So after much deliberation with your fiancé, it’s been decided… you’re having a destination wedding! How incredibly adventurous! You’ve always been consumed by wanderlust and you’ve taken advantage of your big day to go all out. We don’t blame you for wanting to get away – in fact – let us inspire you some more!
Destination weddings are a fabulous idea for a number of reasons and you’ve already thought about it all. They allow you to have an incredibly intimate celebration with the people you love most, you can get away from your normal routine and let romance to take the lead, and most of the planning is already done for you. Resorts and hotels offer packages that keep the wedding planning stress to a minimum.
All you need now is the destination. No worries, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve researched popular destinations on Destination Weddings and have found Mexico to be almost perfect! So without further ado, here are our favorite picks for a Mexican Wedding Getaway!
• Cabo San Lucas
Destination Weddings, the top rated wedding site for romantic getaways, describes Cabo San Lucas as a “formerly sleepy fishing village that blends stunning views of the desert, mountains, and beaches on the Baja California coast.” It was originally planned to be a vacation town so there’s plenty of top rated resorts, spas, and activities.
Cancun is widely known as a worldwide party destination but this gorgeous city is much, much more than that. With friendly locals, numerous Mayan monuments, and breathtaking beaches and scenery, Cancun is destined to be a luxurious and romantic getaway.
Cozumel has always been a popular tourist destination because of it’s bright blue waters, abundant coral reefs, and vibrant night scene. The gorgeous scenery offers an incredibly romantic and intimate vibe, especially if you escape to Passion Island that’s removed from crowds. This is definitely the place to go if you’re looking for more privacy.
• Riviera Maya
Also located along the Yucatan peninsula is the Luxurious Riviera Maya. This region is “comprised of a number of smaller resort towns and villages, including Tulum, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, each with their own vibe.” With an endless list of activities, tourist attractions and white sandy beaches, this is definitely paradise on Earth.
Acapulco was once known as the “playground for the rich and famous in the 50s.” So if the vibrant nightlife is what you’re after Acapulco is the place to go. It’s the largest beach in Mexico that offers dozens of daredevil excursions and beachside activities. Not to mention its gorgeous scenery and beaches. You’ll never have a dull moment in Acapulco.
Mazatlan is widely known as “Pearl of the Pacific.” And for Good reason! It blends historic areas with new and modern amenities. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a picturesque, rich, and quaint destination for the history buff in you.
• Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is gaining worldwide recognition for “highest rated resort towns.” Gorgeous beaches, bays, mountain views, and even a nearby tropical jungle in an exquisite location surround it. There’s so much beauty, wildlife, culture, and history to take in you’ll need more than 24 hours in your day to see it all.
One of the jewels of Mexico’s Pacific coast, Ixtapa is “well-known for fishing charters and high-end golf courses and it epitomizes quiet and unassuming luxury.” This breathtaking resort town is home to exquisite wildlife and centuries old ruins. Ixtapa offers unparalleled luxury and wild excursions in one trip!
• Isla Mujeres
If laid back, private, and low key are your thing, Isla Mujeres is the ideal place for you. Translated to “Island of Women,” this stunning site offers quiet, secluded beaches and exquisite blue waters. Since it’s “discovery” by tourists, this region has seen a growth in popularity and interest, yet still has been able to maintain it’s laid back and small town charm.
This gorgeous city is widely known for it’s near perfect weather and it’s rich culture and history. No wonder it’s called the “City of Eternal Spring.” There’s so much to see and do in this charming city full of historic buildings and archaeological ruins. It’s a stone’s throw away from the country’s capital, Mexico City, so you’ll have a chance to experience the hustle and bustle of one of the largest cities in the world and simultaneously relax and enjoy the charming and historic Cuernavaca.
Check out our Favors for Beach Weddings post to find the perfect favors for your getaway!
We’ve found that these spectacular Mexican cities have beautiful weather, world famous beaches and so rich in culture and history it’s so hard to say no to Mexico! Aaaanndd, your dollar is sure to go a longer way in Mexico than in other place so you’ll get the most bang for your buck on your big day.
Most of these regions require a valid passport and original copies of birth certificates annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in Spanish to perform a civil marriage ceremony.
Destination Weddings is a great place to start when planning your big, romantic getaway.
Check them out and let us know your favorite picks!
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