Going on a vacation to Mexico is something that a lot of Americans do. Since it’s so close to home and often has excellent deals which suit a family’s budget, it makes a fantastic choice.
Mexico is known for its stunning beaches, flavorful food, and culture which has a zest for life. It can be one of the best places to go with your family as long as you know the right tips.
Here are some of the best pieces of advice for booking a trip to Mexico with little ones.
Find Accommodation With a Pool
Although you will hopefully hit the beach and enjoy white sand and crystal blue waters at some point in your trip, you should consider finding a place to stay with a pool. Kids love swimming, and the ocean isn’t always kid-friendly.
Between the waves and little creatures swimming around, sometimes it can be more work than relaxation letting your kids take a dip in the sea.
Staying somewhere with a pool means you can have a temperature controlled body of water with no jellyfish or undertow to worry about.
That isn’t to say of course that you shouldn’t still make sure you’re vigilant in case of them slipping and falling or potentially drowning. The idea isn’t to ignore them completely but to have fewer elements to worry about.
Rent a Car
Depending on the time of year, you may find that Mexico is exceptionally hot. Unfortunately, kids aren’t as adaptable as adults when it comes to being able to withstand extreme temperatures. Expecting them to get around on foot or public transportation in one hundred degrees with eighty percent humidity is a recipe for a massive breakdown.
Your best bet is to rent a car so that you can be sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. It may increase your trip’s total cost. However, the convenience is well worth the price.
Even though Mexico is home to some of the best food on Earth, kids can often be fussy when it comes to their meals. They may be inflexible when it comes to trying new flavors, and there may even be spice. So, pack some extra snacks in your bag in case they throw a fit and refuse to eat pozole.
Any time you travel with kids you should plan on packing at least two activities in your bag at any given moment, especially when it comes to the plane ride.
Bored kids are fussy kids, particularly when they’re under 5. Why risk having a stressful vacation when you can limit the drama by packing some coloring books and toys to take on the go.