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Destination Weddings in Mexico

Here are a few suggestions for Destination Weddings in Mexico.  The Caribbean side of Mexico is easier to get to for both you and your guests.  Take into consideration the travel time to get to the destination you choose and the cost for your guests to attend your wedding.

Let us help you decide.  Some resorts have complimentary weddings.  Some have minimum requirements, like the room category and number of nights, the bridal couple and their guest must stay. 

All-inclusive resorts are a good option.  There are plenty of options to meet every budget.  All-inclusive resorts have evolved to offer excellent food and beverages.

Cancun: Paradise in the Caribbean

Have your dream wedding in Cancun, the Paradise Caribbean Destination

Cancun is Mexico’s premier beach tourist destination. Few places in the world offer honeymooners such exciting and accessible diversity.  From ancient pyramids to modern amenities, Cancun has it all for an original, authentic, unforgettable wedding.

Cancun is more the perfect setting for your destination wedding. Amazing indoor venues, seaside facilities backed by turquoise waters, easy air access from worldwide gateways, a wide variety of ultra-comfortable accommodations and an abundance of wedding planners (both independent and on site) make planning a memorable ceremony and reception easy as can be.

Romance and excitement are at your fingertips along the 14-mile long island that houses the Hotel Zone. Beautiful beaches — the kind that travel posters promise but seldom deliver — are right outside your door.  The peninsula is bordered by the aquamarine waters and white sand beaches of the Caribbean on one side and the green waters of Nichupté Lagoon on the other.

Sophisticated luxury comforts, up-to-the-minute hotels and a spectacular array of activities surround you.  Nature reserves uncorrupted by civilization and archaeological sites stand beside ultra-modern hotels and mega malls. Blue waters with high clarity invite divers and snorkelers to be awestruck by the colorful reefs and marine life.  Ancient Mayan cultures are also on display.   The archaeological site of El Rey lies near a Hotel Zone golf course.  Famous sites such as Chichen Itza and Tulum are just a day trip away.  Wild tropical rain forest filled with exotic birds, reptiles and mammals begin just outside of town. You’ll love it all!

Cancun offers an outrageous array of honeymoon pleasures. You will never be able to fit them into one trip, so you’ll have to come back for your anniversaries! History, culture, ecological reserves, nature, sport activities, shopping and Mexican and international dining are integral parts of a Cancun honeymoon. There is so much to choose from that you can plan each day to fit your mood. Don’t forget to take time to relax on its world-known white sand beach!!!!

Cozumel: Love in the air and underwater!

Couples who seek a shoeless island lifestyle, best diving in the continent, spectacular water sports and warm sand between their toes embrace this minute island that is a magnet for scuba divers from throughout the world. This is one of a very few places in the world where couples and their friends can put on scuba tanks and stage a marriage ceremony under water!

In ancient times, the island was a sanctuary where Mayan women paid homage to the fertility goddess Ixchel. Today, it is a casual, compact island with a barefoot air that proves that magical things do come in small packages. A few miles off Mexico’s “hook,” it is the country’s largest island but its actual size is only 28 miles long and 12 miles wide. 

What goes on under the water is as exciting as life on land.  Waters around the island are crystal clear.  In some places, you can just stand in the water with a snorkel mask to see colorful tropical fish and corals! Couples from throughout the world who like to scuba dive come to see Palancar, the longest barrier reef this side of Australia, where visibility often reaches 200 ft. and more.

Honeymooning here is a dream. Nothing is far away.  Everything on land is easy to find.  The island is flat and covered with low tropical vegetation.  Downtown San Miguel, laid out in grids, looks like it belongs under a Christmas tree. Inviting shops, restaurants and nightclubs line Avenida Melgar, the seaside promenade and its side streets. The rich Mayan culture and cuisine is on display here, and Mayan language can often be heard in the streets. 

When you’ve finished relaxing, you can spend honeymoon days scuba diving or snorkeling, playing golf or tennis, deep sea or bone fishing, exploring Mayan ruins or shopping to your hearts’ content. No matter what you choose to do each honeymoon day, chances are good that you’ll still have enough money left for a night on the town!

The island may be small but the pleasures its offers are without boundaries!

Los Cabos: Romance between the sea and the desert

Los Cabos is located at the tip of the Baja California peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean in dramatic scenic grandeur; this destination is ideal for honeymooners who enjoy being surrounded by spectacular natural beauty in one of the few places in the world where the desert meets the sea.

Los Cabos is actually two towns, San Jose del Cabo (picturesque and quiet) and Cabo San Lucas (relatively action packed with restaurants and nightlife), both linked by an exquisite 18-mile "corridor". World famous deep-sea fishing and world-class golf with two championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and one by Robert Trent Jones make it even more desirable. Los Cabos still has the look of a resort in the making, but all the comforts of home and more are here along with plenty of fresh air.

The town of San Jose del Cabo is calm and traditional. Along its clean and neat streets visitors find restaurants, open-air cafes, galleries, handicrafts stores, and cultural activities such as the Teatro de la Ciudad.

The nearby San Jose del Cabo estuary is a tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary and reserved area that is home to over 150 species of animals and a place for kayaking through mangrove swamps.

The road between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas offers breathtaking panoramas as it winds through the luxury hotel zone 

Cabo San Lucas is a favorite choice for expert divers and offers beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, a well-developed hotel infrastructure, and varied Mexican and international cuisine.

Attractions in Cabo San Lucas include the marina, a regular stop-off point for small sailboats and private yachts, and beaches such as the Hacienda and Medano, where gentle waves lap the shore. Attractions for lovers of nature and animals include the underwater sand-falls off the Playa del Amor (Lover' s Beach) and, during the winter, the gray whale reserve in Magdalena Bay.

Also do not miss "El Arco",  a monumental natural arch rock formation where the Pacific and Sea of Cortez waters meet, which has become a symbol of the region and a great setting for picture taking.

Riviera Maya: A wide range of options for romance!

Riviera Maya offers you the perfect location for the beach wedding or honeymoon of your dreams, from a barefoot cabana hotel to an all-inclusive luxury resort,

The Riviera Maya is among the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico. Honeymoons in this area tend to center around individual hotels and resorts, most of which are all inclusive to some degree. You will be able to find everything from small, barefoot cabana hotels, elegant boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and awesome, all-inclusive resorts in a variety of price ranges. The luxury all-inclusive concept here is generally so indulgent that you won’t have to or want to leave the premises very often during your honeymoon. 

It will help you find your way around if you are aware that Riviera Maya includes several distinctive sections, South from Cancun along the Caribbean Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula: 

- Playa del Carmen is the region’s largest city. 75 miles south of Cancun and 40 miles north of Tulum, it is ideal for just about every activity from lying on the beach to shopping, dining and dancing. To make it even more exciting, the lovely islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres—are short ferry trips across the harbor.

- Puerto Morelos is a quiet fishing village just 15 miles south of the Cancun Airport and an optimal spot for relaxation in a charming atmosphere. The area is perfect for snorkeling, windsurfing and diving due to the massive Grand Mayan Reef that offers protection and unique opportunities to enjoy the crystal clear ocean both above and below water. Also, at certain times of the year, the region is frequented by marlins and sailfish, which make for top-notch sport fishing. 

- Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach) is a little more than half way between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Home to a serene resort, this spot is a favorite of honeymooners thanks to its spectacular white sand beach that’s surrounded by coconut trees and a lush tropical forest. The shallow Caribbean waters here are excellent for snorkeling and diving, but adventure-seekers also can windsurf, parasail, kayak and sail—and may even see endangered sea turtles that use the beach as a nursery!

- Playacar is just south of Playa del Carmen and the location of a beautiful, pure sand beach near the south end of the ferry dock to Cozumel. In addition to the many rental condos, beach houses and all-inclusive resorts, Playacar offers numerous small Mayan archaeological sites, the Xaman-Ha Aviary with exotic tropical birds, an 18-hole golf course, water sports, great shopping and much more.

- Tulum, at the end of the Riviera Maya, is an ideal spot to relax and take in the laid back atmosphere. It has a collection of smaller hotels and mystical Mayan ruins.

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