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Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a couples vacation or a romantic getaway for two, you can’t go wrong with any one of these top choices for the most romantic hotels in Mexico.
Hand-picked by our expert team of independent travel bloggers, each of these hotels or resorts has a special ingredient. Whether it’s a jaw-dropping view, a sensual private swimming pool or the opportunity to dine to the sound of lapping waves, it’s the distinctive details that make these hotels ideal for romance.
1. Azucar, Tulum – Most Romantic Beach Hotel in Mexico
Azucar Hotel, located in the Reserva Sian Kaan about 15 minutes drive from Tulum, may well be the most romantic hotel in Mexico, not so much for what it offers, but for its secluded location. Don’t imagine a plush, luxury hotel with swimming pools, plunge pools, jacuzzi, spas and restaurants. This is a more simple place, with beautiful wooden cabins that have direct access to the beach, and where the beautifully decorated room have only the essential commodities, in line with the efforts to run in the most ecological way possible.
There are no air conditioners – just a vent and plenty of windows (with screens and mosquito nets) to let the cool breeze in at night. There’s nothing better than falling asleep to the complete, blissful silence, broken only by the sound of waves, to then wake up and throw on a swimsuit and go directly to the beach.
The beach, far from the crowds of Tulum, is nicely isolated. It comes with sun beds in front of the cabins, a couple of small local restaurants at no more than 100 meters away, and some other (equally isolated and hidden) hotels nearby. The area is so romantic, indeed, that it is not uncommon to see weddings being celebrated right at the beach.
Romance Certified by Claudia Tavani of My Adventures Across The World
2. Hotel Boutique 1850, Guanajuato City
It’s no surprise that there’s a wealth of romantic hotels to choose from in Guanajuato City. This is after all, the home of El Callejon del Beso or the Alley of the Kiss, the heart of a tragic Mexican legend. According to the tale, the two balconies between the two buildings were where two star-crossed lovers would meet to share a stolen kiss. Tragically, the maiden was killed and her young lover threw himself in despair onto the pavement below.
But today, modern couples take their turn standing on the third step beneath the balconies in the hope that they will be guaranteed 15 years of happiness. In the heart of the narrow alleyways, winding streets and colourful restaurants and bars in the heart of colonial Guanajuato, is the stunning design hotel Hotel Boutique 1850, one of Mexico’s most romantic boutique hotels. In addition to its award-winning restaurant Casa Valadez, it’s home to a full-service spa as well as a sky bar featuring some of the city’s best views.
Romance Certified by Michele of A Taste for Travel.
3. Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Pampering, seclusion and opulent surroundings are the three “must have” features for us when considering a romantic property. Add in amazing beach views, comfortable loungers, top notch food, large outdoor bathtub and private pool and it’s easy to see why Banyan Tree Mayakoba raises the bar for romantic properties! The property is set on a pristine stretch of beach in the Riviera Maya. The sugary white sand and rich turquoise water scream romance for your beach setting.
Each villa comes with two bicycles so you can have a romantic ride over to the beach or restaurants throughout the property. The service throughout is impeccable but our favorite was the beach staff as we indulged in the comfortable loungers. They offer full service bar and menu and keep your waters stocked during the hot summer sun.
There are several restaurants on-site. Many of them have outdoor patio or terrace options with romantic lighting for an amazing setting. There are also several options for secluded dining features with your significant other if you choose to indulge. One of our favorite features in our villa was the large outdoor bathtub. For an added romantic feature, schedule a themed tub experience to include rose petals, champagne and candles. The shining star of this property are the massive private pools included with each villa. Relax in the privacy of your own oasis in one of the largest private pools we have experienced. Overall Banyan Tree Mayakoba set a new standard for us when seeking romantic properties for our couple’s trip!
Romance Certified by Brian and Amanda of Eat Work Travel
4. El Dorado Casitas Royale, Puerto Morelos
One of the most romantic resorts in Mexico is the El Dorado Casitas Royale in Puerto Morelos, about 20 minutes south of Cancun. The Casitas Royale resort was built with couples and romance in mind, and you can see that in just every aspect of the room and surroundings. All of the rooms have private pools. We had a ground-floor room, so our pool was a swim-up, but even the second-floor rooms had balcony pools. The rooms also have a private outdoor shower, and an in-room jacuzzi.
The resort is fairly small compared to some of the large, all-inclusive resorts on the Mayan Riviera. The exclusivity creates a quiet, relaxing environment so you can enjoy your time together without distractions. It’s very peaceful and laid-back. You can spend your time in either of the two main pools, or lounge around on the really comfortable sun beds near the beach. The resort has beautiful grounds that include fun aspects like beach swings, hammocks and multiple swim-up bars. You can even have dinner on the beach.
Romance Certified by Savored Journeys
5. El Pez Hotel, Tulum – Romantic Beach Hotel
Hubs and I stumbled across the perfect romantic getaway when we did a tour of Tulum Mexico. We were housesitting on the gulf side of the Yucatan Peninsula and decided to do a weekend away on the Caribbean coast to Tulum. Tulum is a very hip and trendy place right now. It used to be a hippie haven but since celebrities discovered it the place has become a bucket list destination. But there are many things to do in Tulum even if you aren’t a celebrity.
We discovered the El Pez Hotel and Restaurant right on the beach road and they were offering a romantic Sunday Brunch. So we decided to splurge and have a first rate meal in a truly heavenly location. The private cabanas on the beach are gloriously romantic with their thatched roofs, and white sheer drapes moving gently in the breeze. The rooms themselves are soft and plush with fans, lovely white crisp linens and beautiful amenities. The peace and quiet of the whole area is simply perfect.
The ambience at the hotel is serene, peaceful and incredibly romantic and discrete. Soft blue skies, turquoise water and explosions of colour provided by the bougainvillea alongside the rustic but lavish hotel grounds and rooms. This would be the absolutely perfect place for a memorable honeymoon or special occasion.
Romance Certified by Faith at XYUandBEYOND
6. Hacienda de Cortes, Cuernavaca – Historic Romantic Hotel
It doesn’t get more romantic than Hacienda de Cortes in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In fact, my daughter held her wedding there because it is a popular town for weddings among Mexicans (her husband is from Mexico City). This small, atmospheric hotel has lovely rooms featuring high ceilings, stone floors, and antique furnishings. Suites are super-special, with glass doors opening to a central courtyard and a large marble bathroom with whirlpool tub/shower combo.
The property was originally built 400-plus-years ago by conquistador Hernan Cortes for his lover on the ruins of what was originally a sugar mill, and it is one of the oldest post-conquest buildings in Mexico. Though new, the swimming pool resembles a ruins itself, and gardens are extensive and inviting for long strolls. One of the best things is enjoying a meal in the stunning La Casona/The Old House restaurant, which is inside a hopelessly romantic ruin with a spectacular soaring skylight ceiling and crumbling walls that are overgrown with roots and vines. I can still taste the Mexican hot chocolate and see the bright orange flesh of the fresh papaya at breakfast.
Romance Certified by Carole Terwilliger Meyers
7. Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido
Couples seeking seclusion, adventure and artistic flair will love Hotel Escondido, an eco-chic retreat created by Style-maker Grupo Habita, known for its hip hotels in Mexico City. Luxurious comforts such as private plunge pools, in-room spa treatments and handcrafted décor create an atmosphere of pure romance.
There’s no separation between beach club and the desert landscape so whether you recline on a lounger or float in the saltwater ribbon pool, you’ll enjoy 360 views of sky, sea and sand.
Situated on a pristine stretch of beach an hour northwest of Puerto Escondido, the resort’s palapa-topped bungalows are surrounded by dramatic tropical desert vegetation including rock gardens, towering organ pipe cactus and spiky agave. Each bungalow hideaway is situated to enjoy ocean views and catch evening breezes from the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains.
You’ll be rubbing shoulders with the glitterati here as this hideaway attracts a mix of telenovela stars, fashion models and artists such as abstract painter Bosco Sodi, whose nearby studio retreat Casa Wabi was designed by Japanese celebrity architect Tadao Ando.
Romance Certified by Michele of A Taste for Travel.
8. Hotel Mirador Posada Barranca, Copper Canyon
Spend a few nights perched on the edge of the Copper Canyon at Hotel Mirador Posada Barranca. Spring for a room with a balcony overhanging the canyon and you won’t be disappointed. You could enjoy an entire day just sitting on your balcony taking in the stunning views. And your evenings snuggled up in front of your own private fireplace.
In addition to the tranquility and the stunning landscapes, if you’re looking for a bit of adventure, near the hotel you can experience zip lining, including one of the longest and fasted zip-lines in the world, or relax on a leisurely cable car ride. If you’re up for more activities you can go hiking, mountain biking or ATVing. Helicopter tours are also an option if you can’t get enough of those canyon views. Getting to the hotel is probably the best part. To get there you’ll want to take a ride on one of the most scenic train routes in the world, El Chepe.
Romance Certified by Alejandro Nuñez of Visit Copper Canyon
9. Las Brisas, Ixtapa
If you’re looking for a room with ocean views, it doesn’t get any better than Las Brisas in Ixtapa, Mexico. Not only does each room have incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and their famous bright orange sunsets, but they’re also designed so that each balcony is completely private. In addition, the hotel is designed by the world-famous Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and the result is truly stunning. The hotel blends perfectly into its environment with a nice burnt orange colour and low-rise construction built right into the mountainside.
And there’s more. This ultra romantic hotel boasts massive open-air hallways where the breeze blows through perfectly, a gorgeous private beach, and an array of beautiful pools to relax by. Surrounded by cactus and rolling waves with Pelicans diving into the sea to catch fish, this is a truly a special, unique, and romantic resort. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax, a place to explore, or a place to get married, Las Brisas and the area surrounding Ixtapa is the perfect place to make it happen.
Romance Certified by Matthew Bailey of Live Limitless
10. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
One of the premier honeymoon and wedding hotel brands in the world, Secrets has romance down to an art. Their all-inclusive resorts consistently vault to the top of the list of of the most romantic hotels in Mexico. This Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya destination is no different. An all-inclusive, adults only resort, the property is designed to offer the ultimate couple’s getaway just like the picture-perfect commercials of newlyweds gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes.
With a name that translates to “place of the turtle” in Mayan the white sand beach is one of the top in Mexico according to TripAdvisor and a prime snorkeling destination. Your toughest decision will be whether to post up by the pool or beach, with every request delivered “with pleasure” by attentive staff.
For the foodies, the resort actually sponsors the hit reality cooking show Top Chef, so they take gourmet cuisine seriously with six different theme restaurants and unlimited top shelf liquor. But if you never want to leave the room, the 24-hour room service and complimentary minibar can discretely be accessed via a privacy box at your door so you never have to get dressed or see the concierge staff. Another incentive to stay in for the night? The ridiculously oversized Jacuzzis and dual shower heads. Some rooms are even equipped with private swim-up pools really giving you no reason to ever leave.
Romance Certified by TheDownLo
11. Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel, Puerto Vallarta
You know romance is on the agenda when the hotel includes the word “romantic” in its name. Located walking distance away from the historic city centre, Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel and Romantic Getaway features 80 beautifully appointed oceanfront suites facing the Bahia de Banderas. It’s the perfect location for an evening stroll hand-in-hand along the beach or the famous El Malecón boardwalk — that is if you can pull yourself away from the candle-lit jacuzzi tub on your private balcony.
The stage is set for romance and relaxation in the lobby at check-in with a welcoming glass of champagne and a stress-relieving chair massage. All-inclusive gourmet meals, 24-hour butler service, a scent menu for in-room aromatherapy, pillow menu and luxury bedding for comfort, and on-site spa completes the overture for romance in Puerto Vallarta.
Romance certified by Mary Chong of Calculated Traveller
12. W Hotel Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit
W Hotel Punta de Mita is proof that romance can be unconventional, quirky and fun. The decor of this oceanfront hotel features accessories created by Revolucion del Sueno, a contemporary design fir based in Sayulita as well as tile mosaics inspired by the beadwork of the local Huichol people. The bright punches of colour, artwork and Mexican motifs with references to history, politics and culture offer a brilliant backdrop to the blue sky and white surf of this pristine stretch of coastline north of Puerto Vallarta.
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Romance Certified by Michele of A Taste for Travel
13. Zocalo Central Hotel, Mexico City
Nothing gets handier than staying at Zocalo Central Hotel if spending a few days in Mexico City is in your plans. With unbeatable views over Mexico City’s cathedral and main plaza from its Balcón del Zócalo restaurant and really convenient amenities like fresh apples and bottled water to take away on every floor, and services like its Central Care; this hotel will make you feel as if you had your own butler for the duration of your stay. A must for a romantic getaway in Mexico City.
Romance Certified by A World to Travel
14. Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Rising from the skyline of colonial villas and church spires of the historic centre, the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende offers 67 beautifully appointed suites and a selection of luxury residences.
While attending the San Miguel Writers Conference I explored the decor at 1826 Restaurant, gawked at the city view from the rooftop lounge and fell in love with the colours salmon and tangerine used by the Design Team of KMD Architects.
They’re best known for the W Hotel in Mexico City, the St. Regis Los Cabos and retail space in Nagoya, Japan and Design360unlimited well-known for their interior design work at Trump Hotels, MGM and now Tuscany.
Other Super Romantic Hotels in Mexico
We ran out of space so we couldn’t include every romantic hotel we love on our list, but here are a few other ultra-romantic hotels you need to check out if you’re looking for a special stay in Mexico:
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Adult-only Reef 28 Resort in the heart of Playa del Carmen is an all-inclusive with a stellar culinary reputation, a rooftop infinity pool, spacious suites and a prime location within walking distance to Mamitas Beach, Quinta Avenida and Kool Beach Club. Best of all, the romance-factor get an extra boost thanks to the onsite Hydrotherapy Circuit, an indulgent and soothing experience for couples, with or without a spa treatment. .
Isla Holbox, Mexico: Casa Sandra Boutique Hotel on Holbox for fine cuisine, atmosphere and artistic inspiration set on a dreamy island
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