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We will be sailing to the Mexican Riviera mid-October.  Looking for recommendations of what to do while there.  We're an adventurous family and will be traveling with our 6yo who is busy and active so hoping to find for things to do that will keep him entertained.  Im having a difficult time finding things that are not sight-seeing/informational tours.  Any input of things for us to check out would be greatly appreciated.  Maybe a beach with water sports/activities?  a facility with waterslides?   a catamaran that is kid friendly?  We have done zip-lines in St. Thomas (we went tandem because he doesn't met weight requirements) but Im not super comfortable with the zip-lines in Mexico.

Any ideas for me to start looking into would be so helpful, thank you!

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Cabo San Lucas has a "fake" submarine that your son might enjoy. Part of the time is above deck when they go over to the Arch and he would see the sea lion colony there. Then going below decks over by a snorkeling area where they throw tortillas into the water to bring the fish for him to see out the port holes. I think the starboard side is the best below decks for seeing the fish. Port side above decks for the sea lions.


Puerto Vallarta has the Pirate Ship Marigalante that does a pirate show, and beach break.




Mazatlan is a little tougher. Maybe a day pass at a resort or just stay on the ship that day. It's a great port for adults but I can't think of any activities for a kid.

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