Mexico

Mayan Riviera Paradise in Mexico

When To Visit

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Mexico is a large country but most wedding & honeymoon couples tend to focus on the gorgeous Riviera Maya, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, in the heartland of ancient civilisation. The Riviera Maya is all about having fun in the sun, with many of the country’s best beaches and reefs making it ideal for water sports enthusiasts, as well as offering a host of other activities. With such a rich cultural history, there are some fascinating places to visit, including ancient Mayan sites such as Tulum and Chichen Itza.

Take your pick from high end resorts to great value getaways. If you’re looking for variety we can arrange a selection of private tour options to add on to your stay by the beach, including an unforgettable journey around the Yucutan, or a short trip to the country’s intriguing capital, Mexico City.

 

Best time to visit… The Baja Peninsula has a dry climate all year round. Summers can be very hot, however Los Cabos at the tip of the peninsula benefits from a sea breeze. The beach resorts of the Yucatan Peninsula enjoy consistently warm and tropical weather, October to May is generally the most pleasant time to visit. Humidity is at its highest from July to September with occasional showers, hurricanes are more likely in this area.

 

Getting there… 10 ½ hours direct to Cancun. 11 hours 40 mins to Mexico City, for Los Cabos, a range of routes is available via a number of US cities where an overnight stay may be required. Onward flights to San Jose Del Cabo are 2-3 hours.

 

Getting Married… To marry in Mexico the Minimum period of residency is 4 working days

 

Ideal to combine with… Multiple resorts within Mexico or the USA. Most popular include New York, Las Vegas, LA & San Francisco

 

Top Resorts

Cancun is world-class custom built tourist resort set on an island in the east of Mexico, surrounded by the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Cancun is divided into two areas, the hotel zone, set on 14 miles of immaculate powdery white sand shaped like a ‘7’ which is connected to the mainland by two bridges in the North and South and the mainland city which is packed with every modern entertainment imaginable.

Children are well catered for with water parks, exotic animal encounters and the safe warm waters on the protected side of the island, facing Isla Mujeres.

There’s plenty of fun for grown-ups too with an outrageous nightlife scene, incredible watersports, top-notch golf and you can even enjoy the lavish facilities of one of Mexico’s largest shopping malls right on your doorstep with hundreds of stores to explore featuring the best American brands as well as local favorites too.

If you’re looking for culture and adventure, all the magic of the Mayan Riviera with its ancient ruins, lush jungle and underground ‘cenote’ caves are just an hour’s drive away.

The Mayan Riviera stretches down the coast from Cancun to Tulum and is a delightful area of beautiful white sandy beaches and warm turquoise seas.

Riveira Maya includes the resort towns of Puerto Morelos, Maorma, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventura, Akumal and Tulum, providing 86 miles of gorgeous coastline to take advantage of!

Playa del Carmen buzzes with colourful boutiques, busy restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Enjoy a relaxing walk at La Quinta Avenida, a strip where you’ll find everything from Cuban cigar stores to tempting Mexican handicraft shops and international cuisine restaurants.

The sleepy island of Cozumel is just half an hour away by boat, here can go snorkelling, tour the National Park and shop ’til you drop. Cozumel offers the world’s second largest reef, providing the ideal opportunity for unrivalled diving and snorkelling experiences. Adventure enthusiasts won’t be short of things to do with countless tours on offer. Explore the tropical jungle, local towns and ancient Mayan ruins for a real off the beaten track experience.

An hour from Cancun and just 15 minutes from Playa Del Carmen lies Xcaret, a vast archaeological park offering a great day out for the whole family. The park brings together wildlife, history and culture, offering a plethora of attractions and activities from beaches, pools and lagoons, jungle trails and snorkelling to discovering beautiful wildlife including jaguars, spider monkeys, flamingos and marine turtles.

Playacar is a boutique resort experience with all the advantages of a major tourist destination within easy access. You can easily wander around Playacar by foot and take a leisurely wander along the beach to nearby Playa Del Carmen. Cancun is an hour away and can be reached by hopping on one of the inexpensive buses.

Mayakoba is a 600 acre private and gated cluster of hotels on the beautiful Peninsula, Mayakoba offers beauty, serenity and diversity. Four distinct ecosystems: dune, water canals, tropical forest and mangroves offer an unparalleled travel experience. Stunning white powder sands are connected by a series of lagoons where guests are transported by lanchas (covered boats) to explore the array of facilities on offer. Three superb spas, a host of beach clubs, dining venues and bars all await you.

Away from the Gulf Coast…

Baja California – Arguably boasts the finest coastline that Mexico has to offer, the Baja peninsula stretches south from San Diego between the Pacific Ocean and the sea of Cortez.The town of Cabos San Lucas feels very Southern California whilst San Jose del Cabo has the true feel of Mexico. It is one of the world’s best places to see migratory whales as they head south for the winter. The calving season is from January to March

  • Charter a boat and enjoy a day of big game fishing
  • Baja California is one of the best places for star-gazing
  • See the stunning sunset at Cabo San Lucas’ very own Land’s End
  • Take the drive to Todos Santos, home to The Hotel California (made famous by The Eagles)
  • The golf courses here are some of the most stunning in the world. They combine the Arizona style backdrop of mountains and cactus with crystal blue waters.

 

Pacific Coast

Holidays’ to Mexico’s Pacific Coast offer the traditional beach break together with adrenaline-fuelled activities in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

One of Mexico’s most stylish destinations, the city of Puerto Vallarta mixes cosmopolitan cool and Mexican warmth. Stroll along the bustling waterfront malecon, an esplanade lined with street artists, sculptures and fountains. Stop at the Los Archos Amphitheatre for live music, dip in and out of the eclectic shops on Vallarta’s cobbled side streets, and then unwind with dinner and cocktails overlooking the yacht-filled marina. Every year from December to March, humpback whales come to Banderas bay to mate and give birth. Take a trip (by boat or even light aircraft) to encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

Nuevo Vallarta is the sister resort to Puerto Vallarta, it is a purpose built resort,there’s no history here. Instead, it’s jam-packed with tennis clubs, dozens of restaurants, a zoo, a dolphin aquarium, and a waterpark, to list just a few. You’ll also find 3 local golf courses so can play with views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Acapulco has the best nightlife on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, with a party atmosphere that’s been famous since the 1950s. Start your evening with waterfront drinks, sunset cruises and cliff-side restaurants and move on to open-air bars and lively clubs on the Costera, Acapulco’s main strip. Acapulco Bay’s gorgeous arc of beaches is perfect for strolls in the sand, sun worshipping and paddling in the Pacific Ocean. There are plenty of water sports to keep you occupied too.

Just a few of our favorite hotels…

5* Fairmont Mayakoba is part of the exclusive Mayakoba development. Its guest rooms, casitas and suites lie nestled in a tropical forest surrounded by the calm, ever-present waters of lush lagoons, while some private suites stretch out to a pristine white beach.

The 5* Rosewood Mayakoba is also within the same development and offers Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suites which float graciously above the lagoon’s emerald waters. This one-of-a-kind accommodation provides an inviting lounge terrace with a relaxing plunge pool.

5* Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Maya is an “adults only” hotel tucked away on one of the most pristine and famous beaches in all of Mexico, this is the perfect setting for adult adventure, relaxation, romance and Unlimited-Luxury®. Upgrade to a junior suite Swim out room which has direct swim-out access to one of 12 pools. This hotel also offers a ‘Sip, Savour & See’ dine around program.

5* Moon palace Golf & Spa Resort lying on Cancun’s tranquil south shore. Play with dolphins at the dolphinarium, enjoy a leisurely round of golf on the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and dine around at the 15 restaurants. Always a favourite!

5* La Blanc Spa Resort is an “adults only” haven located in Cancun’s hotel zone, close to culture and nightlife. Our favourite thing about this hotel are the swim up snack bars!

4* Clubhotel Riu Tequila in Playacar is part of the lively Riu Resort Playacar which means you can hop across to the neighbouring 4* Riu Yucutan and 4*Riu Playacar too.

5* The Royal Resort in Playa Del Carmen boasts a perfect beachfront location, mere steps from Playa del Carmen’s famed Fifth Avenue, with its hip night spots, trendy cafes and colourful shops. Another great “adults only” hotel.

5* Excellence Playa Mujeres in Playa Mujeres nr Cancun is exclusively adults”. Upgrade your room to a Swim-up junior suite, with direct pool access or a suite with your very own plunge pool!

4* & 5* Karisma Hotels & Resorts is one of Mexico’s leading hotel chains. These Gourmet Inclusive® luxury resorts are strung along the Riviera Maya’s shore line, each offering beachfront views of pristine stretches of sand. Forget queing for the buffet – dining scenes centre around a la carte restaurants. The El Dorada Hotels in their group are “adults only” and include upscale exclusive resorts, a boutique experience or a secluded and intimate hotel for those looking to escape!

The Azul hotels in the group are for everyone and these include upscale hotels, a family friendly boutique style hotel, private villas and lavish resorts. The most well-known being the Sensatori Resort!

4* Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta on the Pacific Coast. Live a life of excess. Indulge in your rock star fantasies. Located on the beautiful beaches of Bahia de Banderas, near Puerto Vallarta in the heart of Riviera Nayarit, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta takes everything to extremes.

5* Las Ventanas Al Paraiso lies between the historic town of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The luxury Los Cabos resort is located at the tip of the 1,000-mile Baja Peninsula and combines a starkly beautiful desert landscape with one of the richest marine environments encompassing both the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez.

5* One & Only Palmilla located overlooking Los Cabos beach on the Baja peninsula. This luxury resort has been a favourite retreat for Hollywood celebrities and discerning travellers.

Honeymoon offers in Mexico…

For the latest offer details call our wedding & honeymoon specialist and we will work with you to find the best offers to suit you. These can include Bonus nights, free room upgrades, Early bird saver, dedicated Butler, romantic dining experiences, complimentary excursions, Fruit, wine & flowers in your room, Spa offers and food and beverage offers.

 

Weddings in Mexico…

To marry in Mexico the Minimum period of residency is 4 working days.
A few days after landing in Mexico, the bride and groom need to have a blood test. This will all be arranged for you.

The hotels offer excellent wedding packages and a variety of options. If you are looking for Vintage elegance, a sophisticated soiree or pure glamour, you will find it here. Mexico is the perfect location for your small intimate wedding or a Mexican Fiesta with a live Mariachi band.

Locations for your ceremony include on the beach, a waterfall backdrop, Gazebo in the hotel grounds, a thatched wedding chapel, a ballroom wedding or a rooftop ceremony to name a few. Make it your own by adding a Lobster wedding breakfast or fireworks, Tequila is a must for the toast!

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