Wedding in Mexico
Mexico has some excellent places to get married alongside some picture-perfect scenarios. From golden beaches with turquoise waters, to old colonial cities with their charm, old buildings, cobbled streets dome and archways.
Mexico is becoming increasingly popular and given the opportunity to get married surrounded by stunning scenery, it’s not hard to see why! In Mexico it’s a big celebration, this is a country where you can smash a Piñata at the wedding breakfast, make toasts with tequila and have your first dance to a live Mariachi band. The section of Mexico’s Caribbean coast which stretches from Cancun to Tulum is a world of all inclusive mega resorts interspersed with bars, resturants and theme parks. Its renowned for its white sand beaches and resorts that can cater to every whim. Travel further south you will reach the Riveria Mayo its renowned for its sandy beaches, dramatic cliff tops ruins of Tulum, its quieter than Cancun so if you’re looking for peace and relaxation whilst soaking up the natural beauty, history and culture after your wedding this is the place to go.
Romantic things to do
If you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination that has romance and keeps you entertained day and night, then Riviera Maya is the place to be. With the surrounding beaches, the beautiful weather and the endless options for romance it will make you fall in love all over again with your loved one.
No romantic getaway to Riviera Maya is complete without cave diving in the cenotes common all over the Yucatan Peninsula. These natural deep blue pools are connected by an underground river system and are filled with cool fresh water. It’s the perfect place to cool off and escape the hot Caribbean sun. Make wonderful memories by taking a refreshing romantic dip or snorkel or scuba dive in one of the magical cenotes located around the Riviera Maya, including the most popular Dos Ojos, Chikin Ha and Tamia Ha. Therefore, if you’re looking for an exciting and adventurous trip on your honeymoon then be sure to experience and discover the Mayan world with cave diving.
Snorkelling in Xel Ha
Embark on a romantic adventure through the magical paradise and natural aquarium of the Xel-Ha. It’s the ideal romantic spot for snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters with your loved one. Within the magnificent natural wonder, enjoy encounters with the vast amount of tropical fish and marine flora. Not only that if you feel like doing something more fun to do together and thrilling, explore the Mayan ruins and jungle via zip lining, a zip bike adventure, and admire the beautiful views from above. There are plenty of activities to keep you both occupied throughout the day such as the Monkey Jump, Cliff of Courage, and slide in to Xel-Ha on a Salpichanga or even try the Trepachanga.
Strolling along the Mexico’s Caribbean beaches
The Riviera Maya is home to some of Mexico’s awe-inspiring best beaches. From the most popular Tulum beach which offers a glimpse into Mexico’s mysterious past and bohemian lifestyle to Playa del Carmen beach for the hip beachfront nightlife.
By day take a rest on a hammock under the shade or picture yourself walking intimately hand in hand along the white sand beaches lined with palm trees and crystal-clear waters in the midst. Then by night enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars and watch the gorgeous colours of the sunset. It doesn’t get more romantic then this.
Romantic sunset dinner cruise on a catamaran
Set sail on the Caribbean Sea on a Catamaran and enjoy the stunning surroundings and enjoy each other’s company with a romantic dinner. Sip champagne and experience the beautiful sunset like never while cruising along the Riviera Maya coastline. You can even stop off at a secluded white sand beach, where you can relish in a gourmet four course meal including lobster and steak. The romantic music being played in the backdrop sets the mood where after your meal you can take a dreamy stroll along the beach or enjoy an intimate dance.
Sunset horseback riding on the beach
Experience the wonderful sunset horseback riding tours through the jungle and along the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya coastline. It’s a fun and romantic way to get close to nature and admire the magnificent sunset views. Spend quality time with your loved one as you take an unforgettable adventure along the breath-taking landscape, visit the magical cenotes and meet native birds and animals along the way until the sun sets. What better way to live your honeymoon dream of horseback riding with your partner along the beach with the beautiful backdrop of the stunning sunset.
Sip Mexico’s Sexy Spirit
The Kama Sutra can’t be wrong–wild honey is a potent aphrodisiac. Rekindle your romance with a splash of Xtabentún, a regional liqueur made of anise and fermented honey. Try the golden elixir in a cocktail at Nizuc Resort and Spa, a sensual retreat set on a nature preserve in a secluded pocket of Cancun.
Bathe in warm chocolate
Early Mayan hieroglyphs suggest cacao was prized for its aphrodisiac powers. Today’s visitors can enjoy the deep, rich, taste of fine Mexican chocolate at one of several Ah Cacoa Chocolate Cafes in Riviera Maya and Cancun. At Secrets Spa by Pevonia at Secrets Playa Mujeres indulge in a sexy spa treatment that includes a full body chocolate and mint scrub followed by a luxe wrap so moisturizing you’ll feel as though you’ve been dipped in a chocolate fondue.
Palm-fringed beaches, chili-spiced cuisine, steamy jungles, teeming cities, fiesta fireworks, Frida’s angst: Mexico conjures up diverse, vivid dreams. And the reality lives up to them. An Outdoor Life
With steaming jungles, snow-capped volcanoes, cactus-strewn deserts and 10,000km of coast strung with sandy beaches and wildlife-rich lagoons, Mexico is an endless adventure for the senses and a place where life is lived largely in the open air.
Art & Soul of a Nation
Mexico’s pre-Hispanic civilizations built some of the world’s great archaeological monuments, including Teotihuacán’s towering pyramids and the exquisite Maya temples of Palenque. Top-class museums and galleries document the country’s fascinating history and its endless creative verve. Popular culture is just as vibrant, from the underground dance clubs and street art of Mexico City to the wonderful handicrafts of the indigenous population.
A Varied Palate
Dining out is an endless adventure, whether you’re sampling regional dishes, such as Yucatán’s cochinita pibil (slow-cooked pork) or a vast array of moles (complex sauces, their recipes jealously guarded) in Oaxaca and Puebla. Some of Mexico’s best eating is had at simple seafront palapa (thatched-roof shack) restaurants, serving achingly fresh fish and seafood, and the humble taquerías, ubiquitous all over Mexico, where tortillas are stuffed with a variety of fillings and slathered with homemade salsas.
At the heart of your Mexican experience will be the Mexican people. A super-diverse crew, from Mexico City hipsters to the shy indigenous villagers of Chiapas. You’ll rarely find Mexicans less than courteous. They’re more often positively charming and know how to please guests.
Welcome to El Palenque
Swathed in morning jungle mists and echoing to a dawn chorus of howler monkeys and parrots, the mighty Maya temples of Palenque are deservedly one of the top destinations of Chiapas and one of the best examples of Maya architecture in all of Mexico. By contrast, modern Palenque town, a few kilometres to the east, is a sweaty, humdrum place without much appeal except as a jumping-off point for the ruins and a place to find internet access. Many prefer to base themselves at one of the forest hideouts along the road between the town and the ruins, including the funky travellers’ hangout of El Panchán.
Cabo Pulmo, a tiny village and a 17,571-acre Marine Protected Area (MPA), is one of the most successful national marine parks in the world and arguably offers the best diving and snorkelling in Baja. It’s also home to the only Pacific coral reef in the Sea of Cortez. You don’t need a 4WD to enjoy the drive out here along the spectacular Eastern Cape (from the south) coastal road or through the Sierra de la Laguna (to the west), although the road can get rough at times. You will escape the crowds and find a very mellow scene that can be hard to leave.
Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacífico
The Copper Canyon Railway is one of the world’s most incredible rail journeys, and northern Mexico’s biggest single attraction. Nicknamed ‘El Chepe’ (using the Spanish initials of ‘Chihuahua’ and ‘Pacífico’), the railway operates one daily train in each direction, taking a full day. The line is the major link between Chihuahua and the coast, it connects the Pacific coast with the mountainous, arid interior of northern Mexico via tricky canyon gradients that force it to rise over 2400m. Between Los Mochis and El Fuerte, the train trundles through flat farmland, then begins to climb through hills speckled with dark pillars of cacti. It passes over the long Río Fuerte bridge and through the first of the 86 tunnels about four hours after leaving Los Mochis. The train hugs the sides of deepening canyons and makes a spectacular zigzag ascent into a tunnel above Témoris, after which pine trees appear on the hillsides. By the next station, Bahuichivo, you are in the Sierra Madre uplands, with flower-dotted meadows punctuating an entrancing alpine landscape. The biggest highlight of the train ride is stopping at Divisadero, where you get your only glimpse of the actual Copper Canyon. The train circles back over itself in a complete loop to gain height at the suitably named El Lazo (the Lasso), before chugging on to Creel and Chihuahua.
There’s not that much difference between primera and económica carriages – the former has a dining room, the latter a canteen. Neither has wi-fi. All carriages are rather showing their age (dating from the 1980s), and tickets are overpriced given the moderate comfort levels. Both classes have air-conditioning, heating and reclining seats with ample leg room. The clase económica is certainly nice enough for most travellers, although often you’ll have no choice but primera.
Note that you’re not allowed to consume alcohol on any of the trains, but that smoking is tolerated in the open-air gap between carriages. All trains are staffed with machine-gun-toting plainclothes police.