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First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

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First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

Hi

We are looking forward to our holiday in August, we are staying at Dreams RIviera Cancun and have upgraded to a preferred club with plunge.

This will be my husbands birthday and our anniversary and although we want a relaxing time we also want to do some trips aswel as scuba diving.

Any recommendations on trips and suggestions where to book trips and is it better to pre book before we go?

Thanks chelle

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1. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

Definitely Crococun Zoo. You and your child will enjoy it thoroughly. No need to pre-book excursions.

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2. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

We have taken our boys to the Mayan once per year for the last 5 years. They are now 12 & 14 yrs old. Their favorite activities are:

Xplor

Snorkelling - great reef off of PM.

(Bring our own drive valve snorkel & mask but not flippers - this provides lots of 'entertainment') (We also bring a float mattress or pool noodles for entertainment)

Xel ha

Day trip to Cozumel (rent a convertible jeep and do more snorkelling)

Hidden Worlds

Xcaret (Awesome historical evening show)

Selvatica

5th Avenue

Fishing

For relaxing - you totally have to go to Jungle Spa - they even massage kids...

Most of the above excursions are listed on TA - we find it fun to include our kids in the research - often they find things they want to see or do. It gets them excited about their trip

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3. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

Don't forget a day trip to Isla Mujeres - rent a golf cart

smaller, easier to do in 1 day than Coz

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4. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

At 11, your child may be too young for SCUBA. My son tried at age 12 and couldn't clear his ears. He had to wait on the boat until everyone else returned. He was not happy! He loved snokeling at Xel Ha though.

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5. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

Thank you, this is somewhere we will be going :)

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6. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

Thank you, this is somewhere we will be going :)

Thanks missmassey, some great ideas. X

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7. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

Thanks frank, this is somewhere we will be going :)

Thanks missmassey, some great ideas. X

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8. Re: First time to Mexico with 11 y/o staying at Dreams Riviera

Thanks loca, my son has done a trail scuba dive that went well. We are also doing our open water padi before we go. Xx

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