24 Honeymoon Destinations In Latin America That Are So Stunning You’ll Forget to Instagram
When it comes to planning a wedding, most couples today are a bit more focused on having a fantastic experience than just a big, expensive party. We millennials want something to remember, and that especially means a fantastic honeymoon that will surely be the best trip of our lives. That was certainly my thinking when my husband and I planned a small, intimate, family-only wedding last year and are now saving up money to have one expensive, blow-out honeymoon in Latin America.
The only problem? We can’t choose where to go! There are so many incredible honeymoon destinations in Latin America to consider, that it can be overwhelming when you are planning your own romantic getaway. But have no fear, because that’s where this list comes in. If you’re an adventurous couple, there’s something for you here. If you want to watch the mountains, then you’re set. If you just want to lay on the beach, then we’ve got you covered. And if you want to drink wine day and night, then I know exactly where you should go. For the perfect honeymoon destination in Latin America, check out these 24 incredible hotels and resorts. The choices are ones that will never disappoint, so don’t worry about making a wrong one. Besides, nobody ever said you can’t have TWO honeymoons… Wink wink.
1. Four Seasons Resort in Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Ricafscostarica/Instagram
Located on the Pacific Ocean, this hillside resort is perfect for the adventurous couple that wants a bit more out of their honeymoon than just laying on the beach (though you can do that too). With this resort, you can spend a day zip lining, surfing, or hiking a volcano and then come back for an evening of farm and sea-to-table dining and swimming in one of the four swimming pools.
2. Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza, Argentinacavaswinelodge/Instagram
If you’re the kind of couple who enjoys a class of vino at the end of a tough day, then you have come to the right place. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Mendoza and just at the food of the Andes Mountains, you’ll find a unique kind of lodge in South America. The lodge includes a spa and restaurant and, as you can imagine, the best of Argentina’s fantastic wines.
You could probably spend a week exploring the Lost City and not be satisfied, but staying at this gorgeous lodge is a good way to start. After your time exploring Machu Picchu,you can unwind with a yoga session, take part in a traditional shaman ceremony, or sip a very special tea in their bar. You’ll find plenty of beauty and tranquility both here and during your daily exploration.
If you are thinking that you want to take the trip of a lifetime for your honeymoon, then I would definitely recommend an Amazon River cruise. This one in particular is known to be the best, with breathtaking sceneries, luxuriant forests, natural life at its finest, and the beautiful river. You can experience all of this on their cruise ships which feature first-rate service and a magical experience you’ll never forget.
5. Mukul, Auberge Resorts Collection, Nicaraguamariangoca/Instagram
Located on the blossoming southwest Pacific Shore, this Nicaraguan coastal region is known as the Emerald Coast and you can probably see why. This gorgeous resort has luxury accommodations, a unique spa, and even golf for those that are into the sport. Oh, and did I mention that there are also villas that feature private plunge pools? Yeah, that’s definitely a pretty incredible way to have a honeymoon.
6. Vila da Santa in Búzios, Brazilhotelviladasanta/Instagram
There are many beautiful places to visit in Brazil, and this is absolutely one of them. Situated right on the seaside and in the heart of historical Búzios, this boutique hotel and spa provides direct access to Ossos Beach and is next to Sant’Ana Church, which is a perfectly-preserved monument built in 1743. What you’ll really enjoy, however, is the colorful Mediterranean architecture of the hotel and the hip 60s style.
7. Estancia Vik José Ignacio, Uruguayfourpeakstravel/Instagram
What can you enjoy in this gorgeous resort in Uruguay? From incredible dining to a fabulous wine cellar to a game room to a garden and spa and so much more, there’s nothing that you won’t enjoy, really. One of my favorites, though, is the gym and spa that provides just the right amount of luxury. You’ll exercise your troubles away, and maybe even get to indulge in a couples spa.
8. Awasi Atacama in Atacama Desert, Chileawasiexperience/Instagram
Have you ever seen anything as beautiful as the world’s driest desert? Probably not. This splendid lodge is located in the ancient trading town of San Pedro de Atacama and only has 10 rooms, but that’s plenty for you and bae to enjoy a phenomenal honeymoon. With each room, you will get an assigned private guide and a 4WD so that, as a guest, you can explore here at your own pace. And boy, is there plenty to explore!
9. Punta Caracol Hotel in Bocas del Toro, Panamapuntacaracolbocas/Instagram
Have you ever dreamed of staying in one of those beautiful little huts in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in Tahiti or some such place? I have, but thankfully we don’t really have to travel that far thanks to these aqua lodges in the middle of the Caribbean. The bungalows are situated amid sparkling blue waters and are a perfect slice of paradise for anyone looking for a romantic getaway.
10. Casa Colonial in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republiccasacolonialhotel/Instagram
If you want the kind of honeymoon that’s basically a perfect island retreat, then you should head to this five-star resort on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. There are pristine white sand beaches and an impossibly clear Atlantic water, along with old world charm in this restored colonial estate. This is a very romantic place to visit and regarded as one of the most stylish and luxurious hotels in the DR.
11. Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe, Mexicomagnifyyourlight/Instagram
If you’re looking for a five-star resort in sunny Mexico, then look no further than this premium complex that overlooks the waters on the Gulf of California. There are 350 rooms and suites that all overlook the Sea of Cortez, as well as a fantastic spa that you should probably check out ASAP. Oh, and did I mention that there are 5 restaurants and 3 bars at this all-inclusive property? Seriously, SO good.
12. Alvear Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentinaalvearpalace/Instagram
The capital of Argentina is a beautiful place to honeymoon, and with good reason. But where to stay? Luckily, this is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world that features magnificent architecture and décor that will make you feel at home thanks to the hospitality and personalized service. You’ll be able to discover and enjoy the city from this spot, and the staff will make sure that you have a remarkable experience.
13. Explora Rapa Nui in Easter Island, Chilepaulademichele23/Instagram
You should only go to Easter Island for your honeymoon if you are ready to experience one of the greatest wonders of the world, and you just might be. With this incredible hotel, you will be in the perfect place to explore everything that this Chilean island has to offer. You’ll be surrounded by trees, prairies, and views of the Pacific Ocean, but will also get perks like transportation to and from the airport, all of your meals and drinks, and more than 30 potential routes designed by their outdoor team to explore this island by bike, foot, and more.
14. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Perueditfeast/Instagram
Machu Picchu is such an incredible destination, and such a popular spot for the adventurous honeymooner, that we had to name more than one hotel to visit here. With this one, you’ll stay in an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways, and 83 whitewashed casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. You’ll be able to explore 12 acres of natural beauty, where you can do stuff like go bird watching for one of the 214 bird species that have been registered in this area. Talk about wonder!
15. Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilbelmondcopacabanapalace/Instagram
One of the world’s most iconic beaches simply wouldn’t be the same without this gem of an art deco resort that has been open since 1923 and has become a landmark hotel for the rich and famous. There is so much to do here, and also even more ways to relax. Soak in the sun with a caipirinha or two in your hand, and especially come here if you’d like to enjoy carnival or the fireworks for New Year.
16. Conrad Punta Del Este Resort & Casino, Uruguaysuwernerpelomundo/Instagram
You can have the best of a city and also easy beach access when you stay at this resort. If you and your sweetie like to gamble, then that’s even more perfect since you will have plenty to do in this casino as well. One of the best parts of the hotel, however, is the panoramic views of the sea that you will experience from your room, along with the comfort of a bidet and other special bathroom goodies. You can relax at the pool and get drinks at the poolside bar while enjoying those same views, too.
17. El Marqués in Cartagena, Colombiaangeles_maria/Instagram
Discover the magic of Cartagena when you stay in this beautiful boutique hotel that has been home to many of the famous stars we all know (ahem, Robert de Niro…). But it’s not just about fame in this colonial house that was renovated in the 1970s and has now become of Colombia’s prettiest places to visit. Sleep in, relax, and make sure to explore the city at night for all that it has to offer.
18. Hotel Punta Islita, Costa Ricahotelpuntaislita/Instagram
When you come to Costa Rica, then you simply must experience eco-luxury like at this hotel gem. They are known for creating completely amazing signature packages that are called Authentic Costa Rica Experiences that include a complimentary menu of hotel-led activities. You can do things such as art sessions, cooking lessons, horseback riding, and zip lining. You will be able to fully embrace Costa Rica’s eco adventures and cultures, plus you’l have one of the best ocean views in the entire country. And that infinity-edge pool makes for gorgeous memories and photos.
19. Iberostar Cancún, Mexicofinearel3/Instagram
This 5-star all-inclusive resort complex is located on one of the most incredible beaches in all of Mexico, and one that you are sure to enjoy in this modern, family-friendly hotel. If you’re not so into the family thing, however, they are currently completing a new resort tower that will be for adults-only, which means an incredibly luxe experience that is brand new if you plan to travel towards the end of 2018 and after. Plus you’re close to the city of Cancun itself if you want to go out and enjoy that, too.
20. Awasi Patagonia Hotel in Torres del Paine, Chilenetaporter/Instagram
What incredibles views await you if you stay at this lodge, which has 14 villas as well as a main lodge on a private reserve that overlooks the Torres del Paine National Park. Each of these villas is a perfect place for you to take your new husband, so that the two of you can enjoy a private guide and a 4WD to explore everything this area has to offer. The exterior hot tubs are surely going to add to your experience, too.
21. St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Riconabila_management_services/Instagram
Although the island is still recovering after Hurricane Maria, you should still travel here for your honeymoon and invest some much-needed tourism dollars into the economy. And what better way to do that than by staying at this AAA Five Diamond resort that’s full of romance and sophistication. It’s set on a Caribbean coconut plantation nestled between the sparkling sea and a lush national forest. Oh, and you will also receive their iconic Butler service during your stay, which just adds to the kind of pampering you will be having during your honeymoon trip.
22. Pikaia Lodge in Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorpikaialodge/Instagram
You probably remember the Galapagos Islands from science class in high school (Darwin, anyone?) but there is so much more to see here. Eco-friendly tourism begins with a stay at this lodge. You’re sure to discover a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the beaches, and especially because the animals on this paradise of an island are plenty. There is so much fun to be had and so many memories to be made.
23. Casa Arequipa Boutique Hotel in Arequipa, Perubergverrueckt/Instagram
This boutique hotel feels like a small, intimate space in an area that is an absolute wonder to explore. With differently themed rooms, you’ll feel super special no matter which one you pick for your romantic getaway. Situated in the middle of the city with gorgeous views, you will find it very difficult to resist all of the activity and splendor in this town. It’s both luxurious and affordable, so you can have a bit more cash in your pockets to explore the surrounding area.
24. Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel in Patagonia, Argentinaamarcomeryviajar/Instagram
This hotel is all about rest and relaxation, which is especially ideal for anyone who had a crazy large wedding and now needs to take a BIG nap. Not that you’ll want to nap much where there are beautiful views to behold, couples massages to indulge in, and elegant rooms to lounge around in. You can have breakfast in bed with incredible scenery, or try the hotel’s restaurant. There is even a wine cellar, so you know that your evening beverage will be a tasty one.
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