Welcome to Riviera Maya, the idyllic setting for your next romantic getaway with your special someone! We’ve put together a Riviera Maya itinerary for couples that takes the guesswork out of planning and features all the activities you need for the ultimate tropical escape, complete with relaxation, entertainment, and of course, romance. Don’t forget to book your private villa with Agave Villas for your own romantic retreat after long walks on the beach!
Day 1 – Explore Gran Cenote
Just outside Tulum is one of the largest, most beautiful cenotes you’ll ever have the pleasure of visiting.
Cenotes are open-air natural pools caused by sinkholes that fill with water. Many of them—including Gran Cenote—are connected by a fascinating network of underground, underwater caves and caverns that are rife for exploration and discovery. Its crystal-clear waters often allow you to spot turtles and other incredible wildlife beneath the surface.
Ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, a trip to Gran Cenote is an unforgettable stop on your perfect romantic getaway.
Day 2 – Enjoy a Romantic Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Hop aboard a luxury catamaran and go for a lovely sunset cruise on the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. These incredible French-made sailboats provide the smoothest ride, so you can relax, sip on a cocktail, and enjoy the remarkable scenery with your partner. Many tours offer an open bar, along with plenty of snacks for both of you to enjoy.
There are a wide variety of sunset sailboat tours to choose from, so you can easily customize your cruise to suit your needs.
Day 3 – Witness Incredible Live Entertainment with Cirque du Soleil Joyà
Cirque du Soleil is known for their amazing live shows, and Joyà is no exception! Its story features an alchemist and his daughter on their quest to discover life’s secrets. Drawing on Mexican history and heritage, Joya combines delicious Mexican cuisine with breathtaking live theatre for an evening performance you’ll never forget.
Treat yourself and your partner to their VIP Show & Dinner Experience, where you’ll enjoy a delectable three-course meal and bottomless champagne.
Day 4 – Relax on Paradise Beach (Playa Paraiso)
Retreat to tropical paradise when you visit Playa Paraiso! Just south of the Tulum ruins, this pristine white-sand beach is one of the best beaches in the world, beloved by sun seekers everywhere. It’s the perfect way to unwind after your tour of the ruins.
The refreshing turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, and there are plenty of nearby bars and restaurants to offer cool refreshments after a long sunbathing session. Don’t forget to sample the fresh, local seafood!
Day 5 – Swim with Whale Sharks
Whale sharks are beloved gentle giants who love the delightfully warm waters by Riviera Maya. Whale sharks have no teeth and can’t bite or chew; they only eat tiny krill and plankton and pose no threat to you. It’s perfectly safe to swim alongside them for a truly memorable vacation adventure with your partner!
Book a snorkeling tour to view these amazing aquatic animals in their natural habitat! There’s a huge variety of tours to choose from, from short swims to extended wildlife diving encounters.
Your Perfect Romantic Getaway Begins with Agave Villas
Booking a private villa in Riviera Maya means you’ll never have to share your space with strangers, and you and your partner can enjoy some much-needed alone time to reconnect and recharge. Browse our listings today to discover the perfect vacation villa for your next romantic getaway in the tropics!