Cancún is perhaps the busiest beach destination in Mexico. It is located on the northern tip of the state of Quintana Roo and serves as a starting point for exploring both the southern coast and the islands around. Its hotel zone is an island in itself, flanked on one side by the Nichupté Lagoon and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on the other. Walking through the extensive Kukulcán Boulevard, you will find countless resorts willing to pamper you and take care of every detail of your wedding.
► In the heart of Cancún, next to the hotel zone, you will find the Nichupté Lagoon. You can hire a boat ride to admire different types of mangroves, as well as birds, crocodiles, frogs and iguanas.
► Explore the Underwater Museum of Cancún, either on a glass bottom boat, in a diving suit or snorkeling. It permanently displays 500 sculptures submerged in the Caribbean Sea. The marine concrete of which they are made of, facilitates the growth of corals on their surface.
► Sign up for Mexican cooking classes held Monday through Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Culinary Center. They last a couple of hours and you will learn how to make various dishes, including margaritas and desserts.
► Play golf at Riviera Cancún Golf Club, a 19-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus. In addition to boasting breathtaking views of the Caribbean, the pipes that run underneath serve as artificial channels that keep the flow of water in the mangroves around.
► Walk around the pastel-colored houses of Isla Mujeres and visit the sculpture garden in Punta Sur. Go on a tour to see Contoy Island, a nature reserve north of Isla Mujeres inhabited by numerous birds. Here, under the sea, starts the Great Mesoamerican Reef.
This Mexican Caribbean destination is full of all-inclusive hotels to help with your wedding needs. Most of them offer different packages and the option of getting married on a private beach facing the sea.
This Mexican Caribbean destination is full of all-inclusive hotels to help with your wedding needs. Most of them offer different packages and the option of getting married on a private beach facing the sea. There it is the Hyatt Ziva Cancún, Grand Oasis Cancún o Paradisus Cancún. You can also contact the wedding planners of hotels like Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún, Occidental Costa Cancún and Emporio Cancún to help you organize the party of your dreams.
If you are looking for places where you can get married and also spend your honeymoon, choose hotels away from the hustle and bustle that stand out for their spa services. Two good options are Nizuc and The Westin Resort & Spa Cancún, both located in Punta Nizuc, south of the hotel zone and near the airport. In the northern area you will find the Finest Playa Mujeres, a resort that also offers spa services and attractive packages for honeymooners. Since it is located in front of Isla Mujeres, it is easy to come and go to that tiny floating paradise.
Holbox is another island you must visit if you are in Cancún. It is worth staying there a few days to see flamingos, practice kayaking and paddle board on its calm beaches, and swim with the amazing whale shark (from May to September). You can get married at the boutique hotel Las Nubes, and have fun with your guests on the vast sand bank located right across.