When you plan a honeymoon to Mexico, You will quickly realize this is a country like no other with endless beauty and adventure as well as hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Here are 6 reasons why you should plan a honeymoon in Mexico.
Easy to Get from U.S. Gateways
With several nonstop flight options, same-day arrivals, and departures, plus multiple flights per day, a romantic beach honeymoon is at your fingertips. And with multiple flights, it gives you plenty of backup options in case of delays or cancellations.
Romantic Resorts for Every Couple's Style and Taste
When it comes to the accommodations, you’ll have your pick of the best. From lavish mega resorts to hacienda-style boutique hotels and everything in between! Plus, if you’re looking for an adult-only escape, there are multiple resort properties that offer the ideal atmosphere for couples who want a romantic honeymoon void of screaming children!
The Best Bang for Your Buck is in Mexico
Honestly, the level of luxury provided for the price is quite remarkable. From world-class spas to beach butlers taking care of your every need while you relax on the beach, you can’t go wrong with a luxury resort in Mexico.
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If you are looking for incredible service for the money, Mexico will get you the most bang for your buck when it comes to the level of luxury and service you receive for the price. Part of the reason is that Mexico is just miles ahead of other destinations when it comes to hospitality & tourism. A quote I once heard from a travel insider pretty much sums it up like this.“ In (the location I was at) if your drink spills, a waiter will come right away to clean it up. In Mexico, the wait staff will see the glass at the edge of the table and come to push it back.”
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Tons of Amazing Activities
One of the best parts of planning a honeymoon to Mexico is the incredible amount of activities and sites you and your new spouse can experience and make new memories together.
Looking for adventure, golf, or fishing? Take your pick! There’s so much to experience when you visit Mexico!
Two Unique Areas of Mexico to Choose From
Mexico has two completely different, but equally romantic & beautiful areas to enjoy an amazing honeymoon!
The Caribbean Side
The Caribbean side of Mexico is located on the Yucatan Peninsula along the Caribbean Sea and is the most popular area of Mexico for any type of travel. This is where Cancun, Riviera Maya, and many of the other popular destination wedding spots are located. Everything mentioned above will be available to you on the Caribbean side of Mexico, including white sand beaches and the ability to enjoy the Caribbean Sea if you love getting in the water.
The Pacific Side:
The Pacific Side of Mexico is of course located along the Pacific Ocean and was originally best known for travel spots such as Puerto Vallarta, and Acapulco, but now the hottest new spots to travel or honeymoon in Mexico is in either Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta!
Located at the end of the Baja Coast, Cabo is home to luxury resorts, amazing foodie experiences, championship golf, yoga retreats, movie star getaways, and authentic cultural experiences. The beaches are wide and beautiful here as well, but darker sand than the Caribbean side, and are not usually swimmable due to the ocean currents and rip tides.
Known for its charming towns and people, the stunning landscape of sea and mountain, plus colorful culture and marine life, it’s easy to see why Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular vacation destinations for honeymoons!
Which Part of Mexico is Best for Your Honeymoon?
The hardest decision you’ll have to make when planning a honeymoon to Mexico is which part of Mexico is best for your needs and which resort or hotel will give you the atmosphere you are looking for. That’s where having the assistance of a honeymoon designer can come in handy.
Mexico is the perfect destination for a honeymoon because there is something for every couple. If you're looking for an active honeymoon, Mexico has plenty of opportunities to enjoy golf, snorkel, scuba dive, visit an echo park or historic site, and even ride horses along the beach. If relaxing on the beach and enjoying a few drinks is more your speed, that's also not a problem in Mexico. Your honeymoon can be as lively or laid back as you want it to be.
Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for a destination wedding. The sun, the sea, and the sand are just what many couples are looking for when planning their weddings. Mexico offers all that in addition to top-notch resorts with beautiful and unique venues. Let's take a quick look at some of the Pros and Cons of having a destination wedding in Mexico.
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Pro: Easy Access from the US
For the most part, Mexico is easily accessible to U.S. citizens and offers plenty of daily flight options. This allows for ease of travel for you and your wedding guests as well as ensures that if there are flight delays or cancellations there will be several flight options available for backup.
Pro: Plenty of Incredible Resort Options and Venues to Choose from
Whether you are heading to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, or the Cancun/Riviera Maya area, you will have more than enough choices of resorts and wedding venues to host your wedding celebration. With the myriad of options available, you'll also have your pick of luxury, chic, modern, or authentic resorts with lively, quiet, active, or pampering atmospheres. From boutique resorts with intimate settings to mega resorts with Vegas-style shows. Mexico truly offers something for EVERY wedding group!
Pro: Amazing Value of Luxury Services for the Price!
If you are looking for incredible luxury and service for the money. Mexico will get you the most bang for your buck when it comes to the level of luxury and service you receive for the price. Part of the reason is that Mexico is just miles ahead of other destinations when it comes to hospitality and tourism. A quote I once heard from a travel insider pretty much sums it up like this. "In the Dominican Republic if your drink spills, a waiter will come right away to clean it up. In Mexico, the wait staff will see the glass on the edge of the table and come to put it back in a safer spot."
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Pro: Wedding Package Value for the Price
The same is true for wedding packages. Your destination wedding budget goes so much further in Mexico! You will be amazed at the celebration you can plan that will be a day you and your guests will never forget!
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Pro: Endless Excursions, Activities, & Cultural Experiences
Regardless of what part of Mexico you head to, you'll have your pick of awesome experiences at your fingertips! Historical ruins, underground caverns, artistic cities, waterfalls, mountains, whale watching, snorkeling, nightlife, shopping, golf, catamaran cruises, day trips to nearby islands, you name it! There is something for everyone to enjoy in Mexico!
Con: Legal wedding requirements
Each State in Mexico has different requirements for your wedding in Mexico to be legal, but you can expect bloodwork, translation of documents, witnesses, and 3-4 day of residency.
If you don't need to have a legal destination wedding, then I suggest you and your fiancé get married legally in the States (basically at the courthouse) and then you will do a symbolic wedding in Mexico for your Destination Wedding ceremony. No one will know but you, and it will save you from jumping through a lot of hoops.
Con: Cancun/Riviera Maya Seaweed issues
With Cancun and Riviera Maya being the most popular locations in Mexico to host a destination wedding. I felt obligated to mention this "con". Over the last few years, environmental factors have caused an increase in the seaweed that floats into the waters and on the shore. It is impossible to predict when there could be a lot of seaweed or not as much because it can come and go at any time of the year.
While resorts are continually cleaning up the seaweed, it does affect the beauty and clarity of the water. If you are planning a beach wedding or want perfectly clear water, this are of Mexico may not be the best option for you.
As you can see Mexico really offers more Pros than Cons for having a destination wedding. The growth in popularity of Mexico as a wedding location is clear proof that this is true. Mexico makes for an amazing location for a destination wedding as it's bursting at the seams with amazing resorts, beautiful venues, tons of activities, rich culture, and natural beauty.
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