...]

Azul Beach Hotel: A Riviera Maya boutique all inclusive resort

All-inclusive Mexican hotels are convenient for families, but their sheer size can sometimes mean a lack of a personal touch. Enter the boutique all inclusive resort experience. We've long been fans of boutique hotels for families, but definitely need simplicity of all-inclusive pricing, so we jumped at the chance to try Azul Beach Hotel along Mexico's Riviera Maya. Azul Beach Hotel boasts fewer … [Read more...]

All Inclusive Resort Barcelo In Los Cabos

Los Cabos is situated at the Southern end of the Baja California Sur, Mexico, which covers an area of 3,750.93 km2. It encompasses of Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo and the Resort corridor in between the two. Los Cabos is famous for its beautiful climate and geography with sport fishing, luxurious all-inclusive resorts and golf, which makes it one of the prime destinations for honeymoon or … [Read more...]

Warm weather vacations to book now

Ready to get away from cold winter weather, but a 'lie on the beach' vacation isn't quite your style? The following warm weather vacations at family-friendly resorts offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving for kids and teens. Stay active, be warm!   Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Key West, Florida: Tucked away on Key West’s southern edge along the largest private … [Read more...]

When to rent a car while on a Cancun vacation

During our latest Cancun vacation, we decided everyone in the family was old enough to 'brave' swimming with whale sharks. However, it turned out our $90 (one-way) taxi ride from our Riviera Maya hotel to the Cancun resort zone to find these gentle beasts was the only scary part of our experience. Note: always, and I mean always, negotiate cab fare before getting in the … [Read more...]

All inclusive Riviera Maya hotels: ClubHotel Riu Tequila

For families looking for all inclusive Riviera Maya hotels, yet want to stay away from the beach hotel zone vibe, ClubHotel Riu Tequila fits the bill at a value price point. Located adjacent to Playa del Carmen and within a few kilometers of cenote excursions and eco theme parks, this family-friendly all inclusive is situated directly across the street from white sand beaches (with beach access), … [Read more...]

Xcaret eco park Mexico: culture, conservation, and adventure

The Riviera Maya boasts three major eco theme park opportunities between Cancun and Tulum, all within easy access to area hotels and resorts. Families will definitely want to experience at least one during a Riviera Maya vacation, but which one? In the most basic terms, Xel Ha focuses on water activities and aquarium life, Xplor offers the most extreme sports, and Xcaret eco park Mexico centers … [Read more...]

ATV adventures and snorkeling with Punta Venado

There are as many Riviera Maya eco-tours as there are amazing natural wonders along this part of the Caribbean, and each offer something a little bit different. We've reviewed the fast-action activities with Alltournative, but for a change of pace, a day with Punta Venado offers both ATV adventures and snorkeling, plus relaxation. Don't worry: the kids will still be highly entertained with … [Read more...]