- Explore picturesque landscapes from the Pacific Coast to the Caribbean Sea
- Learn all about the destination’s fascinating Mayan culture and history
- Sample delicious and authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas
Located between the United States and Central America, Mexico features breathtaking landscapes spanning from the majestic rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean to the pristine white-sand beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Whether travellers are planning a classic beach getaway or an action-packed adventure, this varied destination has something to offer everyone. Sun-seekers can lounge by the sparkling shores of Riviera Maya or unwind on the untouched beaches of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun. The famous Mayan sites of Chichén Itzá and Tulum are a must-see for visitors heading to Cancun and the surrounding area, where travellers can learn all about the region’s fascinating history and vibrant culture. On the other side of Mexico, the Pacific Coast offers plenty of opportunities for adventure; where explorers can embark on an ATV excursion through the desert landscapes of Los Cabos, stroll down the Malecón boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta or go whale watching in Mazatlán.
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National language: Spanish
Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist destinations.
Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso)
Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.
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What to buy: From intricate woven garments and patterned rugs to unique pottery and ceramics, there are plenty of must-buys to remind you of your Mexican escape. A must-buy is vanilla, which is much cheaper than back home.
Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. They are also on hand to recommend the best experiences to ensure you make the most of your time away. Be sure to attend your welcome briefing to learn about the handpicked selection of Sunwing Experiences offered for your destination.Read more
From the glamorous beach clubs of Cancun to the romantic white-sand shores of Riviera Maya and the breathtaking rocky landscapes of Los Cabos, host your dream wedding in one of Mexico's famous vacation destinations.
Legal wedding requirements
- Couples and their four witnesses must arrive in Mexico at least three business days prior to the wedding; four days are recommended if the couple’s documents have not already been translated into Spanish.
- A completed application form obtained in Mexico at the Registry Office. This includes a statement on the couple’s future assets and property
- Valid passports for the wedding couple.
- Birth certificates for the wedding couple (original and apostilled).
- Tourist Cards (issued during the flight). Names on the tourist cards and passports must be the same.
- Health Certificate stating no contagious disease. Blood tests are required to determine blood type, HIV and STD status. Blood tests will be taken at your resort.
- Four witnesses (Required documents for witnesses: copies of valid passports, Tourist Cards. Witnesses must also be 18 years of age and present at time of the ceremony)
- If either party is divorced, they must present either a certified copy of the Divorce decree, duly legalized and translated into Spanish by a Mexican Consulate with jurisdiction where the divorce was filed.
- In some states, parties who have been divorced cannot marry until one year has passed since their divorce was finalized.
- If either party has been widowed, they must provide a certified copy of the death certificate duly legalized and translated by the Mexican Consulate with jurisdiction over the place where the spouse died.
- Written parental consents for couples under 18 years old (original and apostilled).
- Documents listed above (with the exception of your passport and travel permit) will need to be: translated into Spanish, notarized by your nearest Mexican Consulate, and be ‘Apostilled’ in the country where you live by the appropriate organization / authorities.
- Documents must be presented before the Officer of the Civil Registry in the city or town where the ceremony will take place. Regulations vary based on the state and applications must be completed in person.
- Once you have legalized your marriage in Mexico through the ceremony, you must legalize your marriage in your country of birth/residence if you want it to be recognized once you return home. You do this by registering your marriage certificate at your local City Hall after receiving your marriage certificate.
Legal ceremonies will incur additional costs. Additional requirements may also apply. Please contact your desired resort directly for legal ceremony fees and any additional requirements. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more