Not only does this region host millions of tourists every year, but it’s also aperfect wedding destination for tropical weddings.
Interactive Resort Map
The Riveria Maya coastline around Cancun is quite extensive, so we’ve mapped out wedding resorts in all the popular destinations.
On our interactive map below you can the Top 10 options in The Cancun Hotel Zone, Riveria Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Punta Maroma areas and Top 5 options in Tulum, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres.
Top Wedding Destinations & Resorts In and Around Cancun
For shopping party lovers, Cancun and Playa del Carmen are the top choices. For those into diving, Cozumel will delight. If you want a mixture of zen and history then Tulum should be on your radar, while peace and nature are abundant in Riveria Maya and Isla Mujeres.
Regardless of which location you choose, all these places are close enough that you can easily visit each one separately on the same trip.
If you desire the exact opposite of Cancun and want to chill among Mayan ruins and yoga lovers, then Tulum is the place to be. Here you can have a perfect little wedding without any of the stress.
Situated only 90 minutes from Cancun, the whites sands, blue waters and laid-back feel of Tulum will leave you with a peaceful and easy feeling. This area is a natural wonder and also said to be one of the most beautiful in southern Mexico.
2. Riviera Cancun
The scenery found along the Riviera Cancun makes one of the best locations for a destination wedding near Cancun. The beautiful sands along the Caribbean coastline are picture-perfect.
Activities in Riviera Cancun include cenotes, zip-lining, ATVs, snorkeling and boat tours. With high-end shopping trips and adventure parks also within easy reach, there will always be an activity to do before or after your wedding.
3. Playa del Carmen
Think, a refined and more mature Cancun with a lot more vibe and lot less hustle. There is a certain charm to Playa del Carmen that keeps travelers coming back for more. Many in fact, decide to stay and spend the rest of their life here.
Most of the finest wedding resorts in PLC are located outside the main tourist areas in the vicinity of Mayakoba. It is here within the Banyan Tree, Fairmont, Rosewood resorts that both peace and beauty abound.
The shopping in Playa del Carmen has a market feel and vastly different from the chain stores/big malls of Cancun. If you’re looking for unique gifts for your wedding party, wander the streets of PLC and you shall find them.
Cancun is known for its upbeat vibe and the incredible nightlife. With white sandy beaches and crystal blue water on top, no wonder it’s been voted one of the best places to get married in Mexico.
In Cancun ‘s hotel zone you’ll find three resorts known for their excellent work and incredible options for your special day. They are the Le Blanc Spa Resort, Secrets The Vine and The Westin Lagunamar.
If you need quick and easy transportation or you want an upbeat atmosphere all week long, Cancun is the place to be… and if you want to party like there’s no tomorrow, you have found paradise, baby!
Cozumel is known worldwide as one of the top destinations for those who like to do their exploring under the sea. The island is also known for its charming atmosphere and for being a trendy place with an island feel throughout.
If your wedding group is into diving, the vibrant reefs in Cozumel are world-class.. and the jeep tours/fine dining also have their appeal.
6. Isla Mujeres
The mixture of rich traditions and the old-world charm make Isla Mujeres a unique wedding destination in this region.
The top resorts in around and Cancun offer wedding packages where everything is set out for you. All you have to do is to choose the one that suits you best.
Hotels and resorts can also provide a wedding coordinator at an affordable price. They’ll happily take the hassle out of planning and make your dream wedding a reality. Whether it’s taking care of the flowers, cake and table decorations or arranging licenses and guests seating, their level of assistance is up to you.
If you’re still deciding between a hometown or vacation wedding, read up on our wedding destination benefits. Inside you’ll find lots of tips and incentives for tying the know while traveling.