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Written by Guest Blogger Last updated: June 11, 2016
Mexico has long been a favourite destination for honeymooners, who come for its sun-drenched white sandy beaches, delicious fiery cuisine and the romantic colonial architecture of Mexico City. Then there’s the many ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins which dot the country, full of fascinating history and irresistible for the couple that likes to explore together.
If you’re planning a Mexico honeymoon and want to get out and about, then there’s a wealth of new experiences to try whether you prefer to indulge your tastebuds or your sense of adventure. Bringing together hundreds of the world’s best gift experiences in one place, Tinggly guides you to the must-dos in Mexico, and explains why they hold the key to a memorable getaway.
The Rio Secreto, or Secret River, is a huge underground cave system stretching for almost 30km. This entrancing tour leaves from hotels in Playa del Carmen or the Mayan Riviera, and sees you walking and swimming through majestic subterranean scenery that was only recently discovered. You’ll have a lamp to illuminate the dramatic rock formations all around you, in a serene and beautiful environment. Afterwards, there’s a tasty lunch waiting for you in the jungle, then you can snuggle up in a comfortable hammock.
Definitely not one for the faint-hearted, this high-octane experience is guaranteed to be the most memorable experience of your honeymoon in Mexico. You’ll be taking a bungee jump from a glass-bottomed gondola high above the spectacular Tule Canyon, with amazing views of the Mexican outback all around. Do you have what it takes to make that leap of faith over the edge?
The reefs off Cancun are thought by many scuba divers to be among the most beautiful in the world, with up to 65 different species of colourful coral on display, and around 500 species of fish. The visibility is excellent, and the waters are warm, which is why Cancun is such a popular place for a scuba diving holiday. All instruction is provided by professionals, so you don’t need any experience, and once you’re ready you’ll be diving down to explore the sculptures and fascinating marine life of the legendary Underwater Museum.
Teotihuacan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Mexico’s most important Aztec sites. Built around 100BC, the well-preserved ruins include the stunning Avenue of the Dead, a line of vast pyramidal structures and temples, many of which can be climbed for incredible views. This fascinating guided tour also takes in the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, one of the holiest sites in all of Catholicism.
Wander through a local market with a guide to learn about traditional Yucatan foods such as habanero chilis and achiote, before heading to a family home, where you’ll have a unique cookery class to remember. With your friendly, welcoming hosts you’ll discover ancient recipes that have been passed down generations, then sit down to enjoy an informal lunch, and find out more about Yucatan culture, as well as some useful turns of phrase. Best of all, when you get home, you can impress your friends with your newfound mastery of Mexican cuisine!
From the romantic to the cultural to the adventurous, and everywhere in between, Mexico has it all. No-one could blame you for spending your honeymoon by the pool or stretched out on the beach, but if you want to experience Mexico, these ideas are a great place to start. For more honeymoon experiences in Mexico – visit Tinggly!