After a couple’s honeymoon, there isn’t a whole lot of reason or time to travel. Sure, you probably talk and dream about it all the time but it’s not easy to find the time or money to travel as a couple (especially if you have debt). And yet, most couples want to travel more — which is why I am here to remind you of how truly crucial it is to the connection you share.
One of the things that I love most about my husband is that he wants to travel a lot and has as big of a Travel List as I do. Sure, it’s not always viable with full-time jobs and responsibilities at home, but I can think of no better way to rekindle the romance than to set out on an adventure that’s just for the two of you. Whether you have kids or not, a couples retreat is a great getaway for lovebirds that want to spend some time together while also exploring a new location. Here are 10 couples retreats in Latin America that will make you fall in love all over again.
If you’re the kind of couple that needs some yoga in order to relax, then look no further than the Xinalani Yoga Retreat Center in Mexico. You’ll be able to enjoy eco-chic accommodations, eat healthy Mexican food (yes, it exists!), and practice yoga in both open-air and heated studios. If nurturing your wellbeing is important to your couples style, then this is it.
Now is the perfect time to visit the still-recovering-from-Hurricane-Maria island of Puerto Rico. There are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from, but we’re in love with the La Concha Resort. The fact that it’s in San Juan allows you to enjoy the city’s nightlife after a full day of lounging beachside by the lively pools or wind-sculpted palm trees hugging the ocean. Paradise, here we come.
If you’ve ever wanted to go to Iguaçu Falls in Brazil, one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World, then look no further than the Mabu Thermas Grand Resort. Located over the largest source of hot springs on the planet, the Guarani Aquifer, this resort features water that is renewed every 4 hours when it bubbles up through the ground to feed the pools and beach at the resort. If that’s not impressive enough, you’re just too hard to impress.
This world-class resort and residential community boasts 2,700 acres of rolling hills and two miles of rocky and dramatic shores… and no less than five distinct beaches nestled in their own hideaways. The Rancho Santana in Nicaragua is the perfect place to visit for a very special vacation with your sweetie. Just the access to the different beaches alone will make you feel as if you have a 5-in-1 vacation deal.
Chile is a beautiful country with much to offer, like the gorgeous Rosa Antigua Club Resort. Stay in this huge property and get exposure to 3 buffets, 10 different pools (yes, really!), outdoor activities, and so much more. You’ll probably have a really difficult time leaving after spending all of your time lounging around and relaxing among the gorgeous vistas.
For a truly daring experience, have you and your sweetie ever thought of staying at a 5 Star, adults-only nudist resort in Mexico? Well, start now! Hidden Beach, a “clothing optional” resort (no, you don’t HAVE to disrobe in public) is sure to reignite those flames. Not far from Cancun, this is a gem ready to be discovered… if only you dare.
A trip to the Dominican Republic wouldn’t be complete without a stay at the Bahia Principe property there, one of the top luxury spots in the world. The hotel is located on the idyllic island of Cayo Levantado, where you will enjoy seclusion and each other during your stay. With 2 pools, 6 restaurants, 4 bars, and a spa, you’ll never want to leave.
Yes, you CAN get five-star luxury in an adults-only resort. If you are craving an intimate getaway without little ones around, then Kurà Design Villas in Costa Rica is the trip for you. There is plenty to do on the “Whale Coast” where you might see migrating Humpback whales, and can go diving and snorkeling, surfing, and explore the wildlife in the nearby green mountains.
Are you and your sweetie the adventurous types? Then you should definitely stay at the Tambo del Inka, where you can take a private train to Machu Pichu and enjoy gorgeous sights all around. The Couples Adventure package includes a 2-night stay, floral decorations in your room, a bottle of sparkling wine, a buffet breakfast, and late check-out.
For couples that are into vino, Cavas Wine Lodge in the wine country of Argentina may just be the perfect couples getaway. Experience first-class luxury at the foot of the Andes mountains, taste the local menu at the resort’s restaurant, or explore nearby Mendoza. For a truly unique experience, go for the Bonarda (red wine) Bath at the Spa.