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Our Fantastic Road Trip Through Mexico

We’ve made a fantastic road trip through Mexico, starting on Isla Holbox and driving to Tulum through the Pink Lake, Chichen Itza, Valladolid, and Bacalar. This route was very diverse and beautiful. Naturally, I’ve taken the time to cluster our hotels in this article with family-friendly hotels in Mexico.

Family friendly hotels in Mexico

1# Cielito Lindo, Isla Holbox

This lovely boutique hotel lies on the island of Isla Holbox. It has a tropical vibe because of the thatched roofs of the cottages. We stay in a four person house next to the pool. The house has 2 twin beds, a shower (with a real seashell tap) and a lovely roofed terrace with pool view.

The hotel features a little restaurant too (covered but in the open air) and a “house raccoon” that scratches around at night and is fed by the owner.

To reach the beach you walk 5 minutes, but you can cool off in the pool too of course. Water wings are a must for the little ones as there is no toddler pool.

We paid € 360,- for 3 nights in August.

2# Mayaland Hotel & Bungalows, Chichen Itza

If you want to visit the ruins of Chichen Itza then you want to stay the night at this hotel! What’s the reason? Because this hotel has a private entrance to Chichen Itza. Because of this, the four of us were one of the first to enter a very quiet Chichen Itza. Very impressive!

We sleep in a 2 person bedroom that has 2 twin beds so there is enough room for 2 adults and 2 children. The hotel is large, luxurious and provided with all kinds of facilities: a pool, restaurant, workshops about Inca’s and they could even arrange a Dutch speaking guide for us, that guided at on Chichen Itza. A lot of fun for the kids!

We paid € 194,- for 2 nights.

3# Azul 36, Bacalar

This little hotel is a real pearl and price technically very interesting. It’s located in Bacalar at just a few minutes’ walk from the well-known lake Bacalar. We booked a 2 person bedroom where we received a 2 person Aero bed for the kids at no charge.

There is a reception, a pool with recliners (no toddler pool) and a little bar with a couple of tables and chairs. Every morning we have breakfast at the pool while the kids go for their first splash.

Next to lake Bacalar you can find a fantastic beach bar at walking distance: La Playita. Here you can eat, drink and swing in the swing chairs and jump off the large pier into the bright blue and warm water!

We paid € 231,- for 3 nights.

4# Coco Village, Tulum Pueblo

Coco Village is an apartment complex at the end of main street in Tulum. This accommodation is highly recommended when you’re traveling with kids!

Our Accommodation

We stayed in a spacious apartment with two bedrooms. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, and the apartment also featured two balconies. The living/dining area was furnished with a comfortable sofa, a TV, a dinner table, and chairs. The apartment also had a full kitchen equipped with an oven and dishwasher, and even included a washing machine and a dryer.

Amenities and Location

The apartment complex boasted a beautiful pool with a separate toddler pool, and lovely hammocks nestled between the palm trees. The main street, filled with dining options, was within walking distance. The stunning Tulum beach was just a 10-minute drive away.


Our stay cost us € 337,- for 5 nights.

5# Margarett Modern Hotel, Valladolid

This fine 4-star hotel is found in the heart of Vallodolid at a minutes’ walk of the center square. Vallodolid is a lovely little city to wander through for a day.

Margarett Modern has 4-person bedrooms and special family rooms. You can enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel or go into town to grab a bite to eat. The hotel has a pool too, where you can cool off after a day of wandering around. Or you can visit one of the cenotes in the area around Vallodolid.

We paid € 137,- for 2 nights.

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