Travelocity,North America’s most
popular travel website,has put out a top ten list of the world’s best family
vacation spots for the summer of 2011. Cancun,Mexico,has reached the number
two spot on this exclusive list,and it is really not hard to see why.
Situated on Mexico’s eastern
coast at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula,the city of Cancun rises up out of
the jungle like paradise. With one
of the region’s busiest international airports,Cancun is the gateway to the
Riviera Maya and the many resorts that line the magnificent white sandy beaches
located throughout the region. With a wide variety of accommodations to suit
any vacationer’s budget,Cancun will not disappoint.
The sparkling blue of the
Caribbean Ocean caresses one side of Cancun real
estate. There are a multitude
of activities to be found in the area: jungle tours that can be arranged,
ancient Mayan ruins to be explored,fresh water cave diving and a whole host of
theme parks to have adventures in.
The beaches are among the very best in the world with easy access to
parasailing,snorkeling,scuba diving,fishing,boating,swimming,kitesurfing and
even body surfing. Families can
enjoy horseback riding along the beaches or on the jungle trails,pack a picnic
lunch,or spend an afternoon zip lining through the trees.
Traditionally,Cancun has been
very popular with the party crowd and while there are certainly nightspots to
be found,there are also many families that come back to Cancun year after
year. Cancun is also popular as a
wedding or honeymoon destination and this is where many families are introduced
to Mexico as a vacation destination.
Also of note,Puerto Vallarta made Travelocity’s list,coming in as
Mexico’s second most popular vacation destination for 2011 and the list’s #8.
Situated on the eastern coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco,this
family-friendly getaway spot is also home to miles upon miles of pristine
beaches,as well as a bustling international airport.