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Cancun with a toddler

Hey all!

We are in Cancun from May 13th to 19th with our 2.5 yr old son. We are staying all inclusive at Cancun Palace. What are some of the "off-resort" activities that we could do with a kid? Also how's the surf this time of the year? Is it safe to swim/frolic in the ocean. What about snorkeling?

Thanks!

Sho

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1. Re: Cancun with a toddler

Your hotel is located approximately at 15.5 Km from downtown and the waves can be strong at times. If you are on the beach stay close. The first hotels from downtown are well protected by Isla Mujeres and there is absolutely no waves at all. Bring your son to the Interactive Aquarium at the back of La Isla Mall (hotel zone), he will enjoy that a lot. Plaza Kukulkan has a daycare (great staff) on the second floor of the mall, it gives you time for shopping by yourself.

Edited: 04 May 2011, 13:41
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2. Re: Cancun with a toddler

ThAnks!! Is there a website for current surf conditions in the Cancun area?

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3. Re: Cancun with a toddler

Don't expect quality surf in Cancun. It is very rare that there is any quality surf.

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We took our 3 year old to the Crocucun Zoo. It was perfect for a only a couple hours.

The admission cost includes a 1 hour guided tour. You can see and hold baby crocodiles, turtles, snakes as well as feed deer and spider monkeys.

It was just the right size for that age group.

We really enjoyed it.

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Thanks 2makes3 :)!

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Wondering if isla mujeres is doable with a toddler or not? Little worried about him sitting on a golf cart without any seat belts :|

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I'm planning to do this with my family trip on July. If you want, you can bring cart seats, or just the belt parts and secure the baby onto the golf cart.

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8. Re: Cancun with a toddler

I am a huge believer in seat belts however you could easily allow him to ride on your lap (if you aren't driving). The carts DO NOT go fast. The only thing to worry about is holding onto to him when you go over the many speedbumps!

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