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Cancun events in March, April, and May 2012

March

  • Benito Juárez Celebration – March 21st, is the former Mexican president’s birthday who served 5 terms and was Mexico’s most beloved leader. If you are visiting Cancun during this time you will expect to see street entertainment, live music and numerous parties throughout downtown Cancun

April

  • Semana Santa ( Holy Week/Easter )– This is the most important holiday in Mexico, even over Christmas. It’s in early April, Easter festivities take place all around Cancun. You might see staged Passion plays, which are fairly common in the smaller villages. There is a two week Easter holiday in which you might witness locals smashing confetti-filled eggs on the heads of family and friends
  • 42nd Anniversary of the founding of Cancun– Throughout the month you will find the locals celebrating by singing, dancing and other cultural events with parades and street parties

May

  • Labour Day (Dia del Trabajo) – May 1st, a public holiday in Mexico commemorating workers’ union movement
  • Cinco de Mayo – May 5th, the country’s notable anniversary of its historic and famous victory over the French at Puebla. You will find locals celebrate with parades and fireworks.
  • Cancun International Gay Festival – mid-May, a spectacular weekend event with a range of beach barbecues, parties, live music and colorful costumes

To plan your trip today:
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Mexico for the wary: A guide to safe, popular travel spots

Scared of narco-terrorists? So are we.

But that doesn’t mean we’ve written off all of Mexico, where the ramped-up war against and between violent drug cartels has spooked many would-be visitors.

Border areas notwithstanding, “most of the country has a pretty low crime rate,” and tourists usually aren’t targets, notes international security expert Bruce McIndoe of iJET Travel Intelligence. “Yes, there’s room for collateral damage, but you can get struck by lightning, too.”

Even the U.S. State Department, whose recently expanded warning cautions against non-essential travel to parts or all of 14 (out of 31) Mexican states, exempts most of the country’s marquee tourist spots — including these nine:

To read more: Mexico for the wary: A guide to safe, popular travel spotsUSAToday.com

To plan your trip today:
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6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

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Things to do in: Cancun

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Cancun for first time visitors

Cancun is the Heart of the Mexican Caribbean. Its tropical weather with year round sunshine makes it ideal for a vacation any time of the year. The beaches are known for their sugar white sands and beautiful turquoise waters.

From horseback riding to scuba diving, you will never run out of things to do in Cancun. Visit the world’s largest underwater sculpture museum. By speedboat you will take a ride to the Isla Mujeres where you will begin your snorkeling tour of the underwater museum.

Things to do in Cancun:

  • Watersports: scuba diving, snorkeling, and sport fishing, which is some of the best in the world. Charter a sailboat with crew too.
  • Adventure: zip-line, mountain bike riding, jungle jeep rides, swim the sacred Cenotes of the Riviera Maya.
  • Mayan Culture: Visit Mayan archaeological sites Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba
  • Spas: Premier spa destination on the beach or in your hotel spa
  • Nightlife: Some of the best nightclubs in the world are found in Cancun’s Hotel Zone
  • Puerto Morelos: Friendly fishing village
  • Weddings: One of the most romantic locations in the world. Getting married in Cancun, legal requirements.

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Getting married in Cancun – the Heart of the Mexican Caribbean

You are planning the wedding of your dreams to happen in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean – Cancun.  You will need to be prepared to make decisions on which beautiful setting you want to tie the knot. Will it be a sea shore, gazebo, an ocean-view ballroom, beach-front garden, with dolphins, on board a Catamaran or Spanish style Galleon ceremony? Where will you begin your love story?

Cancun Mexico

Cancun Meixco Wedding

Legal requirements for a Cancun Wedding: 

  • Tourist card (received upon entry to Mexico)
  • Birth certificate with an apostille (Certificate of Authentication by Secretary of State where you are born) attached in English as well as translated in Spanish
  • Valid U.S. passport that is good 6 months after travel
  • Blood tests in Cancun, at least three working days prior to the ceremony
  • Couple and four witnesses must arrive at least three working days prior to ceremony (to be recognized a civil/legal marriage)
  • You must be 18 or older without the consent of a legal guardians or parents
  • Additional requirements are needed if you are divorced or widowed
  • Additional requirements and documents are needed if planning a Roman Catholic ceremony

You will receive your marriage certificate approximately six weeks after your ceremony. 

While in Cancun, you and your guests will have the opportunity to explore many attractions. To name a few: 

Map of Cancun Mexico

Map of Cancun Mexico

  • Beaches
  • Islands – Isla Mujeres
  • Lagoons – El Rey
  • Jungle tours
  • Mayan sites – Puerto Morelos, Xcaret
  • Museums – La Casa del Arte Popular Mexicano
  • Archeological sites – El Rey, Pok-Ta-Pok, Yamil Lu’um, Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza
  • Bullfights
  • Parasailing
  • Horseback Riding – along the isolated beaches or in the exotic jungles
  • Swim with the dolphins
  • World class diving & snorkeling
  • Zipline (canopy tour) – Selvatica (outdoor adventure park)

Therefore you want to be sure you plan your wedding with knowledgeable planners, such as wedding and travel planners.

To plan your wedding today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880