Riviera Maya Wedding Photographer – M&J Photography
Whether you are looking for a Riviera Maya wedding photographer or investigating the area for your upcoming destination wedding, we have some great travel tips for you. The Riviera Maya is a long strip of beautiful coastline on the Eastern side of Mexico, that runs along 80 miles of white sandy shores and turquoise colored waters of the Caribbean Sea. It may very well be the place you choose for getting married in Mexico and it features secluded beaches, modern hotels and rustic hotels, marinas, recreations services and restaurants.
The Riviera Maya has become a destination wedding location for couples who come here for its distinctive geographic conditions and unique environments. There are rivers, turquoise blue beaches, cenotes, lakes, lagoons, mangroves, and much more.
Riviera Maya Destination Wedding
We prepared a list of sites and towns in the Riviera Maya that can be used for your engagement or Riviera Maya wedding photography backdrops; various temples, water scenes, or traditional beach wedding scenes. Some of the popular locations to visit are:
- Playa del Carmen
- Puerto Morelos
- Puerto Aventuras
We included google maps to show points of interest for your Riviera Maya, Mexico destination wedding and we recommend you look at them from 3D view with the yellow “Google Pegman” (bottom left corner above the + zoom icon) and street view to get a complete picture of the locations where we can take your Mexico wedding photography pictures.
Playa del Carmen
This coastline town attracts hundreds of couples for their Playa del Carmen destination wedding mainly because of its great location and its close proximity of 30 minutes to the Cancun International Airport. Playa del Carmen offers the perfect combination of sea, forests, and city life, making it the pulse of the Riviera Maya. Playa del Carmen has evolved from a Mayan village to one of Mexico’s most popular places for getting married.
Of all the cities of Mesoamerican civilizations, Tulum, a city built by the Mesoamerican civilization, is the only city built on the coast and the only one fortified with a wall. It resembles a limestone cliff overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. It was the first Mayan city found by the Spanish in the 16th century and ironically the last Mayan fortress during the conquest. The structure called the Castle (el Castillo) was used as a lighthouse to assist the Spanish galleons away from the reef as they approached the shore. Tulum offers amazing wedding photography locations to choose from.
When to get Married in the Riviera Maya?
Getting married in Mexico or the Riviera Maya is a little harder than you might think. Winter and spring are usually nice and dry, but a cold front (norte) can arrive at anytime and make things relatively chilly (it might be in the high 60s F during the day). Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 until November 30, but we have noticed that the rainiest time is usually October. March can be windy, April is usually warm and dry. Even if it is hot during the day in the winter, there is almost always an ocean breeze and you can count on the time just before sunset to be comfortable.
NOTE: The Playa del Carmen beaches are on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The prevailing winds (usually around 10-15 mph) are from the east. You should take this into consideration when planning your wedding (and your hairstyle).
Any Month: World class diving and snorkeling on gorgeous coral reefs, unspoiled beaches, and peaceful lagoons in the Sian Kaan Biosphere for kayaking or bone fishing can be enjoyed virtually any time of year.
You can see photos from one of our favorite Riviera Maya Weddings at Azul Sensatori near Puerto Morelos.
Riviera Maya Weather