Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast has a Family Escape package, with rates starting at $169. Their Secretos de la Familia program includes Secretos de Mar, where from January to April, guests can observe the humpback whales that come to Banderas Bay to give birth. Whale watching tours guided by a bilingual specialist are available in the morning and afternoon. Of course, you can always lighten things up at the kids program with a pie in the face...
Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge is designed for travelers who love nature with all the creature comforts. The pristine, private beach and 4,500 acres of protected forest environment surround the resort and provide the ideal setting for a great vacation where families can explore active volcanoes, national parks, handicraft markets, and the colonial town of Granada. The Family Vacation Package includes 5 nights accommodation, three meals a day, surf class, a guided night walk tour, and several other activities. The cost for a family of 4 is $972 per person.
The Westin Playa Bonita is just 20 minutes from downtown Panama City and has a wealth of activities for kids. The Westin Kids Club offers beach sports, arts and crafts, games, swimming, movies, and more to children ages 4-12. You can also book tours to nearby attractions like the Butterfly Conservatory, Punta Bruja Nature Reserve, Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo, and Monkey Island. The resort's "Love Your Family" package provides guests with accommodations in connecting rooms when booking two rooms or more and a $50 daily hotel credit. Rates start at $295 per night.
The main attraction for many families at the Gran Caribe Real Cancun is the Oki Splash Waterpark where kids can channel their inner pirate. The resort itself is family friendly, all-suite, and all-inclusive. Rates start as low as $139 per night for one or two adults sharing a suite, and one child 12 and under is free. The resort's kids club Oki Fun World offers a full day of activities including innovative theater programs and craft programs. There's also the T-Zone, a club for older kids.
The Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa has an "Authentically Local" package that features cultural experiences unique to each destination. For families looking for complete immersion in the local culture, each guest receives a pin identifying the guest as an "Authentically Local" participant. Team members will then speak to the guest only in the local language. The resort also offers a slew of kids' activities, indoor and outdoor. Rates start at $389 per night for this all-inclusive resort. For children 4-12, a rate of $49 per night will be added. Children under 4 stay and eat free.
The San Juan Isla Verde Beach Resort is a 240-room beachfront destination that's totally family friendly, with a dedicated kids' pool, toddler pool, playground, arcade, and ice cream bar. Complimentary activities include a kids' cooking lesson, live music and complimentary salsa and merengue classes, Spanish lessons, movie nights, bingo, trivia, arts & crafts, and face painting. Rates start at $129/night for a double room.
Iguazu Grand Resort, Spa and Casino is just minutes away from Argentina's breathtaking Iguazu Falls, and offers all sorts of family activities to visit the natural surroundings; the resort also features Playland, a kid's program with many different kid-friendly activities. The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is the only full-service luxury resort on the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls. A Junior Suite is $347 per night which will fit two adults and two children with additional cots.
A group of neighborhood kids on a side road outside of Antigua, Guatemala, welcomes all visitors.
Here are a list of a few, cheap family getaways in Latin America.