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Photo: Ocean Riviera Paradise

Mexico has been a popular honeymoon destination for a while now—but there are lots of areas and towns to choose from! One of the hottest Mexican honeymoon spots right now is Playa del Carmen, located on the Caribbean side of the country.

Playa del Carmen is one of our favorite honeymoon destinations—here's why. 

The resorts are off-the-charts incredible.

In particular, the new Ocean Riviera Paradise features a variety of activities and amenities for the honeymooning couple. From romantic swim-up suites to delicious restaurants, a luxurious spa, and water sports galore, the Ocean Riviera Paradise is the prime place to stay in Playa del Carmen!

The weather is amazing.

From October to May, you’ll find hot temperatures and low precipitation in Playa del Carmen—ideal honeymoon weather. The rest of the year can be beautiful and warm too, but there are higher risks of storms.

There are lots of activities for the outdoor adventurer.

If you want your honeymoon to be active and adventurous, Playa del Carmen is the perfect location. You’ll find everything from the XPLOR Adventure Park with its ziplines, ATVs, and more, to the Buggy Jungle Adventure which takes you on an incredible jungle tour. And the famous Xenses Park includes 15 different activities that will revive and thrill you. Even staying on premises at the Ocean Riviera Paradise features lots of activities, including the Dive It diving center with motorized water sports, like jet skis and more.

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Photo: Ocean Riviera Paradise

Sports-lovers will be very busy!

Whether you’re a golfer, or prefer sports like tennis, volleyball or bowling, the Ocean Riviera Paradise features sports courts galore. There’s also a fitness center and classes for those who can’t miss a workout.

Always dreamed of being a mermaid? This is the place.

The Ocean Riviera Paradise is also located near the Xcaret Eco Park, where you can snorkel and swim with dolphins. Yal Ku Lagoon is also a popular snorkeling destination, known for its variety of sea life, including turtles. Whether you’re a novice snorkeler or an expert diver, there are activities for all skill levels in Playa del Carmen.

There are historic sites to explore.

Staying at the Ocean Riviera Paradise also puts you near many historic sites in the Playa del Carmen area, from Mexico’s most well-known ruins at Chichen Itza to Xel-Ha Park, another ruins site where you can snorkel among colorful fish.

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Photo: Ocean Riviera Paradise

Foodies will be thrilled.

If you love delicious cuisine, prepare to delight your palate in Playa del Carmen. At the Ocean Riviera Paradise alone there are 10 restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines from traditional Mexican to Italian to Teppanyaki. And for something different, the Xoximilco dinner cruise is a popular way to enjoy a delicious meal on the water!

You’ll love the nightlife.

There are 11 (yes, 11!) bars at the Ocean Riviera Paradise, plus a nightclub and casino. Outside of the resort, you can check out a Cirque du Soleil show, or hit the famed (and huge!) Coco Bongo nightclub for a raging good time.

Don’t worry, you can totally relax, too.

If you and your new spouse just want to chill after your hectic wedding weekend, Playa del Carmen can absolutely accommodate! At the Ocean Riviera Paradise, you’ll not only find a stunning beach and incredible pools, but also the Despacio Spa Centre, a haven for those who want to be pampered during their honeymoon (and who doesn’t?).