Romantic tradition smiles on flowers and chocolates. But when you are fortunate enough to have found a special someone, why not celebrate it in a country renowned for its warmth? Mexico Boutique Hotels offers novel experiences meant to be shared, along with the intimacy you crave.
Catch a Movie of Your Lives Together
The historic Hacienda de los Santos in the world heritage site of Alamos has a comfy private theater where you can set up her favorite movie, plan a romantic snack, and kick back together on butter-soft leather sofas. If married, you might surprise your bride by screening your wedding video, or perhaps the first movie you saw as a couple, while hotel staff wait on you hand and foot.
Visit a Place that has Stood the Test of Time
The luxurious 17th century mansion La Quinta Luna in Cholula, the northern hemisphere’s oldest continually inhabited city, is mere steps away from ancient sites as wondrous as your attraction to one another. So you may want to proclaim your devotion atop one of the world’s largest pyramids or while gazing at one of Mexico’s highest volcanoes, everything here inspires a reverence for what is lasting.
Shop for Treasures to Personalize Your Home
Guadalajara’s charming Villa Ganz near the renowned artisan center of Tlaquepaque is the place to stay when you both have shopping on your mind – with world class dining and cultural events also at your doorstep. This area is an interior decorator nirvana, abounding with antiques and other finely crafted furnishings that will add long-lasting beauty to your lives, with organized day trips making it fun and easy to browse all the best stores.
Fish in Tandem and Savor the Result
Hang out at CasaSandra on the tiny island of Holbox and take a fishing tour designed just for the two of you that culminates in a romantic stroll and picnic on a remote beach – a crisp white vino packed by the hotel the perfect marriage to freshly-made ceviche. Later, snuggle al fresco on a lounge bed built for two as the sun slides into the wine-dark sea, ending a perfect day.
Shower à deux Under a Canopy of Stars
At the Tides Riviera Maya just outside of Playa del Carmen, an outdoor “moon shower” lit with candles and strewn with petals awaits you when you get back from dinner. This natural and oh-so invigorating way of cleansing embodies the sophisticated simplicity of Mayan aesthetics, enjoyed here in unpretentious luxury amidst nature, with a traditional Mayan-style sauna and stunning spa.
Stay in Your PJs all Day
Hacienda San Angel’s San Miguel suite boasts such spectacularly romantic views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta and a bed so inviting you will rarely want to get out of it – with the linen’s thread count off the charts – that you and your sweetie may well opt to enjoy breakfast in bed, the en suite Jacuzzi and spa services, and a private gourmet dinner in your room.