So, you’re about to tie the knot with your special someone and planning a dream honeymoon to Mexico? You’ve made an excellent choice. There are a wide variety of resorts in all parts of the country with fantastic Ocean views to make any plans for a luxury Mexico vacation a reality. But with so much on offer, it can be tricky to choose the perfect place for you. After all, everyone is different. Here are five of the best spots in Mexico for an ideal honeymoon to help you choose your perfect destination.
What’s your vision of a tropical paradise? You’re probably going to say endless beaches with white-sand interspersed with a few palm trees and crystal clear water gently lapping against the shore. Now combine this with warm all-year round temperatures and eternal sunshine. Well, if this is your idea of paradise, you’re describing Cancun, one of Mexico’s most visited holiday destinations on the Yucatan Peninsula.
The resort town has some of the best hotels and resorts in Latin America with plenty of five-stars all inclusives, big-name chains and spectacular vacation rentals. Cancun attracts world-class chefs to the high-end hotels who cook up a whole host of local and international cuisines. You can eat everything from tacos to Thai food giving you one of the best culinary experiences of your life.
If you’re looking for romance, head to the beach and wind away the hours sipping cocktails while overlooking the spectacular scenery in front of your eyes. Later in the evening, have a candlelit dinner on the beach before heading back to your comfortable and luxurious accommodation. And if you’re looking for something different, Cancun has terrific snorkelling and diving spots, and Mayan ruins such as the world-famous Chichen Itza is just a short distance away.
If you’re in Yucatan and want to escape the touristy Cancun and head to a tropical island, head to Holbox (pronounced ‘hol-bosh’). Located about 60 kilometres from Cancun to the north, few tourists make the trip, and you’ll find that you have the place to yourselves. If you and your partner are fans of nature and the outdoors, you’ll instantly fall in love with Holbox. Horse riding and bird watching are popular activities along with hiking, snorkelling and whale watching in the summer. Make sure to pack well for your trip – a lot of bathing suits and sunscreen though! You may not find the luxury of Cancun to the south, but you’re sure to have the most romantic time of your lives.
3. Playa del Carmen:
Another one of Mexico’s most famous honeymoon destinations that has the beaches, warm waters and an active nightlife. The tourist strip is full of high-end restaurants serving the very best food. And you can find plenty of beachside bars with cold beers, exotic cocktails and wine. If you want to explore more of the region, nature reserves are in the vicinity of Playa del Carmen and boat trips are popular day trip activities. Anyone who wants to get the five-star treatment and spend a few days in luxury will find what they’re looking for at this destination.
4. San Miguel de Allende:
San Miguel in Central Mexico makes a great place for a honeymoon if you want to experience Mexican culture. You won’t find any beaches in this UNESCO-listed spot, which was recently named as Mexico’s most beautiful town. Baroque Spanish architecture fills the streets of this former colonial region. You could spend hours walking through the streets taking photographs and visiting one of the many galleries to indulge in their active art scene.
Apart from the town’s beauty, honeymooners will enjoy the abundance of cafes and restaurants to relax in and to savour their time with their spouse. San Miguel is one of the best destinations in Mexico to soak up Mexican culture and practice your Spanish skills. You should also consider going to the smaller markets to buy some locally produced handicraft as a unique souvenir.
Oaxaca makes the best Mexican honeymoon spot for couples looking to indulge in the local culture. The city is located in the south of the country and exudes a certain bohemian vibe, which makes it a cool destination to visit. You can find a lot of luxurious and boutique hotels as well as vacation rentals that allow you to create your own romantic and unforgettable experience.
One of the highlights is spending a few hours relaxing in and around El Zocalo, the central square. Trees line the edge creating a shady and serene environment that’s perfect for relaxing. You can also go hiking in the nearby Sierra Norte highlands and visit one of the indigenous villages. A variety of traditional handicrafts are also available to make the ideal souvenir, which you can buy directly from the indigenous communities. And on top of all this, the food in Oaxaca is incredible with a range of Mexican food, international cuisines and some of the more unusual dishes. In short, a trip to one of Mexico’s most traditional spots is guaranteed to give you an extraordinary honeymoon experience.
Honeymooning in Paradise:
Mexico has plenty of excellent destinations to take a honeymoon ranging from relaxing on white-sand beaches to exploring colonial towns that have changed very little in centuries. So whether you just want to unwind in paradise and spend your time on the beach enjoying the views or having an adventure, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Mexico. And if you search around and are savvy, you’ll get an unforgettable honeymoon for a fraction of the price elsewhere.