Playa del Carmen lies on the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. This stunning coastline makes for a fantastic family holiday. There are also plenty of baby and toddler friendly hotels (See Where to Stay) and restaurants in the area. There are also loads of activities which will keep toddlers entertained. Playa del Carmen is starting to feel like a mass-tourism destination, but it retains its European chic.
The area is known for its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and scuba diving. It’s Quinta Avenida pedestrian thoroughfare runs parallel to the beach, offering loads of shops and restaurants. The town is ideally located: close to Cancún’s international airport, but far enough south to allow easy access to Cozumel, Tulum, Cobá and other worthy destinations. The reefs here are excellent, and offer diving and snorkelling close by. You can spot rays, moray eels, sea turtles and a huge variety of corals.
Please see below for all the information you will need for travelling to Cancun with a baby, toddler or young child.