Splash into fun with our guide to Playa del Carmen’s best family resorts with water parks. We’ll unveil all the top picks, from all-inclusive luxury to budget-friendly options. Dive into thrilling slides, lazy rivers, and aquatic adventures the whole family will love. So pack your swimsuits! Prepare for an unforgettable trip to Playa del Carmen’s water park resorts.


Best All-Inclusive Resorts

  • Hotel Xcaret – The All-Fun Inclusive at Hotel Xcaret is ideal for families. Besides food and drinks, you’ll receive unlimited access to all of Grupo Xcaret’s Parks. That includes Xel-Ha with its four thrilling water slides and scenic floating river.
  • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya – This resort offers an entertaining all-inclusive experience specifically for families. You’ll enjoy meals at over 10 restaurants, premium drinks, and access to Aqua Nick Water Park. 

Best Waterparks

  • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya – This water park stands out for its imaginative and exciting Nickelodeon-themed attractions. From Soak Summit Tower and Big Plunge Slides to the Lazy River and Adventure Bay, kids will love this place. 
  • Iberostar Selection Paraíso Lindo – The water park here offers a variety of aquatic adventures that cater to the whole family. Kids of all ages can enjoy the wave pool and lazy river, while the dare-devils can try Aqua Fun’s 7 slides.
  • Sandos Caracol Eco Resort – Sandos Aqua Park is this resort’s most popular attraction. They offer dozens of thrilling waterslides for all ages from toddlers to grownups. Guests especially loved the Kamikaze, and the park is so much fun, kids don’t want to leave.

Most Affordable Resorts

  • Iberostar Selection Paraiso LindoIberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo is an affordable option for family vacations in Playa del Carmen. Junior Suites offer budget-friendly rates without skimping on quality. Reserve your suite in May or June, with rates as low as $380 USD per night.
  • Ocean Riviera ParadiseOcean Riviera Paradise stands out as one of Playa del Carmen’s most affordable family resorts. Its Junior Suites are quite cheap while still providing plenty of 5-star amenities. In some months, you’ll pay as low as $278 USD per night.

1. Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Hotel Xcaret is one of Playa del Carmen’s top family resorts, with water activities for everyone. The Junior Suites are the best choice, with amenities including hot tubs and saunas. Guests loved that access to Xel-ha’s waterslides and lazy river were all part of the price. Some thought the all-inclusive was a bit pricey, but with parks, tours, and food covered, it’s a great value. Even though the spa was extra, the reviews for the treatments and services were positive.

  • Guest Reviews: This was the best all-inclusive resort! You can’t beat the price for the parks, tour, and food.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Junior Suites
  • Address: Carretera Federal Chetumal Puerto Juarez, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

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2. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

With its vibrant atmosphere and water park, Nickelodeon Riviera Maya is popular with families. Choose one of the themed Signature Suites. They’re roomy and colorful with oceanfront views and infinity pools. Aqua Nick is the top attraction with water slides, splash zones, and a lazy river perfect for kids of all ages. Families loved the Gourmet Inclusive, especially the food choices and themed restaurants.

  • Guest Reviews: The whole family loved the swim-out pool room. The Waterpark was so much fun, something for everyone.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Signature Suites
  • Address: Carretera Cancun Playa del Carmen KM 45 Muchim 77710 Solidaridad Quintana Roo, 77710 Puerto Morelos, Mexico

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3. Paradisus Playa del Carmen – Riviera Maya

Luxurious amenities and a fantastic water park make this one a top family resort. The Two-Bedroom Master Suite offers a spacious retreat after a day of fun in the water. Families raved about the resort’s two pools and kid’s activity pool. Adults loved the swim up bar while the kids played on the slides and water features. The all-inclusive was well-reviewed both for its food selection and superb quality.

  • Guest Reviews: The kid’s waterpark was a big hit. The room was nice, but it could use a makeover.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Master Suite
  • Address: Quinta Avenida Esquina Calle 112 Norte Lote 1 Manzana 569, 77719 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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4. Iberostar Tucan

With a beautiful beachfront location, Iberostar Tucan is perfect for fun-filled family vacations. For large families, the Two-Bedroom Family Rooms are ideal, with king and double beds there’s room for six. It’s not a big waterpark, but there’s a splash pool for kids with slides and other water features. The adults loved it. They could enjoy the pools or a massage on the beach, while the youngsters splashed away. Guests were amazed that the all-inclusive covered everything, especially the entertainment and water activities.

  • Guest Reviews: Our oceanfront room was well worth the upgrade. The food was fantastic plus the beach and pool areas were great.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom Family Rooms
  • Address: Ave. Xaman Ha Lote Hotelero no. 2 Fracc. Playacar, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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5. Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

Sandos Caracol’s blend of adventure and relaxation makes it one of Playa del Carmen’s top family resorts. The Eco Family Penthouses are spacious and comfortable, with king beds for the adults and bunk beds for the kids. Everyone agrees the Aquapark is the resort’s most popular attraction. They offer dozens of slides for all ages from grownups to toddlers, and the best part is it’s all included. Guests loved the variety of food available with the all-inclusive, from Italian buffets to Asian and Mexican food.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was comfortable with everything we needed. The kids loved the waterslides.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Eco Family Penthouses
  • Address: Carretera Cancún Chetumal Km 295, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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6. Sandos Playacar

For an action-packed family vacation in Playa del Carmen, Sandos Playacar promises a memorable stay. Families chose the Hacienda Junior Suites, with room for five. It’s also a short walk from the beach and the main pool. While the adults enjoy the beach, the water park is a place for fun with 5 water slides designed for kids. Guests loved the nightly entertainment, with shows for all ages. Others praised the all-inclusive food choices, especially the Brazilian Steak House.

  • Guest Reviews: Our suite was huge. The beach and pool area were very relaxing and the nighttime entertainment was excellent.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Hacienda One Bedroom Suite
  • Address: Paseo Xaman-Ha Manzana 1 Lote 1, MX 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

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7. Iberostar Selection Paraíso Lindo

With five pool areas and thrilling water slides, this resort offers endless fun for all ages. For a comfortable stay, the Two-Bedroom Family room offers plenty of space. Iberostar Collections is setup with families in mind. Everyone can enjoy the lazy river, wave pool, and water slides at Aqua Fun. Most guests loved the restaurants, but others mentioned a lack of quality and service.

  • Guest Reviews: We were upgraded to a wonderful suite. The food could be better, but the unlimited tequila was awesome.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two Bedroom Family
  • Address: Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juarez km 309 Playa Paraiso, 77710 Puerto Morelos, Mexico 

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8. Barcelo Maya Colonial

Barcelo Maya Colonial is known for its beachfront location and thrilling aquatic adventures. You’ll love the varietyhere. Kids can enjoy the slides at Barcy Island Water Park while adults relax by the hotel pool. For an extra charge, older kids can surf the wave pool or enjoy the rides and slides at Pirates Island. After a day by the pool, the Junior suites are the ideal family retreat. Besides the water park, guests loved the food, the nightly entertainment, and the spa’s therapy pools.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was spacious and the beach was perfect. The water was so clear. All the meals were exceptional.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Junior Suites
  • Address: Carretera Chetumal Km 266, 77750 Xpu Ha, Mexico

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9. Ocean Riviera Paradise

For a family vacation filled with sun and splashes, Ocean Riviera Paradise delivers. The Daisy Junior Suites are perfect for families. They’re comfortable and spacious with access to the Daisy Club for kids. While the younger ones enjoy the slides and splash pool, the adults can relax on the beach or at the spa. Guests were pleasantly surprised with the all-inclusive options, including food, activities, and entertainment.

  • Guest Reviews: The rooms were nice and big. The pools were fantastic and we really enjoyed the nightlife.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Daisy Junior Suites
  • Address: Carretera Federal Chetumal Cancun KM 296, Predio Montecarlos Lotes 7, 7-1 y Predio Punta Bete Lote 15-5, 77511 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Best Family Suites

Playa del Carmen ResortsBest Rooms
Hotel Xcaret MexicoJunior Suites
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera MayaSignature Suites
Paradisus Playa del CarmenTwo-bedroom Master Suite
Iberostar TucanTwo-bedroom Family Rooms
Sandos Caracol Eco ResortEco Family Penthouses
Sandos PlayacarHacienda One Bedroom Suite
Iberostar Selection Paraíso LindoTwo Bedroom Family
Barcelo Maya ColonialJunior Suites
Ocean Riviera ParadiseDaisy Junior Suites
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