Come to Cozumel, where the past meets the future and where the beauty of the beaches meets the mystery of the Mayan Culture. Rich in history and in natural wonders, tourists are invited to explore ancient Mayan ruins on the north side of the island and to visit the sanctuary of the fertility goddess Ixchel at San Gervasio.
Known as “the Land of the Swallows”, Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico with one existing town called San Miguel. It is also renowned for having the second largest reef in the world and offers some of the most spectacular diving and snorkeling in Mexico.
Whether you're a diver or non-diver, Cozumel is a great place for those looking for fun, sun and relaxation. Families avid for exciting adventures will find numerous tours, trips and activities: snorkeling tours, fishing, swimming with dolphins, catamaran tours, just to name a few. Cozumel is a relatively small island just 29 miles long and 12 miles wide located just off the coast of Mexico, south east of Cancun and due east of Playa Del Carmen.
The required paperwork for a Mexican marriage is similar to that required in U.S.A., with the difference being that the nearest Mexican consulate must validate all documents (the hotel or wedding coordinator can assist with this).
Here are the basic requirements:
- Current passport as proof of ID and marital status.
- Certified copy of both party's birth certificates.
- Tourist card (received upon arrival in Mexico) or visa.
- Names, addresses, nationalities, occupations and ages of both parents.
- Health certificate and blood test (hotels will help set up the tests, which must be done in Mexico).
- Four witnesses (these can be provided by a wedding planner or the hotel locally for an extra fee). Will also need to provide their names, addresses, occupations, ages and photo ID.
Typically, two to four days must be spent in Cabo San Lucas to complete the requirements, although less time may be required if our wedding coordinator is involved.
In addition, previously married couples need verification that a minimum of one full year has elapsed from the date of one of the following:
- Divorce: Final dissolution of marriage must be verified with a certified copy of the final divorce decree.
- Widowed: Must be verified with a certified copy of the spouse's death certificate.
Miami - 1 hour.
Houston – 2.5 hours.
New York – 3.5 hours.
San Francisco – 6.5 hrs.
Toronto – 4.5 hours.
Los Angeles - 4 hrs.
Chicago - 4 hours.
If you fly to Cancun you can take a 20 minute flight to Cozumel. You can also take a shuttle (50mins.) the the Ferry and then take a 45 minute ferry to central Cozumel.