The Yucatan is characterized as a state that hosts spaces created by nature, charged with an indescribable mystical force. Among these majestic places are the Mayan cenotes, freshwater deposits that are the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony. Time seems to stand still and you can feel the mysticism of an ancient culture in the atmosphere.
Imagine exchanging your vows with your couple in such an incredible setting that for many centuries the Mayans admired. Performing your wedding ceremony in an enigmatic space with so much cosmic meaning will make your wedding unique.
The perfect ceremony to say “Yes, I do”
If you dream of a sacred wedding, the cenotes are the perfect setting. This symbolic ritual is performed by a shaman who draws a circle on the ground with sugar where both the bride and groom will be placed. Colored candles are also placed to mark the four cardinal points: red to the east, white to the north, black to the west, and yellow to the south. Each cardinal point symbolizes the union of two beings who love each other, where the commitment is with eternal love, heart, and spirit.
The four elements of nature, water, fire, air, and earth are invoked to perform the ceremony. Remember that as it is a symbolic wedding it should be complemented with a civil or religious wedding that will give validity to that union.
The bride and groom exchange corn as food for the body and spirit, cocoa for economic prosperity, honey for sweetness in marriage, salt as balance, and pumpkin seeds for the awakening of consciousness.
Amazing places for a Mayan wedding
A cenote wedding will push all your senses to the limit. Every cenote has a unique story, so we recommend the most beautiful cenotes in the Yucatan, perfect for joining the love of your life.
Located in the south of Yucatan in the municipality of San Antonio Mulix, this cenote is characterized by its open type and the main attraction is the diversity of the vegetation. Because there are aquatic animals, you can swim freely and snorkel or dive to observe them.
This cenote has a special scenic view due to the tree roots that hang over the entrance of the cave. They have lodging services, so you can spend there as many nights as you want.
It’s located 40 minutes from Merida, to get there you just have to take the Merida-Muna road and at kilometer 39 take the detour to the Cacao Exhaust.
One of the peculiarities of the municipality of Homún is the Yaxbacaltun cenote. This cenote is of the semi-open type, surrounded by vegetation and crystalline waters. It’s easily accessible and is ideal for a special event such as a Mayan ceremony or even a symbolic Mayan baptism.
It’s only 75 minutes away from Merida, in this place you will find the opportunity to live a unique and magical experience.
Cenote in Sotuta de Peón
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon is the center of the old henequen area of the state of Yucatan, it is the perfect place to celebrate a special moment like your wedding day. The magic that surrounds this hacienda is reflected in one of the most beautiful cenotes in the state.
The Dzul Ha Cenote is located under the main house and is a true mirror of fresh, crystalline water. You can also find natural stone sculptures that frame this natural site.
Cenote San Ignacio Chocholá
Located 35 minutes from the city of Merida you can find the San Ignacio cenote. Its interior is surrounded by stalactites that give magical forms to the crystalline waters.
On the side of the cenote, the sunlight illuminates its turquoise waters, letting you see the hundreds of fish that live there. There is also a thermal effect opposite to the surface temperature.
The mysticism of Mayan weddings is reflected in the combination of aromas, sounds, and flavors that accompany this spiritual union. Choosing these locations can make your wedding a special, deep, symbolic and romantic event.
If you are planning to get married in one of the magical settings of the Yucatan, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
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