Fun Family Playa del Carmen Attractions

Family Activities at Mahekal

You don’t have to go far to find family fun Playa del Carmen attractions. As one of the most family friendly resorts in the region, Mahekal Beach Resort offers plenty of activities for kids and teens to enjoy while mom and dad explore the city or have a spa day.

Arts, Crafts, & Creativity 

Unleash your kids’ creativity with on-site pottery painting. Head to the Artisan Palapa for ceramic and ornament painting where you can create your own keepsake to bring home. Pottery and painted ceramics are glazed and baked overnight and available for pickup the following morning. Painting and assistance included; payment is by the ceramic piece only.  Hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.


For a more adventurous family activity, make your way to the on-site dive and watersports center. Journey through the sea with dive lessons and snorkeling for beginners aged 8+ or go for a banana boat ride with the whole family for a thrilling outing on the ocean.

Games & Good Times

Gather at Agave Bar for a guaranteed good time – with something for everyone. Featuring classic games including ping pong, tabletop shuffleboard, and billiards, Agave is a family-friendly bar with vibrant cocktails for adults and a colorful ambiance for kids. Just outside the bar is the Mahekal Beach Resort library, where kids and adults can select with a book.  Or catch up on reading for school in the lobby, by the fireplace.

Fire Pit Fun

Live music, fresh air, and a warm atmosphere make Fire Pit Fridays a perfect family activity in Playa del Carmen. Disconnect from technology and enjoy quality family time around the fire pit where kids can make s’mores for a classic campfire experience.

Swimming & Sun

There are plenty of fun things to do in Playa del Carmen, but splashing around is an undoubted favorite for kids. Our fine white sand is perfect for sandcastle building with the refreshing turquoise beach water a great escape from the sun. The whole family will also enjoy our four resort-style swimming pools, including the zero-entry Itzi pool; adjacent to Itzi Pool Bar.  Pools are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily; and pool towels are available near each of the four pools.  There are no lifeguards on duty.