Riviera Maya | Mexico

Mexico is the perfect playground for fun-loving couples and those looking for a luxurious resort experience. Endless activity can be found on and around the spectacular beaches and in the many beautiful resort areas. Some resort areas remain much as they have been with cobblestone streets and tile roofs while others showcase the refinement of meticulous development.

Most of Mexico's vacation areas offer sumptuous resorts serving up gourmet dining, pampering spas, and luxurious rooms. Many of these exquisite resorts are all-inclusive as well, letting you have all your fun, food, and beverages for one upfront price.

Find Romance in the Riviera Maya

A sparkling jewel
South of Cancún, the Riviera Maya boasts 80 miles of gorgeous beaches, fantastic weather, charming coastal towns, and unique archaeological sights of the ancient Maya. The atmosphere is relaxed and perfect for romance.

 Rating  Hotel Name  Wedding
Packages
 Honeymoon
Packages
Exceptional Luxury Grand Velas Riviera Maya   x
Exceptional Luxury Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita x x
5 Stars Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya, by Karisma x x
5 Stars THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen - Adults Only x x
5 Stars El Dorado Casitas a Gourmet Inclusive Rst, by Karisma-Adults x x
5 Stars El Dorado Royale a Gourmet Inclusive Rst, by Karisma-Adults x x
5 Stars IBEROSTAR Grand Paraiso Hotel, Grand Collection -Adults Only   x
5 Stars Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun - Adults Only x x
4.5 Stars Barcelo Maya Palace x x
4.5 Stars Moon Palace Cancun x x
4.5 Stars Riu Palace Mexico x x
4.5 Stars Riu Palace Riviera Maya x x
4.5 Stars Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Mexico, by Karisma x x
4.5 Stars Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa Del Carmen, by Karisma   x
4.5 Stars Breathless Riviera Cancun - Adults Only x x
4.5 Stars Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa x x
4.5 Stars Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa x x
4.5 Stars El Dorado Maroma a Gourmet Inclusive Rst, by Karisma-Adults x x
4.5 Stars El Dorado Seaside a Gourmet Inclusive Rst, by Karisma-Adults x x
4.5 Stars Excellence Riviera Cancun - Adult Only x x
4.5 Stars Generations Riviera Maya a Gourmet Inclusive Resort, by Karisma x x
4.5 Stars Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya x x
4.5 Stars IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya, Premium Gold   x
4.5 Stars Royal Hideaway Playacar - Adults Only x x
4.5 Stars Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa   x
4.5 Stars Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only x x
4.5 Stars Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun - Adults Only x x
4.5 Stars Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun - Adults Only x x
4.5 Stars Valentin Imperial, Riviera Maya - Adults Only   x
4 Stars Gran Porto Resort & Spa x x
4 Stars Playacar Palace x x
4 Stars Riu Playacar x x
4 Stars Riu Yucatan x x
4 Stars Barceló Maya Grand Resort x x
4 Stars Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa x x
4 Stars IBEROSTAR Paraiso Beach, Premium   x
4 Stars IBEROSTAR Paraiso Lindo, Premium Gold   x
4 Stars Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal, Don Pablo Collection   x
4 Stars Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an, Don Pablo Collection x x
4 Stars Now Jade Riviera Cancun x x
4 Stars Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun x x
4 Stars Occidental at Xcaret Destination x x
4 Stars Ocean Coral & Turquesa, by H10 x x
3.5 Stars Grand Bahia Principe Coba   x
3.5 Stars IBEROSTAR Quetzal, Premium   x
3.5 Stars Omni Puerto Aventuras Beach Resort   x
3 Stars Grand Bahia Principe Tulum   x

Weddings in the Riviera Maya

If you are planning to get married in Mexico, it is highly recommended that you work with the resort where you plan to stay. Many resorts have wedding coordinators and they can help with the legal requirements.

In Mexico, only civil wedding ceremonies are legal; these are officiated by a Justice of the Peace.

  • Applications and/or documents required: Bring along original copies of the following (and be sure these are packed in carry-on luggage, never in checked bags). It is also recommended to bring two copies of all documentation:
    • Valid passport and tourist card
    • Certified copies of birth certificates that have been previously legalized by the Consulate of Mexico with jurisdiction over the country of birth
    • If divorced or widowed, it must be proven that it is has been one year since the official dissolution of last marriage or since the death of previous spouse. This requires certified copies of the divorce decree or a certified death certificate.
  • Residency requirements: 4 business days from date of arrival in the country
  • Blood test: Performed in destination
  • Waiting period: Plan to be in the country at least five days before your ceremony to take care of translation of documents
  • Other requirements:
    • Two witnesses over the age 18; along with identification for proof of age. If the bride has been divorced within the last 12 months, it is required that she have a negative pregnancy test authenticated by the Mexican Consulate.
    • Hotels may also have their own requirements, such as a minimum number of nights or rooms, minimum room category, etc. Check with the hotel for their specific requirements.

Requirements are subject to change; please verify with your hotel's wedding coordinator.

Honeymoons in the Riviera Maya

When you make your reservation, be sure to indicate that you will be celebrating your honeymoon as hotels need advance notice in order to ensure your complimentary amenities are ready when you arrive. You'll also need to provide proof of your wedding date, so be sure to bring along a copy of your marriage certificate.

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