Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula can be reached with direct flights from both the US and the UK, which means you can be relaxing on the beach less than 24 hours after you tied the knot! The beaches along the eastern coast are simply stunning, a place where you can find powder white sand, unspoilt reefs and amazing small and intimate hotels.
Distances within the peninsula are not vast here allowing you to combine our favourite honeymoon combination of beach adventure beach. You can begin on the Riviera Maya with its endless line of beaches, travel inland to the impressive Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or Uxmal and end on the beach again at Tulum.
The Yucatan Peninsula has an excellent network of roads and we recommend hiring a car, giving you the freedom to explore Mexico with the security that all your hotels and activities in each destination are booked. We supply you with maps and suggested things to see and do, making this the perfect honeymoon destination for those wanting the freedom to explore on their own.
The Riviera Maya boasts some of the best beaches in Central America with hundreds of miles of wide beaches and inviting shallow turquoise waters. The soft, powder sand is a brilliant white and the clarity of vision in the warm and clear Caribbean is superb.
The setting of Tulum is simply stunning with a compact group of Maya-Toltec temples perched on coastal cliffs above the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Tulum was built in the 12thcentury and these were troubled times in the Mayan world as reflected by its defensive wall and watchtower, rare in other sites. Despite the beautiful sunrises from here, each doorway faces west and the site is dedicated to the worship of the Falling God or Setting Sun.
Expansive in its design with majestic palaces and temple pyramids, Uxmal is renowned for its superb sculptures and design. Long geometrical friezes rank among the most splendid examples of ancient American art. The incredible Pyramid of the Magician and the beautiful Governor’s Palace are two of the finest examples of Mayan art anywhere.Considered by many archaeologists as one of the finest examples of an ancient Mayan city.