7 Romantic Things to Do in Cancun
When it comes to romance, you can’t go wrong with the Caribbean coast of Mexico where the white sand beaches, clear blue waters and rich Mayan culture create a naturally romantic backdrop. I’m often travelling solo in Mexico but was lucky to have my husband join me for a week in Cancun. Here are our top picks for the most romantic things to do in Cancun.
1. Swim in Cenotes and Underground Rivers
Plunging into the silky waters of an underground cenote is one of the most romantic and unforgettable things to do in Cancun. Float hand in hand through the emerald depths of Río Secreto or swim through vast caverns at Kantun-Chi, an eco-park where stalactites hang suspended over mystic waters. Adventurous couples can explore four natural underground pools in one day on the Tour Xenotes Oasis Maya excursion. You can also go a bit further afield and visit beautiful cenotes in Tulum.
One cenote that will amaze you by its size is located in the heart of Valladolid, a colonial city that’s a super easy day trip from Cancun. Read about Why Valladolid is Mexico’s Next Best Destination
2. Sip Mexico’s Sexy Spirit
The Kama Sutra can’t be wrong–wild honey is a potent aphrodisiac. Rekindle your romance with a splash of Xtabentún, a regional liqueur made of anise and fermented honey. Try the golden elixir in a cocktail at Nizuc Resort and Spa, a sensual retreat set on a nature preserve in a secluded pocket of Cancun.
3. Bathe in Warm Chocolate
Early Mayan hieroglyphs suggest cacao was prized for its aphrodisiac powers. Today’s visitors can enjoy the deep, rich, taste of fine Mexican chocolate at one of several Ah Cacoa Chocolate Cafes in Riviera Maya and Cancun. At Secrets Spa by Pevonia at Secrets Playa Mujeres indulge in a sexy spa treatment that includes a full body chocolate and mint scrub followed by a luxe wrap so moisturizing you’ll feel as though you’ve been dipped in a chocolate fondue.
4. Ride a Gondola under the Moonlight
Be serenaded by traditional Mexican love ballads while gliding in a trajinera (gondola) along 7.4 kilometres of Venetian-like canals at Xoximilco Cancun. This attraction pays tribute to the legendary Xochimilco floating gardens of Mexico City with festive colours, folklore and cuisine. This is definitely more of a fiesta than a solitary trip for two, but there’s nothing quite as romantic as dancing under the stars. http://en.xcaretexperiencias.com/xoximilco.php
5. Couples Retreat
Booking a stay in a romantic hotel is one of the first things to do in Cancun. Pamper yourselves at Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf Resort & Spa in Cancun, home to one of the best hydrotherapy circuits in Cancun. You also can’t go wrong with Secrets The Vine, one of our top choices of the 5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Cancun-Riviera Maya for 2018. With three infinity pools, curtained Bali beds and a ban on pesky all-inclusive wristbands, Secrets The Vine is made for romance. This adult-only hotel is located in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone but is a world away from the raucous Spring Break crowd. With a no-reservations dinner policy, a 4,500 bottle wine cellar and 24-hour room service, you’re free to focus on each other.
6. Set Sail on a Lobster Dinner Cruise
For a night of seductive cuisine, take an adult-only sunset cruise of Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon and dine on fresh lobster. Low in fat and high in protein, potassium and zinc, this decadent crustacean is packed with libido-boosting powers.
7. Smart is Sexy
Spend an afternoon at the stylish Museo Maya de Cancun designed by Mexican architect Alberto Garcia Lascurain. The building’s sexy curves hold a treasure trove of art collected by the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The Mayan Museum of Cancun and the Archaeological Zone of San Miguelito is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone at Km 16 on Boulevard Kukulcán. It’s also a bargain as the admission cost per person is just 70 MXN pesos (less than $4 USD). Note that museum is closed on Mondays.
More Things to Do in Cancun,Mexico
And that’s not the end of things to do in Cancun! Read these posts for more information on hotels, beaches, things to do, day trips and more in Cancun and the Riviera Maya:
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