When you think of Mexico you probably think of rows and rows of beachfront all inclusive resorts. You’re right too because Mexico definitely has more than their fair share of those. It also has SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. Mexico is home to 32 UNESCO Heritage sites which means that it will definitely satisfy the Arts and Culture travelers and the beach bums alike! Mexico accommodations range from budget to luxury and they have a seemingly limitless amount of choices (usually all inclusive, but not always).
Each city/town is a little bit different but those along the coastlines are definitely the most popular for tourists. Some of the more popular destinations in Mexico are: Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Hualtulco, Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Cozumel. On the pacific side (read: Vancouver side), Puerto Vallarta is the most popular destination with regular visitors raving about the more authentic feel to this side of Mexico. Also on the Pacific side is Los Cabos which sits on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula (right below California). Los Cabos is great for guests who love hot weather but don’t want the humidity – it is desert hot, not tropical. Becoming more popular with Canadians as a “hidden gem” is Hualtulco which is in the southern part of Mexico and is known for it’s endless hot days.
On the Caribbean side (read: Newfoundland side), Cancun is probably the most popular destination. Cancun has it’s own “hotel zone” which is a peninsula that is shaped like a “7”. The beaches are gorgeous and the water is turquoise – very instagrammable. The Riviera Maya is more of a region that is just south of Cancun and is so close that they share the same airport. The Riviera Maya consists of smaller towns as opposed to the big city of Cancun but a few of the towns are catching up. The Riviera Maya is also home to the first Over Water Bungalows in Mexico and they are absolutely breathtaking. Finally we have Cozumel which is a short half hour ferry ride from Playa Del Carmen which is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world – a great destination for Scuba diving enthusiasts!
Destination Weddings: Mexico can offer great value for both you and your guests as it is generally one of the most affordable destinations. It also usually offers the shortest flights from Canadian cities. It is a little bit more complicated to get legally married here so most couples choose to have a symbolic ceremony in Mexico and then take care of the legalities at home although it is certainly possible to get make it official in Mexico.
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