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8 romantic and exceptional destinations in the Riviera Maya

A complete guide to romantic destinations and unforgettable experiences that you should not miss when visiting the Riviera Maya.

White sands, turquoise waters and lush tropical jungle constitute the ideal setting for couples looking for a unforgettable romantic getaway in the Riviera MayaWhether for couples who want to rest and relax on one of the paradisiacal beaches, or for those looking for more adventure and movement, here we present a detailed guide to some of the most romantic destinations and experiences that you cannot miss.

  • Carmen beach:

A great starting point to explore the Riviera Maya. Playa del Carmen is perfect for any couple in the spirit of know and enjoy Mayan cuisine. In addition, you can walk hand in hand through the Fifth Avenue, this famous pedestrian street that is full of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries.

Another very popular activity is massages on the beach, where you can enjoy the sound of the waves while you relax together. To finish, delight in a romantic dinner, with the sea in the background and the light of the candles on the beach. The key is to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and rich culture of the area while creating unforgettable memories together.

  • Holbox

On this island north of Quintana Roo you can feel in full contact with nature. You can rent a cabin on the beach and take advantage of various walks and activities, such as visiting the nearby islands or the Yalahau cenote.

Even the most adventurous lovers have the opportunity to swim with the whale shark, a unique experience that will surely remain engraved in the memory of any couple. It also can enjoy the sunsets Lying in a hammock on the seashore and watching the sea turn blue will add a touch of romanticism to the evening.

  • Bacalar:

Falling in love in this magical town is easy. Located south of Quintana Roo, the best way to get around Bacalar is renting a bicycle in order to admire all the nearby attractions.

Fort San Felipe remembers when in the 16th century, the town was colonized by the Spanish, who used this location to defend themselves from attacks by French and Dutch pirates. Today, the fort concentrates all the history of the town, in addition to offering a spectacular view of the Lagoon of Seven Colors, the main attraction of Bacalar.

In Bacalar you can do all kinds of adventure activities, including couples kayak tours, boat travel, practice paddleboard, either visit the Cenote Negro and Cenote Azul, that unlike other cenotes in the Riviera Maya, these two are open to the sky, which makes them a perfect place to swim and snorkel.

  • Xcacel Beach and the Xcacelito Cenote

Xcacel beach is where curious tourists come who have done a little research on more isolated areas and not as crowded as Playa del Carmen.

Among the peculiarities of this beach is its white sand and turquoise waters, where just fifty meters away is the reef, armed with diving and snorkeling equipment to see fish of all colors.

But also, if you visit the area during the months of May to October, at dusk the turtles put on a show which is usually monitored by biologists, but open to those who want to enjoy something unique.

As if that were not enough, a few meters away and hidden by a dense mangrove, hides the Xcacelito cenote. Inside this freshwater cenote, hundreds of small fish strive to nibble our skin in search of dead cells to gorge on.

  • Tulum:

Tulum is a must-see during your vacation in the Riviera Maya. Explore the Mayan ruins It is an unmissable activity for the most adventurous. And after spending a few hours learning about the history and culture of the Mayans, the best plan is relax on the beautiful beach of Tulum and contemplate the natural landscape.

Combining history, culture and natural beauty makes Tulum an unforgettable destination for couples looking for adventures and special moments together.

  •  Women Island:

Just a short distance from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a tropical paradise with virgin beaches and a quiet environment. Known as the love island for the shrine that the Mayans dedicated to the goddess Ixchel; the goddess of love, fertility and the moon.

To make your trip a more romantic experience, we recommend that you visit this island aboard a Catamaran. This option may seem more luxurious, but it will be an unforgettable moment as a couple. Now on the island you can rent a golf cart and tour the island visiting places such as Punta Sur, Playa Norte and Garrafón Park.

  • Cenote Dos Ojos  

This cenote It is one of the most visited in the state of Quintana Roo. If you like swimming and snorkeling, it is a mandatory stop.

The name “Dos Ojos” comes from the two cenotes that are connected by a 400-meter-long underwater passage. This extensive park belongs to one of the largest flooded cave in the world, measuring about 347 km!

The clarity of the water in the Cenote Dos Ojos, added to a depth of between 8 to 10 meters, it gives us a spectacular view and perfect for practicing snorkeling and diving. Underwater explorers can enjoy the natural beauty of the underground landscape, with a variety of corners to discover and a fascinating aquatic life.

  • Secret River

Secret River (or Pool Tunich in Mayan) is a great option for those rainy days that were not in the plans. This set of galleries and underground rivers formed from the erosion of the rock, are the longest network of caves (not flooded) in the entire Yucatan Peninsula.

Entering the underground world of Río Secreto is the closest thing to travel to the center of the Earth, as if you were part of Jules Verne's novel. Go into a cave, walk and swim in an unforgettable setting. The atmosphere inside the cave becomes mysterious and fascinating at the same time. The darkness, the thousands of stalactites and stalagmites, along with the sound of water create a unique atmosphere that transports you to another world. An exciting and educational experience, allowing you to learn about geology and cave formation as you explore.

These are just a few of the many romantic experiences that Mayan Riviera has to offer. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a romantic escape, the Riviera Maya has opportunities and experiences to offer you. unforgettable memories.