Planning your perfect honeymoon yourself and wondering what a budget for a honeymoon in Cancun would be? No worries at all, we’ve got you covered! In this article, I will tell you about the prices for honeymoon-worthy resorts in Cancun, as well as some great activities that you’d like to plan for your honeymoon.
A honeymoon doesn’t have to be super expensive – of course, you can buy a packaged deal; however, for us, it was always so much more rewarding when we planned things ourselves, even our own honeymoon in Cancun & Riviera Maya. We know we’re not alone, and there are so many couples like us who’d love to plan their perfect honeymoon without building a huge debt and overpaying travel agents and travel companies. Because, to be honest with you, you can totally design your honeymoon yourself, especially if your honeymoon is relatively short (7-10 days) and doesn’t involve around the world trip!
Here’s what you can expect to find in this post:
- 1 How much do honeymoon-worthy resorts cost in Cancun?
- 2 Cost of transportation & flights to Cancun
- 3 Food and restaurant costs in Cancun
- 4 Attraction & sightseeing prices in Cancun for honeymoon
- 5 Total budget for a honeymoon in Cancun
- 6 Here are some of our other posts about honeymooning in Mexico:
How much do honeymoon-worthy resorts cost in Cancun?
The most significant chunk of the cost of a honeymoon in Cancun is, of course, the accommodation. Resorts can cost anything from $200 per night to a few thousand dollars per night, especially if you go for a suite or presidential suite.
Cost of luxury honeymoon hotels in Cancun for a week
Some of the honeymoon-worthy resorts we recommended in our other article (honeymoon in Cancun: itinerary, resorts and unforgettable things to do), were Turquoise at Hyatt Ziva, Nizuc and Le Blanc. While Hyatt and LeBlanc are both all-inclusive, meaning the cost for eating out will be minimal, Nizuc doesn’t include a food package, so that’s at least $150-200 in food per day!
For example, a basic room (Ocean Front Master King) would cost you at least $4,400-5100 for 1 week in Turquoise at Hyatt Ziva, or if you want to pay by night, that’s circa $604 per night. Of course, during the highest season (e.g. Christmas or other holidays), it would be even more expensive.
Le Blanc costs circa $880 per night for a basic room and $1,012 for a honeymoon suite; however, if you pay for a week, a basic room would cost you around $6400 for a week.
Cost of more affordable honeymoon-worthy resorts in Cancun
Of course, the resorts above are some of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts there are in Cancun. There are plenty of excellent & much cheaper options, for example:
TRS Coral (Adults-only All-inclusive) would cost you circa $3000 for a week.
Secrets The Vine Cancun (Adults-only All-inclusive) would be around $3400 for a week.
Haven Riviera Cancun (All-inclusive) would be even cheaper, circa $2800 for a week.
Some other slightly more affordable options include:
Sandos All-Inclusive for $1950 for a week
Catalonia Costa Mujeres Spa & All-inclusive – $1500 for a week
As you see, $1500 for a week for an all-inclusive resort is not too much, so if you keep your other expenses to a minimum, you would be able to have a budget-friendly honeymoon!
Cost of transportation & flights to Cancun
Now, depending on where are you living, flights can be either cheap or quite pricy. You can check the availability of prices of the flights from your city to Cancun here >
However, flights from Europe (e.g. London) usually cost around £600, from NYC – circa $500-600, from LA – circa $350-400 and from Dallas – just about $200-250. If you’re flying from Canada, expect the fares of circa USD $800-900 from Toronto for direct flights.
How much is renting a car in Cancun?
A lot of people prefer to rent a car on their honeymoon in Cancun. If you want to rent a car in Cancun, I recommend booking it in advance, as the prices on arrival can be crazy (3-5 times higher compared to the price when the car was booked at least 1 week in advance. Usually, renting the most basic car in Cancun for 1 week costs around $300 (a bit more if you add insurance). If you want to splurge on a car a bit more and hire a premium or a luxury car, they cost around $70 per day or over $650 for a week plus insurance.
If you decide to rent a car, I recommend using services like Rentalcars.com or Expedia because they have excellent third-party insurance, and it ends up way cheaper than just purchasing and full insurance from car providers directly. Make sure to avoid companies like national or Hertz because they tend to scam their customers in Mexico. We were scammed by National and heard about so many horrible stories about Hertz as well, so make sure to avoid them at any cost.
How much are taxis in Cancun?
If you prefer to get around by taxi, they are actually quite pricy. The most expensive taxis are always based at the airport and they usually charge 2x or 3x the regular price. It’s always cheaper to pre-book your transfer. You can do it here >
A short taxi ride from the airport to the Zona Hotelera in Cancun can cost up to $60. Taxis in Cancun are much cheaper. If you want to go by taxi to Playa del Carmen or Tulum, that could also be circa $50-70 (Playa) or $80-100 (Tulum) one way.
Food and restaurant costs in Cancun
Most resorts in Cancun are all-inclusive; in this case, you won’t need to budget that much for the food unless you decide to visit some of the a la carte restaurants that might not be included in the meal plan or go to eat outside of your resort. In this case, it really depends on the category of the restaurant, however, you generally would be able to have a nice dinner with drinks for less than $150 for two. Usually, it would be much cheaper ($50-80) if you pick simpler restaurants.
The groceries are cheap in Cancun. If you want to cook yourself, you can budget up to $50-70 for a week for groceries.
Attraction & sightseeing prices in Cancun for honeymoon
Another category that is actually quite pricy in Cancun is attractions and sightseeing. The cheapest way to visit all the attractions is by organising your transport and tickets yourself. If you rent a car and just drive to all the cenotes, it will be much cheaper compared to regular tours (especially small group and private tours).
However, if money isn’t an issue and you want to understand what should a budget for all attractions look like, it depends on which attractions you want to visit during your honeymoon in Mexico. I recommend visiting at least some: cenotes (beautiful sinkholes where you can swim and sometimes even dive), ancient ruins like Tulum or Chichen Itza and theme parks like Xcaret or Xel-Ha. You can read more about the tours I recommend taking on your honeymoon in Cancun in this post >
On average, a large group tour to Chichen Itza, for example, costs $40-70 per person. However, if you prefer small group tours, that would be at least $80-100, or if you prefer a private tour, that could be between $250 and 500 for the tour. Tickets to theme parks like Xcaret each cost around $100, plus you need to pay transportation costs.
Entry to cenotes costs very little, usually between $5 and $20 per person, however, if you plan on doing some activities there (e.g. diving), that would cost extra!
Total budget for a honeymoon in Cancun
Alright, let’s talk about the total budget for a honeymoon in Cancun! As we mentioned before, Cancun doesn’t have to be that expensive. If you’re on a budget, you can make this honeymoon happen for less than $2000-2500, including flights, stay at a 5* resort and maybe 1-2 affordable group tours.
If you have a medium budget, try to plan at least $4000-5000 for a week in Cancun. You will be able to afford a very nice all-inclusive adults-only resort, some shopping, a few unique experiences and a couple of lovely small group or private tours.
Finally, if you have a budget of $8000 or more, you can stay at one of the most luxurious resorts in Cancun, have a few exclusive experiences, enjoy a variety of spa procedures and overall, have a very luxurious honeymoon.