Thursday, July 27, 2006

Mexico Vacation Spots for the Family

Mexico is often viewed as a popular vacation destination for young adults and couples. While it is true that Mexico has a large number of attractions that are designed for adults, it is also a great place to vacation as a family. If you and your family are currently searching for your next family vacation getaway, you will want to take Mexico into consideration.

Below is an overview of five popular Mexico vacation spots that offer services, activities, and facilities for all of your family members, no matter how young or old they are.

Acapulco

Mexico is home to some of Mexico’s most famous beaches. Beach resorts line the coast and offer surfing, sunbathing, boating, and swimming. While Acapulco is most well-known for their beaches, there are a wide range of other nearby activities that you and your family may enjoy, like golf or maybe a water tour. Try one of the guided tours that takes you to Mexico's islands and lagoons.

Also, make sure you check out CiCi Waterpark, along the bay of Acapulco. It's a family theme park with wave pools, toboggan, water attractions and a swimming with dolphins program.

Mazatlan

Mazatlan is a large costal city set inside a beautiful cove on the Pacific Ocean. Besides the beaches, the temperate, tropical weather is what attracted me to Mazatlan. You can go any time of the year and have good weather. If you get tired of the beach (yeah, right) you might want to take the family to the Mazatlan Aquarium (Acuario Mazatlan), one of Latin America's finest aquariums. You definitely won't want to miss the trained seal show.


Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico. It is not located along the beach, but it is an ideal Mexico vacation spot for those traveling to Mexico with their families. If you are interested in learning about the history and culture of Mexico, then Guadalajara is the place to be. Guadalajara is most well-known for its culture and historic attractions. You and your family may enjoy an area tradition known as Charro. Mexican men, dressed as horse riders, will put on rodeo shows for tourists. While sightseeing or shopping in Guadalajara, you will enjoy the many fountains and parks that can be found along the way.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is located along the Mexican Riviera. This area has a large number of well-known beach resorts. While Puerto Vallarta is known as a romantic getaway, there's still alot there to interest the kids.

The most interesting activity I found for older kids is the Canopy Tour, which takes you to the rainforest where, with the aid of pulleys, you move from tree to tree, sailing through the treetops. You and the kids will feel like Tarzan. Kids must be 8 and older to take part. If you and the kids are into horses, you want to go on the Waterfall Ride, where you ride horses to a waterfall.

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