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The Complete Guide to Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Weddings

Welcome to the complete guide to Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Weddings. These twin, 5-star, eco-friendly, family resorts are on one of Riviera Maya’s best beaches, surrounded by a private tropical forest. Ideally located minutes away from La Quinta Avenida and Playa del Carmen Downtown, you are close to all the action and fun!

If you are looking for affordable luxury, these resorts are great options for you. Take a look at their settings and locations for the destination wedding of your dreams!

Where are Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan located?

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan are located inside Playacar, a gated community area with other resorts, shops, residential areas, and Playacar Golf Club.

The Resorts are exactly a 1-hour distance from Cancun International Airport, 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen Downtown, and 1 hour from trendy Tulum.

Staying at these resorts, you get access to the best beach in Playa del Carmen, plus all main water parks, archeological sites, and points of interest are within a short distance as well. You can see on the map they are right next to the other.

Not sure if this resort is for you? Visit Sandos Playacar and our Complete Guide to Sandos Playacar Weddings for another resort in the area.

Our experience with Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan

We love the tropical feeling of the resort, the Mexican vibe, and the decoration with beautiful sculptures everywhere! We’ve received great feedback from our wedding couples booked with them and have others coming in the near future. Guests are super satisfied with their Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Weddings!

Hola weddings team with weddings manager at Iberostar Tucan Weddings
Hola Weddings team with Jacqueline Ortiz, weddings coordinator.

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Resort Overview

  • Rooms at Iberostar Quetzal: 350.
  • Rooms at Iberostar Tucan: 350.
  • Family Friendly: Both resorts welcome guests of all ages.
  • Pet-Friendly: No.
  • Room Service: Service available from 11 am until 11 pm.
  • Wi-Fi: Free.
  • Restaurants: 6 Restaurants. Including two buffets and Japanese, Italian, and Mediterranean à la carte specialty restaurants.
  • Bars: 8 bars and lounges.
  • Cafe: Yes.
  • Nightclub: Sports bar is available until 11 pm.
  • Spa: Spa Sensations available for a surcharge.
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments.
  • Fitness Center: Yes.
  • Pools: 4 pools including the Aqua fun, a special pool for kids with slides, and the cascade pool bar for the grown-ups. 
  • Water Sports: Beach volleyball, water polo, and aqua aerobics are just a few activities available at the resort. 
  • Exchange Privileges: Staying at one of these resorts would grant you access to the other twin resort. All restaurants, pools and public areas are connected so you get to enjoy the whole property!

Pros and Cons of the resort

Pros:

  • Prime location within Playacar, an exclusive, gated community.
  • The Resorts are located on one of the best beaches in Playa del Carmen.
  • All main attractions and best excursions are easily accessible. If you are a walking enthusiast, Downtown is about 25 minutes from the resort.
  • Lots of activities for the whole family, so kids and grown-ups will be entertained!

Cons:

  • Facilities are designed for families with kids, so it may get a little crowded during busy seasons.
  • Property has a rustic feel, which may be confused as old and outdated.
  • Rooms are not as modern or equipped as others in the area.
  • Since the area is so popular for the beauty of the beach and very close to town, it could get crowded during weekends with visitors and local bathers.
blue and yellow guacamaya
Nature and wildlife can be found all around!

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan and COVID

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan have implemented new safety and hygiene protocols to keep their promise to take care of the customer, collaborators, and the local communities.  

Some of these actions include limiting capacity in restaurants and bars, less contact during check-in, and staff using masks made of recycled material.

Using face masks is mandatory for the staff and highly encouraged for the guests. Sanitizer gel is available throughout the resort for guests’ use.

Rooms and Sections

Since these are twin resorts, all room categories offer exactly the same amenities at any of the buildings. Standard rooms offer 1 king-size or two double beds, garden views, balcony, and according to the category, they are near the pool or beach.

Hotel suite with king size bed and seating area

Junior Suites include a king-size bed and two sofas that can be turned into single beds. They offer jungle or ocean-front views. Presidential Suites are units with a king-size bed in the master bedroom, two double beds in a second room, living room, dining room, kitchenette, and a private jacuzzi overlooking the Caribbean sea!

How is the beach at Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan?

Beach in Playacar is just beautiful! Wide, soft, and sandy with very little rocks and seaweed. (most of the year, though).

This beach is ideal for a morning run or a romantic promenade during the sunset. GORGEOUS!

Food and Drinks

The All-inclusive meal plan includes all meals buffet style at the main restaurant.

You can make reservations at à la carte restaurants of your choice according to the length of your stay: 1 reservation with a 3-night stay, 2 reservations with a 4- or 5-night stay, and 3 reservations with a 6- or 7-night stay.

Buffet area of the restaurant

Dining options include Cozumel restaurant: hotel’s main buffet with Mexican and International dishes, Tulum International Buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Palapa Uxmal for international fare. Specialty dinners are available at Bonsai Japanese Restaurant, Marenostrum with Mediterranean specialties, and La Gondola Italian Restaurant.

Activities, Sports and Kids Club

Iberostar created the ALIVENESS concept, which includes wellbeing and leisure experiences like yoga, running, cycling, art, dance, and DIY workshops for all ages.

Their Star Camp is the place for kids 4 – 12 years old to get together and play. Services include the Aquafun pool with slides. Evening entertainment includes music shows, impersonators, and theatrical presentations. No time to get bored in here!

Kids pool with slides

What makes Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan different from other resorts

Definitely, the relaxed, family vibe and friendly service from the staff is something to be mentioned. Did we already talk about the great beach and easy access to Playa del Carmen Downtown? After all, location is everything!

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Weddings

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan only book one wedding per day. This way you are sure all attention goes to your event and you will be the only star of the show!

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Wedding Packages

Options for an Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Weddings suit your every romantic need. Packages start at $999 and cover all for a perfect celebration for up to 10 guests, then you can add special touches to personalize even more your day.

STAR WEDDING PACKAGE – up to 10 guests

$999 USD up to 10 hotel guests (including the wedding couple)
$20 USD per additional guest
$60 USD per additional nonhotel guest

Bride with a flower crown getting married at a beach gazebo with flowers

STAR WEDDING PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Professional services of an on-site wedding specialist
  • Minister and Minister Witnesses (if required)
  • Setup of wedding venue (canopy, chairs and table with white linen)
  • Toast after the ceremony
  • Bride’s fresh floral bouquet and matching groom’s boutonnière
  • Traditional white frosting cake decorated with fresh flowers
  • Wedding semi-private dinner in a specialty restaurant (one hour and a half)

SILVER STAR WEDDING PACKAGE – up to 20 guests

$1,999 USD up to 20 hotel guests
$20 USD per additional guest
$60 USD per additional non hotel guest

Wedding gazebo on the beach with drapes and flowers

SILVER STAR WEDDING PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Professional services of an on-site wedding specialist
  • Minister and Minister Witnesses (if required)
  • Setup of wedding venue (canopy, chairs and table with white linen)
  • Toast after the ceremony
  • Bride’s fresh floral bouquet and matching groom’s boutonnière
  • Traditional white frosting cake decorated with fresh flowers
  • Wedding semi-private dinner in a specialty restaurant (one hour and a half)
  • Fresh floral centerpiece for the head wedding table during the ceremony
  • Sound system for the ceremony
  • Upgrade to the next category of room for the bride and groom (subject to availability, Presidential Suite is excluded from upgrades) 

GOLD STAR WEDDING PACKAGE – up to 20 guests

$2,899 USD up to 20 hotel guests
$25 USD per additional guest
$60 USD per additional non hotel guest

GOLD STAR WEDDING PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Professional services of an on-site wedding specialist
  • Minister and Minister Witnesses (if required)
  • Setup of wedding venue (canopy, chairs and table with white linen)
  • Toast after the ceremony
  • Bride’s fresh floral bouquet and matching groom’s boutonnière
  • Traditional white frosting cake decorated with fresh flowers
  • Wedding semi-private dinner in a specialty restaurant (one hour and a half)
  • Fresh floral centerpiece for the head wedding table during the ceremony
  • Sound system for the ceremony
  • Upgrade to the next category of room for the bride and groom (subject to availability, Presidential Suite is excluded from upgrades) 
  • 45 minutes of live music (choices subject to availability)
  • Cocktails with cold appetizers for an hour, at ceremony venue
Wedding gazebo in the garden with white drapes and flowers

GOLD STAR WEDDING PACKAGE ADDED TOUCHES

  • Iberostar surprise gift
  • 10% discount on spa services for wedding guests (boutique purchases excluded)
  • Late check out for bride and groom (subject to availability) 
  • Hair test and hairstyle for the bride
  • 30-minute couple’s massage
  • Romantic dinner for the wedding couple

All packages require that the wedding couple and 80% of the wedding guests stay a minimum of 3 nights at the hotel where the wedding takes place. 

Extra costs to consider

  • Private venue for dinner
  • Personalized setup
  • Photography and Videography
  • DJ & Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Decor tweaks
  • Floral Tweaks
  • Outside Vendor Fees
  • Wedding Favors
  • Fireworks
  • Entertainment
  • Spa and beauty services

Same-Sex Weddings at Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan accommodate all kinds of marriages, including same-sex weddings.

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan Weddings Locations

BEACH

Beach wedding gazebo with golden chairs and pink ribbons and flowers

Being on a beautiful, wide beach, you are sure to get amazing pictures! Plus, the area used for ceremonies is at the very end of the resort so it feels a little more private. This is the largest location for a wedding, with a capacity for up to 100 guests.

JUNGLE

Wedding setup in the garden at Iberostar Tucan Weddings

This is the ideal area for a natural-style wedding. Up to 80 guests can be accommodated and the venue is available from 10 am to 5 pm.

GARDEN

Garden terrace for weddings with a red rose arch

The lush, tropical garden can be used for a more intimate service. The maximum capacity is 30 people. Bonus points: you get a glimpse of the ocean!

Conclusion

Iberostar Quetzal and Iberostar Tucan are ideal for couples looking for a very family-friendly resort with a nice beach and attentive service, all within a reasonable budget for you and your guests. We can help you create a personalized wedding you will remember forever. Just give us a call!

We also have a Youtube Chanel with tons of videos for resorts in Riviera Maya, Cancun, Los Cabos, Costa Rica, and many popular locations for destination weddings. Have a look!

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Ricardo

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