Imagine a destination wedding in a jungle paradise by the sea. As you navigate Highway 307, the main road that connects Cancún and Riviera Maya, look out your window to catch a glimpse of endless white sand beaches and turquoise waters. These two prime wedding locations occupy a coveted stretch of the Caribbean Sea's coastline, with Cancún to the north and the towns of Riviera Maya stair-stepping south toward the unspoiled natural wonders of the Sian Ka'an Reserve. Here's your chance to discover the perfect sandy aisle leading to your happily-ever-after.
Culture & History
Cancún has recently emerged as one of the top tourist destinations, not only for stunning weddings, but to see and be seen, while the area known as Riviera Maya was long ago settled by the Maya civilization and has a storied history. The ancient Maya were renowned for their elaborate architecture, and today, visitors can experience the ruins of their cities a short journey from coastal towns. The locations are a favored romantic hot spot, making it an ideal place for nuptials.
Local Wedding Appeal
Cancún/Riviera Maya offers you and your guests a tropical, exotic destination that is easily accessible and affordable from the United States. This bit of paradise has become a perfect destination for couples in search of all-inclusive wedding packages. Along with relaxing beach activities and spa visits, Cancún/Riviera Maya ensures plenty of exciting sightseeing opportunities and eco-friendly destinations to explore—not to mention plenty of nightlife fun and dancing, making it a perfect spot for a destination wedding of your dreams.
Swim by the only archaeological site located by the sea on a 45-foot cliff in Tulum.
Have a blast snorkeling at Xel-Ha, a massive waterpark and the largest natural aquarium in the world.
Uncover the mysteries of the Mayan caves at Aktun Chen, a natural adventure park featuring six acres of wildlife zoo.
"La Quinta Avenida" at Playa del Carmen is a popular swatch of bars, restaurants and shops.
Home to the largest coral reef in the northern hemisphere—the area is perfect for snorkeling and diving located near top wedding resorts.
Travel by boat through the Sian Ka'an Reserve, and experience natural wonders and unexcavated Mayan ruins.
Actors Will Smith and Neil Patrick Harris, and pop singer Katy Perry have vacationed here on the beach.
Cancún on the Cheap
Book your round trip transportation to and from the airport and hotel in advance resulting in one cost-saving package and cash in on additional savings. There may be taxis and buses available when you land, however, booking in advance guarantees transportation and often, a lower price. Plus, it is much more convenient when flying with additional baggage and people, a.k.a. your future spouse and wedding party, if the transportation isn't already included in your Riviera Maya wedding package.