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Plan the perfect trip for proposing. (Photo: Getty Images)

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7 Memorable Places to Pop the Question in Mexico

Mexico has some truly special places to tie the knot and more and more couples from all over the glob are choosing to get married in this beautiful country. The same stunning beaches, awe-inspiring architecture, impressive archaeological sites and vibrant culture that attract these soon-to-be newlyweds also make Mexico the truly memorable spot to pop the question.

There are so many great places in Mexico to ask for your beloved’s hand in marriage. Here are our top seven.

Floating above Ancient Pyramids

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Popping the question while floating over ancient pyramids in a hot air balloon will be unforgettable. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mexico’s pyramids of Teotihuacán are highly impressive from the ground, so imagine just how incredible they look when flying above them in a hot-air balloon at sunrise. Getting up extremely early to take to the skies will be so worth it when your beloved says “Yes” above the Pyramids of the Moon and the Sun. Hire a balloon complete with champagne for a celebratory toast.

Walking on Water

When the tide is out, the beautiful island of Holbox becomes even more paradisiacal due to the exposed sandbank that allows you to walk out to sea. Along the way, you will find washed up starfish, beautiful conch shells and a plethora of birdlife.

With the backdrop of turquoise waters and white sands (and, more often than not, the perfect sunset), this is a unique and unforgettable place to pop the question.

Gliding along the Waterways of the Ancient Mexicans

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Scenic vistas and live music serenades — what more could you ask for when setting the scene for a marriage proposal? Photo: Getty

Board a colorful boat adorned with your names and head out onto the ancient waterways of Mexico City. The canals of Xochimilco, manmade in Mesoamerican times, are home to hundreds of years of Mexican history, making them both mystical and special. Float along the waters and enjoy this piece of calm away from the bustle of Mexico’s capital. When you are ready, pop the question and then call over a boat of mariachis to help you celebrate.

Swimming in Sacred Cenotes

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Cenotes, or natural pools, were sacred to the Maya, and offer a gorgeous backdrop to pop the question. Photo: Getty

The Yucatán Peninsula is dotted with breathtakingly beautiful natural cenotes (sinkholes) that vary in size, depth and color. Swim, snorkel or dive in these waters, considered sacred by the Maya, and plan a proposal that neither of you will ever forget. Now, you just need to come up with an ingenious way to stash a ring in a wetsuit.

Kissing in the Callejón del Beso

Mexico’s very own Romeo and Juliet-style love story took place at the fated Callejón del Beso. They say if you kiss on the third step of this narrow alley in the colorful city of Guanajuato, you will have 15 years of luck in love. So what better place to propose? You’ll just have to remember the date of the proposal so you can pop back 15 years later to keep the luck going. Vowel renewals in Mexico, perhaps? That seems pretty romantic to us.

Dancing to the Music of Love

Guadalajara is the home of mariachis and nothing says romance, Mexican-style, quite like a serenade by mariachis. Head to the Plazuela de los Mariachis, order some special cocktails and let the romance sweep you both away before popping the question and then dancing the night away in celebration. ¡Ajuaa!

Watching Impressive Waterfalls

El Chiflón waterfalls in Chiapas are not only a beautiful natural wonder in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, but the tallest cascade found there is called Velo de Novia (“Bridal Falls”), making it the perfect spot to pop the question. Not only that, but the powering waterfall will make the perfect backdrop for the “They said yes” photo.