Best known for its beaches, resorts, dining and nightlife, the beach resort city of Cancun, located on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is a popular destination for weddings, honeymoons and a favorite couple’s getaway. Here are five of the top romantic things to do in Cancun for couples.
1) Dinner cruise on the Nichupte Lagoon
Enjoy a romantic evening of sailing on the Nichupte Lagoon, the lagoon that separates Cancun’s hotel zone from the mainland. Enjoy a delicious dinner of lobster and steak as you cruise along the lagoon, watch the sun set over the Caribbean and listen to the relaxing sounds of the jungle.
2) Horseback riding on the beach
Escape the crowds and enjoy a scenic day tour of Cancun’s beaches and jungle trails on horseback. The tour is suitable for riders of all levels, from beginners to more experienced riders. Along the way you’ll visit unspoiled stretches of beautiful beachfront and spot wildlife.
3) Couples spa treatments
Cancun is home to world-class spas, many of which offer relaxing couples treatments in beautiful beachfront locations overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Treat yourself and your partner to a rejuvenating couples massage on the beach or in your own private cenote (limestone sinkhole).
4) Swimming with whale sharks on Isla Mujeres
Take a boat tour across the water to Isla Mujeres to swim and snorkel with whale sharks. You’ll enjoy a romantic day out on the water and you’ll also have the opportunity to spot dolphins, manta rays and flamingos. Whale shark season on Isla Mujeres runs from June through mid-September.
5) Visiting ancient Mayan archaeological sites
Cancun has lots to offer visitors beyond the beaches and resort areas. Travel inland to visit some of Mexico’s top attractions, namely the ancient Mayan archaeological sites at Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Cobá. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and visit nearby cenotes for swimming and snorkeling.