Getting married at the beach might be once an eccentricity, but today is more of a trend, and what’s not to like about a wedding by the beach with the Pacific Ocean and a stunning sunset as background. Well, if you are thinking in a wedding by the beach you should think of Baja Weddings. At Los Cabos the desert blends with the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, creating spectacular landscapes of incredible contrast.
This particularity is what makes of Los Cabos different from any other Mexican beach town. You will have to take many factors in consideration before choosing your wedding destination, but you should bear in mind that San Jose del Cabo offers a more romantic atmosphere with its quaint looks and small Mexican town ambiance, while Cabo San Lucas is home to most of the big brand resorts.
There are many outstanding ceremony spots in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, but none as the Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), which has access to both the Pacific Ocean and the Bahia de Cabo San Lucas; the natural rock formations and the Land’s End arches will make for a spectacular wedding album. Getting married in Mexico is quite easy and cheap (at least the legal costs), you don’t need residency permits, you will only need to meet the following requirements:
Waiting period of 2-4 days, certified copies of birth certificates previously legalized and translated by the Mexican consulate with jurisdiction over the place of birth, driver’s licenses or passports, citizens under age 18 need parent or guardian’s consent, a copy of tourist card or visa, proof of divorce or death certificate previously legalized by the Mexican consulate with jurisdiction over the place of filing, names, addresses, ages, nationalities and tourist-card numbers of four witnesses, Mexican-performed blood tests and X-rays, and a Judge’s form.
Los Cabos proximity to the U.S. and its spectacular beauty have made of it a favorite wedding destination, resulting in a diversification and professionalization of wedding services. Meaning that you won’t have any trouble finding a photographer, videographer, DJ, Mariachi, caterer, etc. However, you may also find attractive the option of letting someone else do all the work and just relax and enjoy your special day. For example, the Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe Los Cabos offers an interesting package in which for as few as 25 room nights booked they’ll give you a free ceremony with on-site planners included.
If you want a free reception too, you only have to book 70 room nights. Some other popular resorts to get married in Cabo are the Riu Palace, Dreams Resort, Esperanza Resort Los Cabos, Melia Cabo Real, Cabo Surf Hotel, Secrets Marquis, and Grand Solmar, which offer a wide range of packages going from the all-inclusive concept to some more personalized options.
Villa Experience founder is German born but loves all thing Mexico! He has lived in the country since 2003 and has experienced Mexico´s premier destinations at first hand. His favorite destinations are the Yucatan Peninsula, Baja California Sur, and Puerto Vallarta.