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Mexico

Cabo San Lucas resort nestled next to Finesterra Rock

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Mexico

A honeymoon in Mexico offers some of the most diverse travel experiences on the planet and the United States and Canada are fortunate to share the continent with such a great and culturally rich country. The people are wonderful, the food varied and superb, and the country's storied history has left significant architectural and cultural imprints throughout the land. Ancient historical sites throughout the country, beaches beyond belief and a rich cultural smorgasbord that provides something for every sensibility is Mexico's great allure. Perfect for honeymoon couples that want everything that excites; or, nothing but relaxation.

Mexico has also become one of the top locations US and Canadian couples go for destination weddings. All inclusive resorts abound, many with their own wedding coordinators on site.  Between your travel agent and the resort wedding coordinator, you have two experts that will give you the peace of mind that your wedding will be as beautiful as you would like.

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Highlights
From the Pyramids at Teotihuacan to the Ruinas del Rey in Cancun, Mexico has an abundance of history and culture. In fact, many honeymooners visiting Mexico never even get near a beach--there's simply too many other cool things to do. That's not to say that you can't have both however. In Mexico it's possible to parasail and jet ski one day and visit Mayan ruins the next. Cabo San Lucas has become one of the most elite resort destinations in Mexico and the cliff divers of Acapulco continue to thrill visitors.

It's impossible to list all the cultural highlights of Mexico here. The best advice is to decide on which part of the country you would like to visit and choose from the available cultural activities in that area.

Geography/Environment
Nestled between the United States and Central America, Mexico is a country with high, rugged mountains, low coastal plains, with high plateaus and desert. With such a varied landscape, it's no surprise that the climate is anywhere from tropical to desert. The country shares its borders with the U.S. to the north, and with Belize and Guatemala to the south.
Activities
Like the cultural highlights, recreational activities can be just as dependent on your location within the country. Suffice it to say that if you're going to the Pacific Gold Coast, the Baja, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, or the interior of the country, there is an abundance of recreational and cultural diversions.
Climate and Weather
Mexico's climate varies but along the beach it will be hot and humid, which is perfect for lounging and enjoying tropical drinks. The southern coastal regions can be uncomfortably hot and extremely humid between July and September. Unless you want to do nothing but lie on the beach and avoid occasional downpours, it's best to avoid the southern coast of Mexico during these months. This is especially true since July and August are also the peak holiday months for foreign visitors and the coastal resorts attract large numbers of tourists. October to May is the most pleasant time to visit since it is fairly dry and still comfortably warm.

Important Information & Resources
STATE DEPARTMENT TRAVEL WARNING:

Drug-related violence within various parts of Mexico have prompted the US State Department to re-issue a travel warning. Please read the Mexico Travel Warning carefully. Mexico is a big country and the warning applies to certain areas more than others.

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Destination Wedding Information
Administrative Fees: U.S. $230
  • Waiting period: 2 days (no minimum stay for Cozumel)
  • Passport and birth certificate
  • A copy of tourist card or visa
  • Proof of divorce or death certificate
  • Citizens under age 18 need parent or guardian's consent
  • Names, addresses, ages, nationalities & tourist card numbers of four witnesses
  • A blood test is also required
Mexico Reviews
Secrets Huatulco
by Jeff Jacoby last updated on 02/09/2017
One of my favorite properties for complete rest and relaxation is Secrets Huatulco. The rooms are very comfortable with tile floors, and modern decor. Our room boasted double sinks, a whirlpool tub and expansive views of the ocean. Many of the rooms also...
Dreams Huatulco
by Lia Vincent last updated on 04/25/2014
I just returned from a 4 night trip to the beach town of Huatulco. Ever heard of it? It's on the Pacific side pretty much as far south in Mexico that you can get. They said "well we are almost Guatemala". We stayed at Dreams. It's...
Hard Rock Vallarta
by Lia Vincent last updated on 04/25/2014
just returned from a 3 night trip to Hard Rock Vallarta with my high school friend, Jenelle. Here is my full review of the resort experience - Check in process is easy. Our room wasn't quite ready yet so they took all our info and then we went...
Azul Beach A-Mazing!
by Wendi Montoya last updated on 12/05/2013
The Azul Beach property is in one word- BOUTIQUE! If you are wanting to get away with your family and have a wonderful vacation this is probably it! It is a very lush and tropical feel. Don't go there and stay in the lead in rooms. Check out...
Iberostar Cancun
by Wendi Montoya last updated on 09/17/2013
The Iberostar Cancun is wonderful! All the Iberostar resorts are blessed with great beaches but this may be the best! The kids club is equipped with a wonderful staff and relate well with the kids. Nice palapa set ups on the beach. The pool area...
Excellence Playa Mujeres
by Wendi Montoya last updated on 09/17/2013
WOW! Where to start? This resort not surrounded by a large amount of neighboring resorts. Which translates to QUIET! It is a nice setting and the resort comes alive at night. I love a nice resort at night. The dining options go on and on with great...
Valentin Imperial Maya
by Patti Cullen last updated on 10/22/2012
It is one of the most beautiful and serene places I have ever been. My husband and I had a fabulous time and enjoyed everything about the resort from the best hospitality we've ever received to the most delicious food in Mexico. This place had beautiful...
Now Jade Riviera Cancun
by Haley Davis last updated on 10/22/2012
A hidden gem. This resort is set on a stunning private beach with lots of space and access for romantic moonlite strolls, beach activities or just a secluded spot to relax under the sun. Now Jade is a trendy-chic resort with gorgeous decor and spacious...
Le Blanc in Cancun
by Haley Davis last updated on 12/16/2011
Interested in adults only luxury, amazing service, personal attention, stunning Caribbean water, sugar white sand and blissful spa treatments? Look no further than La Blanc in Cancun. I was blown away as soon as they greeted me outside by opening my...
Zoetry Paraiso de La Bonita
by Christine Ranum last updated on 06/17/2010
On the crystal blue Caribbean shores just south of Cancun lies Zoetry Paraiso de La Bonita resort. If you are looking for an escape from the ordinary all-inclusive and a quiet, relaxing place to reconnect and unwind, Zoetry is what you are looking for...
The ROYAL in Cancun
by Nora Blum last updated on 06/17/2010
Having enjoyed many of the adults only all-inclusives in Mexico, I can say that the ROYAL in Cancun is an excellent choice for those who enjoy activity, nightlife and lots of great dining. The resort has a large open lobby and an excellent lobby bar...
Dreams Puerto Vallarta
by Ron Trimper last updated on 06/17/2010
Dreams resort in Puerto Vallarta is a terrific resort for a honeymoon! Let me share some details about my last visit to Dreams Puerto Vallarta with you. Shortly after we arrived at our room, there was a knock on the door. We opened it to a smiling waiter...
Not all resorts are created equally! I recently returned from a wonderful four night stay at Excellence Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa with my husband. This elegant, luxury all adult, all inclusive resort, just minutes from the Cancun Airport is a little...
Zoetry Wellness and Spa Resorts
by Adrienne Sasson last updated on 04/22/2010
Brides and grooms, Zoetry Wellness and Spa Resorts, the epitome of luxury resort travel in the Caribbean and Mexico is welcoming the most discerning guests through their doors. Every wish is their command: from private catamaran sailings, to your butler...
Excellence Resorts in Mexico
by Nora Blum last updated on 04/22/2010
I spent several days at both the Excellence Playa Mujeres and the Excellence Riviera Cancun. Both are gorgeous resorts with a very similar layout and restaurants. Choosing between them would be difficult but there are a few differences that I noted...
Excellence Playa Mujeres - Amazing Service, Amazing Resort
by Clay Saunders last updated on 04/22/2010
When it comes to All-Inclusives, Excellence Playa Mujeres is among the top resorts on my list. The resort is set off to itself, making it a great place for adults who do not want the busy Cancun atmosphere, yet it is only 20-30 minutes from the airport...
Romantic Ixtapa
by Melanie Adams last updated on 09/16/2009
There are several resorts in the Ixtapa area that are quite romantic thanks to natural surroundings that include lush green mountain back drops and gorgeous ocean blue waters. The gardens around the resorts have an abundance of beautiful flowers and...
El Dorado Maroma Beach
by Sheree Powers last updated on 09/16/2009
I just returned from a quick getaway with my husband at the El Dorado Maroma Beach. This is a beautiful boutique type property with a lush setting and an absolute gorgeous beach. There are only about 75 rooms, so the special attention to guests is very...
Cancun is a great place for honeymoons and destination weddings. There are so many resorts to choose from. You can choose from numerous adult only resorts or if the whole family is coming to the wedding, there are plenty of resorts that are great for...
Cabo San Lucas
by Sandi MacKenzie last updated on 12/29/2008
Cabo is an excellent choice for a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon. For those on the West Coast, it is a short flight as well as affordable for your guests. My son recently had his wedding here and I have included some pictures of the venue they chose...