Romance is in the air
Whether they’re honeymooners or couples looking to get married, romance-minded couples have a wish list. The majority are looking for an exotic beach destination with soft winds and blue seas, fantastic resorts and restaurants, and plenty of exciting diversions. Acapulco meets all of these needs, and has been hosting weddings and honeymoons for decades upon decades.
When the sun goes down, there is nothing to match the view from the cliffside restaurants overlooking Acapulco Bay. An evening spent over cocktails contemplating the twinkling lights of the city will create priceless memories that will inspire romance long after newlyweds have returned home.
Today’s modern, active honeymooners will find an array of exciting activities, from kayaking on Coyuca Lagoon to bungee jumping on the beach.
Acapulco has easy access by air, making it a good choice for a destination wedding. There are also a broad range of resorts and hotels to meet every budget, making the destination affordable for all.
If you’re considering saying “I do” in Acapulco, you’ll have to make sure you dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s. Many of the larger hotels and resorts have wedding coordinators that can help with the details. You’ll also find many resorts offer wedding packages, so it may pay to shop around.
Here’s a breakdown of Acapulco marriage requirements
You’ll need valid passports, one additional form of valid picture I.D., original birth certificate, and tourist cards (most visitors receive these on entry to the country at the airport or the cruise terminal).
You must be in Mexico for three full business days (not a Saturday, Sunday or holiday) before the wedding ceremony.
You’ll have to take a blood test in Acapulco (this can often be arranged at your hotel).
If either party has been divorced, they’ll need a copy of their final divorce decree. The same applies if you’re a widow or widower – a certificate of death is required.
The ceremony requires four witnesses (two for the groom, two for the bride) with a valid passport. If the witness is a Mexican citizen a photo I.D. will suffice.
All submitted documents must be accompanied by a certified Spanish translation.
There is one detail that may be unfamiliar to visitors from the U.S. All foreign documents must be certified by an apostille, which is basically an internationally recognized notary certification. U.S. citizens would contact their nearest office of the Secretary of State to obtain an apostille.
To make sure things go smoothly, reach out to a wedding planner in Acapulco, or take advantage of your resort’s wedding planner’s expertise. They’ll help you navigate through the red tape and concentrate on what’s important – enjoying the big day.