family vacations in tulum mexico?
December 23, 2007 2:30 PM Subscribe
Family and extended family vacation in Tulum area of Mexico?
posted by malphigian to travel & transportation around Tulum, Mexico (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Apologies in advance, I tend to ramble a bit with questions.
We had the idea to go on a vacation with our little family (myself, wife, and ~2 year old daughter) and also invite some of the grandparents, siblings, and other kids along (specifically, 3 6 year olds). Probably around 7 adults and 4 kids total.
The idea being to go somewhere beachy with other options, let everyone do what they want, take advantage of free family baby sitters as needed. I've been weighing renting a house versus getting a large villa/cabana/suite in a hotel (and having any extra adults who don't fit spill over into other rooms in the hotel). Either option would really work fine.
I had thought the Tulum area of mexico might be nice -- we've got some people who don't want beach every day, and the ruins, nearby "eco theme parks" like xel-ha, etc seem like they might be good choices. Also seems to be a reasonable distance from an airport.
I've never been to Tulum myself, but it was highly recommended by friends. It also has the advantage of being an easy trip from Houston, TX, where a lot of the family is coming from.
-We've got kids, we've got a couple older adults who wouldn't appreciate anything even resembling "roughing it". Whereever we stay needs amenities (dependable electricity, etc). Is Tulum still too rough for these sorts?
-On the flip side, I'm really trying to avoid the spring break beer guzzlers and total tourist trap nature of cancun and the like.
I've looked through books and web sites, and 99% of the stuff seems to be centered around romantic honeymoon getaways(not us) or super rustic tents on the beach (also not us). Budget isn't the primary concern, but we're not looking to go bankrupt either.
I realize this is sort of a tall order, but I'd appreciate any advice people may have on where to stay. Or maybe if we should think about another part of the Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Quintana Roo region.