There are a lot of beautiful places to have a destination wedding and/or honeymoon, but Cancun and the Riviera Maya region are arguably the most romantic of all. In fact, Cancun received a gold 2022 Travvy Award for being the “Best Honeymoon Destination” in Mexico, and the Riviera Maya took home the gold for being the “Best Wedding Destination” in the country. Furthermore, the Riviera Maya received the silver award for being the “Best Wedding Destination” overall, only being beaten by Jamaica.
So what makes Cancun and the Riviera Maya region the most romantic destinations in Mexico, and why does everybody choose the Mexican Caribbean for a destination wedding? The truth is there is no one thing that makes this corner of the world so special, but rather a number of things combined. We’ll list all of those little details that make the region so desirable, not only for the millions of people who vacation here every year but also for the many that choose to have a wedding or honeymoon here as well.
Beautiful Views of the Caribbean Sea
If you’re looking for a super romantic place to have a wedding or honeymoon, what can be more romantic than a backdrop of the Caribbean Sea? The calm aqua-blue waters, the mesmerizing white sand beaches, and the blue sky as far as the eye can see are enough to make anyone fall in love for the first time or all over again. Whether on the beach or somewhere that just has breathtaking views of the sea, it’s the perfect place for a wedding or honeymoon to be.
A Long List of All-Inclusive Resorts
For those that love all-inclusive resorts, the options in Cancun and the Riviera Maya region, as a whole, are endless. There are more than 100 hotels and resorts in the Cancun Hotel Zone alone, the majority of them luxurious all-inclusives. Many of these resorts offer special packages for those planning a destination wedding or honeymoon.
World-Class Service and Amenities
The Mexican hospitality industry is known for providing superior service for visitors vacationing in the country’s popular tourist destinations. Particularly in the all-inclusive resorts where you very well might have everything from 24-hour all-inclusive amenities to a personal butler at your service. And in the Riviera Maya region, where millions of tourists visit from all over the world every year, this is even more often seen.
Endless Opportunities to Explore
In addition to breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, numerous beautiful beaches, and the stunning service and amenities that you’ll find without traveling far from your vacation property, there is plenty more to explore in the region. Tourists don’t have to travel far to explore the Mayan jungle, beautiful cenotes, ancient Mayan Ruins, and so much more. An entire trip wouldn’t be enough time to explore everything there is to see.
Hundreds of Venues to Choose From
Finally, if you’re planning a destination wedding, you’ll have hundreds of venues to choose from throughout the Riviera Maya region. Nearly all of the all-inclusive resorts have one or more wedding venues, with different types of packages for every budget and size. And if getting married in one of the resorts doesn’t work, engaged couples can opt for something unique, like getting married in front of Mayan ruins or in a cenote.
There are few places in the world that are as breathtakingly beautiful as the Mexican Caribbean, which is why it is such a romantic place to be. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding, a honeymoon, or simply need a romantic getaway, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for in Cancun and the Riviera Maya region.
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