The nine most romantic places in Mexico

7) Ixtapa

Ixtapa is located on the Pacific Coast of western Mexico, south of Puerto Vallarta on the Mexican Riviera. It is a lovely beach destination with its hotels located on a short stretch of beach, leaving most of Ixtapa relatively untouched and free from development.

Apart from the water sports, winter holds the added attraction of whale-watching during their migration and an annual offshore tournament held at the Port of Zhihuatanejo, while the village of the same name has a traditional and authentic Mexican setting. Isla Ixtapa is a wildlife preserve with popular trails, the Marina Ixtapa has a conglomeration of islands, canals, villas and restaurants, while the Magic World Aquatic Park has all the attractions of a water park with the added excitement of a huge pirate ship with water slides.

8) Mexico City

This is Mexico’s capital and it rests on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital. It has a unique blend of the modern with its business and urban culture, and the traditional with its heritage and Aztec roots. While it has some of the pitfalls of a typical city, its architecture (basilicas, mansions and historical landmarks) and ruins are worth a look. October is a good time to visit, when the rains have left everything verdant and the Day of the Dead is a big draw. The other places worth seeing are the massive pyramids of Teotituacán, the floating gardens of Xochimilco and the colonial town atmosphere of Coyoacán, the ancient city of Tula, the Cathedral on the Zocalo (the main square) as well as the Templo Mayor and the National Palace and the cities of Puebla, with its pottery and beautiful churches, and Cholula, with the largest pyramid in the world, the latter two warranting a whole day's excursion.

9) Guadalajara

Guadalajara is in the Western Pacific region, roughly northwest of Mexico City. It is associated with very strong Mexican traditions and culture and is popularly called ‘La Perla del Occidente’ or 'Pearl of the West'. The second most populous city in Mexico, its natives are known as 'tapatíos'. It is credited with the origins of tequila, mariachi music, sombreros and the famous Mexican Hat Dance. Tourists favor it over Mexico City because it is cleaner and safer. Toss back a tequila with your better half, at the town of the same name – an experience to savor for a lifetime! Apart from those listed above, there are other destinations like Isla Mujeres, Merida, Playa del Carmen, Contoy, Loreto, La Paz, Laguna La Maria, San Cristobal and Oaxaca which are also popular with tourists and honeymooners alike. Mexico is indeed a beautiful destination for honeymooners.