Cancun may have earned its reputation as a party hotspot, but there’s plenty of luxury to be found in this glitzy, energized resort town. Situated on the second largest reef in the world, the Maya Reef draws divers from all over the world with its underwater gardens and warm, clear waters. Cancun is also home to a number of cenotes, or underwater caves, which make for an unforgettable and romantic excursion. If you’re a history buff, make time for the many Mayan monuments and ruins while leisure lovers will want to explore the chic boutiques of the hotel district or schedule a massage on the beach.
For two citizens from outside countries to have a civil marriage ceremony, you will need to provide the following: original and copy of birth certificates annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in the Spanish language and a valid passport. Death and divorce decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional requirements and details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Visas are not needed for citizens of the US and a number of other countries. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Cancun weather is tropical and humid with year round sunshine. The temperature ranges from 68° to 86° degrees F from October through to March and from 75° a 91° degrees F from April to September.
There’s something for everyone when it comes to beaches in Cancun, whether you’re interested in a quiet stretch of white sand or a bustling beach to people watch and party. Northern beaches are family-friendly and protected from harsh surf, which makes them ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The east-side beaches have bigger surf and breezes. Try Playa Linda or Playa Delfines if you’re looking for relaxation.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
The Chichen Itza was a pre-Columbian civilization and is one of the world’s most visited Mayan ruins. Another great option for an excursion is to the cenotes, Cancun’s underwater caves that are explorable by swimming or rafting. For the divers, the Cancun Underwater Museum features art sculptures that you can swim your way through. The world-heritage-protected Maya Reef is also worth a visit, whether you want to kayak, boat, or dive.
In terms of nightlife, Cancun practically buzzes when the sun goes down. There are no shortages of hotspots to dance the night away or enjoy a romantic dinner.
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