MEXICO CITY -- Tying the knot in Mexico can be as easy as booking a
package, as many of Mexico's resorts and tour operators offer
coordinators to handle almost every detail of planning the
And for newlyweds looking for a honeymoon destination, the same
resorts offer honeymoon packages.
The following is a sampling of resorts and operators that offer
honeymoon and destination wedding packages, all commissionable at
• Aeromexico Vacations launched a Grand Wedding
program in conjunction with Occidental Hotels &
The package offers complete wedding arrangements -- including
wedding coordinator, ceremony, judge and marriage license -- as
well as honeymoon stays for couples traveling to Cancun and
checking in to Occidental's Grand Xcaret, Allegro Playacar or
Caribbean Village resorts.
Prices begin at $539 per person, double, including roundtrip air
fare from Atlanta on Aeromexico, three nights' hotel
accommodations, all meals and snacks, taxes and gratuities.
The promotion will be in effect for travel through Sept. 1 and
must be booked by April 1.
Aeromexico Vacations can be purchased in the major GDSs or
through VAX VacationAccess at www.vaxvacationaccess.com. Agents also can call (800)
• At the Grand Cozumel by Occidental, couples
can wed under water.
Those looking to "take the plunge" into marriage might want to
consider having their wedding ceremony at Occidental Hotels &
Resorts' newest property, the 252-room Grand Cozumel by
The resort created the Grand Underwater Wedding package,
enabling couples to marry wearing scuba gear and using cue cards to
The undersea wedding ceremony costs $2,800 a couple, including
the services of a wedding coordinator; a two-tank boat dive for up
to four people; a private dinner for four guests or dinner
reservations for up to 40 guests; the bridal bouquet; and wedding
Inclusive rates start at $149 a night, per person. Group rates
are available for destination weddings occupying 10 rooms or
For information or reservations, call (800) 858-2258 or visit www.occidentalhotels.com.
• Las Alamandas, the 14-suite resort situated on a
secluded section of Pacific coastline halfway between Puerto
Vallarta and Manzanillo, sells a honeymoon package priced from
$2,999 per couple for a six-night stay.
It includes one dinner for two with a guitar serenade; a
couple's massage on the beach; a picnic lunch served on the beach;
and photos snapped during a two-hour photo session.
For reservations or information, call (888) 882-9616 or visit www.alamandas.com.
• The 237-suite Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa &
Casitas Resort launched a Sense of Romance package that
includes accommodations in a junior suite with a private pool.
Three-night packages start at $1,200 per person, double, from
Jan. 5 to May 31; $1,100 from June 1 to Oct. 10; and $1,225 from
Oct. 11 to Dec. 18. Daily room service breakfast is included, along
with dinner for two at the resort's restaurant and a couples
For information or reservations, call (877) 238-9399 or visit www.marquisloscabos.com.
• Avalon Resorts in Mexico is offering couples
who purchase a wedding or honeymoon package 20% off the cost of the
package, plus a fifth night free.
The promotion will be in place through Dec. 21, and includes the
services of a wedding coordinator.
The four-night package with free fifth night costs from $1,299
per couple. Included are the wedding ceremony, cake, one dinner for
two and wedding announcements. The four-night honeymoon package
starts at $449 per couple.
For information, call (800) 261-5014 or visit www.avalonvacations.com.
To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].