Romantic Holidays in Mexico

Mexico is one of the most visually stunning places in the world. This is what attracts so many couples to the country’s white sand beaches, dramatic monuments and bright blue waters. Many couples flock here for their honeymoons or just to escape their everyday lives. Discover the romantic side of a country that has over 9,000 kilometers of coastline.

Romantic Locations

Mexico is filled with some of the most beautiful places in the world. There is practically no “bad” view of scenery in this country. Whether you’re into slipping your toes into the white sand on the beach or exploring romantic ruins, you’ll be able to find an activity to enjoy with your sweetie.

The Ruins of Tulum

The Mexican people have successfully preserved many of their ancient temples and ruins, and Tulum is one of the most popular sites for couples. The sea crashing up the sides of steep cliffs and spraying onto white fortress walls looks like something ripped from a romance novel.

Built by the Mayans between 1200 and 1450 AD, the ruins were considered “modest” work for this civilization. Most couples agree that they’d have no problems living here and enjoying the striking sea views and the sun rise over the high walls every morning.

Mayan Temple at Tulum

© Michel - Mayan Temple at Tulum

Cenote Zaci

Cenotes are naturally formed bodies of water. Many of these blue jewel pools are in the jungles of Mexico, and almost all of them are located underground. These secret pools of water are the perfect spot to take your partner when the sun gets a little too hot, and you want to cool down in seclusion.

There are dozens of cenotes all over the country, but one of the most famous of these pools is the Cenote Zaci. Here, you can take a dip in a body of water that feels like it's glowing from within.

Cenote, Yucatan

© KoiQuestion - Cenote in Yucatan, Mexico

Romantic Activities

Mexico sometimes feels like it was founded for its gorgeous views and romantic activities. Depending on your interests, you can enjoy places that offer plenty of alone time with your partner. You can even try out activities with other couples if you need a little more socialization. Whether you’re staying at the beach or in the jungle, you’ll enjoy activities that range from hiking to swimming or horseback riding.


Acapulco, Mexico

© Elena Pérez Melgarejo - Beach in Acapulco


Sunset Cruise

Any tourist location that is situated on the water will have plenty of romantic sunset cruises available to guests. You can often find companies that will cater to your every whim and need. Whether you want to take a sail around a bay in a catamaran or go dancing on a yacht, you can find just the right romantic boating activity.

Many companies offer small or intimate group sizes, and most companies allow you to rent out an entire small catamaran for an inexpensive price tag. If you want to enjoy a romantic night with other couples, you can always opt for a dinner cruise that includes dancing and gazing at the sun as it sets over the mountains.

Sunset Cruise, Cabo San Lucas

© Jared721 - Sunset Cruise, Cabo San Lucas

Horseback Riding

One of the quintessential romantic Mexican activities is horseback riding. Depending on your interest in horses, you can enjoy several completely different experiences. Visiting a dude ranch can be very romantic for many couples who have an interest in horses.

If you’re not looking to make horses a huge part of your vacation, you can always enjoy a 90-minute horseback ride on the beach. You can either ride your own horses or share one for a little added romance. Many tour operators offer romance packages that include a picnic lunch or sightseeing at a nearby town or secluded beach.

Horses, Rosarito Beach

© John Liu - Horses, Rosarito Beach

Romantic Picnic

The best part about a romantic picnic is that you can choose your own experience. You can enjoy a picnic on a secluded section of the beach or in a mountain hideaway.

Most Romantic Resorts in Mexico

When you want romance, you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist locations. Check out some of the most romantic places to stay South of the border.

Escencia, Quintana Roo

This hotel was once the home of an Italian duchess. What could be more romantic than that? You’ll enjoy waterfront views and white sandy beaches at this secluded romantic hideaway. It doesn’t hurt that the hotel offers a secluded suite in a tower that’s far away from the rest of the vacationers.

Villa Flamingo, Isla Holbox

If you’re looking for romance, look no further than your own private island. Villa Flamingo is located on Isla Holbox, a 30-minute ferry ride from Chiquila. The hotel has private villas for all of its guests with views of the ocean and has charming activities like private candlelit dinners on the beach.

Villa Flamingo, Isla Holbox

© Eli David - Villa Flamingo, Isla Holbox

Quick Facts

  • Mexico has over 9,000 kilometers of white sandy beaches.
  • Some of the most romantic activities can be found near the sea or in the mountains.
  • You can customize your vacation depending on how much time you want to spend with other couples.
  • Many activities are offered through tour operators that offer full-day or half-day romantic activity packages.
  • Couples can choose activities that range from relaxing to adventurous, so there’s something for everybody.
  • There are dozens of hotels that cater to couples and offer activities like romantic dinners or couples massages on the beach.