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General wedding policies

The couple and 80% of their guests must stay at the same Riu Hotel where the wedding will be performed. Only 20% of the total group can stay at another hotel chain. 
Couples must respect the arrival date, they have to arrive at least two (2) full business days for symbolic/religious ceremony and three (3) full business days for a civil ceremony, prior the wedding date (not counting weekends, National Holidays and the arrival day). 
Weddings are not performed on Sundays & National holidays. 

For weddings at Riu Emerald Bay guests staying in other hotels would have to pay a regular day pass of $90.00 USD per person (from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM).*Price is subject to change without prior notice. 

Riu Emerald Bay maximum capacity: 100 people.

Confirmed weddings cancelled within a month of the ceremony date or upon arrival to the hotel will be charged a cancellation fee of $250.00 USD. 
Outside Vendors are allowed to work in Riu Resorts paying a vendor's fee of $300.00 USD. If the external provider is not Mexican she/he must have a proper work VISA.

Documentation

  1. Valid Couple's Passport.
  2. Two pictures per person (passport size)
  3. Couple's Birth certificate.
  4. Mexican Government VISA - Tourist card of the bride and groom (Immigration authorities provides it when arriving to the country)
  5. Couple's Driver License.
  6. Divorce certificate (if apply)
  7. Death certificate (if apply)
  8. Names and general information of the parents (application form provided for the Judge)

All documents in photocopies need to be at the hotel at least one month prior to the wedding date. Please post the documents to the following address:

*Riu Emerald Bay
Av. Sábalo-Cerritos #3404
Mazatlán - Sinaloa

In attention to Couple's name and wedding date.

IMPORTANT: If any member of the wedding couple; own the Nationality of the country where the wedding will be performed, they need to notify this information in advance to the Wedding Sales Executive due that these type of marriages need to follow different legal requirements.

  • Schedule for Symbolic
    :
    & Renewal of Vows
  • Important: Please take in consideration that the Minister is able to perform symbolic or renewal of vows ceremonies at 4:00 PM or after 4.00 PM only.

Marriage certificate

  • Civil weddings: The marriage certificate will be given to the couple at the end of the ceremony. 
  • Important: We kindly ask you to verify the procedure that you will have to follow in order to legalize your marriage in your country, as sometimes an apostille is required. If you need to Apostille your Marriage Certificate, please be advised that you will have to cover the amount of this service. * Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure.
  • Symbolic Ceremonies or Renewal of Vows: The couple will receive a symbolic marriage certificate without legal bearing on the wedding day.
  • Important: For couples traveling from Canada, please take into consideration that flights to the Pacific area in Mexico normally arrive on Thursday only, therefore if you wish to perform your wedding on a Saturday, the day of arrival for a Civil/ Legal ceremony must be Tuesday, three full business days (3) or Wednesday, two (2) full business days to perform a symbolic wedding on Saturday, bear in mind that no exceptions are allowed.
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Services

  • "Las 3 Islas" main restaurant
  • "Bamboo" Asian restaurant
  • "Tabasco" Mexican restaurant
  • "Las Gaviotas" poolside restaurant / Italian restaurant
  • "El Cerro" lobby bar
  • "El Estero" lounge bar
  • Sports bar (open 24 hrs, All Inclusive service)
  • "La Plaza" bar
  • "Playa Bruja" poolside bar with swim-up bar
  • 3 swimming pools (936 / 566 / 202 m²), one with adjoining whirlpool bath
  • Children's swimming pool, 104 m²
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool
  • Sun terrace

  • "RiuLand" kids' club and children's playground
  • "Renova Spa" with a variety of treatments, massages, beauty salon and hairdresser (additional charge)
  • Free gym, sauna and whirlpool bath
  • Use of the gym, whirlpool bath and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym
  • "Pacha" discotheque
  • Conference and Events centre with 3 conference and meeting rooms
  • Gift shop, shop
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi in public areas of the hotel
  • WiFi in rooms (charges apply)
  • In accordance with Mexican law smoking is not permitted inside the hotel: guests may only smoke outdoors

Rooms
  • 716 guest rooms
  • All guest rooms have:
  • Bathroom with bath
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Telephone
  • WiFi (charges apply)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Electronic in-room safe (Laptop size 15". Interior dimensions: H 20 cm / 7.8 in x W 37.5 cm / 14.7 in x D 34 cm / 13.3 in)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Double rooms with:
  • 2 beds 125 x 200 cm or 1 bed 200 x 200 cm
  • Rooms with ocean view can be reserved
  • Duplex rooms with:
  • Bedroom with 1 bed 200 x 200 cm and bathroom on upper floor
  • Living room with 2 sofa beds, 2nd TV and bathroom on ground floor
  • Terrace
  • Triple rooms with:
  • 1 bed 200 x 200 cm and 1 bed 125 x 200 cm
  • All rooms with ocean view
  • Junior Suites:
  • 1 bed 200 x 200 cm
  • Larger balcony / terrace
  • All Junior Suites with ocean view
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub, shower cabin and bidet
  • 1 bed 200 x 200 cm
  • Integrated lounge area with sofa (1 step between levels)
  • Dressing room
  • Whirlpool bath on terrace
  • All Suites with ocean view
Gastronomy
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet and live cooking stations
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffets (3 times a week)
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • "Bamboo" Asian restaurant (buffet)
  • "Las Gaviotas" Italian restaurant (buffet)
  • "Tabasco" Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
Sport
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, table tennis, workout, beach volleyball, body board
  • Sauna, whirlpool bath
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Shows, Riu evening programme or live music (daily)
  • Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque and drinks (open every night)
  • In hotel (additional charge):
  • Billiards
  • Other sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
  • Various water sports available
  • Golf course, horse riding
  • The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them, any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.
All Inclusive
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet and live cooking stations
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffets (3 times a week)
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • "Bamboo" Asian restaurant (buffet)
  • "Las Gaviotas" Italian restaurant (buffet)
  • "Tabasco" Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • In-room safe
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, table tennis, workout, beach volleyball, body board
  • Sauna, whirlpool bath
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Shows, Riu evening programme or live music (daily)
  • Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque and drinks (open every night)
  • All accommodation, taxes and tips included
  • All hotel guests are required to wear an "All Inclusive" wristband for identification purposes
Map and location
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Av. Sábalo-Cerritos #3404
Mazatlán - Sinaloa - zona costera cerritos
Tel: (+ 52) 669 9897 900

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