Honeymoons in Mexico
Mexico offers such a diversity of things to see and do and is well worth taking the time to explore this beautiful country, with its spicy food and colourful people. From the fabulous beaches and crystal waters of Acapulco and the Yucatan peninsula, to the stunning Mayan ruins, this country has it all. If you fancy something a little more active, then Mexico offers some great water sport opportunities including sailing, surfing and diving.
If you haven't considered a honeymoon in Mexico then maybe you should. Flights are fairly frequent from all major South African airports and with only one stop, you could be in Mexico a little over 24 hours. If you can imagine yourself lying on a palm fringed beach sipping a Margarita or two, then there are plenty of stunning beaches to choose from. Take your pick from the livelier resorts of Cozumel and Cancun, to the quieter but equally breathtaking beaches of the Yucatan Peninsular. Mexico has it all. If you like your days to be a little more active, then how about mountain biking, trekking and climbing through the lush forests of Arroyo Guacamaya. If you like your scenery below the waterline, then Mexico offers some of the best dive sites in the world, from stunning coral reefs to spectacular looking fish. Finally a visit to Mexico isn't complete without visiting the awe inspiring Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba.
If you want the palm fringed beach and clear blue water type honeymoon then you can certainly have this in Mexico. However this country is more than that. It also offers history and architecture in abundance, diving in the coral reefs, nature and eco-tourism. In fact whatever you are into, you can do it in Mexico.
If you aren't really sure about a honeymoon in Mexico, then once you see what this stunning country has to offer, you won't be disappointed. Flights from Canada are daily and direct. If it's tropical palm fringed beaches and blue waters, then yes Mexico has this, however this country has a diversity that is unparalleled. For a slice of history then check out the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. If it's stunning scenery and nature you are after then Arroyo Guacamaya close to the city of Oaxaca is one of Mexico's largest eco-tourism sites, where you can view vibrant plant life, stunning waterfalls and take a trip along the various nature trails. Here you can also mountain bike, trek into the forest and even climb. Mexico also offers a wide range of water sports including surfing, sailing and some of the best diving in the world. If you fancy going 'loco' down in Acapulco you can do this too. On the whole Mexico is a great place to spend your honeymoon however you decide to do it.
Key Facts for Mexico
Capita: Mexico City
Flight time: 5 hours from Toronto
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The climate of Mexico is as varied as its geography and topography, giving it one of the most diverse weather systems in the world. One thing’s for sure – you’ll need to pack a good sunscreen for your honeymoon in Mexico. To the south and along the coast the climate is tropical, whereas the northern half of the country and areas of higher elevation experience a more temperate climate. Most of the large cities in Mexico, including its capital Mexico City, are situated in the Valley of Mexico at elevations of 2000 meters and above. This accounts for their year round temperatures ranging between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. Along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the south east, you will find relatively high temperatures ranging between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. These areas are also prone to the effects of major hurricanes during the summer and fall seasons.
American Airlines offer flights from London Heathrow to Mexico with one stop en route. The total flying time is approximately 17 hours.
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Couples from the UK celebrating a honeymoon in Mexico do not require a visa. A valid passport and a tourist card, issued for free by your airline, will grant you a stay of up to 180 days.
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Getting Married in Mexico
If you're thinking about 'tying the knot' on a palm fringed white sandy beach with crystal blue waters gently lapping against the shoreline, then you might want to consider weddings abroad in Mexico. With it's tropical climate and friendly people, Mexico is a great place to get married. There are some top notch beach front hotels in some fabulous places such as Cozumel, Cancun and of course Acapulco all of which are used to catering for weddings. With the right planning, getting married in Mexico is fairly straight forward and thousands of foreign couples do it every year. Mexico has all the ingredients necessary to make your wedding day an unforgettable event.
The first and most important thing to remember about getting married in Mexico is that only civil ceremonies are recognised as legally binding. People wanting a religious ceremony can have one, however it is not legally binding and those people would require a civil ceremony in order to make it legal. Foreigners are not subjected to residence requirements but will need a valid ID in the form of travel visas, passport, drivers license and of course birth certificate. In some states you will need thorax x ray plate tests, and in all states you will need to take blood tests (usually up to 3 days before the ceremony) These cost anywhere between $100 - $125 Also between two and four witnesses (above 18 years of age) are legally required. Application forms are obtained from any registry office in Mexico also known as the 'oficina del registro' at a cost of around $75.00 Check out the link below for further information http://marriage.about.com/od/international/p/mexico.htm
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