Destination Wedding: 7 of the Best Beach Locations in Cancun & the Maya Riviera

Say your "I dos" on one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Mexico has everything you need for the perfect destination wedding.

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Some dreams do come true. Undoubtedly, one of the most dreamt of wedding scenarios is a beach wedding. 

The Riviera Maya and Cancun are two precious jewels in Mexico’s crown. But thankfully, getting married there is possible. This Central American country hides some fabulous treasures on its beaches, bathed in naturally turquoise waters so clear they look like liquid glass. On the sand, with the horizon as a backdrop, there is a powerful connection with nature to be felt. Discover the best spaces to celebrate a wedding in the Riviera Maya or Cancun and take advantage of one of the most spectacular places in the world, a symbol of the purity and excellence of the planet.

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Photo via Shutterstock: DC_Aperture

Ocean Coral & Turquesa

The name of the hotel is a true reflection of the waters that bathe the vicinity of the complex. The hotel boasts the best services to organize unique weddings. Looking for a movie spot? In the Riviera Maya, fiction becomes reality, although it is hard to believe that somewhere so picturesque is real. You can include all kinds of recreational activities to add another dimension to wedding of your dreams; those attending your wedding will be delighted! In addition to that, you can include the best of the national and international cuisine, as well as all the after-event comforts: spa, fully equipped rooms and sports facilities for your guests to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

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Hotel Barceló Maya Playa Deluxe

The intensity of the clear blue waters of the Caribbean is the particularly prominent feature of this exclusive Riviera Maya hotel. In this paradisaical location, the sky and the sea merge into the perfect backdrop for your big day. Say your “I dos” in one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet and let yourself be enveloped by the luxury and comfort of its exclusive facilities. Enjoy its six restaurants (all with ocean views), five bars, swimming pools, chapel for the religious ceremony, a theater and all the services necessary to hold the best reception for your wedding, including some special packages for the occasion.

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Presidente Intercontinental

Inside the complex, there is a perfect mix between modernity and Mexican culture; the past and the present come together and form a spectacular union. On the outside, nothing more and nothing less than the Caribbean Sea, one of the great privileges of our world bathing some of the best beaches on the planet. 

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Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Exclusivity is a service desired by the most demanding people. Is that not what you’re looking for for your wedding? In a purely tropical setting, a private white sandy beach open to the sea is a forbidden fruit only suitable for the most discerning palates. Luckily, it is available for you and your partner to enjoy. Get ready to save the most beautiful memories to date!

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Palace Resorts

Eden is a concept that takes shape in this Caribbean resort, specializing in museum views and the best spaces within its facilities. If you are looking for luxury, you will find it in this corner of Mexico, in four locations: Cancun, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. Take advantage of the different wedding packages on offer: religious ceremony on the beach, furniture with first class design, avant-garde-style chairs, bridal bouquets, boutonnieres for the groom, a wedding planner and various complementary services.

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Nizuc Resort & Spa

The combination of beach and nature in this extraordinary space is perfect for providing incomparable scenery. There are few landscapes in the world as beautiful as this.

The gourmet cuisine on offer is another added element that steals the hearts and palates of the couple and their guests, and its more than 247 suites and villas offer the perfect rest after a long day, as well as a luxurious atmosphere to enjoy the excellence of the privacy.

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Marriott CasaMagna Cancún

An “I do” facing the sea is probably the most fantastic wedding scenario you could dream up. Cancun is one of the star destinations for this type of romantic experience. However, the wonderful natural environment is not the only power that characterizes this complex. It also has special services for weddings and large celebrations, as well as bridal packages with everything you need to daydream about your big day. The beautiful altar on the white sand, elegantly decorated for the occasion, is a beautiful focal point for all invited. In addition, it has more than 10 rooms and four lounges to accommodate the different events of the day ( The La Isla Patio has a capacity for up to 800 people.)

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Although it has always seemed like a fantasy, starting life together at the edge of the sea is more than feasible. Keep in mind these idyllic spaces and celebrate your love in a location of dreams.

For more Destination Wedding inspiration, check out:

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