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Romantic Valentine’s Day Activities for Couples in Cancun

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If you want to surprise your partner, Cancun is where you should go to celebrate love. Cancun with its picturesque scenery, turquoise waters, swaying palms, beautiful beaches, and idyllic weather is one of the most romantic places on earth. If you are planning to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart in this dreamy destination, take a look at our list of the most romantic Valentine’s Day activities for couples.

romantic Valentine’s Day activities in Cancun

February is one of the driest months of the year in Cancun, so it is a perfect time to visit. You will get sunny days with low humidity, and temperatures in the low 80s, in other words, ideal beach weather for both you and your significant other.

Couple in Cancun

Cancun offers plenty of romantic Valentine’s Day activities for couples and you will definitely find something unique and marvelous to do with your Valentine.

Romantic Resort Activities for Couples

There are a ton of romantic activities that you can enjoy on your couple’s getaway to Cancun. For the ultimate romantic day, start by having breakfast in bed. Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa is one of the top resorts to stay at in Cancun. They have an impressive room service menu and will spoil you with gourmet goodness. Each suite has a private balcony, so you can enjoy your private breakfast in bed or out on the terrace. If you would prefer to prepare a lovely breakfast for your soulmate instead, each suite from the One Bedroom category and above has a gourmet kitchen.

Once you have refueled, you can choose from a plethora of activities to build your romantic itinerary and be as adventurous or laid-back as you wish.

Couple snorkeling

For adventure seekers, you can scuba dive or snorkel in Cancun’s crystal-clear waters; zip line over the tree tops; enjoy the rush as you glide over the ocean on a parasailing tour; or tour through the jungle on an ATV. Nichupté Lagoon is a lagoon that you can explore either on a boat, water skis, kayaking, or even snorkeling. For water sports you also have Playa Chacmool with its stunning blue water, or for a unique and unforgettable way to experience Valentine’s Day in Cancun, you can also bring your partner to Isla Mujeres where you can visit the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA), or you can spend some time together at the Interactive Aquarium.

romantic underwater Valentine’s Day activities

For a more relaxed day of love, you can pack a picnic and enjoy the beaches, take a luxury sailing tour, or simply enjoy a spa day with a pampering couple’s massage.

Day Trips

If you are more of a fan of day trips, the weather conditions are optimal for trips to the closest and most beautiful natural wonders that you will find in Mexico. You can do a road trip side by side with your partner to the beautiful beach Playa del Carmen, which is about an hour’s drive away from Cancun’s hotel zone. Plus, you could visit Xcaret or Xplor which are close by, and where you can try zip lining on the highest zip line in the Riviera Maya.

romantic Valentine’s Day activities in Xcaret

If you are up for a longer drive, you can make your way to the theme park Xel-Há, which is approximately two hours away from Cancun. This park will give you a day full of high-adrenaline experiences, where you can do anything from snorkeling to water slides or high rope games. All of it surrounded by astonishing views.

Cenotes in Cancun

Another option that should be at the top of your list of the most romantic Valentine’s Day activities, is Tulum!

It will be around a two-hour road trip to get to Tulum, but it’s totally worth it! Especially if you want to add swimming in cenotes to your romantic Cancun adventures.

romantic Valentine’s Day activities in Tulum

Plus, you have to visit the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, which is about 30 minutes away from Tulum, and it’s also known as the door to heaven. This natural paradise made it on the list of World Heritage Sites, you can’t miss it!

romantic Valentine’s Day activities in Sian Ka'an

You also can’t miss the ancient Mayan ruins of Cobá, Muyil’s archaeological site, or Chichén Itzá, which are some of our favorite archaeological wonders in Mexico.

romantic Valentine’s Day activities in Cichén Itzá

Another wonder from Yucatan is Las Coloradas which you might also know as the pink lakes. If that’s not romantic enough to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you should definitely go all the way to an island paradise, but not before first stopping at Bacalar.

Las Coloradas, Mexico

Bacalar offers couples the most romantic activities for Valentine’s Day. You can have a romantic walk by the “Balneario Sujuy Ha”, you can rent kayaks or paddleboards, or even enjoy a sailboat ride or relax by the Cocalito’s swings watching the sunset next to your significant other. Doesn’t it sound magical?

romantic Valentine’s Day activities in Bacalar Mexico

Talking about magic, you can also ignite the spark at Holbox Island, exploring the mangroves in kayaks, swimming with whale sharks, or falling in love all over again living a bioluminescence experience in the water.

Holbox in Mexico

Book a Romantic Dinner

If you really want to impress your date, book a romantic dinner. In Cancun, there are so many options to enjoy an unforgettable meal with the love of your life next to the light of flickering candles.

romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

This February 14th, why not book a private romantic dinner on the beach? Villa del Palmar Cancun is offering a 3-hour romantic dinner on the beach with delicious gourmet food and fine wine. They will also be screening a classic romantic film right on the beach starting at 8:00 pm for the enjoyment of lovebirds. 

Romantic dinner on the beach at Villa del Palmar Cancun

For something a bit more exotic, take your loved one to the Xoximilco Mexican Floating Fiesta, where you will take a gondola ride through beautiful scenery and enjoy dinner, an open bar, and live music.

live music in Cancun

The Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise is sure to be a romantic date night. You and your partner will enjoy a 2.5-hour cruise around the Nichupté Lagoon aboard a Spanish Galleon surrounded by breathtaking views, a delicious lobster dinner, an open bar, and live saxophone music.

romantic dinner date night

And last, but not least on our list of romantic Valentine’s Day activities for couples in Cancun few can do romance as well as the French can. L’escargot is a small French restaurant which serves excellent French cuisine. You and your partner can enjoy an intimate dinner in a garden filled with twinkling lights.

Best romantic restaurants in Cancun

Now you have a list of the most unique and romantic Valentine’s Day activities for couples near Cancun. Do you already know where would you like to start?


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