First gay wedding in Aquaworld Cancun

Cancun is the top wedding destination in Mexico and in June of this year Aquaworld will have the opportunity to sponsor one of the first gay weddings in Cancun, Quintana Roo.

Here is the story of the happy couple who are set to be representatives of the first same sex wedding in Benito Juarez.

Almost 30 years ago two men were born more than 600km from each other, originally from de Zitacuaro, Michoacán and Tampico, Tamaulipas. Their lives led them on an adventure far from home, leaving family and good friends in the search for a new opportunity full of great experiences and life goals.

Moved by faith and the great desire to find love, they arrived to the Mexican Caribbean paradise of Cancun, Quintana Roo. This new destination provided a reality far from home and they both struggled to settle without ever imagining that love lay less than 2km away.

They each lived in modest apartments, starting life again where the only thing they had between them was faith and the excitement that they were moving forward and fighting to establish their goals.
Unbeknownst to them, Luis and Raul began working side by side in a Cancun mall, one as a stylist and the other as an Orthodontist.

One day they came face to face crossing the street; one could not keep his eyes off the other who feeling the observation cordially returned the gaze with a smile; here it all began with an afternoon of conversation and introduction.

The following day one very nervous guy decided to pick up the phone and make the call to offer an invitation to the movies. That first date blossomed into a strengthened relationship where for the last couple of years they have spent each day together.

This little love story is about to go one step further in their journey through life as a couple. Six months ago after learning that same sex marriages were now legal in Benito Juarez, Luis and Raul took the decision to get married in June 2015.

Luis and Raul contacted Aquaworld who were enthusiastic about receiving one of the first gay weddings in the municipal Benito Juarez; to make their dreams come true and fill the Mexican Caribbean with love in the company of their friends and families aboard the beautiful Mississippi style cruise ‘Cancun Queen’ on the Nichupte Lagoon.

Congratulations to you both and we wish you all the best. 


Stay tuned for our report on the actual wedding!