Inland honeymoon options in Mexico

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Looking to do more on your Mexican honeymoon than lay on the beach? There are a number of compelling inland honeymoon options in Mexico; let us go over just a few of the possibilities that are available to you and your life partner…

1) Guanajuato

Situated in a high mountain valley in Central Mexico, Guanajuato fuelled its growth over the past few centuries from the rich seams of silver that were mined from the surrounding peaks.

Though this activity has quieted down over the years, the legacy of the wealth it produced has created an urban space with elegant Spanish colonial architecture, and brilliantly coloured homes that you will both take great joy in discovering with every twisty street, alley, and staircase you venture down.

Located within the tropics, but at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, temperatures are pleasant year around without getting too hot even in the height of the summer season.

One attraction you should make a point to see is Teatro Juarez, an imposing performing arts venue that regularly attracts excellent touring and home-based cultural acts.

2) Oaxaca

If you and your soon to be spouse are avid foodies, then you should strongly consider Oaxaca as a honeymoon travel destination.

While it contains outstanding highlights as far as architecture goes, the real draw here are the numerous tasty dishes that this region is known for. Negro mole sauces make local pollo enchiladas a decadent treat, hot chocolate and coffee is made from local crops, and its mezcal is reputed to be the best in the nation.

3) San Cristobal de las Casas

While this Chiapan hill town has some crispy cool air at night and in the morning hours (all the more reason to cuddle in front of your suite’s fireplace), the charms of San Cristobal de las Casas makes up for the decidedly un-tropical weather that prevails early in the day.

Churches at either end of town not only give insight into the spiritual life of residents, but offer sweeping views of the pine tree laden foothills and mountains that surround the city.

Shops, restaurants and bar run the gamut from holes in the wall to glitzy five star affairs where a bespoke meal can be had for a price that its hard to beat elsewhere in the world.

4) Valladolid

Want to spend part of your honeymoon amidst the Mayan people instead of spending your entire visit on a beach in Cancun?

Valladolid offers a complete counterpoint to the aesthetic of the Mayan Riviera’s all-inclusive resort dominated environs, as you’ll be enveloped by a small town filled with colonial buildings, and the thick jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula.

This hides its share of secret cenotes where you can have a refreshing dip after spending a full day exploring the nearby archeological site of Chichen Itza.

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