5 Ideas to Celebrate Children's Day in Riviera Maya

5 Ideas to Celebrate Children’s Day in Riviera Maya

We’re ready to celebrate kids on their special day with a list of exciting activities in the Riviera Maya, and we’re sure they’ll soon become favorites among young and old. Happy Children’s Day!

1. Ventura Park

Six adventures at one water park. Can you imagine a full day packed with unlimited fun racing down water slides, swimming with dolphins, flying on zip lines and feeling pure adrenaline on the only roller coaster in Cancun? Go-karts for speed and a high-tech arcade with the latest advances in gaming technology add an extra element of fun to the range of activities available at the park. No detail has been left out when it comes to Ventura Park’s vision of a grand celebration for kids.


Photo: @parquesdediversiones

Open daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
More info: wetnwildcancun.com/

2. Xcaret

Playa del Carmen’s first water park surprises us with new adventures every year. Xcaret has managed to encourage environmental awareness among kids and adults from the very beginning, and to foster a love for Mexican traditions with live shows featuring an explosion of folklore and culture. Must do’s at the park include the island of jaguars and the butterfly garden for animal lovers, and the underground river and snorkeling in the Caribbean waters for the more adventurous. Mainly children – but also their companions – will enjoy the natural wonders and cultural events that Xcaret has to offer.


Photo: @Xcaret

Open daily: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
More info: xcaret.com.mx/

3. Garrafón Park

The Garrafón Park on Isla Mujeres offers bike tours and fascinating activities for celebrating children. Imagine flying on zip lines over the sea, swimming with dolphins, kayaking or snorkeling and discovering the wonders hidden beneath the waters of the Caribbean Sea, including coral reefs and amazing marine species. This park also has infinity pools that merge with the sea and a hammock area for taking a break from all the activities.


Photo: @garrafonpark

Open daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
More info: garrafon.com.mx

4. Xel-Há

An authentic paradise on earth for exploring the wonders of the Riviera Maya. Discover the natural aquarium as you snorkel and swim with hundreds of tropical fish. Xel-Há also has a special area for little ones to enjoy hours of fun playing and making new friends. Special activities such as swimming with dolphins and boat trips to find stingrays and manatees make Xel-Há a great option for children and adults alike.


Photo: @Xel-Há

Open daily: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
More info: xelha.com/

5. Dolphin Discovery

Cozumel will surprise you with one of the most spectacular activities in the marine world: swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat. Get ready for a day to remember amidst the natural scenery of Chankanaab, a reserve created to preserve the animals and plants and spectacular coral reefs that inhabit this marvelous area. This is a unique experience for children to meet and swim with dolphins, sea lions and manatees, observe sharks and learn about the lives and eating habits of each species.


Photo: @dolphindiscovery

Open Monday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
More info: dolphindiscovery.com.mx/cozumel/

You now have five ideas to include on your list for celebrating Children’s Day in a big way!

Happy children’s day!

 by Vanessa Martínez del Río