No one is too old nor too young to enjoy a Mexico vacation.  Mexico vacations are ideal for solo travelers, honeymooners, married couples, and families.  While the world is full of romantic destinations, Mexico has much to recommend it as the place where you and your special someone should spend your next vacation.


Mexico’s romantic escapes have much to offer.  Their visitors can bask in the warm, balmy, tropical climate at almost any time of year.  The weather is what makes Mexico vacations and ideal choice for those seeking to escape the cold northern winters, and her brilliant vegetation, sparkling white beaches, and turquoise seas create the perfect backdrop for a romantic interlude.


One of the most delightful aspects of a romantic Mexican getaway is that her seaside resorts, unlike many US hotels which are not directly on the beach, allow their guests direct beach access.  A stay at Zihuatenejo, for example, lets Mexican beachgoers experience the best in resort luxury combined with the serenity of a secluded beach village.  Nestled against the backdrop of the Sierra Madre, this small town on the Pacific Ocean offers a full slate of water sports, including scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and cruises to more remote beaches.


Traveling as a family in Mexico need not eliminate the romance from Mexico vacations.  Children are considered a national treasure in Mexico, and your children will be greeted warmly wherever they go.  Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and La Paz are all great Mexican vacation destinations for families.  Your children will need to carry adequate documentation, and you can learn exactly what is required by visiting the US Department of State website at and clicking on International Travel.


When selecting a destination for your romantic Mexican getaway, look for an area where you can enjoy your favorite activities.  The coastal resorts abound in opportunities for Island cruising, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and even cliff diving for the very brave.  You can swim with the dolphins at Chakalal Bay, or for $20 enjoy an all day horseback ride to the crater of the Paricutin Volcano, where you will have to make the final 1 1/2 mile journey on foot.


If you want a permanent memento of your romantic stay in Mexico, visit Queretaro and shop for one of the locally mined opals.  Along with southern Australia, Queretaro is one of the two places in the world where opals are commercially mined.  Visit El Artesano, a small shop whose owner hand-carves miniatures of opal. 


While you are in Queretaro, soak up its romantic atmosphere with a stroll around the historic center.  If you are staying there on a Sunday night, visit the Jardin Zenea, Queretaro’s most popular public square, where you and your sweetie can join the crowds dancing to band music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.


Whether you choose to enjoy a romantic getaway at a Mexico beach or you choose another location, you are sure to enjoy your trip.  With all that it has to offer, Mexico can easily be considered a lovers paradise.  

Tim Roseland