10 Romantic Things to Do in Cancun

Luxury and adventure thrive at these romantic hotspots in Cancun, Mexico. From beaches to ancient ruins, these are the best romantic activities for couples.

Celebrate Your Love in the Riviera Maya

Cancun is one of the most popular getaways in all of Mexico—and for good reason. Full of rich history, delicious food, and amazing activities, it’s no wonder that this city is such a prized tourist destination. Although this is a great place to vacation with family and friends, it’s an ideal getaway location for lovers as well. Take the chance to celebrate your love abroad, whether it be a Valentine’s Day treat or an anniversary celebration with Cancun’s most intimate hotspots and entertaining activities for couples.

Top Romantic Activities for Couples

There are a lot of romantic activities to do and places to see in Cancun! This stunning destination is perfect for your valentine’s celebration or couple’s getaway. Let us help you build the ultimate romantic itinerary for your vacation and pick which excursions you and your significant other want to experience.

  1. Luxury Sailing in Isla Mujeres

  2. Enjoy the Beaches

  3. Exploring Tulum, and nearby Caves and Springs

  4. Making Your Own Real Chocolate

  5. Tour Lake Bacalar

  6. Visiting the Sian Ka’an Preserve

  7. Swim in a Cenote

  8. Experience Cultural Cancun at Parque Las Palapas

  9. Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

  10. Cancun Mexico Hotspots



Luxury Sailing in Isla Mujeres

Couple jumping off luxury catamaran during sailing tour with Cancun Adventures on their romantic vacation

If you’re looking for romantic activities in Cancun, this island paradise sailing trip should be at the top of your list. A leisure catamaran will take you cruising through the translucent blue water to picturesque beaches, authentic shops, and calm coves perfect for snorkeling. This luxury sailing experience is what fairytales are made of and is a great way to spend the day with the one you love most.

Enjoy the Beaches

There are miles and miles of beautiful beaches you can enjoy in Cancun. Punta Venado is a lovely spot to start. This private beach club is isolated from all the hustle and bustle of Cancun, located close to Playa del Carmen. Lounge in the sun on the sand, go for a quick swim with your partner in the ocean, or take a relaxing walk along the coastline. 

Because there are no hotels around the waters of Punta Venado are pristine and bright turquoise. There is simply no better romantic beach spot in Cancun!

Exploring Tulum, and nearby Caves and Springs

Couple exploring a caves & cenotes in Tulum with Cancun adventures during their romantic getaway


This adventure in Cancun for couples is a great way to get to know each other better as you journey through the ruins of a Mayan port city, gorgeous against the backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Then, pull on your bathing suit and dive through underwater tunnels, exploring the caves where Mayan priests once held ceremonies. After the adventure is through, grab a beer and relax on some of the world’s finest beaches less than a mile from the caves.

Making Your Own Real Chocolate

If you ever get bored with waxy chocolates on Valentine’s day, this is definitely a way to spice things up. Making your own chocolate is one of the top romantic activities in Cancun for couples. Learn all about the history of the cocoa bean and how the ancient Mayans used it, then crush cocoa beans and make your own authentic chocolate treats.

Tour Lake Bacalar

Stunning view of Lake Bacalar - a must-see on couples getaway to Cancun with Cancun Adventures

The breathtaking Lake Bacalar is a stunning and peaceful getaway. The calm waters mean more secluded beaches near Cancun and offer couples looking for a relaxing experience the chance to enjoy one of the most romantic places in Cancun, Mexico. Whether you’d like to tour the ruins of Spanish forts, kayak on the water, or just enjoy delicious food on the beach, this is definitely a hidden gem.

Visiting the Sian Ka’an Preserve

Couple on mayan eco tour in cancun jungle with Cancun Adventures

The rainforest reservation of Sian Ka’an transports you back to ancient times. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, and more in this paradise. If you’re looking to make this activity extra special for your partner, private boat tours are also available where you can truly soak in the pristine sunsets—the perfect experience for your romantic getaway.

Swim in a Cenote

Woman swimming in a cenote during an excursion with Cancun Adventures on her romantic couples vacation

Take a dip in one of the many secluded cenote pools all around Cancun. Some of the top most romantic places in Cancun, Mexico, cenotes offer couples and guests privacy and the feeling that you have the place entirely to yourself. Make the most of your time in Cancun and enjoy a swim in a cenote or two.

Experience Cultural Cancun at Parque Las Palapas

What’s more romantic than enjoying an evening out as a couple? You can catch some international and national musical performances at this park located downtown. This Cancun hotspot is also known for its large central stage used to host performances, including live street and theater performances, as well as musical ones. The perfect date to top off your vacation.

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

Woman snorkeling with a whale shark during excursion with Cancun Adventures on a romantic getaway.

One of the most romantic places in Cancun, Mexico is in the water. From June through September, Cancun’s warm waters and abundance of plankton make this an ideal place to see beautiful whale sharks. These gentle giants can be 35 feet long, but they’re very peaceful. Swim alongside them in the beautiful, pristine waters of the Caribbean, and you’ll come to truly understand what we mean when we call swimming with whale sharks a must-do activity. As you snorkel, you will also experience stunning ocean views and schools of tropical fish.

Enjoy Cancun's Romantic Hotspots

With such a variety of experiences, Cancun is your destination for romantic hotspots. Adventurous couples can explore ancient ruins, dive through underwater caves and tunnels, and swim with schools of exotic fish. If you’re looking to relax, Cancun offers some of the most luxurious beaches in the world, along with amazing food and pampering at 4- and 5-star resorts. Whatever your ideal romantic vacation looks like, you’ll find it here. Book your Cancun adventure today!

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