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.
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.
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.
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.
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.