“We Time” vs. ”Me Time” – The Ideal Riviera Maya Family Vacation

The big family vacation you’ve probably been counting down for months is finally here! Sure you are excited to spend time with your family without worrying about being late for work, school duties or home chores. A family vacation is all about balance and it’s important for parents to also have time for yourselves. Here are some ideal activities for the whole family including the kids, “We Time”, and some perfect “Me Time” activities just for mum and dad.

We Time: Xel-ha

You will have just as much fun as your kids in the beautiful aquatic themed park, about 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen. Snorkel amongst colorful fish or in fresh cenotes, get your adrenaline pumped while flying on zip-lines over the jungle or discover native animals and plants under and above water. While your kids will love the Children’s World with a wading pool, water slide, rope climb, and other fun activities, exhausted parents can relax in the quiet hammock area.


Me Time: Catch

The roof top bar on the 12th Street between 5th and 10th Avenue, just a few steps from Playa Palms Beach Hotel, offers the most spectacular view over Playa del Carmen and the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy a gourmet dinner or just relax with a delicious drink or a glass of wine and take in the view.


We Time: Casa Sofia

Especially when traveling with toddlers, eating out can be a challenge. Not at the Italian Restaurant Casa Sofia on Avenida Aviacion close to the Paseo del Carmen mall, at the south end of the 5th Avenue. They serve delicious food (and what kid doesn’t like Spaghetti or Pizza?) and, most importantly, they have a huge play corner for children.


Me Time: Cirque du Soleil Joyà

The breathtaking visual spectacle takes you on a performance-packed journey in the mysterious Mayan jungle. Accompanied by a 3-course meal, this night also turns into a culinary experience. You can either opt for dinner and drinks or get an all-inclusive ticket to add Champagne and a seating close to the stage. Show times are from Tuesday to Thursday at 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and 10:15 pm.


We Time: Captain Hook Pirate Show

Enjoy the most fun dinner cruise in Cancun, aboard a reproduction of a 18th-century Spanish galleon ship. This experience is tailored for children and adults alike, with a beautiful view of the Nichupté Lagoon shoreline, a delicious dinner, open bar, comedy, games, and music. While mum and dad enjoy dancing and a drink, the kids will have fun treasure hunting. The evening ends with an exciting ship-to-ship battle and fireworks.


Me Time: Spa

Reload, recharge and relax. Is there any better way to pamper yourself and forget about the daily hassles than at a nice spa? Bric Spa right off the 5th Avenue on 28th Street, about 10 walking minutes from Playa Palms Beach Hotel, offers a wide array of spa treatments and massages. They even go beyond the norm and also offer more specialized services such as Reiki healing sessions, deep tissue, trigger point therapy or biomagnetic therapy.

Our staff at Playa Palms Beach Hotel is happy to help you organize any of these activities, or tailor-make your itinerary with whatever adventures you and your family are looking for.


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