Family on a Caribbean vacation

You might be wondering what Cancun, Mexico is like right now, and if it’s going to be a good option for family spring break vacations this year.

In short, the answer is yes!

Spring break destinations such as Cancun are open for business, with safety measures in place to ensure the well-being of travelers.

Cancun is one of the best destinations in Mexico for family spring break vacations, due to its tourist-friendly infrastructure, numerous activities, and world-class resorts.

While the new normal may change certain aspects of Cancun for spring breakers, the destination still has everything that families are looking for.


One of the top reasons why Cancun has always been a favorite destination for family spring break vacations is the weather. After a long, cold winter in the northern climates, a sunny vacation is most welcome.

weather in cancun

Spring break in Cancun is warm and moderate, perfect for soaking up the sun on the beach and enjoying T-shirt-and-shorts weather around town.


Shopping is another favorite activity in Cancun, and the city has some of the best shopping in Mexico. Whether you’re looking for designer brands or handmade artisanal goods, you can find it all. Traditional Mexican arts and crafts are abundant, and the city’s international port makes Cancun a hub for high-end art, furniture and imported goods as well.

shopping in cancun

Fun Nightlife

Cancun has always been known for its extraordinary night life. Bars and clubs in Cancun are currently open with reduced hours, limited capacity, and social distancing.

night life in cancun

Coco Bongo, for example, is a large restaurant and disco that is fun to visit during your trip to Cancun. Located in the hotel zone, this club has live music and entertaining shows. You can also enjoy a pizza and watch sporting games on TV on their outdoor terrace.

Best Spring Break Family-Friendly Resorts in Cancun

Another reason why Cancun is a favorite destination for family vacations is because of the quality of the resorts. The city has been built for tourism over the past several decades, and the resorts are some of the best in the world.

Villa del Palmar in particular is one of the top family resorts in Cancun.

Villa del Palmar is a stunning beach resort located at the north end of Cancun in the Costa Mujeres zone, adjacent to the Isla Mujeres ferry dock.

family friendly resort in cancun

Costa Mujeres is a pleasant area, less busy than the hotel zone, with the white sand beaches and gorgeous turquoise water that Cancun is famous for. And its close proximity to Isla Mujeres means day trips to the island are just a hop, skip and a jump away.

Villa del Palmar Cancun is an all-inclusive resort, which means you have the option to choose a plan that includes meals at our gourmet restaurants, drinks throughout the property, and even 24-hour room service! (Pro tip: Ordering room service is one of the best ways to feel pampered on vacation!)

The resort has five swimming pools, separated for adults, children and families. Adults love the swim up bar, while children enjoy splashing around in the kids’ pool and splash playground next to the Kids’ Club. The resort has also installed a new Wibit brand Aqua Park.

The Kids’ Club offers free entertainment to children ages 4 to 12 years old, and for kids under 4, babysitting service is available.

The Village Spa at Villa del Palmar is the perfect place to let your hair down and sink into deep relaxation by treating yourself to spa treatments provided by our expert team of beauty and massage therapists.

COVID-19 Testing

In light of travel regulations in the United States and Canada, Villa del Palmar is now offering COVID-19 testing at the resort.

Antigen tests are available for $350 MXN pesos (approx. $17.50 USD) and are acceptable for people traveling to the United States. For those traveling to Canada and other countries, PCR tests are available for $1,500 MXN pesos (approx. $75 USD). *USD pricing is approximate only since it fluctuates according to the daily exchange rate. Documentation of test results will be provided in a format acceptable to the authorities of each country.

covid test in villa del palmar cancun

What if the Test is Positive?

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to quarantine for 14 days or until they have a negative test result. Airlines have been instructed to refuse boarding to anyone who can’t show proof of a negative test or proof of recovery from COVID-19.

In the case of a guest testing positive while staying at Villa del Palmar Cancun, the resort will offer discounted room only and all-inclusive accommodation for guests to spend their quarantine period. Quarantined guests must adhere to the protocol for their safety and must cover the costs of their incidentals, including food, beverages, and medical expenses during their extended stay. All guests will have access to an on-site medical doctor.

For more information, please contact 1- 877-205-1410.