‘Beyond Your Expectations’
Spanning over an endless collage of mega-metropolises, majestic mountains, ancient cities and stunning beaches, a lifetime in Mexico would not exhaust the beauty found here. Playful cities easily fade into remote vistas. Mayan ruins blend subtly into tropical foliage. And brilliant white sands always embrace the lapping waves on Mexico’s east and west coast. Millennia’s of world history have awarded Mexico with more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on the American continent. And miles of untamed landscape lend way to 22 biosphere reserves and 47 national parks. Mexico’s epic character of lively cities, dynamic history and natural splendor has accurately won the catchphrase, ‘Beyond Your Expectations.’
Heritage and Eco-tourism
Mexico’s rich history is made evident through an overwhelming display of antiquated structures and ancient cities. Aztec ruins, 16th century cathedrals, old monasteries and colonial establishments each tell a story about civilization before the modern era. Wild landscapes often complement these relics and immerse visitors in a world of thick forests, tropical jungles and dry desert plains. Thousands of indigenous species are hidden among the winding rivers and panoramic views of Mexico, creating an oasis for extravagant eco-tourism.
Extreme Sports and Leisurely Recreations
Elaborate reefs, lush plains and thick jungles appoint Mexico as an excellent place for extreme sports and leisurely recreations. Sunken ships and bustling marine life invite scuba divers to explore the ocean world. And the winding countryside found throughout the region often hosts breathtaking golf courses for perfecting your swing. The many safari’s, hiking trails and beachfront water sports offer languid travelers and ardent thrill seekers a personalized playground.
Resort Life and Local Culture
Elegant resorts and intimate villas line Mexico’s beaches and offer an excellent launch for enjoying the recreations and culture. Browse through a bustling bazaar for a sample of the local produce. Savor the world-famous taste of authentic Mexican cuisine. Or join the nightly jubilee and dance to the rhythms of a mariachi band. Every outing is met with the friendly faces and free spirit that give Mexico its charm.
Weddings and Romance
The versatile landscape and stunning beaches of Mexico are a natural refuge for the world’s romantics. Ceremonies set in blossoming foliage and honeymoon retreats on mountainous highlands can easily be arranged by hotel specialists. Limited marriage restrictions and standard documentation make tying the knot in Mexico an effortless affair. Bring your love under the inspiring duress of nature and see why Mexico is a coveted destination for weddings, honeymoons and every romantic event.
Mexico’s BrillianceFrom historical wonders and wild terrain to modern cities and peaceful beaches, the grandeur of Mexico can scarcely be explained. Six tourist regions stretching over one million sq. miles present the many faces of Mexico and take advantage of its dramatic landscapes. The various resort areas are enriched by Mexico’s festive culture and often lie just footsteps from the waters of the Pacific Ocean or Caribbean Sea. Exotic vacations find a new meaning under the eclectic colors of Mexico’s brilliance.
Destination information is subject to change without prior notice. Travelers are advised to use extreme caution and common sense when venturing out in any foreign destination. While luxury beach destinations can be quite alluring, remember to keep your guard up when approached by locals in any foreign area. We advise guests to attend the resort orientation upon arrival(if provided) and conduct plenty of research prior to arriving at your destination. The information provided on this site is not comprehensive and we advise travelers to utilize the official tourist board site for each resort area, the CDC, travel.state.gov and other official sources for up to date destination information.
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5 Palms: Beautiful location with an impressive collection of luxurious services and amenities.
4 Palms: Beautiful location with deluxe amenities and services.
3 Palms: Well-furnished resort with comfortable amenities and services.
2 Palms: Standard resort amenities and services for budget-minded travelers.
1 Palm: Low quality resort and/or location. All Inclusive Outlet does not sell resorts with a 1 Palm rating.
All travelers between the U.S. and Mexico are required to carry passports beginning January 1, 2007 as mandated by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. We encourage you to begin the passport application process early to avoid unexpected delays. Travelers should allow a minimum of six weeks between their application submission and receipt of passport. Passports can be expedited for an additional fee. Visas are not required for US passport holders.
Foreign residents of the United States and all other foreign visitors not holding a US Passport must contact the appropriate government authorities to determine the entry and visa requirements. Please consult travel.state.gov for the latest travel requirements.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid fever. For extended stays in particular regions of Mexico, vaccinations for Malaria and Rabies may also be necessary. Please consult www.cdc.gov for the latest health information.
A departure tax is required before returning to the United States. Though often included in the price of your airline ticket, check with your travel representative for confirmation.
What to Wear
Light shirts and shorts are best suited to the generally tropical climate in Mexico. Other regions may get cooler and require jackets and long pants. Check the climate of your particular region before packing. Resort restaurants typically require a collared shirt and long pants for men and resort evening wear for ladies at dinner.
Dollars are readily exchangeable for pesos at the many banks within Mexico’s developed regions. Traveler’s checks and major credit cards are also accepted by most hotels, shops and restaurants.
U.S. citizens arriving by air or sea are limited to an import value of $300 per person. Those arriving by land are limited to $50 per person. Travel-related items may be brought in duty-free while any amount exceeding the duty-free limit is subject to a 32.8% tax.
To avoid an import tax on personal computers or other expensive electronic equipment, write a statement about its intended use and removal from Mexico upon your return. A Mexican consulate in the United States must sign it before you present it to customs in Mexico.
Guns and ammunition cannot be brought into Mexico without a permit from a Mexican Consulate in the United States.
Hotels in Mexico follow the U.S. standard of 110 volts of AC currency.
Purified water runs through most of the hotels and Cancun is home to the largest water purification system in Mexico. Bottled water is provided at most all-inclusives and is the best option when drinking water is needed. Drinking the public water outside of resort property is not recommended. Bottled water is available and will easily suffice. Puerto Vallarata and Cabo San Lucas hotels and restaurants have purified water and bottled water is available in tourist areas. It is recommended to drink bottled water in these areas.
The Cancún International Airport is just 5 miles south of the city center: two hours by air from Mexico City and one hour from Miami. A busy traffic load of regional and international flights come in daily. The Puerto Vallarta airport is located 4 miles from downtown. The Cabo San Lucas airport(SJD) is Los Cabos International Airport situated 8 miles from San Jose del Cabo and 29 miles from Cabo San Lucas.
Pets can be brought into Mexico as long as the following two documents are presented.1. A vaccination certificate confirming your pet has been vaccinated against rabies, hepatitis, pip and leptospirosis.
2. An official health certificate issued by a veterinarian no more than 72 hours before entering Mexico.
Rugged mountains, mangrove swamps, dry deserts and thick forests color Mexcio with every form of adventurous terrain. Natural freshwater pools are hidden in various caverns and beautiful beaches border the region on the east and west coast. The dense tropical jungles and striking canyons are just some of the wonders contributing to Mexico’s 47 national parks and 22 biosphere reserves.
The average temperature of Mexico stays pleasantly between 77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spanish is the common language of Mexico.
Adopted in 1917, Mexico’s constitution provides for a federal republic with powers dispersed between executive, legislative and judicial branches. Though the executive branch has historically dominated, the opposition parties formed in the legislature in 1997 has given Congress increasing authority in the civil agenda.
Abandoned cities, massive temples and unexplained edifices have bewildered tourists for centuries and attest to Mexico’s enduring history. Travelers will undoubtedly find themselves exploring Aztecan pyramids and lost Teotihuacan cities. The famous city of Chichen Itza stands as a monument to Mayan power and is one of the most visited Heritage sites in Mexico. Recent history has left the mark of 16th century monasteries, old cathedrals and the unmistakable architecture of colonial cities.
Each region in Mexico offers its own blend of festivities and cultural enrichment for visitors to enjoy. Friends and family always come before business and are often found dancing to salsa tunes or sharing a drink at the local cantina. Different Spanish dialects and creative artwork can be heard and seen through the exciting markets and malls that make up Mexico’s cultural fiesta.
Time ZoneThe southern, eastern and some central region states are on Central Standard Time during the winter. Northwest and Pacific coast states are on Mountain Standard Time. And Baja California is on Pacific Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is observed during the summer.
Destination information is subject to change without prior notice.
Shallow bays, dramatic cliffs, swaying palms and soft sands are found on the 450 beaches of Mexico’s east and west coast. Surf into the golden sands of the Pacific Ocean. Sail from the white shores of the Caribbean Sea. Or simply find a shaded hammock and sway to the rhythm of the lapping waves.
More than 20 centuries of tradition have formed the culinary experience that has carried Mexican dishes across the globe. Corn, beans, chili peppers, vegetables and domestic meats converge into colorful entrees that satiate every taste bud and serve as a cultural cohesion for the Mexican people. For those with diverse tastes, resort areas also feature specialty restaurants with various flavors from around the world. Resort restaurants typically require a collared shirt and long pants for gentlemen and island casual for ladies when dining in the evening.
The Aquarium of the World
Referred to by Jacques Cousteau as the aquarium of the world, Mexico’s Caribbean and Pacific coasts are teeming with vibrant corals and tropical marine life. Divers can explore portions of the second largest coral reef system in the world just off the eastern shore. And amidst the Yucatan Peninsula is a 60,000-meter stretch of subterranean tunnels, underground rivers, sinkholes and caverns awaiting exploration. A multitude of sunken ships often line these shores and provide a welcomed treasure for the adventurous diver.
In-land recreations and coastal endeavors are found over every exotic landscape in Mexico’s resort areas. Those seeking tranquility will find their way to the rolling fairways and lush greens that overtake Mexico’s breathtaking golf courses. Many of these courses boast the handiwork of world-famous designers and promise golfers a challenging game at the links. Those seeking aquatic adventure will find the many beachfront resorts as a perfect base for sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and engaging in every other conceivable water sport.
A New Level of Thrill Seeking
Adrenaline junkies find a new level of thrill seeking amidst the endless excursions, safaris and tours that span Mexico’s borders. Meandering rivers, rugged mountains and thriving tropical rainforests immerse every serious explorer in a world without the taming touch of civilization. Mountain biking, whitewater rafting and eco tours are just some of the many ways to embrace the dramatic geography.
NightlifeMexico’s nocturnal nature awakens at dawn and doesn’t rest until the early morning hours. The bass laden sounds of discos, dance clubs and electronic lounges emit from the nightlife hot spots within the resort areas. Local cantinas welcome newcomers to a fresh taste of local and international brews. And the sweet smell of authentic Mexican cuisine can always be found permeating the jubilee. Every region of Mexico sees the setting sun as a prelude to an eventful fiesta. Caution is advised when venturing out for nightlife in any foreign country.
Destination information is subject to change without prior notice.
The charming structures and thriving landscape of Mexico provide a myriad of backdrops for your wedding or honeymoon getaway. Mountain vistas and flowing waterfalls descend into picturesque beaches of white and gold sands, infusing every ceremony with inimitable romance. Flexible marriage laws go hand-in-hand with the many resort specialists, allowing every detail of your romantic agenda to bloom effortlessly. Check out some of the finest resorts for weddings and honeymoons in Mexico!
- Tourist Card/Visa
- Copy Birth Certificate, translated into Spanish and confirmed by resident country.
- The wedding is legal only if performed at a civil ceremony at a local Civil Register Office. Religious and traditional ceremonies can be performed after.
- Depending on the Mexican state, there is a waiting period of 2-3 days.
- Divorced persons must present a certified copy of the divorce decree and wait a year before applying for a marriage license.
- Widows and Widowers must present a certified copy of the death certificate of spouse.
- Blood tests for RPR, HIV and Thorax are required in Mexico before getting married. We recommend these tests be taken in Mexico at least 2 days before the wedding.
- Two witnesses over 18 years old with proper identification are required to get married.
- Sunday weddings are not permitted.
- There is a Marriage License fee of $30 U.S.
- Total civil fees for application and other are approximately $230 U.S.