As one of the world’s largest capital cities and most fascinating metropolis’, Mexico City has numerous romantic activities that make it the perfect destination for a couple’s getaway weekend. Here’s our guide to the best spots to hang out, dine, drink and visit if you come as a pair in the buzzing Mexican capital.
Take a walk and picnic in the Bosque de Chapultepec
Perhaps the most frequently recommended romantic destination for couples in Mexico City is the sprawling Bosque de Chapultepec, situated near the historic center of the city. The reason it’s so widely recommended, though, is because there are vast amounts of things to do once you get away from the traffic jams and smog of the streets at arrive at the open green space of the forest. Visit the Castillo de Chapultepec or wander around the lake (maybe even rent a boat). Alternatively, stop by at night and indulge in a candlelit picnic in the Jardín Botánico.
Jardín Botánico, Paseo de la Reforma 126, Miguel Hidalgo, Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 3567 9889
Grab drinks with a view
Nothing says romance like a stunning backdrop and a fancy cocktail, all enjoyed as you whisper sweet nothings into your loved one’s ear. Mexico City has a number of excellent spots at which you can soak up the view and the alcohol; however, we especially recommend Miralto in the historic center, Condesa DF’s rooftop terrace bar complete with ambient music and a relaxed vibe, as well as Romita Comedor which looks like an oversized, renovated greenhouse that serves great cocktails.
Miralto, Mirador Torre Latino, Eje Central #2, Piso 41, Torre Latinoamericana, Cuauhtémoc, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5518 1710
Condesa DF, Av Veracruz 102, Cuauhtémoc, Condesa, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5241 2600
Romita Comedor, Avenida Álvaro Obregón 49, Cuahutémoc, Roma Norte, Ciudad de México, México +52 55 5525 8975
o to a couple’s spa day
One of the best things to do for a romantic Mexico City experience is to enjoy a spa day together in one of the capital’s best relaxation destinations. Hela Spa, situated in Polanco, is particularly popular for its couple’s packages that include treatments, plus champagne and truffles in a private room afterwards. However, Away Spa is also a great stop for those interested in trying out the Mexican temazcal cleansing ritual and Remède Spa is a slice of tranquillity on busy Paseo de la Reforma.
Float down the canals of Xochimilco in a t rajinera
Mexico City’s answer to the Venice gondolas are the Xochimilco trajineras. These emblematic, vibrant canal boats cruise daily through the waters of this southern Mexico City neighborhood and are loved by locals and foreigners alike. While it costs slightly more to rent an entire boat for just the two of you (many people go in large groups to get a better deal), it’s worth the pay off. Mariachi groups and pulque vendors can be found along the length of the council, and you could enjoy a romantic picnic for two on the water.
Enjoy a romantic dinner with a twist
Romantic dinners are fine, but sometimes they can all start to seem the same. So, with that in mind, try out one of these two unique destinations when you’re next in town with your partner. Bellini, the restaurant situated in Mexico’s World Trade Center, is actually one of the country’s only spinning dining destinations; as you eat, this building gently spins around, allowing for excellent views and an even better anecdote. Or, for the more adventurous, try out Dinner in the Sky, where you will be suspended 45 meters off the ground over Teotihuacán (technically in the State of Mexico).