Here are ten places on the beach or in hidden villages that are ideal for the most romantic experience of your lives.
1. Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo
The Mountain Corridor brings together several towns and natural areas very close to the city of Pachuca.
This Magical Town will surprise you with its haciendas and the Basaltic Prisms, which are considered a natural wonder.
You can also take ATV or horseback tours to discover the Peña del Aire, fly in a hot air balloon or take romantic boat rides around its dams.
The town has a quiet atmosphere, cobblestone streets, and handicrafts and textiles for souvenirs.
2. Guanajuato City, Guanajuato
Guanajuato City, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most unique and romantic in the country.
Among its narrow and steep alleys, you will discover legends, cultural treasures, historical sites (such as the Alhóndiga de Granaditas and the giant statue of El Pípila), centuries-old mummies, and many places to have fun and eat well.
Join the “callejoneadas,” where amusing student bands narrate, sing numerous stories, and discover the entire city on foot.
3. Palenque, Chiapas
Tucked away in the tropical jungle of Chiapas is this Mayan archeological site.
The destination has become famous not only for its magnificent pre-Hispanic constructions, where the Temple of the Inscriptions and El Palacio stand out but also for being surrounded by waterfalls and near beautiful towns such as San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Besides allowing you to explore natural wonders such as the Agua Azul Waterfalls, Palenque has gained interest among tourists.
It has an airport and boutique hotels to rest, surrounded by lush vegetation.
4. Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo
Few places in the world have this strip’s cultural and natural wealth located on the Caribbean Sea’s shores.
It is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters, but also for its archeological sites, theme parks, and wide tourist offer, where some of the best hotels, restaurants, and bars in the country stand out.
Cancun, one of the most visited places in Mexico, and Playa del Carmen, which gathers visitors from all over the world who stroll along its elegant Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue), are also nearby.
5. Costalegre, Jalisco
This is a narrow Mexican Pacific strip between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo.
This area has become a favorite for honeymooners, combining exclusive resorts with hidden beaches, fishing villages, mangroves, and lagoons.
Here you can relax and practice water activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling, horseback riding, and bird watching.
I recommend Tenacatita Bay, whose coves and bends have hotels and restaurants of different categories.
The elegant Careyes and the quiet Boca de Iguanas are ideal for “getting lost” with your partner.
6. Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
The state capital, Oaxaca City, combines the best of tradition with chic and very romantic places.
Here you can explore architectural gems such as the Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.
Both are adorned in green quarry stone.
But in addition to its buildings, the cultural richness of Oaxaca includes incredible handicrafts (be sure to buy embroidery, alebrijes, and black clay!), dances, exquisite cuisine, and mezcal.
There are several high end restaurants such as:
- Casa Oaxaca
- Los Danzantes
Also, don’t forget to visit the famous mezcalerias, such as Los Amantes.
7. Cuetzalan, Puebla
If your idea of a romantic trip is to be in the middle of “nowhere,” only surrounded by a quiet forest covered by fog, this Magical Town could be the best option for your honeymoon.
Located in the Sierra Madre Oriental, Cuetzalan offers beautiful colonial constructions such as the San Francisco Parish Church and the Guadalupe Sanctuary, as well as waterfalls and archeological sites.
8. Emerald Coast, Veracruz
This quiet beach area is located in the state of Veracruz, between Nautla and Tecolutla.
The waters here are temperate, and its climate is warm; there are also several options of romantic hotels where to stay in, and the gastronomy is simply delicious (the fish and seafood of the area are some of the best I have tasted).
On the coast, you can swim and practice sports activities.
Nearby is the magnificent archaeological site of El Tajin, famous for its unique Pyramid of the Niches and the Magical Town of Papantla, where you can buy rich vanilla (in essences and pods) and admire the spectacle of the Voladores.
9. Campeche, Campeche
The state capital is a beautiful walled colonial city once a strategic port and fort.
Walk through its streets and visit the Plaza de la Independencia, surrounded by its main buildings, the Baluarte de San Francisco and the Baluarte de Santiago.
Also, explore the archaeological zone of Calakmul, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for preserving pre-Hispanic treasures and an extensive natural area.
Another option is the hacienda-hotel; you can stay at Uayamón, an elegant construction near the archaeological site of Edzná.
10. Nayarit Riviera
The Nayarit Riviera is a tourist corridor near Tepic with charming beaches (some virgin), archaeological sites, and interesting Huichol communities, as well as the best facilities for fishing and ecotourism lovers.
I recommend going to Las Islitas, a virgin beach where, in addition to tranquility, you can eat delicious food (the most popular dish is zarandeado fish).
You can also visit Sayulita, Los Toriles, and Jala, pre-Columbian settlements.
In the Nayarit Riviera is located Punta Mita, an exclusive area with magnificent beaches and hotels that invite total relaxation.
Although the list of places to enjoy your honeymoon in Mexico can be endless, I selected some that are classics and famous while others are not so much.
Mexico offers destinations for all tastes and budgets. If you’re looking for more ideas, you can check out Vamonos to Mexico.
I hope you find this article helpful and wish you all the best in your honeymoon celebration. Salud!