Tulum Wedding Photographer
One of the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful places, Tulum, offers a combination of spectacular Mayan ruins and miles of great, palm-lined beaches. Close by, too, is the finest cave diving area in the world. If you are looking for the best Tulum wedding photographer and visit the most well-known destination wedding location in the Riviera Maya – you have come to the right place. In Tulum you will find cabañas – rooms in palm-roofed cabins near the beach and enjoy the sound of the waves for your wedding and honeymoon.
Your destination wedding in Tulum will be held on one of the best stretches of sandy beach in Mexico. While there are a few large resorts nearby, Tulum is known for a funky, hip vibe, with lots of small “eco-friendly” boutique hotels. The food scene is amazing and there is an outstanding Mayan ruin just north of town.
Please see our wedding portfolio for the various trash the dress, wedding engagement and stunning Mexico beach wedding photography we have done for our clients. Feel free to visit the tourist info for things to do in Tulum and the Riviera Maya.
Tulum Things to Do:
We prepared a list of places to see in Tulum that can be used as well for your engagement or Tulum wedding photography backdrops. There are photos that can be done among the Mayan ruins, nature, traditional church or beach wedding.
We included google maps to show points of interest for your Mexico destination wedding and we suggest 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.
El Castillo, Tulum Ruins
Mayan Tulum was a walled town and prosperous trading community at the time the Spaniards arrived in the 1520s. Made of limestone, the 784-meter wall enclosed the site on three sides, is seven meters thick, and differs between three and five meters in height. No doubt this fortification helped preserve the seaport. Like the questions which surround the decline of the Mayan world, there are lots of theories as to why a wall surrounds Tulum. One has a Mayan population of 600 on the inside, protected from invaders. Another suggests priests and nobility were housed within the walls, while peasants were kept on the outside.
Tulum is a great outing with your family and friends while you are here for your Tulum wedding. Take a look at the various views from Google Maps.
Explore some of the most amazing beaches in Tulum and if you are feeling more carefree and don’t mind some noise, try booking some of the simplest cabaña clusters near the beach. Few have electricity and are lit only by candles at night. Browse our Mexico destination wedding & beach wedding photography portfolio to get a feel of our photography style.
Dos Ojos Cenote, Tulum
Dos Ojos Cenote is a flooded cave system of underground rivers and caves which extend 51 miles (82 kilometers) and were created naturally over 6,500 years ago. If you or your spouse are planning to scuba dive during your trip to Tulum for your Mexico destination wedding, you have a chance to explore interconnected passageways and caves that make this visit simply amazing. Scuba diving at Dos Ojos is only available to certified divers.
El Gran Cenote, Tulum
The Yucatán Peninsula is a large slab of limestone with many of caves and underground rivers. Water is accessible only through natural sinkholes in the rock, called cenotes in Spanish. These differ from tiny wells to cathedral-like caverns. Their water, fed by underground springs, is always cool and fresh. Swimming in cenotes is one of the unforgettable Riviera Maya and Tulum experiences, and the Tulum area is a center for cave diving.
Considered sacred waters by the Mayans, the El Gran Cenote is an underground cavern that is great for swimming and diving. Here you can swim, snorkel and dive among some amazing geological features including stalagmites and stalactites. Situated just 20 miles outside of Tulum, this cenote can get especially crowded, so arrive early for the optimum environment. Some spectacular photography can be done when you get here before the crowds arrive.
Where to Get Married in Tulum
Your choices depend on the number of people you are expecting and if they all plan on staying at the same place. If you are expecting more than 70 people, you’ll probably end up at Dreams Tulum, although it is nearly five miles north of town. Chances are you are not having a destination wedding in Tulum, if you want a large, all-inclusive (AI). In many ways, Tulum is the anti-AI. With a smaller group of 20 – 40 people, your choices are endless. But, be warned, hip and eco-chic sometimes command a high price. Here are a few of our favorites:
When to Get Married in Tulum
This 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 Tulum 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. Browse Tulum wedding photographer album.
Tulum Weather (Fahrenheit)