Cuernavaca, which is located just thirty minutes south of Mexico City, makes an excellent destination wedding venue as it boasts countless mansions and beautifully manicured gardens that will allow you to have no trouble finding a picturesque venue to host your wedding. Cuernavaca may not be as well known as some of the other destinations in Mexico but can make the perfect spot for your big day!
1. Canyoning and rappelling –
If you’re the adventurous type you may want to book a canyoning and rappelling tour through a tour company such as Tlacuache Adventures, who offer a variety of guided tours where you’ll get to rappel down waterfalls and explore a variety of canyons. If you’re looking for some adventure during your honeymoon, this is the activity for you.
2. Visit the Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco –
If you’re a self confessed history buff you’ll enjoy touring the ruins of Xochicalco, a large fortressed city that was built between 700-900 AD and housed up to 20,000 residents. Should you visit you’ll be able to view a variety of pyramid shaped temples as well as three ball courts, where sports matches were played.
Dining in Cuernavaca
If you’re keen to sample a bit of authentic Mexican fare, you’ll be spoiled with choice as Cuernavaca offers a plethora of traditional Mexican restaurants that you can enjoy.
1. Restaurante Casa Hidalgo –
The Restaurante Casa Hidalgo is housed within a beautiful two storey historic hacienda, which is located downtown and offers spectacular views of Palacio de Cortes, a historic palace. It serves a mixture of traditional Mexican cuisine such as chicken tlexcalteca and arrachera steak as well as internationally influenced dishes.
2. La Gringa –
If you’re looking for an informal venue for a cheap and cheerful lunch, head to La Gringa, which is famous for it’s range of homemade salsas and tacos.
Shopping in Cuernavaca
If you plan on picking up a souvenir or two you will want to head to the Mercado de Artesanias y Plata, an outdoor market where you can pick up a variety of locally produced arts and crafts such as coconut lamps and delicately painted ceramics.
So if you’re looking for a unique spot for your big day, you can’t go wrong choosing to host your exotic destination wedding in the beautiful, glamorous city of Cuernavaca!