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Something to Look Forward to: Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Edutainment may be a tough concept to sell, yet all parents and grandparents want more from a family beach vacation than a suntan and a bunch of bills. Enter Experiencias Xcaret -- a family owned Mexican company which has successfully run innovative, environmentally-oriented amusement parks for 30 years. Begun with architect Miguel...

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Paradisus All Inclusive Resort Brings Kid Butlers to Playa del Carmen

The Paradisus, La Esmeralda family brand from Melia Resorts has changed what one can expect from an all-inclusive resort by creating free form vacations with life-enriching experiences for parents, and grandparents … like samba lessons and cooking classes, all day assistance from a Family Concierge, an activity packed Kid’s Club and a complimentary walkie-talkie or cell...

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Paddling to Cozumel: Sacred Journey of the Maya

A press trip invitation to a Sacred Mayan Journey on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico piqued my interest. Reading the details really made me want to go and, while awakening at 4am is not my favorite thing to do, the chance to observe this annual event was a fabulous reward.A Bit of Maya Background on the Sacred JourneyThe Sacred Mayan Journey is a pre-Hispanic...

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My Kind of Beach at Playa del Carmen

Situated on Mexico's Caribbean coast, Playa del Carmen is a waterfront refuge that attracts domestic and international tourists to its thriving main street and apres-beach scene. 

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Karisma Resorts, Purveyor of Luxury Family Vacations

Imagine an all-inclusive resort with beautiful rooms, excellent food and well run children’s programs; add in great service and superstar mascots, and you’ll get the Azul by Karisma Hotels & Resorts luxury brand.Good design, quality amenities and service are critical to the luxury experience, but parents are more likely to pay a premium for ease, safety, room to relax and activities...

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The Mayan Riviera – Tulum

If you are looking for an all-inclusive within a short distance to Tulum's adventure attractions, Barceló Maya Beach Resort has three offerings ranging from the budget-friendly to the high end. We stayed at the Barceló...

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Crown Paradise Club, Cancun

Crown Paradise Club Cancun, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015. Views of the calm blue sea and lush tropical vegetation await you at this high energy, moderately priced family resort. After a brief trip from the modern Cancun airport, you will be relaxing...

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Discover The Flip Side Of Cancun At Club Med

I didn’t think the words remote and Cancun would ever be in the same sentence, but the Club Med Cancun Yucatan is a convenient, all-inclusive resort that is so peacefully isolated and eco-friendly, that guests feel far, far away.For one of Cancun’s first resorts in 1976, Club Med wisely chose 22 acres of beach, reef and mangrove on the Nizuc Peninsula...

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Cancun Family Beach Vacation: Attractions, Adventures, Tours

Cancun is one of those destinations that has taken on a certain mythical status, after four decades as one of the major beach destinations in the Western Hemisphere. In those years it has grown in a planned, considered fashion from a jungle fishing village to bustling tourist town. Though its gorgeous coastal neighbor to the south, the Riviera Maya, has stolen some of its thunder,...

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Discovering the Hidden Cozumel, Mexico

This author relishes the other side of Cozumel, Mexico: an island off the Riviera Maya coast of eastern Mexico where a family beach vacation becomes a cultural exploration.It's interesting to watch a destination rediscover itself, to undergo a metamorphosis and present itself anew to the traveler. So it is with Isla Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, and part of the Yucatan...

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