Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico for Families

With their tempting prices and many amenities, Mexico's all-inclusive beach resorts are a favorite of vacationing families. These are some of the very best when you have kids in tow.

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Iberostar Playa Mita

Iberostar Playa Mita
Courtesy of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
Address
Comercial Camino Ingreso a Litibú Lote Lote 2, Litigu, 63734 Punta Mita, Nay., Mexico
Phone
+52 329 298 4280

Location: Riviera Nayarit

Less touristed than many of Mexico's coastal destinations, the Riviera Nayarit north of Puerto Vallarta has become a very popular destination for beach-loving families. The all-inclusive Iberostar Playa Mita is a Gold Premium-level property within the Iberostar brand, which means it lies near the upscale end in a chain of all-inclusives known for offering good value to families.

02 of 09

Azul Beach Resort

Azul Beach Hotel in Puerto Morelos
Courtesy of Karisma Hotels & Resorts
Address
Carretera Cancún, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico
Phone
+52 998 872 8080

Location: Riviera Maya

The "gourmet inclusive" Azul Beach Resort offers multiple a la carte restaurants, so you never have to eat at a buffet. There's also three pools, and a toddler club for kids under five that has a partnership with Fisher-Price. For older kids, activities include beach parties, Spanish lessons, yoga, and live entertainment, and families can take out kayaks and Hobie cats.

03 of 09

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific

Club Med
Courtesy of Club Med
Address
Playa Quieta S/N, Zona Hotelera Segunda, 40880 Ixtapa, Gro., Mexico
Phone
+52 755 555 1000

Location: Costa Grande​

Club Med Ixtapa Pacific resort sprawls over 31 acres near Zihuatanejo, about 100 miles north of Acapulco. The resort features a slew of recreational areas, including a full-size soccer field, tennis center, circus school with a trapeze, archery range, and a range of watersports at the beach. An open-air palapa facing the beach is used for fitness classes and for rehearsals for kids' dance classes. There are great kids' programs from babies through teens.

04 of 09

Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort

Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort
Courtesy of Sandos Caracol
Address
Carretera Cancún-Chetumal, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Phone
+52 984 873 4444

Location: Riviera Maya

Set at the edge of a jungle in Playa del Carmen, this resort has an eco-nature focus and recently expanded its water park to feature a total of 17 water slides and games. The new water slides include seven slides for teens and adults and five smaller water slides for young kids.

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05 of 09

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Courtesy of Hyatt
Address
Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 3.5, Zona Hotelera Sur, Conchas Chinas, 48390 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Phone
+52 322 226 5000

Location: Puerto Vallarta

Hyatt bought an erstwhile Dreams resort, invested millions, and relaunched it into the Mexican all-inclusive market as the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. Families will love the children's programming for kids, tweens, and teens.

06 of 09

Iberostar Resorts on Playa Paraiso

Iberostar Resorts on Playa Paraiso
Courtesy of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
Address
Carr. Cancún - Tulum, Xelhá, Q.R., Mexico
Phone
+52 984 877 2800

Location: Riviera Maya

South of Cancun on the Riviera Maya, a complex of five Iberostar all-inclusive resorts on Playa Paraiso offer an enticing playground for families. All-inclusive vacations include lodging, most activities, and meals, drinks, and snacks 24 hours a day.

07 of 09

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

Club Med Voyages Cancun
Courtesy of Club Med
Address
Punta Nizuc - Cancún 21.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Phone
+52 998 881 8200

Location: Cancun

Blessed with an ideal location in Cancun on a peninsula at the south end of the Hotel Zone, Club Med Cancun Yucatan offers 60 oceanfront suites, a playground, and terrific kids' clubs for all ages, from babies through teens. A highlight is Club Med's famous circus school and flying trapeze.

08 of 09

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort
Courtesy of Grand Velas
Address
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km 62 Playa Del Carmen Municipio De Solidaridad, 77710 Riviera Maya, Q.R., Mexico
Phone
+52 322 226 8689

Location: Riviera Maya

The sprawling 80-acre all-suite Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort offers luxury oceanfront accommodations and complimentary butler service as well as a lovely infinity pool and many on-site activities. The kids' program keeps little ones busy making piñatas, designing jewelry, flying kites on the beach, and with many fun activities.

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09 of 09

Beach Palace Cancun

Beach Palace Cancun
Courtesy of Beach Palace
Address
Km 11.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Phone
+1 800-986-5632

Location: Cancun​

Unlike some of the massive resorts in Cancun's Hotel Zone, the mid-size Beach Palace Cancun has 287 rooms, 50 of which are Family Suites. This oceanfront property also features a nice beach and pool with a waterslide, kids" club, complimentary shuttle to a nearby water park, a teen hangout, and many activities, including video game tournaments.