"Eternity begins and ends with the ocean's tides..."
If you’ve been browsing Instagram for your Mexico destination wedding inspiration, chances are you’ve double-tapped a few breathtaking photos of the bohemian beach town Tulum. After all, what’s not to like?
Windswept ceremonies on white sand beaches, your first dances beneath swaying palm trees, rustic decor with an eco-chic vibe, and how about your signature cocktails in actual coconuts!
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Scroll down for our top five reasons to get married in Tulum, view a slideshow one of our favorite weddings there, & get more inspiration for your beach wedding!
If you’re looking for your destination wedding to have the feel of a chic tropical escape, Tulum is the place for you. Just a few hours south of the busy mega-resort city of Cancun, the small beach town is hidden between the lush jungle and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. It has a carefree charm that combines pristine natural beauty, hip style, and the otherwordly magic of Mayan culture. Doesn’t holistic yoga on the beach, followed by a massage, and a cup of organically grown coffee sound like the perfect start to your wedding day?
Planning a “green” wedding? Tulum is a great location for couples concerned about the environmental impact of their wedding. Outstanding organic food and regional flowers are readily available, you can work directly with locals to get custom Yucatan crafts as an ethical choice for wedding favors, and you and your guests could easily forgo car rentals and ride bikes everywhere in town – even to the ceremony! Most importantly, there are many options for eco-conscious venues that were built responsibly with only natural materials, and that take proactive steps to help guests reduce their environmental footprint. One of our favorites, azulik, lights rooms only with romantic candlelight to ensure local breeding sea turtles don’t get confused by artificial light when returning to the beach to nest.
When it comes to locations for your ceremony and reception, the possibilities are endless in Tulum! You can choose from a simple (and less expensive) beach club to an ultra-contemporary private boutique hotel to a hidden hacienda in the heart of the jungle. Wedding planners here specialize in creating wedding decor designs that complement the natural beauty of the area, and can keep it simple or as luxurious as you want. Below are some of our favorite wedding venues:
We’re pretty sure it’s nearly impossible to get a bad meal in Tulum! From a 6-course meals by Michelin star chefs to the pastora taco from the corner stall, anything you want is possible. We love a late-night taco stand for the reception after-party. And wouldn’t colorful paletas (traditional Mexican popsicles) be the perfect post-ceremony treat on the beach?
Most couples planning a destination wedding so they can spend a whole weekend – or even a whole week! – with their family and friends. From swimming with sea turtles to hiking in the Mayan ruins to mezcal-tasting in the jungle, there are innumerable activities for your wedding guests to enjoy. Our favorite for the bride and her bridesmaids is a full day of pampering at a luxury beach side spa. And for the boys? The groom and his groomsmen will love a day of adventure ziplining above the rainforest and diving in cenotes.
WEDDING SLIDESHOW from Xcaret and the couple's boho bride+groom session in Tulum
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