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Best Mexico Destination Weddings

by Jennifer Williamson

With its white sand beaches, sparkling azure waters, and clear, sunny skies, Mexico is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular location for destination weddings. There are thousands of resorts in Mexico that host destination weddings, but some rise above the rest. Here are five of the most luxurious, beautiful, and fun places to get married in Mexico.

The Royal Hideaway Playacar: Maya Riviera

This all-inclusive resort must be doing something right—25% of its guests return for future visits. With its romantic Old World ambience, it’s no wonder guests return time and again. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, and most include whirlpool tubs and balconies. The food is gourmet-quality and included in the cost of your vacation package. The resort caters to destination weddings, offering several surprisingly affordable packages that include music, food, drinks, photos, flowers and decorations as well as the price of the venue, judge, ceremony and certificate. There’s even an on-site wedding planner to help you design the perfect nuptials.

The Riu Santa Fe: Cabo San Lucas

This exclusive, glamorous hotel is located along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world—on the southern end of the Baja peninsula. The Riu Santa Fe offers relaxing days of spa treatments, whirlpools, massage and salon treatments; fun-filled sports, beach and outdoor activities; and an exciting nightlife, with an on-site nightclub and disco, several lounges, and gourmet dining. Even better, the hotel is only about three miles from central Cabo San Lucas, where you’ll have access to all the shopping, nightlife, dining and fun the city has to offer.

Riu Palace Las Americas: Cancun

This five-star, all-inclusive resort gets consistently high ratings for friendly staff, fantastic food, and luxurious amenities. The location is beautiful, next to a sheltered white sand beach with gentle waves. The resort offers gourmet food and access to the amenities of its nearby sister hotels, so guests have plenty of options for dining and entertainment. It also offers a wide range of activities, including snorkeling and windsurfing; organized outings for children; and restaurants, bars, and night clubs for adults—so everyone in your wedding party is sure to have a good time.

Dreams Puerto Vallarta: Puerto Vallarta

This resort has been named one of Mexico’s top 20 best destinations by Conde Nast—and it’s easy to see why. Located in a secluded cove beside sparkling white sands and crystal-clear water, this hotel offers gorgeous views of the nearby Sierra Madres as well as the Pacific Ocean and a vista of beaches. The on-site spa is world-class, and the resort offers a wide variety of excursions and activities from sailing to golf—as well as a supervised Explorers’ Club for kids.

Barcelo Ixtapa Beach: Ixtapa

Located in a beach paradise in the southwestern corner of Mexico, this five-star resort was recently awarded a Green Globe for quality and distinction. The hotel offers two challenging 18-hole golf courses, beauty salon and professional massage, a supervised Kids’ Club; and a range of activities and excursions for guests of all ages and interests. The hotel offers a professional events coordinator for destination weddings.

If your idea of paradise includes crystal clear water and warm white sand, you don’t need to look farther than Mexico for the perfect destination wedding. With the right resort and location, your wedding is sure to be as good as you’ve dreamed.

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