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Mexico, a central American country famous for its food, sandy beaches and colourful culture, can make the perfect destination for an adventurous family. However, families often have different criteria when considering a holiday than the average couple. We've provided you with a brief guide to help plan your family holiday in Mexico.

What part of Mexico is best for families?

Isla Mujeres is the perfect place to visit in Mexico for a small family. Owing to its clean, white sand, shallow water and the calm atmosphere, the likelihood of injuries or swimming accidents is very small. The town in this part of Mexico is lively without being rowdy, meaning that your accommodation will be in a safe area that's quiet enough that your children won't be kept up at night.

What can you do with the family in Mexico?

Mexico City is home to a vast selection of child-friendly museums and interactive exhibitions. These include the Planetario Luis Enrique Erro, where children can watch shows and planetarium projections, and the Papalote Museo del Nino, a museum created specifically for children, including a giant Lego exhibition. There are also many theme parks for a special treat for children such as Six Flags, which includes rollercoasters for every age group. When taking part in water activities and other day trips, you should ensure that you have the correct travel insurance for Mexico.

Best places to stay as a family

Cancun is one of the best areas for families, with many beach resorts and kids clubs that include swimming pools with water slides and other activities. One of the best hotels for water activities is Hotel Zone, which is home to its own dolphin habitat. Cancun resorts also allow you easy access to the beach, meaning that you can keep your children in reach at all times. One of the best places to stay in this area is the Moon Palace Golf and Spa resort, which has multiple rooms dedicated to children's play, including a miniature racetrack and even a mini-cinema.

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