Playa del Carmen is known as one of Mexico's most expensive destinations, but it is possible to have a great time in Playa on a budget. Admittedly, we did have to dig pretty deep in the four months we spent in Playa to find free activities. That said, our list of free things to do in Playa del Carmen should keep you busy, even if you don’t have much cash to spend.
Heading to Cancun for a family vacation? With sandy beaches, expansive pool complexes, and excellent snorkeling, there's no shortage of family-friendly activities in this popular Mexican destination. Resorts with a kids' club, dining options for picky eaters, and large guest rooms are the best option for travelers with children and teenagers, but some are definitely better than others. Take a look at our expert picks for the best kid-friendly hotels in Cancun.