There is something about walking down a cobblestone road with your partner's hand in your hand while you admire the history of the colonial architecture and the brilliant coloured art that is so romantic you want to hold the moment for a lifetime. Welcome to Mexico, a place where couples can relax, unwind and get to know each other on a more intimate level. Get lost in your lover's eyes as you sip margaritas and dance to the mariachi band under the moonlight. Here are our top romantic destinations to visit in Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta was once named the friendliest city in the world and you will receive great hospitality in this Majestic city. The city offers great shopping for souvenirs to take home the memories and there are many romantic restaurants with views of the ocean that you can wine and dine with your significant other. This fantastic beach town on the Pacific Ocean is dubbed the “San Francisco of Mexico” as it is known to be the most welcoming and gay friendly destination in the country. The Vallarta Gay Pride celebrations launched in 2013 and is now held annually coinciding with the US Memorial Day long weekend. Also in 2013 Vallarta saw a 5% increase in tourism. Coincidence? I think not.
Relax on the beach soaking up the sun then jump in the ocean or pool to cool yourselves down, at least for the mean time. Go for a romantic walk on the beach or at the Malecon know as the “Zona Romantica”. The party will go all night so you can dance the night away and meet some new fabulous friends. Tours will take you to the tequila distillery, or perhaps take a city tour where you will see the golden crown, the cathedral and a lovely boat ride to La Isla del Rio. There are many reasons why Puerto Vallarta is at the top of our list.
The All Inclusive resorts in the Maya Riviera are what you and your lover deserve to get some down time relaxing and getting pampered. How does a couple's massage sound? How about swimming with dolphins? Horseback riding on the beach? Or a romantic fine dining experience with live entertainment? You will find all that and more at your stay in the Riviera.
The area is well known for the Mayan Ruins. The temples, stone monuments and pyramids are hailed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and this is Mexico's second most visited site. El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulkan is a famous site where Mayan astronomers designed the Maya Calendar.
If you are looking for adventure to get the blood flowing then go for an ATV adventure, rappel, and zip line, jet ski or parasailing. Discovering one of the several cenotes with your companion will be one of the highlights of your trip. Cenotes are natural fresh water sinkholes that are an iconic feature of the Yucatan Peninsula that make a perfect spot for snorkeling hand and hand in the crystal clear waters.
Mexico City has a population of around 9 million and is one of the biggest cities in the world and with over 20 million people in the area it is the largest Spanish speaking city in the world. With nicknames in the past such as “City of Hope” and “City of Palaces” this city is sure to impress any couple that visits. Imagine exploring a city that has the most museums in the world, with over 160 and over 100 vibrant art galleries. If a night of theatre sounds like a wonderful date night you will be sure to find a fabulous one because the city has the fourth highest number of theatres in the world. The Cathedrals and Templo Mayor ruins will take your breath away, a perfect way to spend the day with your lover combined with a visit to the “Zona Rosa” or Pink Zone where you can enjoy all the shops, restaurants and gay bars.
Jason Mueller enjoys to travel the world and make the best of life. He currently has projects in Costa Rica and California. His website www.thingstodoinsantacruz.com keeps him busy helping people make the best of their stay in Santa Cruz.