The best places to propose in Riviera Maya

There's no more romantic place to get down on one knee than Riviera Maya. Here are a few suggestions for the best places to propose in Riviera Maya.


You’ve found that special someone. You’ve bought that diamond ring. Now you need to decide where to pop the question! There's no more romantic place to get down on one knee than Mexico’s Riviera Maya, home to the all inclusive Barceló Maya Grand Resort (comprised of Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Tropical, and the all-suite, AAA Four-Diamond Barceló Maya Palace). But where exactly should you get engaged? Here are a few suggestions and marriage proposal ideas for the best places to propose in Riviera Maya.

The Castillo at Tulum

Your fairy tale love story deserves a fairy tale location. In Riviera Maya, that location is the evocative ruins of Tulum, a former Mayan metropolis. It’s one of the most iconic destinations in all of Mexico – and one of the most romantic, as well. For a truly unforgettable Tulum proposal, the beach near the Castillo is your best bet. Perched atop a gorgeous windswept cliff, this castle-like structure will provide a spectacular backdrop for the big moment. Best beach proposal ever? Maybe!

MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte)

One of the most unique ways to propose in Riviera Maya? Pop the question under the waves. But don’t just do it anywhere. MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) is an underwater museum that features more than 500 evocative, life-size sculptures (most by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, as well as several from local Cancún sculptors) submerged between 10 and 20 feet deep. During your scuba diving adventure, surprise your spouse-to-be with and ask if you can spend your lives together. You won’t be able to talk, of course, but the ring will say it all.


El Gran Cenote

There are countless cenotes (natural swimming pools) located throughout the Yucatán Peninsula. Their otherworldly beauty makes them one of the best places to propose in Riviera Maya. One of the most well-known cenotes in all of Mexico, the Gran Cenote, is located very close to Tulum. It’s a marvelously preserved spot, with 140 meters of calm, shallow waters and easy-to-use walkways – the perfect place for a Riviera Maya cenote proposal. Find a secluded spot and get down on one knee!

Sunset Proposal on Barceló Maya Grand Resort’s Beach

Riviera Maya sunsets are legendary, with dazzling colors filling the skies over the Caribbean Sea. One of the best places to experience one of these natural fireworks displays is Barceló Maya Grand Resort’s Beach. Soft white sands, waves lapping on the shore, gently swaying palm trees – it’s the kind of place that sets a purely romantic mood. Wait ‘til the sun dips below the horizon, and then say those four magic words: “Will you marry me?”


Isla Mujeres

Eight miles off the coast of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is just a quick boat ride away. But once you’re in this hidden paradise, you’ll feel like you’re a world away from pretty much everything – making it one of the best places to propose in Riviera Maya. The secluded beaches that line Isla Mujeres are perfect for relaxation and sunbathing in a romantic secluded setting. While you’re soaking in the spectacular sights, take the opportunity to slip that ring on her finger.

Once you’ve completed your romantic Riviera Maya proposal, you have to start planning the wedding! Barcelo Weddings is your one-stop shop for Riviera Maya wedding tips, information and inspiration.