Planning a romantic trip to Cancun this Valentine’s Day? Visiting Cancun is always a good idea–and with more flights to the peninsula than ever before, it’s becoming more and more accessible to travelers from all over the world who want to take in Cancun’s gorgeous sights and sunshiney vibes. But with so many options to keep you and your lover occupied, how do you even begin to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day adventure? To help you narrow it down, we’ve curated few of our favorite choices.
1. Tulum-Tankha Cenotes Eco-Adventure Tour
If you and your date are the type of couple who love to experience a new place with all your senses–to get out, get some mud on your shoes, and explore–this is the perfect choice for you. The Tulum-Tankha Cenotes Eco-Adventure Tour lets you experience the natural beauty of Cancun firsthand. First, you’ll visit the world-famous architectural dig at Tulum, on a tour of ancient Mayan temples. You’ll get to explore the cenotes (stunning sinkholes that evidence the area’s massive underground river system) at the Eco-Adventure Park, and you’ll also have the option to enjoy an adrenaline-pumping cruise on their aerial zip line or to hop in a kayak to explore the park’s waterways. This tour also includes a buffet-style lunch, because it’s a full-day adventure.
To make the most of this adventure with your valentine, wear lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and a hat! Biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellant are also a must. When you get back to your hotel at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than debriefing on the beach with a cocktail and a sunset.
Getting in: Tulum-Tankha Cenotes Eco-Adventure Tour tickets are included with the Go Cancun Card.
2. Cancun Dinner Cruise
Perhaps the best way to experience Cancun is by getting off the mainland and onto the water–and a sunset dinner cruise is a lovely way to do that, while creating Valentine’s Day memories that are sure to last. On a Dolphin Discovery Columbus Dinner Cruise, you’ll board a recreation of the Spanish Galleon–the same type of ship that Christopher Columbus commanded when he sailed to the New World. Your cruise will last for 2.5 hours, giving you plenty of time to savor a mouthwatering lobster, steak, or veggie dinner, to take in the picturesque views of the Cancun lagoon, and to enjoy an incomparable Cancun sunset. Live saxophone music and an open bar complete the experience with a warm, romantic Cancun atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else.
Be prepared for cooler breezes after sunset–you might want a light sweater, even though you’re in the Caribbean. Professional photos are taken onboard and can be purchased for $20 each–possibly the perfect way to remember a truly one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day.
Getting in: Cancun Lobster Dinner Cruise tickets are included with the Go Cancun Card.
3. Cancun Parasailing Tickets
If you really want to impress your date with an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience, why not do it from the skies above Cancun’s pristine beaches? Parasailing is a remarkably accessible adventure that you and your date can experience side by side. You’ll spend 10-12 minutes in the sky as you cruise along a 3-mile-long stretch of beach, and you’ll have a walkie-talkie so you can tell staff how high or low you want to go. The views while parasailing can’t be duplicated–unless you’re prepared to charter a helicopter for yourself and your Valentine, but that just doesn’t offer the same rush as feeling the ocean breeze on your face while you fly above those crisp blue waters.
If you want to get wet, wear a swimsuit; otherwise, wear light, comfortable clothing–it’ll be hot out there! Sunscreen is a must and sunglasses with a neck strap are highly recommended.
Getting in: Parasailing Adventure in Cancun tickets are included with the Go Cancun Card.
4. Cancun Catamaran Sailboat Tour to Isla Mujeres
This luxury tour has it all: snorkeling on one of the Caribbean’s most colorful reefs. Sailing over turqouise-blue waters. Exploring downtown Isla Mujeres on foot. A mouthwatering lunch with your choice of exclusive drinks. This tour takes you all the way to El Farito, the most famous reef in the area with to-die-for snorkeling that can only be accessed by boat. Don your swimsuit and hop into the water to explore the underwater sculptures, breathtaking coral, and mesmerizing rainbow-colored fish. Then hop back aboard to sail to Isla Mujeres, where you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch and have plenty of free time to explore the city’s tiendas (shops) and cafes. Bilingual tour guides will always be near to answer your questions and facilitate your adventure with your Valentine.
As with pretty much any other Cancun adventure–apply sunscreen before departure and often afterwards. Wear comfortable, light clothes. And pack a swimsuit!
Getting in: “Get Up and Go” Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres tickets are included with the Go Cancun Card.
5. Day Tour to Chichén Itzá
The best way to experience Chichén Itzá is by planning to spend a full day. This day trip includes transportation to and from Chichén Itzá, the famous Mayan ruins of what was once a large, prosperous Mesoamerican city. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore Chichén Itzá at your own pace–a luxury not afforded by most tours. It’s a gorgeous place to wander, explore, and lose track of time with your date. Once you’re through exploring the archaeological site, you’ll have access to the Mayaland Resort and its facilities, including botanical gardens and a luxurious swimming pool and lounge area–the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring.
Wear comfortable, light clothes and shoes and sunscreen–and pack a swimsuit if you’d like to take a dip in the pool after exploring the ruins.
Getting in: Day Tour to Chichén Itzá tickets are included with the Go Cancun Card.
Keep in mind that when it comes to connecting to your date, it’s not always about going to the biggest and best; sometimes it’s about slowing down and just enjoying the escape with the one you love. And for that, all you need are a couple of beach towels, a stretch of white sand, and your favorite person. If you’re trying to make the most of your Cancun vacation this February, though, a Cancun Go Card makes it easy to plan your adventures and get the most for your money–rather than trying to figure out how to pack it all in once you get there.