These days, more and more couples are shrugging off the concept of a 'traditional' wedding, (and the unavoidable agonies that are associated with it) and instead are deciding to jet off to a foreign land for a stress free, enjoyable yet affordable wedding. Even media has been quite vocal about Mexico as a wedding destination par excellence.
With its extensive coastline, beautiful weather, world-famous beaches, stunning colonial architecture, colorful history, rich culture, delicious cuisine, wide range of accommodations and incredible charm, Mexico makes for an unbeatable choice for a destination wedding. No matter what theme you have in mind, the exotic country of Mexico offers endless possibilities for every taste and budget.
We are sharing our picks for some of the top spots in Mexico to tie the knot in. Which of these will you pick for your special day?
A beach lover’s paradise, Cozumel is one of a very few places in the world where a couples can just slip into their diving gear and stage a wedding ceremony under water. With crystal clear waters and a vivid sea life, Cozumel offers the best diving in the world. It also has the world's second-largest reef network, brimming with limestone caves, tunnels, and rare black coral. In fact, in certain places, one could just stand in the water with a snorkel mask to see vibrant tropical fish and corals! Besides stunning golden beaches, Cozumel also has enticing shops, restaurants and nightclubs and is just the perfectly suited for a honeymoon too! Once you have finished relaxing, you can spend honeymoon days snorkeling or scuba diving, playing golf or tennis, deep sea fishing, exploring Mayan ruins or shopping to your heart’s content.
Surrounded by the pristine blue waters and powdery white sand beaches of the Caribbean on one side and the Nichupte Lagoon on the other, Cancun offers the perfect setting for your destination wedding. Easy air access from any part of the world (because of Cancun International Airport), a wide variety of accommodations and plentiful of English speaking wedding planners make planning your wedding here a pretty smooth ride! Cancun also offers an extravagant lineup of honeymoon pleasures - amazing marine life, snorkeling & diving (check snorkeling destinations in Mexico), ancient Mayan ruins, tropical rain forests, history, culture, water sports, shopping, fine dining and not to mention, stunning, world-famous beaches! Your wedding in Cancun is sure to create memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico among Canadians and Americans. Its landscape is quite unlike other destinations such as Cancun as it is in a desert region. Not many places around the world are situated where the desert meets the sea.
With its fabulous beaches, stunning villas and grand resorts, Los Cabos creates the perfect backdrop for an extraordinary destination wedding. A favorite escape for Hollywood celebs, Los Cabos is comprises of two towns – Cabo San Lucas ("Cabo") and San Jose del Cabo (“San Jose”). Cabo is a top choice for expert divers and offers beautiful beaches, glitzy beach clubs, fun bars, water sports, a well-developed hotel infrastructure and fine dining whereas the peaceful and traditional San Jose still reflects its colonial past with its 18th century buildings, art galleries, open air cafes and fine restaurants. These two towns are linked by an exquisite 18-mile “corridor” that offers breathtaking views, golf courses and luxury resorts.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Those who never want their wedding night to end should head for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Situated beneath palm-covered mountains and overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Bahia de Banderas, Puerto Vallarta epitomizes romance! Consistently rated one of the friendliest towns in the world, Puerto Vallarta is filled with colorful Mexican charm and presents the perfect setting for beautiful destination wedding. Puerto Vallarta abounds with wedding planners who will plan your grand wedding to the minutest detail. Language is not a barrier as most professionals here are fluent in both Spanish and English. An ideal place for your honeymoon too, Puerto Vallarta offers activities like snorkeling, diving, kayaking, bungee jumping and zip lining through the forest canopy. When the sun goes down, the city packs in some action. Puerto Vallarta has its share of cultural events for those interested in them. Malecon amphitheater provides a great setting for events under the night sky. Get hitched and host an endless party in one of the several late night spots of Puerto Vallarta, dancing away till the break of dawn.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
This cosmopolitan, colonial town in the Bajio Mountains is one of Mexico’s prettiest and the most romantic places to stage a destination wedding in! Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Madres, this city offers dramatic mountain sunsets, cobblestone streets, spring-like climate and a world-class art scene. Horseback riding through the city’s surrounding foothills guarantees the most stunning glimpses. San Miguel is just as enchanting at night with high end restaurants, pulsating bars and live performances by musicians from different parts of the world. A UNESCO´s World Heritage site, San Miguel de Allende is a splendid location for cultural activities, concerts and performances all year long and without doubt, is one of the most exciting places in Mexico to say “I Do”.