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Azul Beach Resort, The Fives, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Whoever said youth is wasted on the young has never experienced Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen, by Karisma. Because for tots, teens, couples, groups, honeymooners and even brides-to-be, this Gourmet Inclusive® playground will bring out the playful side in everyone. At the same time, Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen’ luxury accommodations and impeccable service will satisfy the most discriminating adult tastes.
At The Fives Plaza, you’ll discover trendy shops, live entertainment, four restaurants and two bars. Then make your way down to Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen’ white-sand beach, where swim-up bars, waterfront activities and gourmet à la carte eateries satiate even the heartiest appetite for food and fun.
Whether you’re young or just young at heart, you’ll feel right at home at Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen. Discerning guests will appreciate our oversized suites with separate living and sleeping areas, rich mahogany-hued woods, marble finishes and luxuries such as plush robes, rainfall showers, spa robes, private balconies and complete baby amenities.
From lavish 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom suites to spectacular Sky Suites, you’ll enjoy everything from aromatherapy and pillow menus to personal concierges and 24-hour room service.
1 BEDROOM ESSENCE SUITE:
The Azul Fives Essence Suites boast a separate living room with modern furnishings, a double pull-out sofa bed, a modern kitchenette (refrigerator, microwave, oven and stove) and a dining table for up to 6 people. There is a terrace/balcony off the living room and bedroom with a garden view. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, his & hers sinks with backlit frosted glass tops, a walk in “rain forest” shower, a private toilet cabin, bath amenities, a hair dryer, deluxe bathrobes and a magnifying vanity mirror.
Max Occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children
1 BEDROOM JACUZZI® SUITE:
Azul Fives Jacuzzi® Suites offer a separate living room with modern furnishings and a double pull-out sofa bed. The large granite-top kitchen features a refrigerator, microwave, oven and stove, a dining table for eight and a powder room. There is also a terrace or balcony off the living room and bedroom with a garden view. Master bedrooms are furnished with a king-sized bed, a deluxe Jacuzzi® and plush bathrobes for two. The master bathroom has a double sink with marble countertops and a walk-in rainfall shower.
Max occupancy: 2 adults + 2 teens
1 BEDROOM ESSENCE SWIM-UP SUITE:
These suites provide the same amenities as the 1 Bedroom Essence Suites but guests can step right into the main pool and water deck in front of their suite’s patio.
Max Occupancy: 2 adults
1 BEDROOM SKY SUITE:
Experience the height of luxury with our Azul Fives’ exclusive Sky Suites. These suites take extravagance to an entirely new level. The Sky Suites occupy the top floors of each building to feature a private rooftop lounge designed for tranquility, privacy and sophisticated entertaining. This rooftop lounge doubles the living space of the suite, and offers an “al fresco” lifestyle with a half bathroom, patio dining, pergola, built-in barbeque grill, Jacuzzi® for two, chaise lounges and a relaxing Bali bed.
Max occupancy: 2 adults + 2 teens
2 & 3 BEDROOM SUITE:
Experience the height of luxury with our exclusive 2 and 3 Bedroom Suites. Created with the most discerning guests in mind, these spacious suites take elegance to a new level. The 2 Bedroom Suite has been specially designed for families and friends, providing the same amenities as 1 Bedroom Suite as well as tastefully designed second, king-size bed bedroom connected by an entry hall. The 3 Bedroom Suite has been designed with family or friends gatherings in mind. These suites offer all of the amenities of a 2 Bedroom Suite with the addition of a third bedroom furnished with two double size beds and the same amenities of the second bedroom. The three bedrooms have one connecting room and/or are joined by an entry hall.
Max occupancy 2 Bedroom: 4 adults + 2 teens
2 Bedroom Size: 1,140 sq. ft. (106 m2);
Max occupancy 3 Bedroom: 6 adults + 2 teens
CONNOISSEUR 2 BEDROOM SKY SUITE:
Experience the pinnacle of luxury in this spectacular 1,710 square feet two-bedroom suite. Created for the most discerning travelers, these spacious suites take elegance to a new level. In addition to lavish amenities, each Sky Suite features a private rooftop lounge, attentively designed for both tranquility and sophisticated entertaining. This rooftop lounge doubles the living space of the suite and provides a chic ‘al fresco’ lifestyle including a half bathroom, patio dining complete with a table for six, a pergola, barbeque grill, a whirlpool tub for six, chaise lounges and a canopied daybed. And your personal Major-domo can arrange all the details of your stay, from private dinners prepared by a personal chef, to making reservations and scheduling activities.
Max occupancy 2 Bedroom: 4 adults + 2 teens
CONNOISSEUR 3 BEDROOM SKY SUITE:
The height of luxury in found in this spectacular 2,248 square feet three-bedroom suite that takes contemporary elegance to whole new levels. Created with the most discerning travelers in mind, each expansive suite takes elegance to a whole new level. With lavish amenities indoors, each Sky Suite also features a private rooftop lounge, designed for tranquil moments and entertaining in style. This rooftop lounge doubles the living space of the suite and provides a chic ‘al fresco’ lifestyle including a half bathroom, patio dining complete with a table for six, a pergola, barbeque grill, a whirlpool tub for six, chaise lounges and a canopied daybed. And your personal Major-domo can arrange all the details of your stay, from private dinners prepared by a personal chef, to making reservations and scheduling activities.
Max occupancy 3 Bedroom: 6 adults + 2 teens
Restaurants & Bars
Dining at Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen, by Karisma, is a celebration of the culinary arts – a perfect orchestration of ingredients, preparation, presentation and service. Gourmet cuisine is the foundation for Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, and has been lauded “Superb,” “Best in class,” “Decadent” and “Outstanding.” To us it simply means creating sumptuous meals in pleasant environments prepared by our star chefs.
Italian. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the open kitchen Italian restaurant Arezzo is a treat for the senses. An array of freshly made pastas, pizzas and grilled-to-perfection seafood, poultry and meats compose a mouth watering menu straight out of old Italy. For wine lovers, a dedicated sommelier will help pick pairings from an impressive list of 150 varieties.
World Cuisine. The name says it all. Flavours presents casual, family oriented culinary experiences from World cuisine for breakfast, Mexican Cuisine for dinner. Dine in tropical splendor beneath our glass atrium, while spider monkeys cavort outside. From our popular Food Display concept to delectable à la carte options, you’ll quickly discover why Flavours is an Azul Fives family favorite.
Wok Cuisine. A 15-foot standing Buddha greets you upon arrival, as aromas such as lemon grass, ginger and holy basil delight the senses. Sample popular classics such as Pad Thai, Green Curries and Coconut Soup, or savor one of our contemporary wok creations prepared by genuine Thai chefs. For outdoor dining, try one of our wooden pagodas floating over our lit Koi pond.
Bistro Cuisine. For breakfast or dinner, Azul Fives’ contemporary Bistro Cuisine takes center stage in this old-world inspired dining establishment. Choose from the lavish Food Display or enjoy culinary classics such as Steak Tartar, Coq-au-Vin, Entrecôte au Poivre, Gratinated Onion Soup and luscious Crème Caramel. Sip on a South of France Merlot, enjoy the best cheese trolley this side of Burgundy and conclude the evening at our flambéed coffee station.
Mesoamerican Cuisine. Extending from Mexico to Northern Costa Rica, Mesoamerica holds some of the most diverse and creative culinary history on earth. Welcome to Meso Tapas. This intimate, vibrant and cozy nook of Azul Fives dishes out the best Latin American cuisine, from street favorites to complex pre-Hispanic preparations. Arepas, Tamales, Gallo Pinto, creative “Tacos” and fantastic sweets await you at Meso.
OKA – Sushi Bar
Japanese Cuisine. For the finest and freshest sushi, sashimi and tempura in Riviera Maya, look no further than Oka sushi. Our talented team of Sushi Chefs will delight and entice you with their culinary mastery and artful presentations. Try a late night Junmai Sake or an ice-cold Sapporo on the balcony, as you savor the notion that this is just one night of many.
Beach Club Grill. Enjoy relaxed beachfront dining on a breezy outdoor veranda, with endless ocean views. Awaken your senses and delight your palate with a variety of fresh salads, made-to-order ceviches, The Taco Truck’s tantalizing tacos, signature burgers, sandwiches, ice cream specialties and pizzas galore
Located in the essence section, Mestizo offers a wide range of grilled items including our vast array of Gourmet Burgers. Overlooking the nearby pool and mangrove area, this fresh, bright, open air restaurant makes a dramatic jump into the Modern Mexican cuisine for dinner, with a contemporary view of Mexico national gastronomy. All in a warm, eclectic and intimate ambience that reminds us that simplicity and hospitality are not at war in the kitchen.
Cuisine du Soleil. Take the French Riviera, add a fondness for coastal cuisine, include a dash of Mediterranean and Mexican flair, and you have all the makings of Sea Olive at Azul Fives. Our à la carte menu features fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Mexican fusion cuisine designed to satisfy even the most discerning tastes. Dine indoors or al fresco on the outdoor terrace, where spectacular ocean views are the coup de grâce.
Gourmet Bites. Satisfying your afternoon cravings doesn’t have to be an event in itself. Sometimes you just want something to tide you over. Whether you’re in the mood for a smoothie, a sandwich or other light bites, Azul’s Gourmet Corners are the perfect way to satiate your hunger or thirst – without sacrificing your playtime in the sun.
- BREEZE BAR N’ BURGER
- LA TAQUERIA
Nineteen Ten Mexican Cantina
Even Pancho Villa would be pleased with our authentic Mexican Cantina, Nineteen Ten. Choose from a wide selection of local and international beers, as well some of the best Tequila and Mezcal in Mexico. And don’t miss the opportunity to sing along to traditional Mexican folk songs in our weekly Mariachi appearances.
THE GIN BAR
From classic gin & tonics to handcrafted cocktails, our sophisticated Gin Bar pours a variety of premium gins from around the world. Upscale and stylish, it’s a great place to unwind with friends and family during your stay, or enjoy a nightcap on our grand terrace under a star-filled sky.
The name says it all. Zky Bar is the perfect place to spend a night out and enjoy cocktails under the stars. Take the all-glass elevator to the second floor, where this sophisticated bar and lounge boasts a chic outdoor terrace where you can take in the views of the Caribbean and Cozumel in the distance. Watch sports on the flat screen TV’s or enjoy listening to lounge music every night of the week.
BREEZE SWIM-UP BAR
Order your favorite drink and soak up the sun while enjoying a signature cocktail, mixed tropical fruit juice or refreshing smoothie.
At Vassa Spa, Zen-inspired techniques are fused with ancient elements. Enter the relaxing dry sauna and eucalyptus steam rooms before beginning your spa regimen. Then step into one of 11 treatment rooms. You can opt for a massage in your suite or by the beach, or embark on a sensory journey with our remarkable Sky Massage. Choose from a variety of tantalizing treatments for the entire family. Conclude your spa day with our full-service beauty salon and spa store, where must-have beauty products allow you to enjoy the Vassa Spa experience long after your return home.
WATER JOURNEY RITUAL
Wash away stress on a guided journey that takes you from the sauna and steam rooms to a simmering whirlpool and a bracing soak in a polar pool, culminating in the sensations pool, where powerful hydro jets and waterfalls soothe and relax your back, legs and spine. Our signature Water Journey lasts approximately 45 minutes, and is a great way to prepare for additional body treatments.
HOLLISTIC RAINDROP SPA
Immerse yourself in our “Raindrop” ayurvedic therapy where you’ll experience the benefits of this therapeutic ritual based on the perfect combination of relaxing massage techniques and pure plant synergies such as cypress, wintergreen, basil and mint. Experience an internal reconciliation with oneself as well as a perfect balance of mind, body and spirit.
MOONLIGHT ROMANTIC MASSAGE
Take a blissful retreat from your vacation with a variety of romantic couples therapies at Vassa Spa. At the heart of it is our signature Moonlight Romantic Massage, where you’ll both be totally pampered in an open-air palapa on the beach. Other options include a sunrise massage, where you’ll start your day with a healing massage and mimosas. After your massage, enjoy a bottle of champagne and delicious chocolate strawberries to accompany your experiences.
RITUAL OF ELEMENTS
Our ritual of elements treatment combines water, fire, earth and air for a true sense of well-being and connectivity with Mother Earth. Serenity Water is an Ayurvedic therapy accompanied by a serenity and harmony facial for total relaxation. Revitalizing Fire features rich antioxidants exfoliation, Vitamin C treatment, a relaxing serenity massage and a refreshing facial. Regenerating Earth begins with a sacred stone therapy, followed by a purifying accu-pressure treatment and facial shiatsu points. Air Purification starts with a mud massage combined with thermo-herbal therapy to purify mind and body.
Vassa Spa is here to make sure the bride-to-be feels as beautiful on the inside as she looks on the outside. From soothing massages to facials and milk baths, we offer an array of soul and spirit cleansing spa services, along with a full-service beauty salon and specialized bridal suite, all designed to leave the entire bridal party awash in serenity and peace. And we haven’t forgotten the groom. Our holistic ritual for men was designed to calm nerves and revitalize the spirit with a deep tissue massage, sports facial and reflexology treatment.
KID’S SPA MENU
Vassa Spa has a dedicated area for kids featuring a variety of age-appropriate beauty and spa services. Five to nine-year-olds can enjoy an aromatherapy massage, “Pebble” mini-facial or chocolate or vanilla body wraps. Teens will delight in longer treatments like an essential oil massage or forest-fruit facials.
Services & Amenities
At Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen, by Karisma, there’s no limit to how far we’ll go to make your visit an experience you’ll never forget. From a welcoming champagne toast upon arrival to turndown service at night, guest service has been raised to an art form. Whether you crave a tropical drink by the pool, another application of suntan lotion on the beach or a bowl of ice cream in your suite at 3 am, our dedicated staff of personal butlers and concierges is here to make it happen. All you have to do is ask.
KARISMA GOURMET INCLUSIVE® EXPERIENCE FEATURES
- Welcome glass of sparkling wine
- 24-hour room service
- All meals at your choice of restaurants
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a selection of domestic and international premium brands
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Free International calls
- Kids club (4 – 12 years)
- Teens club (13 – 17 years)
- Fitness center
- Kids menu
- Snorkelling equipment
- Concierge and vacation planner services
- All taxes and gratuities
- Daily and special nightly entertainment
- Baby amenities: Cribs, bottle warmers, baby bottle, sterilizers, baby baths, changers, strollers, bathrobes, pack n’ plays, baby monitors and high chairs
As if having a breathtaking white-sand Caribbean beachfront wasn’t enough, Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen boasts five swimming pools including lazy river swimming pools that wind their way throughout the property and an exclusive kids club pool (4 – 12 years old).
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE
In addition to the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience® features, enjoy these options at an additional cost:
- Babysitting and nanny services
- Beachfront massage
- Scuba diving trips, certification, rental equipment and deep-sea fishing
- Car rental & limousine service
- 24-hour medical service
- Transportation to Playa Del Carmen
- Packages: Golf, cultural, horseback riding, night cruises, nightlife and water sports
- Private yoga instructor
- Private tennis instructor
- SPA services
- Romantic or family dinners on the beach
- International wine selection from our cellar
- Private dining arrangements
- Laundry services
- Money exchange
- Shopping arcade
- Special wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages
- In-room movie selection
- Barbecue on the rooftop (Sky Suites)
Kids & Teens
Kids aren’t the only ones who dig Gourmet Inclusive® Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen. Because between the Azulitos Playhouse, My Gym programs, Azulitos Spa, Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® baby amenities and Extreme Breeze Teens Club, there’s always something fun on the menu. You can build castles in the sand. Take a cooking class. Make a piñata. Break a piñata. Try kid’s yoga. Or enjoy a just-for-kids spa treatment. And when the sun goes down, the curtain goes up, with live shows and movie nights complete with dinner and popcorn.
DURING THE DAY
- Aqua Fit
- Tennis Court
- Stretching & Yoga
- Spanish Lesson
- Demo Spa
- Water Volley
- Water Polo
- Horse Shoes
- Name That Tune
- Trivia Time
- Live DJ
- Crazy Game
- Beach Volley
- Dance Lessons
- Ping Pong Tournament
- Black Jack Tournament
- Texas Holdem Tournament
- Live Romantic Music
- Live Rock Music
- Duet Player
- Mexican Fest
- Guitar Player
- Fire Show
- Karaoke Night
- Magic Show
- Divos Night & DJ
Weddings in Paradise
THE START OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL. With everything from beach and pier weddings, to private chapels, to our one-of-a-kind Sky Weddings, we will make your dream destination wedding come to life. Whether you already have a vision for your big day or decide to choose your décor from our groundbreaking Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection™ by Karisma, our masterful Signature Wedding Designers™ will help you create a truly special Gourmet Inclusive® Wedding Event that will make everyone feel embraced by a moment that will last forever.
THE STYLE YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF. THE QUALITY YOU DESERVE. Explore our ground-breaking collection of décor packages, each of which has its own distinct personality to make your day even more special. Select one of the effortlessly stylish Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collections™ as it comes or choose to customize any of them to reflect your unique style.
EXPERT WEDDING PLANNING. You're in expert hands with your very own Signature Wedding Designer™ who will lead you through limitless options with ease. And don't forget to indulge in all of our planning tools, including the Wedding Dress Rehearsal, Your Day. Your Way. and more. Know that your onsite wedding team will be there to calm your nerves on the big day. After all, planning your wedding should be fun, and at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, it will be.
We offer THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS SIGNATURE WEDDING COLLECTION™ CEREMONY DECOR PACKAGE for you to choose from, that include everything you need to get married and Signature Inclusions that are sure to make your Gourmet Inclusive® Wedding Event even more unforgettable.
- EACH PACKAGE OFFERS DISTINCTIVE DECOR FOR:
- Ceremony Seating (for 24 people)
- Aisle Markers
- Altar Table
- Altar Décor
- Signature Accent™
- Signature Cocktail
THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS SIGNATURE WEDDING COLLECTION™ CEREMONY DECOR PACKAGES:
COASTAL BLISS CEREMONY
Harness the essence of the Caribbean Coast in light and breezy fashion with this elegantly beach collection. The natural beauty of the shore is sure to enchant you as you pledge your love to one another.
City chic meets the sea with this bold yet refined collection for the wedding couple with of-the-moment taste. Embrace your guests with luxurious details that will set your destination wedding head and shoulders above the rest.
Find your fairy-tale in a Caribbean paradise with this fanciful collection. Antique inspired features and romantic vintage details will add timeless style to your destination wedding.
A combination local culture paired with sleek, trendy details has never been so chic. This collection was inspired by the rustic charm of Old World Mexico and highlights its beauty with smoky lavender and sage succulent accents.
The alluring, exotic atmosphere created by this collection is enhanced by the natural beauty of your Caribbean surroundings. You and your guests will be swept off your feet as the rich detail of Majestic Flair detail washes over you.
Chic and shimmering, this collection was inspired by the extravagance of old Hollywood. Step into a dream as you surround yourself with the opulent details of Pure Glamour.
ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:
- Romantic Ceremony Location
- Sound System with Speakers and Microphone
- Services of a Signature Wedding Designer™
- Onsite Wedding Team
- Justice of the Peace or Non-Denominational Minister
- Translation of Ceremony
- Wedding Certificate
- Filing of All Documents
- Bridal Bouquet
- Groom's Boutonnière
- Semi-Private Dinner Reservation for Up to 40 Guests
- Groom's Room with Gourmet Bites on the Day of Your Wedding
- Wedding Website
- Honeymoon Registry
- Memorable Moments Honeymoon & Anniversary Package
THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS SIGNATURE WEDDING COLLECTION™ CEREMONY DECOR PACKAGE PRICES START AT: $2950 FOR UP TO 24 PEOPLE (Charge for additional guests)
Celebrate the day you said, "I Do" in style. Whether you are looking to start married life in luxury or you are reveling in romance on the day when two became one, Karisma Hotels & Resorts provides you with the perfect backdrop. You will find an unmatched level of service for a Gourmet Inclusive® honeymoon or anniversary that will make your stay romantic and memorable, with our compliments. We invite you to explore the FREE Taste of Romance Honeymoon Package and the COMPLIMENTARY Memorable Moments Honeymoon and Anniversary Package.
Taste of Romance Package
Your lovers' escape will exceed your wildest expectations with these FREE offerings designed to help enhance the romance, courtesy of Karisma Hotels & Resorts.
- Chilled bottle of champagne delivered to room upon arrival
- Special turn-down service that includes a gourmet sweet treat
- 15% discount on spa services.
- Late check out - 3:00pm (subject to availability)
- Valid in North America market only. 5 night minimum stay required.
- Copy of marriage certificate (or wedding invitation with wedding photo) required at check-in
- Package can be reserved for use up to 30 days after wedding date.
- Available for purchase to non-qualifying couples for $75 USD.
- Package inclusions may vary without previous notice.
- Can not be combined with any other promotion unless otherwise specified.
- Not valid for any reservations traveling with a group or wedding party.
- Guests originating outside of North America should visit their travel provider for package details
Memorable Moments Package
Spice up your stay even more with these COMPLIMENTARY amenities, which include your Romance Maître D who will help you tailor make your dream romance experience to reflect your love story.
- The Personal Service of our Romance Maître D
- Private gourmet four course candlelit dinner on the beach
- Romantically decorated suite with rose petals and aroma therapy following private dinner
- Chef's special gourmet breakfast in bed morning after dinner
- Beachfront sky massage 2 X 1 offer
- Chilled bottle of champagne delivered to room upon arrival
- 15% discount on spa services
- Fresh tropical floral arrangement in room
- One night anniversary return stay voucher
QUALIFYING ROOM CATEGORIES:
- Must stay in qualifying room category or higher for a minimum of 5 nights.
- El Dorado Royale - Swim up Jacuzzi Suite
- El Dorado Casitas Royale - Casita Suite
- El Dorado Seaside Suites - Oceanfront Infinity Suite
- El Dorado Sensimar Riviera Maya - Beachfront Jacuzzi Junior Suite
- El Dorado Maroma - Honeymoon Suite
- Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Mexico - Jacuzzi Junior Suite - USA
- Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Mexico - Premium Suite - Canada
- Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya - Jacuzzi Junior Suite
- Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen - One Bedroom Essence â€“ USA
- Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen - One Bedroom Jacuzzi Sky Suite - Canada
- Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Jamaica - Premium Couples Ocean View
- Generations Riviera Maya - Oceanfront Luxury Jacuzzi Suite
- Hidden Beach Resort - Oceanfront Junior Suite Swim Up
- Nickelodeon Hotels & Resort Punta Cana - All Categories
- Valid in North America market only.
- 5 night minimum stay required.
- Copy of marriage certificate (or wedding invitation with wedding photo) required at check-in.
- Package can be reserved for use up to 30 days after wedding date for honeymoons and 30 days before and after wedding date for anniversaries.
- Available for purchase in non-qualifying categories for $750usd per couple.
- One massage must be purchased to receive one of equal or lesser value complimentary.
- One night return stay voucher valid for future stays of 5 nights (not including free night) or longer, non-transferable, holidays excluded and must be used within 395 days of check out date.
- Package inclusions may vary without previous notice. Not combinable with any other promotion unless otherwise specified.
- Only available when qualifying category is purchased.
- Not valid for any reservations traveling with a group or wedding party.
- Not combinable with Taste of Romance Honeymoon Package.
- Guests originating outside of North America should visit their travel provider for package details.
Legal Ceremony in Mexico
This type of ceremony also referred to as a Civil ceremony is only performed by a Judge and is available 7 days a week except on Mexican holidays. Although civil marriages performed in Mexico are legal in Mexico, you must legalize your marriage at your local court if you want it to be recognized as legal in your in your country of birth/residence. You do this by registering your marriage certificate at your local City Hall. Legal ceremonies can also be combined with a religious one if you choose. This service is performed in Spanish and translated to English by a member of our wedding team.
Requirements for a Legal Marriage in Mexico
- VALID PASSPORT: Passports are required to enter Mexico and are also mandatory for a legal wedding to be performed. Passports must be presented to the On-Site Wedding Team at the time of the wedding consultation.
- TOURIST CARD: These are provided on the airplane prior to arrival into the Cancun International Airport. Names on the tourist card and passport MUST be the same.
- ADVANCED HOTEL STAY: Bride and Groom must arrive at their hotel three business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete the blood tests and process the necessary documents. Saturday and Sunday are not considered working days.
- CIVIL CEREMONY FORM: A civil ceremony form must be completed (available through your Wedding Designer) indicating witnesses name, age, nationality, home address and occupation.
- DIVORCED GROOM: If the groom is divorced no additional documentation is needed.
- DIVORCED BRIDE: If the bride is divorced (must be at least one year in order to remarry) and her passport is in her maiden name no additional documentation is needed. If the bride is divorced and her passport is under her ex-husband's last name, then she must present her Birth Certificate and Divorce Certificate translated into Spanish by an Official Translator and with an Apostille Seal. The Apostille Seal is necessary when issuing a document from one country to another for legal purposes. For information on how to obtain the Apostille Seal, please contact the Secretary of State Office or visit: http://travel.state.gov/law/judicial/judicial_2545.html
- DECEASED FORMER SPOUSE: If a bride or groom's former spouse is deceased then a copy of the Death Certificate is required.
- HEALTH CERTIFICATE: Mexican laws require a Health Certificate for all legal wedding ceremonies. Blood tests are done to determine blood type, HIV and STD status. Tests must be taken at the resort and results are ready within 24 hours. Approximate cost is $250 USD per couple (unless stated as an inclusion in your wedding package).
- WITNESSES: Legal wedding ceremonies require four witnesses. The hotel can provide witnesses at no extra cost. If the wedding couple provides their own witnesses the following is needed from each witness:
- Valid passport or driver's license
- Tourist Card
- Witnesses must arrive at the hotel three business days prior to the legal wedding ceremony date in order to complete the l legal document process and be present during the onsite meeting with the wedding team.
- Witnesses must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the ceremony.
The United States Department of State requires that all Weddings Certificates from ceremonies performed in the Caribbean, including Mexico, have the Apostille Seal. This procedure can be done by our Wedding Department for an additional fee of $250 USD. By requesting this service you receive: an extra copy of your wedding certificate, the Apostille seal, translation into English and FedEx delivery to your home address, usually within 60 days after the ceremony.