If Mexico isn’t next on your list for a business trip, then it definitely should be! Mexico has everything to offer and so why not take your family along for the ride? Mexican culture is extremely family-oriented and there are some wonderful family-friendly destinations to choose. Whether you’re looking for a chilled out beach vacation with the kids or a city break that’s perfect for all the family, trust us, Mexico has the answer. Here is our guide to 5 of the best places in Mexico so that you can juggle business with family time!
The Riviera Maya
This is an obvious choice for so many reasons! With an array of luxury 5* hotels, perfect for corporate events and business meetings, this section of the Caribbean Coast offers the best of the best to keep the whole family entertained. There are glistening white beaches, glorious bays for snorkeling with the turtles, mysterious Mayan archaeological sites and ecological parks with so much to see and do. Xcaret and Xel-ha are just two and ensure hours of fun exploring jungle and underground rivers, zip lining with views of the Caribbean and marveling at the world famous cultural shows.
One of Mexico’s new hotspots for business travel, Merida has grown incredibly fast in the last few years. People are coming from all over to visit one of the country’s safest cities. Whilst you’re in meetings, send your family off to discover some of the many Mayan ruins that are dotted around the area, along with the natural fresh-water sink holes called cenotes. Spend your evenings watching the cultural events in the city center, always bustling with family activities, and try some of the best food in the Yucatan!
If it’s water sports that you and your family are looking for, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be! Explore the nearby beaches, visit parks such as Splash waterpark or Adventure Center, or take a boat trip out to see the grey whales! There is an abundance of opportunities for snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, surfing, the list goes on, and each activity is for every ability, from absolute beginner to pro! A top family-friendly activity is zip lining through the trees with incredible views of the coast!
If you’re looking for diversity, Los Cabos has a beautiful coastline, incredible mountain views and even the desert as its backdrop. Popular for both a romantic getaway and for family vacations, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your Mexico business trip. There are resorts that are world class, opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture and many local tours offering swimming, snorkeling and diving excursions.
Our final suggestion is not a beach town, but rather the capital city of Mexico itself. You might not think of Mexico City as a family-friendly destination but there is so much to do here that will make you forget about any of your prior concerns. With some of the best museums in the country, biggest parks, most impressive shopping malls and a number of World Heritage Sites, not one member of your family will be disappointed.