If you have your heart set on a destination wedding, but haven’t chosen a location yet, look no further. We’ve rounded up a list of the best tropical destination wedding locations to help you narrow it down. Many of the most beautiful and romantic spots are in Mexico or nearby in the Caribbean, such as the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico. Learn more about what makes each of these destination wedding locations a great option to determine which is best for your special day.
Mexico is easily one of the best destination wedding locations you can choose. Imagine saying, “I do,” on a white sand beach against a backdrop of tropical vegetation and sparkling turquoise waves. Consider working with a wedding planner who is familiar with local vendors and resources to ensure everything goes well on the day of the ceremony.
Puerto Vallarta has beautiful, mild weather all year long, making it ideal for romance and special events, plus all the heritage of a traditional Mexican town. Las Caletas is a great option if you are looking for an exclusive wedding venue. This dreamy, private beach offers a reception dinner overlooking the ocean, a dance floor, and a bonfire on the beach. Majahuitas is the most secluded wedding venue in Puerto Vallarta, with a private beach accessible only by boat. Walk barefoot down a torch-lit aisle to an archway decorated with palm leaves and dine with your guests afterward during a delectable dinner on the beach.
If you are curious about why this tropical destination is getting trendier among young couples, don’t miss out these 10 Reasons to Get Married in Puerto Vallarta.
Los Cabos / Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is a popular resort community known for beauty and fun. Its easy access to nearly any type of adventure makes it one of the best tropical destination wedding locations. Enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, or exploring local towns. Don’t forget to visit the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, the famous rock formation nearby, and Lover’s Beach. After an unforgettable wedding ceremony on the beach or at a luxurious hotel, transition easily into the honeymoon trip of a lifetime.
Cancun & Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya region of Mexico is known for its stunning beaches, Mayan heritage, great food, and exciting activities. A wedding in Cancun transitions easily into a dream honeymoon, or can incorporate adventure for the whole wedding party. Visit ancient Mayan ruins, snorkel in the world’s second-largest barrier reef, swim in cenotes (fresh-water natural sinkholes), or relax on one of the many beaches. Punta Venado is located in a large area of protected landscape and is one of the last exclusive wedding venues on a private beach in this region. It is easily accessible, but still removed from the hustle and bustle of tourists in the city.
Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is another great destination wedding location for beach lovers. This stretch of white sand on the east coast of the DR is exquisite, romantic, and the epitome of luxury. If you want the classic elements of a beach wedding with the flexibility of creating a unique and sophisticated experience, Punta Cana is a good option to consider.
Though small in size, the island of Puerto Rico is packed with stunning views, incredible beaches, and exciting activities. The city of San Juan is a great place to stay during your destination wedding trip, with Spanish architecture, Creole culture, and delicious food. You can also enjoy snorkeling among bioluminescent coral, traipsing through the rainforest, or playing golf. There are several amazing wedding venues with various aesthetic designs available for the ceremony of your dreams.
Whichever destination wedding location you choose, don’t forget to hire a professional and passionate photographer. Adventure Photos will help you make sure every detail and important moment is captured beautifully on your big day, as well as work with you to design wall art and prints for when you get home. Services are provided in the most gorgeous Mexico beach destinations: Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Huatulco, plus Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Panama.