5 of the Most Beautiful Places to Say ‘I Do’ in Mexico

Ahhh Mexico. The beaches, the culture, the margaritas, and so much more. No wonder the country ranks at the top of our list for destination weddings. With so many awesome and unique locations to choose from, there really is something for every type of couple. Whether you’re thinking Cancun (it’s not just parties!) or Puerto Vallarta, we’ve rounded up the what’s and why’s for each of Mexico’s best locations, with a little help from our friends at DestinationWeddings.com. Here, Certified Destination Wedding Specialist Christine Sholander gives us the low-down on five of the most popular destination wedding locations, and what you need to know for each.

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

Cancun

Why we love it

White sand beaches, turquoise waters, great shopping and nightlife.

Best months to say “I Do”

For weather: April and May, temperatures are in the 70’s-80s without the humidity of summer, and warm tropical breezes instead.

For best pricing: September to early November.

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Top resort pick

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun. There’s food 24/7, the staff is fun and attentive, there’s something for all ages, and the lobby bar rocks ’til the last guest leaves.

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Breathless Cabo

Cabo

Why we love it

Long stretches of beach with fabulous sunsets and the weather is beautiful all year long. Cabo san Lucas is a great spot for shopping, bars, restaurants, and of course, snorkeling at El Arco.

Best months to say “I Do”

For weather: May and June, it’s less crowded and before the summer heat and storms.

For best pricing: October and November, but book early as rates are low and many travelers take advantage.

Top resort pick

Breathless Cabo. We love the swimmable beach and the hotel offers great views of El Arco. The rooftop lounge, Purple, offers live music which is a favorite among guests. And the location is perfect with walking distance to Cabo san Lucas.

Cozumel Palace

Cozumel

Why we love it

The location is perfect for snorkelers and divers and also offers great shopping and nightlife. It is generally less crowded than other Mexico destinations, and there’s easy access to Playa del Carmen by ferry.

Best months to say “I Do”

For weather: May and June.

For best pricing: October and November.

Top resort pick

Cozumel Palace. The hotel offers exchange privileges with Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen, which is walking distance from the ferry. There’s great food and guests are steps away from downtown for shopping and nightlife.

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Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Why we love it

Beautiful sunsets perfect for destination weddings and a ton of options for excursions with great snorkeling and diving at Marietas Islands.

Best months to say “I Do”

For weather: April to June.

For best pricing: September to early November.

Top resort pick

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. The hotel has one of the best entertainment staffs to be found, great food and is walking distance from great shopping.

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El Dorado Maroma

Riviera Maya

Why we love it

The beaches are long and resorts are spread out which allows for a feeling of privacy. There’s great snorkeling and diving along the second largest coral reef in the world, and there are many options for excursions including touring ancient ruins. The people are friendly and the food is great. 

Best months to say “I Do”

For weather: March to May offers great weather with no humidity.

For best pricing: September to early November.

Top resort pick

Adults only: El Dorado Maroma. The Palafitos Over Water Bungalows are a must for honeymooners. The hotel offers incredible food, a gorgeous beach and an intimate, romantic setting.

Family Friendly: Dreams Riviera Cancun. The hotel offers suites with private plunge pools and oceanfront master suites with jacuzzis on the balcony. It also has a great kid’s club, six a la carte restaurants, activities all day and a disco.

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