Honeymoons in Mexico

A honeymoon in Mexico offers a plethora of cultural activities, a rich history, and lots of opportunities for pool or beachside lounging. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean, it is the United States’ only southern neighbor. It is also the country with the largest Spanish speaking population in the world. The country has a strong heritage of both traditional Meso-American and Iberian cultures which has resulted in its unique blend of contemporary Mexican culture. You’ll be amazed at the history that you uncover on your honeymoon in Mexico. The Aztecs and the Mayan civilizations flourished here for nearly 4000 years before the landing of Cortés and the ensuing colonial period during which many of the contemporary Mexican cultural traditions were born.

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Mexico Overview

As varied as the geography, topography and climate of the country are, so are its sights. A honeymoon in Mexico should include its capital city. Despite its outstretched nature, traffic congestion, and relatively high level of smog pollution, it is the seat of government and the cultural and spiritual heart of the country. You’ll also find a variety of museums to marvel at, including the National Museum of Anthropology, the Templo Mayor Museum, the National Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. The historic center of Mexico City is a UNESCO world heritage site containing many historic landmarks of the city including the Constitution Plaza, and shouldn’t be missed on your honeymoon in Mexico.

While there will likely be too many options to choose from during your honeymoon in Mexico, the following list will get you started.
- The Floating Gardens in Mexico City. They have been in existence since the time of the Aztecs, and are a must-see!
- The Aztec and Mayan structures are some of the country’s greatest cultural and architectural landmarks. The largest Aztec city, Tenochtitlan, lies right at the base of Mexico City.
- Mexico's beaches are among the best in the region and should not be missed by sun and sand worshipers. The traditional beach town of Acapulco on the Pacific coast is still a favourite, as well as the Caribbean coastal areas of Cancun and the island of Cozumel. Take your pick!

Key Facts for Mexico

Currency: Peso

Capita: Mexico City

Language: Spanish

Flight time: 11 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in Mexico

The climate of Mexico is as varied as its geography and topography, giving it one of the most diverse weather systems in the world. One thing's for sure - you'll need to pack a good sunscreen for your honeymoon in Mexico. To the south and along the coast the climate is tropical, whereas the northern half of the country and areas of higher elevation experience a more temperate climate. Most of the large cities in Mexico, including its capital Mexico City, are situated in the Valley of Mexico at elevations of 2000 meters and above. This accounts for their year round temperatures ranging between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. Along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the south east, you will find relatively high temperatures ranging between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. These areas are also prone to the effects of major hurricanes during the summer and fall seasons.

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Getting Married in Mexico

Mexico has it all when it comes to planning your wedding abroad.  From tranquil beaches to historic old colonial cities, cobbled streets and photographic opportunities dotted left right and centre you are bound to find a perfect location in Mexico to host your destination wedding. Getting married in Mexico does require some legalities, but if you plan ahead and stay organised with your wedding plans then there is nothing stopping you from having an amazing time! A stunning sunset on a sandy beach may be the perfect location for your wedding in Mexico, or if a resort is what you are looking for then there are hundreds of beautiful hotels and resorts spread around the country from coast to coast.

Marriage Requirements

  • An application, including a statement as to whether they wish to marry under joint or separate property (forms available at the Civil Register).
  • A certified copy of birth certificate.
  • If necessary, a certified copy of the divorce decree previously legalised by the Mexican Consular Office under whose jurisdiction the divorced was pronounced.
  • Thorax/Chest x-ray
  • Blood tests (it is recommended that this test be done in Mexico, so that the results be written in Spanish).
  • Two legally qualified witnesses present at the ceremony (over 18 years of age)

For further information and contact details for the Embassy of Mexico in London visit:  http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/foreign-embassy-in-the-uk/mexico

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