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One of the hardest parts about planning a Mexico vacation the whole family will love is figuring out how to pay for it. Look no further than Mazatlan for a memorable yet budget-friendly vacation destination with plenty of opportunities for package deals savings via CheapTickets.com right now.

Located along Mexico’s Gold Coast, Mazatlan is known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.” Adults and kids will enjoy visiting the beautiful beach on Stone Island, which has horseback riding, snorkeling and water sports, and the aquarium that houses an impressive display of marine life. Adults will want to take a brewery tour offered by the popular Mexican beer Pacifico, made in Mazatlan. There are also champion golf courses, shopping, dining and sport fishing available throughout this thriving beach city.

As for where to stay, there are plenty of great options for families—and family budgets. Listed here are just a few of our favorite kid-friendly resorts, most of which ring in around $100 per night or less, depending on season. Just be sure to book your room together with your flight to get the best possible price!

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Holiday Inn Resort Mazatlan

Holiday Inn Resort Mazatlan

Holiday Inn Resort Mazatlan

Holiday Inn is certainly a hotel brand that knows the meaning of family fun, and their Gaviota Beach outpost is no exception. The resort is located right on the water so your toughest decision every morning will be deciding between sandy shores and the infinity pool. Many rooms have balconies and look out over the Mexican Pacific and Deer Island, a World Heritage Site. One of the greatest perks here, though, is that kids 12 and under eat and stay free, plus the hotel offers nanny services and on-site kids’ activities.

Coral Island Hotel & Spa

Coral Island Hotel

Coral Island Hotel

Located on the Malecon—one of the largest boardwalks in the world—the Coral Island Hotel & Spa combines traditional Mexican architecture with a modern minimalist style. The result is serene and beautiful, the perfect backdrop for a Mexico vacation. The rooms each have an ocean view and a private balcony, and kids will enjoy the fact that the hotel has a private tunnel allowing access to the beach.

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Conde Nast once named Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay on its list of Top 20 Mexico hotels. The La Cordeliere Restaurant has an ocean view, as do all of the rooms. Kelly’s Piano Bar creates and relishes in its Hemingway-esque feel. The kids will enjoy beach-front access and the children’s pool.

Hotel Costa De Oro

Costa De Oro Beach Hotel.

Costa De Oro Beach Hotel.

This resort is one of the original beach properties in Mazatlan and is perfectly located to ensure a fun-filled Mexico vacation. The hotel prides itself on its impeccable service and the staff is well-known for being friendly and accommodating.

Palms Resort of Mazatlan

Palms Resort Mazatlan

Palms Resort Mazatlan

At the Palms Resort, stay right on Gaviotas Beach and enjoy family-friendly amenities like a kids pool, supervised childcare and kids activities, included with your stay. Parents will also appreciate the on-site laundry, in-room fridges, kitchenettes, private balconies and, of course, the infinity pool with swim-up bar.

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Tagged: Beach, Cheap Tips, Destinations, Mexico, Types of Travel

Whit Honea

Whit Honea

Whit is a travel writer living in Seattle with his wife and two children. He packs light and travels often to far-away places, exotic lands and more than a few theme parks.
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