A favorite of Jacques Cousteau, Cozumel is beloved for its spectacular reefs that have held scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts captive for decades. Nestled off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in warm, clear Caribbean waters, this underwater haven provides the perfect escape for a leisurely and luxurious wedding and honeymoon. The island is also home to the only pearl farm in the Caribbean and is known for its high end shops and romantic beaches. If you’re looking to escape, Passion Island is the ultimate retreat, with its crowd-less, gorgeous beaches.
A civil marriage ceremony requires a valid passport and an original and copy of birth certificates annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in Spanish. Death and divorce decrees are required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Mexico. 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
Cozumel has a tropical savanna climate with a short dry season—from February to April.
There are numerous beaches in Cozumel, including Paradise Beach, which is a Traveler’s Choice winner and has a water playground that’s great for families. Playa Palancar, on the southern tip of the island, is peaceful and has bright water, making it easy to spot starfish.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Try a scuba excursion through the world-class Palancar Reef or the Santa Rose Wall. The island’s pearl farm and dolphin sanctuaries are also a great way to experience Cozumel’s marine life up close. Catamarans, kayaks, and yacht excursions are all popular daytime activities. There are also a number of parks and museums if you care to stay on land, including the San Gervasio Mayan archeological site, which makes for an interesting excursion either as a couple or with wedding guests. Cozumel is also renowned for its high-end shopping.
When the sun goes down, Havana Bob’s is a popular Cuban cigar bar worth a visit. Or, try one of the many local beach bars for a tropical drink and dancing.
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