romantic places to spend your honeymoon

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Mendoza

Argentina

Mendoza offers the best of two worlds: enotourism and ecotourism. It’s the ideal destination for couples who are looking for some adventure but also enjoy comfort and good wine. Charming wineries, like the Familia Zuccardi, organize tours that include tasting sessions and plenty of food. Right nearby, the Andes is an invitation to horseback rides and hikes, to reach such places as the Polish Glacier and Laguna del Atuel.

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New York

United States

The Big Apple has been the setting for countless romantic movies. Maybe that’s why so many couples choose the metropolis as their post-wedding destination. In Central Park, one of the city’s landmarks, it’s common to see couples riding their bikes, paddling on the lake and, in the winter, having fun on the ice rink. Local agencies offer all kinds of activities, from picnics to tours with photo shoots for newlyweds.

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Aruba

White sands and crystal-clear waters attract thousands of couples to the Caribbean. Aruba has an abundance of these two elements, with an average temperature of 84 °F [29 °C]and located just  outside of the hurricane belt. In other words, it’s perfect. It is so nice that  it even has a special program known as One Happy Honeymoon, which offers discounts on hotels and restaurants, with  complimentary welcome champagne upon arrival at participating hotels, among other perks.

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Loire Valley

France

Any good fairytale includes a beautiful castle. In the Loire Valley, a little over two hours southwest of Paris, 21 castles are open to explore. The most famous are the Château de Chenonceau, with breathtaking gardens, and the Domaine de Chambord, a prime example of Renaissance architecture. They can be spotted on balloon rides, which follow the course of the Loire River and include stops for you to enjoy glasses of wine made from Cabernet Franc grapes, typical of the region.

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Baiersbronn

Germany

Romance also means eating well. To enjoy this perfect combination, visit this small town in the Black Forest region, 130 miles [210 km] from FrankfurtSchwarzwaldstube, for instance, has three stars, the highest accolade, and offers food prepared with ingredients from the region.

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Boipeba Island

Brazil

If your idea of a perfect honeymoon is rest and relaxation , Boipeba Island will be a  paradise for you. Leaving from Salvador, it takes a bit of  effort to get there, using a  bus and a boat. Once on the island, all you’ll need are flip-flops, a bathing suit and sunscreen. The village atmosphere adds an intimate touch to the experience. The hotel O Céu de Boipeba offers the best view in the region, in a romantic, treehouse-like ambiance.