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Four Amazing Elopement Destinations in Riviera Maya


With so many elopement options in Mexico, how do you choose the right location that fits your style? With Elope to Cancun we offer four areas in Riviera Maya that are UHHHmazing! They’re all accessible from the Cancun airport, and are easy to navigate to and from. So let’s talk about them, shall we?

Cancun is iconic for the miles upon miles of delicious beaches and turquoise blue water. The experiences and activities are endless. For example, swimming with whale sharks, scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, or simply having a few cocktails at one of the many outdoor beach bars. Yes, please…I’ll have a margarita. The nightlife is vibrant and full of life, and shopping is pretty fabulous too. Resort options range from the mega all-inclusive to the ultra-luxury boutique properties. Here’s a few of our favorite properties and elopement packages.

Isla Mujeres is an island off Cancun, and just a short ferry ride away. There are all-inclusive resorts, laid back casual hotels, quaint dirt pathways, road stands filled with fresh fruits, and a point where both the sunrise and the sunset takes your breath away. I suggest renting a golf cart or scooter and spending the entire day exploring the island. Isla Mujeres has an intimate and casual vibe. The ferry goes back and forth from the mainland many times a day, but who needs that when you have everything you could want and need on the island.

Playa del Carmen is much like Cancun and Isla Mujeres in the fact that the beaches and coral reefs are to die for. However, it isn’t as touristy as Cancun and isn’t as isolated as Isla Mujeres. One of my favorite things about Playa del Carmen are the many excursions you can take advantage of. Xplor Park is a jungle adventure park with zip-lining, amphibious vehicles, rafting, and underground rivers. Say “I do” and then zip-line 40 meters above ground! You can’t visit Playa del Carmen and not hit up 5th Avenue, with its cobblestone streets lined with shops, bars, and restaurants…the experience is very “Viva Mexico!” Check out these amazing beach front luxury elopement packages in Playa del Carmen.

Another hot spot in Riviera Maya is Tulum, a Caribbean coastline known for its well-preserved ruins and the mecca of snorkeling. This little gem is laid back, eco-friendly, less crowded, and adventurous. Tulum attracts trendy couples and celebrities because of its relaxing, yogi atmosphere. Even if you don’t practice yoga, the chill vibes are absolutely contagious! While you aren’t breathing in salty fresh air and sipping on a mimosa, I totally encourage you to visit Xel-Ha. Xel Ha is a nature love’s paradise, filled with snorkeling, cycling, hiking, and traditional Mexican food. Snorkel and swim among tropical fish that you would usually see in an aquarium! During my last visit to Tulum, I picked the coolest accommodations for your magical elopement…I know my job is super hard! Why choose Tulum? The chill vibes, Mayan ruins, authentic experiences, gourmet fusion cuisine, and pure romance.

There aren’t enough positive words to describe Riviera Maya, and the excitement to share it with all of you is a dream come true for us! The most important moment of your trip will be exchanging your vows, the second are all of the incomparable memories you will have together. We can’t wait to help plan your perfect elopement destination in Mexico!

Photo taken at Habitas Tulum by Elena Fedorova

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