Booking.com reveals 7 reasons to honeymoon in Mexico
From its famed cuisine and impeccable beaches to its breath-taking history, Mexico certainly has it all when it comes to finding a honeymoon destination that ticks every box
Whether you’re seeking adventure, sun or pure relaxation, Mexico offers something for every traveller, as it’s home to everything from stunning beaches and majestic mountain ranges, to mouth-watering food and an unrivalled nightlife. So for honeymooner’s looking for a destination that has it all – look no further than this incredible country.
To showcase the amazing activities and experiences that Mexico has to offer, and to ensure its a firm contender for anyone researching their dream honeymoon - Booking.com has collated a list of seven great reasons to honeymoon in Mexico, and some amazing places to stay when you’re there.
1. The history
Mexico is steeped in rich history and you can’t visit the country without immersing yourself in this, by visiting one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Mexico has to offer. Chichen Itza is an archaeological site comprising of complex Mayan ruins, situated on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. The ruins include a step-pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan, which thrived between 600 A.D. to the 1200s. A must-see whilst travelling with your new spouse, guaranteed to provide lasting memories and views that will deliver the ‘wow’ factor.
Where to stay: Hotel Chichen Itza is just a 0.9 mile journey from Chichen Itza, situated on the main street of the charming village of Pisté. The property has a spacious restaurant, which serves an array regional and international dishes, and specialises in typical Yucatán dishes made with local ingredients – perfect for a romantic meal for two. Balancanche Cave, tropical rainforests and various colonial towns can also be reached within a 10-minute drive from the hotel, making it an ideal spot for honeymoon adventures.
2. The nightlife
If there’s one thing Mexico is known for, it’s the buzzing nightlife found in the city of Cancun. A renowned destination for students during spring break, it’s also a great place to go for newlyweds to go whether to let their hair down and enjoy some cocktails overlooking the ocean or to enjoy a wild night out at the famous Coco Bongo.
Where to stay: Ocean View Apartment is conveniently situated in Cancún, just 6.2 miles from La Isla Shopping Mall and 6.8 miles from Coco Bongo. The property features a fantastic outdoor swimming pool with breath-taking views of the ocean – perfect for winding down after sampling the local party scene.
3. The beaches
What could be more romantic than being surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters? Mexico has an abundance of beaches that provide just that, with Tulum a must-visit for those sun seeking couples wanting to unwind after wedding craziness. Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline that not only boasts powder soft sandy beaches with picture perfect coastlines, but is also steeped in history, as it’s home to the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city.
Where to stay: Grand Balam Plaza has the best of both worlds when it comes to finding the balance of amazing beaches, a relaxing guest experience and historic architecture. Research conducted by Booking.com, revealed that Mexico falls into the top five countries where locals consider hospitality to be in their DNA, and with the Grand Balam Plaza rated 10/10 on Booking.com for their staff hosting skills, any guests staying here will be guaranteed to experience Mexico’s hosting skills first hand. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation, and the property is located just a 1.6-mile journey away from one of Tulum’s most popular beaches, Las Palmas; this stretch of white sand features a unique location overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This is a prime spot to lay your towel down and spend the day relaxing with your loved one.
4. The food
From tacos and enchiladas, to tamales and empanadas, Mexico is perfect for honeymooners who are passionate about food. Oaxaca city, found in the centre of Mexico, is known for its regional Oaxacan cuisine - with the location known as one of Mexico’s major gastronomic, historical, and gastro-historical centres.
Where to stay: Casa Antonieta is well located in the Oaxaca Historic Centre district of Oaxaca City, with Casa Antonieta located just 200 yards from Oaxaca Cathedral. Popular points of interest near the property include Santo Domingo Temple, the Food and Flea Market and 20 de Noviembre Market, providing plenty of opportunities to sample the local cuisine.
5. The marine life
Mexico’s stunning coastline comes with the added bonus of excellent scuba diving locations and marine life, particularly in Cabo area, located in the Baja California Sur state. The outdoor activities and opportunities to see the country’s incredible wildlife are in abundance with snorkelling, diving and horseback riding are all available in the surroundings, as well as jet-skiing, banana-boating, kitesurfing and parasailing available to those wanting to sample the local water sports. What’s more, Cabo is known for its fantastic nightlife, making it great for those honeymooners seeking adventure and good times.
Where to stay: Medano Beach Villas are located just 0.7 miles from the marina and feature beautiful views over the ocean. For those looking for onsite activities, guests will also find a gym, tennis court, extensive gardens and a games room.
6. The adventure parks
As well as the picturesque surroundings and buzzing nightlife on offer, Mexico also has an impressive selection of adventure parks and theme parks, ideal for adrenaline junkies seeking some excitement on their honeymoon. From travelling at high speed on a zip wire through the jungle at Parque Xplor, to relaxing down the lazy river at Xel-Há, to spending a full day at Xcaret (one of Mexico’s most famous parks) and taking in the wildlife, shows, hiking and gourmet dining experiences they have on offer – there’s truly an adventure park for all honeymooners heading to Mexico.
Where to stay: Catalonia Playa Maroma is located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera just a short 30 minute drive from Xcaret. The property features a beachfront swimming pool with a poolside bar, and guests can play a game of tennis or workout in the fitness centre, followed by a relaxing massage in the onsite spa.
7. The islands
If you’re looking for the ultimate secluded getaway then be sure to factor in a trip to Isla Holbox, located just north of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The car-free island, between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, is rich in marine life including sea turtles and whale sharks. Spectacular highlights, if the views are not enough, include laid-back Holbox Village and Punta Coco Beach, famed for its glorious sunsets.
Where to stay: Villa Caracol is located on Playa Norte Beach, on the north coast of Holbox Island. Guests can use Villa Caracol’s kayaks to explore the island and sea. A beach club is also available, with whale shark-watching trips accessible from the ferry terminal, just a short 5-minute journey away from the property.
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