Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Amazing places to get married in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum

At Mayan Explore, we are determined to give you the best options to celebrate an unforgettable wedding in the Riviera Maya. Here you will find information about the best hotel options and nature parks for weddings in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya or Tulum.


Fairmont Mayakoba: a dream inspired by its blue skies and emerald beauty, defining a unique destination in the Riviera Maya. A team of talented biologists,  architects and designers persisted in the preservation of the flora and fauna of Fairmont Mayakoba and succeeded. Six miles of freshwater canals surrounded by exotic mangroves and birds connect three enchanting hotels: Banyan Tree, Rosewood, and Fairmont. Also, Mayakoba features a spectacular 18 hole Greg Norman golf camp. Guests are peacefully transported in boats through the resort contemplating a revolutionary vision of beauty and harmony.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: the wedding of your dreams is a reality at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Dramatic scenery composed of white sandy beaches, deep lush green tropical jungle and azure Caribbean waters create the romantic backdrop you have always imagined for your special day. Mayan Explore professional wedding coordinators can help you design your event. We can pla from an intimate sunset beach ceremony beneath an altar dripping with flowers, to a chic garden reception or to a lavish ballroom affair for hundreds of guests. Add a gourmet catering and your choice of wow factors like live music, performers, beach lounge areas and more, and you're ready to get married in style.

The Royal Playa del Carmen: this resort boasts a perfect beachfront location, mere steps from Playa del Carmen’s famed Fifth Avenue, with its hip night spots, trendy cafes, colorful shops and local color, while featuring Royal’s flawless hospitality. The resort’s interior is as impressive as its palatial exterior, where the use of textures, fabrics and natural materials reflects sophisticated seaside grace. The richness of the extra spacious suites (many of which are ocean view or oceanfront), the exquisite furniture, handcrafted by local artisans, the spacious marble bathrooms and furnished terraces, plus an array of unique and exceptional guest amenities assure an experience that goes beyond luxury for discerning guests.

Mahékal Beach Resort: located in Playa del Carmen, it is a place where guests spend days relaxing and unwinding amidst palm gardens and on white sandy  beaches. The wedding ceremony site is set on a beautiful beach with the turquoise waters as a background. Mahékal Beach Resort is an iconic hotel for weddings in Playa del Carmen. With luscious tropical gardens in front of white sandy beaches, kissing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Mahékal Beach Resort is the ideal venue for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. We can organize either an intimate wedding celebration or large scale wedding events! 


Ana & Jose: imagine your dream wedding on Tulum´s beach, in the Riviera Maya, bathed by the morning sun, at sunset or under the stars. The chef will surprise you with Caribbean seafood specialties and Mayan exotic traditions. Enjoy your special day while overlooking at the turquoise blue waters standing on white sandy beaches, lit with tiki torches and mystical candles.

Zulum Beach Club and Cabanas: this beach club is located on the stunning beach of Tulum. The hotel offers its own version of traditional Mayan weddings, which is performed only in the king beach-front rooms, including a Mayan ritual with a Shaman. A 3-night package includes breakfast in bed, one hour of romantic live music on the terrace during the first night, one hour of live Mariachi music on the beach front deck during the last night, dinner on the beach deck, champagne tour to a private island, butterfly liberation ceremony and 5-hour tour through the most beautiful parts of the region.

Mestizo Hotel Boutique Tulum: this is a combined place. It offers La Casa del Mestizo with seven rooms, a restaurant and a good extension of areas for events Anniversaries, Weddings, Productions and yoga retreats. And it features El Mestizo Hotel Boutique with thirty rooms in different modalities, which is a complement of La Casa del Mestizo. By staying at this hotel, customers can get intimate with the gifts of nature, like clear water, the vast white sandy beach, the second largest reef in the world, the fauna of Sian-Ka´an Biosphere, and the major archaeological sites of the Mayan culture.

Mid Range

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa: Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to plan the biggest day of your life. Celebrate a romantic wedding at the edge of the sea, over white sand surrounded by the gentle Caribbean Sea waves reflecting a lively turquoise or a beautiful sunset. Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa´s personalized attention will provide you the necessary support to care for each detail that will make your wedding day a memorable experience to always carry in your heart.

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo & Iberostar Paraiso Maya: these two side-by-side hotels are located in the magnificent Playa Paraiso, halfway between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen. They both offer spectacular settings for a wedding ceremony. Couples can choose to tie the knot in the wedding chapel, on the beach or in the garden gazebo. The hotels offer unforgettable décor for celebration that continues in their dining and entertainment areas. In the Paraiso Lindo's lobby, bars and dining areas are built over reflecting pools, so it feels like an elegant water park. The Iberostar Paraiso Maya hotel features Mexican sculptures, mosaics and other art work.

Hotel Akumal Caribe: Akumal is located on the coast, between Tulum and Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya. Akumal in Mayan means "Place of the Turtle," and it is a great spot for snorkeling in its six crystal-clear bays. The hotel offers a spot for a wedding ceremony that is perfect late in the afternoon. It has a wide area facing the bay and the open ocean, ideal for viewing the sunset. It is a short walk to Lolha restaurant, where the reception takes place. Dinner starts with a cocktail reception and mariachi band is suggested.


The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa: this all-inclusive resort is located in Playacar within walking distance from Playa del Carmen. It offers an option to have a traditional Mayan wedding, which includes a wedding site at a cenote or on the beach with a ceremony performed by a Shaman. Fruits of the season are available for Mayan offerings, live musicians play typical Mayan music and the bride and groom are given floral crowns.

Nature Parks

Xel-Ha: this is a water theme park in the Riviera Maya “created by Mayan gods” and its wedding packages offer some of the most romantic scenes in the Caribbean. The Mayan ceremony includes a natural setting by the azure Caribbean Sea, cocktails, dinner and couple’s massage.

Xcaret: nestled among the rainforests and upon the turquoise sea, Xcaret is a Mayan eco-park that offers non-traditional wedding ceremonies. Couples can get married in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, by natural, rocky ponds and a stone altar in the middle of the jungle and other unusual locations. After-wedding reception can include performers, singers, actors and dancers, dinner at restaurants with magnificent views,  offering traditional Mexican and other cuisines and after-dinner party with a DJ.

Eco Resorts

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa: picture yourself experiencing a lifetime moment surrounded by the ocean breeze and soft white sand, with the most spectacular Mexican Caribbean Sea view in the Riviera Maya. Live your dreamlike wedding at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa: picture yourself experiencing a lifetime moment surrounded by the ocean breeze and soft white sand, with the most spectacular Mexican Caribbean Sea view in the Riviera Maya. Live your dreamlike wedding at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa.