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Traveling through Yucatan with children

24 april 2022
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Most likely your children will not appreciate the Toltec influence on the Mayan pyramids of Chichén Itzá, or enjoy the beauty of the colonial buildings of Mérida – but that does not mean that this city has nothing to offer them.

2404 Parque extremos actividades para niños by monica starlingSkills


To get out of the heat a bit, what better than going skating at the Centro Comercial Galerías ice rink! It is not necessary to know how to skate, the instructors will help you. You can rent skates too.
Galleries Shopping Center
Calle 60 Norte, Col. Revolución


Xtreme Jumping

Jump, jump and jump in Xtreme Jumping! Children and adults can have fun and show how good they are by jumping around like a grasshopper.
Large square
Tel. (999) 941 9391


Bici Ruta

Take advantage of the closed streets in the Center of Mérida and Paseo de Montejo. Every Sunday from 8 am - 12:30 pm. There are bicycles for rent at different points.


Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Check out the performances in the Mayamax Room of the Great Museum of the Mayan World. All tickets are free. Every Sunday there are special activities for children, check out their social networks.

Calle 60 Norte #299
Tel. (999) 341 0435

One day travels

El Corchito

Just 30 minutes from Mérida you will find the El Corchito Ecological Reserve. The adventure begins with a boat trip to get to the other side, then you can enjoy the rich water of the three cenotes and two water holes.

Blvd. Víctor Manuel Cervera Pacheco Km 2, Progreso
Wed to Mon: 9 am to 5 pm
Get your free map to Progreso.    


Apiturismo Sinanché

Less than an hour from Mérida you can tour the meliponary and learn about the honey process from how the bees make honey to the honey collection ending with an incredible tasting.

Apiturismo Sinanche
Reservaciones: 991 104 2970
FB: Apiturismo Sinanche    


Ría de Progreso

After El Corchito or maybe another day, you can go to the Ría de Progreso to rent kayaks with the whole family and visit the mangrove. Enjoy outdoor activity.

Calle 86 s/n Periférico Poniente, Progreso
Tel. (999) 340 0459
Get your free map to Progreso.    


Hacienda Sotuta de Peón

Ideal for the whole family. Learn about what henequen production was like before, tour the hacienda in a truck, enjoy the cenote and then have a delicious Yucatecan meal.

Known address, municipality of Tecoh, Yucatán

Tel. (999) 941 6441
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Ecoparque Museo del Chocolate - Choco Story

Ideal for the whole family and favorite of many children. Learn about the history of chocolate in Mexico through the Mayan museum. Live the experience of a Mayan ceremony, walk their paths visiting the animals they have rescued such as monkeys, jaguars, deer, parrots, and close with a delicious Yucatecan hot chocolate prepared by yourself.

Antigua carretera a Campeche Km. 78
En la entrada a Uxmal, Yucatán
Tel. (999) 289 9914
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A place that everyone loves is Celestún. Hire a boat to tour the estuary and see the flamingos. Then go to the waterhole and take a dip.

Download Yucatán's Map and see how to get to Celestún    



Two hours from Mérida discover Campeche, a city that was previously attacked by pirates. To defend themselves against them, they built two forts that can be visited today. In the San Miguel fort there is a museum with remains of ships and weapons.

Download Yucatán's Map and look how to go to Campeche    


What to do on Children's Day in Mérida?

2404 Actividades para niños centro comercial by Monica Starling

Just a little reminder, in case you were looking for activities with children in Mérida, and with air conditioning!, How to safely visit cenotes with children?, The family guide to Parque la Plancha, the Extreme Sports Park, and the workshops for children at the Grand Museum of the Maya World.


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Alicia Navarrete

Author: Alicia Navarrete

Communicologist born circumstantially in México City, but who says “uay” since 1985. Life has allowed me to see the world, which in turn has allowed me to discover how much I love the place where I live

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