Fall is typically a busy season, with the office workload in full swing and kids back in school, which is precisely why this time of year is perfect for romantic getaways. The reviews are in and we have a full list of fall getaways for couples to explore in Mexico. We´ve done our research so you can spend more time planning and packing. Check out which unique destinations made our list!
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
The thriving metropolitan city of Puerto Vallarta is home to a large Expat community and a thriving local art and foodie scene. The Romantic Zone is one of the perfect getaway spots for couples in the city with premium international dining options as well as street taco stands and authentic local fare.
Puerto Vallarta is a popular November getaway because it marks the beginning of humpback whale season. You and your partner can take a whale-watching tour or you can even observe them from the luxury of your own rooftop at places like Hotel Mousai, which sits right on the edge of Banderas Bay.
There’s never a dull moment in this tropical destination, where sunshine, beaches, fresh seafood, and a warm international community invite you and your partner to explore.
Pátzcuaro City & Janitzio Island, Michoacán
Moving west to the enchanting magic pueblos of Mexico, you can discover some of the best romantic getaways in November. Amidst the stunning landscape of Michoacán, sit Pátzcuaro city and Janitizio Island, which are the perfect pair of old Mexican charm and Island life. Pátzcuaro city is full of vibrant undisturbed Old Mexican culture and quaint hotels for romantic getaways.
Janitzio Island, located on Lake Pátzcuaro, is a tiny island destination full of ancient customs and traditions. Inhabited solely by indigenous people, you can take a day trip to watch fishermen bring in the catch of the day and visit the Statue of José Maria, perched on the highest point of the island. We suggest November due to the city-wide celebrations for the Day of the Dead, which are observed anytime between October 31 – November 6.
Isla Mujeres, Cancún
This island made Travel + Leisures’ 2023 list of best islands in Mexico and Central and South America. Isla Mujeres is the full package deal, located on a 5-mile white-sand stretch of paradise, surrounded by a turquoise-blue Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Canún.
Named after the Mayan goddess Ixchel – the goddess of fertility – it began as a small fishing village and carries a rich history of pirates and conquistadores. Today, it’s a bustling coastal community with romantic beach restaurants, endless water adventures on the Mesoamerican Reef, an Underwater Museum, and a thriving Night Life on Playa Norte or along Avenida Hidalgo.
Check out a couple of our favorite romantic resorts, Garza Blanca Resort & Spa and Villa del Palmar, located directly in front of Isla Mujeres, a short ferry ride to the island. You can day-trip to Isla Mujeres and unwind in the evenings at these secret getaway spots for couples.
Finally, heading westward still to neighboring Baja California, you will find a lovers’ paradise right between the vast desert landscape and the crystal sand beaches of the deep blue Pacific Ocean. Cabo San Lucas is teaming with tourism and offers endless fine dining options with ocean-front views. The art, music and nightlife scene is second to none and makes this destination a favorite getaway spot for couples across the globe.
San José del Cabo is an ideal fall getaway to take part in the local Day of the Dead celebrations observed anytime between October 31 – November 6. The city boasts a vibrant art scene, with international cuisine and energetic nightlife.
If you’re looking to get away from the crowds, but want to remain close to the action, the seashore hotels located along the Transpeninsular highway offer a quiet romantic getaway, so that you don’t have to choose between celebrating and peace of mind.
Mascota, Mexico is world-famous for its magical qualities, from the colorfully painted downtown and residential areas to its many manicured plazas, decorated with vibrant artwork and beautifully landscaped green spaces.
In Mascota you can enjoy a wide range of fresh dishes at their indoor market or dine outdoors at a number of delicious restaurants with top-shelf beverage service. Boutique shopping is popular here and couples love to stroll leisurely throughout the city plazas, bookstores, bakeries, and ice cream shops.
Don’t forget to take photos in front of the elegant cathedral in the main square and enjoy every romantic minute together. Take time in this magical pueblo by spending a night or two at Sierra Lago Resort and Spa, where you will be pampered head to toe in this fresh mountain village.