Travel Tips Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a romantic dinner on the water.

Published on February 1st, 2015 | by Mark Chesnut

Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers a romantic dinner on the water.

Romantic Valentine Travel Ideas from Guatemala, Mexico & Argentina

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, so it’s time to finalize that romantic couple’s vacation. Even if you’re not traveling on the actual day, there are still lots of romantic Valentine travel ideas from around Latin America. You may have already seen some of my favorite romantic Valentine’s Day travel ideas and travel deals— including a $1,000 resort credit at a a popular Cancun hotel and a tasty “erotic menu” at a hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Here are a few more, from Guatemala, Mexico and Argentina.

Romantic Tours in Guatemala
Tour operator Guatemala Adventures offers an 11-night Romantic Getaway package that blends exploration with relaxation. The company takes care of the details every step of the way, so couples can visit distinct settings in Guatemala and enjoy the country’s awe-inspiring backdrops. Among the experiences include exploration of the colonial city of Antigua, learning how to cultivate coffee at a 400-year old plantation, visiting the serene Lake Atitlan, interacting with the indigenous Mayans and visiting the Petén region to see ancient sites like Tikal. The getaway is further enhanced with romantic outdoor dinners, spa treatments, and relaxing pool or lake-side afternoons. Find more romantic Guatemala travel tips on the nation’s official tourism website.

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Couple’s Spa Treatments & Romantic Dinners in Mexico
Mayakoba Resort, in Mexico‘s Riviera Maya, is home to three luxury hotels: Rosewood, Fairmont, and Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Each property is offering sweethearts a unique, romantic date activity, ranging from spa treatments to waterborne dining and interactive activities that are designed to make love birds swoon this Valentine’s Day. At Rosewood Mayakoba, La Ceiba Mayan Garden & Kitchen offers guests cooking demonstrations, classes and foraging excursions that will conclude with a hot meal cooked over an open flame. Fairmont Mayakoba‘s Willow Stream Spa offers a “Yucatan Healing Retreat” for two that entails a spa suite with a private balcony, bath, shower and bathroom, along with a relaxing foot bath, sea and sand body scrubs and a choice of three body masks sourced from local ingredients. And at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, couples can savor cooked-to-order menus as they sail through the protected sanctuary of Mayakoba’s exotic mangrove forests and waterways; the experience is available twice daily for breakfast and dinner departures and must be booked in advance.

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Romantic Polo Vacation in Argentina
La Aguada Polo Club & Resort, located 40 miles from Buenos Aires, has 990 acres of farmland dedicated to breeding the best polo ponies and practicing high goal polo. The hotel is offering a two-night Romantic Getaway that includes a welcome reception, carriage and horse riding around the estancia, dinner by candlelight, a countryside brunch, outdoor couple’s massage, high tea, a “wine experience” at the fire pit and countryside dinner. Also included are transfers. For an extra fee, you can also sign up for polo lessons.

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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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