The Riviera Maya is a very famous destination for romantic travelers. The white sand beaches and natural surroundings are perfect scenarios for proposals and wedding ceremonies. But as a top holiday destination it is harder every time to find private spots for romance. With a little research we can still find beauty and privacy combined. The best recommendations will always come from locals, and as locals we have the best piece of information to make it easier for you. To choose the right place for romance should be the least of your worries in this kind of paradise. There are great places with breathtaking views and have managed to stay off the beaten path. With enough time in advance and the right information from a local point of view, pretty much anything can be arranged.
If you are thinking about proposing or simply having a romantic dinner in the area, there are many restaurants with romantic ambiance. In Playa del Carmen the favorite option is Alux, featuring an underground restaurant. The visitors tend to book it instantly but if you request a date with a couple months in advance the availability should not be a problem. We recommend La Lunita restaurant in Akumal, with nice ambiance and right on the beach. The most popular restaurant in Tulum is Hartwood but it´s almost impossible to get a reservation and it is often crowded. But there are other options like Arca restaurant with excellent menu and a romantic jungle vibe.
Beaches are always a fantastic idea to propose, but they get crowded very easily. So we suggest private cenotes instead, there are public and private ones like Cenote Ixtlan. This cenote (which was recently discovered) is hidden in a beautiful piece of jungle. They don´t take walk ins in order to keep the place private, but if you make your reservation in advance we can guarantee availability. The best part is you can rent it for snorkeling or for private events like romantic dinners or proposals. You can create your own packages and include only certain activities. There is a Temazcal onsite, a meditation center and there are other services that you can request. This is also one of our top options for spiritual weddings or birthday celebrations. You can request a quote from the LocoGringo concierge and confirm availability for your dates.
For vow renewals or any other spiritual celebration, we recommend Love For Love company. They take care of every detail, from catering to officiants they help you plan the entire event. Regina Puentes officiant is another great option for couples that need something private and not necessarily religious. As for the place, our favorite right now is Al Cielo Hotel and Beach Club. Located in one of the most romantic beaches; Xpu Ha. Featuring private ocean front suites and cabañas, a restaurant and a beach club. They offer day passes to the public if you book them in advance. For every occasion there is always a perfect place and local people eager to help you plan it. Let us know about your next romantic celebration in Riviera Maya and we promise to turn it from good to great!