If You're Looking For The Ultimate Romantic Getaway, Here Are 15 Places In Mexico To Add To Your List

If You're Looking For The Ultimate Romantic Getaway, Here Are 15 Places In Mexico To Add To Your List

From magical hotels to enchanting alleys, Mexico was clearly made for romance.

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It's easy to get carried away by the charm and warmth of San Cristobal de las Casas. Strolling through the town's main plaza, you'll naturally gravitate toward the beautiful Cathedral of San Cristóbal Mártir and the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. At sundown, the sun rays light up the streets and wrap everything around them in a glistening golden veil, creating the perfect ambiance for — you guessed it — ~romance~. The film Book of Love with Sam Claflin and Verónica Echegui was filmed in Chiapas, which makes it *extra* romantic.

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A breathtaking sunset (or sunrise) is enjoyed best with the person who takes your breath away. Thought to be a space for healing, Punta Cometa is truly as magical as its name, which translates to "Comet Peak." To get there, visitors trek through a path where they can appreciate the mountainous landscape as well as local fauna and flora, including multiple bird species. The hiking is pleasantly rewarded upon reaching what is essentially a meeting of the ocean and the sky among towering cliffs. 

4. San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato.

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Equally romantic at daytime or under the stars, San Miguel — a colonial town nestled right in the center of Mexico in the state of Guanajuato — is paved with cobblestone streets and overflowing with picturesque alleys and facades. It is also recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. If you're in the mood to dine out, try Atrio – their inventive dishes and intimate atmosphere will transport you and your date to a real-life fairy tale. 

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An afternoon of cider making, spellbinding waterfalls, finding yourself wrapped in fog unexpectedly...Zacatlán de las Manzanas ("manzanas" means apples) serves the perfect dose of mystery and wonder at once. If snuggling up to your special someone next to a crackling fireplace in a cozy cabin sounds good, then this tiny town needs to be at the top of your list. 

6. The town of Mahahual in Costa Maya

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To be whisked away to heaven on earth, look no further than Mahahual. Its crystal clear waters, tranquil character, endless fresh lobster, and environmentally friendly boutique hotels (and restaurants) effortlessly pave the way to a utopian getaway. 

7. Cocina del Mar restaurant, bar, and lounge in Los Cabos

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Amber lanterns light the way throughout the restaurant, setting a totally whimsical mood. Gazing out over the vastness of the ocean while savoring local and regional dishes will be sublime for you and your <3. Cocina del Mar, which translates to "Food of the Ocean," is a special place sure to amplify all pleasant emotions. 

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Any place that prompts a kiss is inherently romantic, and this tiny alley in the city of Guanajuato does exactly that. Rumored to be the meeting place of two young lovers whose love tragically came to an end, it is now considered lucky to lock lips with your partner on the stair's third step, and it's said to guarantee 15 years of ~relationship bliss~. 

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This eight-villa hotel, which was built through environmentally conscious design, is simply paradise. Because love flourishes aided by absolute peace and relaxation, magically quaint Punta Pájaros in the state of Oaxaca couldn't disappoint if it tried. Peaceful long walks, stunning sunsets, and being enveloped in gorgeous jungle foliage are just a few of the treats that make this place uber-romantic. 

10. The town of Pátzcuaro in Michoacán

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Sailing along Lake Zirahuen while taking in the views of Janitzio Island in Pátzcuaro is a sure way to feel a few butterflies in your belly in the company of your S.O. Founded in 1300 by the Purepechas, the mellow town's name literally means "heaven's door," as it was once believed to be a place where gods ascended and descended from. Much like a treasure locked in time and delightfully rustic, visitors can enjoy walking through Pátzcuaro's many attractions, like the college turned museum of San Nicolás Obispo and the Gertrudis Bocanegra public library, featuring a colorful mural telling the town's history. 

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Low-key yet striking, this dream-like spot allows for a pleasant boat ride or even swimming to the beat of mariachi music. A day of picnicking surrounded by the lake's fantastical landscape doesn't just whisper "romance," it invites the vibe all around.  

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Hearts can't help but flutter while in Bernal. Its charming look and architecture, painting-like sunsets, and majestic rock formation that is the boulder, or peña, are a combination that is impossible not to swoon over. Nearby stays typically offer incredible views of the town of San Sebastián Bernal and the monolith.  

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Skip visiting Xochimilco, a small lake town, on a weekend, when it might be too crowded, and instead opt for heading there on a weekday for a more relaxed experience. Cruising through the water aboard a festive trajinera among floating gardens — accompanied by delicious food, music, and your favorite person — is guaranteed to become a treasured memory. 

14. The town of Mazamitla in Jalisco

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Perched in the heart of Sierra del Tigre, Mazamitla exhibits no shortage of bucolic allure. Rich in local culture and celebrations, a trip to Mazamitla will prove a provincial journey filled with delicious local foods — like their famous barco broth— and distinctive architecture that beholds plenty of wonders. Perfect for hand-holding all day long.

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The views from the posada alone will instantly create an atmosphere of remoteness and romance for visitors. This antique villa turned hotel serves as an oasis from the lively main streets of Tepoztlán and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Amenities include a heated pool and a library, as well as massages and temazcales, a sort of steam bath ritual rooted in traditional Mexican heritage meant to cleanse body and soul.

Don't miss Sam Claflin in the new rom-com Book of Love from BuzzFeed Studios, available on Sky Cinema from 12 Feb.