Honeymoon in mexico

Honeymoon in Mexico | The Honeymoon Guide

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OVERVIEW

Ancient Mayan and Aztec history, unique and taste-bud-blowing cuisine, tropical jungle adventures, exciting, colourful cities, and the palm-fringed beaches along both coasts with the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets, we’re obsessed with a honeymoon in Mexico

Many couples make a beeline for a getaway in one of the many all-inclusive resorts, luxury hotels with unique rooms and intimate boutique hotels on beautiful beaches stretch down the Riviera Maya from Cancun to Playa Del Carmen to Tulum on the Caribbean east coast.

On the west coast, Cabo San Lucas (known as Cabo) on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula.

Choose a beautiful luxury resort or opt for a more laid-back feel in Todos Santos.

You could also opt for the palm-fringed beaches of Puerto Vallarta. These Mexico all inclusive honeymoon package resorts are perfect for those who want to be pampered with flowing drinks, many restaurants, relaxing spas and romantic walks along the beach.

Nightlife and adventure are easy to find nearby.

The Rivera Maya is packed full of fun things to do. Discover gems like Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox and take a day trip to Isla de la Pasión. The ancient ruins such as Chichen Itza and pretty towns like Valladolid are a must.

Take a dip in one of Riviera Maya’s many cenotes (natural swimming holes). Be sure to check out Dos Ojos, which is one of the largest and most popular cenotes in the area. 

Go snorkelling, horseback riding or quad biking. Visit Las Coloradas, also known as Pink Lake. The hardest part is choosing which town to stay in. Will it be big and brash Cancun or hipster Tulum?

Why not explore more of Mexico? Mérida is just a short hop from Cancun. Visit the Mayan ruins of Uxmal, explore the historic buildings and take a cooking class.

Venture into the Mexican junglescapes of Palenque. Explore the ancient temples and stunning waterfalls that dot the area.

You could also explore Oaxaca. This is one of our favourite cities to dive deep into Mexican culture and history.

Marvel at the architecture, take a mezcal tour, learn how to make Mole and outside the city you can discover gems like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mitla, and the natural springs, Hierve el Agua.

Spend a few days in the lively colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.

Mexico City is one of the most underrated capitals in the Americas. Exciting dining options and delicious street food, fascinating museums and art galleries.

Take a day trip to Tolantongo Caves. The Mesoamericana pyramids of Teotihuacán (City of the Gods) are just an hour’s drive away. You’ll be glad you didn’t just stay at the beach.

A honeymoon in Mexico is perfect for a foodie honeymoon. Mexican is one of the world’s great cuisine, so you’ll be in culinary heaven. 

Is Mexico really good for a honeymoon? Absolutely! A honeymoon in Mexico is perfect for beach lovers, with culture, history, food and fun. Plus, it can be very affordable. So, if you’re planning a honeymoon on a budget, keep Mexico on your shortlist!


ancient mexican pyramid, chichen itza in mexico under a blue sky

where to tag on

Although you can see there is so much to see and do on a honeymoon in Mexico, if you want to explore a multi-destination honeymoon, there are so many fun ideas.

Love the idea of a romantic road trip honeymoon? Then the USA and Canada have some incredible options.

Think about the Rocky Mountains, California’s Highway 1, the Florida Keys or the Deep South. Don’t forget to plan out a honeymoon playlist.

You could also have a fun city stopover in Toronto, New York, MiamiLas Vegas, Orlando or almost any major North American city.

There are also direct flights to other Central & South America and Caribbean honeymoon destinations like BelizeCubathe Dominican RepublicColombia and Peru.

If you have more time, travelling overland from Mexico through Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to Costa Rica is also a popular route for intrepid explorers (you could also take flights if you’re short on time, too). 


Best Time To Visit

Mexico has a varied climate so is a good option for honeymoon all year round but overall, the best time honeymoon in Mexico is from November to May.

The rainy season on the Riviera Maya from Cancun to Tulum coincides with hurricane season in the Caribbean from June to October.

From August to October is the riskiest time for adverse weather, although the area rarely experiences hurricanes.

The west coast around Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Ocean side gets very little rain throughout the year.

High-altitude destinations like Oaxaca and other areas of central Mexico can experience cooler temperatures during winter (November to February).


how long to stay

We recommend at least 7 nights for a honeymoon in Mexico if you’re just heading to the beach.

Go for longer if you’re going to explore the rest of the country.

The ideal duration of a honeymoon in Mexico can vary depending on personal preferences and budget.

7-10 nights will allow you some time to recover from jet lag and have time for activities and relaxing.