Coolest Cultural Experiences for Kids in Mexico
Taking the family to Mexico doesn’t have to mean it’ll be a bland, sanitized vacation at an all-inclusive resort, totally devoid of any real Mexican culture. Step outside the Americanized tourist hangouts on your next trip south of the border, and check out some of these fun cultural experiences for kids.
One of the most accessible Mayan ruins, the city of Tulum was constructed in the thirteenth century. Located about 80 miles south of Cancun – and even closer to the Riviera Maya swath of resorts – the gorgeously preserved ruins are perched on a cliff above an impossibly beautiful stretch of blue-green ocean. Visitors are allowed to walk amidst the ruins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but make sure you arrive early – the ticket line can get long and the midafternoon sun can be brutal (there is very little shade to be had on the site).