Riviera Maya: The Ideal Destination for Families

Traveling with family can be difficult sometimes because you need to choose a destination that has something for everyone in order to have the best getaway full of fun and relax at the same time.

Here are some reasons why Cancún-Riviera Maya is the place where you should plan your next family vacation.


We know that every family member has different tastes, that’s why it is important to find a place with something for everyone. Mercado de Dolores, located at Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is the place you are looking for.

Mercado de Dolores offers seven different culinary experience in one place. A whole culinary trip from all over the world.

  • Pizzeria II Peccato – delight your palate with the rich flavors and textures from Italy.
  • Sea Place – the finest seafood you can enjoy, and our guests’ window into the delicious bounty of the Caribbean.
  • Maiz – an array of authentic Mexican cuisine to spark cultural inspiration.
  • Wok Asian Cuisine – enjoy an Asian infused menu – unique noodle and rice dishes are just the beginning of the delicacies that will be offered.
  • Fresko – choose from an array of perfectly light menu options – try one of the crisp, healthy salads, paninis and much more.
  • La Crêpe – sweet and savory are the stars on this menu.  There is always room for dessert, which makes this a must visit while staying at Ventus.
  • Aromas – wake up to the comforting aroma of freshly ground coffee and delicate specialty teas.  For a sweet treat, indulge in Ventus’ own gelato.


-Bike Tour-

Discover the beauty of Riviera Maya by bike, the most fun way to do it. Two times per day, you can enjoy this activity departing from Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort with all your family.  Have the opportunity to discover the beauty of the place, shop at the best artisan stores and made a stop at the beautiful beach and take a lot of photos!

-Kids Club & Teens Club-

Something that all families love about hotels is to have a Kids Club & Teens Club because those are places where there’s so much fun and daily activities. El Cid Resorts’ complex in Cancún-Riviera Maya offers the following:

-Kids Club: Kids will enjoy a wide variety of activities including games, video games, face painting, craft painting, movies with popcorn, slumber party, mini discoteque, ballon war on the pools and more.

For ages 4-12 years old

Open from 9am – 9pm

-Teens Club: Enjoy a fun day with other teens and play air hockey, pool tables, table games, video games, billiards, foosball and more.

For ages 13-17

Open from 9am – 10:30pm

-Exciting Activities-

All hotels offer daily activities where the whole family can gather around and create memories that last forever. These are some activities that Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort and Ventus at Marina El Cid (two interconnected resorts that create the perfect paradise)

  • Foam Party
  • Movie Night
  • Bingo
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Rallys
  • Special Happenings
  • Volleyball Match
  • Kayaks

Fun never ends!


One of the most important parts of vacation is have plenty of time to relax, reconnect with yourself and disconnect from everything.

Mayan culture is honored at El Cocay Spa located at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resorts where you will find spa treatments and massages that follow the techniques and traditions of Mayans.

Kukulkán Massage, Chocolate massage, Knich ritual, fruit oil massage, Pakal Prince massage and more are some of the experiences that you can enjoy in this spa. 

What a better way to start the day than you and your kids enjoy a spa day!