Cancun, The Riviera Maya, and Cozumel are the main draws to the Mexican side of the Caribbean Sea. Cancun weather and Maya Riviera weather mimic that of most island destinations, with a rainy season from May to November. Rains are usually intermittent and brief, still allowing you to enjoy the sunshine and the heat. Popular spots in this region of Mexico also include Playa Del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, and Tulum.
The Cancun area was specifically built by the Mexican government as a tourist development on the northeast corner of the Mexican Caribbean. In addition to the abundant night life (and the partiers that go with it), Cancun is comprised of fourteen miles of pristine white beaches that are shaped like a number 7.
The Riviera Maya starts in Puerto Morelos and ends just past Tulum – with most accommodations and attractions falling within a 20-90min drive from Cancun’s airport. Due to strict building codes and the need to preserve the area’s environment, there are no highrise hotels or thumping discos on the beach. It’s kind of like the best of both worlds – the beauty of Caribbean beaches with the charm and flavour of Mexico. The Mayan influence adds to the experience. There are plenty of great excursions and daytrips for families here.
Currently, Have Baby Will Travel has 16 Trip Reports for The Riviera Maya and the Cancun area. The hotels are listed alphabetically, and the most recent reports for each resort will appear first. Each trip report has been provided to Have Baby Will Travel with the hope of giving other parents a clearer picture of what to expect when traveling to Mexico with a baby or toddler.
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