MEXICO

The resort towns and cultural centers of Mexico are rich with history and beauty, offering dramatic desert vistas and exquisite ocean views. Let us introduce you to the safest, most luxurious areas of this amazing destination so you can consider it for your luxury elopement.

Photo: Geoffrey Whiteway

CABO SAN LUCAS

 

Best known for its safety, splendid weather, and excellent nightlife, the popular tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas is situated on the tip of the Baja California peninsula and features sport fishing and surfing as two of its top draws. Considered one of the poshest travel spots in Mexico, Cabo offers an array of water sports and fine restaurants in addition to the highlights below.

 

Major Airports: Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)

Cabo San Lucas International Airport (CSL)

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN); U.S. Dollar is largely accepted

Language: Spanish

High Season: October to May

Low Season: July to Mid-September

Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Photo: Marilyn Oliveira

MOST POPULAR AREAS

MEDANO BEACH

Arguably the most popular beach in Cabo, Medano Beach is noted for its safe swimming and close proximity to the center of town. Available water activities include water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, and boating, and an array of bars and restaurants cater to the tastes of tourists.
(Photo: A.Stephan)

EL ARCO 

This natural rock formation is the landmark most associated with Cabo San Lucas and is viewable from almost anywhere in town. Also known as “Land’s End,” El Arco is reachable by water taxi or boat tour and offers sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling on the gentle Sea of Cortez-side of the formations. (Photo: Stan Shebs)

THE CORRIDOR

Positioned between Cabo San Lucas and nearby San Jose de Cabos, this 20-mile stretch of beaches, golf courses, villas, and upscale resorts attracts celebrities and those seeking a plush travel experience. The aforementioned lavish properties make prime locations for luxury honeymoons and many offer on-site wedding coordinators for your convenience. Blue skies, white sand, and gentle waters combine to create a heavenly backdrop for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

CABO SAN LUCAS REQUIREMENTS QUICK GUIDE

BLOOD TESTS: Required

LOCAL CITIZENSHIP: Not Required
PROOF OF AGE: Required
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Not Recognized

WAITING PERIOD: Blood work must be done 2-3 business days before ceremony

 

CIVIL REGISTRY:

Municipio De Los Cabos

Blv Mijares 63, Centro
San Jose Del Cabo, C.P. 23400
Tel: +52.624.142.3929

 

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CANCUN

 

Home to one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, Cancun is a mecca of snorkeling and scuba diving. Located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, this land of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters is emerging as one of the top spa-destinations in the world and lies in close proximity to several world-famous Mayan ruins. Horseback riding, ziplining, and parasailing round out the available outdoor adventures, and the mainland is thick with a range of luxury hotels and resorts.

Major Airport: Cancun International Airport (CSL)

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)

Language: Spanish

High Season: Mid-December to March

Low Season: May to November

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Fiesta Americana Villas in Cancun

MOST POPULAR AREAS

ISLA MUJERES
A lovely destination in its own right, Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a tiny tropical paradise just a quick water taxi away from the beaches of Cancun. A mere five miles long, the isle offers pristine beaches, a popular turtle farm, a scattering of restaurants, and above all, peace and quiet, making it a popular day-trip destination for honeymooners. (Photo: 
Ithamalfonso via Wikimedia Commons)

PLAYA TORTUGA

Lauded as a popular launch point to nearby attractions such as the Great Mayan reef and the aforementioned Isla Mujeres, Playa Tortuga is an excellent public beach that offers ideal swimming conditions in clean, calm waters. It’s located just a short drive from downtown Cancun in the "Hotel Zonewhere many of the area’s poshest elopement-friendly resorts reside, and features seaside restaurants and shopping options.

CANCUN REQUIREMENTS QUICK GUIDE

BLOOD TESTS: Required

LOCAL CITIZENSHIP: Not Required
PROOF OF AGE: Required

LOCAL RESIDENCY: Not Required
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Legally Recognized

WAITING PERIOD: Blood work must be done 3 business days before ceremony

 

CIVIL REGISTRY:

Plutarco Elias Calles 278, Esquina

 

Morelos, Centro

 

Chetumal, Quintana Roo 

 

CP77000

 

Tel: +52.983.832.8521 | 832-1723

 

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source: www.mexicolaw.com

EL REY RUINS

This easy-to-access archaeological site located within the “Hotel Zone” of Cancun features 47 stone structures that comprise what’s left of an ancient Mayan civilization. The faded remains of murals are still visible on the walls of some of the ruins, but one of the biggest draws to the site is the amiable colony of iguanas that now calls El Fey home. (Photo: Jok2000 via Wikimedia Commons)

 

RIVIERA MAYA

 

The Mexican Riviera is a gorgeous corridor that meanders along the Caribbean coastline dazzling travelers with stunning beaches and glamorous all-inclusive resorts. In addition to being one of the easiest regions for Americans to marry in, the Riviera Maya is rife with remarkable diving and snorkeling possibilities (think sunken shipwrecks and celebrated caverns and reefs), upscale eateries,  impressive spa facitilies, and high-end shopping – everything you need for an unforgettable luxury elopement.

Major Airport: Cancun International Airport (CSL)

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)

Language: Spanish

High Season: Mid-October to April

Low Season: May to Mid-October

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)

MOST POPULAR AREAS

PLAYA DEL CARMEN

This former fishing village is the place to be for world-class diving. Exploring the underwater caverns known as “cenotes” is extremely popular given the lack of current and warm water temperatures, and there are plenty of shallow dives available for beginners. Playa del Carmen is also the Riviera’s center for luxury all-inclusive resorts, fine dining, and nightlife.

TULUM

A tranquil town that features a range of accommodations from beautiful boutique hotels to posh all-inclusive resorts, Tulum may be best known for the beautifully preserved Maya architectural site with which it shares its name. Eco parks provide access to dolphin interaction, and the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve offers an array of wildlife for observation. (Photo: Geoffrey Whiteway)

CHICHEN ITZA

The 1,000-year-old ruins of Chichen Itza compose one of Mexico’s most-visited sites. Credited as one of the largest Maya municipalities, Chichen Itza’s main archeological site covers nearly two square miles and includes various complexes, temples, and columns. Numerous architectural styles are represented, but El Castillo (also known as the Temple of Kukulcan) is the site’s most recognizable structure.(Photo: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons)

RIVIERA MAYA REQUIREMENTS QUICK GUIDE

BLOOD TESTS: Required

LOCAL CITIZENSHIP: Not Required
PROOF OF AGE: Required

LOCAL RESIDENCY: Not Required
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Legally Recognized

WAITING PERIOD: Blood work must be done 3 business days before ceremony

 

CIVIL REGISTRY:

Av. Juárez, Esquina Calle

 

45 Interior Plaza

 

Papagayos (Planta Alta)

 

Tel: +52.984.877.3050 Ext. 13010

 

 

Detailed marriage requirements for Riviera Maya >

 

source: www.mexicolaw.com