Plan the perfect honeymoon in Mexico. Uncover the best of Mexico’s beaches, nightlife, hotels and attractions – as well as a choice of outdoor activities for adventurous couples.
Soak up the hot sun on one of Mexico's great beach resorts – Cancun, Puerta Vallarta or Cabo San Lucas – then discover Mexico’s ancient wonders on a journey through the heart of the Aztec and Mayan empires – just perfect for adventurous honeymoon couples.
Discover elaborate and highly decorated ceremonial architecture, including temple-pyramids, palaces and observatories – all built by the Mayans without metal tools.
Climb the 2000-year-old pyramids at Chichén Itzá, Copan and Uxmal; explore the stunning ruins of Palenque; wander around the vast city of Teotihuacán; scramble into sacrificial sinkholes at Cenoté; or cool off with a refreshing swim in the Caribbean beneath the famous walled Mayan fortress of Tulum.
Along the way, listen to howler monkeys and spot toucans, wild turkeys and peccaries in sub-tropical rainforests. Then hang out in an outdoor cafe with a margarita or two or enjoy a glass of red wine as you savour Mexico’s famous tortillas, tamales and enchiladas.
Shop for bargains in the numerous markets and perhaps stumble into one of Mexico’s many lively village fiestas – join in the fun and learn a few traditional dance steps to show off when you return home.
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Located on the southernmost tip of the peninsula of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas is just a short drive south from southern California.
Cabo’s golden beaches were featured in the Brad Pitt movie Troy, and the town, once legendary for big-game fishing, is now equally renowned for its world-class golfing and for hosting some of Mexico's most elite resorts.
In Cancun, it’s easy to find a choice of gorgeous beaches, luxurious beachfront hotels, a vibrant nightlife, great shopping and ancient Mayan ruins to explore along an idyllic 22km-long coastline.
South of Cancun lies the Riviera Maya, home to some of the hippest beaches on the coast including chic Playa del Carmen and gorgeous Tulum Beach.
Nestled between the palm-covered mountains of the Sierra Madre range and the vast beach-lined Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta is a charming and authentic Mexican town renowned as a lively spot for a honeymoon in Mexico.
Here you can relax on a choice of gorgeous beaches, meander along picturesque cobbled streets crowded with traditional Mexican architecture and party the night away at a boisterous nightclub.
Ideally visit Mexico in November, after the rainy season and before the peak tourist season in December. Plan to visit the highlands in summer and the coast in winter for the best weather conditions.
Any time of the year is good if you make allowances for the rain in summer, the cold in winter, and for sudden changes in temperature from the low-lying coastal regions to the elevated inland areas.
Mexico has two main weather seasons: winter, from mid-October to April, is the dry season; summer, from May to mid-October, is the rainy season; rain generally falls as short tropical showers.
Mexico’s climate varies according to its topography: Mexico City is temperate year round and ranges between 10°C (50°F) in winter to 25°C (77°F) in summer; Merida (near Chichén Itzá) averages 20°C (68°F) in winter and from 27°C (81°F) to 32°C (90°F) in summer; Acapulco and Cancun average 26°C (79°F) year round but can reach 32°C (90°F) in summer.
› When to visit: Mexico Weather Guide
Latest update: Mexico Honeymoon Guide: 9 August, 2019
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