The Riviera Nayarit is a tourism destination that always has options for grown-ups and kids. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau recommends 10 hotels with activities and programs to celebrate the little ones.
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta
Both of its pools are family-friendly, in fact, one of them is reserved exclusively for kids with all the safety features in place. There’s also a fantastic Kids’ Club with a complete entertainment program for children ages 4 through 12, which is monitored by professionals.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
For starters, its Kids’ Club is painted with handprints, beach pics, and images of Pancho, the hotel’s monkey mascot, plus it has an area for videogames and TVs. Another amenity is an open-air space for games and sports, including a private stretch of beach reserved exclusively for sand castle building. They can also keep busy making handicrafts, playing ball games or painting, feeding fish, searching for hidden treasure and there’s even a mini discotheque! The Children’s Spa has excellent services, such as the Easter Bunny Massage, the Tarzan and Jane Massage, the Rain of Flowers Massage and the Snowflake Massage.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
For kids ages 5 through 12 they have a supervised program called Kids for All Seasons that includes a game room and an open-air play area. They can also enjoy the pool and the lazy river. The program includes several excursions designed to take full advantage of the surrounding nature. For adolescents ages 13 – 18 they offer options including kayaking, golf, hiking along nature trails, video games and more. And everyone can participate in traditional sports such as basketball and volleyball, among others.
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
The resort has designed special activities for kids such as how to make traditional Mexican toys with recycled materials; bake cookies in fun shapes; cupcake decorating and even pizza making. They also have the famous giant Hamster Balls, where the kids can get inside and roll around and experience the world from another angle. A favorite pastime is interacting with and getting to know the local fauna. Ask about the Marietas Kids Camp: it’s out of this world.
There’s plenty to do in their Kids’ Club, where they offer classes and workshops for children ages 5-12. The Aquatic Sanctuary—proper for all ages—has slides, fountains and creative areas. Its Slow River is perfect for relaxing and appreciating nature. A favorite with the kids is the Wave Pool and the Mayan Pyramid with a slide.
Iberostar Playa Mita
Everyone deserves a five-star all-inclusive vacation, especially the little ones, which is why at Iberostar kids stay free. The have set up unique children’s programs, aquatic parks and Kids’ Clubs filled with laughter and games all day long.
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
Every little rock star deserves their very own stage and that’s just what The Little Big Club™ offers. This annual program for kids is exclusive to this hotel in Nuevo Vallarta. Angelina Ballerina™ and Bob the Builder themselves are in charge of teaching the kids how to sing, dance and work as a team via games, interactive education and some very fun activities. The venue is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This property, located in Punta de Mita, offers a series of spectacular services just for kids. “Play at Palladium with the Raggs” is an entertainment program that puts on weekly shows and activities. The look on the kids’ faces when the Raggs come off stage to interact with them is priceless. As if that weren’t enough, they have an area dedicated to each stage of childhood: the Baby Club for tots ages 1-3; the Mini Club for kids 4-12; and the Junior Club for teens ages 13-19.
These properties take all-inclusive to the next level with their program Family Emotion®, which includes amenities such as the Marival Kids, a family picnic and a special area dedicated to children, not to mention a series of personalized services and surprises.
Their kids program offers daily activities for children ages 4-11, including cooking workshops, a piñata party, a show with macaws, face painting, art, handicrafts and karaoke, plus video games. The fun continues in its two spectacular pools in the shape of a lagoon with beautiful waterfalls, underwater caves, Mayan temples and reptile-shaped slides. The littlest ones have their own wading pool for splashing around.
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