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  • Cancun Family holidays

    Family holidays in Cancun give you and your children a fantastic opportunity to experience Mexican culture in an area that is well placed to serve international tourists from all over the world. The holiday market is a crucial contributor to the local economy, and as a Brit you'll find yourself well catered for, along with a large number of visitors from the US and even from elsewhere in Mexico - Cancun is a crossroads, meeting place and melting pot for world cultures, where you can kick back and relax in picturesque surroundings, or explore the ancient ruins dotted around the area.

    Family holidays with scale

    Mexico is a hugely geographically diverse country, and family holidays to Cancun put you on the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the very best regions for tourism. It's a great place to spend a week or more in its own right, and with the various examples of archaeology and architecture, it's a fantastic introduction to Mexico as a whole. Let your children get their first glimpse of this fascinating country, or if you've been before, take the chance to see a new side or even just to return to a resort you loved the last time you were there.

    Art and history

    There are several local landmarks you might want to include on your itinerary. First up is Las Ruinas del Rey, a Mayan ruin within walking distance of central Cancun. It's right on the doorstep, so should not be missed during cheap family holidays in Cancun. Alternatively, if your family are experienced at diving, you could visit the Cancun Underwater Museum at MUSA. It features 500 sculptures in the form of local residents, and has been created especially to give divers somewhere to sightsee without putting the local coral reefs under threat.

    A Caribbean dream

    You might think of island breaks as being the hallmark of a Caribbean vacation, but actually the Caribbean Sea lies just off of the Yucatan Peninsula, and family holidays in Cancun technically put you on its shoreline. The climate matches too, with a temperature of about 29°C - not on land, but in the water - during the summer months. Even in the winter, the seawater stays at around 26°C, making for some very pleasant winter swimming conditions in stark contrast to the UK air temperatures at that time of year.

    Why Cancun is so great for families

    Mexico has given the world so much, from chocolate to tortillas, so why not visit on a family holiday and explore one of the most distinctive cultures on the planet. Fire kids' imaginations at ancient Mayan ruins, broaden their culinary horizons with sumptuous Mexican food and play on the white sand of Cancun's beaches. It's pretty clear that Cancun family holidays offer a little more than your average break. Pack your bags for the enigmatic Yucatan Peninsula and give the family a holiday that they'll never forget.

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7 nights from £1033/pp Including taxes and fees