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Honeymoon Destination: Itinerary Inspiration

About Mexico

With plenty of warm and sunny destinations to choose from, you're sure to find paradise in Mexico. If you're looking for a water wonderland, Cozumel is home to the second largest coral reef barrier in the world and the charming town of San Miguel. The Riviera Maya is another favorite with its jungle trails, ancient Mayan cities and exotic cuisine. A little further north is Cancun, known as Mexico's showcase. Here you'll find a mecca of shopping, nightlife and outdoor activities, from parasailing over Laguna Nichupte to scuba diving on Cozumel Island to lounging on all-inclusive white sand beaches.

Choose to explore the western side of Mexico and head to Puerto Vallarta, the jewel of the Mexican Riviera. Puerto Vallarta is a sun-drenched, colonial seaside town with access to the sought-after Bay of Banderas, upscale shops and exotic cuisine. Cabo San Lucas is another popular spot. Located in the Baja peninsula next to the richest body of water, Cabo San Lucas will offer you plenty of sun, surf, activities, nightlife and fresh Baja cuisine.

Things You Should Know

Time Zone: 4 time zones (EST, CST, MST, PST)
Primary Language: Spanish
Secondary Language: English in high tourist areas
Currency: Peso (U.S. dollar widely accepted)
Banks/ATMs: Debit or credit cards with an Interact, Cirrus or Plus logo (some dispense in pesos and dollars)
Entry Requirements: Valid passport or passport card
Cell Service: With an international phone plan, major carriers work in most areas. However, if you're planning a visit to a more remote location and want coverage, consider switching out the SIM card in an "unlocked" phone for access to internet and phone service.
Water: Bottled water recommended (some "Hotel Zones" purify tap water)
Best Times to Visit: November through May

Honeymoon in Mexico

Where to Stay

Each destination offers an array of accommodations, from a jungle hotel in the rainforest to a charming colonial abode to an all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive resorts offer unparalleled value with one simple, upfront price for your honeymoon. Many couples choose this option as you'll get a luxurious room, on-site amenities, delicious gourmet food and the most land and water activities you could ask for in one place. Mexico honeymoon packages range from breakfast in bed to waterskiing to a romantic sunset cruise.

Things to Do

A Mexico honeymoon has something for every travel personality. Whether you're a pair of beach bums, city slickers, or history buffs this destination offers a range of activities that will meet your interests. A few things to do in Mexico are:

  • Beach horseback riding in Cancun
  • Wine tasting in Valle de Guadalupe
  • Guided art tours in San Miguel de Allende 
  • Cenote tours in Tulum
  • Snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas
  • Exploring the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza 
  • Food tours in Mexico City
  • Destination Weddings in Mexico

    Find the perfect backdrop for your fairytale wedding. Mexico offers you beautiful cathedrals, cobblestone streets, historic walls, turquoise waters, soft sand beaches and more. Most resorts in Mexico are prepared to handle every aspect of your wedding day so you can relax with total confidence. They can also provide all of the ceremony, reception and honeymoon essentials from the venue to your bridal bouquet to in-suite champagne. Some all-inclusive resorts even offer complimentary wedding packages with a minimum stay.

    Climate & Weather

    Mexico is home to one of the world's sunniest climates, averaging 300 days of sun. Year-round temperatures in Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya stay around 78° F / 26° C. Cabo San Lucas is comparable to Palm Springs with low humidity and temperatures ranging from 70s in the winter to 90s in the summer. Puerto Vallarta is the same as Hawaii, offering visitors warm, tropical weather. No matter when or where you go, always pack for swimming and warm weather.