Riviera Maya. When we hear these words, we immediately conjure up so many words to define this enigmatic destination. Culture, cuisine, beaches, piña colada, paradise, honeymoon … are just a few of them. And if we had to choose one particular place along the length of the Riviera, it would have to be Playa del Carmen. Located in Quintana Roo state, it is one of the destinations that meets all the requirements that a couple could imagine as they dream of a honeymoon trip to the Caribbean. Practically all the cultures in the world are here, as well as a great choice of different cuisine, and not forgetting the nightlife and the fun that Playa del Carmen always offers.
One of the best things about spending Valentine’s Day in Riviera Maya, for example, is that you can stay at the Princess Platinum Yucatan Hotel at a very affordable price thanks to the special promotions that Princess Hotels has prepared exclusively for our guests.
This paradise on earth is very popular, but the good news is that there are still many pristine landscapes, virgin beaches, dream cenotes … A perfect place to spend a few days with your partner on the most romantic date of the year. At Princess Hotels we give you great tips so you don’t miss any of the wonders in the area during the most romantic trip of your life!
As for the food, Playa del Carmen has a great choice of restaurants with many different concepts and flavors to satisfy all different types of tastes. For the more romantic and adventurous couples we recommend a special dinner in a unique restaurant: El Alux. This is a bar-restaurant with a special and unusual theme and ambience. It combines a menu of Mexican haute cuisine, locally sourced ingredients and fascinating flavors. Located inside a cenote with carefully-designed lighting in each of the different caves, it makes dinner something exclusive and incomparable, and will definitely surprise your partner.
You cannot miss the walk down the “Quinta Avenida” (Fifth Avenue). Get out and enjoy the fresh air and beach atmosphere. This street is the mythical heart par excellence of Playa del Carmen. The photo on the Maya portal by the artist Arturo Taravez is an icon of the city and a must. In the Plaza Fundadores at the end of Juárez Avenue, there is also Nuestra Señora del Carmen Church, with a large picture window that reflects the turquoise color of the Mexican Caribbean and makes it truly unique. Every afternoon the Plaza hosts typical ceremonies and dances that will make you feel part of the authentic Mayan experience.
For younger couples, Calle 12 and Coco Bongo are the words they will never forget. This is home to the best bars and nightclubs, or “antros” as the Mexicans call them, in Playa del Carmen. Coco Bongo and La Salsanera open up the walk from 10th avenue to the beach, with all of the live shows and a musical atmosphere that will make your night unforgettable.
If you are a couple that prefer the day over the night, there are amazing tours, such as to Rio Lagartos and Ek’ Balam. This is definitely one of our favorites as it is not very well known and also offers a chance to witness the unspoilt paradise and natural beauty of Riviera Maya. This tour includes a visit to the oldest and best preserved Mayan necropolis, an archaeological area which, after a short walk through the jungle, surprises visitors with one of the tallest pyramids that can be climbed in the area. In the afternoon, the walk ends in a nature reserve where visitors can see many different species of birds and reptiles found in the area (flamingos, herons …) thanks to the presence of huge numbers of shrimp. On the way back are the famous “Coloradas” beach and town, producer and distributor of salt, and a place where nature has given us all the gift of a unique and spectacular pink beach.
The best advice for couples in love is definitely that you let yourself be pampered and guided by all the staff and facilities at Princess Hotels. Valentine’s Day is an ideal time for a getaway break and there’s nowhere better than our wonderful hotels in the Dominican Republic and Riviera Maya. Take advantage of the special offers on our Official Website with up to 50% discount that we have prepared to help you enjoy this very special time of year. Mexico is waiting to give you the most romantic Valentine’s Day in your life!
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