Couples don’t have to search very hard to find romantic surroundings on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.
It’s possible for a couple to spend a morning exploring the ruins, catching lunch at a hip restaurant, and then topping off the day with an afternoon swim in the sea.
“Cenotes are natural swimming holes that can be found throughout Mexico’s Caribbean region. They’re much prettier than the word”swimming hole’ communicates, since they more closely resemble lagoons surrounded by tropical foliage, making it easy for couples to drift into their own Blue Lagoon daydream.
Cenote is Maya for “Sacred well” and these bodies of water were considered mystical places by the Maya – entry points to Xibalbá, the Mayan underworld.
The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, creating prime conditions for snorkeling.
There are many tour operators providing excursions to cenotes, which is probably the most carefree way to explore these natural phenomena.
Nature-loving couples will also want to visit Cenote Yalahau, a freshwater pool that often sees morning visits from dolphins.