A Cancun beach wedding offers more than unforgettable photos; however, with turquoise water and swaying palms, there really is no better setting for your special day. This part of the beautiful Mexican Caribbean is a great wedding destination because of all it offers you and your guests—and no one will be disappointed to get an invitation to a wedding in Cancun! Both you and your guests will have plenty to do before and after the big day, including:
Hitting the Beach
You and your friends and family will love laying out and getting tan on the white sandy shores of Cancun. Check out Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, a great place to sunbathe and swim, and devour the best street tacos you’ll ever eat. And, if you think than the Mexican Caribbean ocean looks beautiful from the surface, you’re only getting half the story. Dip underwater for unforgettable views of tropical and exotic fish.
Visiting Chichen Itza or Tulum
The ancient Mayan cities of Chichén Itzá and Tulum aren’t just for history buffs. You and your wedding guests will love walking around these and other less-known ancient ruins, such as Coba and Ek Balam, to appreciate the beautiful architecture and culture of the past. Some visitors claim that they feel the energy of these sacred places that were once dedicated to the worship of a myriad of Mayan gods.
Swimming in a Cenote
Enjoy visiting cenotes, a geographic feature unique to the Riviera Maya. Cenotes are natural sinkholes that expose underground water. Many cenotes are open to exploration, diving, and swimming. This is an experience not to be missed!
The tropical weather means every day is a great day for golfing. When your friends and family get together, they may love to check out one of Cancun’s many beautiful golf courses.
The Cancun Country Club, just south of the airport, features five lakes and 84 bunkers. And the Puerto Cancun Golf Club takes advantage of Cancun’s scenery by routing holes along canals and the blue Caribbean ocean. Additional courses to consider include the Riviera Cancun Golf Club and El Camaleón Mayakoba.
As a fun, informal alternative to a rehearsal dinner, try renting a private sailboat for you and your guests. Take a tour along the coast, enjoy drinks, and watch the sunset as you get ready for your big day. We can assure you it is one of the best ice-breaking activities you can have.
Beyond the glitter of resorts and luxury beaches, the people of Cancun face their own share of hardship. You and your wedding guests can pitch in to give back to the local community by collecting donations for low-income schools or reforestation efforts, or by sharing a meal at a local children’s shelter.
Once you say good-bye to your wedding guests, you and your spouse can spend some quality time alone together on an adventure honeymoon in Cancun. For an experience to remember for years to come, we recommend swimming with whale sharks—these spotted gentle giants are breathtaking creatures, and spending time with them is both thrilling and mesmerizing.
If you want a taste of local flavor, add in a trip to the Traveler’s Table for a fun gastronomic experience. Enjoy a romantic afternoon toasting to your new life together aboard a luxury sunset sailing yacht for just the two of you.
Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the whole Riviera Maya have so much to offer you and your guests as a beach wedding destination. A lively nightlife, pristine beaches, exciting things to do and amazing food—plus a paradise wedding venue such as Punta Venado— can all be part of your memorable wedding celebration. At Adventure Weddings, we are dedicated to creating the wedding you have always dreamed of. We know you’ll love Cancun, and we can’t wait to help you start planning your special day. Give us a call today!