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Getting Married in Cozumel - Guide to Beach Weddings in Cozumel

Dazzling white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, breathtaking sunsets…..Welcome to Cozumel!  Cozumel is absolutely the perfect place for an island destination wedding.  Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico and you will see that it is not only the perfect place to profess your love and vows, but there are plenty of activities to indulge in.  Rent a jeep and coast along on the beach or sip champagne while cuddling under a cabana watching a gorgeous sunset.  Cozumel is located on the south east Mexican Caribbean and compared to other island destinations, is fairly inexpensive.  This is definitely a plus considering the shopping, fine dining restaurants and the “party all night” nightclubs on the island. Relax, breathe and enjoy the first days of your life together on this amazing island.

Most Popular Beaches

PlayaUvas Beach - offers watersports such as kayaking, diving and snorkeling.  This beach features a restaurant and stylish lounge bar.

Playa Mia - theme park style beach with many activities: Paddle boats, volleyball, ping pong, floating sunmats, banana boats, parasailing & much more!

Chankanaab - a natural park with a lagoon, white sand beach, gardens, bar & restaurant.

Traveler Facts

Travel & Transportation - There are direct flights to Cozumel available from Dallas, Houston and Miami. You can also catch a small plane from Cancuun or ride the water jet over as well.

Entry Requirements - To Enter Mexico, you will need the following:

  • Valid Passport OR your original birth certificate
  • Valid Photo ID (such as: drivers license)

Once on the plane, there will be (2) forms to fill out – one for immigration (Tourist Visa) and another for customs.

Upon landing, visit the Immigration counter; here you will have to present your passport (or birth certificate) with your Tourist Visa you filled out on the plane. 

Languages - Spanish, however, most of the people in Cozumel can also speak “English”.

Currency - The official currency is “Pesos”; however, US Dollars are widely accepted throughout the island.

Tipping - Customary tipping: Restaurants: 15%, Luggage Handlers: $1-$1.50 per bag, Maids: $10 per bedroom per week

Electricity - 110 Volt, 60 cycles per second

Immunizations & Health issues - Bottled water is widely used throughout the island.  Drinking the local tap water is discouraged.


Marriage Requirements, Licenses & Wedding Information

The following documents must be presented by bride & groom:

  • Original passport or birth certificate
  • Valid government issued photo idea with matching name
  • Copy of tourist card
  • Medical certificate (blood test) issued within 20 days of the wedding date. It is recommended that the blood test be taken in Mexico, where the medical certificate can be obtained in one day.  If the blood test is taken in the US, verification of the tests will need to be obtained by a Mexican doctor.

All documents must be presented at least 72 hours in advance.

Minimum Stay Requirements - There are no minimum stay requirements.

Cost - $350 for marriage license & Judge’s services


  • Four witnesses, above the age of 18 are required.
  • Mexican nationals will need a copy of their Photo ID.
  • American citizens will need a copy of their tourist card and Photo ID.

Climate Information & The Best Time to Travel

The average daily temperature in Cozumel is 80 degrees (27°C). In July/August, the highs range from the upper 80s to the low 90s. (32°C) In December and January, temperatures average in the mid-70s. (24° C.).
Water temperatures range from 77°-82°F (25°-28°C) throughout the year.

High & Low Season for Travel - The winter months of December-March are the busiest times of the year.  You will generally see higher prices during these months.

Cozumel Tourism Office Information

Fidecomiso and the Cozumel Island Hotel Association
Calle 2 Norte and Av. 15.

Other Cozumel Related Websites


Local Attractions & Must do’s

San Miguel is Cozumel's only town, but surprisingly there are lots of things to do and see.  Visit the town and shop until your heart is content or explore the beach and enjoy the many watersports such as: snorkeling, sailing or scuba diving.  Contact “Wild Tours” and explore the mighty Jungle filled with tropical birds and reptiles!

Visit Parque Punta Sur, where the lagoon is filled with wildlife or visit Punta Celerain Lighthouse, now a navigational museum.

Ready to Party? - Visit “Neptuno”, the hottest nightclub on the island.

Other Hot Spots:


The Havana Club in San Miguel

Top 5 Most Popular Hotels

Allegro Cozumel - Enjoy a private beach resort while relaxing in a Polynesian-style bungalow.  This all-inclusive resort offers 299 newly renovated bungalows with tropical themes and personalized amenities and services.

Intercontinental Presidente Cozumel - Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel Resort & Spa is a five star resort on a half-mile private beach.  This resort offers upscale beachfront accommodations with private terraces offering direct access to the beach. 

Cozumel Palace-All Inclusive - CozumelPalace is located on the Caribbean Sea, approximately 5 miles from the Cozumel airport.  The resort includes: luxurious accommodations, fine dining restaurants, swim-up bar, and a beauty shop.

Occidental Grand Cozumel - This all inclusive hacienda-style resort is located on one of the island’s best beaches.  Occidental Grand Cozumel offers a variety of luxury accommodations, gourmet dining and a personal concierge service and much more!

Iberostar Cozumel - This all-inclusive resort includes 306 guestrooms with private hammocks for ultimate relaxation. This romantic island resort includes amenities such as: bungalow style buildings, 3 specialty restaurants, wellness spa and a variety of entertainment.