Honeymoons in Mexico
Offering up a wide variety of cultural activities, a lot of history, and plenty of opportunities for pool or beachside relaxation, a honeymoon in Mexico is sure to be one-of-a-kind. Situated between the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean, it is the only country which borders the southern United States. This is also the home to the largest population of Spanish speaking people. With a long history or Meso-American and Iberian cultures, Mexico today enjoys a unique, contemporary culture. The amount of history you’ll become acquainted with on your honeymoon in Mexico will amaze you. The colonial period that followed the Aztec and Mayan civilizations after the landing of Cortés had a massive influence on the cultural traditions of modern day Mexico.
There is much to see in this unique country. A visit to the capital city is a must while on honeymoon in Mexico. Although it is known for its traffic congestion and relatively high levels of pollution, Mexico City is the seat of government and the cultural heart of the country. Also on offer are a range of museums to visit, including the Templo Mayor Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the National Museum of Anthropology. Don’t miss out on the historic centre of Mexico City during your honeymoon in Mexico – it’s a UNESCO world heritage site and contains many landmarks of the city including the Constitution Plaza.
The following list of things to do will get you started on your honeymoon in Mexico:
- Spend at least one day at the beach. Mexico’s sandy coasts are famous and a paradise for lovers of sun and sand.
- Mexico City’s Floating Gardens date back to the time of the Aztecs, and shouldn’t be missed.
- Get acquainted with the Aztecs and the Mayans by exploring some of the many cultural and architectural landmarks they left behind. Tenochtitlan, the largest Aztec city, lies right at the base of Mexico City.
Key Facts for Mexico
Capita: Mexico City
Flight time: 10 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Mexico
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Mexico’s climate varies widely, making it a nation with one of the most diverse weather systems in the world. Whenever you plan your honeymoon in Mexico, you’ll need to pack a strong sunscreen. The climate in the south and along the coasts is tropical, while in the north and in areas of higher elevation the climate is temperate. With most of the larger cities in Mexico being situated at elevations above 2000 meters, temperatures generally range from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. Along the coast you can expect higher temperatures reaching upwards of 30 degrees. The Caribbean coast is also prone to hurricanes in the summer and fall.
Air France operates flights from Dublin via Paris to Mexico with a total flying time of around 15 hours.
Planning a honeymoon in Mexico will bring sunshine and warm weather at any time of the year. You might want to remember that Spring break in North America brings hoards of university students to many resort areas in Mexico, although only for a couple of weeks each year. Irish couples celebrating a honeymoon in Mexico do not need a visa to enter the country. With a valid passport and a tourist card, which your airline will provide, you can stay for up to 180 days.
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Getting Married in Mexico
If you want your wedding abroad to have a great mixture of beautiful beaches and fantastic history then why not consider getting married in Mexico. Filled with historic colonial cities, beautiful cobbled streets and tranquil beaches, you will be spoiled for choice with where to hold your wedding ceremony and wherever you choose, you will leave with some fantastic wedding photographs. You could also have a fantastic wedding breakfast with your friends and family and share some amazing traditional Mexican cuisine at one of the stunning beach side resorts. Getting married in Mexico does have some legal aspects that will require some forward planning, however your wedding planner will be able to advise you on these and ensure you have all the documents that you will need.
To get married in Mexico you will need:
Original and copy of birth certificate for each party.
Original prenuptial medical certificate with test results of syphilis, HIV, and Rh factor (blood type). This certificate should have been issued locally within the last 15 days.
Passports of both parties.
Divorce or death certificate, if either party is divorced or widowed.
Originals and copies of the official identification of two witnesses.
For more information you can visit http://www.visitmexico.com/wb/Visitmexico/Visi_requisitos_legales_para_casarse
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