Motto: "Country, Liberty, Work and Culture"
Currency: Peso (MXN)
Airports: Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Known for: Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and fishing
Official Tourism Website: cancun.gob.mx
Drives on the: Right Side
Calling Code: +1 998
Cancún is one of the most important tourist complexes in Mexico and the world. Its superb location, shaped like an island, its year-round mild climate, and its gorgeous, warm, sandy white beaches washed by the Caribbean sea are ideal for water sports.
The waters of the bay sheltered by Isla Mujeres are calm and perfect for surfing, sailing, underwater diving and boat trips; those facing the open surf have stronger currents but are also suitable for fishing and snorkeling.
Things To Do in Cancun, Mexico
So very much to do in this Mexican Riviera: After relaxing on the beach and enjoying some of the best tequila or non-alcoholic drinks, you can hit the town for great shopping on silver.
The designs are awesome and you will not find such creativity and pricing in the United States. Rent a car or better yet get a driver for the day and visit some of the ruins that is part of the heritage of the people.
Cuisine of Cancun, Mexico
From the local burger joint to the most sophisticated dining, Cancun delivers. A destination wedding or honeymoon will be an unforgettable one in this vibrant and ‘happening’ place.
The staples of Mexican cuisine are typically corn and beans. Corn, traditionally Mexico's staple grain, is eaten fresh, on the cob, and as a component of a number of dishes. Most corn, however, is used to make masa, a dough for tamales, tortillas, gorditas, and many other corn-based foods. Squash and peppers also play important roles in Mexican cuisine.
The most important and frequently used spices in Mexican cuisine are chile powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro, epazote, cinnamon, and cocoa. Chipotle, a smoke-dried jalapeño chili, is also common in Mexican cuisine. Many Mexican dishes also contain garlic and onions.
Next to corn, rice is the most common grain in Mexican cuisine. According to food writer Karen Hursh Graber, the initial introduction of rice to Spain from North Africa in the 4th Century led to the Spanish introduction of rice into Mexico at the port of Veracruz in the 1520s. This, Graber says, created one of the earliest instances of the world's greatest fusion cuisines.
Marriage Requirements for Cancun, Mexico
Listed below are the required documents needed to get married with our Civil Judge here in Cozumel, Mexico. It is just that simple.
- Valid Passports – (highly recommended for travel into Mexico)
- [Please Note: if you do not have a passport, your Birth Certificate will need an Apostille by the Secretary of State from which the certificate was registered. This will need to be accompanied with a valid government issued photo ID with names matching birth certificate. These documents will need to be translated into Spanish by the certified translator of Cozumel. For more information on Apostilles, go to the links listed at the bottom of this page. Canadian Citizens: if you do not have a passport, please contact us for more information.]
- Copy of the tourist visa/immigration slip that you receive upon arrival in Mexico
- Blood tests taken here in Cozumel (if you would like to take them in your own Country, they will need to be Certified with a Doctor here in Mexico at a charge) Tests: Blood Type and RPR. Tests need to be taken within 20 days before the wedding date.
- 4 witnesses to the civil ceremony
In case of a previous divorce, please ask us about the proper documentation.
For Witnesses (over the age of 18):
- Copy of valid passport or photo ID such as a Driver’s License
- Copy of the visa/immigration slip that you receive upon arrival in Mexico
Information provided by Cancun Wedding Planner.
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