Packing Tips For a Family Vacation to Cancun, Mexico

Wow, summer is flying by but before Malik heads back to Bowie and in celebration of our 28th Wedding Anniversary we are heading to Cancun for 5 fun-filled days.

The mini men have never been to Cancun, however, hubby and I spend our honeymoon there so I am looking forward to returning, however, I know that I will have to pack a lot more sunscreen then I did back in 1990.

In working on my checklist, I came up with these items as well, however, with a few more days to go, I am asking for recommendations or suggestions for anything that I may have missed in packing my bag.



  • 2 swimsuits and Coverup
  • 1 Large Floppy Hat
  • Beach Tote and Small Purse
  • 2 Sundresses
  • 2 pairs of shorts and tank tops
  • 1 pair of sandals and a pair of sneakers to wear on plane
  • Underwear and Bra
  • Nightgown
  • Sweater or Pashmina
  • Chargers for Smartphones and Laptop
  • Camera
  • Passport
  • License
  • Insurance Cards
  • Cash/Credit Card



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8 thoughts on “Packing Tips For a Family Vacation to Cancun, Mexico

  1. Hi Toni, you mentioned insurance cards. What coverage would that be for? US insurance is not honored in Mexico. If you would like rates for travel protection insurance, including medical coverage, let me know.

    Also, I know you booked on your own, so make sure you have either shared or private transfers from airport. It’s illegal to just try to catch a taxi.

  2. I’ve not been to Cancun, but sometimes when I travel and am looking to travel light, I bring clothes that I’m willing to discard and leave them in favor of bringing back other stuff.
    When I travel in the states I’ll check to see if there’s a Goodwill around and limit my packing in favor of picking up clothes there that I can leave behind. It’s kind of like renting a wardrobe.

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