Mexico is always a popular destination for Canadian travellers, and there is so much more to see than just the typical hot-spots of Cancun and Cabo. The RIU Emerald Bay is a beautiful resort in Mazatlán, Mexico – an area with a rich history, fantastic local food, lively music, and a stunning beach – perfect for wedding couples looking for an authentic Mexican vacation that is a bit more off the beaten path.
Couples looking to get married at the RIU Emerald Bay can stay in luxurious suites, with a potential room upgrade as part of the wedding package. During the day, take advantage of the 3 beautiful swimming pools, with sun loungers and swim-up bars, as well as fun activities with the entertainment staff, and pool sports/games. There is also a pool for the kids, which is great if your wedding is a family affair, and the RiuLand Kids’ Club with activities to make their vacation just as fun as yours.
RIU Hotels and Resorts have a wonderful service with the Renova Spa, where you can book a variety of body and beauty care appointments. Some of the RIU wedding packages include your wedding day hair, manicures, and pedicures, and there is a full list of spa services available, from massages and hot stone treatments. For guests looking to stay fit on vacation there is the free gym, as well as a sauna and whirlpool bath to wind down in afterwards.
You’ll never go hungry at a RIU resort, with a wide variety of themed restaurants and the buffet to eat at. The RIU Emerald Bay features the Bamboo Asian Restaurant, Tabasco Mexican Restaurant, and Gaviotas Italian Buffet, which wedding parties can utilize for the semi-private wedding dinner, included in the wedding packages. In the evening, stop by La Plaza Bar to grab a drink at before dinner, the Theatre Bar to watch the incredible live entertainment at with shows every night, the Sports Bar to watch and play games at, and the Pacha Disco to dance the night away.
At the RIU Emerald Bay, couples can have a beautiful ceremony and reception on the beach, with your feet in the sand, surrounded by palm trees, with the sound of the ocean in the background. Guests will be wowed by the gorgeous décor, where you can add things like stunning ceremony huppas, floral arrangements and hanging chandeliers, brightly coloured tents and décor, light up LED dance floors, and even confetti cannons!
If you’re looking to adventure off the resort, there are watersports, golfing, and horse riding nearby, and Machado Square – a historic shopping centre and garden – is just a short cab ride. With its combination of natural attractions, phenomenal beaches, delicious food, friendly people and vibrant culture, exciting activities and nightlife, Mazatlán will quickly become one of your favourite places to travel to, and the RIU Emerald Bay is a great place to stay when you visit!