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.
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 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.
© Michel - Mayan Temple at Tulum
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.
© KoiQuestion - Cenote in Yucatan, Mexico
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.
© Elena Pérez Melgarejo - Beach in Acapulco
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.
© Jared721 - Sunset Cruise, Cabo San Lucas
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.
© John Liu - Horses, Rosarito Beach
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.
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.
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.
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.
© Eli David - Villa Flamingo, Isla Holbox