Mexico is a country known for its rich culture, delicious cuisine, and natural diversity. Visitors worldwide enjoy the beauty of its calm and turquoise beaches, the majestic and ancient ruins, and of course, the warmth of its people. With so many magical locations to visit and tie the knot, you can easily get lost in the beauty of this country. Here are the top wedding destinations for 2021:
One of the most visited destinations in Mexico, the Riviera Maya, is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, just south of Cancun. This magnificent Caribbean coastline stretches along 75 miles, starting in Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen. Some of the most popular destinations are Playa del Carmen, Akumal, and Tulum. The Riviera Maya is ideal for couples who seek sun, sand, and ocean, all in the most incredible comfort. Besides having breathtaking backdrops of crystal-clear water and white sand, or magnificent Mayan ruins, the Riviera Maya all-inclusive resorts provide full service for your wedding; they arrange packages including accommodation, decoration, entertainment, catering, and more.
Secrets Akumal is a secluded and relaxing environment that will surround you and your guests. Akumal means “place of the turtle,” It is known as a sea turtle sanctuary where you can watch them and scuba dive in the surrounding reefs.
Secrets Maroma Beach is an all-inclusive resort with over 400 rooms overseeing the beach, with outstanding service and plenty of restaurants to enjoy the local ingredients. You can exchange vows under a wood gazebo with turquoise waters all around.
Located in the southwest, this state is considered the gastronomical heart of Mexico. With typical dishes like mole, chocolate, tlayudas, and the iconic mezcal, an alcoholic beverage made from agave. Besides the culinary history, Oaxaca has art, architecture, and it has first place among Travel and Leisure Top 25 cities in the world. We could name a dozen reasons, but all you need to know is this colonial city has it all for your culture-filled wedding. Here you will find archeological sites, modern art museums, delicious food in local markets such as Mercado Benito Juarez, and artisans whose knowledge has been passed from one generation to another for centuries.
Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca is a magnificent and carefully cared garden featuring over a thousand native species. You can exchange vows in one of the four locations available; the largest space can fit up to 450 guests.
If colonial is what you are looking for, look no further, Proyecto Murguia is the perfect site. This venue has all the charm Oaxaca can offer, with unbeatable views of the city and many spaces to accommodate your wedding guests.
Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada
If traditional is not your style, and you want to find the hidden gems of Mexico, we have the ideal wedding destination. Valle de Guadalupe is in Baja California, which borders San Diego, California. Here you will find a mix of desert, ocean, and a valley. In addition, the region is positioned as a wine country destination, where the Mediterranean and local produce meet to create a unique culinary experience and award-winning wine. If you are visiting from California, you can drive to Ensenada thru the scenic toll road, one of the most beautiful roads in Mexico, where you can contemplate the Pacific Ocean and the coastal scenarios. The nearest international airport is in Tijuana; from there you can hire a shuttle to drive you to the Valley, it will take around an hour and a half to get there.
You will not find anything like the Guadalupe Valley, the landscapes you can enjoy from this location are incomparable. You will see the ocean, the desert and enjoy a sky full of stars at night; it is a place like no other. And if you are into the wine culture, sustainability, and outstanding food, you need to tie the knot here.
Bruma. A hotel, winery, and social event venue designed to respect and honor the surrounding natural setting. It is built around a 300-year-old oak tree, and it offers a magical outdoor space for you to say I do.
Rancho L-86 is the perfect setting for rustic weddings, and they are a dream in this old brick factory turned into a wedding venue. With a capacity for up to 350 guests, in site accommodation, outdoor and indoor space, along with a beautiful, exposed brick wall covered with greenery, it is all you have dreamed of and more.
Mexico is a country full of contrast, with all the natural landscapes you can imagine available. So if you are planning a destination wedding, we are confident you have found the perfect location to say I do and leave an unforgettable experience for your guests.
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