Romance isn’t all red roses and chocolate-dipped strawberries! Couples who really want to celebrate their relationship are turning to travel and unforgettable experiences that they can share, building memories instead of buying more “stuff.” Baja California Sur’s capital city, La Paz, is known for its amazing access to the great outdoors and authentic Mexican culture, making it a great place to connect with your favourite person. Here are three top experiences to bring you and your boo closer together
1. Get Your Heart Pumping!
Sharing an adrenaline-filled adventure is great way to make memories with a loved one. Whale sharks can be seen in the waters around La Paz from October to March, when many accredited tour operators offer the chance to snorkel alongside these friendly fish. While these gentle creatures are filter-feeders that live on plankton, their sheer size will get the heart racing – they can grow up to 12 m / 40 ft in length! Looking for other active adventures to explore with your love? Consider paddle boarding at the spectacular Balandra Beach, kiteboarding at La Ventana, or surfing the Pacific near Todos Santos.
2. Explore Todos Santos – A “Pueblo Mágico”!
Mexico’s pueblos mágicos (or “magical towns”) are those destinations that give visitors a magical experience through bringing the culture to life, showcasing a beautiful natural environment, and offering authentic culinary experiences. Todos Santos, approximately an hour-drive from either Los Cabos or La Paz, is one such pueblo mágico, an oasis by the Pacific Ocean with a thriving arts and culture scene, and a colourful historic town centre that’s perfect for strolling. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing day trip, or stay overnight at the super-hip Hotel San Cristobal right on the water, central Hotel Guaycura with a rooftop bar overlooking the town, or Hotel California – a property with a real musical pedigree. Just take your honey by the hand and dive in!
3. Feed Your Love
What do chilies, avocados and chocolate all have in common? Actually, two things: they’re all aphrodisiacs, and they’re also common ingredients in Mexican food! The restaurants around La Paz offer plenty of opportunities to linger over a romantic meal that brings together authentic flavours and specialties of the region such as freshly caught seafood. Opt for the modern Baja menu at NIM Restaurante under the stars in their courtyard; the smoke-kissed, wood-fired cuisine at Las Tres Virgenes; or propose a toast (or marriage!) with a bottle from the impressive wine cellar at Steinbeck’s at CostaBaja Resort & Spa. Take advantage of CostaBaja’s Valentine’s package and you can just stroll through the resort’s marina to get back to your well-appointed room. The package includes four nights at the resort, along with daily breakfast for two, a five-course tasting menu paired with wine at Steinbeck’s, and a couple’s massage at Espiritu Spa. Contact CostaBaja directly to book.