Mexico City is a melting pot of people and situations, where everyone lives in a hurry to meet their responsibilities.
Therefore, sometimes it is essential to take a moment, a few days, to take a getaway with your partner to enrich and refresh the relationship, get away from the stress of the city and have some fun.
Here are the 15 best romantic getaways near Mexico City. Take note!
1. Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo
Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo, is only two hours by car from Mexico City. It is a Magical Town, full of cobblestone streets, whose surroundings are occupied by water dams, mountains, and the Basaltic Prisms, a natural local wonder.
When choosing where to stay, the selection should include the Ex-Hacienda San Miguel Regla, which has lakes, a zip line, restaurants, and romantic country-style rooms with fireplaces.
- In the San Miguel Regla Eco-Tourist Park, you can go rowing and fishing in the lake; ride horses, ATVs, and visit other places
- You can take tours to see lands where some movies have been filmed (such as The Legend of Zorro by Antonio Banderas)
- You can enjoy delicious dishes such as mushroom broth, quesadillas, churros, and other local specialties
- Be sure to visit the Basaltic Prisms, basalt columns where a waterfall descends, offering unique colors and views
Huasca de Ocampo is ideal for a romantic weekend near Mexico City.
2. Puebla de Zaragoza
Another popular place for a romantic getaway near Mexico City is the so-called “Pueblo de Los Angeles,” with a unique charm and magic.
This town of colonial buildings with touches of modernity and surprising gastronomy invites not only to discover it but to live and enjoy the romance in its spaces and streets.
The Historical Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a unique place to start a romantic stroll, visiting the beautiful Cathedral, the Casa del Alfeñique, or the Church of the Rosary, covered with gold leaf and described by John Paul II as the “Reliquary of America.”
In modern Puebla you should climb the Estrella de Puebla (Star of Puebla) located in the Parque Lineal. You can have beautiful and unforgettable views of the city that you can immortalize in beautiful photographs.
Don’t forget to taste and enjoy the delicious Puebla cuisine, such as mole chilaquiles, chalupas, cemitas, chile relleno, and chicken in pipian. There are also sweets and wonderful desserts such as sweet potatoes, borrachitos, and tortitas de Santa Clara.
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3. Stay at Ex-Hacienda de Chautla, Puebla
When you leave Mexico City en route to Puebla, you will find the turnoff to this beautiful Hotel ideal for a romantic getaway with your partner.
In this beautiful place full of history and nature, you will find accommodations that offer rooms decorated in the “Amor Real” style and a restaurant overlooking the lake. You can enjoy romantic and intimate breakfasts; there are also beautiful fresh gardens and a small chapel.
There are beautiful paths for couples to walk along in the public areas, leading to a beautiful and romantic park, a kiosk, a lake, and an old building reminiscent of an English palace.
Also, don’t miss the opportunity to go zip-lining. This Ex-Hacienda has everything for a romantic couple’s weekend.
4. Visit Cholula, Puebla
The Magical Town of Cholula is also included in the list of places for a romantic getaway near the big city.
It is a beautiful and bucolic place where you can visit the various churches. Like the pre-Hispanic pyramid on top of which stands a church of the colonial era or admire the beautiful views of the Popocatepetl volcano, always enjoying a cool and comforting climate.
The gastronomy in Cholula is always available for you to taste due to several bars and restaurants that offer the best drinks and local dishes.
An ideal place to eat as a couple during a romantic stroll in Cholula is the restaurant Ciudad Sagrada, where you can taste the best dishes of Puebla’s cuisine.
5. Hacienda Panoaya, Mexico State
Waking up with views of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes is exotic and romantic. Therefore, a visit to Hacienda Panoaya should be a must on your weekend getaways agenda.
More than 350 years ago, in this hacienda lived the famous poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, so it is still possible to admire part of the furniture she used; in addition, the layout and distribution of objects are maintained as they used to.
The rooms of the beautiful Hotel Panoaya have fireplaces because the area is cold, especially in winter, which is the best time to travel there since the volcanoes have their summits covered with snow.
A little before arriving at Panoaya, you will see the forest of Christmas Trees. This is a nursery where decorative pine trees are grown, exhibited, and sold. Here you can buy a beautiful Christmas pine tree at a reasonable price, and go mountain biking, camping or hiking.
6. Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico State
This is another perfect place for a romantic getaway near Mexico City, where you can enjoy the best hotel and lodging services with a spa, body and facial treatments, swimming pools, and golf courses.
In Ixtapan de la Sal, without a doubt, you can have relaxation while spending unforgettable moments with your partner.
You must visit the “Pueblo con Encanto de Tonatico” (Charming Town of Tonatico). There you will find the church of Tonatico, where the beautiful baptismal font stands out.
Take the opportunity to have breakfast at the kiosks in town, where you can taste quesadillas, pancita, and other snacks.
You can visit El Sol Park, where you will find the Salto Tzumpantitlán waterfall with palapas, splash pads, and some hanging bridges. Undoubtedly, a place full of romanticism for a nice walk as a couple.
7. Bernal and the Vineyards, Querétaro
Bernal Queretaro is a small town with a lot of originality located in the foothills of the well-known Peña de Bernal.
It has a beautiful colonial-style architecture, which combines perfectly with the semi-desert landscapes surrounding it, added to the imposing hill of the Peña de Bernal, making this place full of magic and romanticism.
There is a popular saying that the people of Bernal live for many years and it is believed that it is because of the magic of the Peña.
A trip to Bernal includes a tasting of the delicious wines and cheeses produced in Querétaro. The wineries of La Redonda and Cavas Freixenet vineyards are located in the area and offer the option of tasting their best products, and tours of the vineyards and cellars.
They also have a restaurant with beautiful views of the vineyards.
8. Hot Springs in Chignahuapan Puebla
Chignahuapan has an attraction that makes it an ideal place for a romantic getaway: its hot springs. As a curious thing, this town is known by the name of Pueblo de la Navidad (Christmas Village) because they are dedicated to the manufacture of decorative artisanal Christmas spheres.
Termales Chignahuapan is the name of a fabulous hotel with a spa where you can go with your partner to rest, relax and leave stress aside.
The spa is for all visitors, but if you choose to stay in their rooms in the evenings, you can enjoy a private pool filled with thermal water.
There are also rooms with hydro-massage tubs whose waters are thermal. In addition, spa and temazcal services are available, the ideal package to share as a couple.
9. Visit Amomoxtli, Tepoztlán
Amomoxtli is a spectacular hotel that also includes a boutique. It is surrounded by impressive and attractive nature, full of plants and flowers complemented by the majestic and imposing Cerro del Tepozteco.
It has been specially designed to be enjoyed by couples, as its holistic concept offers peace, tranquility, total relaxation, and privacy.
The hotel’s gardens provide the plants used for spa treatments and the herbs used to prepare the delicious traditional food offered in its restaurant.
Amomoxtli offers visitors the Mandala Center for yoga practices and other activities and the spa-temazcal.
In the evenings, you can enjoy the pool, where you can get privileged and exclusive views of the Cerro del Tepozteco.
10. City of Tlaxcala
Although most people think of Guanajuato or Queretaro as cities for romantic getaways in Mexico, the reality is that there is also another city that deserves to be visited and enjoyed as a couple, Tlaxcala.
Walking hand in hand through the city’s Historical Center is an extraordinary experience because it has colonial buildings of unparalleled beauty, such as the Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlán, where there is a dressing room wholly upholstered in gold.
The Cathedral of Tlaxcala has a roof in the shape of the hull of an old Spanish ship as a tribute made by the Spaniards to God for having taken them to the mainland.
Be sure to enjoy the traditional and typical food prepared in Tlaxcalan kitchens. Many opinions support the theory that the best tortillas and the best pulque in Mexico come from Tlaxcala.
It is equally important to visit the Magical Town of Huamantla, where the famous giant tapestries of natural flowers are made in places chosen for this purpose. The largest puppet museum in the world is also located in this city.
11. Malinalco, near Mexico City
The Magical Town of Malinalco offers, among other things, a sanctuary sculpted in rock, unique in its style. It is somewhat reminiscent of the stone constructions of the city of Petra in Jordan.
This wonderful town meets all expectations for a romantic getaway. Every corner and small place holds surprises for visitors and, if you go as a couple, both will have unforgettable experiences.
In Malinalco there is an energetic center called Purusha Ayurveda, where you can practice yoga, meditation, or any other spiritual discipline.
You don’t have to worry about the food since this Magical Town’s gastronomy is varied.
You will find from typical tianguis food to restaurants that offer modern fusion cuisine. Las Palomas is an excellent place to enjoy a delicious romantic meal as a couple.
Hotel Quinta Cielo, with its rooms decorated in the style of the old haciendas, offers the perfect setting for romantic and intimate encounters.
12. Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Valle de Bravo, Pueblo Mágico, is a spectacular place for a romantic getaway. It is located just two hours by road from Mexico City and is a dream place to share experiences as a couple.
In Valle de Bravo you can go to the lake and ride on it in small boats, or go hiking and trekking in the mountains. You can also choose to visit a spa and take a package for two, which will make you feel relaxed and rested.
A wonderful romantic dinner at any fabulous restaurant is an alternative that should be on the program. Consider Dipao Valle or Trattoria Toscana if you like Italian food.
For lodging, cabins are offered at El Estribo or Airbnb. But if you prefer to stay in hotels, there are varied options such as Rodavento, Mesón de Leyendas, Loto Azul Hotel & Spa or Las Luciérnagas.
13. Tequesquitengo, Morelos
This beautiful and traditional Mexican town is located a little more than an hour and a half drive from the city.
In Tequesquitengo, it is possible to do all kinds of outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, biking, outdoor exercises, walks by the lake, and, above all, share intimate moments as a couple.
For lodging, Hotel Vista Hermosa offers comfortable and beautiful rooms with all the amenities.
As for food, there are a variety of restaurants, among the best are Raíces Lake Club & Healing and the restaurant located on the premises of the Hotel Compañía de Especias.
14. Tlayacapan, Morelos
Traveling by car for two hours, you can reach this town, full of ancient buildings like the Municipal Palace, local chapels, churches, the Convent of San Juan Bautista, and the Coptic Orthodox temple.
If you wish to rest, relax, recharge your batteries and spend some quality time as a couple, spa services are available at Hostal de la Luz, Rancho Macloy Hotel Spa & Social Events, Casa Isabella Hotel Boutique, Casona El Encanto, and Sitio Sagrado.
These places have comfortable rooms that will make your stay and your partner an unforgettable experience.
15. Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato
Mineral de Pozos is a somewhat unknown and hidden place where it is worth a romantic getaway. It is only necessary to travel by car for approximately three hours.
Its semi-desert landscapes and architectural buildings from the viceroyalty era come alive with a wonderful and unique beer spa (located in the Casa Diamante Boutique Hotel) and a range of excellent restaurants that will delight the palates of anyone.
It is an ideal place to spend a few days of relaxation, rest, and live unique moments in a couple’s intimacy.
Don’t let the routine and the hustle and bustle of the city impede enjoying the magic of romance.
Dare to take a little getaway with your loved one to some of these excellent options near Mexico City. See you next time!