When planning a vacation to Cancun with the whole family you will probably want to spend time doing a bit more than just laying on the sand and getting a tan. Sure, that would be the best option for most of the adults, but with kids you may want to have some fun at several of the many family-friendly Cancun attractions.

Swimming with Dolphins is one of the most amazing experiences you or the kids will ever take part in, and with the Dolphin Discovery location in Cancun you can make it a part of your vacation. The basic Dolphin encounter program at this park includes a hug, song and kiss from these lovable creatures. If you desire to spend even more time with the Dolphins there are more options available from a belly ride to snorkeling with these amazing animals.

A short-forty minute drive from Cancun is the ecological park known as Selvatica, which includes several family-friendly activities your kids may enjoy. One of my favorites is the jungle zip line which allows you and your party to zip through 20 acres of jungle, landing in different tree tops for tour information. In some of the more exciting zip lines you will literally feel like you are flying above the Mexican jungle.

Finally, if your kids are younger in age you may want to consider Joe's Jeep Adventure, which includes a stop at a petting zoo, a swim in ancient underwater caverns and a trip through a private jungle reserve. This tour also includes an optional zip line tour of the jungle for just fifteen dollars. For parts of this tour you are able to drive your own jeep and explore different natural settings on your own, at your own pace.

There are many family attractions in and around Cancun, and we encourage you to do some vacation planning before you leave to make sure the events you want to take part in have room. Several of the popular attractions, like the Dolphin swim, can fill up quickly and reservations are recommended. For the best Cancun vacation we encourage you to check online for attraction ticket advice and discounts.