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Celebrate Día del Niño (day of the child) 2023 in Mexico

Celebrate Día del Niño (day of the child) 2023 in Mexico

While for many children, every day is a celebration, April 30th in Mexico is extra special. ‘Kids Day’, known as El Día del Niño, is a tradition that began in Mexico in 1925. Kids Day in Mexico celebrates children that are a vital part of Mexican society. It highlights the importance of appreciating and loving children and supporting their continued safety and well-being. In 1997 a group of U.S. educators and literary advocates likened this effort to recognize children by using the old adage “From tiny acorns mighty trees grow”. Before long, the U.S. joined many Latin American countries in this annual celebration of children.

In Mexico, El Día del Niño is when teachers usually put studying aside, and instead, they participate in games and creative activities such as art workshops, storytelling, and face painting. Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite snacks to school and share them with their classmates. Many parents leave work early on this day to spend time with their children. They focus on their kids by visiting local amusement parks and water parks, attending sporting events, shopping, or visiting museums and zoos. Children in Mexico look forward to this day with great anticipation, as it is one of the most memorable and happiest days of the year for kids.

This year, El Día del Niño takes place on Sunday, making it a perfect opportunity to celebrate with a long weekend getaway to Fairmont Mayakoba. Our family-friendly luxury resort has everything your family could imagine and much more. Our secure luxury resort is private and gated, and there are no cars on the property. Instead, our guests enjoy getting around by golf cart, on foot or by “Lancha”, a flat, canopied boat. You will also choose your vacation style by taking advantage of our all-inclusive plan or customizing your stay. Fairmont Mayakoba will set the stage for an epic family getaway with comfortable, spacious accommodations perfectly suited for families and a wide choice of casual restaurants or convenient in-room dining.

When it comes to activities, your family will never get bored. Splash around in palm-lined swimming pools, take a boat tour on the crystal-clear fresh-water canals or explore 240 wild acres of lush mangrove forest filled with exotic monkeys, coatis, and macaws. Take a dive and snorkel around the world’s second-largest coral reef, swim with dolphins, go ziplining or Jet Skiing, attend a family cooking class to learn traditional Mexican dishes or introduce your kids to the ancient Mayan culture by visiting ancient Yucatan pyramids. And that’s just the beginning!

For our younger guests, Fairmont Mayakoba has two kids’ clubs – Discovery Club & Adventure Camp – offering dynamic, cultural, and educational activities to spark their creativity. Kids aged 5 to 11 can enjoy epic adventures in the sacred Mayan jungle and learn about planet Earth’s natural and cultural wonders with the guidance of Iggi the iguana, Chamu the monkey and Balam, the jaguar. In addition, kids can create unique handcrafts such as “Penachos” (Mayan-inspired headdresses) or make colorful paper banners, piñatas, or Origami, among many other fun activities. The resort also features a seasonal teen’s club, allowing our teenage guests to attend engaging events and participate in teen outings with their peers.

Being a family paradise, and to make the most out of your family stay, Fairmont Mayakoba offers the following promotions:

• Kids Eat FREE – Children up to 5 years old eat free when dining with their parents and choosing from our Kids Menu at any of Fairmont Mayakoba’s exclusive restaurants. This offer excludes meals ordered through in-room dining, beach, pool, and the kids club.

• Complimentary daily access to the resort’s kids’ clubs

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