Gather the whole clan for a family trip in 2022 and enjoy adventures and cultural experiences that kids and adults alike will love. You and your family can splash in the cenotes of Mexico or zipline through the jungles of Costa Rica. Search for dragons and indulge in the delicious food of Spain, or learn the art of falconry at a historic manor in Ireland. If white-sand beaches and fun cultural activities top your family's bucket list, look no further than Colombia's Caribbean coast.


With unique biodiversity and ample kid-friendly activities to enjoy, Mexico is a one-of-a-kind place for family adventures. Explore the jungles with family-friendly hikes or boat tours offering glimpses of monkeys, toucans, crocodiles, and more. Visit Mayan communities and learn about their culture, traditions, and customs, or learn how to make tortillas and knit hammocks. You can also take advantage of Mexico's 320+ days of sunshine with outdoor excursions to waterfalls, caves, and beaches.

Family Trip to Chiapas & the Riviera Maya - 14 Days

Agua Azul Waterfall
Agua Azul Waterfall
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Mexico! Arrival at Cancún Airport Cancún
Day 2 Tuxtla - Boat Ride in the Sumidero Canyon - San Cristobal de las Casas San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 3 San Cristóbal - Excursion to El Chiflón Waterfalls - Amatenango del Valle - San Cristóbal San Cristobal de las Casas
Day 4 San Cristóbal - Agua Azul Waterfalls - Misol-Ha Waterfalls - Visit of Palenque's Archeological Site Palenque
Day 5 Alternative Trekking in Palenque - Campeche Campeche
Day 6 Campeche - Magical City of Izamal Izamal
Day 7 Izamal - Colonial City of Valladolid Valladolid
Day 8 Valladolid - Swimming in Ek Balam Cenote & Visit to a Mayan Community - Valladolid Valladolid
Day 9 Valladolid - Tulum Tulum
Day 10 Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - Boca Paila Tulum
Day 11 Tulum - Punta Laguna - Holbox Holbox
Days 12-13 Free Days on the Island of Holbox Holbox
Day 14 Holbox - Cancun's Airport - Departure  

On this family-friendly two-week itinerary, you'll discover the diverse state of Chiapas and the Riviera Maya. First, explore jungle waterfalls, colonial cities, and Mayan communities. Then, with the freedom of a rental car, drive yourself around the picturesque Yucatán Peninsula. Stop to relax on the beach, swim in cenotes, and visit archaeological ruins perched high above the Caribbean Sea. Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is ideal for those seeking an adventurous family holiday. The country is unspoiled and exciting yet safe, accessible, and perfect for kids of all ages, acting as an outdoor playground for families. You can visit a wildlife rescue center and explore the trails and beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, or cross suspension bridges and zipline in the jungles of the Monteverde Could Forest. Or, if you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and are traveling at the right time of year, head to remote Tortuguero National Park to watch sea turtles nest and hatch.

Read more about why Costa Rica is great for families and check out our recommended family-friendly itinerary below.

Family-Friendly Arenal & Manuel Antonio National Park- 9 Days

Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival & Downtown San José San José
Day 2 San José to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna) Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 3 Adventures in Arenal Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 4 Arenal - Free Day Arenal/La Fortuna
Day 5 Arenal to Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio
Day 6 Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio
Day 7 Manuel Antonio National Park - Free Day Manuel Antonio
Day 8 Back to San José Costa Rica San José
Day 9 Departure  

Fun for the whole family, this itinerary covers two of Costa Rica's most famous areas: Arenal and Manuel Antonio. As two of the best places to enjoy family adventures, these regions feature one of the most famous volcanos in the country, the Arenal Volcano. Spend nine days exploring the lush tropical rainforest, white sandy beaches, and vast tropical plants and wildlife diversity with your family. Read More

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Travelers to Spain often comment on the country's welcoming nature and a family-friendly focus. Many destinations offer a wide range of kid-friendly activities, so even the pickiest travelers are likely to stay entertained. Large and diverse, Spain has four distinct climate zones, meaning you can enjoy various outdoor activities throughout the year. Take interactive tours of vibrant cities, go snowshoeing in the mountains, learn to surf at the beach, or bike across valleys. As a bonus, Spain has delicious gastronomy that kids love.

Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid - 9 Days

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Spain - Self-Guided Barcelona Tour Barcelona
Day 2 Visit Park Güell & Sagrada Família Barcelona
Day 3 Family Tour of the Gothic Quarter - Ascend Mt. Tibidabo Barcelona
Day 4 Train to Valencia - Tour the Historic Center Valencia
Day 5 Family Activities & Flavors of Valencia Valencia
Day 6 Train from Valencia to Madrid Madrid
Day 7 Family Tour of Madrid's Royal Legacy Madrid
Day 8 Family Day Trip to Toledo Madrid
Day 9 Departure  

This nine-day excursion features the highlights of Spain that the entire family can enjoy. It begins in the most famous coastal city in the country, Barcelona, known for its renowned architecture. Next, continue down the coast to Valencia, a historic metropolis home to a science and oceanographic center that kids love. The journey ends in Madrid with a tour of local palaces and plenty of opportunities to indulge in Spain's world-class cuisine.  Read More


Get the excitement of a vacation across the ocean without the language barrier! Families of all ages love Ireland's safety, familiarity, and welcoming energy. Regardless of budget, you can enjoy world-class experiences like learning how to surf, walking atop coastal cliffs, and visiting remote castles. Learn the entertaining stories behind beloved legends, folklore, and mythology, and polish your trip off by sleeping in quaint, family-friendly inns and guesthouses.

Family Adventure in Ireland - 7 Days

Colors of Kinsale
Colors of Kinsale
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Dublin, Transfer to Cork Kinsale
Day 2 Scilly Walk & Ghost Tour Kinsale
Day 3 Killarney National Park Limerick
Day 4 Falconry at Adare Manor Limerick
Day 5 The Burren & Cliffs of Moher County Clare
Day 6 The Aran Islands County Clare
Day 7 Departure  

Take your family around the Emerald Isle with this week-long itinerary. You'll spend seven days experiencing the highlights of Ireland, starting with the seaside town of Kinsale. Next, head over to the lakes of Killarney National Park, then up to Limerick to live like a lord in a historic manor. End your week with a visit to the renowned Cliffs of Moher and step back in time on the Aran Islands off the coast of County Clare. Read More


Merge cultural heritage with outdoor adventures and some classic family beach time in beautiful Colombia. Families can enjoy exciting excursions such as snorkeling, rafting, river tubing, and hiking. Or, take the adventure to traditional farms to learn how chocolate is made, understand the country's heritage, and meet with locals. Experience the pulsing energy of local markets, take salsa dancing lessons, and discover kid-friendly cuisine on food tours. Some of the world's most beautiful beaches also await, as your family makes memories you can cherish for a lifetime.

Colombia Family Adventure: Cartagena & the Caribbean Coast - 9 Days

The golden sands of Tayrona National Park
The golden sands of Tayrona National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Cartagena - Welcome to Colombia! Cartagena
Day 2 Cartagena is Magical, Realism & Getsemaní Cartagena
Day 3 Cartagena to Tayrona National Park  Tayrona National Park
Day 4 Discover Tayrona National Park Tayrona National Park
Day 5 Minca - A paradise in the Mountains - Transfer to Cartagena Cartagena
Day 6 Transfer to the San Bernardo Islands & Relax on the Beach Isla Mucura
Day 7 Hike the Island of Múcura & Enjoy Water Sports Isla Mucura
Day 8 San Bernardo Islands to Cartagena Cartagena
Day 9 Depart Cartagena  

Colombia's magical Caribbean coast is the star attraction on this nine-day family-friendly adventure. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Cartagena, then venture deep into the untouched paradise of Tayrona National Park. After heading inland to discover the lush mountains and coffee farms around Minca, return to the coast and end your trip swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the San Bernardo Islands. Read More


Map of Top 5 Family Destinations to Visit in 2022: Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland & Colombia
Map of Top 5 Family Destinations to Visit in 2022: Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland & Colombia