We’re celebrating all things romantic this Valentine’s Day, including some of the most romantic hotels and destinations in Latin America. From Mexico to Argentina and beyond, Latin passion is alive and well at these unique resorts. So curl up with a loved one and read on…you might just find yourself jetting off somewhere exotic very soon!
1. Romantic Hideaways: Faena Hotel & Universe
Faena Hotel and Universe – Buenos Aires, Argentina
From the city that gave us the Tango, Eva Peron and those oh-so sexy Polo players, Buenos Aires is a city that exudes romance. There’s no better place to cuddle up with that special someone when visiting than at the Faena Hotel and Universe. We just love the bright red colors that adorn the room. From red roses on the end tables to the thick red velvet curtains…perfect to keep the outside world from peeping in during those special moments.
2. Romantic Hideaways: Imanta Resort
Located along a virgin stretch of shoreline on Mexico’s Pacific coast, the Imanta resort sits atop a cliff where the jungle meets the ocean. With only nine villas and a secluded beach cove, this romantic getaway ensures complete privacy, except for perhaps the occasional dolphin or whale passing by. It’ll cost you a pretty penny but, hey, a girl can dream.
3. Romantic Hideaways: Aranwa Boutique Hotel
Aranwa Boutique Hotel – Cusco, Peru
It’s historic, luxurious and drenched with Peruvian warmth and charm. In the heart of the romantic cobblestoned streets of Cusco, this restored 16th-century colonial mansion is the perfect spot to snuggle up. Sip on a Pisco Sour in the hotel’s bar, adorned with original frescoes, and then head up to the heated-floored, marble bathrooms for a bubble bath in their deep-soaking tubs.
4. Romantic Hideaways: Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa - San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
We loved watching the shooting stars race across the black sky at this rugged resort in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Views of the nearby volcano and lots of open space beckon for outdoor adventure during day and those starlit skies will inspire sweet romance at night. So go ahead and make a wish upon one of those stars… it just might some true!
5. Romantic Hideaways: Casa Catrina
Casa Catrina – Oaxaca, Mexico
It doesn’t get any more romantic than the Spanish colonial town of Oaxaca City in Mexico, where quaint cobblestone streets are teeming with lovers while local musicians softly serenade. The Casa Catrina, a boutique hotel off the city’s main square, offers great amenities like in-room Jacuzzis. Be sure to ask for the “red” room for a private outdoor terrace with stunning views of the mountains and the city’s cathedrals.
6. Romantic Hideaways: Hotel Santa Clara
Hotel Santa Clara – Cartagena, Colombia
Oh, romantic Cartagena, how we love you. This walled city on the sea is buzzing with cafes trimmed with fresh flowers and upscale restaurants ringing with enthusiastic salsa singers The Hotel Sofitel Santa Clara, originally a 17th century convent is the perfect resort to sip a cocktail under its lobby’s arched terraces before dining on French cuisine at their El Refectorio restaurant. To top off the evening, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city’s cathedrals and plazas.
7. Romantic Hideaways: El San Juan Hotel
The El San Juan Hotel – Isle Verde, Puerto Rico
A quick trip to this Caribbean gem could be just what the doctor ordered to jump start a romantic rendezvous. We love the El San Juan not only for their location on a beautiful stretch of beach, but also for their uber-chic lobby bar and steamy salsa club. Shake your bon bon to the hot beats pulsating in the club, sure to ignite an evening of passion.