Mexico is rich in coastal towns, resorts catering to all kinds of tourists, and downright forgotten and romantic places to visit. If you look close enough, you’ll find that the best destinations in Mexico for couples can be found all over.
Some of these are well-known resorts that have worked hard to appeal to couples for decades now, while others are less “in the way” and more focused on providing their guests with an authentic Mexican vibe and far less touristy. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which face of Mexico you’d like to see, so here is a couple of them to narrow the choices down a bit. All of the offerings will provide you with an unforgettable couple’s adventure but in different ways!
A less imaginative choice than some others, but still beautiful! Cancún has been at the forefront of Mexican tourism for a long time now, and it would be impossible to deny its charm. But what can it do for romantic partners, and why is it one of the best destinations in Mexico for couples?
The thing about Cancún is that it can offer a little bit of everything. Yes, it is a crowded touristy destination and that can take some of the charms away. But, it makes up for it with an incredible selection of pastimes for you to choose from. For some, an idea of a couples retreat doesn’t have to include romantic dinners and walks along the beach.
Instead, it can be a place for couples to interact with each other while avoiding families with children and the prying eyes of the elderly. In other words, a party destination – and Cancún really excels in this area. Coco Bongo, Mandala, Palazzo, Congo Bar, and many others welcome the more extroverted couples.
Explorers are welcome as well – Xel Ha is the most beautiful aquatic theme park imaginable. You’ll get to see the local marine life as well as go exploring cenotes (natural sinkholes). These phenomena specific to the Yukatan Peninsula hide underground caves for couples to explore, and cenote Dos Ojos is a great one indeed.
Finally, if you’d like some time away from all the tourists, visit the uninhabited island of Isla Contoy, but be expedient – only 200 people are allowed there each day.
Where to Stay in Cancún
Le Blanc Spa Resort is an all-inclusive adults-only hotel, and quite possibly a perfect match for your holiday.
Puebla de los ángeles, Puebla de Zaragoza, or simply Puebla, is a place not only rich in nomenclatures, but in culture as well.
Being so deeply steeped in history and with an architectural grandeur that is hard to deny, Puebla is, in its entirety, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renaissance, Mexican Baroque, and modern architecture alternate along the streets of this planned city. But, even if you’re not here for Capilla del Rosario in Santo Domingo Church or the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Puebla still has a lot to offer.
Just a two-hour drive away from Mexico City means you’ll always be able to organize amazing day trips from Puebla. If you decide to stay, go for a ride on Estrella de Puebla Ferris wheel and appreciate this amazing city (and some alone time) from up high. Look for Talavera pottery while you’re here – they’re amazing gifts and great keepsakes!
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Puebla will prove to be among the best destinations in Mexico for couples who’d like a change of pace and want something with more character than ubiquitous beach resorts. Also, the proximity of the capital is a great boon!
Where to Stay in Puebla
Sacristía de la Compañía is a boutique hotel where you’ll be able to enjoy all the intimacy that a couple could ask for in a rustic environment. Cooking lessons they offer are also a great experience for the two of you!
Yelapa is often overlooked as a tourist destination and visitors to this part of Mexico are often funneled into Puerto Vallarta nearby.
However, if you feel like the first two destinations we mentioned are too touristy and very close to urban areas or being overcrowded themselves, Yelapa might be right up your alley. What’s so different about this small beach town is that it’s completely undiscovered by throngs of tourists.
You’ll get better prices for delicious seafood, more romantic walks just for yourselves, and a complete lack of chain restaurants and huge hotels. Join a MiraMar excursion to really understand what Mexico is all about, go on a fishing trip, or simply cherish the time you have with one another at Yelapa Waterfalls.
No roads lead to Yelapa, so you better find a boat to get you there. That’s how secluded and romantic it is. If it proves to be too quiet and remote for you, Puerto Vallarta is always a great plan B.
Where to Stay in Yelapa
Casa Bahia Bonita offers rustic guesthouses with charming terraces and direct access to the Yelapa Beach. It’s the perfect place to feel cut off from the rest of the world!
Capital del Beso, or Capital of the Kiss, is a title that perhaps best paints the portrait of Guanajuato. Need we say more about this little Mexican gem?
Picking Guanajuato means choosing to experience the best of Mexican culture without all the beaches. We understand that some of you would love to spend countless days by the Carribean Sea, enjoying tequilas and partying, and Guanajuato is probably not going to be too interesting to you.
So, what is this great city for and what to expect? Alley of the Kiss sure is a romantic and intimate (discounting for other couples there) place, but you can’t spend the whole day kissing! Make your way to Monumento al Pipila for some breathtaking views, stroll Jardin de la Union and see the culture of Mexico come to life, and most of all, stop by Juarez Theater and see a play. Juarez Theater is an architectural marvel, and you’d do well do visit it!
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More than anything, allow yourself to get lost in the picturesque streets of Guanajuato and experience what it means to be a part of this majestic city. Then do the same thing but in its subterranean roads!
Where to Stay in Guanajuato
Edelmira Hotel Boutique is not only filled with romantic suites for couples to enjoy but is also positioned just right for you to see the most important landmarks all around you!
Cabo San Lucas
Playa del Amor awaits you in sunny Cabo San Lucas! Lover’s Beach is a name simply too revealing, and definitely a reason to put Cabo San Lucas up here.
Besides enjoying the warm sands of the aptly named Lover’s Beach, couples usually pick this destination for the sake of pampering themselves. Not everyone wants to make their holiday all about visiting cathedrals and museums. Some people prefer taking the time to enjoy themselves, have tequilas and margaritas on the beach, go to unbelievably relaxing spas, and wait for the sunsets.
Speaking of sunsets, join one of the famous Cabo San Lucas sunset cruises and really treat yourself like royalty. If you ever feel like leaving the beach and your private little paradise, wade about in the shallow water and with the help of an instructor, meet some local dolphins!
Last but not least, if you’re on the lookout for some celebrities, Cabo San Lucas is the place to be – it’s been known to attract the likes of Jennifer Anniston, Demi Moore, and George Clooney.
Where to Stay in Cabo San Lucas
ME Cabo resort is at the heart of Cabo San Lucas and the pinnacle of treating yourself to some luxury, comfort, and pleasure.
Romantic destinations for couples visiting Mexico are really great in number but also varied in the nature of what they have to offer. Go loud, go quiet, or go pure empirical for your journey to Mexico. There’s a lot to taste, hear, see, and do, so get ready to have the time of your life!